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Spaces and exchanges: what impact do global cities have on people's everyday lives?

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I am going to talk about the notion of spaces and exchanges. To introduce this theme, I am going to define the terms of this notion. A space is the dimension of height, depth and width within which all things exist and move. And, what is an exchange ? An exchange is an act of giving one thing and receiving another one whatever this “thing” maybe. I will talk about global cities. A global city is a meeting point and the concentration of cultures, economies and polities. It is connected to the whole world and has a worldwide influence. We can ask ourselves what impact do global cities have on people’s everyday lives ?To answer the question, I will talk about the advantages and the drawbacks to living in a global cities By taking example on London and Singapore, two global cities

at first we can says in global cities ,there is many jobs opportunities. The diversity attract nationals and foreigners ,so there is a big cultural diversity . Diversity which is a very healthy thing because its allow people to better understand each other. It's cities with dynamic hubs. those cities have a very attractive economy.In class, we’ve studied that in Singapore , the population inclues an 1.5 million resident foreigners , so it must be very quite cosmopolitan .Therefore, there is a big cultural diversity in this global city.Singapore has positive aspects on its inhabitants. Due to a very strict governmental politic, the city-state offers a very nice life conditions. For example you aren’t allowed to chew chewing-gum or to smoke outside, otherwise you could get a one thousand dollars fine. So it’s make Singapore one of the cleanest city in the world... Moreover, modern Singapore is now an economic powerhouse with one of the world’s highest per capita incomes and a city that has one of the lowest crimes rates. But those perfect cities aren’t as perfect as it seems. To live in a city like this, people have to know that their human right are highly violate. London such as Singapore has positive aspects on its inhabitants. London tries to be an environmentally friendly city for the health of its population. Concentrated cities as London deliver also benefits such as lower energy consumption and water savings as activities.

But global cities are also synonym of drawbacks

Indeed many big cities are overcrowding.There is another big issue in the global city: the congestion. The fact there are a lot of activity in the center lead people to use their cars to join their workplace. It is thus difficult to circulate. This overcrowding and the jam traffic returns the polluted cities. This is harmful for our environment and increases the global warming

In 1952, in London, the month of December had started with a very cold weather. The population responded by burning even more coal to heat their homes. The result was The Great Yellow Smog, a thick fog that plunged everyone in the city in a total darkness. Modern researches have put the death toll closer to 12.000 because of the pollution of the smog, the aggressions, the murders and even the accidents. But We can see all the same that cities are trying to resolve those disadvantages with projects such as London’s road congestion charge. This project limits the number of cars in downtown London to avoid pollution

But We can also talk about Singapore. On the one hand, we showed that the city has many


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