Growth of Two Cities: Florianopolis and Rio de Janeiro

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Growth of Two Cities: Florianopolis and Rio de Janeiro
Introduction
Population figures are arguably the most widely-used metric of a city’s well-being. However, population statistic only gives part of the story when looking at cities. Growth rates, it may be said, are also affected by political and economic processes and this paper will explore the patterns unearthed when Florianopolis and Rio de Janeiro are carefully reviewed using contemporary data.
The data suggests explosive growth for Florianopolis
Using the most recent data compiled from our original assignment, we find that Florianopolis saw a growth rate of 4.03 percent between 2005-2010. Conversely, Rio de Janeiro saw a growth rate of only 1.19 percent during the same period. The...
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