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Fresh Evidence of "Deadly Reprisals" in Syria

Take action at http://amnestyusa.org/HelpSyria Amnesty International researcher Donatella Rovera recently returned from Syria after conducting research in th...
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Creative placemaking changes the narrative of cities - Yonge Street - Toronto

Creative placemaking changes the narrative of cities - Yonge Street - Toronto | Local Geographies | Scoop.it

Yonge Street - Toronto Creative placemaking changes the narrative of cities Yonge Street - Toronto "You then see that multiplier effect start to happen … our projects having a role in the wider regeneration and revitalization of neighbourhoods.


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Pics Of Open Kitchen Cupboards Air Everyday Intimacies - Co.Design

Pics Of Open Kitchen Cupboards Air Everyday Intimacies - Co.Design | Local Geographies | Scoop.it
Pics Of Open Kitchen Cupboards Air Everyday Intimacies
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He opens up their cupboards and shoots from above, for an intimate, highly detailed perspective on their everyday lives.
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Classic English hotel in North Devon with a fabulous coastal setting, excellent service and high quality food and drink. Saunton Sands is the perfect place for a North Devon family holiday or a grown-up walking break in spring or autumn.
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Landscapes of emergency: a short documentary | ROAR Magazine

Landscapes of emergency: a short documentary | ROAR Magazine | Local Geographies | Scoop.it
This short documentary reveals the undeclared state of emergency that casts its shadow over the functions of public space in crisis-ridden Athens today.
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Local food: have you had your fill? | Life and style | guardian.co.uk

Local food: have you had your fill? | Life and style | guardian.co.uk | Local Geographies | Scoop.it
Tony Naylor: Pride in local ingredients and regional dishes is central to modern British cooking.
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Secret worlds

Secret worlds | Local Geographies | Scoop.it
An upside-down kind of place Meet Me in Gaza: Uncommon Stories of the Life Inside the Strip. By Louisa Waugh. Westbourne Press; 304 pages; £16.99. Buy from...
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Map iPhone Users In a City, And You Know Where The Rich Live

Map iPhone Users In a City, And You Know Where The Rich Live | Local Geographies | Scoop.it

"Our stuff often says a lot about us, whether we own a hybrid car or a station wagon, a MacBook Pro or an ancient desktop.  Among other things, cell phone brands say something about socio-economics – it takes a lot of money to buy a new iPhone 5 (and even more money to keep up with the latest models that come out faster than plan upgrades do). Consider, then, this map of Washington, D.C., which uses geolocated tweets, and the cell phone metadata attached to them, to illustrate who in town is using iPhones (red dots) and who's using Androids (green dots)."


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Mary Everhart's comment, June 26, 2013 10:59 PM
I keep wondering what impact commuting has on the patterns shown on the maps.
Timothy Roth's curator insight, July 8, 2013 4:38 PM

This just amazes me! The information that geography relates to us will never cease to amaze me.

Fleur Farah's curator insight, May 27, 7:06 AM

Would Sydney show these trends?

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The Global Religious Landscape

The Global Religious Landscape | Local Geographies | Scoop.it
A country-by-country analysis of data from more than 2,500 censuses, surveys and population registers finds that 84% of adults and children around the globe are religiously affiliated.

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Eliana Oliveira Burian's curator insight, December 26, 2012 6:51 AM

Much more than words...

Dean Haakenson's curator insight, January 7, 2013 12:05 PM

Wonderful resource for studying religion and region.

 

Eliana Oliveira Burian's curator insight, April 13, 2013 8:53 AM

...Imagine all the people living in peace? 

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New York -- before the City

TED Talks 400 years after Hudson found New York harbor, Eric Sanderson shares how he made a 3D map of Mannahatta's fascinating pre-city ecology of hills, rivers, wildlife -- accurate down to the block -- when Times Square was a wetland and you...

