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Flexible Urban Planning

mixed used train-tracks/market place...

 

I've used similar videos in my classes and students are usually quite shocked to see how a city like Bangkok, Thailand operates.  I've used this as a 'hook' for lessons of population growth, urbanization, economic development, sustainability, megacities and city planning. 


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Lauren Stahowiak's curator insight, April 16, 5:28 PM

It is scary to see areas that use train-tracks as location for the marketplace. When the train approaches, people move inches away, and once the train has left, re-group and keep selling. Even tho this is a way of using areas for multiple things, it is very dangerous and i cant imagine that they foods and items don't get ruined and/or contaminated. 

Joseph Thacker 's curator insight, April 18, 10:49 PM

The first part of the video you see a train passing by. The next part of the video you see the areas around the train tracks transform into a thriving marketplace. In a mega-city such as Bangkok, one should take advantage of any available space. Most people would not use this area as a marketplace, but these people are not wasting space, as it helps them generate money from their businesses. This area along the train tracks now serves two purposes, one being the transportation from the train and the other a marketplace. 

Elizabeth Bitgood's curator insight, April 24, 2:38 PM

I found this video disturbing.  Maybe because we have train safety taught to us were they stress that you need to stay away from the tracks, here the people are sitting next to a train track and even have goods for sale that the train drives over.  I think it is interesting how they reclaim the space but the mom in me worries about kids getting run over by the train.

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Volcanic Eruption Forms New Island South of Tokyo

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An underwater volcanic eruption has created a new island some 620 miles south of Tokyo.
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Comment: You can now be Maltese for $865,000

Comment: You can now be Maltese for $865,000 | AP Human Geography Education | Scoop.it
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Great article for unit on political geography

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Understanding Population Pyramids

This covers what a population pyramid is, and how to analyze one. It covers the three basic shapes and how they correspond to population growth or decline. Fina
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Report: NSA Is Intercepting Traffic From Yahoo, Google Data Centers | Threat Level | Wired.com

Report: NSA Is Intercepting Traffic From Yahoo, Google Data Centers | Threat Level | Wired.com | AP Human Geography Education | Scoop.it
Not satisfied with the bulk data it collects through court orders from internet giants Google and Yahoo, the National Security Agency reportedly vacuumed up traffic from communication links between the companies' data centers, according to...
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This highlights the issues that countries face while communicating with one another.

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Smarter Food: Does big farming mean bad farming?

Smarter Food: Does big farming mean bad farming? | AP Human Geography Education | Scoop.it
In Minnesota, ‘industrial’ operation shows effort to balance economic, environmental sustainability.

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Pranav Pradeep's curator insight, February 27, 11:24 AM

Yes it does because in all large scale endeavors, regardless of what for, the quality is always sacrificed for the quantity because it becomes cheaper to produce and profits are greater.

Jason Wilhelm's curator insight, February 27, 11:33 AM

The large-scale agricultural practices of modern America tend to lend to the bad image of commercial farming. However, the practices are actually helping feed more people in the US, but they also use genetically modified crops and other highly debated techniques.

Lauren Sellers's curator insight, May 20, 11:45 AM

Yes it does because in all large scale endeavors, regardless of what for, the quality is always sacrificed for the quantity because it becomes cheaper to produce and profits are greater.

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Gender Gap Index

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Linda Denty's curator insight, October 28, 2013 6:06 PM

Interesting data!

Steven Flis's curator insight, December 16, 2013 1:35 PM

No surprise here that the countries that are more well off generally have less of a gender gap. One thing that i like to point out about this article is that the united states came in 23rd which i think is pretty humerous since we pride outselfs on our rights and equality but were not even in the top 20 countries in the world when it comes down to equality between genders. The biggest surprise of this article though has to be nicaragua coming in 10th even though every country around it scored poorly. hopefully the nicaraguans can teach their fellow costa ricans and houndurans how to close the gap.

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Students March Against Monsanto

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University of San Francisco's curator insight, October 15, 2013 12:54 PM

Some 500 people, including the USF Environmental & Outdoors Club marched across GG Bridge over the weekend to protest Monsanto's effects on the U.S. food supply and environment.


"Some marched because they fear a world in which their children have access to only genetically-modified foods, while others chose to participate for more personal reasons." More about the event: http://bit.ly/1aAr9wR


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48 iPad Apps for Teaching and Learning Geography / Earth Science

48 iPad Apps for Teaching and Learning Geography / Earth Science | AP Human Geography Education | Scoop.it
After a year or two of tinkering and experimenting with apps for teaching / learning Geography, I have (finally) compiled this list of what I deem to be the most useful iPad apps for teaching Geogr...

