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Examining the Place and Space of Democratic and Anti-Democratic Action, Past, Present and Future
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CIVIL SOCIETY DIALOGUE ON CLIMATE-SMART AGRICULTURE ...

CIVIL SOCIETY DIALOGUE ON CLIMATE-SMART AGRICULTURE ... | Democracy in Place and Space | Scoop.it
CIVIL SOCIETY DIALOGUE ON CLIMATE-SMART AGRICULTURE ... Presentations from civil society organizations representatives on the climate-smart agriculture concept and how it is received/perceived (presenters tbc) ...
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Ms Civil Society vs Mr Unaccountable - Opinion - Al Jazeera English

Ms Civil Society vs Mr Unaccountable - Opinion - Al Jazeera English | Democracy in Place and Space | Scoop.it
The Occupy movement has taken the development of civil society into a previously unimaginable direction.
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World of Geography at your fingertips

World of Geography at your fingertips | Democracy in Place and Space | Scoop.it

Worth exploring...this isn't just a single random link.  Geocube is a portal to numerous topics, regions and themes.  

Having been voted by the American Association of School Librarians as one of the "Top 25 websites for Teaching and Learning," Geocube comes highly recommended, and rightfully so (see: http://www.ala.org/aasl/guidelinesandstandards/bestlist/bestwebsitestop25?mid=53 ).  This is a must-see. 


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Amazon.com: A Historic Travel Guide to European Countries and Their Cities: Poland (9781171060536): Anthony Holden: Books

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Congo Elections Puts Fledgling Democracy to the Test | World | World | Epoch Times

Congo Elections Puts Fledgling Democracy to the Test | World | World | Epoch Times | Democracy in Place and Space | Scoop.it
Eleven candidates will vie for president and nearly 19,000 will run for the National Assembly in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday in a potential milestone for the country’s democratic progress.
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Civil Society at Ground Zero: You Can Crush the Flowers, But You Can’t Stop the Spring | Truthout

Civil Society at Ground Zero: You Can Crush the Flowers, But You Can’t Stop the Spring  | Truthout | Democracy in Place and Space | Scoop.it
RT @a_free_america Civil Society at Ground Zero: You Can Crush the Flowers, But You Can't Stop the Spring - http://t.co/aDHzH0EQ POWER TO...
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Societas: Evicting the Public Sphere at Zuccotti Park

Craig Calhoun, president of the Social Science Research Council and University Professor of the Social Sciences at New York University, talks with SSRC edito...
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Europe's post-democratic era

Europe's post-democratic era | Democracy in Place and Space | Scoop.it
Jürgen Habermas: The monopolisation of the EU by political elites risks reducing a sense of civic solidarity that's crucial to the European project (Habermas @guardian on civic solidarity and the public sphere in Europe's post-democratic era
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BBC: Urbanization

BBC: Urbanization | Democracy in Place and Space | Scoop.it

A fantastic interactive map with population charts that show the massive explosion in urbanization since 1950 until the present.


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Seth Dixon's comment, November 4, 2011 11:22 AM
Thanks to my mentor teacher (when I was a student teaching myself in Utah with 9th graders) for finding this link. He's STILL helping me out all these years later...here's to all you mentoring the next generation of educators!
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Academia and the Public Sphere | Public Sphere Guide

Academia and the Public Sphere | Public Sphere Guide | Democracy in Place and Space | Scoop.it
Initiative on Academia & the Public Sphere Transatlantic Conference SSRC Essay Forum Academia & the Public Sphere Essay Series (Essay (http://t.co/KJFyaSQV @PublicSphereHub stunning!
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What is the relation between the public sphere and public space?

What is the relation between the public sphere and public space? | Democracy in Place and Space | Scoop.it
In particular, since some theorists seem to be suggesting that the idea of public space is more suited to a radical politics open to the excluded or disadvantaged than that of the public sphere, I will try to evaluate that claim and ...
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UN project seeks to make use of Nile's resources to fend off poverty and hunger

UN project seeks to make use of Nile's resources to fend off poverty and hunger | Democracy in Place and Space | Scoop.it

"A United Nations report released (...) on the use and management of water in the Nile River basin calls for new methods to boost agricultural productivity and warns that governments must take action to keep population growth and resource degradation from intensifying poverty.

The report, which includes the results of a decade-long project led by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and financed by Italy, notes that "environmental degradation, drought, weak institutions, low financial capacity, inadequate infrastructure and social instability conspire to perpetuate poverty in the region" making it essential to have a planning strategy in place.

According to FAO, the population in the Nile basin, which currently consists of some 200 million people, is expected to increase by between 61 and 82 per cent by 2030. This is of particular concern since some of the 11 countries that share the Nile Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda are among the poorest in the world." (Big News Network)

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Take Action

Take Action | Democracy in Place and Space | Scoop.it
Tell Congress: Democracy is for people.Overturn #CitizensUnited http://t.co/X5FFTDVF via @Public_Citizen...
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Germany supports Syria on its path to democracy: foreign minister |PMOI |

Germany supports Syria on its path to democracy: foreign minister |PMOI | | Democracy in Place and Space | Scoop.it
Exiled opposition group and member of the National Council of Resistance of Iran. Their Islamic ideology is based on democracy, popular will, tolerance and moderation.
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Architecture in Cape Town – the Legislative Capital of South Africa

