Rapid Urbanisation in Cairo

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Geography Mind Map on Rapid Urbanisation in Cairo, created by toria on 01/03/2014.

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Rapid Urbanisation in Cairo
1 Economic Activity
1.1 Demand for jobs outstrips supply and as migrants tend to lack skills... they usually have o work in the informal sector
1.2 50% of people in poor areas work in informal sector. In Ezbet El-Haganna 65%
1.3 In Ezbet El-Hanna av. household income $44
2 Service Provision
2.1 the large num of people puts pressure on essentail services eg water, sewerage
2.1.1 In Ezbet El-Hanna 80% of households have no running water & 60% are not connested o a sewage system
2.1.2 Ezbet El-Hanna 52% those aged 9+ illiterate
3 Informal Settlements
3.1 urban authorities cannot keep up with housing demand so new migrants are forced to join earlier migrants informal settlements. No legal right to occupy the land. 1/3 of city dwellers in LEDCs live in informal cities
3.2 Crudly constructed. Prone to dampness due to poor drains : 60% of dwellings are regarded as substandard
3.3 Mostly in 3 main locations: agricultural lands surronding the city. Rundown parts of the city and in refuse tips (the Zabaleen)

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