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Boomtown slum

Boomtown slum | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
A food and clothes stall in Kibera Source: All Images by Piers Benatar/Panos for The Economist Litter strewn train tracks lead to Nairobi. Commuters leave early in...
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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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Air pollution linked to increased mental illness in children

Air pollution linked to increased mental illness in children | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
New research is first to establish the link and builds on other evidence that children are particularly vulnerable to even low levels of pollution
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Africa's urbanisation 'megatrend' needs to deliver growth, says report

Africa's urbanisation 'megatrend' needs to deliver growth, says report | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
With more than half of Africans expected to live in cities by 2050, we need to turn urban areas into engines of development, African Economic Outlook says
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Discover the Hidden Visual Patterns of Urban Life

Discover the Hidden Visual Patterns of Urban Life | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Terrapattern collects visually similar features from satellite images into one searchable platform. 
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Mapping How Sea-Level Rise Will Affect NYC

Mapping How Sea-Level Rise Will Affect NYC | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
A 5-foot rise would affect nearly 1,500,000 people and 350 schools. Will the city adapt its infrastructure in time?
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Superblocks to the rescue: Barcelona’s plan to give streets back to residents

Superblocks to the rescue: Barcelona’s plan to give streets back to residents | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
The Catalan capital’s radical new strategy will restrict traffic to a number of big roads, drastically reducing pollution and turning secondary streets into ‘citizen spaces’ for culture, leisure and the community
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Carmageddon: can electric jeepneys ease Manila's traffic crisis?

Carmageddon: can electric jeepneys ease Manila's traffic crisis? | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
The capital of the Philippines has some of the worst traffic in the world, costing the metro area an estimated £45m a day. While some pin their hopes on new road projects, others think e-jeepneys could be part of the solution
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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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Can Johannesburg reinvent itself as Africa’s first cycle-friendly megacity?

Can Johannesburg reinvent itself as Africa’s first cycle-friendly megacity? | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
In a city of 10 million designed around the car – but where most can’t afford one – could bicycles be the answer? The legacy of apartheid planning makes change difficult but cyclists are pushing and, crucially, they have the mayor’s support
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How far is too far? The distance workers commute to cities – mapped

How far is too far? The distance workers commute to cities – mapped | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Where does a city begin and where does it end? Alasdair Rae at the University of Sheffield analysed point-to-point commuter data from the ONS in an attempt to build a truer picture of the economic footprint of cities in England and Wales, one which goes beyond simple local authority boundaries
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Metros by the numbers: How D.C. stacks up against other capital cities

Metros by the numbers: How D.C. stacks up against other capital cities | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
With SafeTrack underway, WorldViews compares D.C.'s metro with some of the world's greatest systems.
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The Relationship Between Subways and Urban Growth

The Relationship Between Subways and Urban Growth | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Key takeaways from a new study on the effects of subway location and expansion around the world.
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Mexico City is 'crowdsourcing' a new constitution. But will it change anything?

Mexico City is 'crowdsourcing' a new constitution. But will it change anything? | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
With a diverse line-up of expert advisers and a digital tool to promote public participation, Mexico City’s plan for a new constitution looks like a bold initiative. But can it really trigger the changes this city of 20 million so desperately needs?
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