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Examining the Place and Space of Democratic and Anti-Democratic Action, Past, Present and Future
Curated by John Slifko
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87% city women find public places unsafe - Hindustan Times

Times of India87% city women find public places unsafeHindustan TimesPublic spaces such as cinema theatres, sea shore, neighbourhood parks and religious places emerged as top favourites that Mumbaiites preferred to use.
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Photos: Dazzling images of the earth at night - latimes.com

Photos: Dazzling images of the earth at night - latimes.com | Democracy in Place and Space | Scoop.it
NASA has released new, spectacular images of our planet at night from the Suomi National Polar-Orbiting Partnership satellite, which is orbiting 512 miles above the Earth's surface.
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U.S. & Canada - Mali: Restoring Democracy and Reclaiming the North

The Islamists continue to hold six other French hostages kidnapped in both Niger and Mali. Many witnesses described seeing men and women detained or whipped in marketplaces and on ....
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White Wolf: Sites sacred to Native Americans to be better protected, government promises

White Wolf: Sites sacred to Native Americans to be better protected, government promises | Democracy in Place and Space | Scoop.it
The survival of wolf populations by teaching about wolves, their relationship to wildlands.Find beautiful Videos creations, photographie,wolf wisdom,quotes,wolf poetry,native american legends.
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Thousands demonstrate across the country against the draft constitution |

Thousands demonstrate across the country against the draft constitution | | Democracy in Place and Space | Scoop.it

Thousands of Egyptians took to the streets in various governorates Tuesday night to denounce the final draft of the constitution approved by the Islamist-dominated Constituent Assembly, as well as the new constitutional declaration issued on 22 November which greatly expands President Mohamed Morsy’s power.

Thousands of protesters in Alexandria demanded the resignation of the current government and the formation of a national salvation one instead. They also chanted slogans against the Muslim Brotherhood’s supreme guide.

“The constitution makes Morsy a god that cannot be tried or questioned by Parliament or the judiciary,” said Abdel Rahman al-Gohary, one of the protest coordinators.

Mohamed Saad Khairallah, general coordinator of the Popular Front against the Brotherhoodization of Egypt, considered the demonstration outside the presidential palace a decisive battle to retain the goals of the revolution.

In the city of Mahalla inn Gharbiya governorate, a number of political forces and parties staged an evening a protest in Shoan Square against the declaration and upcoming constitutional referendum.

Dozens of protesters took part in the protest which turned into a march that roamed the city streets. Other political forces preferred to head to Tahrir Square to participate in the marches heading to the presidential palace in Heliopolis on Tuesday evening.

The protesters set up a tent in Shoan Square and chanted against President Mohamed Morsy and the Muslim Brotherhood. They chanted: “Down with the rule of the supreme guide,” “The people want to bring down the regime,” “Down with Mohamed Morsy,” and “No Salafis, no Brothers, the revolution is still in the square.”

In Kafr al-Sheikh, dozens continued to demonstrate for the fifth day in a row against the new constitution. They were joined by members of the April 6 Youth Movement and the Wafd, Tagammu and Constitution parties. The demonstrators distributed leaflets saying the constitution should be rejected because it only represents a single trend of society.

Revolutionary forces and movements in Minya also held marches against the constitution. They were joined by school students and women’s organizations. April 6 Youth Movement coordinator in Minya Alaa Kibawy said the only way out of this crisis is that all political forces hold a dialogue on it.

Clashes took place between security forces and protesters at the Muslim Brotherhood headquarters in Minya Tuesday evening, and tear gas was used to disperse demonstrators against the constitutional declaration. A security cordon was imposed in the surrounding streets, fully closing them.

In Damietta, revolutionary movements, the April 6 Youth Movement, the Democratic Front, the Popular Current, the Constitution Party and the Socialist Popular Alliance Party held similar demonstrations.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm and MENA (Egypt independent)


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Egyptians protest Morsi in Tahrir square - The Boston Globe

Egyptians protest Morsi in Tahrir square - The Boston Globe | Democracy in Place and Space | Scoop.it
housands flocked to Cairo’s central Tahrir square on Tuesday for a protest against Egypt’s president in a significant test of whether the opposition can rally the street behind it in a confrontation aimed at forcing the Islamist leader to rescind...
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The Rise of Megacities

The Rise of Megacities | Democracy in Place and Space | 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. 

