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Why Many Cities Are Located In The Wrong Place

Why Many Cities Are Located In The Wrong Place | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it
A historical problem.

 

The world is urbanising rapidly (World Urbanization Prospects, the 2011 Revision). Some of its rapidly growing cities, however, seem to be misplaced. They are located in places hampered by poor access to world markets, shortages of water, or vulnerability to flooding, earthquakes, and volcanoes.

This outcome – cities being stuck in the wrong places – has dire economic and social consequences. When thinking about policy responses, a key research question is whether historical events can leave towns trapped in suboptimal places.

New research on a historical ‘experiment’

Our recent research looks at this issue by comparing the evolution of two initially similar urban networks following a historical calamity that wiped out one, while leaving the other largely intact (Michaels and Rauch 2013). The specific setting in which we examine this is northwestern Europe, where we trace out the effects of the collapse of the Western Roman Empire more than 1500 years ago, through to the present day.


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Tracy Klug's curator insight, December 20, 2013 9:38 AM

This combined with climate change, where will our biggest city centers be relocated to?

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Why Geography Education Matters

Why Geography Education Matters | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it

"This blog-a-thon submission comes from Joseph Kerski of the National Council of Geographic Education (2011 President). Joseph writes about why geography education matters and how it applies to each one of us."

 

 

This was one great orange! Thank you GS!

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austin tydings's comment, August 27, 2013 2:41 PM
Geography, is a subject where it takes all the skills from science, math, English, and social studies, and combines it into a in depth thinking class. It makes you find the problem, fix it and tell how and why you fixed it . For example, a crop is not growing in a dry area, then you try it in a wet area and it grows, now you have to find out why it grows in a wet area and not a dry area and explain why. It is good to start out early learning about the basics in the core classes then later in the more advance classes, to understand how to fix a problem.
Annenkov's curator insight, September 13, 2013 2:09 AM

"Geography education applies to each one of us" - not only for children, but for adults in everyday life. Who is interested in developing a personal geoculture?  

Peter Phillips's curator insight, October 5, 2013 7:37 PM

Using an orange to learn the continents of the Earth :) great idea. 

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Point Roberts

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An American city stranded at the tip of a Canadian peninsula where strict adherence to the "49th parallel rule" became problematic.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, April 22, 5:34 PM

I'm sharing this because what isn't exciting about an exclave that was created by a superimposed, geometric border?  

 

Tags: borders, political.

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The Diverging Economies of L.A. and San Francisco

The Diverging Economies of L.A. and San Francisco | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it
A conversation with Michael Storper, the author of a new book on why San Francisco has outperformed L.A. in recent decades.
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Students go on virtual field trip to various farms

Students go on virtual field trip to various farms | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it
Students in 1,200 classrooms across the country got to tour different farms on Tuesday without leaving their seats.
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Rhode Island marketing official resigns over Iceland video

Rhode Island marketing official resigns over Iceland video | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The state’s top marketing official, who oversaw the disastrous rollout of a tourism campaign that included a video mistakenly featuring a scene from Iceland, resigned on Friday. Gov. Gina Raimondo said she accepted Betsy Wall’s resignation and added that the state would drop part of a new logo, the tagline “Cooler …
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32 Maps That Will Teach You Something New About the World

32 Maps That Will Teach You Something New About the World | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it
Our world is a complex network of people, places and things. Here are 32 maps will teach you something new about our interconnected planet.

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Some of these maps are more compellling than others (like all lists like this) but some are really telling.  The map above shows the dense concentration of tech corporate headquarters in Silicon Valley/San Francisco. 

 

Tags: technology, map, map archive. 

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StacyOstrom's curator insight, April 4, 9:18 AM

Some of these maps are more compellling than others (like all lists like this) but some are really telling.  The map above shows the dense concentration of tech corporate headquarters in Silicon Valley/San Francisco. 

 

Tags: technology, map, map archive. 

Jodi Esaili's curator insight, April 4, 9:28 AM

Some of these maps are more compellling than others (like all lists like this) but some are really telling.  The map above shows the dense concentration of tech corporate headquarters in Silicon Valley/San Francisco. 

 

Tags: technology, map, map archive. 

macellomedeiros's curator insight, April 4, 10:18 AM

Some of these maps are more compellling than others (like all lists like this) but some are really telling.  The map above shows the dense concentration of tech corporate headquarters in Silicon Valley/San Francisco. 

 

Tags: technology, map, map archive. 

