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New York Megacity Presentation

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Konnor Kalafatis

on 22 November 2014

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SHEEPT Factors
Part B
Part C
Part E
Urban consolidation
Urban renewal
Sustainability plan
By Jared Buratto and Konnor Kalafatis
Part A
Interesting Facts
1. It costs $1 million to get a license to operate a taxi.
2. Largest Jewish population outside of Israel.
3. About 1 in every 38 people in the US lives in NYC.
4. Birth every 4.4 minutes.
5. Death every 9.1 minutes.
6. Largest Chinese population in any city outside Asia.
7. Largest Peurto Rican population of any city in the world.
8. The entire world’s population could fit in the state of Texas if it were as densely populated as New York City.
9. The city of New York will pay for a one-way plane ticket for any homeless person if they have a guaranteed place to stay.
10. In 1857, toilet paper was invented by Joseph C. Gayetty in NYC.
The New York Times
Part D - Issues
- Social: Ethnic Groups & Festivals
- Historical: Native Americans & 9/11
- Economic: Wall Street
- Environment - From High rises to central park
- Political: Federal Bank & UN Headquaters
- Technology: Silicon
Low Greenhouse Gas emissions
High air-pollution and gasoline consumption
Water and Electricity
Traffic Congestion

Dense Traffic meets low fatality rate
Poverty and Unemployment
Homelessness up and unemployment down:
From dark times to a brighter future
The Infamous Seinfeld apartment located in Manhattan, NYC
Located in USA, North America.
Lots of skyscrapers
Population: 20,080,000
26,403 people per mi² (2.6 km²)
"Concrete Jungle Where Dreams are Made of"
Pollution, Water and Electricity

On the right track
Traffic Congestion and Housing
Poverty and Employment
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Push factors:
Terrorism, pollution, crime.

Pull factors:
Jobs, culture, style of living, entertainment, education.
Times Square
It would take roughly 116 days to walk there!
23 h 5mins
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