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    Oral/Spaces and exchanges

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    Oral/Spaces and exchanges
    Message de chabine97 posté le 15-05-2015 à 13:41:17 (S | E | F)
    Bonjour,
    je passe l'oral lundi; je souhaite être corrigée s'il vous plait pour que je puisse me mettre à apprendre mes fiches.
    Merci de bien vouloir m'aider à corriger.

    Today I have to deal with the concept of space and exchange. This notion deals with the geographical and symbolic areas that all societies occupy and the interactions between men and different societies. Our world is built on the exploration and conquest of new spaces. The different cultural, economic, sociological and language interactions have shaped and characterised our modern-day world. What impact do global cities have on people’s everyday lives?

    First of all I'll speak of the diversity and exchange and Secondly I'll talk about the impact of global cities on everyday people's lives.

    Global cities have a positive aspect on people’s everyday lives. Indeed, when you live in a global city, there is an important cultural diversity, diversity which is a very healthy thing because it allows people to better understand each other. In London, thirty-seven percent (37%) of the population is non-white. Therefore, there is great cultural diversity in this global city. Nowadays, London tries to be an environmentally friendly city for the health of its citizens. Concentrated cities as London also deliver benefits such as lower energy consumption and water savings. Singapore, much like London, has positive aspects on its inhabitants. Due to a very strict law, the city-state offers a pristine environment. For example in class, we’ve learned that, smoking and chewing gum outside are against the law and enforced by a fine of one thousand dollars. It is no surprise that Singapore is one of the cleanest cities 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. However, these perfect cities aren’t as perfect they seem. To live in a city like this, people have to know that their human rights are frequently violated.

    Many global cities suffer from congestion and hence pollution. We can talk about Singapore. On the one hand, we showed that the city has many good aspects, but on the other hand, Singapore lacks a culture common to all of its population, and therefore has less unity. On top of that, it has no natural resources such as gas or oil. Singapore has too many rules and as a consequence, it's a very controlled society, where there is no real individual freedom and no real creativity. Too much security means less liberty. There is another big issue in the global city: congestion. The fact there is a lot of activity in the center leads people to use their cars to reach their workplace. So generally, global cities are aware of their weaknesses and attempt to innovate to offer their population a pleasant living environment.

    To conclude, it’s obvious that global cities, like London or Singapore, have a real impact on people and on exchanges. Whether it be the cultural diversity, life condition or pollution, these impacts are both positive and negative. But we can ask one question, are global cities really sustainable?

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    Modifié par lucile83 le 15-05-2015 13:47





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