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Cocoa-nomics explained: Unwrapping the chocolate industry

Cocoa-nomics explained: Unwrapping the cocoa industry
Cocoa-nomics: Why chocolate really doesn't grow on trees
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Cocoa-nomics explained: Unwrapping the chocolate industry

Cocoa-nomics explained: Unwrapping the cocoa industry
Cocoa-nomics: Why chocolate really doesn't grow on trees
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Obama bans US imports of slave-produced goods

Obama bans US imports of slave-produced goods | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it
Federal officials are preparing to enforce an 86-year-old ban on importing goods made by children or slaves under new provisions of a law signed by President Barack Obama. The Tariff Act of 1930, which gave Customs and Border Protection the authority to seize shipments where forced labor was suspected and block further imports, was last used in 2000, and has been used only 39 times all together largely because of two words: "consumptive demand" — if there was not sufficient supply to meet domestic demand, imports were allowed regardless of how they were produced. "If the U.S. government works to really keep out goods made with forced labor, this change will have a profound ripple effect on supply chains worldwide," said David Abramowitz, who advocated for the change as vice president for Humanity United. A Labor Department list of more than 350 goods produced by child labor or forced labor provides a detailed breakdown that human rights groups plan to use as they petition the government to take action.
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This State Eats Candy at Twice the National Average

This State Eats Candy at Twice the National Average | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it
A push by Hershey Co. to gather data on the nation’s candy-eating habits has uncovered the sweet-tooth capital of America: Utah.
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Can GMOs Save Chocolate? | The Plate

Can GMOs Save Chocolate? | The Plate | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it
GMOs may be able to save chocolate. The bigger question is whether we want them to. Chocolate–the scrumptious confection of Valentine boxes and Easter baskets–is in trouble. The average American ea…
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What Are You Flying Over? This App Will Tell You

What Are You Flying Over? This App Will Tell You | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it

Flyover Country uses maps and data from various geological and paleontological databases to identify and give information on the landscape passing beneath a plane. The user will see features tagged on a map corresponding to the ground below. To explain the features in depth, the app relies on cached Wikipedia articles. Since it works solely with a phone’s GPS, there’s no need for a user to purchase in-flight wifi. Sitting in your window seat, you can peer down on natural features like glaciers and man-made features, such as mines, and read articles about them at the same time.

 

Tags: mobility, transportation, technology, physical, geology.


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YEC Geo's curator insight, March 12, 10:01 AM
Kind of like your own personal Google Earth.
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26 Things You Might Not Know Were Named After Places

26 Things You Might Not Know Were Named After Places | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it
From cheddar cheese to the tuxedo.

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Emma Boyle's curator insight, March 2, 12:31 PM

Many ordinary objects are named for places where they were discovered, invented, or widely used. If you smell a dab of cologne on the man eating a Danish in the bungalow, the way you speak about that incident has a linguistic debt to a town in Germany, and the countries of Denmark and Bangladesh.  Many foods (especially wine and cheese) are named after places and 26 are highlighted in this article and here is a (semi-) exhaustive list of words derived from toponyms. 

 

Tags: food, language, toponyms.

MSTA's curator insight, March 3, 3:35 PM

Many ordinary objects are named for places where they were discovered, invented, or widely used. If you smell a dab of cologne on the man eating a Danish in the bungalow, the way you speak about that incident has a linguistic debt to a town in Germany, and the countries of Denmark and Bangladesh.  Many foods (especially wine and cheese) are named after places and 26 are highlighted in this article and here is a (semi-) exhaustive list of words derived from toponyms. 

 

Tags: food, language, toponyms.

Jodi Esaili's curator insight, March 4, 3:34 PM

Many ordinary objects are named for places where they were discovered, invented, or widely used. If you smell a dab of cologne on the man eating a Danish in the bungalow, the way you speak about that incident has a linguistic debt to a town in Germany, and the countries of Denmark and Bangladesh.  Many foods (especially wine and cheese) are named after places and 26 are highlighted in this article and here is a (semi-) exhaustive list of words derived from toponyms. 

 

Tags: food, language, toponyms.

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Closing the gap between men and women in agriculture

http://www.fao.org/sofa/gender "The world cannot eliminate hunger without closing the gap between men and women in agriculture. With equal access to productive resources and services, such as land, water and credit, women farmers can produce 20 to 30 percent more food, enough to lift 150 million people out of hunger."


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Rebecca Geevarghese's curator insight, May 11, 1:35 AM
A great resource to show geography students! 
Linda White's curator insight, May 13, 10:40 PM
A reason why we need to review all the women that are incarcerated in our society.  The society is loosing so much.
Pascal Corbé's curator insight, May 26, 8:53 AM
While closing the gender gap is both righteous as economically advantageous, I find the claim that the world could not be fed without it totally unfounded and not true. Even the worst dictator could just redistribute the produce currently wasted and the issue would be solved with gender issues left touched. The intention of this message is great but I think from a communications point of view these kinds of exaggerated messages undermine the basis of campaigns and ultimately wear off the attention of your target groups.
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This is an incredible visualization of the world's shipping routes

This is an incredible visualization of the world's shipping routes | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it

"Ships carry 11 billion tons of goods each year. This interactive map shows where they all go.  About 11 billion tons of stuff gets carried around the world every year by large ships. Clothes, flat-screen TVs, grain, cars, oil — transporting these goods from port to port is what makes the global economy go 'round.  And now there's a great way to visualize this entire process, through this stunning interactive map from the UCL Energy Institute."


