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Medellin, Colombia: Why inclusivity and innovation are sparking urban renewal (Part 1)

Medellin, Colombia: Why inclusivity and innovation are sparking urban renewal (Part 1) | Compact Cities | Scoop.it
Medellin is a city that has achieved a lot in the last 20 years. It has transcended its difficult past and become a better integrated, more accessible and safer place to live than before. It is no ...
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An urban sustainability, green building, and alternative transportation community | Sustainable Cities Collective

An urban sustainability, green building, and alternative transportation community | Sustainable Cities Collective | Compact Cities | Scoop.it
The web's best commentary & analysis on cities, sustainability, green architecture, urbanism and green infrastructure.
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The Rise of Megacities

The Rise of Megacities | Compact Cities | Scoop.it
By 2025, the developing world will be home to 29 megacities.

 

Through this interactive mapping feature with rich call-out boxes, the reader can explore the latest UN estimates and forecasts on the growth of megacities (urban areas with over 10 million residents).  These 'cities on steroids' have been growing tremendously since the 1950s and present a unique set of geographic challenges and opportunities for their residents. 

 

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, January 16, 2013 12:28 PM

Through this interactive mapping feature with rich call-out boxes, the reader can explore the latest UN estimates and forecasts on the growth of megacities (urban areas with over 10 million residents).  These 'cities on steroids' have been growing tremendously since the 1950s and present a unique set of geographic challenges and opportunities for their residents. 


Download the data yourself as a CSV file and your can import this into ArcGIS online and symbolize your map with any of the columns in the dataset.  


Tags: urban, megacities.


Peter Steffan's curator insight, October 9, 2013 5:00 PM

Very cool!

Tori Denney's curator insight, May 27, 2015 3:36 PM

World cities and megacities - Presently , the mega cities of the world have to have a population of at least 10,000. Many cities are very near the minimum to be considered a mega city, but are not quite there. By 2025, the developing world, as we understand it now, is estimated to be home to 29 megacities.

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How to feed the 7 million

How to feed the 7 million | Compact Cities | Scoop.it

RECENT consultations regarding the proposed extension to Melbourne's urban growth boundary have provoked significant comment about the impact of urban sprawl on our health and the environment, but have paid insufficient attention to the effect on our food supply. Are we planning for the supply of healthy and affordable food needed for an increasing population, while at the same time reducing greenhouse gas emissions and making the most of our diminishing supply of water?

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Melbourne's empty nests

Melbourne's empty nests | Compact Cities | Scoop.it

The Age has identified hectares of private and publicly owned land within kilometres of the CBD that is being underused - sites such as a large expanse of vacant industrial land near North Melbourne station owned by prominent businessman Solomon Lew that has remained undeveloped since he purchased it 17 years ago.

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Victorian National Parks Association / Nature Conservation / Biodiversity / Help save Melbourne's grasslands and give threatened species a chance

The native grasslands that once spread from Melbourne to Portland have been vastly diminished.
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Six New Suburbs for Melbourne – Back to Urban Sprawl?

Six New Suburbs for Melbourne – Back to Urban Sprawl? | Compact Cities | Scoop.it
Over the coming years, the Victorian industry will face a serious challenge in successfully managing Melbourne’s growth. With density levels expected to rise exponentially over the next 40 years, the government has joined industry forces in hope ...
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Melbourne urban sprawl and consolidation

Melbourne urban sprawl and consolidation | Compact Cities | Scoop.it

How much is Melbourne sprawling? Is urban consolidation happening? Is the Melbourne 2030 target for urban consolidation being realised?

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Sprawl 'threatens' Melbourne's liveable ranking

Sprawl 'threatens' Melbourne's liveable ranking | Compact Cities | Scoop.it

MELBOURNE'S status as the world's most liveable city is at risk because of the relentless outward expansion of its suburbs

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Growth Areas Authority (GAA), Victoria, Australia

Growth Areas Authority (GAA), Victoria, Australia | Compact Cities | Scoop.it

The Urban Growth Zone (UGZ) was introduced to bring forward enough land for 90,000 new residential blocks.

All broadacre areas inside the Urban Growth Boundary in the seven growth areas have been rezoned to the new 'Urban Growth Zone' to speed up the master planning of Melbourne's new communities.

 

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The urbanisation trap

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Moving from farms to cities does not always translate to gains in incomeAS A general rule, moving to work in cities is synonymous with economic growth, and the more people do the first, the more countries get of the second.

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A sustainable Oslo

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Which is your favorite sustainable city? Cast your vote and see what cities are doing to create a brighter, greener tomorrow!
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How American Cities Are Making the Transition to Protected Bike Lanes | Streetsblog San Francisco

How American Cities Are Making the Transition to Protected Bike Lanes | Streetsblog San Francisco | Compact Cities | Scoop.it
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More Urban Sprawl : Sustainable Melbourne

More Urban Sprawl : Sustainable Melbourne | Compact Cities | Scoop.it
Melbourne’s urban sprawl will push another 50,000 houses into surrounding farmland in the next 15 years, putting further pressure on Melbourne’s stretched transport system. Despite Government planning policies backing increased city density, almost half of all new housing expected in Melbourne over the next decade will be built on Melbourne’s fringes where there is little access to public transport.
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Melbourne urban sprawl to extend into six new suburbs over next 20 years

Melbourne urban sprawl to extend into six new suburbs over next 20 years | Compact Cities | Scoop.it
Melbourne’s urban growth boundary will extend outwards over the next 20 years to provide new homes for up to 100,000 people.
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Government shifts green wedge boundary

Government shifts green wedge boundary | Compact Cities | Scoop.it
THE Baillieu government is set to open up thousands of hectares of green wedge and farmland for housing on the metropolitan fringe, adding to a glut of Melbourne housing lots ready for development.
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Planning Melbourne and Victorian towns for accessibility and sustainable transport | Environment Victoria

Planning Melbourne and Victorian towns for accessibility and sustainable transport | Environment Victoria | Compact Cities | Scoop.it

Through better planning of our cities, suburbs and towns, we could actually decrease the demand for travel by cutting the need for people to travel as far or as often.

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Green land cut back as Melbourne grows much bigger

Green land cut back as Melbourne grows much bigger | Compact Cities | Scoop.it
Green land cut back as Melbourne grows much bigger...
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The Melbourne Experience: Public lecture on urban planning at SFU Continuing Studies

In this public lecture, which took place on October 4, 2011, at Simon Fraser University's Vancouver campus, Rob Adams, the director of city design for Melbourne, shared some of his experiences in leading this transformation. He also discussed how Melbourne's success could be applied to development in Metro Vancouver's key centres.
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