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From the Ted Talk by Alejandro Aravena: My architectural philosophy? Bring the community into the process

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Let's start with the global challenge of uarzbtioinan. It's a fact that people are moving towards cities. and even if counterintuitive, it's good news. enivdece shwos that people are better off in cities. But there's a problem that I would call the "3S" menace: The scale, speed, and scarcity of means with which we will have to rspenod to this phenomenon has no precedence in history. For you to have an idea, out of the three billion people living in cities today, one billion are under the line of pvetory. By 2030, out of the five bioilln people that will be living in cities, two billion are going to be under the line of poverty. That means that we will have to build a one million-person city per week with 10,000 dollars per family during the next 15 years. A one million-person city per week with 10,000 dollars per family. If we don't solve this equation, it is not that people will stop coming to cities. They will come anyhow, but they will live in slums, fvlaeas and ianromfl settlements.

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Let's start with the global challenge of ____________. It's a fact that people are moving towards cities. and even if counterintuitive, it's good news. ________ _____ that people are better off in cities. But there's a problem that I would call the "3S" menace: The scale, speed, and scarcity of means with which we will have to _______ to this phenomenon has no precedence in history. For you to have an idea, out of the three billion people living in cities today, one billion are under the line of _______. By 2030, out of the five _______ people that will be living in cities, two billion are going to be under the line of poverty. That means that we will have to build a one million-person city per week with 10,000 dollars per family during the next 15 years. A one million-person city per week with 10,000 dollars per family. If we don't solve this equation, it is not that people will stop coming to cities. They will come anyhow, but they will live in slums, _______ and ________ settlements.

Solution

  1. informal
  2. urbanization
  3. respond
  4. shows
  5. billion
  6. favelas
  7. poverty
  8. evidence

Original Text

Let's start with the global challenge of urbanization. It's a fact that people are moving towards cities. and even if counterintuitive, it's good news. Evidence shows that people are better off in cities. But there's a problem that I would call the "3S" menace: The scale, speed, and scarcity of means with which we will have to respond to this phenomenon has no precedence in history. For you to have an idea, out of the three billion people living in cities today, one billion are under the line of poverty. By 2030, out of the five billion people that will be living in cities, two billion are going to be under the line of poverty. That means that we will have to build a one million-person city per week with 10,000 dollars per family during the next 15 years. A one million-person city per week with 10,000 dollars per family. If we don't solve this equation, it is not that people will stop coming to cities. They will come anyhow, but they will live in slums, favelas and informal settlements.

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