Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Houston and Kansas City: The Lost Boys of Sudan

"I did not come to the US to get a nice car."
Peter, who wanted to get an American education.

- 4th largest US city and sixth-largest metropolitan area in the U.S.
- metro population of approximately 6 million.
- Texas Medical Center—the world's largest concentration of healthcare and research institutions.
- Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center (NASA)
- petroleum
- diversified economy
- Houston Ship Channel connects to Gulf of Mexico.

Kansas City, Missouri (larger) / Kansas City, Kansas
- metro pop. about 2.1 million
- diversified economy
- city of fountains
- jazz and BBQ
- confluence of Kansas River and Missouri River.