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IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER
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Oxford Street is one of the most polluted places in the world, and here's why

Oxford Street is one of the most polluted places in the world, and here's why | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
We’ve just learned that our country’s showcase shopping area is a world leader - for diesel fumes.
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The 100 most congested cities in Europe and North America

The 100 most congested cities in Europe and North America | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
The average London commuter loses 83 hours a year to congestion – and many other cities are just as clogged. Here are the worst victims
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Design Your Own Fantasy Bus System for Real-World Cities

Design Your Own Fantasy Bus System for Real-World Cities | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
And get an estimate of how much each line would cost to run.
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Monitoring air pollution in Guadalajara | Geo-Mexico, the geography of Mexico

Monitoring air pollution in Guadalajara | Geo-Mexico, the geography of Mexico | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Air pollution in the city of Guadalajara, the state capital of Jalisco, has worsened over the past decade, though there are some recent signs of improvement
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Sick Cities: A Scenario for Dhaka City - Our World

Sick Cities: A Scenario for Dhaka City - Our World | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Bangladesh's capital, Dhaka, is a 'sick city', due largely to rapid urbanization. But planning and other measures can nurse it into a sustainable urban environment.
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Favela life: Rio's city within a city

Favela life: Rio's city within a city | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Explore Rio's largest favela, Rocinha, and meet some of the people who live and work in the city within a city.
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Finally, Clear Performance Data for Comparing the World's Cities

Finally, Clear Performance Data for Comparing the World's Cities | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
A new international standard known as “ISO 37120” lays out 46 measures that cities on any continent can measure their performance by.
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Miserable Flooding Is a Fact of Life in Mexico City’s Impoverished Borough | VICE News

Miserable Flooding Is a Fact of Life in Mexico City’s Impoverished Borough | VICE News | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
In poorer areas such as Iztapalapa, the rudimentary drainage systems are simply no match for the rainy season and extreme flooding.
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Potential locations for Green Cities in Mexico | Geo-Mexico, the geography of Mexico

Potential locations for Green Cities in Mexico | Geo-Mexico, the geography of Mexico | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Following on from our look at the feasibility and practicality of establishing sustainable, accessible Green Cities in Mexico, this post seeks to identify the
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How feasible is it to build Green Cities in Mexico? | Geo-Mexico, the geography of Mexico

How feasible is it to build Green Cities in Mexico? | Geo-Mexico, the geography of Mexico | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
This guest post, by C.G. Machlan of the fledgling Green City Development Organization, looks at the feasibility and practicality of establishing sustainable,
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The truth about gentrification: regeneration or con trick?

The truth about gentrification: regeneration or con trick? | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Woodberry Down is a vast north-east London council estate undergoing an ambitious transformation. We spent six months on site to hear the residents' stories
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London mapped: House prices, hedgehogs and homelessness – from the people who brought you World Mapper, extraordinary ‘cartograms’ reveal capital as you have never seen it before

London mapped: House prices, hedgehogs and homelessness – from the people who brought you World Mapper, extraordinary ‘cartograms’ reveal capital as you have never seen it before | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
London is a city of vast social divides, where the same areas host bankers with booming property values and scores of homeless people – yet it can often be hard to get your head around the statistics.
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From Milan to Mecca: the world's most powerful city brands revealed

From Milan to Mecca: the world's most powerful city brands revealed | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it

tThe inaugural Guardian Cities brand barometer ranks world cities on everything from transport and weather to crime and social ‘buzz’ – and they won't all be pleased with the results

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Can’t stand the heat? Come to world’s first climate-controlled city

Can’t stand the heat? Come to world’s first climate-controlled city | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Dubai has already earned a reputation for pushing the boundaries with its architecture, having built the world’s tallest building, a hotel shaped like a sail and a palm tree‑shaped archipelago of luxury properties.
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Where Cities Are Growing Faster Than Their Suburbs

Where Cities Are Growing Faster Than Their Suburbs | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
In 19 of the 51 largest U.S. metros, including knowledge centers like New York and Austin, the city grew faster than the suburbs last year.
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The death of the American mall

The death of the American mall | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Once-proud visions of suburban utopia are left to rot as malls appear increasingly irrelevant to young people
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How the Twin Cities Hope to Get Ahead of Demographic Change

How the Twin Cities Hope to Get Ahead of Demographic Change | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
The mayor of Minneapolis talks about the challenges facing the Twin Cities and collaborative solutions for addressing them.
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Why Tall Buildings Make Cities Hotter

Why Tall Buildings Make Cities Hotter | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
The breezy dark corridors between a city's tallest buildings seem like shady respites from the blistering summer sun. But it turns out those shadowy urban canyons are actually making your city more hell-like. NASA released some images today shot from the International Space Station which help to illustrate why.
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South Sudan’s dwindling oil output forces China to step in to protect its investments from the ongoing rebellion

South Sudan’s dwindling oil output forces China to step in to protect its investments from the ongoing rebellion | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
China is swapping its reserved diplomacy for a hands-on approach to help resolve a more than five-month-old rebellion in South Sudan that threatens Beijing’s oil investments.
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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 | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Two maps and six charts take sprawl rankings to another level.
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Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, June 6, 3:57 AM

Urban sprawl: Comparing USA and Australia settlement patterns 

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We Now Have Highly Detailed Maps of Detroit's Blight

We Now Have Highly Detailed Maps of Detroit's Blight | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it

#IBGEOA process called "blexting" and a neighborhood-focused property auction may help fix the city's crippling property woes.

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China to Scrap Millions of Cars to Ease Pollution - Our World

China to Scrap Millions of Cars to Ease Pollution - Our World | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it

reChina plans to take up to 6 million vehicles that don’t meet emission standards off the roads by the end of the year to reduce the country’s air pollution.

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Fotografías de megaciudades | VICE México

Fotografías de megaciudades  | VICE México | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Imágenes de belleza y miseria en grandes ciudades asiáticas.
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Partially Banning Cars for a Day in Paris Actually Worked

Partially Banning Cars for a Day in Paris Actually Worked | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Road traffic dropped by 18 percent, and PM-10 pollution dropped by 6 percent.
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China's Mega-Cities Are Combining Into Mega-Regions, but They're Doing It Wrong

China's Mega-Cities Are Combining Into Mega-Regions, but They're Doing It Wrong | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Building around a small number of city centers can mean even more hellish pollution, traffic, and property prices.
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