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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, 12:01 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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The U.S. Cities With the Highest Levels of Income Segregation

The U.S. Cities With the Highest Levels of Income Segregation | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Where the rich live with the rich, and the poor live with the poor.
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Should Hebden Bridge be the UK's second city?

Should Hebden Bridge be the UK's second city? | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
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Beijing Buys a Waste Management Company to Solve Its Pollution Problems

Beijing Buys a Waste Management Company to Solve Its Pollution Problems | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
But it won't work.
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Mexico City’s Ecobici cycle rental system enters its fifth year | Geo-Mexico, the geography of Mexico

Mexico City’s Ecobici cycle rental system enters its fifth year | Geo-Mexico, the geography of Mexico | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Mexico City’s Ecobici system for public bike rentals in and around the city’s historical center celebrated its fourth birthday in February 2014. The system, est
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In Mexico, a City's Scar Becomes its Most Prized Park

In Mexico, a City's Scar Becomes its Most Prized Park | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it

A case study in urban renewal.

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A case study in urban renewal from Aguascalientes!

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Plans to improve the Mexico City-Toluca transport corridor | Geo-Mexico, the geography of Mexico

Plans to improve the Mexico City-Toluca transport corridor | Geo-Mexico, the geography of Mexico | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
The Mexico City Metropolitan Area (dark grey on the map), which occupies the Valley of Mexico, extends well beyond the northern boundary of the Federal District
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Here's Why Americans Are Fleeing the Suburbs

Here's Why Americans Are Fleeing the Suburbs | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
The young increasingly want to live in cities
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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, 1:32 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, 10:25 AM
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 7, 9:37 PM
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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Western Europe's Mild March Has Led to an Air Quality Crisis in France

Western Europe's Mild March Has Led to an Air Quality Crisis in France | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
The entire Paris region's public transportation system will be free this weekend in an effort to stem the early spring smog.
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AlJazeera: Police are promoting graffiti in Mexico City

AlJazeera: Police are promoting graffiti in Mexico City | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Police are searching for some of Mexico's most prominent graffiti artists, but their goal is not to stop them.Instead, the government wants their help to brighten up the capital's public spaces and...
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Can Dhaka Get a Handle on Its Air Pollution?

Can Dhaka Get a Handle on Its Air Pollution? | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Fumes from brick kilns kill almost as many people each year as the 2013 textile mill collapse. But they're finally starting to clean up their act.
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Why Gentrification Is So Hard to Stop

Why Gentrification Is  So Hard to Stop | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Gentrification isn't new -- it's actually baked into the economic forces that have been driving urban development since the 1950s.
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Passenger cable car for Mexico City | Geo-Mexico, the geography of Mexico

Passenger cable car for Mexico City | Geo-Mexico, the geography of Mexico | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Work will begin shortly on building a 5-kilometer-long intraurban cable car in the Sierra de Guadalupe region of Mexico City. The cable car, formally known as
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