4.1 - How can cities throughout the world be classified?

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4.1 - How can cities throughout the world be classified?
1 Britain
1.1 Cities used to depend on whether or not they had a Cathedral
1.2 Now - Settlement hierarchy + hierarchy of services
1.3 More villages than cities - but cities have higher pop density
1.4 Most liveable cities in 2001 polls - 1) Vancouver 2) Melbourne 3) Vienna
2 Paris, La Defense district
2.1 Plan launched 2006 - issues when property market died 2007
2.1.1 delayed 3 yrs because of crisis - tower expected completion 2010 - now 2013
2.2 Redevelopment - 2 new buildings, several overhauled
2.3 Plans to increase development - more retail + offices
2.4 District would grow to 1730 acres
2.4.1 3.5x bigger than Canary Wharf
2.5 Biggest project - One of biggest skyscrapers in Western Europe
2.5.1 $3.65 billion pair of towers
2.6 Issues - High levels of vacancies - Some 38%
3 Singapore's One-North Biomedical Park
3.1 One of world's leading biomedical hubs
3.2 Biopolis
3.2.1 Biomedical research complex
3.2.1.1 Built to accommodate top research institutes, private research organisations and biomedical universities
3.2.2 Phase 1 - Sept 2003 - 2 million sq ft, seven building complex
3.2.3 More than 2000 working here
3.2.4 Phase 2 - 2006 - 2 new research buildings - additional 398,000 sq ft - cost $70 million
3.2.5 Phase 3 - 2008 - 2 more research buildings - 136,000 sq ft - further $100,000
3.2.6 Phases 4 + 5 - 2010 - £80 million and $100 million respectively
3.2.6.1 Phase 5 - Twin towers - basic labs - 31,500 sq ft - $87 million
3.2.6.2 Projected completion 2013
3.2.7 Total cost - $787 million
3.3 Tuas Biomedical Park
3.3.1 $100 million invested - divided into 2 parks
3.3.2 Combined area of 39,900,000 sq ft
3.3.2.1 Dedicated to manufacturing-related activities for pharmaceuticals, biopharmaceuticals, biologics, vaccine, medical devices and nutritionals related companies
3.4 Pop 4.9 million
3.5 GDP $61 billion
3.6 Annual growth 6.5% 2008

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