Connecting People...
Follow
Find
394 views | +0 today
 
Scooped by Alana Evans
onto Connecting People & Places
Scoop.it!

Facebook most social cities | INFOGRAPHIC

Facebook most social cities | INFOGRAPHIC | Connecting People & Places | Scoop.it
Facebook most social cities: People everywhere use Facebook to check in to places. Here you can see the 5 top hotspots of the most "social"cities.
more...
No comment yet.

From around the web

Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Alana Evans
Scoop.it!

Curitiba, Brazilian city of green efficiency | REVE

Curitiba, Brazilian city of green efficiency | REVE | Connecting People & Places | Scoop.it

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.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Alana Evans
Scoop.it!

Green bridges | Brisbane CBD Bicycle User Group

Green bridges | Brisbane CBD Bicycle User Group | Connecting People & Places | Scoop.it

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.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Alana Evans
Scoop.it!

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

Curitiba's Bus System is Model for Rapid Transit | Urban Habitat | Connecting People & Places | Scoop.it

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.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Alana Evans from Geography Education
Scoop.it!

Tunneling through Andes to speed global trade

Tunneling through Andes to speed global trade | Connecting People & Places | Scoop.it
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.


Via Seth Dixon
more...
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.

 

Alec Castagno's curator insight, December 4, 2:36 PM

A tunnel running under the Andes mountains could have major economic benefits for much of South America, but making shipping easier, more accessible, and cheaper. It could help Argentina and Brazil reach their opposite coasts, which could boost their economies tremendously. Brazil, a BRIC country, could especially benefit as the tunnel will help speed their development. The tunneling project is even more appealing as the current plan does not rely on government funding.

Samuel D'Amore's curator insight, December 14, 6:53 PM

While on the outside this article seems to be highlighting the interest in trade and mobility many have in South America in fact it's showing the political maneuvering of China. The Chinese are looking for ways to get around using the American dominated Panama Canal. It will be interesting to see how China's presence continues to grow not only in South America but also in Africa and the Middle East.

Scooped by Alana Evans
Scoop.it!

Regional Planning - State Development, Infrastructure and Planning , Queensland

Interactive Map

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Alana Evans
Scoop.it!

The city with 180km traffic jams

The city with 180km traffic jams | Connecting People & Places | Scoop.it
Next time you complain about being stuck in traffic, spare a thought for the drivers in Brazil's biggest city, Sao Paulo.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Alana Evans
Scoop.it!

Facebook most social cities | INFOGRAPHIC

Facebook most social cities | INFOGRAPHIC | Connecting People & Places | Scoop.it
Facebook most social cities: People everywhere use Facebook to check in to places. Here you can see the 5 top hotspots of the most "social"cities.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Alana Evans
Scoop.it!

Communication Through The Ages Infographic - Atlassian

Communication Through The Ages Infographic - Atlassian | Connecting People & Places | Scoop.it
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.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Alana Evans
Scoop.it!

Flightradar24.com - Live flight tracker!

Flightradar24 is the best live flight tracker that shows air traffic in real time. Best coverage and cool features!
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Alana Evans
Scoop.it!

Live Ships Map - AIS - Vessel Traffic and Positions

Live Ships Map - AIS - Vessel Traffic and Positions | Connecting People & Places | Scoop.it
Vessel positions tracking based on AIS data.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Alana Evans
Scoop.it!

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

Streetfilms | Curitiba’s BRT: Inspired Bus Rapid Transit Around the World | Connecting People & Places | Scoop.it

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.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Alana Evans
Scoop.it!

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

FRONTLINE/WORLD Fellows . Brazil - Curitiba's Urban Experiment . Introduction | PBS | Connecting People & Places | Scoop.it
FRONTLINE/World - Curitiba's Urban Experiment - A city planning for the future - Stories from a small planet...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Alana Evans
Scoop.it!

How the Internet has Changed in the Last 10 Years [Infographic] | Pamorama

How the Internet has Changed in the Last 10 Years [Infographic] | Pamorama | Connecting People & Places | Scoop.it
This infographic visualizes the spectacular rise of the Internet in the last 10 years and how some companies have failed to adapt to the changes.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Alana Evans
Scoop.it!

Global Download Comparison

Global Download Comparison | Connecting People & Places | Scoop.it
All Internet connections are not created equal. Here’s a breakdown of what countries boast the best download speeds.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Alana Evans
Scoop.it!

Light-rail system will reduce runoff pollution

Tree trench system will reduce street flooding and filter water runoff.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Alana Evans
Scoop.it!

Anatomy of a Smart City- Postscapes

Anatomy of a Smart City- Postscapes | Connecting People & Places | Scoop.it
A full sized infographic of what is helping to create today's 'Smart Cities'.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Alana Evans
Scoop.it!

Using Information and Communications Technology to Create Cohesive, Sustainable Cities

Using Information and Communications Technology to Create Cohesive, Sustainable Cities | Connecting People & Places | Scoop.it

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.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Alana Evans
Scoop.it!

Public Transport Users Association (Victoria, Australia)

Public Transport Users Association (Victoria, Australia) | Connecting People & Places | Scoop.it

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.

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Alana Evans
Scoop.it!

Interactive: Mapping the World's Friendships

Interactive: Mapping the World's Friendships | Connecting People & Places | Scoop.it
Technology bridges distance and borders. Individuals today can keep in touch with their friends and family in completely new ways — regardless of where they live. We explored these internatio...
more...
No comment yet.