APHuG Economic and Urban Development
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APHuG Economic and Urban Development
Topics pertaining to AP HuG Unit 6 and 7: Economics and Urban Development
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Urban Life In The 21st Century

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More than half of the world now lives in urban areas. In the U.S., urban dwellers make up 83 percent of the population, and it's growing every day. What does it mean to live in a city today? What are the challenges for cities going forward?

 

This NPR special series, NPR cities, is an acknowledgement of what we already knew: cities are becoming increasingly important. To understand humanity in the 21st century, we need to understand cities. Included in this marvelous feature are numerous podcasts, infographics and articles about urban themes such as transportation, cultural amenities, economic and neighborhood revitalization.


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Biggest transnational companies

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THE giant American conglomerate General Electric (GE) holds more assets abroad than any other non-financial firm in the world—over $500 billion worth. Its foreign assets make up over 70% of its total.

 

While we may think of Volkswagen as a "German" company, 78% of their assets are in other countries. What advantages is there for companies to have operations in multiple countries? How do transnational corporations change the geographies of production, consumption and economics?


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purestform: Central Place Theory Examples from...

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purestform: “ Central Place Theory Examples from Carol Smith’s work in Western Guatemala ” (Photo: purestform: http://t.co/j9WN5Dcm...)...
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The Geography of Women's Economic Opportunity

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Mapping the treatment and opportunities afforded to women around the world (RT @TwitterGood: RT @roomtoread: The geography of women's economic opportunity: http://t.co/bRppngRB via @TheAtlantic...)...
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Concentric Zones of Building Age in Chicago

Concentric Zones of Building Age in Chicago | APHuG Economic and Urban Development | Scoop.it
    Hughie, hold my halo. I’m sick of being a saint: Got to teach youngsters To hit ‘em where they ain’t. -Ogden Nash   Many of the original and innovative contributions to the field o...

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As Brooklyn Gentrifies, Some Neighborhoods Are Being Left Behind

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In a borough that has become a globally recognized icon of cool, residents are watching the renaissance with resentment and indifference.

 

Gentrification is inherently selective and consequently the impact is highly variable even among close neighborhoods.  What makes one nieghborhood a candidate for gentrification?  What qualities do neighborhoods of disinvestment share?  Who are the 'winners and losers' in this process? 


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Amazon’s New Push for Same-Day Delivery Will Destroy Local Retail

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Amazon has long enjoyed an unbeatable price advantage over its physical rivals. When I buy a $1,000 laptop from Wal-Mart, the company is required to collect local sales tax from me, so I pay almost $1,100 at checkout.

 

Just-in-Time production has reshaped the logistics of manufacturing.  How does same-day online delivery impact local retail businesses?  How might this change urban patterns of retail stores and of areas of warehouses?   


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Roland Trudeau Jr.'s comment, July 12, 2012 5:17 PM
People like to shop, not everyone but most. If there's one thing I've learned from being in retail all my working life it's that people need to hold and look and inspect something. Certainly you can return the item, but that takes time and sometimes extra money. The promise of physically seeing the item is better for most. The other side of the coin is people who simply can't get out or don't want to. For elderly or disabled who are computer literate they have ease of access and can just click on what they want to buy. Internet purchases unfortunately also are easier for fraud.. and it sounds to me that those lockers may be an even easier way for it to happen. Not to look on a darker side but that will increase sales too... for a short time anyway.
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The Invisible Bank: How Kenya Has Beaten the World in Mobile Money - National Geographic

The Invisible Bank: How Kenya Has Beaten the World in Mobile Money - National Geographic | APHuG Economic and Urban Development | Scoop.it
National GeographicThe Invisible Bank: How Kenya Has Beaten the World in Mobile MoneyNational GeographicMany of our big ideas about development rest on the assumption that the West cracked the formula for economic progress sometime in the 19th...
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Child's play: Indian street youth develop model banking system

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Child's play: Indian street youth develop model banking system. A group of kids in a shelter for homeless children in New Delhi have a few lessons for the world's international bankers. They have invented a financial system of ...
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Florida accused of concealing worst tuberculosis outbreak in 20 years | The Raw Story

Florida accused of concealing worst tuberculosis outbreak in 20 years | The Raw Story | APHuG Economic and Urban Development | Scoop.it
"Believing the outbreak affected only their underclass..." We have an underclass?
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