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The geography of Mexico City: index page | Geo-Mexico, the geography of Mexico

The geography of Mexico City: index page | Geo-Mexico, the geography of Mexico | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
This index page has links to our most important posts about Mexico City. Previous index pages include Mexican migrants and remittances: an introduction (Nov
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New Delhi flooded with harmful plastic bags

New Delhi flooded with harmful plastic bags | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
A ban on plastic bags was put in place a year ago but people in India's capital still use them and pollution is growing.
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Why It's So Incredibly Difficult to Fight Urban Inequality

Why It's So Incredibly Difficult to Fight Urban Inequality | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
The most successful programs require huge cash investments and federal assistance — tough to come by in these troubled times.
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A Fascinating Geography of New York's 'Two Cities'

A Fascinating Geography of New York's 'Two Cities' | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
In some places, the city's real estate prices are soaring, but it's not true everywhere.
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Could it be the answer to our housing crisis? Why garden cities have a rosy future

Could it be the answer to our housing crisis? Why garden cities have a rosy future | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
It may come as uncomfortable surprise to politicians and think tanks espousing the virtues of the garden city that a certain Vladimir Ilyich Lenin was a big fan of the idea too.
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The World's Worst Cities for Air Pollution Might Not Be the Ones You'd Expect

The World's Worst Cities for Air Pollution Might Not Be the Ones You'd Expect | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Exposure is getting worse in parts of the world, especially industrializing countries.
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Iwan Baan: Ingenious homes in unexpected places | Video on TED.com

In the center of Caracas, Venezuela, stands the 45-story "Tower of David," an unfinished, abandoned skyscraper. But about eight years ago, people started moving in.
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The urban regeneration of Barrio Antiguo in Monterrey | Geo-Mexico, the geography of Mexico

The urban regeneration of Barrio Antiguo in Monterrey | Geo-Mexico, the geography of Mexico | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
The city of Monterrey in Nuevo León has begun an urban regeneration scheme to rejuvenate one of its oldest sections, Barrio Antiguo (see map below).
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White Flight's Surprising 'Silver Lining'

White Flight's Surprising 'Silver Lining' | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
The historic exodus of whites from American cities helped boost black homeownership nationwide.
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Have big cities in Mexico succeeded in meeting people’s needs? | Geo-Mexico, the geography of Mexico

Have big cities in Mexico succeeded in meeting people’s needs? | Geo-Mexico, the geography of Mexico | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
In 2012, the Mexican Institute for Competitiveness (Instituto Mexicano para la Competitividad AC, IMCO) published an analysis of the competitiveness of 77 of
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New aerial transit system proposed for Mexico City | Geo-Mexico, the geography of Mexico

An innovative aerial public transport system is being proposed in Mexico City as a way to help reduce traffic congestion and increase personal mobility. TUEP
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How Are Those Cities of the Future Coming Along?

How Are Those Cities of the Future Coming Along? | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
A brief update on PlanIT Valley, Masdar, Konza Techno City, and Songdo.
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Why Chinese Cities Are Smaller Than They Appear

Why Chinese Cities Are Smaller Than They Appear | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Focusing on total population—rather than the number of people actually residing in urban areas—obscures the extent of China's urbanization challenge.
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The Gentrification Puzzle

The Gentrification Puzzle | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Why does this phenomenon affect some cities much more than others?
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Class-Divided Cities: London Edition

Class-Divided Cities: London Edition | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
There are deep divisions in one of the world's most powerful global cities.
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Redevelopment plan divides Mumbai locality

Redevelopment plan divides Mumbai locality | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Model project for regeneration in Indian metropolis enjoys wide community support, yet some residents are sceptical.
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Air Pollution Has Shut Down a Major Chinese City

Air Pollution Has Shut Down a Major Chinese City | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
A lack of wind, corn burning for the harvest, and the onset of central heat fouled up Harbin's air so much that schools and offices had to close.
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Chinese city choked by blanket of smog

Chinese city choked by blanket of smog | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Visibility in Harbin slashed to a few metres, forcing schools to close in scenes that underline nation's pollution woes.
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Kolkata Tries to Reduce Traffic in the Worst Possible Way

Kolkata Tries to Reduce Traffic in the Worst Possible Way | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Officials recently decided to prohibit people form using bicycles on nearly 200 streets in the central city during the day.
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Inside Bamako: Africa's fastest-growing city – in pictures

Inside Bamako: Africa's fastest-growing city – in pictures | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Mark Tran tours the bustling marketplaces and motorbike-clogged roads of Mali's capital
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More than 90% of people in European cities breathe dangerous air, study finds

More than 90% of people in European cities breathe dangerous air, study finds | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Countries have downplayed hazards of air pollution despite evidence that it leads to 430,000 shortened lives a year
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Mapping the 'Time Boundaries' of a City

Mapping the 'Time Boundaries' of a City | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
An EU-funded project is building platforms to detect patterns in how people use urban spaces.
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The Billion-Dollar Plan to Relocate One City's Entire Downtown

The Billion-Dollar Plan to Relocate One City's Entire Downtown | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Mining damage is forcing Kiruna, Sweden, to pick up and move — two miles east.
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Transforming the world’s least sustainable city - OurWorld 2.0 | OurWorld 2.0

Academic partnerships with business and local governments are demonstrating that a transition management framework can guide cities to a sustainable future.
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