Cleveland, Ohio, has always been rich in arts and culture, but recent developments have helped bring even more life to the city. Until 2009, very few movies were filmed in Cleveland. “We’ve created over 1,700 full-time-equivalent jobs and over $400 million of economic impact,” said Ivan Schwarz, president of the Greater Cleveland Film Commission.
Matthew McConaughey shows Katie Couric around the Cleveland neighborhood where he has been filming his new movie. The "White Boy Rick" actor is working with a local high school to implement curriculum from his Just Keep Livin foundation.
Urbanization — the expansion of cities — is on the rise. People across the globe are heading into urban areas looking for work, education and health care. Others arrive, fleeing wars and natural disasters. Without the proper planning, the rapid increase in urban areas, especially in developing countries where most growth is happening, can lead to some big problems.
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