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Glenelg wastewater 'too expensive' to be reused

Glenelg wastewater 'too expensive' to be reused | Australian Curriculum Geography | Scoop.it
Too much wastewater is being let out to sea because the cost of reusing it is too high, South Australia's Liberal Opposition says.
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Year 7 The Earth's Precious Resources. Alternative Water Sources

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Teaching Geography – A Unit on Liveability for 5/6/7Australian Curriculum Lessons

Teaching Geography – A Unit on Liveability for 5/6/7Australian Curriculum Lessons | Australian Curriculum Geography | Scoop.it
“Summary of Unit: Students will explore features of a range of countries and the factors that influence where and how people live. Students will investigate the inquiry question: ‘How liveable is Australia?”
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How to Make an Attractive City

“We've grown good at making many things in the modern world - but strangely the art of making attractive cities has been lost. Here are some key principles for how to make attractive cities once again.”
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Egypt: After the Flood

Egypt: After the Flood | Australian Curriculum Geography | Scoop.it
“In its 7000 years of history, no event changed Egypt more profoundly than the construction of the Aswan High Dam.”
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Slum developments across the world - 21st Century Challenges - Royal Geographical Society with IBG

Slum developments across the world - 21st Century Challenges - Royal Geographical Society with IBG | Australian Curriculum Geography | Scoop.it
“Learn about the slums, favelas and barrios that are growing in many cities across the world”
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Year 7 Place and Liveability
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Global groundwater crisis may get worse as the world warms

Global groundwater crisis may get worse as the world warms | Australian Curriculum Geography | Scoop.it
“The world is facing an increasingly dire groundwater depletion crisis, according to a NASA researcher.”
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Year 7 Water in the World Geography unit
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Flooding Risk From Climate Change, Country by Country

Flooding Risk From Climate Change, Country by Country | Australian Curriculum Geography | Scoop.it
“A new analysis of sea levels and flood risk around the world offers more evidence that the brunt of climate change will not be borne equally.” More than a quarter of Vietnam’s residents live in areas likely to be subject to regular floods by the end of the century. Globally, eight of the 10 large countries most at risk are in Asia. These figures are the result of a new analysis of sea levels and flood risk around the world, conducted by Climate Central and based on more detailed sea-level data than has previously been available. The analysis offers more evidence that the countries emitting the most carbon aren’t necessarily the ones that will bear the brunt of climate change. Tags: Southeast Asia, water, disasters, urban ecology, coastal, climate change.
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Carbon map – which countries are responsible for climate change?

Carbon map – which countries are responsible for climate change? | Australian Curriculum Geography | Scoop.it
As heads of state from David Cameron to Barack Obama meet in New York for a UN climate summit hosted by Ban Ki-moon, expectations are high for bold commitments on cutting greenhouse gas emissions
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38 maps that explain the global economy

38 maps that explain the global economy | Australian Curriculum Geography | Scoop.it
“Commerce knits the modern world together in a way that nothing else quite does. Almost anything you own these days is the result of a complicated web of global interactions. And there's no better way to depict those interactions than some maps.”
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Fragile States Index

Fragile States Index | Australian Curriculum Geography | Scoop.it
"Weak and failing states pose a challenge to the international community. In today’s world, with its highly globalized economy, information systems and interlaced security, pressures on one fragile state can have serious repercussions not only for that state and its people, but also for its neighbors and other states halfway across the globe. The Fragile States Index (FSI), produced by The Fund for Peace, is a critical tool in highlighting not only the normal pressures that all states experience, but also in identifying when those pressures are pushing a state towards the brink of failure."
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In future, can cars be obsolete in cities?

In future, can cars be obsolete in cities? | Australian Curriculum Geography | Scoop.it
Helsinki and Hamburg are both striving to vastly improve urban transport in less than a generation. The Helsinki Times states that “the future resident of Helsinki will not own a car.”
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Year 7 Geography Place and Liveability. An article about how some cities are dealing with the challenge of cars in the CBD
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ABC Splash ­ ConCensus

ABC Splash ­ ConCensus | Australian Curriculum Geography | Scoop.it

Thanks tpBring Australian statistics to life with ConCensus - a data visualisation game where students can interact with real data from the 2011 ABS Census.


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Useful for Year 7 Place and Liveability. Data can be exported into excel for graphing. 

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dilaycock's curator insight, July 26, 2014 1:15 AM

Thanks to @audrey_nay for this resource.

Kate Buckland's curator insight, July 26, 2014 10:26 PM

Interesting graphs, especially to compare home town to state or country

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Geography: What is it for?

This animation is designed to help teachers to tune into the grand narrative of Australian Curriculum Geography.
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Tina Jameson's curator insight, July 31, 2014 8:53 PM

Great introductory animation that could be used to explain what the subject of 'Geography' actually involves.  Level is appropriate for students, but would be good to use with parents (or even to explain what you do to 'non' Geography teachers).

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Primary Geography for the Australian Curriculum

Primary Geography for the Australian Curriculum | Australian Curriculum Geography | Scoop.it
“Primary Geography for the Australian Curriculum”
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Another teacher's Scoopit on AC Geography
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Customizable Classroom Maps

Customizable Classroom Maps | Australian Curriculum Geography | Scoop.it

"The idea for creating dynamic online teaching maps came up after one of our teacher friends expressed her frustration over how difficult it was to find just the right learning map for particular topic."


