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Is the World Empty? Or Overcrowded? It's Both

Is the World Empty? Or Overcrowded? It's Both | Current event | Scoop.it

"For city dwellers, it may seem like the world is packed full with people. But not everywhere is so densely populated; in fact, many places in the world are seemingly void of life.There are over 7 billion people on the planet, a massive number that paints an image of human life sprawling densely over the planet...humans are unevenly distributed across the planet, leaving some areas that are densely populated and others that are largely void of life."


Via Seth Dixon, RobersonWG
Samantha Tovias's insight:

What this article states is that in some places of the world it's crowded with a lot of people and there's not much space. People struggle to find places to live without being really close to ones neighbor. They also have to struggle over  job opportunities. Due to this they struggle with poverty and the places they are at aren't so clean. This is because people make a lot of trash and where there's many people there is a lot of trash. Therefore it's not so sanitary and they have to deal with lack of space and sanitation.

 

On the other hand, in some places of the world, there is much space to be inhabited by humans. But it's basically free land because no one lives there and there's no building occupying it. But this land could be used for many things such as building neighbor hoods, buildings, and business. Sometimes it's good to have that land free from everything because that way when there's really a reason to use it we can just go back to it with no worrys. Just as long as we don't use up too much land it should be fine. We also need to know how to control how much nature we use up. Because its also not healthy to have a lot of pollution with no trees to cleanse our oxygen. That's a hazardous precaution us humans should take.

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RobersonWG's curator insight, December 27, 2013 10:48 PM

As you review the resource map noting the locations of the emptiest and most crowded places on Earth, take note on where these places are located.  What do you see?  Why do you think they are crowded or uninhabitable?  What are your thoughts?  What amazed you?

Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, January 13, 6:30 PM

The most amazing conversation I had in Jamaica was with a musician who had traveled the world as I have. He worried about the crowding in Asia. We talked about the uneven distribution of space. I like peering down from a plane while traveling over the west ( in America) lots of white spaces on the map.

Christian Madison's curator insight, January 13, 7:18 PM

Well some places, such as deserts, are really hot, dry, barren and devoid of life; mostly because it's impossible to build anything on such soft ground. While places such as Texas has really dry and hard ground perfect for building foundations.  Then there's the amount of resources in that area, I.e. Water, food, tree, etc.,  and many other factors that contradict if it's inhabitable.

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Mexico City Wants to Become the Next Times Square

Mexico City Wants to Become the Next Times Square | Current event | Scoop.it
Mexico City's government is trying to transform one of the world's largest cities by beautifying public spaces, parks and monuments buried beneath a sea of honking cars, street hawkers, billboards and grime following decades of dizzying urban growth.

Via Tony Burton, RobersonWG
Samantha Tovias's insight:

This article states that Mexico's government is trying to make it's large cities into cities that look prettier. In my opinion I believe they should. So that they can attract tourist. Also it could be a great change for the country. They could be lighten up and help with the mood of the people who habit there. Also it could represent good infrastructure with that country looking like that. They could also fix any money problems if they can make money out of tourist who would be attracted to there.

 

In money wise, it's good too. Because by making the city look better, they are going to need people to work. They would need designers, constructors, and many other things. By doing this, it could give jobs to many people in need of a job. It would be a win win for both the country and the people there. Mexico is a beautiful country but there isn't anything wrong with wanting to make it even more prettier. It would cost money but I believe it would be worth it.

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Sherryn Kottoor's comment, January 13, 10:00 PM
I agree with @Vivica Juarez. This is a great opportunity to improve Mexico's infrastructure and show the beauty of the city. Although the drug war will continue, hopefully this will help decrease the amount of drug trade.
Isela Lopez's comment, January 13, 10:05 PM
I think this is great for Mexico. After so much time of struggling I think a change is needed. Making the scenery more pretty will definitely attract more tourists which will bring more money to the country, improving the Economy. Although I believe the drug trade really can't be stopped because of how dangerous it is, this could possibly be a new start and a distraction from all the bad things happening in the country.
Rachel Cho's comment, January 14, 12:21 AM
I agree with @Vivica Juarez because of the drug trade issue. People will never stop because they WANT to do it and they're addicted to this process by now, which is sickening.
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Is the World Empty? Or Overcrowded? It's Both

Is the World Empty? Or Overcrowded? It's Both | Current event | Scoop.it

"For city dwellers, it may seem like the world is packed full with people. But not everywhere is so densely populated; in fact, many places in the world are seemingly void of life.There are over 7 billion people on the planet, a massive number that paints an image of human life sprawling densely over the planet...humans are unevenly distributed across the planet, leaving some areas that are densely populated and others that are largely void of life."


Via Seth Dixon, RobersonWG
Samantha Tovias's insight:

What this article states is that in some places of the world it's crowded with a lot of people and there's not much space. People struggle to find places to live without being really close to ones neighbor. They also have to struggle over  job opportunities. Due to this they struggle with poverty and the places they are at aren't so clean. This is because people make a lot of trash and where there's many people there is a lot of trash. Therefore it's not so sanitary and they have to deal with lack of space and sanitation.

 

On the other hand, in some places of the world, there is much space to be inhabited by humans. But it's basically free land because no one lives there and there's no building occupying it. But this land could be used for many things such as building neighbor hoods, buildings, and business. Sometimes it's good to have that land free from everything because that way when there's really a reason to use it we can just go back to it with no worrys. Just as long as we don't use up too much land it should be fine. We also need to know how to control how much nature we use up. Because its also not healthy to have a lot of pollution with no trees to cleanse our oxygen. That's a hazardous precaution us humans should take.

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RobersonWG's curator insight, December 27, 2013 10:48 PM

As you review the resource map noting the locations of the emptiest and most crowded places on Earth, take note on where these places are located.  What do you see?  Why do you think they are crowded or uninhabitable?  What are your thoughts?  What amazed you?

Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, January 13, 6:30 PM

The most amazing conversation I had in Jamaica was with a musician who had traveled the world as I have. He worried about the crowding in Asia. We talked about the uneven distribution of space. I like peering down from a plane while traveling over the west ( in America) lots of white spaces on the map.

Christian Madison's curator insight, January 13, 7:18 PM

Well some places, such as deserts, are really hot, dry, barren and devoid of life; mostly because it's impossible to build anything on such soft ground. While places such as Texas has really dry and hard ground perfect for building foundations.  Then there's the amount of resources in that area, I.e. Water, food, tree, etc.,  and many other factors that contradict if it's inhabitable.