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The Kolkata dump that's permanently on fire: 'Most people die by 50'

The Kolkata dump that's permanently on fire: 'Most people die by 50' | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Thousands of people live on Dhapa landfill, making a living processing the city’s rubbish amid severe pollution, fires and even dead bodies
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Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, December 7, 2016 5:43 AM

Students learn to assess the liveability of places using a range of criteria.


GeoWorld 7 NSW
Chapter 6 Liveability: perceptions and influences

6.4 Low liveability: where humans create danger

6.13 Nature, danger and livelihood
6.14 Reflecting on liveability
Chapter 7 Liveability: measurement and environmental factors
7.1 Liveable cities: where living is easiest
7.2 Low ranking liveable cities

7.4 Safety and crime impact on liveability
7.14 Geographical inquiry: assessing the liveability of a place (Practical Fieldwork and ICT)

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Air pollution is as bad for you as being overweight

Air pollution is as bad for you as being overweight | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Living in the most polluted parts of a city appears to have a similar effect on your blood pressure as becoming overweight, according to the world’s largest ever study of the effects of fossil fuel emission on human health. Researchers warned their findings showed that current European Union limits on air pollution were not low enough to adequately protect people.
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'No bling in the hood ...' Does Berlin's anti-gentrification law really work?

'No bling in the hood ...' Does Berlin's anti-gentrification law really work? | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
In the newly hip district of Neukölln, locals have joined forces to enact laws against property owners’ attempts to renovate, modernise – and drive up rents. But not everyone thinks this ‘social environment protection’ is good for Berlin
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Soak it up: China’s ambitious plan to solve urban flooding with ‘sponge cities’

Soak it up: China’s ambitious plan to solve urban flooding with ‘sponge cities’ | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Designers working on the unprecedented, government-funded programme will proritise using permeable materials, green spaces and connected waterways
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'Regeneration should be for all': will change in Johannesburg benefit its poorest residents?

'Regeneration should be for all': will change in Johannesburg benefit its poorest residents? | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
As South Africa’s largest city goes through rapid reinvention, streets once ruled by gangs are increasingly lined with cafes. But to those struggling for a living, the future still appears bleak. Does Johannesburg’s new mayor have an answer?
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Crime stats or coffee shops? How to spot the world's most gentrified cities

Crime stats or coffee shops? How to spot the world's most gentrified cities | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Researchers worldwide have come up with many innovative ways to make sense of gentrification – and perhaps even prevent its worst effects. Douglas Murphy crunches the numbers
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Johannesburg projects 'replicate apartheid city' in name of development

Johannesburg projects 'replicate apartheid city' in name of development | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Developers evict the inner city poor and push them out to the city’s periphery with no support or assistance, campaigners say
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Jane Jacobs’s Street Smarts

Jane Jacobs’s Street Smarts | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
What the urbanist and writer got so right about cities—and what she got wrong.
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Paris is banning traffic from half the city. Why can’t London have a car-free day?

Paris is banning traffic from half the city. Why can’t London have a car-free day? | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Cars will be outlawed from 400 miles of Paris streets on Sunday as the French capital joins the likes of Brussels, Bogotá, Jakarta and Copenhagen in marking World Car-Free Day. Isn’t it time for London to join the club?
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The gentrification of Washington DC: how my city changed its colours

The gentrification of Washington DC: how my city changed its colours | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Author Uzodinma Iweala was born in Washington DC, and says the city ‘is in my blood, my diction and my style’. But how has the city he loves, and where his mother and father worked, changed since his birth?
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London elites are also being priced out of their homes – here's why it matters

London elites are also being priced out of their homes – here's why it matters | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
The arrival of the super-rich has triggered a 'trickle down' effect – and not in a good way.
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Air pollution costs trillions and holds back poor countries, says World Bank

Air pollution costs trillions and holds back poor countries, says World Bank | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Study finds dirty air takes huge economic toll on poor countries and costs the world more than $5tn annually in lost work days and welfare costs
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The only grave is Essex: how the county became London's dumping ground

The only grave is Essex: how the county became London's dumping ground | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
From dead bodies to sewage, factories to holiday homes for the poor, Essex has long been a convenient receptacle for what London finds too dirty
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Two billion more people will live in cities by 2035. This could be good – or very bad

Two billion more people will live in cities by 2035. This could be good – or very bad | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Cities are like magnets. Without a better model for growth, people will still come – but they will live in awful conditions. This year’s Pritzker prize-winning architect presents his legal, financial and design roadmap to a new urban reality
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London’s black communities disproportionately exposed to air pollution – study

London’s black communities disproportionately exposed to air pollution – study | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Black, African and Caribbean people are exposed to higher illegal nitrogen dioxide levels than the percentage of the population they account for
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What New York Can Learn From Barcelona’s ‘Superblocks’

What New York Can Learn From Barcelona’s ‘Superblocks’ | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
A transportation initiative in Spain’s second-largest city seeks to ease traffic and pollution and make better use of public spaces.
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Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, October 7, 2016 5:20 PM
Creating sustainable urban places with high levels of liveability
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The last battle for Brooklyn, America's most unaffordable place to buy a home

The last battle for Brooklyn, America's most unaffordable place to buy a home | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
It might be too late for Williamsburg, Bushwick and Bed-Stuy – but in Crown Heights, tenants have learned a few tricks to prevent the social cleansing of their neighbourhood. Can they succeed where the rest of Brooklyn failed?
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Lead contamination in LA housing project only one part of pollution puzzle

Lead contamination in LA housing project only one part of pollution puzzle | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Jordan Downs residents fear wider impact of planned demolition in former industrial site as tests conducted in area’s schools also found high levels of lead
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Jobs, wealth and gentrification? What New Chinatown could do for Liverpool

Jobs, wealth and gentrification? What New Chinatown could do for Liverpool | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
This Chinese-backed development has only just got under way, yet is already being heavily marketed in Hong Kong. Liverpool’s mayor says the £200m project will create much-need jobs – but what else will it bring to the city?
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Rising London house prices spark departure of thirtysomethings

Rising London house prices spark departure of thirtysomethings | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Campaign group Generation Rent says exodus has occurred during a period when property prices in the capital rose by 37%
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Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, September 26, 2016 5:57 PM

Declining liveability for different age groups

 

Geoworld 7 NSW

 

Chapter 6: Liveability - perceptions & influences

6.9 Stages of life & perceptions of liveability

Chapter 7: Liveability - Measurement & environmental factors

7.7 People need jobs and a place to live

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How Fragile Is Your City?

How Fragile Is Your City? | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
A new data visualization reveals the urban areas around the world that are struggling to keep it together.
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The bubble that turned into a tide: how London got hooked on gentrification

The bubble that turned into a tide: how London got hooked on gentrification | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Gentrification is a familiar story in the capital – but now even the 1% are being squeezed out. What do the stories of Peckham, Holland Park and Chelsea tell us about the new reality?
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How happy are you with your city? EU report data – in pictures

How happy are you with your city? EU report data – in pictures | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
From immigration and integration, to concerns over housing, affordability and green space, Eurostat’s Urban Europe 2016 report contains a wealth of statistics on how residents of the EU’s biggest cities feel about where they live
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Reimagining the 'Bottom of Every Mayor’s Budget List'

Reimagining the 'Bottom of Every Mayor’s Budget List' | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Akron, Memphis, Chicago, and Detroit will split $40 million in funding for small, local projects “at the bottom of every mayor’s budget list.”
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