Buenos Aires

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  • Buenos Aires
    • Data/Statistics
      • In 2001 the population was 12.5 million
        • According to the UN it is the 10th largest city in the world.
      • One-third of Argentina's population is lives in Buenos Aires
      • The large influx of immigrants heavily influenced the current population.
    • Social Factors
      • Elite soical groups occupy the inner central city.
        • The poor are forced to live in the outskirts.
        • Easy access to employment and  cultural facilities of the city.
      • There is a correlation between where most people are and how much income they receive.
        • The suburbs at the north are more suited for the elite as they have gardens, parks, country clubs and golf courses.
      • Most of the urban sprawl is of low-quality, high density mixed with industry.
      • There are only a few spaces, and often services are poor. The street lights are dim - crime.
      • Poor infrastructure- badly maintained roads and housing is built with minimal planning control.
    • Economic
      • Shopping streets extend to some distance from the centre.
      • Cinemas, opera, theaters are located in the central district to suit the need of the rich who are in the central district.
      • Most of the poor areas are located where there are inforlmal businesses.
      • Office towers dominate the northern part of the city.
        • Planners exluded the modern office from the old centra areas of the city.
      • Well developed infrastucture in the wealthy district.
        • Commercial activities, banks, company headquarters as well as luxury apartments are clustered.
          • Avenida 9 de Julio.
          • Avenida de Mayo is one of the main roads and branches to many semi-important roads
            • Avenida 9 de Julio.
      • Warehouses in rundown places were converted into luxury flats, restaurants, bars, offices and a university.
        • A former dock has been turned into a marina.


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