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Ambivalence of Megacities : Catastrophe or Solution ?

  title={Ambivalence of Megacities : Catastrophe or Solution ?},
  author={Eberhard Rothfuss},
Cities have always been dynamic places of change and beyond that of human civilisation. They are nodes connecting highly diverse networks, flows of people, capital and knowledge on local, regional and global levels (Castells 1996; Levebvre 1976). Thereby they are transformers of development processes (Braudel 1985; Dwyer 1972; Dwyer 1975). As development is ambivalent, it implies that cities are not only centres where problems, conflicts and tensions are concentrated and intensified, but also… 

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