Rapid urbanisation is creating serious social and economic problems throughout the developing world. Third World cities, previously seen as a potential solution to rural poverty, have expanded beyond their capacity to provide an economic and social infrastructure capable of feeding, housing, employing, transporting and hospitalising  an ever growing population. Conditions within such mega-cities are affected by external and internal economics, but few systems of government seem able to cope with the  vicissitudes of the international environment and its local socio-economic manifestations.




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