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Poverty in Manhattan: Two Manhattans | Visual.ly

Poverty in Manhattan: Two Manhattans | Visual.ly | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
A block by block assessment of the percentage of people living below the federal poverty line in New York City's Manhattan borough.
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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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Gentrification is a global problem. It's time we found a better solution

Gentrification is a global problem. It's time we found a better solution | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Today we begin a new series looking at the impact of gentrification and rising housing costs all over the world – and the ways some cities are trying to tackle this global phenomenon
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Blame it on the bike: does cycling contribute to a city's gentrification?

Blame it on the bike: does cycling contribute to a city's gentrification? | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Hostility to cyclists and bike lanes often seems to be a proxy for wider anger at gentrification. But does this urban phenomenon really arrive on two wheels – or is new cycle infrastructure a sign the street has already transformed?
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Shrinking cities: the rise and fall of global urban populations – mapped

Shrinking cities: the rise and fall of global urban populations – mapped | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
The world is experiencing rapid urbanisation, but not every city is growing. Population is likely to decline in 17% of large cities in developed regions and 8% of cities across the world from 2015 to 2025, according to a McKinsey report
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What Dubai's Newest Theme Park Reveals About Its Urbanism

What Dubai's Newest Theme Park Reveals About Its Urbanism | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
The city’s latest diversion might spur the economy, but it excludes the majority of the population.
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Call for action to tackle growing ethnic segregation across UK

Call for action to tackle growing ethnic segregation across UK | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Prof Ted Cantle, an expert on community cohesion, reveals figures that show rapid decline of white population in some areas
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New York comes clean: the controversial story of the Fresh Kills dumpsite

New York comes clean: the controversial story of the Fresh Kills dumpsite | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
The Staten Island landfill once received 10m tonnes of waste annually. After 9/11, it unexpectedly became a burial site. Now its ‘trash mountains’ are being turned into a public park – but where does that leave New York’s waste problem?
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Tomorrow We Disappear: New Delhi's Kathputli Slum

Tomorrow We Disappear: New Delhi's Kathputli Slum | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
In a Delhi slum, puppeteers, musicians, jugglers and acrobats try to unite as they wrangle with an approaching eviction.
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After Habitat III: a stronger urban future must be based on the right to the city

After Habitat III: a stronger urban future must be based on the right to the city | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Innovative and agile cities are better placed to solve major global challenges than national governments – in thrall to the momentum of the last century – but the fight must start now, argues Barcelona’s first female mayor
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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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La gentrification : une traduction artistique, graphique des données produites sur plusieurs villes - Les inégalités mises en images
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Delhi's dilemma: What to do with its tonnes of waste?

Delhi's dilemma: What to do with its tonnes of waste? | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Thousands of tonnes of rubbish are dumped on open landfills where children as young as five work to scavenge through it.
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The pursuit of happiness: could a ‘happy city index’ end Bristol’s blues?

The pursuit of happiness: could a ‘happy city index’ end Bristol’s blues? | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
In a drive to see human contentment guide policymaking, a research centre in Bristol has found a way to score cities by their residents’ wellbeing. In a place which is home to some of England’s poorest areas, politicians are listening
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Slumscapes: How the world's five biggest slums are shaping their futures

Slumscapes: How the world's five biggest slums are shaping their futures | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
900 million people live in slums - the U.N. says it's time we understood them
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Challenging Latin American Cities to Change

Challenging Latin American Cities to Change | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
This could be the biggest task yet for the Bloomberg Philanthropies Mayors Challenge.
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A Toolkit For Tackling Gentrification

A Toolkit For Tackling Gentrification | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
A new report on the affordable housing crisis warns that there’s no one single strategy that has yet proven effective in stemming the displacement of lower-income families.
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The vigilante cyclists of San José: 'Civil society has to be a trailblazer'

The vigilante cyclists of San José: 'Civil society has to be a trailblazer' | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Tired of government bureaucracy and traffic jams, activists in Costa Rica’s capital are solving the city’s transport problems themselves: painting crossings, funding research and even building infrastructure
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The Deception of Density

The Deception of Density | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
If we think carefully about the flaws in measuring how dense a place is, we can better articulate what we actually value about urbanism.
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Dirty old town: 40% of fly-tipping takes place in London, data for England shows

Dirty old town: 40% of fly-tipping takes place in London, data for England shows | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
The capital accounts for 40% of all fly-tipping in England, with next nine largest cities recording a further 12%, according to data from Defra
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