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Delhi's cars and the odd-even formula

Delhi's cars and the odd-even formula | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Indian capital starts trial where cars will only able to operate on alternate days, depending on their license numbers.
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Why Commutes Aren't Twice as Long in Cities With Twice the Population

Why Commutes Aren't Twice as Long in Cities With Twice the Population | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
You probably don’t love your trip to work, but researchers have identified three reasons it’s not much, much worse.
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Vision of Ebbsfleet garden city for 65,000 struggles to take root

Vision of Ebbsfleet garden city for 65,000 struggles to take root | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Critics including architect Richard Rogers have labelled the project unsustainable, fractured and incoherent
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London's Wealthy Are Returning to the City as Its Poor Are Heading to the Suburbs

London's Wealthy Are Returning to the City as Its Poor Are Heading to the Suburbs | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
The U.K. capital is undergoing its own great inversion.
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LSE-Cities-2014-The-Transformative-Role-of-Global-Urban-Growth-NCE-Paper-01.pdf

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Where is the world's most polluted city?

Where is the world's most polluted city? | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Outdoor air pollution kills 3.3 million people, mostly in cities, every year. That’s more than HIV, malaria and influenza combined – yet the sparse coverage of official data means many cities are not even monitored
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Mexico City's water crisis – from source to sewer

Mexico City's water crisis – from source to sewer | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Each drop of water that passes through the Mexican capital tells a heroic, tragic, unfinished story of urban growth and human development. Over the course of a week, the Guardian follows this complex, costly trail
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Cities: The new frontier of social protection

Cities: The new frontier of social protection | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
World Bank Group Vice President Keith Hansen welcomed State Councilor Wang Yong and Civil Affairs Minister Li Liguo to the Social Protection & Labor South-South Learning Forum 2015 in Beijing. photo: Mohamad Al-Arief/World Bank Consider this: By the time you had breakfast this morning, the world’s urban population grew by some 15,000 people. This number will increase to 180,000 people by the end of the day and to 1.3 million by the end of the week. On a planet with such a vast amount of space, this pace of urbanization is like crowding all of humanity into a country the size of France. Cities are where most of the world’s population lives, where more and more of population growth will occur, and where most poverty will soon be located.  But why do so many people choose cities? Poor people constantly pour into Rio de Janeiro and Nairobi and Mumbai in search of something better. The poorest people who come to cities from other places aren’t irrational or mistaken. They flock to urban areas because cities offer advantages they couldn’t find elsewhere.  The poverty rate among recent arrivals to big cities is higher than the poverty rate of long-term residents, which suggests that, over time, city dwellers’ fortunes can improve considerably.
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Need a Mixtape? The Harsh Times Facing Mexico City’s Informal Subway Vendors | VICE News

For some, they're a part of Mexico City's vivid cultural kaleidoscope. For others, the informal metro vendors are a nuisance to be endured.
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Why has London poverty become more spread out?

Why has London poverty become more spread out? | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
The old demographic distinctions between Inner London and its suburbs continues to become more blurred
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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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what is a smart city

what is a smart city | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
What is a smart city? According to “The 2015 World Smart City Awards” recently held in Barcelona, Peterborough is just that.
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Paris: Voice of the Suburbs

Paris: Voice of the Suburbs | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Intrepid reporter Widad takes us into the heart of France’s deprived suburbs to reveal a voice not often heard.
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Defensive architecture: designing the homeless out of our cities

Defensive architecture: designing the homeless out of our cities | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
From metal spikes to bagpipes, nasty architecture is making life harder for the homeless.
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Mapping the 'Great Divide' Between Affordable Housing and Opportunity

Mapping the 'Great Divide' Between Affordable Housing and Opportunity | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
A new report tracks the growing gap in Cleveland, Houston, and Los Angeles.
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10 facts that show why cities are the key to climate change and global health

10 facts that show why cities are the key to climate change and global health | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
To mark cities day at the UN Climate Conference in Paris, here’s why urbanisation should be at the heart of any conversation about the planet’s future
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Nice display images for an IB Classroom

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Worst smog of the winter envelopes Beijing

Worst smog of the winter envelopes Beijing | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
More than 250,000 people in China's biggest cities could have their lives cut short from high levels of air pollution.
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Cities from the air by night – in pictures

Cities from the air by night – in pictures | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Leaning from helicopters, supported by a body harness, photographer Vincent Laforet took thousands of pictures of 10 cities to produce a stunning photoportrait of the modern city by night
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After spate of killings, Mexico City is criticised for failing to admit extent of crime problem

After spate of killings, Mexico City is criticised for failing to admit extent of crime problem | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
Chief prosecutor says ‘there is no organised crime in Mexico City’ – but recent string of murders leaves many residents and experts believing the city has lost its status as a safe haven from gangland violence
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Iztapalapa: Mexico City's most densely populated suburb – in pictures

Iztapalapa: Mexico City's most densely populated suburb  – in pictures | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
More than a third of people live in poverty in Iztapalapa, and many lack access to clean drinking water. Photographer Santiago Arau offers two very different views of this sprawling suburb
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La Ciudad

Mexico City is impossible to describe; this video mixes time-lapses with drone shots that try to convey the city from a different perspective. ________________________________________________________________________________ Es…
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nice intro to anyone studying Mexico City as a case study!

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The metropolis and mental health: are big cities making us sick?

The metropolis and mental health: are big cities making us sick? | IB GEOGRAPHY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS LANCASTER | Scoop.it
The growth of megacities and the mental health challenges this presents requires a new way of thinking.
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