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Wales' foreign-born population rises by 82% in 10 years - BBC News

Wales' foreign-born population rises by 82% in 10 years - BBC News | Population | Scoop.it
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Wales' foreign-born population rises by 82% in 10 years
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The figures from Oxford University's Migration Observatory showed the number of migrants living in Wales has soared in recent years.
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Interactive Hunger Map

Interactive Hunger Map | Population | Scoop.it
From Africa and Asia to Latin America and the Near East, there are 870 million people in the world who do not get enough food to lead a healthy, productive life.

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Jemma Tanner's curator insight, October 27, 2013 9:56 PM
I really liked this map because it's easy to read and is interactive. This would work really well on the SmartBoard because it's easily accessible for both the students and teacher. This resource could be adapted into a lesson where the students must choose either a red or burgundy country and complete a research project on why these countries have such high levels of hunger. You could also do group presentations on their findings so the whole class gets an overall view of developing countries. The great thing about this map is that it's very basic and can be used in younger grade levels without adjustment.
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Building cities of the future now

Building cities of the future now | Population | Scoop.it
A profile of technologically advanced cities from around the world which offer blueprints for the way we may live in the future.

 

Around the world new cities are being built while those we have lived in for centuries are being upgraded for the future.

It is partly a reaction to over-crowding and pollution and partly because in an ever-connected world it makes increasing sense to hook entire cities up to the network.

A smarter city may mean one that uses data on traffic to ease congestion or one that aims to join up services to provide better information for citizens. For many it is about making cities greener and more efficient.

Technology firms such such as IBM and Cisco see smart cities as a huge business opportunity but, alongside the schemes being touted by technology firms, are more grass root projects which aim to empower citizens and allow them a say in how the city will look.


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Preparing for the future means building cities which can sustain a larger population. These new 'smart cities' may be the answer as many countries have plans to or have started building them to help them cope with their growing populations 

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China to relax the one-child policy

China to relax the one-child policy | Population | Scoop.it

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oyndrila's curator insight, November 16, 2013 9:44 PM

The decision to relax the policy was much needed. The reactions from the citizens and the future consequences would be worth watching.

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Mapping Europe's war on immigration

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Europe has built a fortress around itself to protect itself from ‘illegal' immigration from the South, from peoples fleeing civil war, conflict and devastating poverty. The story is best understood through maps.

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This shows how Europe controlles entry into its borders. With MEDC's being favoured over LEDC's

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, October 16, 2013 9:48 PM

As I look at this series of maps, I keep coming back to the same question: where are the border of the 'global north' and the 'global south?'  While this isn't completely that delineation, it certainly is pretty close but in terms of the physical area but also in terms of the what the idea behind those distinctions as a conceptual way of framing global difference. 

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Germany Fights Population Drop

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As German towns work to hide the emptiness, demographers say a similar fate awaits other European countries, with frightening implications for the economy.

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Adilson Camacho's curator insight, August 17, 2013 8:55 PM

Yes, identity!

Holly Hough's curator insight, December 8, 2013 3:35 PM

Germany is undergoing a population crisis. The population is plunging due to a high number of elderly people (the dependency ratio is 1:4) and the desire of women to be in the workforce. As a result, the women are not having children. There is a large number of young people who have obtained educations, but are unable to find work, which makes them less likely to want to have kids and start a family. This is a push factor for them to immigrate to another country where they can find work. This leaves Germany with higher dependency ratios and pushes them further towards economic crisis. Germany and many other European countries are offering incentives to women to have children, such as 24 hour child care, tax breaks, and money for married couples. Some fear fertility rates have fallen below replacement level. Just what will Germany do, “part of the solution lies in remaking values, customs and attitudes in a country that has a troubled history with accepting immigrants.” Germany will have to work to pull immigrants to their country to regenerate their population. Who knows where Germany will be 50 years from now?

Sarah Ziolkowski's curator insight, December 31, 2013 11:05 AM

This article applies to how values and preferences impacts an area. For Germany, their low birth rates are being caused by highly valuing  single mothers and discouraging immigrants to stay in their country.  These  unfavorable birth rates may be a future for many other highly developed countries, or already are a part of many countries. This could happen to your home, so your values or preferences may be come a problem to the economy. Low birth rates and unwelcomed immigration are causing decreased work force and increased demand in Germany, that they can't fulfill. It also causes an uneven population between the young and old population.