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UNIT 7: Cities Project

UNIT 7: Cities Project | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it
More than half of the world now lives in urban areas. In the U.S., urban dwellers are the vast majority of the population. What does it mean to live in a city today? What are the challenges for cities going forward? NPR explores urban life in the 21st century.
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UNIT 7: How the rise of the megacity is changing the way we live

UNIT 7: How the rise of the megacity is changing the way we live | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it
The rapid increase in the number of cities home to more than 10 million people will bring huge challenges … and opportunities
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UNIT 7: Job Sprawl and the Suburbanization of Poverty

UNIT 7: Job Sprawl and the Suburbanization of Poverty | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it
Employment decentralization has affected many metropolitan areas in the United States for decades, shifting jobs away from city centers toward outlying areas. This trend has impacted poor communities, creating suburbs with growing poverty rates. Michael Stoll and Steven Raphael study the link between the decentralization and poverty, and how the findings may affect future policy decisions.
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UNIT 7: The rise of megacities – interactive

UNIT 7: The rise of megacities – interactive | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it
By 2025, the developing world will be home to 29 megacities. We explore the latest UN estimates and forecasts on the growth of these 'cities on steroids'
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UNIT 6: Africa Takes Off

UNIT 6: Africa Takes Off | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it
Sub-Saharan Africa is starting to shed its reputation as an economic laggard. The West should pay attention.
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UNIT 6: How containerization shaped the modern world - Sir Harold Evans - YouTube

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-containerization-shaped-the-modern-world Sometimes a single unlikely idea can have massive impact across the ...
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UNIT 6: The Good And Bad Of Globalization

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The global economy boosts corporate profits and tends to put a pinch on wages. Some people don't like that.
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UNIT 6: “Localization is the Economics of Happiness”

UNIT 6: “Localization is the Economics of Happiness” | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it
We know what makes us happy—but too often our economic decisions stand in the way. Helena Norberg-Hodge, director of the Economics of Happiness, on how to change all that.
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UNIT 5: Is Junk Food Really Cheaper?

UNIT 5: Is Junk Food Really Cheaper? | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it
It’s a myth that chips are cheaper than broccoli. They’re not. So what’s stopping people from eating more healthfully?
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UNIT 5: Industrial vs. Family Farms Comparison | Beyond Factory Farming

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UNIT 5: GMOs Could be an Important Tool in Feeding the World | MIT Technology Review

UNIT 5: GMOs Could be an Important Tool in Feeding the World | MIT Technology Review | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it
Climate change will make it increasingly difficult to feed the world. Biotech crops will have an essential role in ensuring that there’s enough to eat.
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UNIT 7: Kabul, A City Stretched Beyond Its Limits

UNIT 7: Kabul, A City Stretched Beyond Its Limits | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it
Decades of war, migration and chaotic sprawl have turned the Afghan capital into a barely functioning dust bowl. The city's tired infrastructure is crumbling; water, sewers and electricity are in short supply. Life in Kabul goes on, but the city seems to be nearing its breaking point.
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UNIT 7: CityWorks (X)po 2011 - Kennedy Smith Part I: How Did We Get Here?

Kennedy Smith is considered one of the nation's leading experts on downtowns, downtown economics, independent business development and the economic impact of urban…
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UNIT 7: Jaime Lerner: Sing a song of sustainable cities - YouTube

http://www.ted.com Jaime Lerner reinvented urban space in his native Curitiba, Brazil. Along the way, he changed the way city planners worldwide see whats po...
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UNIT 7: What Do You Know about Christaller's Central Place Theory of Urban Geography?

UNIT 7: What Do You Know about Christaller's Central Place Theory of Urban Geography? | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it
The About.com Geography Site provides this easy-to-understand overview of Central Place Theory, from contributing writer Amanda Briney.
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UNIT 6: The end of cheap China

UNIT 6: The end of cheap China | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it
TRAVEL by ferry from Hong Kong to Shenzhen, in one of the regions that makes China the workshop of the world, and an enormous billboard greets you: “Time is Money,...
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UNIT 6: What Is Deindustrialization?

UNIT 6: What Is Deindustrialization? | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it
Deindustrialization is a shift away from industrial production in an economy. There are a few main reasons for deindustrialization...
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UNIT 6: What Is Sustainable Development - Sustainable Development Information

UNIT 6: What Is Sustainable Development - Sustainable Development Information | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it
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UNIT 6: The Critical Role of Women in Sustainable Development | Worldwatch Institute

UNIT 6: The Critical Role of Women in Sustainable Development | Worldwatch Institute | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it
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UNIT 5: Agricultural Productivity | International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

UNIT 5: Agricultural Productivity | International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) | AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it
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