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Communication Through The Ages Infographic - Atlassian

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Before the days of tweeting and texting, people communicated very differently. Here's a look at the evolution of communication – our methods and tools over the ages.
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Curitiba, Brazilian city of green efficiency | REVE

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In the early days, Curitiba’s urban planners foresaw the impact of a growing population and automobile traffic, which was expected to lead to unchecked development and congested streets. Such daunting prospects prompted city officials and urban planners to adopt a new Master Plan, which aimed at building the city in a more sustainable way.

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Green bridges | Brisbane CBD Bicycle User Group

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Brisbane residents love our river, but we're equally aware that it's a big barrier to being able to move around freely between different parts of the city. Recent years have seen the construction of a number of dedicated cycle/pedestrian bridges (the Goodwill Bridge and Kurilpa Bridge), and construction of dedicated cycle/pedestrian on other road bridges (the Leo Hielscher Bridges and Eleanor Schonell Bridge), but there are still some more bridges needed, to deliver good cycle (and walking) connectivity to the city.

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Curitiba's Bus System is Model for Rapid Transit | Urban Habitat

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The bus system of Curitiba, Brazil, exemplifies a model Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system, and plays a large part in making this a livable city.

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Tunneling through Andes to speed global trade

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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — South American engineers are trying to tackle one of the continent's greatest natural challenges: the towering Andes mountain chain that creates a costly physical barrier for...

 

At the NCGE conference, noted author Harm De Blij mentioned a daring project that would link Eastern South America with the Pacific as engineers were planning to tunnel under the Andes mountains.  Here is a link to an article on this intermodal transportation project that would lower the shipping costs from East Asia to the Southern Atlantic.  Government officials in both Argentina and Brazil have described the  project as a matter of "national interest."  

 

Tags: transportation, LatinAmerica, globalization, industry, economic, development, unit 6 industry.


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James Hobson's curator insight, September 29, 9:49 PM

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I can't help but relate Argentina's proposed railway to America's venture to build the first transcontinental railroad in the 1800s. If completed, this railroad would be a virtually invaluable resource for Argentina and world trade alike. Just like the Panama Canal, this railroad would be a time-saving and asset-saving passage which companies would willingly pay high premiums to use.

Although the article doesn't mention it specifically, I believe such a transportation achievement would also be a tourism attraction in and of itself. I can picture ads promoting scenic views of the Andes as seen from passenger cars. This concept is already a big hit in Newport, RI , North Conway, NH , and Grand Canyon, AZ , and British Columbia to name a few, and Argentina may find itself with the benefit of two expanding industries based on the same infrastructure.

Shanelle Zaino's curator insight, October 15, 9:55 PM

This is an immense undertaking ,billions of dollars and 10

years of construction. This seems to be a great plan to cut costs of shipping as well as eliminating time. I believe that as long as the environmental component is considered and protected this could be great for the Argentinian people.

Hector Alonzo's curator insight, October 27, 11:06 PM

Building a tunnel through the Andes is said to be a "$3.5 Billion private railway" but it would be worth it because it will cut down the time it takes to ship and would essentially save millions of dollars. The railway would unite two different countries and allow for trade to become easier and more accessible.

 

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Next time you complain about being stuck in traffic, spare a thought for the drivers in Brazil's biggest city, Sao Paulo.
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Communication Through The Ages Infographic - Atlassian

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Streetfilms | Curitiba’s BRT: Inspired Bus Rapid Transit Around the World

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Curitiba, Brazil first adopted its Master Plan in 1968. Since then, it has become a city well known for inventive urban planning and affordable (to the user and the city) public transportation.

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FRONTLINE/WORLD Fellows . Brazil - Curitiba's Urban Experiment . Introduction | PBS

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More than half of the world's population lives in urban areas, and countries such as India and China are in need of hundreds of additional cities to accommodate growing populations.

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Founded in 1976 as the Train Travellers Association, the Public Transport Users Association is the recognised consumer organisation representing passengers of all forms of public transport. We are a non-profit, voluntary organisation, with no political affiliations.

 

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