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By 2060, the American South Could Be Three Times as Urbanized

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Here comes Charlanta the Gargantua.
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Predictions are just that, so this is not a guarantee, but we are getting more sophisticated in correctly predicting future trends and consequences. As thinking humans we can influence the future with our actions in the present.

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High-School Dropouts and College Grads Are Moving to Very Different Places

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Cities like Washington and San Francisco are gaining the highly skilled but losing their less-educated workforce.
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Interesting look at who goes and who stays in selected cities. 

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Our future in cities

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Humanity's future is the future of cities. Explore the crowded favelas, greened-up blocks and futuristic districts that could shape the future of cities -- and take a profane, hilarious side trip to the suburbs.
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Cities are changing the world at a rapid rate.

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As Protests Continue in Brazil, Hard Lessons for an Urbanizing World

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This widespread movement has clear echoes in developing megacities everywhere.
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Urban Heat Islands Are Helping Kill Trees

Urban Heat Islands Are Helping Kill Trees | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
The warmer conditions cities create make plant-eating pests thrive.
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Unintended consequences are almost always a surprise, but when considered in context, make sense and probably should have been anticipated.

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The World's Most Densely Populated Cities

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The growth of these cities will create a host of environmental and health problems.

 

By 2210, the global population is expected to grow from just more than 7 billion to 11.3 billion — with 87 percent of the population living in urban areas, according to a new working paper by researchers from NYU’s Marron Institute.

Most of these individuals will be in what’s now the developing world — creating a host of environmental and health problems.

If projections are correct, these new urban dwellers will require the world’s existing cities to expand six-fold to accommodate triple the residents, Richard Florida wrote in The Atlantic. Plus, the world will need 500 new “megacities” of 10 million or more, he wrote.


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Valerie Bauwens's curator insight, March 28, 4:46 AM

Or will there be a natural come back to the country side?

Jessica Rieman's curator insight, April 2, 5:42 PM

 Cairo, Egypt has a population density of 9,400 residents per square kilometer. THese numbers are crazy think about it compared to MA or RI and our major cities.

MsPerry's curator insight, August 12, 8:03 PM

APHG-U2 & U6

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Map the Meal Gap: Food Insecurity in your count...

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Visit Feeding America, the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief charity. Feeding America's helps provide food to over 37 millions Americans each year.

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Top 12 Cities for Culture

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Where are the most culturally rich cities in the world? The World Cities Culture Report has named its Top 12 choices. Do you agree with the picks?

 

How do we rank "culture" in lists such as these?  What criteria is preferred and what elements of culture are ignored in this perspective on culture? 


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