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More than half of the residents of San Bernardino are on public assistance, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Even migrants who arrived years ago in Asian cities considered job magnets complain of limited opportunities and paltry wages, the Associated Press reports.
Megacities in the developing world face infrastructure and poverty problems so vast that many will never overcome them, Aaron M. Renn writes in New Geography.
The Los Angeles 2020 Commission says the city faces a growing list of hurdles that include poverty and worsening traffic, The New York Times reports.
Writing in The Atlantic Cities, urban expert Richard Florida observes that urbanization isn’t the recipe for prosperity that it used to be, at least in the some parts of the developing world.