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TCI Chapter 9

Spatial Inequality in Mexico City

spatial inequality the unequal distribution of wealth or resources in a geographic area, so that some places are richer than others
rural decline worsening economic conditions in the country-side, including rising unemployment and growing poverty-it also drives migration to cities
standard of living the overall level of comfort and well-being of a group or a country
urbanization the movement of people from rural to urban areas, resulting in the growth of urban areas
basin a bowl-shaped depression, or hollow, in Earth's surface
plaza an open square or marketplace
metropolitan area a major population center made up of a large city and the smaller suburbs and towns that surround it
suburb a developed area at the edge of a city that is mainly homes and most of the time stores and businesses
rural found in or living in areas that are not close to cities
aqueduct a pipe or channel built to transport water from one place to another
communal land (ejidos)land that is held in common by a group of people
pollution damage to the natural environment caused by harmful substances
volcano a break in Earth's crust where magma and other material erupts from Earth's interior
smog a haze in the air caused by pollution, especially the exhaust from cars and other vehicles
air quality the condition of the air based on the amount of pollution in it
slum an overcrowded, dirty area of a city where the housing is usually in very poor condition
tenement a rundown apartment building
estate a sizable area of privately owned property with a large house
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