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Mapping Australia: The ebb and flow of our cities’ populations

Mapping Australia: The ebb and flow of our cities’ populations | Australian Curriculum Geography | Scoop.it
“Australia’s population continues to grow, with Melbourne’s population set to overtake Sydney. What about your local area?”
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Sick Cities: A Scenario for Dhaka City - Our World

Sick Cities: A Scenario for Dhaka City - Our World | Australian Curriculum Geography | Scoop.it
“Bangladesh's capital, Dhaka, is a 'sick city', due largely to rapid urbanization. But planning and other measures can nurse it into a sustainable urban environment.”
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The rise of megacities – interactive

The rise of megacities – interactive | Australian Curriculum Geography | Scoop.it
By 2025, the developing world will be home to 29 megacities. We explore the latest UN estimates and forecasts on the growth of these 'cities on steroids'
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MapFight - Australia vs China size comparison

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17 Maps Of Australia That Will Make Your Mind Boggle

17 Maps Of Australia That Will Make Your Mind Boggle | Australian Curriculum Geography | Scoop.it
Australia is a REALLY big country. Seriously.
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These maps show just how big Australia is
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The Global Liveability Index Shows Us The World’s Best Places To Live

The Global Liveability Index Shows Us The World’s Best Places To Live | Australian Curriculum Geography | Scoop.it
“The Economist Intelligence Unit's (EIU) most recent liveability ranking shows cities in Australia, Canada, Austria, Finland and New Zealand as the ideal destinations, but is this ranking a true reflection of the cities we live in and will it be...”
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Copenhagen's 'Bicycle Snake': Aiming to Become ...

Copenhagen's 'Bicycle Snake': Aiming to Become ... | Australian Curriculum Geography | Scoop.it
Creatng The Ambitious Cykelslangen by DISSING+WEITLING enables Copenhagen's vision to become the best cycling city in the world by the end of 2015. The 235-meter-long orange snake meanders 5.5 meters high above sea level from Havneholmen through the mall Fisketorvet, ending at Kalvebod Brygge. This “snak...
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7 Big Ways Cities Have Transformed Themselves For Bikes

7 Big Ways Cities Have Transformed Themselves For Bikes | Australian Curriculum Geography | Scoop.it

The number of bikes in our cities is increasing, and with that increase we’re also seeing some major changes in the way cities are designed. Engineers are giving bikes their own bridges, tunnels, overpasses, even escalators, making biking feel like it’s an essential, permanent part of the city.

Last week, Copenhagen announced an elevated cycleway for the Øresund Bridge, an existing bridge which connects the city to Malmö, Sweden. The second longest bridge in Europe, and at about eight miles long, will likely be the longest dedicated bike bridge in the world. That’s a serious commitment to the cyclists in the region, but also to the health and well-being for all residents. Customised bike infrastructure is more comfortable, convenient, and safe for those who choose to travel on two wheels, but it’s also safer for pedestrians as well. As the biking movement gains momentum, we’ll be seeing cities devoting more space and energy towards these awesome bike-only improvements that make streets safer for everyone...

 



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Place and Liveability Geography Year 7. 'The strategies used to enhance the liveability of places, especially for young people, including examples from Australia and Europe(ACHGK047)'

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Catherine Devin's curator insight, August 4, 2014 2:48 AM

La nouvelle impulsion donnée à l'utilisation de la bicyclette à des fins de déplacement comme de loisir en lien avec l'essor des pistes cyclables dans les villes et à l'orée de celles-ci représente un exemple réussi et concret de notre capacité à évoluer vers un mode de vie plus durable dans certains lieux... Et nous n'en sommes qu'à l'amorce.

 

Ce mouvement repose sur beaucoup plus qu'une injonction à la moindre consommation de carburant/ émission de CO2 ou même la contrainte de coût ou à l'inverse une impulsion citoyenne. Il relève plutôt d'un travail de marketing fondamental par rapport à un objectif d'accroître l'utilisation de la bicyclette en ville.

Il a fallu comprendre les citadins :  identifier les leviers pour les engager à prendre un vélo (vitesse et liberté de déplacement,  activité physique, plaisir...) ainsi que lever les freins à l'utilisation (sécurité, accès à un vélo, parking vélo...) et au final,  mettre en place toutes les conditions de ce retour au vélo : parcs de bicyclettes à louer, voies cyclables...  associée à une stratégie et des outils de communication multiples et permanents.

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Predictions for urban Africa and Asia

Predictions for urban Africa and Asia | Australian Curriculum Geography | Scoop.it
“UN report predicts that two-thirds of the world's population will live in cities by 2050”
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Some interesting observations about the challenges and positive aspects of urbanisation. Year 7 Place and Liveability unit
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Australian Curriculum Geography Overviews R-7

Australian Curriculum Geography Overviews R-7 | Australian Curriculum Geography | Scoop.it
“curriculum@westtorrenspartnership. Welcome to our West Torrens ... Australian Curriculum Geography Overviews R-7 · AC Geography overview · Foundation Year Geography AC overview · Year 1 Geography AC overview.”
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