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Geography of Soccer in the US

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" 549 players from 62 different countries play in MLS in the United States"


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Perfect example of cultural diffusion.

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Lauren Jacquez's curator insight, October 3, 2013 4:24 PM

Ethnicity in action HUGGERS!  

Steven Flis's curator insight, December 16, 2013 3:59 AM

I am a huge soccer fan and with that i also have to say i tend to neglect the MLS due to its lack of talent. The problem in the past with the MLS was that it was too home grown and their wasnt many international players to provide a wider demographic in the leauge which also means worse players. But with the MLS signing some big names from around the world such as Henry from France Beckham from Uk and Cahill from the AU the MLS is growing in popularity around the world and is soon to be a globally viewed leauge. This is a map of where the nearly 600 MLS players come from and it goes to show the more nations you can represent the bigger crowd demographic you can draw in.

Jessica Rieman's curator insight, March 19, 2014 5:25 PM

There are 35 MLS players that came from Africa according to the article. In America soccer or football in Europe is not that popular it is more like our baseball or football then like the soccer over there. (That is their "past time") In America we have a large population that play sports but specifically soccer we do not have that many participants that involve themselves in this , I think part of the reason is that abroad soccer is so important to them and they try to flourish from that sport onto tournments and other MLS players go for the cup. Oppose to America and our excitment about the NFL and MBL.

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The 40 Most Breathtaking Abandoned Places In The World. This Gave Me Chills!

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The world's megacities that are sinking 10 times faster than water levels are rising

The world's megacities that are sinking 10 times faster than water levels are rising | GHS Urban Geography | Scoop.it
Scientists have issued a new warning to the world’s coastal megacities that the threat from subsiding land is a more immediate problem than rising sea levels caused by global warming.


A new paper from the Deltares Research Institute in the Netherlands published in April identified regions of the globe where the ground level is falling 10 times faster than water levels are rising - with human activity often to blame.

In Jakarta, Indonesia’s largest city, the population has grown from around half a million in the 1930s to just under 10 million today, with heavily populated areas dropping by as much as six and a half feet as groundwater is pumped up from the Earth to drink.

The same practice led to Tokyo’s ground level falling by two meters before new restrictions were introduced, and in Venice, this sort of extraction has only compounded the effects of natural subsidence caused by long-term geological processes.


Tags: coastal, climate change, urban, megacities, water, environment, urban ecology.


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Adilson Camacho's curator insight, August 2, 2014 12:32 AM

Perception!

Matt Evan Dobbie's curator insight, August 2, 2014 6:55 PM

Huge problem when combined with sea level rise

MsPerry's curator insight, August 12, 2014 6:53 PM

APHG-U7

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Urban Heat Islands Are Helping Kill Trees

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The warmer conditions cities create make plant-eating pests thrive.

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Nancy Watson's curator insight, July 25, 2014 12:51 PM

Unintended consequences are almost always a surprise, but when considered in context, make sense and probably should have been anticipated.

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Study shows trees save many lives—are tree-huggers onto something?

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The first study to directly link trees' air pollution removal to human health shows that a significant amount of lives are saved and countless respiratory problems averted thanks to trees.

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New York Skyscraper's Separate 'Poor Door' Called A Disgrace

New York Skyscraper's Separate 'Poor Door' Called A Disgrace | GHS Urban Geography | Scoop.it
A developer got tax breaks for creating affordable units in its luxury high-rise, but those tenants will have to use a separate entrance. Officials vow to review zoning laws that allowed the design.
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This Is the Traffic Capital of the World

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There are only 650 major intersections here—but somehow only 60 traffic lights.
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Urbanization and the evolution of cities across 10,000 years - Vance Kite

Urbanization and the evolution of cities across 10,000 years - Vance Kite | GHS Urban Geography | Scoop.it
About 10,000 years ago, hunter-gatherers, aided by rudimentary agriculture, moved to semi-permanent villages and never looked back. With further developments came food surpluses, leading to commerce, specialization and, many years later with the Industrial Revolution, the modern city. Vance Kite plots our urban past and how we can expect future cities to adapt to our growing populations.
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CH13: Kowloon Walled City

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Hong Kong's Kowloon Walled City was the densest place on the planet before it was torn down 20 years ago. In this Wall Street Journal interactive, you can take a trip through the city, explore its history and hear from the people who lived there.
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Census Estimate Shows New Shift To Urban Core

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New census estimates show that the population of the country is increasing in Western and Midwestern cities.
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9 maps that reveal London's secret history from Shakespeare till today - CNN.com

9 maps that reveal London's secret history from Shakespeare till today - CNN.com | GHS Urban Geography | Scoop.it
From unsolved murders to pagan burial sites, London's shocking history in topographical form
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The Secret Ways Airports Tell Us Where to Go

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As humans have developed cities and built environments, we have also needed to develop ways to find our way through them. Signage goes back at least as far as the Roman Empire where they constructed "milestones" along their roadways.

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By 2060, the American South Could Be Three Times as Urbanized

By 2060, the American South Could Be Three Times as Urbanized | GHS Urban Geography | Scoop.it
Here comes Charlanta the Gargantua.

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Nancy Watson's curator insight, July 25, 2014 12:56 PM

Predictions are just that, so this is not a guarantee, but we are getting more sophisticated in correctly predicting future trends and consequences. As thinking humans we can influence the future with our actions in the present.

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10 Mega-Cities by 2030!

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Tyler Bennett's curator insight, August 24, 2014 4:29 PM

Estimated population for 2030 in are biggest cities. Do you think this could cause more problems for the world?

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How Cities Use Design to Drive Homeless People Away

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"Saying 'you're not welcome here'—with spikes."


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Michael MacNeil's curator insight, August 2, 2014 8:38 AM

Lack of understanding of mental disability can lead to heartlessness. There is so much that needs to be done.

dilaycock's curator insight, August 3, 2014 3:50 AM

I'd never really taken notice, or heard of some,  of the architectural deterrents mentioned here. I can't believe that we, as a society, go to such lengths to make life even more difficult for those already struggling. 

MsPerry's curator insight, August 12, 2014 6:52 PM

APHG-U7

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How Parking Spaces Are Eating Our Cities Alive

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More cities are beginning to scale back on spots, seeing them as wasted space.
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The U.S. Cities That Sprawled the Most (and Least) Between 2000 and 2010

The U.S. Cities That Sprawled the Most (and Least) Between 2000 and 2010 | GHS Urban Geography | Scoop.it
Two maps and six charts take sprawl rankings to another level.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, June 5, 2014 10:19 PM

One of the great results of the decennial census is that geographers, demographers, sociologists, urbanists and countless others, can track the same population or spatial pattern and note historical changes over a 10 year span.  This series of maps and charts highlights some of the major changes.  You shouldn't be surprised that Atlanta is the United States' most sprawling major city and that San Francisco is the most compact, but this article dives beneath surface in a way that is still very accessible.   


Tagsurban, unit 7 cities, housing, sprawlneighborhoodplanning, densityplanning

François Arnal's curator insight, June 7, 2014 2:18 AM

L'étalement urbain aux Etats Unis.

 

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CH 14: The Great Green Wall

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The Great Green Wall initiative uses an integrated approach to restore a diversity of ecosystems to the North African landscape.
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Sometimes it's hard to distinguish NIMBY from protection

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It's easy to understand why people want to preserve their way of life. After all, it's their way of life. The furor over replacing stop signs with traffic lights along T.C. Jester Boulevard north o...
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A Terrifying, Fascinating Timelapse of 30 Years of Human Impact on Earth

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A new interactive project from Google, NASA and the US Geological Survey.
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