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Birmingham and Dhaka

Modern, developed and progressive city
During the industrial revolution, known as `the workshop of the world'
Faced problems when industries moved to NICs in the 2nd half of the 20C
Global shift in manufacturing to NICs #
New functions banking, finance and insurance

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Birmingham and Dhaka

Dhaka unemployment 25% high rate of population growth (rural-urban
migration) and rate of population is out stripping the rate of new jobs
Informal sector in Dhaka
Rickshaw ½ million involved keep city moving create congestion
often crash no sides (exposed) driver chew gum keep them

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Birmingham and Dhaka

Urban deprivation in Dhaka
Less statistics government not as developed
Slums, violence, malnutrition, poor education, pick on women and children
Symptoms and causes of urban deprivation

Symptoms Causes
High unemployment Genetics not much you can do
Poor health and health care about it
High crime rates Education…

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Birmingham and Dhaka

45% Literacy rate
Not enough space
Managing Service Provision in Birmingham
Stage 1 19C
Back to back houses little space, poor clean water
Few people lived in detached houses (owners and managers)
Mostly manufacturing
Schools over crowned, large class size
Stage 2 after WW2 (1945)
Run down…


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