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The Burgess and Hoyt Models

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It is possible in many cities to identify zones with a particular type of land use - eg a residential zone. Often these zones have developed due to a combination of economic and social factors. In some cases planners may have tried to separate out some land uses, eg an airport is separated from a large housing estate.

 

The concentric and sector models in one news article?  The BBC is showing once again the possibilities available if only the United States taught more geography in the schools. 

 

Tags: urban, models, unit 7 cities, APHG.


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Useful to develop understanding of the models of urban landuse zones within cities.

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Megacities' explosive growth poses epic challenges

Megacities' explosive growth poses epic challenges | DSODE HSC Geog Urban Places | Scoop.it
A historic migration is under way as the world's booming population moves to cities in search of opportunity. The trend should change society by 2039.
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This article outlines the challenges that the rapid and often unplanned growth of megacities creates. Contains an interactive map showing megacity populations in 2030. a good overview article for challenges and responses in meagacities.

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Tracking Detroit's Decay Through Google Street View

Though it's easy to crack jokes about Detroit's downfall from afar, it doesn't change the fact that there are very real people forced to look on as the place they call home slowly descends into decay. One of the most poignant depictions of this has come from none other than Google Maps.
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Great use of Google Street View images showing teh urban decay in Detroit over a short period of time 2009-2014.

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12 Data visualizations that illustrate poverty's biggest challenges

Want to learn more about the issues surrounding poverty in the world today? We ve assembled a collection of some of the best data visualizations for just that.
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This set of 12 graphics all show a particular facet on the topic of global poverty, including life expectanceyand income, access to energy, literecy rates, national population growth rates and forecasts of growth, birth rates and mortality statistics. This compilation is definitely helpful in unsderstanding the topic Global challenges.  In the graphic above, the connection between low female literacy rates and poverty is demonstrated quite powerfully.   

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Sydney Olympic Park: how the west was won

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Sydney Olympic Park is playing an increasingly important role in the state economy nearly a decade-and-a-half after being at the centre of the world's biggest sporting event.
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Sydney as a case study of a large city in teh developed world. This article provides an insight into the decentalisation of employment to the Sydney Olympic Park sight. 

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Infrastructure & Cities - Sustainable Cities - Siemens

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5 of the World’s Most Successful Urban #Infrastructure Projects - #Delhi Metro. Read more: http://t.co/P6mdwmTdzr http://t.co/avpgB8K3kC
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Provides an overview and then 5 infrastructure projects from 5 cities  illustrate the application of technology to address issues of the urban places including Delhi. Infographic is a simple summary of technology in the 5 cities.

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Our Urban Future in Film

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By Ryan Schleeter, National Geographic More than 50% of the world’s population already lives in cities, and this number is expected to grow to a whopping 70% by 2050. More and more people move to t...
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A great account of the way urban places are shown in film, from early movies to recent and even futuristic cities. This is a good read about the growing world population and the increasing urbanisation of where people live.

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Sydney's global economic corridor

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A proliferation of knowledge based firms clustered in Sydney's inner suburbs present an uplifting counter-narrative to Australia's recent manufacturing gloom. Matt Wade and Sophia Phan report.

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Great relevance to Sydney case study and changing economic character of the city.

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gina lockton's curator insight, March 9, 4:21 PM

an interesting snippet for Urban Geography

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The Growth of Megacities

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"For the first time in human history, more of the world’s 6.8 billion people live in cities than in rural areas. That is an incredible demographic and geographic shift since 1950 when only 30 percent of the world’s 2.5 billion inhabitants lived in urban environments.

 

The world’s largest cities, particularly in developing countries, are growing at phenomenal rates. As a growing landless class is attracted by urban opportunities, meager as they might be, these cities’ populations are ballooning to incredible numbers.

 

A May 2010 Christian Science Monitor article on “megacities” predicted that by 2050, almost 70 percent of the world’s estimated 10 billion people—more than the number of people living today—will reside in urban areas. The social, economic and environmental problems associated with a predominantly urbanized population are considerably different from those of the mostly rural world population of the past."


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Arya Okten's curator insight, March 27, 7:23 PM

Unit VII

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unit 7

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The majority of megacities are in the developing world, with the exception of places like New York and Tokyo, best showing how the face of the world is changing. Developing countries are on their paths to becoming major powers, such as Calkutta for example. As an enlarging city, more and more citizens are flocking to the abundance of jobs in the city which thus increases India's development as a result of the growing city and thus leads to a cycle of growth as demand for more jobs increases as the city grows. Megacities are thus a symbol of the developing world and can be used in human geography as symbols of development. 

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Demographer predicts big changes for the West's housing landscape - Glenwood Springs Post Independent

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Demographer predicts big changes for the West's housing landscape
Glenwood Springs Post Independent
A native Oregonian, he spent over 20 years teaching urban planning, public policy and urban finance at colleges in the South.
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Learn - City of Sydney

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Discover the stories behind Sydney’s past and present, including demographics, history and archives.

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Worth the read relating to case study of Sydney.

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Sally Egan's curator insight, June 27, 2013 6:32 AM

Useful overview of Sydney for the case study of Sydney as a large city form the developed world. Use as a starting point for understanding the natur of the city, changes and the resukts of the urban dynamics that have shaped the city.

gina lockton's curator insight, July 21, 2013 8:20 PM

Urban - worth the read on SYDNEY

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UN report: World's biggest cities merging into 'mega-regions'

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Mega-cities are merging to form vast 'mega-regions' home to more than 100 million people, according to a major new report

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Mega cities. The super large cities grow to mega regions. 

