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Air Pollution Kills Thousands In Iran

Air Pollution Kills Thousands In Iran | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Tough sanctions and a struggling economy have caused a severe medicine shortage in Iran, but the country is also facing a dire health crisis of another kind: air pollution.
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Johannesburg projects 'replicate apartheid city' in name of development

Johannesburg projects 'replicate apartheid city' in name of development | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Developers evict the inner city poor and push them out to the city’s periphery with no support or assistance, campaigners say
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Jane Jacobs’s Street Smarts

Jane Jacobs’s Street Smarts | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
What the urbanist and writer got so right about cities—and what she got wrong.
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Paris is banning traffic from half the city. Why can’t London have a car-free day?

Paris is banning traffic from half the city. Why can’t London have a car-free day? | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Cars will be outlawed from 400 miles of Paris streets on Sunday as the French capital joins the likes of Brussels, Bogotá, Jakarta and Copenhagen in marking World Car-Free Day. Isn’t it time for London to join the club?
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The gentrification of Washington DC: how my city changed its colours

The gentrification of Washington DC: how my city changed its colours | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Author Uzodinma Iweala was born in Washington DC, and says the city ‘is in my blood, my diction and my style’. But how has the city he loves, and where his mother and father worked, changed since his birth?
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London elites are also being priced out of their homes – here's why it matters

London elites are also being priced out of their homes – here's why it matters | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
The arrival of the super-rich has triggered a 'trickle down' effect – and not in a good way.
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Air pollution costs trillions and holds back poor countries, says World Bank

Air pollution costs trillions and holds back poor countries, says World Bank | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Study finds dirty air takes huge economic toll on poor countries and costs the world more than $5tn annually in lost work days and welfare costs
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Where are the world’s most water-stressed cities?

Where are the world’s most water-stressed cities? | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
More than 2.5 billion people don’t have access to basic levels of fresh water for at least one month each year – a situation growing ever more critical as urban populations expand rapidly
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Build Your Own NYC Subway With This Interactive Game

Build Your Own NYC Subway With This Interactive Game | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
A new game lets players and transit wonks tailor the city’s extensive but imperfect system to their needs—or overhaul it completely.
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The curse of urban sprawl: how cities grow, and why this has to change

The curse of urban sprawl: how cities grow, and why this has to change | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
The total area covered by the world’s cities is set to triple in the next 40 years – eating up farmland and threatening the planet’s sustainability. Ahead of the latest Urban Age conference, Mark Swilling says it is time to stop the sprawl
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Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, July 13, 7:01 PM

Consequences of urbanisation


 

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More than 120 police officers injured as anti-hipster protest turns violent

More than 120 police officers injured as anti-hipster protest turns violent | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
More than 120 police officers have been injured and 86 protesters detained in what local police have described as Berlin's most violent protest in five years. Rioting broke out in the German capital as protesters demonstrated against the redevelopment of Friedrichshain, an area in the east of the city.
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Calgary versus the car: the city that declared war on urban sprawl

Calgary versus the car: the city that declared war on urban sprawl | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Calgary is like any other Canadian city that grew outwards, not upwards. But led by progressive mayor Naheed Nenshi, the oil-rich, car-friendly city has become an unlikely leader in the battle to limit urban sprawl
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The rise and fall of great world cities: 5,700 years of urbanisation – mapped

The rise and fall of great world cities: 5,700 years of urbanisation – mapped | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Recent research provides a better understanding of urban populations throughout history, digitising almost 6,000 years of data for the first time
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Searching for Mexico City's Invisible Rivers

Searching for Mexico City's Invisible Rivers | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
One group is fighting to uncover the 45 rivers that flow under the Aztec capital, hidden underground for decades.
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I love this idea - DF could take on a whole different feel with this project.
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Rising London house prices spark departure of thirtysomethings

Rising London house prices spark departure of thirtysomethings | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Campaign group Generation Rent says exodus has occurred during a period when property prices in the capital rose by 37%
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Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, September 26, 5:57 PM

Declining liveability for different age groupsc

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How Fragile Is Your City?

How Fragile Is Your City? | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
A new data visualization reveals the urban areas around the world that are struggling to keep it together.
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The bubble that turned into a tide: how London got hooked on gentrification

The bubble that turned into a tide: how London got hooked on gentrification | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Gentrification is a familiar story in the capital – but now even the 1% are being squeezed out. What do the stories of Peckham, Holland Park and Chelsea tell us about the new reality?
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How happy are you with your city? EU report data – in pictures

How happy are you with your city? EU report data – in pictures | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
From immigration and integration, to concerns over housing, affordability and green space, Eurostat’s Urban Europe 2016 report contains a wealth of statistics on how residents of the EU’s biggest cities feel about where they live
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Reimagining the 'Bottom of Every Mayor’s Budget List'

Reimagining the 'Bottom of Every Mayor’s Budget List' | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Akron, Memphis, Chicago, and Detroit will split $40 million in funding for small, local projects “at the bottom of every mayor’s budget list.”
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Next Up on the International Stage: The Olympics of Urbanization

Next Up on the International Stage: The Olympics of Urbanization | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
The UN summit, coming in October, happens only every 20 years and aims to chart the path of global cities in the 21st Century.
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From the Favelas, a Glimpse of Rio's Humanity

From the Favelas, a Glimpse of Rio's Humanity | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
A Google web documentary takes a look inside the city’s informal settlements.
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Is Gentrification Really a Problem?

Is Gentrification Really a Problem? | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Kelefa Sanneh on “Ghetto,” by Mitchell Duneier, and the ethics and economics of changing neighborhoods.
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London Slaps Polluting Vehicles With a High New Charge

London Slaps Polluting Vehicles With a High New Charge | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
It’s just the beginning of a major anti-pollution effort.
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Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, July 12, 9:36 PM

Consequences of urbanisation - pollution / air quality  

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Mexico City from a wheelchair: 'There's no second chance on these streets'

Mexico City from a wheelchair: 'There's no second chance on these streets' | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Abraham Plaza is on a mission to break down the countless barriers – physical, mental and social – that make daily life in Mexico City so tough for people with disabilities. But with the help of an alliance of NGOs, he finally sees signs of hope
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'There is no escape': Nairobi's air pollution sparks Africa health warning

'There is no escape': Nairobi's air pollution sparks Africa health warning | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Pollution in the Kenyan capital is ‘beyond imagination’. With Africa’s predicted rise in population – and a constant stream of dirty secondhand cars from Europe and Japan – this urban health crisis could kill 1.5 million within a generation
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London road congestion: causes, effects and what happens next

London road congestion: causes, effects and what happens next | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
How will Transport for London and the new mayor’s transport deputy address the heavy pressures on the capital’s road space and the strong passions they arouse?
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