 

KC: The Manhattan Project created a picture of the area before the development of a city, the way Henry Hudson did during his 1609 exploration. After 10 years (1999-2009), the research project has expanded to study the entire city of New York. The Welikia Project analyzes geography and landscape ecology to discover the original environment and compare it to present day. Scientists have learned that world's largest cities once had a natural landscape of freshwater wetlands and salt marshes, ponds and streams, forests and fields with an equally diverse wildlife community. By focusing on the city's biodiversity of 400 years ago and the modern era, information can be gathered about what has changed, what has remained constant, where the city was done well and where it needs to improve. This source is useful because it allows for the visualization of NYC in a way never seen before. Urban environments, such as NYC, have a landscape largely created by humans, so the skyscrapers, pavement, and mass population is far removed from the landscape it once was.

 

Find more information about the Welikia Project at http://welikia.org and more on New York City's urban ecology at: http://www.scoop.it/t/urban-geography


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Kim Vignale's comment, August 12, 2012 2:03 PM
I was surprised on how green NYC is because of all the cars and urban development. I think this project topic is very informative and interesting (makes me want to got to NYC) . I thought it was very interesting how NYC was in the early 1900s and how it became now. I also think it's a great idea how adding more greenery to the urban city will add sort of a rural feel to a big city.
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Walk Appeal

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Walk Appeal promises to be a major new tool for understanding and building walkable places, and it explains several things that were heretofore either contradictory or mysterious.

 

What is a reasonable distance to walk around town?  Research shows that cities with improved sidewalks, less parking lots, attractive storefronts and other amenities that encourage walking.  If  walking the urban environment is and of itself an experience worth having and makes the person feel like a flâneur, experiencing the city on a deeper level, automotive transport goes down and walking goes up.  Urban infrastructure is more important for most people than distance in deciding whether to get in the car or walk down the street (for distances under 2 miles).   Bottom line: neighborhoods that have an appealing sense of place are more walkable.


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La Vie Quotidienne: The Wonder of the Ordinary ~ Lantana

La Vie Quotidienne: The Wonder of the Ordinary ~ Lantana | Local Geographies | Scoop.it
The Wonder of the Ordinary ~ Lantana. August is a difficult time in my Southern California garden, the constant heat and intense sun of summer not only cuts down on flower production, but also leaches out color from most of ...
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Twitter / Silvianegrifirm: The most unique place in the ...

Twitter / Silvianegrifirm: The most unique place in the ... | Local Geographies | Scoop.it
Instantly connect to what's most important to you. Follow your friends, experts, favorite celebrities, and breaking news. (RT @Silvianegrifirm: The most unique place in the world for drinks and dinner!
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Local loaves for Lammas

Local loaves for Lammas | Local Geographies | Scoop.it
Campaigners for real bread are attempting to revive the ancient harvest festival of Lammas, or loaf-mass (A revival of the ancient festival of Lammas (loaf-mass) to celebrate real bread http://t.co/2DCbAWfP...
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Council Promotes Twickenham Re-branding | twickerati

Council Promotes Twickenham Re-branding | twickerati | Local Geographies | Scoop.it

Council Promotes Twickenham Re-branding. Richmond Council has launched yet another consultation. This time it's about stepping up the work to regenerate and re-brand Twickenham. The initiative, which will form part of ...


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Top US Starbucks and most unique stores - San Francisco Chronicle (blog)

Top US Starbucks and most unique stores - San Francisco Chronicle (blog) | Local Geographies | Scoop.it
San Francisco Chronicle (blog) Top US Starbucks and most unique stores San Francisco Chronicle (blog) These days Starbucks are as ubiquitous as McDonald's — no matter where you go, there's always a store just around the corner ready to satiate your...
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Pantry items, for the everyday kitchen - The Daily Star

Pantry items, for the everyday kitchen - The Daily Star | Local Geographies | Scoop.it
Pantry items, for the everyday kitchen
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BEIRUT: A well-stocked pantry can spell the difference between a supper-time nightmare and a spontaneous meal when food items in the refrigerator are seemingly sparse.
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Event: Global Landscapes Forum - Climate Change Policy & Practice

Event: Global Landscapes Forum - Climate Change Policy & Practice | Local Geographies | Scoop.it
This Forum will convene on the margins of the 19th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 19) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) by the Collaborative Programme on Forests (CPF) and ...
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Dividing Landscapes: Can Architects Do For Borders What They’ve Done For Embassies?

