Primate Cities: Mexico City

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<ul><li> 1. Primate Cities: Case Study of Mexico City Positive and Negative Impacts on a Countrys Economy Magnitude: Disproportionately large population; Over 2 times larger than next largest city in country Significance: Cultural and political center; Hub for national economics and development </li> <li> 2. MODEL OF THE LATIN AMERICAN CITY </li> <li> 3. Colonial Castle in Urban Park Upscale Hotels Palace of Fine Arts Main Cathedral/Plaza Stock Market </li> <li> 4. Western Sector-Public Spaces </li> <li> 5. Western Sector-Residential </li> <li> 6. North and Eastern Sections </li> <li> 7. High Altitude Basin </li> <li> 8. Public Transportation </li> <li> 9. Federally Subsidized </li> <li> 10. 1985 Earthquake </li> <li> 11. 2010-Bicentennial </li> <li> 12. National Museum of Art Palace of Fine Arts National Archives </li> <li> 13. Xochimilco (Chinampas) UNESCO World Heritage Site </li> <li> 14. Catholic </li> <li> 15. The Earth you walk on pilgrim is sacredon this mountain springs two streams, symbols of the valiant Aztec race and the Spanish Missionaries, that submissively were united at the feet of MARY, mother and forger of the Mexican patria. </li> <li> 16. Tenochtitln-Interior Drainage 1631-1635 Import water, export waste </li> <li> 17. NAFTA Chiapas--high % indigenous </li> <li> 18. 1872 Railroad National project Later connections to USA </li> <li> 19. Centennial Celebration [the majority of Mexicans are] individuals of the white race, Europeans and some mixed with European and indigenous blood; the Indians are now very few in number </li> <li> 20. Conclusions Primate cities are seen as too big to fail Primate cities solve about as many problems as they create Mixed bag as a national economic strategy </li> </ul>