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The World's Most Densely Populated Cities - weather.com

The World's Most Densely Populated Cities - weather.com | Geography @ Stretford | Scoop.it
The growth of these cities will create a host of environmental and health problems.
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Geography @ Stretford
Extended reading from the Geography Department at Stretford High School, Manchester, UK. Aimed primarily at our students but also a space for wider geographical debate about our ever changing planet.
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50 years of gentrification: will all our cities turn into 'deathly' Canberra?

50 years of gentrification: will all our cities turn into 'deathly' Canberra? | Geography @ Stretford | Scoop.it
The drive to make cities more ‘liveable’ means parks, plazas and happy pedestrians. But the reality is ever more sterile, identikit cities where public space isn’t public at all
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World's beaches being washed away due to coastal development

World's beaches being washed away due to coastal development | Geography @ Stretford | Scoop.it
From Florida to the Costa del Sol, costly sea defences are accelerating beach erosion and will ultimately fail to protect coastal towns and cities from rising tides, say experts
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India's massive migration crisis

India's massive migration crisis | Geography @ Stretford | Scoop.it
Allianz Knowledge on Demography: Is the Oscar-winning movie Slumdog Millionaire just a Hollywood fantasy? K. Laxmi Narayan, an expert in Indian urbanization at the University of Hyderabad, doesn’t think so. He reports that half of Mumbai residents live in slums and warns that both Indian cities and the countryside are chronically overcrowded.
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Urban Age Cities Compared | Articles | LSE Cities

Urban Age Cities Compared | Articles | LSE Cities | Geography @ Stretford | Scoop.it
LSE Cities is an international centre at the London School of Economics and Political Science that studies how people and cities interact in a rapidly urbanising world, focussing on how the design of cities impacts on society, culture and the environment. Through research, conferences, teaching and projects, the centre aims to shape new thinking and practice on how to make cities fairer and more sustainable for the next generation of urban dwellers, who will make up some 70 per cent of the global population by 2050.
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A wealth of statistics to support settlement case studies.

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Green Climate Fund will get $200m from Australia after Tony Abbott's about-turn

Green Climate Fund will get $200m from Australia after Tony Abbott's about-turn | Geography @ Stretford | Scoop.it
Prime minister had previously disparaged the international fund designed to help poor countries adapt to climate change, and said Australia would not contribute
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Hans Rosling: Debunking third-world myths with the best stats you've ever seen - YouTube

Hans Rosling shows how measurement reveals incredible progress in saving the lives of children in what were once labeled "developing countries." If the few c...
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Risk from extreme weather rises

Risk from extreme weather rises | Geography @ Stretford | Scoop.it
Royal Society says combination of population growth and climate change will increase danger to cities.
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How our world's climate change will affect future generations.

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Eritrean migrant: They killed people. Right in front of my eyes., 01/12/2014, Today - BBC Radio 4

Eritrean migrant: They killed people. Right in front of my eyes., 01/12/2014, Today - BBC Radio 4 | Geography @ Stretford | Scoop.it
Eritrean migrant risks life to get to UK.
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Absolutely captivating story of migration to the UK from Eritrea.

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Could this favela be the blueprint for how our cities should look by 2050?

Could this favela be the blueprint for how our cities should look by 2050? | Geography @ Stretford | Scoop.it
Mediaeval towns and Brazilian favelas could hold the secrets to better urban living and should be studied by architects and planners designing Britain’s new green cities, according to a leading environmental scientist.
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The Yorkshire Dales family who are designing entire cities in Iraq

The Yorkshire Dales family who are designing entire cities in Iraq | Geography @ Stretford | Scoop.it
War has so ravaged Iraq that the country is turning to a family firm in Cumbria to create masterplans for cities 3,000 miles away. Stuart Jeffries learns how
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Urban Agriculture in New York City | Five Borough Farm

Urban Agriculture in New York City | Five Borough Farm | Geography @ Stretford | Scoop.it
A project of the Design Trust for Public Space, Five Borough Farm provides a roadmap for expanding urban agriculture in New York City.
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Santa's real workshop: the town in China that makes the world's Christmas decorations

Santa's real workshop: the town in China that makes the world's Christmas decorations | Geography @ Stretford | Scoop.it
Inside the ‘Christmas village’ of Yiwu, there’s no snow and no elves, just 600 factories that produce 60% of all the decorations in the world
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Mumbai’s Moment

Mumbai’s Moment | Geography @ Stretford | Scoop.it
A booming economy is pushing an Indian megalopolis — with its new class of super-rich and its crushing poverty — into the limelight.
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Green agriculture: A food revolution

Green agriculture: A food revolution | Geography @ Stretford | Scoop.it
Allianz Knowledge on Environment: Agriculture’s Green Revolution rescued millions from starvation in the 20th century but failed to eradicate hunger. With global food demand set to grow by 50 percent by 2030, the new century needs a new agricultural revolution.
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Hans Rosling: The River of Myths - YouTube

Hans Rosling shows how measurement reveals incredible progress in saving the lives of children in what were once labeled "developing countries." If the few c...
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A makeover for 'Slumdog Millionaire' slum?

A makeover for 'Slumdog Millionaire' slum? | Geography @ Stretford | Scoop.it
Cramped, self-made huts line stretches of narrow and dirty lanes, accompanied by the smell of open sewers and towers of garbage. Welcome to Dharavi, one of the largest slums in the world.
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The changing shape of world demographics

Animating the changing shape of the world population pyramid. For more multimedia content from The Economist visit our website: http://econ.st/1xqEZhX.


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José Antônio Carlos - O Professor Pepe's curator insight, November 26, 7:14 AM

Até a pirâmide demográfica está em crise!

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Spectacular changes in global demographics, a bit scaring to be honest

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Growth of the ageing population, population change as a whole

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Make Leicester British

Make Leicester British | Geography @ Stretford | Scoop.it
This documentary brings together four British citizens and four recent migrants in Leicester to explore the topics of immigration, integration, community and British identity
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this program sure got peoples feelings up!
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Life in the UK as a Romanian migrant

Life in the UK as a Romanian migrant | Geography @ Stretford | Scoop.it
It has been almost a year since restrictions were lifted on Bulgarian and Romanian migrants, leaving them free to come and work in the UK.
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'Mumbai is on the verge of imploding'

'Mumbai is on the verge of imploding' | Geography @ Stretford | Scoop.it
Residents of this overburdened and polluted megacity are held hostage by a politician-builder nexus that allows rampant ‘development’ to fuel its descent into urban hell
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Eliminating malaria: how close can we get?

Eliminating malaria: how close can we get? | Geography @ Stretford | Scoop.it
James Whiting and Martin Edlund: Bill Gates’s ambitious vision for wiping malaria off the world map is not only possible but it is the strategic approach we should take
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Rainforests ‘out of danger’ thanks to global giants

Rainforests ‘out of danger’ thanks to global giants | Geography @ Stretford | Scoop.it
The battle to save the rainforest is finally being won, according to a leading conservationist previously known for his pessimism.
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