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China Is Ending Its "One-Child Policy" - Here Are The Implications | Zero Hedge

China Is Ending Its "One-Child Policy" - Here Are The Implications | Zero Hedge | AP Human Geography Education | Scoop.it
Back in 1978, the Chinese politburo enacted the "one-child policy", whose main purpose was to "alleviate social, economic, and environmental problems" in China as a result of the soaring population.

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Interactives: War and Refugees

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UNHCR has been attempting to count the world's refugees since it was created. If you want to find out which years resulted in the worst displacement, which were the biggest countries of origin and which were the biggest countries of asylum, use the interactive map.


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, July 27, 2013 10:02 AM

This interactive on refugees is especially timely, given that the Syrian civil war has created refugee situations in many of the neighboring countries.  One of my favorite elements of the Guardian's interactive is that they provide the raw data, so students can create their own maps with the same high quality data.  Equally important, this interactive shows the regional power bases of all the various factions of the Syrian rebellion that is seeking to overthrow the Assad regime.  The political conflict has huge demographic implications.    

Tags: refugees, Syria, migration, conflict, political, MiddleEast, war.

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Germany Fights Population Drop

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As German towns work to hide the emptiness, demographers say a similar fate awaits other European countries, with frightening implications for the economy.

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Hajj draws fewer pilgrims over health fears

Hajj draws fewer pilgrims over health fears | AP Human Geography Education | Scoop.it

Numbers down by more than 20 percent because of Saudi construction projects in Mecca and fears over MERS virus.


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Ultra-Dense Housing

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Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated areas in the world. Seven million people living in 423 square miles (1,096 sq km).

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Lauren Stahowiak's curator insight, April 14, 5:55 PM

With Hong Kong being one of the most densely populated areas in the world, it is no surprise that living quarters are tight with not much space to move. In the photos shown, apartments were so small that they could only be photographed from the ceiling. There is no place to relax and residents are lucky to have whatever they can fit besides their beds. Families with children have to have bunk-beds in order to accommodate. 

Joseph Thacker 's curator insight, April 15, 5:57 PM

Wow, I cannot imagine living in these conditions. It looks smaller than a prison cell; only people pay to live there. These extreme living conditions are a result of over population in an area. It seems the city of Hong Kong is running out of places to build and house the abundance of people living there. It appears the average person in Hong Kong lives in these conditions due to the high price tags on larger apartments. This is a sad reality.   

Jess Deady's curator insight, May 1, 11:06 AM

Living in such close quarters must be incredibly hard to do for those people who are new to Hong Kong and know something different. For Chinese residents, this is normal. Living in such small areas is a part of the Chinese daily life and culture. China is so population dense that this is the result of living there, tiny living spaces.

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5 Maps That Could Help Solve Some of the World's Most Daunting Problems - Wired Science

5 Maps That Could Help Solve Some of the World's Most Daunting Problems - Wired Science | AP Human Geography Education | Scoop.it
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Very cool visualizations of various problems that could be solved with the help of map data

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Hyundai Selling Cars In Myanmar Gangnam Style

Hyundai Selling Cars In Myanmar Gangnam Style | AP Human Geography Education | Scoop.it
Hyundai Motor using domestic pop culture to boost exports.
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We Have Been Misled By An Erroneous Map Of The World For 500 Years

We Have Been Misled By An Erroneous Map Of The World For 500 Years | AP Human Geography Education | Scoop.it
MAP OF THE WORLD. If you visualized one, you were probably thinking of a huge lie.
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A fun little clip from the West Wing showing differences in types of maps.

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Look How Quickly the U.S. Got Fat (1985-2010 Animated Map)

Look How Quickly the U.S. Got Fat (1985-2010 Animated Map) | AP Human Geography Education | Scoop.it
“ 25 brief, delicious years”
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Mapping Europe's war on immigration

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Europe has built a fortress around itself to protect itself from ‘illegal' immigration from the South, from peoples fleeing civil war, conflict and devastating poverty. The story is best understood through maps.

