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Density vs. Livability in the World's Biggest Cities

Density vs. Livability in the World's Biggest Cities | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
The two don't necessarily go together, according to a new report.
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Lima's 'Wall of Shame' and the gated communities that build poverty into Peru

Lima's 'Wall of Shame' and the gated communities that build poverty into Peru | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
How the borrowed concept of gated communities is dividing rich from poor in the Peruvian capital.
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Where are the world's highest cities?

Where are the world's highest cities? | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Despite the lack of oxygen and health risks, high-altitude locations are home to at least 140 million people around the world. From Bolivia’s El Alto to Lhasa in Tibet, what’s urban life like at such dizzying elevations?
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An Incredibly Detailed and Unexpectedly Beautiful Map of How Londoners Commute

An Incredibly Detailed and Unexpectedly Beautiful Map of How Londoners Commute | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
A street-by-street breakdown of where city residents ride, drive, bike, or walk to work.
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Punta del Este: is Uruguay's elitest 'gated city' a glimpse of all our urban futures?

Punta del Este: is Uruguay's elitest 'gated city' a glimpse of all our urban futures? | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Astronomic rents and zero public housing keep the haves and have-nots apart in the exclusive Uruguayan coastal city. But is this dystopian ‘paradise’ preempting the path on which other global cities are set?
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Can Cities Feed Their Inhabitants? | Sustainable Cities Collective

Can Cities Feed Their Inhabitants? | Sustainable Cities Collective | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
There are three dominant trends to which cities and national governments must respond in order to secure food supplies for their people. First, between 1980 and 2011 the global population not dependent on agriculture doubled to 4.4 billion, and, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization this population is growing at a rate about five times that of the agriculturally dependent population.
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If roads are gridlocked in rush hour, what happens when disaster strikes?

If roads are gridlocked in rush hour, what happens when disaster strikes? | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Major roads which get snarled in rush hour or after a few inches of snow could be potentially deadly in the event of a terrorist attack or superstorm. So what should a more resilient transport system look like?
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Delhi's cars and the odd-even formula

Delhi's cars and the odd-even formula | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Indian capital starts trial where cars will only able to operate on alternate days, depending on their license numbers.
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Why Commutes Aren't Twice as Long in Cities With Twice the Population

Why Commutes Aren't Twice as Long in Cities With Twice the Population | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
You probably don’t love your trip to work, but researchers have identified three reasons it’s not much, much worse.
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Vision of Ebbsfleet garden city for 65,000 struggles to take root

Vision of Ebbsfleet garden city for 65,000 struggles to take root | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Critics including architect Richard Rogers have labelled the project unsustainable, fractured and incoherent
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London's Wealthy Are Returning to the City as Its Poor Are Heading to the Suburbs

London's Wealthy Are Returning to the City as Its Poor Are Heading to the Suburbs | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
The U.K. capital is undergoing its own great inversion.
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LSE-Cities-2014-The-Transformative-Role-of-Global-Urban-Growth-NCE-Paper-01.pdf

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Urban Age

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An interactive map showing the concentration of Urban Agglomerations.

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Millions of Taps Run Dry as Mexico City Fixes Some Decrepit Water Pipes | VICE News

The repairs do not address the Mexican capital's deeper water crisis rooted in the alarming rate at which its underground aquifer is drying out.
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Explainer: why are cities warmer than the countryside?

Explainer: why are cities warmer than the countryside? | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
The Urban Heat Island is an inevitable outcome of urbanisation – but as the Earth gets warmer, that's cause for concern.
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The most colourful cities in the world – in pictures

The most colourful cities in the world – in pictures | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
From the arts hub of Valparaiso to the ‘blue city’ of Jodhpur, we take a look at the neighbourhoods and cityscapes that have been transformed by colourful paint
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some great images to use to brighten up powerpoints and presentations!

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Air pollution: a dark cloud of filth poisons the world’s cities

Air pollution: a dark cloud of filth poisons the world’s cities | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
The number of annual deaths caused by pollution around the world is now greater than malaria and HIV combined, according to a recent study, with scientists warning that fatalities could reach 6 million a year by 2050
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World Air Quality Index

Asia, World, Air Quality, Air Pollution, PM2.5, Real-time Air Quality
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Suburbs Are Urban Places, Too

Suburbs Are Urban Places, Too | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
A scholar argues that suburbs have complex urban qualities, but they are poorly understood.
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Why don't black and white Americans live together? - BBC News

Why don't black and white Americans live together? - BBC News | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
In many parts of the US, Americans of different races aren't neighbours - they don't go to the same schools, they don't always have access to the same services.
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what is a smart city

what is a smart city | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
What is a smart city? According to “The 2015 World Smart City Awards” recently held in Barcelona, Peterborough is just that.
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Paris: Voice of the Suburbs

Paris: Voice of the Suburbs | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Intrepid reporter Widad takes us into the heart of France’s deprived suburbs to reveal a voice not often heard.
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Defensive architecture: designing the homeless out of our cities

Defensive architecture: designing the homeless out of our cities | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
From metal spikes to bagpipes, nasty architecture is making life harder for the homeless.
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Mapping the 'Great Divide' Between Affordable Housing and Opportunity

Mapping the 'Great Divide' Between Affordable Housing and Opportunity | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
A new report tracks the growing gap in Cleveland, Houston, and Los Angeles.
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