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16 Children & Their Bedrooms From Around the World…

16 Children & Their Bedrooms From Around the World… | Human Geography | Scoop.it
What did your childhood bedroom look like? Chances are if you grew up in a westernized world, it had a solid bed, scattered toys, and wall decorations that creatively expressed the type of child you were, and hinted at the person you were to become. What you may have taken for granted, however, a large percent of others will never experience. There’s no right or wrong pertaining to living situations, but many unique lessons to be gained from acknowledging that the type of childhood one is given has an impressionable effect on their future.

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dilaycock's curator insight, September 15, 2014 8:20 PM

What a great way to connect with students and discuss issues such as lifestyle, living standards, health etc.

Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, September 18, 2014 5:34 AM

Personal geographies - perspectives and worldviews

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World population to hit 11bn in 2100 – with 70% chance of continuous rise

World population to hit 11bn in 2100 – with 70% chance of continuous rise | Human Geography | Scoop.it
New study overturns 20 years of consensus on peak projection of 9bn and gradual decline
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An Intriguingly Detailed Animation of How People Move Around a City

An Intriguingly Detailed Animation of How People Move Around a City | Human Geography | Scoop.it
Watch the commuting patterns of New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles.
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The Growth of Megacities

The Growth of Megacities | Human Geography | Scoop.it

"For the first time in human history, more of the world’s 6.8 billion people live in cities than in rural areas. That is an incredible demographic and geographic shift since 1950 when only 30 percent of the world’s 2.5 billion inhabitants lived in urban environments.


The world’s largest cities, particularly in developing countries, are growing at phenomenal rates. As a growing landless class is attracted by urban opportunities, meager as they might be, these cities’ populations are ballooning to incredible numbers.


A May 2010 Christian Science Monitor article on “megacities” predicted that by 2050, almost 70 percent of the world’s estimated 10 billion people—more than the number of people living today—will reside in urban areas. The social, economic and environmental problems associated with a predominantly urbanized population are considerably different from those of the mostly rural world population of the past."


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Whitney Souery's curator insight, May 28, 2014 6:48 PM

The majority of megacities are in the developing world, with the exception of places like New York and Tokyo, best showing how the face of the world is changing. Developing countries are on their paths to becoming major powers, such as Calkutta for example. As an enlarging city, more and more citizens are flocking to the abundance of jobs in the city which thus increases India's development as a result of the growing city and thus leads to a cycle of growth as demand for more jobs increases as the city grows. Megacities are thus a symbol of the developing world and can be used in human geography as symbols of development. 

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mega cities

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Here's Why Americans Are Fleeing the Suburbs

Here's Why Americans Are Fleeing the Suburbs | Human Geography | Scoop.it
The young increasingly want to live in cities

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15,000-home garden city to be built

15,000-home garden city to be built | Human Geography | Scoop.it
A garden city with an initial 15,000 homes will be built at Ebbsfleet in Kent, Chancellor George Osborne announces.
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Hans Rosling: Debunking the myth that helping the poor is causing overpopulation (video)

Hans Rosling: Debunking the myth that helping the poor is causing overpopulation (video) | Human Geography | Scoop.it
The incomparable Swedish medical doctor and statistician Hans Rosling tackles a very perverse and tenacious myth about overpopulation.
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A look ahead to an ageing population

A look ahead to an ageing population | Human Geography | Scoop.it
Perceptions of the elderly vary widely around the world, according to a new report by the Pew Research Center.
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Cancer: A global threat

Cancer: A global threat | Human Geography | Scoop.it
The World Health Organization is warning of a global "tidal wave" of cancer and says that by 2035, around 24 million people will have the disease.
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Why are we building new walls to divide us?

Why are we building new walls to divide us? | Human Geography | Scoop.it
We chart the routes of, and reasons for, the barriers which are once again dividing populations
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UK population: how will it change over the next few decades?

UK population: how will it change over the next few decades? | Human Geography | Scoop.it
The UK's population is set to increase to more than 70 million by 2028. Find out how much of that is to do with new births and how much of it is to do with migration
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Interactive: The price of passage

Interactive: The price of passage | Human Geography | Scoop.it
“ Almost 35,000 people have reached the shores of Italy and Malta in 2013 and two-thirds have filed for asylum.”
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Looming London transport crisis 'risks sparking riots', says TfL chief

Looming London transport crisis 'risks sparking riots', says TfL chief | Human Geography | Scoop.it
Sir Peter Hendy says there could be social unrest if low-paid workers now living on the outskirts of the capital cannot easily commute, writes Gwyn Topham
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The Last Drop: America's Breadbasket Faces Dire Water Crisis - NBC News

The Last Drop: America's Breadbasket Faces Dire Water Crisis - NBC News | Human Geography | Scoop.it
Editor's note: This story is one in a series on a crisis in America's Breadbasket –the depletion of the Ogallala Aquifer and its effects on a region that hel...
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The World's Most Densely Populated Cities

The World's Most Densely Populated Cities | Human Geography | Scoop.it
The growth of these cities will create a host of environmental and health problems.