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Marist Geography's curator insight, October 17, 2013 8:05 AM

This shows how Europe controlles entry into its borders. With MEDC's being favoured over LEDC's

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A "Café géographique" with Philippe Rekacewicz" in ST Dié des Vosges for the International Festival of Geography. https://www.facebook.com/events/462634527184992/
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Harvest 2013

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From grains to grapes to cabbage and many other crops the harvest season has been in full swing in the Northern Hemisphere.

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Scott Langston's curator insight, October 28, 2013 7:48 PM

An image our Grad 11 students can at least have some empthy with....

Liam Michelsohn's curator insight, November 6, 2013 2:47 PM

Well see as how my page is called World Photography, i figurd this would be a good article/gallery to put up. Along with so georgous photos one can really see the imporance of farming on a culture and farming world wide. The gallery of photos is increadible, and with a caption to match each photo you are able to see geographilycly and cultulary where certan foods and plants are produced. This makes me feel  that cultures are all some what connected, the tobbco from your cigretts comes from mexico, and the nice wine that you drink when your out to dinner is from a vineyard in germany. Its a small idea but food is very cultualy influncing 

Jessica Rieman's curator insight, April 23, 2:09 PM

After reading this article it became apparent the back breaking work that these people have to endure just to stay alive and feed their family. Which is insane when you think about our society today, I dont know about you but I do not farm and do this type of work after I'm done with my school work everyday. In some places in the United States like out west they are used to some of this work but most of us do not make all of our meals and kill them in the same spot. It became apparent how much of a lifestyle this type of work is and the true dedication that people go through for themselves, family, land and economy.

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40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World | AP Human Geography Education | Scoop.it
  If you're a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make a point resonate with readers and this c...

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Agricultural Models

Agricultural Models | AP Human Geography Education | Scoop.it

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, October 2, 2013 9:27 PM

Models in geography, even if they are at times limited in their explanatory power, are excellent pedagogical tools to promote students to think spatially. 

Lauren Jacquez's curator insight, October 3, 2013 4:23 PM

We will be studying this model in Chapter 10 HUGGERS

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Developed vs developing maps

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Geography can be difficult to teach - sometimes it can seem like it's mostly just facts and places. Regions. Types of mining in different places. Weather patterns. Vegetation. Lots of, well . . . b...

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dilaycock's curator insight, July 18, 2013 3:40 AM

Interesting ways to stimulate discussion of Developed and Developing Worlds.


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Gabe Tucker's comment, September 10, 2013 8:33 PM
It is quite obvious to see which countries are developed and which countries are still developing. The obvious developed areas are the USA, Western Europe, and a majority of India and China. The developing areas are South America, Eastern Europe/Asia, and Australia. Africa is mostly undeveloped. These trends are due to technology and finances. The countries with the most technology are more developed, and the countries with the least technology are still developing or are not developed at all.
Justin McFarland's comment, September 12, 2013 9:32 PM
It's interesting to see what countries have developed and what countries are still finding there way in this world; whether its with technology, government policy, but in this case ... its maps.
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40 maps that explain the world

40 maps that explain the world | AP Human Geography Education | Scoop.it
Visualizing everything from the spread of religion to the most racially tolerant countries to the world's writing systems.

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Connor Howe's comment, September 3, 2013 4:56 PM
These map are very cool. They display things that we would not normally know. Some of the maps are very interesting
Alyssa Poague's comment, September 9, 2013 8:47 PM
I discovered new things about the different countries of the world just from viewing and reading these maps. Though I had an idea as to what the maps would reveal when reading the title based on the little knowledge of certain countries, it was still eye-opening just seeing the results that were shown.
Bri Coins's comment, September 12, 2013 7:43 PM
Very interesting! To read about other peoples out look on America and the different comparisons on topics was cool. The maps definitely surprised me, most were some Ive never even seen before! The map that showed "Where people are the most and least racially tolerant" was very cool, and seeing as America has had some racial problems and to see that most of the population was ok with living next to a different raced person was very cool. I think ill personally have a better and different outlook on certain things through out the country and hopefully one day, the world!
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Where 60 Million People in the U.S. Don't Speak English at Home

Where 60 Million People in the U.S. Don't Speak English at Home | AP Human Geography Education | Scoop.it
The number is on the rise.

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MAP vost

Let me introduce you to a new bio-optical knowledge recording and dissemination system, responding to the trade name : MAP. "Map" is an unprecedented technol...
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This is a great tongue in cheek video displaying the great benefits of technology known as "MAP".  There are no privacy issues, or need to upgrade  with this technology.  Watch out google maps.

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