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Marine parks for fish and people: here's how to do it

Marine parks for fish and people: here's how to do it | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
As thousands gather for the World Parks Congress in Sydney, there are growing calls for a new marine park in Sydney Harbour. New South Wales’s Labor opposition has promised, if elected, to establish the…
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Sydney's waters could be tropical in decades, here's the bad news...

Sydney's waters could be tropical in decades, here's the bad news... | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
Welcome to tropical Sydney, where colourful surgeonfishes and parrotfishes are plentiful, corals have replaced kelp forests, and underwater life seems brighter, more colourful and all-round better. Or…
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Why Sydney is on course to lose its status as Australia's biggest city

Why Sydney is on course to lose its status as Australia's biggest city | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
The Bureau of Statistics predicted Melbourne’s population will overtake Sydney’s by 2053. Other forecasters reckon the Victorian capital’s numerical ascendancy could arrive by the late 2030s or even earlier.
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It's all about geography, planning and the location of the CBD.

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Tracy Galvin's curator insight, May 3, 2014 5:45 PM

Melbourne's business district is more centrally located and therefore a shorter commute for anyone that lives in the city. In order for Sydney to be able to compete they will probably have to establish a second business district in the West to attract people that live on that side of the city.

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Spectacular tsunami of cloud rolls across Sydney

Spectacular tsunami of cloud rolls across Sydney | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
SYDNEY was yesterday battered by a brief but spectacular storm that shook buildings in the CBD.
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Spectacular! And they played on regardless! Interestingly, I live about 15km from the CBD and we saw none of this and had about 3 spots of rain.

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Sydney's 'global' vision bad news for local housing affordability

Sydney's 'global' vision bad news for local housing affordability | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
The forecast is grim for housing affordability in Sydney, according to a recent government briefing paper. In the last decade median rent for all properties in the inner ring of Sydney more than doubled…
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Poor priced out of Sydney rental market

Poor priced out of Sydney rental market | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
Less than 1 per cent of private rental properties in Sydney are affordable for people on low incomes or social security benefits, according to research from a leading welfare group.
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Sally Egan's curator insight, April 29, 2013 10:36 PM

A relevant article on the case study of Sydney as a large city in the developed World.

gina lockton's curator insight, June 24, 2013 10:44 PM

Option: SHELTER

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Sydney's newest urban utopia

Sydney's newest urban utopia | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

Jacksons Landing has been 16 years in the making. After 16 years of planning and building, Jacksons Landing, one of Australia's biggest waterfront residential redevelopments, is officially completed.

 

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Household income quartiles - Pyrmont - City of Sydney Community Profile

Household income quartiles - Pyrmont - City of Sydney Community Profile | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

Income quartiles allow us to compare relative income-earning capabilities across time. Analysis of the distribution of households by income quartile in Pyrmont compared to the Sydney Statistical Division shows that there was larger proportion of households in the highest income quartile, but a smaller proportion in the lowest income quartile.The most significant change in Pyrmont between 2001 and 2006 was in the Highest group quartile which showed an increase of 448 households.

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Sydney Streets - Then & Now Gallery

Sydney Streets - Then & Now Gallery | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

Comparison of historic street vistas with contemporary photographs of the same views.

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Emerald City has its own individual sparkle

Emerald City has its own individual sparkle | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

People do things differently in Sydney. Australia's 16th national census,  released this week, revealed a city with a host of unique demographic  attributes.

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Sydney house prices push families north to Queensland

Sydney house prices push families north to Queensland | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
As Sydney house prices skyrocket and traffic congestion worsens, some enterprising workers are moving north to seek the lifestyle they want in Queensland while continuing their careers in NSW.
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gina lockton's curator insight, October 16, 2014 8:44 PM

THis is good article looking at home affordability for SHELTER

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Sydney among the Western world's worst cities for traffic congestion, report reveals

Sydney among the Western world's worst cities for traffic congestion, report reveals | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
Sydneysiders stuck in peak-hour traffic this afternoon will have plenty of time to ponder this: the city has been ranked as the seventh worst in the world for road congestion, sitting just behind the traffic snarl that is Los Angeles.
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The traffic problems in Sydney are far less during school holidays. Has anyone considered that changing school hours might relieve traffic congestion/chaos?

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Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, September 2, 2014 6:45 PM

Consequences of urbanisation


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Severe storm rolls over Sydney

Severe storm rolls over Sydney | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
Commuters are set for a long haul home after a severe thunderstorm and heavy rain swept though Sydney.
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Watch the storm roll through Sydney via time-lapse photography.

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Sydney, Melbourne more expensive than New York, says Living Index

Sydney, Melbourne more expensive than New York, says Living Index | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
Sydney and Melbourne have cemented their place on a list of the world's most expensive cities in which to live.
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Not exactly news if you live in either of these two cities!

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City's main rail corridor plan attracts global developers

City's main rail corridor plan attracts global developers | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
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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Sally Egan's curator insight, August 27, 2013 3:02 AM

Useful for studying Sydney.

gina lockton's curator insight, August 27, 2013 5:55 AM

Sydney - Urban Case Study - good contemporary information

Sally Egan's curator insight, November 7, 2013 6:15 AM

Case study of Sydney. 

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Sydney's footprint is growing despite more efficient resource use

Sydney's footprint is growing despite more efficient resource use | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
Sydney's footprint is growing despite more efficient resource use, writes Ben Cubby.
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Mr Cronin's Classroom - Urban Growth and Decline in Pyrmont-Ultimo

Mr Cronin's Classroom - Urban Growth and Decline in Pyrmont-Ultimo | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

A Geography teacher's blog unit on urban growth and decline in Pyrmont-Ultimo (Year 10 Geography).

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History of Pyrmont & Ultimo

As with many crossroads throughout the world from time immemorial, ready access to shipping, road and rail transport predestined commerce and industry to become the backbone of the Pyrmont peninsula.

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Photos reveal the past - Land and Property Information

Photos reveal the past - Land and Property Information | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

Obtaining aerial photos from different periods can be a useful way to research the history of an area or to verify different uses of land over time. Photos below demonstrate how Breakfast Point in Sydney has changed over a 60 year period.

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