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Sydney 11th-priciest city in world, according to crowdsourced comparison

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While city dwellers and expats alike enjoy complaining about how much a coffee costs in Sydney, an exercise in crowdsourcing shows the city is cheap when compared with rivals including New York, Paris, London and Singapore.

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The cultural and environmental impacts of tourism

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Documentary shows how travelers end up spoiling the very "authenticity" they come looking for.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, January 6, 2014 12:30 PM

Tourism can have negative environmental and cultural impacts and this interview with the film maker of the documentary "Gringo Trails" is a compelling perspective.   

planwithdan's curator insight, January 9, 2014 7:55 AM

A short interview with Pegi Vail and her thoughts on how tourism helps and harms local communities.

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Why So Many Emerging Megacities Remain So Poor

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"The big story of global economic development over the past several decades has been the steady march of urbanization and the development of mega-cities around the world. As I noted earlier this week, the percentage of the world's population that lives in cities has grown from less than a third in the middle of the twentieth century to more than half today.  

 

Economists and urbanists have generally considered increasing urbanization to be a good thing. The long history of global cities — from ancient Rome to London and New York today — is a story of increasing progress and prosperity.


But those concerned with the "Global South" have rightly pointed to the persistent poverty in some large, dense cities of Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Consider the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Kinshasa — a booming megalopolis of 8.4 million in a country that has a GDP per capita of only $410.  If urbanization really helps drive economic development, why do many global cities remain poor?"

 


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Kaili Tan's comment, January 29, 2014 7:35 AM
I agree with your point of view. Urbanization provides lots of benefits for the people however it takes a lot of time to develop an under-developed area into a modern urban city. There are many things to build and it takes effort of many workers to evolve the place. Thus, many areas are still not developed and some of the urban cities are still poor because the government do not have enough money to support them. Thus, an urban city might be living in poverty too. To overcome poverty is not a matter that can be resolved overnight. It requires the combined efforts of many contributing individuals.
Keith Lee's comment, January 29, 2014 8:15 AM
urbanization do provide lots of benefits for the people but it will be interminable. the workers have to be employed by someone who has the capability and knowledge, the company or government must be capable to sustain the construction. the company also needs to supply resources and pay the workers. i think that economic power can help urbanize a city, the state then the country.
Joey Tan's comment, January 29, 2014 10:08 AM
I totally agree about the point pointed out. Urbanization is very common in many countires that are very big. It provides lots of advantages but because the country is too big, the government is unable to make changes very quickly. The city is usually the place that will be more advanced and well-developed as compared to other rural areas. Thus, it takes a longer time for a undeveloped area to be more organised and developed. Not only are the people in rural areas living in poverty, people living in city might also be facing the poverty because the country only focus on developing the country and not the other important factors such as education and health. To improve poverty, I feel that everyone in the country should do their part in contributing and making the country a better place to be in.
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Op-Ed: Ecojustice lawyer Barry Robinson on Joint Review Panel outcome ... - DigitalJournal.com

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Giant Sinkhole Swallows 13 Homes In Brazil

No one died in the incident, but 67 families were left homeless, reports G1. The council has declared a state of emergency and the affected families are receiving rent assistance.emergency and the affected families are receiving rent assistance.


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Australia's richest suburb: they're swimming in it

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It has Taronga Zoo, Balmoral Beach and a higher annual income than several African nations. Mosman's postcode, 2088, has the largest combined taxable income in Australia - a handy $2.5 billion, the latest tax data shows.

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Maps - World and regional statistics, national data, maps, rankings – World Data Atlas

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Detailed international and regional statistics on more than 2500 indicators for Economics, Energy, Demographics, Commodities and other topics. Tables, charts, maps free to download, export and share.

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Brazil's Bolsa familia scheme to reduce poverty

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Widely praised and often pilloried, Brazil's flagship social welfare programme is still going strong a decade after its inception. 


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oyndrila's curator insight, December 17, 2013 9:41 AM

Such schemes are needed in the developing world to remove people from the cycle of poverty.

Sharon McLean's curator insight, December 27, 2013 1:55 AM

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