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China Expert: China Is Fast Approaching Urban Disaster

China Expert: China Is Fast Approaching Urban Disaster | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
"We're creating a huge urban underclass of people who can’t function in the society."
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More than 100 Chinese cities now above 1 million people

More than 100 Chinese cities now above 1 million people | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Government policy and a shift westward have fed the staggering scale of China’s urban ambitions – 119 cities as big as Liverpool, and likely double that by 2025
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Mexico City, Parched and Sinking, Faces a Water Crisis

Mexico City, Parched and Sinking, Faces a Water Crisis | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it

"A host of environmental factors are threatening to push a crowded capital toward a breaking point."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, February 17, 7:19 PM

Urban ecology, environmental justice, gendered inequities, primate city politics, the struggle of growing megacities…it’s all here in this fantastic piece of investigative reporting.  The article highlights the ecological problems that Mexico City faces (high-altitude exacerbates air pollution, interior drainage worsens water pollution, limited aquifers that are overworked lead to subsidence, importing water outside of the basin requires enormous amounts of energy, etc.).  just because the article doesn't use the word 'geography' doesn't mean that it isn't incredibly geographic. All of these problems are at the heart of human-environmental nexus of 21st century urbanization. 

   

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Danielle Yen's curator insight, March 3, 8:45 AM

Urban ecology, environmental justice, gendered inequities, primate city politics, the struggle of growing megacities…it’s all here in this fantastic piece of investigative reporting.  The article highlights the ecological problems that Mexico City faces (high-altitude exacerbates air pollution, interior drainage worsens water pollution, limited aquifers that are overworked lead to subsidence, importing water outside of the basin requires enormous amounts of energy, etc.).  just because the article doesn't use the word 'geography' doesn't mean that it isn't incredibly geographic. All of these problems are at the heart of human-environmental nexus of 21st century urbanization. 

   

Tags: urban, megacities, water, environment, Mexico.

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Paint it grey: the controversial plan to 'beautify' São Paulo

Paint it grey: the controversial plan to 'beautify' São Paulo | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
As part of an effort to ‘clean up’ Brazil’s biggest city, mayor João Doria has been down on his knees, spraying grey paint over beloved street art. Locals are furious
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The Runaway Commutes of Mexico City

The Runaway Commutes of Mexico City | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Every day, workers across the region endure some of the world’s most crowded streets and subway cars for higher wages in the city center.
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Tipping point: revealing the cities where exercise does more harm than good

Tipping point: revealing the cities where exercise does more harm than good | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
In at least 15 cities, air pollution has now become so bad that the danger to health of just 30 minutes of cycling outweighs the benefits of exercise altogether, according to new research
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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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Has Boyle Heights Figured Out How To Stop Gentrification?

Has Boyle Heights Figured Out How To Stop Gentrification? | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
In East L.A.’s Boyle Heights, an art gallery closes, and a group of activists and residents claim a victory in their battle against encroaching development.
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One day in the life of San Francisco Bay – mapped

One day in the life of San Francisco Bay – mapped | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
How do ships safely navigate the San Francisco Bay? In his latest data viz roundup, Max Galka gives a guided tour of the Bay’s marine traffic, tracks trees in major cities, and maps the US based on the flow of its commuters
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Pant by numbers: the cities with the most dangerous air – listed

Pant by numbers: the cities with the most dangerous air – listed | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
We’ve broken down the data on dangerous PM2.5 particles, and listed them region by region – to reveal the cities with the worst air in Europe, the US, Africa, Asia and more
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How Urban Renewal Battled 'Waste' While Creating More of It

How Urban Renewal Battled 'Waste' While Creating More of It | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Through large-scale demolition and clearance, American urban renewal waged a war on perceived waste—and created a new tide of it.
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The war against air pollution has begun – and it will be fought in cities

The war against air pollution has begun – and it will be fought in cities | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
The air pollution crisis is getting worse. As the world becomes increasingly urbanised, the battle will be won or lost on the streets of our cities
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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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Roland COTTE's curator insight, December 5, 2016 3:37 AM
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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