Dividing Landscapes: Can Architects Do For Borders What They’ve Done For Embassies? | Local Geographies | Scoop.it
مقال شيق، العمارة وتقسيم حدود الدول
Dividing Landscape: Can Architects Do For Borders What They’ve Done For Embassies http://t.co/yoIRiSQ2ZD
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Workshop aims to get participants focused with new perspective on the ordinary - Joplin Globe

Workshop aims to get participants focused with new perspective on the ordinary - Joplin Globe | Local Geographies | Scoop.it
Workshop aims to get participants focused with new perspective on the ordinary
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The Geography of Chechnya

The Geography of Chechnya | Local Geographies | Scoop.it
The Caucasus region, dominated by the imposing Great Caucasus mountain range and stretching between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea, has long been known as one of the world’s ethnically and linguistically most diverse areas.

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Rebecca Farrea's curator insight, October 17, 2013 3:01 PM

Using this article helps to teach ourselves, students, and others about particular places in the world that are unknown or very little known.  We can use articles such as this one to be less prejudiced and more apt to think about these places of the world in a different context rather than just a negative, terrorism-related one.

Marissa Roy's curator insight, November 19, 2013 10:16 AM

Most Americans had never heard Chechnya before the Boston bombing in April 2013. Now, most think that it is full of America-hating terriosts. However, Chechnya is so very complex and diverse a place, that it is ludacris to think that. Over 100 languages are spoken in the country. The southern half speaks languages such as Georgian, Svan and Mingrelian. Turkish, Iranian and Chechens are the languages you will probably hear in the North. Another misconception is that there are many Christians in Chechnya as well as Muslims. This country is made up of so many different groups, it is incredible. 

Elizabeth Bitgood's curator insight, March 3, 9:27 AM

It is amazing to consider such a small area (the size of New England) could hold such a vast area of languages.  The mountainous region certainly helps in creating such diversity as it isolated villages from each other in the ages before modern communication and travel.

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Op-Ed: Redistricting in Wisconsin

Op-Ed: Redistricting in Wisconsin | Local Geographies | Scoop.it
Shaped like a giant pistol sitting on its butt end, Wisconsin's new 22nd state Senate District is Exhibit A in the case against partisan redistricting.

 

The redistricting process is far from neutral; to be far we should remember that gerrymandering is has happened on all ends of the political spectum.  Which map to you think is the best way to divide these districts?  What is the fairest way to divide them?


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, July 25, 2013 1:02 PM

The redistricting process is far from neutral; to be fair we should remember that gerrymandering is has happened on all ends of the political spectum.  Which map to you think is the best way to divide these districts?  What is the fairest way to divide them?

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The Importance of Place

The Importance of Place | Local Geographies | Scoop.it

Using the vocabulary of this course, please describe in detail the geographic context of a town like this (real or imaginary).  What is the town like?  How did it get that way?  What type of meaning does 'place' have for those that live there?  


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Rise of Residential Segregation by Income

Rise of Residential Segregation by Income | Local Geographies | Scoop.it

"Residential segregation by income has increased during the past three decades across the United States and in 27 of the nation’s 30 largest major metropolitan area, according to a new analysis of census tract and household income data by the Pew Research Center.  The analysis finds that 28% of lower-income households in 2010 were located in a majority lower-income census tract, up from 23% in 1980, and that 18% of upper- income households were located in a majority upper-income census tract, up from 9% in 1980."  This interactive map allows the user to explore the 10 largest metropolitan areas in the U.S. To read the article associated with this map, see: http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2012/08/01/the-rise-of-residential-segregation-by-income/


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Laundry to landscape – grey water has a place - Community Voice

Laundry to landscape – grey water has a placeCommunity VoiceTogether they have hosted dozens of community events, including water conservation presentations, sustainability tours, and workshops on creating water-wise households and landscapes.
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Fresh Evidence of "Deadly Reprisals" in Syria

Take action at http://amnestyusa.org/HelpSyria Amnesty International researcher Donatella Rovera recently returned from Syria after conducting research in th...
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