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Mexico’s changing urban landscape: the rapid rise of low-income subdivisions » Geo-Mexico, the geography of Mexico | Geo-Mexico, the geography of Mexico

Mexico’s changing urban landscape: the rapid rise of low-income subdivisions » Geo-Mexico, the geography of Mexico | Geo-Mexico, the geography of Mexico | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Between 2000 and 2006, more than 2.3 million new low-income INFONAVIT homes were built in Mexico, a staggering rate of 2,500 new homes each and every day. The
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The very edge of a city: Mexico City's deepest hinterlands – in pictures

The very edge of a city: Mexico City's deepest hinterlands – in pictures | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Feike de Jong walked the entire perimeter of one of the biggest cities in the world, to capture the strange scenery of the fringes of Mexico’s capital
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Where is the world's most sprawling city?

Where is the world's most sprawling city? | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Driving to work, driving to dinner, driving to meet friends … this quintessentially American invention requires a limitless supply of land and resources. Los Angeles is infamously sprawling but is it the worst offender?
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Rising Waters Threaten China’s Rising Cities

Rising Waters Threaten China’s Rising Cities | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
In the Pearl River Delta, breakneck development is colliding with the effects of climate change.
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More than 100 Chinese cities now above 1 million people

More than 100 Chinese cities now above 1 million people | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Government policy and a shift westward have fed the staggering scale of China’s urban ambitions – 119 cities as big as Liverpool, and likely double that by 2025
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Mexico City, Parched and Sinking, Faces a Water Crisis

Mexico City, Parched and Sinking, Faces a Water Crisis | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it

"A host of environmental factors are threatening to push a crowded capital toward a breaking point."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, February 17, 7:19 PM

Urban ecology, environmental justice, gendered inequities, primate city politics, the struggle of growing megacities…it’s all here in this fantastic piece of investigative reporting.  The article highlights the ecological problems that Mexico City faces (high-altitude exacerbates air pollution, interior drainage worsens water pollution, limited aquifers that are overworked lead to subsidence, importing water outside of the basin requires enormous amounts of energy, etc.).  just because the article doesn't use the word 'geography' doesn't mean that it isn't incredibly geographic. All of these problems are at the heart of human-environmental nexus of 21st century urbanization. 

   

Tags: urban, megacities, water, environment, Mexico.

Danielle Yen's curator insight, March 3, 8:45 AM

Urban ecology, environmental justice, gendered inequities, primate city politics, the struggle of growing megacities…it’s all here in this fantastic piece of investigative reporting.  The article highlights the ecological problems that Mexico City faces (high-altitude exacerbates air pollution, interior drainage worsens water pollution, limited aquifers that are overworked lead to subsidence, importing water outside of the basin requires enormous amounts of energy, etc.).  just because the article doesn't use the word 'geography' doesn't mean that it isn't incredibly geographic. All of these problems are at the heart of human-environmental nexus of 21st century urbanization. 

   

Tags: urban, megacities, water, environment, Mexico.

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Paint it grey: the controversial plan to 'beautify' São Paulo

Paint it grey: the controversial plan to 'beautify' São Paulo | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
As part of an effort to ‘clean up’ Brazil’s biggest city, mayor João Doria has been down on his knees, spraying grey paint over beloved street art. Locals are furious
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The Runaway Commutes of Mexico City

The Runaway Commutes of Mexico City | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Every day, workers across the region endure some of the world’s most crowded streets and subway cars for higher wages in the city center.
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Tipping point: revealing the cities where exercise does more harm than good

Tipping point: revealing the cities where exercise does more harm than good | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
In at least 15 cities, air pollution has now become so bad that the danger to health of just 30 minutes of cycling outweighs the benefits of exercise altogether, according to new research
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How Will Cities Adjust to the Population Boom?

