A great many cities are experiencing difficulties which

  are nothing new in the history of cities, except in their scale.

  Some cities have lost their original purpose and have not found

  new one. And any large or rich city is going to attract poorS1. __________

  immigrants, who flood in, filling with hopes of prosperityS2. __________

  which are then often disappointing. There are backward towns

  on the edge of Bombay or Brasilia, just as though there wereS3. __________

  on the edge of seventeenth-century London or early nine-

  teenth-century Paris. This is new is the scale. DescriptionsS4. __________

  written by eighteenth-century travelers of the poor of Mexico

  City, and the enormous contrasts that was to be found there,S5. __________

  are very dissimilar to descriptions of Mexico City today—theS6. __________

  poor can still be numbered in millions.

  The whole monstrous growth rests on economic prosper-

  ity, but behind it lies two myths: the myth of the city as aS7. __________

  promised land, that attracts immigrants from rural povertyS8. __________

  and brings it flooding into city centers, and the myth of theS9. __________

  country as a Garden of Eden, which, a few generations late,S10. __________

  sends them flooding out again to the suburbs.

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