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London's Tale of Two Cities: Inequality Worsens in Europe's Booming Metropolis - TIME

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London's Tale of Two Cities: Inequality Worsens in Europe's Booming Metropolis TIME She says what makes a city great “is the mix of it all, the possibility that even modest middle classes and poor artists can feel 'this is also my city'.” But as...
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Projects for Punjab - The Nation

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Projects for Punjab
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The Khadim-e-Punjab has announced that plans are being made to make Metro Bus Route signal free because Lahore is a mega city where population has already exceeded 10 million marks.
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Mega cities - responses to the challenge of traffic in Lahore  is presented in this article. 

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Developing World Cities and Population Density

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Without a question, we are living in an urban era. More people now live in cities than anywhere else on the planet and I’ve repeatedly argued that cities are our most important economic engine. As a result of these shifts, we’re seeing megacities at a scale the world has never seen before.

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Mega cities and the challenges they face for the future is focus in this article. Great statistics on populations and urban densities are also included.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, June 18, 9:50 AM

As our cities have massively expanded in the last 70 years, so has the ecological footprint of these metropolitan areas.  This article discusses some of the challenges confronting megacities and their functions within the global urban network. 


Tags: sustainabilitydensity, megacities, housing, urban, planning, unit 7 cities. 

Mr Steven Newman's curator insight, June 26, 2:25 PM

Just a few years ago there were only  20 cities with a pop over 10 million.  I'll use this with my  10 geography class to compare Australia's population and size with these cities and  look at debates around policies.  I,ll try and get the students to debate around ecological sustainability.

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Population projections for Sydney deliver urban planning wake-up call

Population projections for Sydney deliver urban planning wake-up call | DSODE HSC Geog Urban Places | Scoop.it
Sydney will need more than 600,000 extra homes for an additional 1.6 million people in the next two decades, according to state government figures.
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Great relevance to case study of Sydney and the changing character of the city and the urban dynamics occuring within Sydney. 

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Mumbai’s population growth rate is twice that of the state

Mumbai’s population growth rate is twice that of the state | DSODE HSC Geog Urban Places | Scoop.it
Census figures point out that over 50 per cent of migration into the state was due to the availability of employment and business opportunitie at large.
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Detailed account of teh population growth of Mumbai. Applicable to study of Mega Cities.

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Reshaping the West: Sydney's growing challenge

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A land of opportunity awaits if policymakers rethink western Sydney's jobs, childcare, transport and planning needs.
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Provides an account of the changes occuring in western sydney adn factors that have brought about these changes. Applicable to case study of Sydney as a large city in developed world.

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New Sydney CBD 40km/h speed limit put to the test - Sydney Morning Herald

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New Sydney CBD 40km/h speed limit put to the test
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Debate is continuing on how effective a new 40km/h speed limit in Sydney's CBD will be in reducing the number of pedestrians killed on Sydney's roads.
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Adeevee - Banamex/CDC: Houses, Gardens, Buildings, Development

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Great images of the contrast of housing between the rich and poor in Mexico City. These images formed part of an advertising campaign drawing attention to this gap within the city. Good examples of spatial exclusion for urban dynamics.

 

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Mumbai: Bright lights, tight city

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In Mumbai, one of the world's fastest-growing cities, up to a million people can be crammed into one square kilometre. Amrit Dhillon reports on a megacity collapsing under its own weight.

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dilaycock's curator insight, February 20, 2:52 PM

Stark description of the issues facing a large portion of Mumbai's 13 million inhabitants.

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RE.WORK Cities says urban innovation is key to sustainable future ...

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With the future lying in the world's cities, policy-makers, developers and designers are focusing on innovations for the urban landscape.
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Urbanization to focus on smaller cities - Global Times

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Urbanization to focus on smaller cities
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China is to inject more resources into the development of small and mid-level cities, while at the same time, seeking to control the population of the nation's megacities.
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City's main rail corridor plan attracts global developers

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The architecture firm behind the world's tallest building has signalled it wants to develop Sydney's main rail corridor, as the state government fields global interest in a project to remake the central business district's southern edge.

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Case study of Sydney. 

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Sally Egan's curator insight, August 27, 2013 12:02 AM

Useful for studying Sydney.

gina lockton's curator insight, August 27, 2013 2:55 AM

Sydney - Urban Case Study - good contemporary information

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Three of the best: Pyrmont

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Pyrmont has recorded some of the biggest price rises of any Sydney suburb in the past 10 years, according to Australian Property Monitors.

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Useful article for case study of Pyrmont. 

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Perth among top 10 of world's most liveable cities

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PERTH has made it into the Top 10 most liveable cities in the world, beating iconic destinations such as New York, Paris and London.

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Ignacio Garrido's curator insight, January 24, 7:16 AM

Exercise 21 :

 

1.What are the main caractheristic of Perth? What continent is Perth in ?

2.How do you think this list is made? What indicators would you include? Write some exemples

3.What are the 2 continents wich have more cities in this list? And in the list of worst cities for living?

4.Write a new title for the new.

 

Remember you must send the answer by moodle. Good Luck ¡¡