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The U.S. Cities That Sprawled the Most (and Least) Between 2000 and 2010

The U.S. Cities That Sprawled the Most (and Least) Between 2000 and 2010 | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Two maps and six charts take sprawl rankings to another level.
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Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, June 6, 2014 6:57 AM

Urban sprawl: Comparing USA and Australia settlement patterns 

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We Now Have Highly Detailed Maps of Detroit's Blight

We Now Have Highly Detailed Maps of Detroit's Blight | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it

#IBGEOA process called "blexting" and a neighborhood-focused property auction may help fix the city's crippling property woes.

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China to Scrap Millions of Cars to Ease Pollution - Our World

China to Scrap Millions of Cars to Ease Pollution - Our World | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it

reChina plans to take up to 6 million vehicles that don’t meet emission standards off the roads by the end of the year to reduce the country’s air pollution.

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Fotografías de megaciudades | VICE México

Fotografías de megaciudades  | VICE México | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Imágenes de belleza y miseria en grandes ciudades asiáticas.
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Partially Banning Cars for a Day in Paris Actually Worked

Partially Banning Cars for a Day in Paris Actually Worked | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Road traffic dropped by 18 percent, and PM-10 pollution dropped by 6 percent.
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China's Mega-Cities Are Combining Into Mega-Regions, but They're Doing It Wrong

China's Mega-Cities Are Combining Into Mega-Regions, but They're Doing It Wrong | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Building around a small number of city centers can mean even more hellish pollution, traffic, and property prices.
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Chasing cool

Chasing cool | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
FOR young, upper-middle-class Londoners, the game of the moment is guessing where the cool kids will be going next. Gentrification, which progressed gently through...
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Can Mexico City's roof gardens help the metropolis shrug off its smog?

Can Mexico City's roof gardens help the metropolis shrug off its smog? | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Green roofs sprouting across Mexican capital not only purify the air but aid recovery of hospital patients, says environment chief
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New York storefronts: what a difference a decade makes

New York storefronts: what a difference a decade makes | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
When photographers James and Karla Murray revisited the shopfronts they had documented in their Disappearing Face of New York book they found many replaced by chain stores, banks and luxury apartments
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'Tower of David' Venezuela: the world's tallest slum in incredible images

'Tower of David' Venezuela: the world's tallest slum in incredible images | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Once a five-star hotel and luxury apartment block, the 45-storey so-called “Tower of David” skyscraper that looms over the Venezuelan capital of Caracas is now home to 3,000 people, and thought to be the world’s tallest slum.
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Tessa and Sigi's curator insight, April 3, 2014 4:32 PM

This article doesn't necessarily address environmental justice but it is an interesting read on poverty in Venezuela and the "Tower of David".

Amy Argenal's comment, May 7, 2014 1:25 PM
This can connect if you think of where people live and how socio-economic status affects the environment. You spoke to this in one of your later posts.
Katie's comment, June 8, 2014 12:37 AM
This documentary (http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/revolutionary-optimists/) is totally related to this. It is about a man in Indian slums who has empowered children through education and helped them realize their potential to advocate for their right to have clean water.
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Why China's Cities Need to Get Denser, Not Bigger

Why China's Cities Need to Get Denser, Not Bigger | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
If Guangzhou had the same density as Seoul, it could accommodate another 4 million more people on top of its current 15 million.
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The Plan That Could Finally Free New York City From Traffic Congestion

The Plan That Could Finally Free New York City From Traffic Congestion | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Can a new effort to price out road use set a path for U.S. cities to follow?
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Miserable Flooding Is a Fact of Life in Mexico City’s Impoverished Borough | VICE News

Miserable Flooding Is a Fact of Life in Mexico City’s Impoverished Borough | VICE News | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
In poorer areas such as Iztapalapa, the rudimentary drainage systems are simply no match for the rainy season and extreme flooding.
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Potential locations for Green Cities in Mexico | Geo-Mexico, the geography of Mexico

Potential locations for Green Cities in Mexico | Geo-Mexico, the geography of Mexico | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Following on from our look at the feasibility and practicality of establishing sustainable, accessible Green Cities in Mexico, this post seeks to identify the
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How feasible is it to build Green Cities in Mexico? | Geo-Mexico, the geography of Mexico

How feasible is it to build Green Cities in Mexico? | Geo-Mexico, the geography of Mexico | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
This guest post, by C.G. Machlan of the fledgling Green City Development Organization, looks at the feasibility and practicality of establishing sustainable,
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The truth about gentrification: regeneration or con trick?

The truth about gentrification: regeneration or con trick? | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Woodberry Down is a vast north-east London council estate undergoing an ambitious transformation. We spent six months on site to hear the residents' stories
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London mapped: House prices, hedgehogs and homelessness – from the people who brought you World Mapper, extraordinary ‘cartograms’ reveal capital as you have never seen it before

London mapped: House prices, hedgehogs and homelessness – from the people who brought you World Mapper, extraordinary ‘cartograms’ reveal capital as you have never seen it before | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
London is a city of vast social divides, where the same areas host bankers with booming property values and scores of homeless people – yet it can often be hard to get your head around the statistics.
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From Milan to Mecca: the world's most powerful city brands revealed

From Milan to Mecca: the world's most powerful city brands revealed | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it

tThe inaugural Guardian Cities brand barometer ranks world cities on everything from transport and weather to crime and social ‘buzz’ – and they won't all be pleased with the results

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Noise pollution in Mexico | Geo-Mexico, the geography of Mexico

Noise pollution in Mexico | Geo-Mexico, the geography of Mexico | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Environmental noise is everywhere in Mexico, from traffic and fiestas to garbage collection and gas delivery. For more examples, see The distinctive sounds of
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Street Artists Want To Repaint An Entire Town In Mexico, For A Good Cause

Street Artists Want To Repaint An Entire Town In Mexico, For A Good Cause | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
A coat of paint can go a long way.

That's the mantra at the heart of Boa Mistura, a Madrid-based artist collective that has a history of traveling the globe, spreading street art as a symbol of social change. From Sao Paulo, Brazil to Cape Town, ...
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'Cool' London is dead, and the rich kids are to blame - Telegraph

'Cool' London is dead, and the rich kids are to blame - Telegraph | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
The cool, creative class has been priced out of London, which means the capital is becoming more bland and boring by the minute, says Alex Proud
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Visualizing 200 Years of Urban Sprawl in Paris, São Paulo, and L.A.

Visualizing 200 Years of Urban Sprawl in Paris, São Paulo, and L.A. | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
New animations show centuries of expansion in three global cities.
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steve smith's curator insight, April 4, 2014 3:01 PM

Great for schol geo this year 

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China Plans to Put People at Heart of Urbanization - Our World

China Plans to Put People at Heart of Urbanization - Our World | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
China has launched a plan to build more efficient, denser cities and use the money saved to expand social services to all people — including migrants.
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London's Century-Old Idea to Address Its Affordable Housing Crisis

London's Century-Old Idea to Address Its Affordable Housing Crisis | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
The Garden City is back.
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