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Lessons from the World’s Largest Megacity​

Lessons from the World’s Largest Megacity​ | Urban Places | Scoop.it
How to confront the challenges facing China’s ​Pearl River Delta
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Town Revival

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An effort to create regional hubs to breathe new life into struggling rural townships.
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This map shows the incredible growth of megacities

This map shows the incredible growth of megacities | Urban Places | Scoop.it
The world’s cities are booming and their growth is changing the face of the planet, according to a new UN report.
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City of 20 million that’s literally sinking

City of 20 million that’s literally sinking | Urban Places | Scoop.it
IT’S one of the world’s most important, vibrant cities and home to 20 million people, but Beijing is literally collapsing under the weight of its own economic success.
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The Sydney suburb that will dwarf London's squeeze

The Sydney suburb that will dwarf London's squeeze | Urban Places | Scoop.it
Apartment density of the scale seen only in pockets of New York and Hong Kong is being planned for Sydney.
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Three thousand state public servant jobs moving to the west

Three thousand state public servant jobs moving to the west | Urban Places | Scoop.it
FOOTY great and long-term ‘westy’ Mark Geyer has backed The Telegraph’s report that 3000 public sector jobs will be relocated to Sydney’s west.
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From megacity to metacity

From megacity to metacity | Urban Places | Scoop.it

In 1950, there were only two megacities, London and New York, with populations of more than 10m. In 2010, Tokyo was top of the list of the world’s largest cities, New York was only just scraping into the top 10, and London had dropped off the bottom. New York will join it in megacity oblivion in less than a decade and, with the exception of Tokyo, every other megacity will be in what is referred to as the 'global south'. To earn a place in the top 10, cities will soon need to boast a population of 20m or more. This is a new breed of city – the metacity."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, May 12, 2:24 PM

The term megacity (a city with a population greater than 10 million) has been around for a while and there wasn't much linguistic need to describe something bigger.  Today, most megacities are more like Lagos and Mumbai, places of extreme wealth asymmetries than the global cities of New York City and London.  Some are now using the term metacity to describe cities with populations of 20 million.  Asian metacities are a good place to start thinking about the largest urban regions that are increasingly dominating economic, political and cultural affairs.      

 

Tags: urbanmegacities, unit 7 citiesEast Asia.

Linda White's curator insight, May 13, 12:13 PM
Very interesting article on the new emerging meta cities!
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This is an incredible visualization of the world's shipping routes

This is an incredible visualization of the world's shipping routes | Urban Places | Scoop.it

"Ships carry 11 billion tons of goods each year. This interactive map shows where they all go. About 11 billion tons of stuff gets carried around the world every year by large ships. Clothes, flat-screen TVs, grain, cars, oil — transporting these goods from port to port is what makes the global economy go 'round. And now there's a great way to visualize this entire process, through this stunning interactive map from the UCL Energy Institute."


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South Florida Guide's curator insight, May 3, 11:40 AM
Very interesting.
Caitlyn Scott's curator insight, June 14, 10:25 PM
This resource shows great detail into where are products travel when they are imported but also shows us what and where Australian products are going. Good source in regards to showing how large Australia's export market is. Article contains a good amount of information as to why the routes shown on the map are taken as well as having in-depth data showing the different cargo on board ships. This data helps high light what different countries are renowned for in their exports as well as giving so information into why some countries are poorer than others when analysing their exports. Planned use within unit regarding the cost of Australian exports and its sustainability for the future.      
Alex Smiga's curator insight, September 1, 7:24 PM
A rainbow of shipping routes and info
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India - Let There Be Light - Foreign Correspondent - ABC

India - Let There Be Light - Foreign Correspondent - ABC | Urban Places | Scoop.it
An entrepreneurial culture is flourishing in the grim slums of India. Lives are being changed by an Australian enterprise that provides jobs as well as clean energy to some of the poorest people on the planet. In the slums of Bangalore, South Asia correspondent Stephanie March finds that from little things, big things can grow.
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GA Designs Radical Shipping Container Skyscraper for Mumbai Slum

GA Designs Radical Shipping Container Skyscraper for Mumbai Slum | Urban Places | Scoop.it
designed by GA Design Consultants, . Ganti + Asociates (GA) Design has won an international ideas competition with a radical shipping container skyscraper that was envisioned t
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Where are largest cities in the world?

Where are largest cities in the world? | Urban Places | Scoop.it
The number of people who live in a city, as we may have mentioned before, is surprisingly hard to work out. That's partly because populations shift and change, unnoticed by demographers.
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Why smaller towns should matter to city dwellers

Why smaller towns should matter to city dwellers | Urban Places | Scoop.it
The future of global urban policy lies in regional towns and cities as much as it does in major centres.
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Inside Beijing's airpocalypse – a city made 'almost uninhabitable' by pollution

Inside Beijing's airpocalypse – a city made 'almost uninhabitable' by pollution | Urban Places | Scoop.it
“ The 21 million inhabitants of China’s capital appear to be engaged in a city-wide rehearsal for life on an inhospitable planet. Oliver Wainwright reports from Beijing”
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Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, April 16, 3:33 AM

Environmental quality impacts on the liveability of places and the wellbeing and quality of life of people living in large cities such as Beijing. Environmental quality is influenced by many different factors including climate, resources, danger, pollution and aesthetic qualities. 

