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How future urban sprawl maps out

How future urban sprawl maps out | A2 World Cities | Scoop.it
Projections of urban growth indicate areas where biodiversity is at high risk.

 

The AAG Smart Brief is a fantastic source of geographic news.  This is what they said about this article:  "Areas such as tropical Africa and eastern China are expected to be hot spots of urbanization during the next several years, according to researchers, who used satellite imagery and other data to project future urban expansion through 2030. 'We're not forecasting population, we're forecasting the expansion of urban space,' said Yale University geographer Karen Seto. Their efforts could be used to assist conservation initiatives, Seto noted."

 

Tags: AAG, urban, sprawl, land use, urban ecology, biogeography, unit 7 cities, environment.


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Lauren Fiedler's comment, July 24, 2013 4:56 AM
This article is about urban growth and decline, Africa and Asia are predicted to be hot spots of urban growth in the next few years. Geographer Karen Seto of Yale University in New Haven has creted a graph that finally accounts for variations in how individual cities occupy their land and the impact they have on local ecosystems.
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Robert Neuwirth: The power of the informal economy | Video on TED.com -Marc

TED Talks Robert Neuwirth spent four years among the chaotic stalls of street markets, talking to pushcart hawkers and gray marketers, to study the remarkable "System D," the world's unlicensed economic network.
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Overview of World Cities Unit

 The global pattern: millionaire cities, mega cities and world cities

 

Economic development and change related to urbanisation

 

Contemporary urbanisation processes

 

Urbanisation: characteristics, causes and effects

 

Suburbanisation: characteristics, causes and effects

 

Counter-urbanisation: characteristics, causes and effects

 

Re-urbanisation: characteristics, causes and effects

 

Planning and management issues

 

Contrasting case studies within countries at different levels of economic development to demonstrate the above

 

Urban decline and regeneration within urban areas

 

Characteristics and causes of urban decline

 

Urban regeneration:

GentrificationProperty-led regeneration schemes Partnership schemes between local and national governments and the private sector

 

Retailing and other services

 

The decentralisation of retailing and other services – causes and impacts

 

One case study of an out-of-town centre retailing area

 

The redevelopment of urban centres – impacts and responses, including one case study of an urban centre that has undergone redevelopment

 

Contemporary sustainability issues in urban areas

 

Waste management: recycling and its alternatives

 

Transport and its management: the development of integrated, efficient and sustainable systems


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Counterurbanisation

A powerpoint to support AS Geography students in their understanding of the causes and consequences of counterurbanisation...
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Kent Larson: Brilliant designs to fit more people in every city | Video on TED.com

TED Talks How can we fit more people into cities without overcrowding? Kent Larson shows off folding cars, quick-change apartments and other innovations that could make the city of the future work a lot like a small village of the past.
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Case Study - Effects of Counterurbanisation

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" Counter- urbanisation is the migration of people from major urban areas to smaller urban settlements and rual areas. "

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Kenya's growing middle class - Business - NZ Herald News

Kenya's growing middle class - Business - NZ Herald News | A2 World Cities | Scoop.it
The grand opening of the first KFC restaurant in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, last year drew a serious crowd.
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Audio slideshow: Living with HIV

Audio slideshow: Living with HIV | A2 World Cities | Scoop.it
Charles Sako is HIV-positive but thanks to the latest treatments he is optimistic about his future and that of his daughter.
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Belt too tight

Belt too tight | A2 World Cities | Scoop.it
Stop right there CYCLING north through London, you experience the city’s history. Bloomsbury has grand 18th-century mansions. Farther out, in Camden, you pass...
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Urban sprawl expected to triple by 2030

Urban sprawl expected to triple by 2030 | A2 World Cities | Scoop.it
Researchers say this urban land development will be a global issue, and will have huge impacts on resources and energy.
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Dharavi - National Geographic Magazine

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Some call the Dharavi slum an embarassing eyesore in the middle of India's financial capital. Its residents call it home.
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'Slum tourism' in Indonesian capital

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Tourists are paying money to tour slums in Jakarta but critics are calling for the tours to be stopped, calling them degrading.
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Alex Steffen: The route to a sustainable future | Video on TED.com

TED Talks Worldchanging.com founder Alex Steffen argues that reducing humanity’s ecological footprint is incredibly vital now, as the western consumer lifestyle spreads to developing countries (starts after 7minutes).

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Eduardo Paes: The 4 commandments of cities | Video on TED.com -Marc

Short summary:

1) A city of the future has to be environmentally friendly - "green"

2) A city of the future has to deal with mobility and intergration of its people - a cheaper solution adopted from Curitiba "BRT" (Cost = 1/10 of a subway, able to move 63% of population

3) A city of the future has to be socially integrated.

4) A city of the future has to use technology to be present.

 

Eduardo Paes was elected Mayor of Rio de Janeiro.

Paes says that his mission as mayor is to ensure that Rio’s renaissance thanks to the Brazilian economic boom, the effective pacification policy developed by the State Government and the successful bid to host the 2016 Olympic Games creates a positive legacy for all Rio’s citizens.

He has created programmes such as Porto Maravilha (revitalisation of the port area), Morar Carioca (urbanisation of all the favelas), UPP Social (development of social programmes in pacified favelas), the Rio Operations Centre (a nerve centre that monitors all municipal logistics), and the establishment of the BRT system (four express corridors for articulated buses that will connect the whole city).

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China's rapid ageing bring challenges for government

China's rapid ageing bring challenges for government | A2 World Cities | Scoop.it
China used to be cheaper and younger than most of us, but now it ageing faster. Dr Wei Zhang of Nottingham University examines the causes and consequences of the country's rapid ageing process.
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U.N. Report from Rio on Environment a 'Suicide Note'

U.N. Report from Rio on Environment a 'Suicide Note' | A2 World Cities | Scoop.it
The recent United Nations conference on sustainable development, commonly known as Rio+20, was so lacking in hard targets and enforceable goals that some participants were derisively calling it "Rio Minus 20." One activist called it "a failure of...
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BrooksbankGeographyYr13 - Case Study - Effects of Counterurbanisation

BrooksbankGeographyYr13 - Case Study - Effects of Counterurbanisation | A2 World Cities | Scoop.it

Information on counterurbanisation and the St Ives case study 

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Is this Africa's next megacity?

Is this Africa's next megacity? | A2 World Cities | Scoop.it
Dar es Salaam is one of the world's fastest growing cities, but the Tanzanian authorities are struggling to harness its potential, reports the BBC's Joe Boyle.
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allAfrica.com: Kenya: E-Learning Gaining Ground in Kenyan Firms

allAfrica.com: Kenya: E-Learning Gaining Ground in Kenyan Firms | A2 World Cities | Scoop.it
allAfrica: African news and information for a global audience...
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R4.pdf

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Processes Of Urban Change Sub Urb

Overview of the three key urban processes - suburbanisation, counter-urbanisation and re-urbanisation...
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An Englishman’s castle

An Englishman’s castle | A2 World Cities | Scoop.it
IN A city overflowing with people, the Heygate estate, near Elephant and Castle in south London, is an eerie place. Most of the flats lie empty, the windows and...
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Why Cities Are Growing Faster Than Suburbs

Why Cities Are Growing Faster Than Suburbs | A2 World Cities | Scoop.it
It's not just millennials - families and baby boomers are also leaving their suburban homes.

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BBC NEWS | Africa | Nairobi slum life: Into Kibera

BBC NEWS | Africa | Nairobi slum life: Into Kibera | A2 World Cities | Scoop.it
The BBC's East Africa correspondent Andrew Harding investigates life in Africa's largest slum, where one in three Nairobi residents live.
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