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Comparing Urban Footprints

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"This is a series of infographics (or geo-infographics) created by Matthew Hartzell, a friend of mine that I met when we were both geography graduate students at Penn State in few years back..."


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Interesting comparison of cities and their urban footprints

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Jacob Crowell's curator insight, October 14, 2014 3:25 PM

This is an interesting way to graph out the urban footprints of various cities from around the world. This also shows how the United States has a number of the largest urban centers in the world. Along the top, New York, Chicago, LA, and Miami are massive compared to cities like Hong Kong. This shows how in the United States there are massive amounts of urban growth. Even in China where their population is one of the worlds biggest, Hong Kong a major city only has 7.1 million. In the United States, for the past century cities have been growing and this graph shows that.

Samuel D'Amore's curator insight, December 14, 2014 6:40 PM

These visuals really help to show that the size of a city doesn't necessarily correspond with it's population. Many years ago the trend was the larger the city in turn it would posses a larger population than a physically smaller city. Today this no longer holds true, in fact many smaller cities vastly out populate large sprawling cities. Most of these mega-cities in Asia and Latin America are incredibly over build and densely packed surrounded by miles of slums. 

Edgar Manasseh Jr.'s curator insight, January 22, 7:16 PM

Pretty cool.

 

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Hans Rosling: Global population growth, box by box | Video on TED.com

The world's population will grow to 9 billion over the next 50 years -- and only by raising the living standards of the poorest can we check population growth.
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Harvard Design Magazine: Built on Sand: Singapore and the New State of Risk

Harvard Design Magazine: Built on Sand: Singapore and the New State of Risk | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
In June 2014, drivers crossing the causeway between Singapore and Johor, Malaysia, began to notice something strange. A slender sandbar, which had long stood...
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Another because we can. 

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Human Development Index (HDI)

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"This map shows Human Development Index (HDI) for 169 countries in the World. The HDI is a comparative measure of life expectancy, literacy, education, and standard of living for countries worldwide. The HDI sets a minimum and a maximum for each dimension, called goalposts, and then shows where each country stands in relation to these goalposts, expressed as a value between 0 and 1, where greater is better. The Human Development Index (HDI) measures the average achievements in a country in three basic dimensions of human development: health, knowledge and standard of living."

 

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Brian Wilk's curator insight, January 22, 6:36 PM

This is really cool.....

 

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The reason why most of Africa and southern Asia has a low Human Development Index is because Africa and southern Asia has a high homelessness rate in comparison to other places and also, their economy is not as strong as Russia's, United States' or Europe's. It is cliché that Africa is mostly known for it's natural environments. Also, the Urban population in Africa is not as much as the Urban population in North America, South America, Europe, Russia and Australia.

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What's wrong with what we eat?

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It's easy to worry about food: Are we eating the wrong stuff? What about people who don't have enough to eat? These talks examine the problems -- and some compelling solutions.
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A playlist of 9 TED talks about the food we eat

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Printable List of Monsanto Owned “Food” Producers

Printable List of Monsanto Owned “Food” Producers | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
In light of the recent public anger over the Monsanto Protection Act, here’s a simple, printable list of companies that use Monsanto products. By avoiding products made by companies on this list, you can help ensure your money isn’t going to Monsanto and also watch out for the health of your family and yourself.
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10 Territorial Disputes That Mean Your Maps Are Already Wrong

10 Territorial Disputes That Mean Your Maps Are Already Wrong | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
As it stands, there are well over 150 territorial disputes around the globe, some more urgent than others. Here are 10 you need to know about -- and that could redefine the world map.
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 The changing nature of maps.

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Nigeria expected to have larger population than US by 2050

Nigeria expected to have larger population than US by 2050 | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
UN predicts that Africa – and Nigeria in particular – will be at forefront of huge global population rise over next century
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Playpumps | All children have the right to clean water ....... and the right to play

Playpumps | All children have the right to clean water ....... and the right to play | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
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Another cheap source for clean water in Africa

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▶ Climate Change and Agriculture: America's Heartland - YouTube

Increasing levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere will affect food production in the future. Scientists say farmers and ranchers will have to deal with i...
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Agriculture and Climate Change. How will it effect our food?

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The Real Reason U.S. Gas Is So Cheap Is Americans Don't Pay the True Cost of Driving

The Real Reason U.S. Gas Is So Cheap Is Americans Don't Pay the True Cost of Driving | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
A gas tax that fully corrected for the social impact of car reliance would upend life as we know it.
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Interesting article comparing gas taxes and costs of driving.

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The five major world religions - John Bellaimey

The five major world religions - John Bellaimey | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
It's perfectly human to grapple with questions, like ‘Where do we come
from?’ and ‘How do I live a life of meaning?’ These existential questions are central to the five major world religions -- and that’s not all that connects these
faiths. John Bellaimey explains the intertwined histories and cultures of Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism, Christianity and Islam.
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A Map of Every Device in the World That's Connected to the Internet

A Map of Every Device in the World That's Connected to the Internet | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
Where is the internet? This map might explain it better than any statistics could ever hope to: The red hot spots show where the most devices that can access the internet are located.
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2 Simple Maps That Reveal How American Agriculture Actually Works

2 Simple Maps That Reveal How American Agriculture Actually Works | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
There really are two different Americas: the heartland, and the coasts....
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Looks like corn and soybeans have been supplanted by wheat. 

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35 maps that explain how America is a nation of immigrants

Take a tour through America's immigrant heritage — at its most and least welcoming
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How Your Neighborhood Affects Your Paycheck

How Your Neighborhood Affects Your Paycheck | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
The part of town where you live—and especially where you grew up—can profoundly affect lifetime earnings.
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This Graphic Of Africa's Actual Size Will Blow Your Mind

This Graphic Of Africa's Actual Size Will Blow Your Mind | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
Africa is bigger than China, India, Europe, and the USA. COMBINED.
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▶ Janicki Omniprocessor - YouTube

Bill Gates recently got to check out the Omniprocessor, an ingenious machine designed and built by Janicki Bioenergy, which turns human waste into water and ...
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Sustainability? Source for clean water for the Developing World

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Why U.S. Egg Prices Have Nearly Doubled Since September

Why U.S. Egg Prices Have Nearly Doubled Since September | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
It seems that 2015 will be the year the U.S. egg industry gets scrambled.
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Agriculture unit

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First world problems read by third world people [LEGENDADO] - YouTube

A new ad campaign from charitable organization Water is Life features Haitian children and adults reading the everyday gripes and minor irritations first wor...
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