 

Tags: urban, megacities.


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Matt Mallinson's comment, November 19, 2012 10:27 AM
If that's what is predicted for 2025, how populated will our world be by 2050? Scary to think about.
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!

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Key Concepts in Historical Geography

Key Concepts in Historical Geography | Democracy in Place and Space | Scoop.it
A SAGE Publications book: Historical Geography, Human Geography, Key Concepts in Historical GeographyJohn Morrissey, Ulf Strohmayer, Yvonne Whelan, Brenda Yeoh.
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Global Public Square

Global Public Square | Democracy in Place and Space | Scoop.it
The Global Public Square is where you can make sense of the world every day with insights and explanations from CNN's Fareed Zakaria, leading journalists at TIME and CNN, and other international thinkers.
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puclic space: Politics and aesthetics of public space: The 'American' model

puclic space: Politics and aesthetics of public space: The 'American' model | Democracy in Place and Space | Scoop.it
RT @PublicSpaceLab: 'Politics and aesthetics of public space: The 'American' model,' by Sharon Zukin (1998)

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Why Google's Street View Project Will Be Good for Staten Island

Why Google's Street View Project Will Be Good for Staten Island | Democracy in Place and Space | Scoop.it
While residents worry about what the Street View photos will do to property values, if Google's Staten Island project looks anything like what it did for New Orleans following Katrina, it will raise the kind of awareness the...
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Facebook and Google are Better Positioned than Traditional Media...and How Traditional Media Can Fight Back - Forbes

Facebook and Google are Better Positioned than Traditional Media...and How Traditional Media Can Fight Back - Forbes | Democracy in Place and Space | Scoop.it
Traditional media has its hands full.  The traditional model was to create and perfect premium content between periodical runs, know their audience, sell advertising to companies targeting their audiences, and do it again.  Their...
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Breaking: Charlie Crist, Former...

Breaking: Charlie Crist, Former... | Democracy in Place and Space | Scoop.it
Former GOP Florida Governor Charlie Crist, who became an Independent in a failed attempt to become a US Senator, just became a Democrat, during a White House party.
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Urban-Rural voting patterns

Nate Silver became about as big of a celebrity as a statistician can become during the election.  This little nugget is obviously an overgeneralization, but has some merit.  Where does this hold true and where is it false?  How come? 


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Nate Silver became about as big of a celebrity as a statistician can become during the election (being called everything from a prophet to a witch).  This little nugget is obviously an overgeneralization, but it appears that is has enough substance to give it some serious consideration.  Where does this hold true and where is it false?  How come?   If it is true, why would this be true?

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Egyptian civil society mobilises in Tahrir Square

Egyptian civil society mobilises in Tahrir Square | Democracy in Place and Space | Scoop.it
world news - A broad cross-section of civil society is mobilising in Egypt in protest at the recent constitutional reform.
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Improving Migrant Worker Conditions by Design - VCUQatar - Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar

Improving Migrant Worker Conditions by Design - VCUQatar - Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar | Democracy in Place and Space | Scoop.it
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Gazans move quickly to rebuild bombed tunnels to bring in food, weapons

Gazans move quickly to rebuild bombed tunnels to bring in food, weapons | Democracy in Place and Space | Scoop.it
Palestinians wielded shovels and planks Monday to reopen tunnels used to smuggle in goods from Egypt to the Gaza Strip after Israel's eight-day offensive against Hamas.
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The Revenge of Geography: What the Map Tells Us About Coming Conflicts and the Battle Against Fate: Robert D. Kaplan: 9781400069835: Amazon.com: Books

The Revenge of Geography: What the Map Tells Us About Coming Conflicts and the Battle Against Fate: Robert D. Kaplan: 9781400069835: Amazon.com: Books | Democracy in Place and Space | Scoop.it
The Revenge of Geography: What the Map Tells Us About Coming Conflicts and the Battle Against Fate [Robert D. Kaplan] on Amazon.com. *FREE* super saver shipping on qualifying offers. In this provocative, startling book, Robert D.
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