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Comparing Urban Footprints

Comparing Urban Footprints | Year 10 Geography - Environmental Management & Change | Scoop.it

"This is a series of infographics (or geo-infographics) created by Matthew Hartzell, a friend of mine that I met when we were both geography graduate students at Penn State in few years back..."


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Jacob Crowell's curator insight, October 14, 2014 3:25 PM

This is an interesting way to graph out the urban footprints of various cities from around the world. This also shows how the United States has a number of the largest urban centers in the world. Along the top, New York, Chicago, LA, and Miami are massive compared to cities like Hong Kong. This shows how in the United States there are massive amounts of urban growth. Even in China where their population is one of the worlds biggest, Hong Kong a major city only has 7.1 million. In the United States, for the past century cities have been growing and this graph shows that.

Samuel D'Amore's curator insight, December 14, 2014 6:40 PM

These visuals really help to show that the size of a city doesn't necessarily correspond with it's population. Many years ago the trend was the larger the city in turn it would posses a larger population than a physically smaller city. Today this no longer holds true, in fact many smaller cities vastly out populate large sprawling cities. Most of these mega-cities in Asia and Latin America are incredibly over build and densely packed surrounded by miles of slums. 

Edgar Manasseh Jr.'s curator insight, January 22, 2015 7:16 PM

Pretty cool.

 

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Who's to blame for climate change?

Who's to blame for climate change? | Year 10 Geography - Environmental Management & Change | Scoop.it
A quick, animated look at at where emissions come from on our planet.

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Aerotropolis: the city of the future?

Aerotropolis: the city of the future? | Year 10 Geography - Environmental Management & Change | Scoop.it
The cities that thrive in the 21st century will be those that put airports at their centre, says US academic John Kasarda.

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Inside Mexico City's Chaotic Underground Rush Hour

Inside Mexico City's Chaotic Underground Rush Hour | Year 10 Geography - Environmental Management & Change | Scoop.it
A photographer captures the routine madness of Mexico's largest subway system.

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LEGO Model of the Day: Urban Density Gone Bad

LEGO Model of the Day: Urban Density Gone Bad | Year 10 Geography - Environmental Management & Change | Scoop.it
A playful exercise in jam-packed city living.

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Can Drastic New Anti-Pollution Rules Help Clean Up Beijing's Air?

Can Drastic New Anti-Pollution Rules Help Clean Up Beijing's Air? | Year 10 Geography - Environmental Management & Change | Scoop.it
The city is rolling out a series of regulations to cut emissions over the next five years.

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China’s Great Uprooting: Moving 250 Million Into Cities

China’s Great Uprooting: Moving 250 Million Into Cities | Year 10 Geography - Environmental Management & Change | Scoop.it
A 12-year plan to move hundreds of millions of rural residents into cities is intended to spur economic growth, but could have unintended consequences, skeptics warn.

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Cynthia Williams's curator insight, July 10, 2013 1:17 PM

So now China is forcing people to move to the city.  What is going to happen to the agricultural land they left behind?  How are they going to be able to feed them, cloth them, create new jobs and train them for these jobs?  They have opened up a huge can of worms they are not ready to tackle.

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Bolivia: A Country With No McDonald’s

Bolivia: A Country With No McDonald’s | Year 10 Geography - Environmental Management & Change | Scoop.it
What America can learn from one of the most sustainable food nations on Earth.

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Model for megacities? Mexico City cleans up its air.

Model for megacities? Mexico City cleans up its air. | Year 10 Geography - Environmental Management & Change | Scoop.it
As people around the world celebrate Earth Day, Mexico City may serve as an unlikely environmental example for cities in developing countries suffering poor air quality.

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Turning waste into building blocks of the future city

Turning waste into building blocks of the future city | Year 10 Geography - Environmental Management & Change | Scoop.it
Modern cities create vast quantities of waste. But rather than causing a crisis, could these overflowing landfills help create urban landscapes of the future?

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The Most Famous Models for How Cities Grow Are Wrong

The Most Famous Models for How Cities Grow Are Wrong | Year 10 Geography - Environmental Management & Change | Scoop.it
We need new ways to explain growing urban inequality.

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How Are Those Cities of the Future Coming Along?

How Are Those Cities of the Future Coming Along? | Year 10 Geography - Environmental Management & Change | Scoop.it
A brief update on PlanIT Valley, Masdar, Konza Techno City, and Songdo.

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