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Li Feifan discusses his 40-minute documentary Future Armageddon, screened on Chinese TV this week
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Toronto is officially the best city in the world, according to the Economist

Toronto is officially the best city in the world, according to the Economist | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Toronto is the world’s best city to live in, the Economist has revealed.
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Of Course the Suburbs Aren't Dying—They're Not All the Same

Of Course the Suburbs Aren't Dying—They're Not All the Same | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
What recent stories about where Americans want to live get wrong.
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How to make the developing world's cities better … and it's not just about money | Peter Madden

How to make the developing world's cities better … and it's not just about money | Peter Madden | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Peter Madden: Funding is essential, but business, academia and officials must all work together to make cities safer, cleaner places to live
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The dockland redevelopment: Mumbai's last big chance?

The dockland redevelopment: Mumbai's last big chance? | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Reviving the port lands could be this congested island city’s best bet for affordable housing, transport links and public space. But chances like this have been squandered in the past
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Think Globally, Drink Water Locally

Think Globally, Drink Water Locally | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
L.A. and other desert cities exist by importing vast quantities of water, but Peter and Hadley Arnold of the Arid Lands Institute have a different idea.
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Working on water

Working on water | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Architect Kunle Adeyemi sets out to solve the issues of flooding and overcrowding in Nigeria's waterside slums.
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CityFixer

CityFixer | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Through original reporting, sharp analysis, and visual storytelling, CityLab informs and inspires the people who are creating the cities of the future—and those who want to live there.
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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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World's cities experiencing more heatwaves, study shows

World's cities experiencing more heatwaves, study shows | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Number of extremely hot days a year has increased in hundreds of cities since the 1970s years, with frequencies peaking in the last five years
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'Slum' is a loaded term. They are homegrown neighbourhoods

'Slum' is a loaded term. They are homegrown neighbourhoods | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Mumbai’s informal settlements don’t fit the apocalyptic vision we’ve been sold. In fact, they could help solve India’s housing crisis
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Researching cities: does Bogotá's transformation hold up to scrutiny?

Researching cities: does Bogotá's transformation hold up to scrutiny? | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Western audiences are being sold a shiny new version of the Colombian city – but one academic says his research has uncovered a culture of exclusion and a mirage of social harmony
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Gentrification 'Without the Negative' in Columbus, Ohio

Gentrification 'Without the Negative' in Columbus, Ohio | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
A local arts group moved into an abandoned factory. What does it mean for the surrounding neighborhood?
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Photographing the Extreme Transformation of the Meatpacking District

Photographing the Extreme Transformation of the Meatpacking District | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Images from 1985 and last year show viewers just how much the Lower West Side neighborhood changed from Koch to Bloomberg.
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Greening the city

Greening the city | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Vo Trong Nghia attempts to return greenery to Vietnam's choking cities and design affordable homes for poor communities.
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America’s new apartheid: Prosperous white districts are choosing to break away from black cities and go it alone

America’s new apartheid: Prosperous white districts are choosing to break away from black cities and go it alone | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
The private fund-raiser at the Louisiana Lagniappe, one of Baton Rouge’s finer eateries, seems a typically polite affair. Crab cakes and smoked salmon; jackets but no ties. You wouldn’t guess the people inside were plotting an urban remapping campaign that critics are calling a betrayal of 50 years of civil rights progress.
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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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