Architecture in Cape Town – the Legislative Capital of South Africa | Democracy in Place and Space | Scoop.it
It is an ensemble of quaint and interesting buildings, dating back to the end of 18th century. These houses were built by recently arrived immigrant artisans from Holland. After these artisans moved towards the newer southern ...
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Curbs on Turkey’s civil society causing concern | The NonProfit Blogs

Curbs on Turkey’s civil society causing concern | The NonProfit Blogs | Democracy in Place and Space | Scoop.it


If Turkey has emerged as the biggest winner from the Arab Awakening, it seems both an undeserved and perverse result, especially given the ruling AK pa...
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The necessary elimination of democracy

The necessary elimination of democracy | Democracy in Place and Space | Scoop.it
Yes, there is a difference between the apartheid of South Africa and what is happening in Israel and in the territories, but there are also similarities. Is there a future for an Israel in which inequality and discrimination are taking root?
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The Occupy Movement and the New Public Space

The Occupy Movement and the New Public Space | Democracy in Place and Space | Scoop.it
It's time to have a serious debate about what we really want from our public spaces (The Occupy Movement and the New Public Space http://t.co/6Gaikrl3...)...
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A fiery public protest at Tianananmen

A fiery public protest at Tianananmen | Democracy in Place and Space | Scoop.it

On 1 October 2011 an act of defiance occured.  Now a chilling image has surfaced of a man who torched himself in Tiananmen Square the most well patroled public space in that country.   http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-15768036 

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Historypin

This is a video introduction to www.historypin.com which might just prove to be an very useful and important project.  It's historical geography powered by colloborative mapping that is infused with social media dynamics.  Backed by Google, they are geotagging old photos to recreate the historical geographies of all places and comparing them with current streetview images.  You can search by topic, place or date...this has the potential to be very big.   


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4995songs's comment, November 16, 2011 4:13 PM
Absolutely brilliant! The possibilities that this offers are staggering. If museums, galleries, and archives all got on board with this, they could create an incredible database that would allow teachers to add so much more depth to their lessons. I feel like having a visual timeline paired with geographic references in this capacity would give students (and everyone else!) a stronger understanding of how deeply history and geography are connected.
Seth Dixon's comment, November 16, 2011 6:40 PM
Agreed, this is conceptually amazing...but what a vast undertaking. I'm half-tempted to upload some pictures but I know that I've got too many pet projects at the moment and think that this one has the potential to overwhelm me time-wise.
GIS student's comment, November 17, 2011 3:37 PM
Awesome site! As an aspiring teacher, this website can be great for then and now projects. When explaining different eras or time periods this not only shows where certain things took place, but what they looked like as well. Definitely something that will become more popular in the social media aspect of society. Definitely a site I can spend hours on.
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Migration in America - Forbes

Migration in America - Forbes | Democracy in Place and Space | Scoop.it
More people left Phoenix in 2009 than came. The map above visualizes moves to and from Phoenix; counties that took more migrants than they sent are linked with red lines. Counties that sent more migrants than they took are linked with blue lines.

 

I've sent this link out before, but Forbes now has four articles attached to interactive mapping tool that analyze the data (including one by geographer Michael Conzen).  Also the new data has been added and the visualization has also been improved...very cool features with tremendous amounts of teaching applications. 


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Rachael Johns's curator insight, September 10, 2014 9:21 AM

In this day and age we see more people migrating then staying. People move for numerous things, a trend that causes a lot of migration is when people retire they move to southern Florida. They get tons of sun rays and meet a lot of people their age there. Another reason people migrate is for jobs. If their job tells them they have to move across state they do which causes more migration. ~R.J~

AmandaWilhiteee's curator insight, September 10, 2014 9:25 AM

The map is what originally attracted me to this article, but I must admit that the actual article was very interesting. Lots of the moves were from Phoenix, Arizona. Why people moved from Phoenix was not information that was disclosed in the article, but because of that, it made me wonder and want to learn more about this topic. AW :)

Nolan Walters's curator insight, September 10, 2014 9:30 AM

I've seen something like this before.  More people leaving a location than entering it.  Something may have caused them to move, Push and Pull factors are both in this.  Job opportunities or the extreme heat of Phoenix may have caused them to leave.  It shows that most people went to the Northeast, where it is cooler and has more people.

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Vice President Biden’s Speech to London Conference on Cyberspace | IIP Digital

Vice President Joe Biden discusses key issues and priorities regarding the future of cyberspace in the 21st century during a speech to the London Conference on Cyberspace via video teleconference on November 1.
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YouTube - Broadcast Yourself.

YouTube - Broadcast Yourself. | Democracy in Place and Space | Scoop.it
Share your videos with friends, family, and the world (Rami Daher: Public Space and Sphere in the Midst of Neoliberal Threats and Urban Transformations http://t.co/0EVA3jMq...)...
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US backs Nobel winner's vision of Yemen democracy

US backs Nobel winner's vision of Yemen democracy | Democracy in Place and Space | Scoop.it
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has heaped praise on the first Arab woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize and is calling for her revolution to succeed in bringing democracy to Yemen.
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The Koch Brothers - People & Power - Al Jazeera English

The Koch Brothers - People & Power - Al Jazeera English | Democracy in Place and Space | Scoop.it
People & Power asks if the tycoon duo's fortune could put the radical right into the White House. (Ha. My kingdom for a real democracy. “@AJEnglish: Is money distorting the #US democratic process?
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