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Dr.Francis Jarman tells Soma Basu films and plays make us thoughtful about other cultures and people...
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Read the Transcript: http://to.pbs.org/b6sR86 The capital of the South Asian country Bangladesh, Dhaka, has a population that is booming. However, it stands ...
Another look at a growing megacity and its shantytowns.
After making an infographic depicting how much space would be needed to house the entire world’s population based on the densities of various global cities, Tim De Chant of Per Square Mile got to thinking about the land resources it takes to support those same cities.
Tags: consumption, development, resources, energy, density, sustainability.
This is an very intriguing map that shows different urban layouts and applies the concept of population density at the city scale and compares it to the global population. What is everyone lived in the city of New York (at New York's population density)? How big would that city be?
Visualisation of the density and function of the built-environment in Greater London 2010. Shows the dominance of the intensifying city-centre, corridors of commercial development and the smaller scale centres in Outer London.
This is a fantastic way to visually comprehend the spatial urban patterns and densities of a world city like London.
The green dots on this map representing Starbucks locations which are obviously clustered in major metropolitan centers. Cross-referencing this Starbucks address location with population data, Davenport explains his mapping technique: "By counting the number of people who live within a given distance to each Starbucks, we can measure how well centered Frappuccinos are to the US citizenry. In other words: draw a 1-mile circle around every store, then add up the % of the population living within the circles. Repeat for 2, 3, 4....100 miles." The result of this data is a fabulous logrithmic S-curve which explains much about the American population distribution.
Tags: statistics, density, consumption, mapping, visualization, urban.
A great image for showing the pulsating rythmns of a dynamic urban system. We treat population density as a static metric, but how many people are in a given place would truly be difficult to fully quantify. What logisitic difficulties would this shift present for cities?
This map answers a few simple questions: How far away is the nearest McDonald's? Where is the concentration of McDonald's highest or lowest? While population density is the immediate pattern that we identify, what else can this map show us?