How Will Cities Adjust to the Population Boom? | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
A video essay on the future of urbanization
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A Filmmaker's Look at the Future of Cities

A Filmmaker's Look at the Future of Cities | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Oscar Boyson’s documentary is a jet-setting look at problems and solutions in cities centers across the world.
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How cities took over the world: a history of globalisation spanning 4,000 years

How cities took over the world: a history of globalisation spanning 4,000 years | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
From bronze-age Iraq’s market-driven cities to the riches of Antwerp to the tech revolution in India, Greg Clark identifies the many waves of urban globalisation
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The Rise of "Vanilla Cities and Chocolate Suburbs"

The Rise of "Vanilla Cities and Chocolate Suburbs" | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Author Jeff Chang talks about why gentrification isn’t the perfect lens for looking at the geography of race in the U.S., but Beyoncé is.
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Mayor to subsidise 'naked' homes solution to London housing crisis

Mayor to subsidise 'naked' homes solution to London housing crisis | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Sadiq Khan adds weight to scheme to construct spartan apartments that will sell for up to 40% less than usual new-builds
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Nearly 40 million people live in UK areas with illegal air pollution

Nearly 40 million people live in UK areas with illegal air pollution | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Exclusive: 59% of the population live in towns and cities where diesel pollution risks damaging health, new data from the Labour party shows
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Urban world: Meeting the demographic challenge in cities

Urban world: Meeting the demographic challenge in cities | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
The days of easy growth in the world’s cities are over, and how they respond to demographic shifts will influence their prosperity.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, February 14, 3:54 PM

Some cities throughout Africa and Asia have experienced spectacular growth.  Europe, on the other isn't see the same level of growth and is even experiencing urban decline in a few regions. 

 

Questions to Ponder: What patterns do you see in these maps?  What cultural, demographic and economic factors explain some of the regional patterns in these maps?        

 

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, April 13, 11:00 AM
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Has Boyle Heights Figured Out How To Stop Gentrification?

Has Boyle Heights Figured Out How To Stop Gentrification? | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
In East L.A.’s Boyle Heights, an art gallery closes, and a group of activists and residents claim a victory in their battle against encroaching development.
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One day in the life of San Francisco Bay – mapped

One day in the life of San Francisco Bay – mapped | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
How do ships safely navigate the San Francisco Bay? In his latest data viz roundup, Max Galka gives a guided tour of the Bay’s marine traffic, tracks trees in major cities, and maps the US based on the flow of its commuters
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Pant by numbers: the cities with the most dangerous air – listed

Pant by numbers: the cities with the most dangerous air – listed | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
We’ve broken down the data on dangerous PM2.5 particles, and listed them region by region – to reveal the cities with the worst air in Europe, the US, Africa, Asia and more
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How Urban Renewal Battled 'Waste' While Creating More of It

How Urban Renewal Battled 'Waste' While Creating More of It | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Through large-scale demolition and clearance, American urban renewal waged a war on perceived waste—and created a new tide of it.
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The war against air pollution has begun – and it will be fought in cities

The war against air pollution has begun – and it will be fought in cities | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
The air pollution crisis is getting worse. As the world becomes increasingly urbanised, the battle will be won or lost on the streets of our cities
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What Uber's New Data Tool Really Does

What Uber's New Data Tool Really Does | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
But it’s not the highly coveted numbers cities need. How helpful is the company’s new data tool?
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Four of world's biggest cities to ban diesel cars from their centres

Four of world's biggest cities to ban diesel cars from their centres | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Paris, Madrid, Athens and Mexico City will ban the most polluting cars and vans by 2025 to tackle air pollution
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The art of gentrification: city data made beautiful

The art of gentrification: city data made beautiful | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Graphic designer Herwig Scherabon visualises the data behind gentrification using a striking array of different styles. These examples look at the patterns of income inequality and segregation in large cities, from London to LA
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Roland COTTE's curator insight, December 5, 2016 3:37 AM
La gentrification : une traduction artistique, graphique des données produites sur plusieurs villes - Les inégalités mises en images