 

By 2210, the global population is expected to grow from just more than 7 billion to 11.3 billion — with 87 percent of the population living in urban areas, according to a new working paper by researchers from NYU’s Marron Institute.

Most of these individuals will be in what’s now the developing world — creating a host of environmental and health problems.

If projections are correct, these new urban dwellers will require the world’s existing cities to expand six-fold to accommodate triple the residents, Richard Florida wrote in The Atlantic. Plus, the world will need 500 new “megacities” of 10 million or more, he wrote.


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Valerie Bauwens's curator insight, March 28, 2014 4:46 AM

Or will there be a natural come back to the country side?

Jessica Rieman's curator insight, April 2, 2014 5:42 PM

 Cairo, Egypt has a population density of 9,400 residents per square kilometer. THese numbers are crazy think about it compared to MA or RI and our major cities.

MsPerry's curator insight, August 12, 2014 8:03 PM

APHG-U2 & U6

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Chasing cool

Chasing cool | Human Geography | Scoop.it
FOR young, upper-middle-class Londoners, the game of the moment is guessing where the cool kids will be going next. Gentrification, which progressed gently through...
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Malaria 'spreading to new altitudes'

Malaria 'spreading to new altitudes' | Human Geography | Scoop.it
Warmer temperatures are causing malaria to spread in the African and South American highlands, traditionally havens from the disease, scientists say.
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Interactive map: how does the UK's fertility rate compare to other nations?

Interactive map: how does the UK's fertility rate compare to other nations? | Human Geography | Scoop.it
Global fertility rates currently stand at 2.5 children per woman. But according to the UN, half of the people on the planet may already be living in a country with replacement fertility rate. That means for every man and woman in the country there are two children living to childbearing age
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Egyptian population explosion worsens social unrest

Egyptian population explosion worsens social unrest | Human Geography | Scoop.it
560,000 extra births in 2012, compared with 2010, in country already struggling with depleted resources and too few jobs
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Revealed: The World's Leading Cities in Sustainability | Sustainable Cities Collective

Revealed: The World's Leading Cities in Sustainability | Sustainable Cities Collective | Human Geography | Scoop.it
(Vancouver, Canada, the overall winner in the category 'Best Green Building Policy', for its Greenest City 2020 Action Plan ) The most successful cities in the world at building sustainable urban environments have been recognised at the UN climate...

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Organic Social Media's curator insight, November 25, 2013 8:55 PM

#yvr Vancouver, Canada, is the overall winner in the category 'Best Green Building Policy', for its Greenest City 2020 Action Plan. #sustainability

Carolyn Eccleston's curator insight, November 25, 2013 11:12 PM

Buildings will be more energy efficient by 2020 in Vancouver, if the Green Building Policy guided by the Greenest City 2020 Action plan is co operatively achieved.

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China to loosen one-child policy

China to loosen one-child policy | Human Geography | Scoop.it
China is to relax its policy of restricting most couples to having only a single child, state media say, part of a raft of reforms being announced.
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NatGeo Feature: Megacities

NatGeo Feature: Megacities | Human Geography | Scoop.it

"By 2030, two out of three people will live in an urban world, with most of the explosive growth occurring in developing countries. For a preview of the future, the last in the Challenges for Humanity series explores São Paulo, Brazil; Lagos, Nigeria; Bangkok, Thailand; and Hyderabad, India."


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Elle Reagan's curator insight, May 26, 2015 9:38 PM

I thought this article was good as it gave information on how the world as we know it is growing and cities are popping up everywhere. Developing countries are seeing a large increase in growth and with that comes the growth of cities. With this, more megacities will be born and hopefully the quality of life increases with life in cities.

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UN: Refugee numbers at highest in 19 years

UN: Refugee numbers at highest in 19 years | Human Geography | Scoop.it
“ Migrant escape routes in focus as thousands risk their lives to flee war, unrest and poverty and reach distant shores.”
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