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Resources to support the NSW secondary Geography curriculum
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Game Detail | GlassLab Games

Game Detail | GlassLab Games | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
GlassLab Games delivers a delightful user experience covering the most critical learning standards. Our games are as engaging as the games students and educators choose to play in their free time.
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From the creators of SimCity, this free download "not only teaches students about the factors affecting the environment in a modern city, but the game also provides formative assessment information about students’ ability to problem solve and explain the relationships in complex systems." (website)

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Where's the best place to live?

Where's the best place to live? | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
This collection of media resources focuses on the liveability of places, particularly cities. But what makes one place...
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Great collection of resources from ABC Splash that considers the liveability of places, especially urban environments..

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Insider Guide: What to do in Beijing

Insider Guide: What to do in Beijing | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
China's capital is a city of extremes. Here's how to take them all in
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This guide is one of a series that provides some basic information about 'Where to stay' and "what to do.' 

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Housing Patterns

Housing Patterns | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
See the big picture of how suburban developments are changing the country's landscape, with aerial photos and ideas for the future

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Liam Michelsohn's curator insight, December 10, 2013 4:13 PM

A very interesting article on changes in landscape, while looking though this I came aross so many little things i never noticed about the topical layout of housing. The main thing that is apparent is density, how closely each house is put together, the amount of land each has as well as the view from the property. Its aslo interesting to see how the design of the area can be made for easy access or be desigend to keep people out with only one enctancte and exit. All of these charasticts make up how the land is desired as well as econimcly priced, which then determins who will be able to live there.

Jacqueline Landry's curator insight, December 15, 2013 8:53 PM

Having the streets interconnected allows for easy  traveling throughout the area.  when there is more density in an area it means there are more houses , more people.  The sprawl has the center on the place and the streets go out around it. The way the streets are made are for different reasons,.

megan b clement's comment, December 16, 2013 12:57 AM
This article talks about twenty different housing patterns and how we base these housing patterns around our society or enviroment. How looking at housing patterns can tell you what kind of neighborhood one lives in from the sky. Looking down and seeing a golf course with lush grass and big backyards shows you that this neighborhood is very expensive. Or Canal houses that utilize every inch of the waters edge to financially make them able to charge higher prices for the homes because each house has a water view and is on the waters edge.
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City Creator

City Creator | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

Choose a city from the selection and click the corresponding 'build' button to begin.

Drag and drop pieces from the palettes on the left onto the space on the right. Clicking on a piece brings it to the front. Arrange them to make your city.

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Sustainable Cities: Siemens USA

Sustainable Cities: Siemens USA | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
An integrated network of energy and information systems come together to form the infrastructure system at the heart of a sustainable city.
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Check the case studies and research in the right-hand side-bar.
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Singapore offers a Global Lesson in Green

Singapore offers a Global Lesson in Green | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

A complete lack of natural resources is prompting the urban island city-state of Singapore to generate its own green infrastructure. Its rapidly growing population, which is one-and-a-half times that of the city of Los Angeles but spread across an area half the size, is another driver. And while the green push is most visible in the walls and bays of vegetation that garnish its stock of high-rise apartments and offices, its impact is far deeper. That’s thanks in part to a government-led sustainable-building certification program that aims to green 80 percent of the city-state’s existing building stock by 2030...


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Clarence | MSRE, LEED GA's curator insight, September 5, 2014 12:24 PM

Singapore is a green city role model. Can you imagine if all cities and governments around the world put the same kind of effort as Singapore to make the majority of their buildings green?

 

By the way, Singapore is also leading the way this year so far in Asian outbound foreign investment.

http://www.cbre.com.hk/EN/aboutus/mediacentre/asianews/Pages/Newsflash---Asian-Outbound-Investment-1H-2014.aspx

Clarence | MSRE, LEED GA's curator insight, September 5, 2014 12:25 PM

Singapore is a green city role model. Can you imagine if all cities and governments around the world put the same kind of effort as Singapore to make the majority of their buildings green?

 

By the way, Singapore is also leading the way this year so far in Asian outbound foreign investment.

http://www.cbre.com.hk/EN/aboutus/mediacentre/asianews/Pages/Newsflash---Asian-Outbound-Investment-1H-2014.aspx

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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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The grass isn't greener in the outer 'burbs

The grass isn't greener in the outer 'burbs | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
For a long a time real estate close to the palace was socially desirable, and anyone with aspirations didn’t want to know about the rest.Today in Melbourne inner-city people are embarrassed to reveal…...
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Simulation Of Real Cities Lets Planners See Their Work In Action

Simulation Of Real Cities Lets Planners See Their Work In Action | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

"The open-source simulation lets users walk or fly around the streets of New York City (other cities will be available in the future), looking at real-life buildings, their energy usage, and whether it would be possible to heat them with alternative energy. The heart of the simulation, though, is a feature that lets users build up entirely new structures in the virtual representation of NYC."

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The City Solution - National Geographic Magazine

The City Solution - National Geographic Magazine | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

"There is no single model for how to manage rapid urbanization, but there are hopeful examples. One is Seoul, the capital of South Korea."

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Cities

Cities | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

"There is a big power shift happening right now around the world: from nations to cities. The future is urban, and we should all plan accordingly."

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