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aitouaddaC's curator insight, May 2, 8:44 AM
On pourra voir aussi , en français  et en allemand :  http://ddc.arte.tv/nos-cartes/le-transport-maritime-coeur-de-la-mondialisation
South Florida Guide's curator insight, May 3, 11:40 AM
Very interesting.
Caitlyn Scott's curator insight, June 14, 10:25 PM
This resource shows great detail into where are products travel when they are imported but also shows us what and where Australian products are going. Good source in regards to showing how large Australia's export market is. Article contains a good amount of information as to why the routes shown on the map are taken as well as having in-depth data showing the different cargo on board ships. This data helps high light what different countries are renowned for in their exports as well as giving so information into why some countries are poorer than others when analysing their exports. Planned use within unit regarding the cost of Australian exports and its sustainability for the future.      
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The Tricky Relationship Between Transit and Land Value

The Tricky Relationship Between Transit and Land Value | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it
Cities are harnessing future land values to pay for new infrastructure. But the research behind this approach may be flawed.
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U.S. tourism video uses shot of Iceland

U.S. tourism video uses shot of Iceland | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it
Embarrassed officials quickly halt campaign over "mistaken" inclusion of scenes of skateboarder shot in Reykjavik
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Rhode Island marketing official resigns over Iceland video

Rhode Island marketing official resigns over Iceland video | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The state’s top marketing official, who oversaw the disastrous rollout of a tourism campaign that included a video mistakenly featuring a scene from Iceland, resigned on Friday. Gov. Gina Raimondo said she accepted Betsy Wall’s resignation and added that the state would drop part of a new logo, the tagline “Cooler …
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'Hoi Toiders': The Last Of The Carolinian Brogues

'Hoi Toiders': The Last Of The Carolinian Brogues | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it
"Hoi Toider," aka Ocracoke Brogue, is a dialect of American English spoken only on remote islands in North Carolina's Outer Banks. The unique accent and vocabulary developed over hundreds of years as a result of the area's isolation. Visitors often mistake the accent as foreign, but with origins dating back to the 1600s, Ocracoke Brogue is about American as it gets. Time to get "Hoi."
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Chocolate that makes a difference

Chocolate that makes a difference | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it
Theo Chocolate owner Joe Whinney believes that customers will pay more for their candy bars if they know they are investing in improving the lives of cocoa bean harvesters in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Ben Affleck is making the same bet. Seth Doane reports.
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These Ivory Coast Cacao Farmers Had Never Tasted Chocolate

These Ivory Coast Cacao Farmers Had Never Tasted Chocolate | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it
Ivory Coast is the world's No. 1 producer of the cacao beans that are the base of our beloved chocolate bars. But as a TV report shows, some cacao farmers have never enjoyed the final product.
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Chocolate’s Child-Labor Problem Keeps Getting Worse

Chocolate’s Child-Labor Problem Keeps Getting Worse | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it
A new report shows an increase in children working on cocoa farms.
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Chocolate Makeover: Nestle Dumps Artificial Colorings

Chocolate Makeover: Nestle Dumps Artificial Colorings | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it
Nestle says it's removing artificial flavors and dyes from its chocolate candies, and Hershey's says it's shifting to simpler ingredients. The moves come amid growing demand for natural food.
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America’s year without a winter: The 2015-2016 season was the warmest on record

America’s year without a winter: The 2015-2016 season was the warmest on record | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it
Every state but two were warmer than normal and all six New England states set winter records.

 

 

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Climate Change speaker at Hampton Roads Foreign Policy Association Great Decisions on Saturday. 

 

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USDA on board with shipping U.S. chickens to China for processing, then re-entry to States for human consumption - Healthy Lifestyle Base

USDA on board with shipping U.S. chickens to China for processing, then re-entry to States for human consumption - Healthy Lifestyle Base | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it
“Chinese chicken”  have a new meaning, because the U.S. Department of Agriculture recently permitted four  chicken processing plants in China  to import poultry raised and slaughtered in the U.S. for processing.  They will be shipped back to the U.S. and sold on grocery shelves. Besides, these processed chickens will not need a country-of-origin label and no U.S. inspectors will be on site to inspect the meat before it is shipped back to the U.S for human consumption. This causes concern to food safety experts who are worried about the quality of chicken processed in a country infamous for avian influenza
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