 

Geoworld 7 NSW

Chapter 7

7.8 Environmental quality and resources

 

Chapter 6

6.4 Low liveability: where humans create danger ( polluted environments)

6.3 Nature, danger and environment ( Naturally dangerous environments) 

6.8 Places, resources and jobs ( Poor environmental quality vs available work) 

 

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Watch as the world’s cities appear one-by-one over 6,000 years

Watch as the world’s cities appear one-by-one over 6,000 years | Urban Places | Scoop.it
Watch the rise of human cities, beginning with [arguably] the world’s first city in 3700 BC and continuing up to the present. Use the controls at the bottom to pause/resume the map and to move back and forth in time. The history of urbanization, 3700 BC – 2000 AD (full-screen version) full screen / video […]
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The rise of the Asian megacity (and why 'metacities' are the next big thing)

The rise of the Asian megacity (and why 'metacities' are the next big thing) | Urban Places | Scoop.it

"Asia's rapid urbanisation is changing the very shape and nature of what we think of as a city.  It's not just the rapid increase in their numbers or their sheer size that makes these megacities fascinating. They look, feel and behave differently, too."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, May 12, 2:29 PM

The term megacity (a city with a population greater than 10 million) has been around for a while and there wasn't much linguistic need to describe something bigger.  Today, most megacities are more like Lagos and Mumbai, places of extreme wealth asymmetries than the global cities of New York City and London.  Some are now using the term metacity to describe cities with populations of 20 million.  Asian metacities are a good place to start thinking about the largest urban regions that are increasingly dominating economic, political and cultural affairs.      

 

Tags: urbanmegacitiesEast Asia.

Lee Hancock's curator insight, November 1, 8:48 PM

Mega city to Meta city...

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China's Futuristic Straddling Bus Is Finally Here

China's Futuristic Straddling Bus Is Finally Here | Urban Places | Scoop.it
For years, it existed only on paper and tiny models, but on Tuesday, the bus went for its first test drive.
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What It’s Like to Live in the World’s Most Polluted City

What It’s Like to Live in the World’s Most Polluted City | Urban Places | Scoop.it
Delhi, the capital territory of India, is home to unbreathable air and undrinkable water.
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Falling under the megacity spell - Geography (7,8,10)

Falling under the megacity spell - Geography (7,8,10) | Urban Places | Scoop.it

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Sally Egan's curator insight, May 24, 8:33 PM
A short video highlighting Jakarta as a mega city. Includes coverage of growth of the city, and focusses on a family who have moved from rural living into the city. Issues relating to housing, employment, access to services are presented along with a range of responses to these challenges at different levels of government, NGO and individual actions.
Sally Egan's curator insight, May 24, 8:36 PM
A short video addressing the nature of Jakarta as a Mega city. Covers growth of the city, and focusses on a family who have migrated from the rural area to the city. Presents issues or challenges of the city and a range of responses to these at government, NGO and individual levels.
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Air pollution rising at an 'alarming rate' in world's cities

Air pollution rising at an 'alarming rate' in world's cities | Urban Places | Scoop.it
Outdoor pollution has risen 8% in five years with fast-growing cities in the developing world worst affected, WHO data shows
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The Ever-Expanding Slums

"Slums lack:

- Permanent housing - Sufficient space - Clean water - Sanitation - Personal safety
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L.Long's curator insight, May 5, 5:59 PM
World's Largest Slums
Rebecca Geevarghese's curator insight, May 8, 6:29 AM
Another GREAT resource to show to Geography students! 
Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, July 2, 12:29 AM

The liveability of urban slums in the developing world makes an interesting study linking access to services and facilities, community identity, social connectedness, environmental quality and safety. 

 

Follow an introduction to slums using this video clip and 8.11 with the following resources that investigate the impact of rapid urbanisation on the liveability of cities.

 

Slums are a consequence of urbanisation studied in more depth  in Changing Places (Stage 9) - consequences of urbanisation. Limit the study of slums to liveability issues in stage 4 or an introduction to factors influencing liveability. 

 

GeoWorld 7 NSW

Chapter 7: Liveability:Measurement and environmental factors 

7.6 Access to shelter

Chapter 8 Urban, rural and remote places

8.6 An urban world

8.7 Why go to town?

8.8 Large cities attract people

8.10 Skyscrapers and slums

8.11 Kibera slums and flying toilets

Geothink people live in cities - Figure 8.14.3

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Will Habitat III defend the human right to the city?

Will Habitat III defend the human right to the city? | Urban Places | Scoop.it
The world's informal settlements are growing at an unprecedented rate, with about one in four urban dwellers living in slums. We need to rethink how we view and deal with these people and places.
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A cartographic guide to Starbucks’ global domination

A cartographic guide to Starbucks’ global domination | Urban Places | Scoop.it
This item has been corrected. In the small town of Circle, Montana, the one coffee shop—a drive-through window serving drip coffee—recently shut down. Lindsey Mitchell, who owns a bakery and restaurant called C-Towne Bakes, told Quartz that there's nowhere nearby to pick up an espresso-based drink, let alone a Starbucks. "People don't realize," she says, "ho
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Wellington's Waterloo: a country town in crisis

Wellington's Waterloo: a country town in crisis | Urban Places | Scoop.it
For this five-part special investigation, Peter Devlin visited Wellington, in western New South Wales. Here he found a town on a downward spiral, plagued by
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The most expensive cities to live and work

The most expensive cities to live and work | Urban Places | Scoop.it
It costs more to accommodate an employee in London than any other city, according to Savills' latest ranking of residential and office rental costs.
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