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Why do competitors open their stores next to one another? - Jac de Haan

Why do competitors open their stores next to one another? - Jac de Haan | population geography | Scoop.it
Why are all the gas stations, cafes and restaurants in one crowded spot? As two competitive cousins vie for ice-cream-selling domination on one small beach, discover how game theory and the Nash Equilibrium inform these retail hotspots.

A great opportunity for students to learn why businesses agglomerate. Could be followed by a fieldwork investigation, are the takeaway stores in optimal locations?

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A 70-Year-Old Documentary About Cities Shows We Haven't Come Very Far

A 70-Year-Old Documentary About Cities Shows We Haven't Come Very Far | population geography | Scoop.it
The walkable, bikable suburb of the "future" looks an awful lot like the smart growth ideas of today.
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Why do competitors open their stores next to one another? - Jac de Haan

Why do competitors open their stores next to one another? - Jac de Haan | population geography | Scoop.it
Why are all the gas stations, cafes and restaurants in one crowded spot? As two competitive cousins vie for ice-cream-selling domination on one small beach, discover how game theory and the Nash Equilibrium inform these retail hotspots.

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God Grew Tired of Us

God Grew Tired of Us | population geography | Scoop.it

The story of the "Lost Boys" of Sudan is a heartbreaking and inspiring tale of youth caught in cultural and geopolitical conflicts and fored to leave their homes. The film God Grew Tired of Us " tells a moving story of young people overcoming incredible challenges and struggling to improve their own lives and those of family and friends left behind."  Linked here is a lsson plan from National Geographic "to teach students about concepts of migration, cultural mosaics, sense of place, and forces of cooperation and conflict among communities" using this 90 minute documentary.  The film can be viewed online on HULU as well as other media outlets.  

 

Tags: culture, Africa, political, conflict, war, migration, development, APHG. 


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India's Secret Weapon: Its Young Population - CNBC.com

India's Secret Weapon: Its Young Population - CNBC.com | population geography | Scoop.it
CNBC.comIndia's Secret Weapon: Its Young PopulationCNBC.comThe composition of TCS employees is a reflection of India's young and burgeoning working-age population — a competitive edge that sets Asia's third-largest economy apart from countries...
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Jessica Martel's curator insight, April 29, 2013 1:07 PM

this idea of a young workforce can be great, IF these young workers become educated and are able to move up to higher positions. if they are trained rather than educated they may get stuck where they are then India has giant cluster of people in the same class.

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Countries with the Most Migrants

Countries with the Most Migrants | population geography | Scoop.it

List of the countries with the most migrants in the world as measured by net migration rate.


Which countries have the most migrants per capita living there?  What spatial or development patterns do you see on this list?  

 

Great site for students to look at the distribution of global population phenomena in map, list and graphic form


Tags: Migration, population, Immigration, statistics, worldwide, unit 2 population. 


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Lauren Sellers's curator insight, May 22, 12:04 PM

This is an interesting little chart because it reveals to us which countries have the highest percentage of migrants that make up their general population. Definitely suprised me to see Qatar as the number one on the list, I would have expected the US to be at the top, but it is not even in the top 10!

Lona Pradeep Parad's curator insight, May 28, 7:26 PM

This shows the net migration of immigrants. 

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Remember this is based on a % of the total population, and not total #. Which countries have the most migrants per capita living there?  What spatial or development patterns do you see on this list? 

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Thomas Malthus and Population Growth

Learn more: http://www.khanacademy.org/video?v=r1ywppAJ1xs Thomas Malthus's views on population. Malthusian limits.

 

This is a succinct (but not perfect) summary of Malthusian ideas on population.  What do you think of his ideas?  Any specific parts of his theory that you agree with?  Do you disagree with some of his ideas?  What did history have to say about it?  

 

Tags: Demographics, population, models, APHG,  unit 2 population. 


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Sarah Ann Glesenkamp's curator insight, September 17, 7:56 PM

Unit 2

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A little overview of Malthus's theory on population. 

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Growing Pains - Uganda Population Bomb Ticking - AllAfrica.com

Growing Pains - Uganda Population Bomb Ticking - AllAfrica.com | population geography | Scoop.it
Growing Pains - Uganda Population Bomb TickingAllAfrica.comUganda enters its next 50 years of self-rule with its reputation as a demographic renegade well and truly intact, thanks to a mindboggling fertility rate (the average number of children a...
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The Two Sides of the World Food Crisis

The Two Sides of the World Food Crisis | population geography | Scoop.it

Of all the issues facig the planet, few seem more urgent than the global food shortage. Sufficient food- our single most vital need as living creatures- eludes the grasp of nearly 1 billion people, a problem that may worsen as population rises.


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“Dencity” Visualizes Seven Billion People

“Dencity” Visualizes Seven Billion People | population geography | Scoop.it

Earlier this year, we wrote about the symbolism of October 31 in marking the day the world population reached 7 billion people. A design firm based in Boston, Mass., Fathom Information Design, created “Dencity,” a map of global population density as the world reaches this important milestone. The map uses different size and color circles to represent the distribution of population and density around the world. Larger and darker circles show areas with fewer people. Smaller and brighter circles represent more crowded areas.


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Issues from Global Population Growth

Find In-depth Review, Video And Infographic On World Population. http://www.mapsofworld.com/poll/can-world-population-be-controlled.html Learn more about pop...

 

This video displays some intriguing statistics about global population growth.  Equally important the video explores some concerns that are presented with a large population.  Click on the above link to view all the images as one long infographic.   


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Visualizing Regional Population Statistics

It was just over two centuries ago that the global population was 1 billion — in 1804. But better medicine and improved agriculture resulted in higher life expectancy for children, dramatically increasing the world population, especially in the West.

 

This is an excellent video for population and demographic units, but also for showing regional and spatial patterns within the global dataset (since terms like 'overpopulation' and 'carrying capacity' inherently have different meanings in distinct places and when analyzed at various scales). It is also a fantastic way to visualize population data and explain the ideas that are foundational for the Demographic Transition Model.

 

Tags: population, scale, visualization, Demographics, models, unit 2 population, sustainability, regions, spatial.


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Sarah Ann Glesenkamp's curator insight, September 17, 7:55 PM

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This video describes and explains how we got to a population of 7 billion people so fast

Mohamed Mohamed's curator insight, October 13, 4:04 PM

It also uses water to demonstrate it.

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2012 TED Prize Winner – The City 2.0

2012 TED Prize Winner – The City 2.0 | population geography | Scoop.it

"The City 2.0 is the city of the future… a future in which more than ten billion people on planet Earth must somehow live sustainably.  The City 2.0 is not a sterile utopian dream, but a real-world upgrade tapping into humanity’s collective wisdom."

 

What do you see as the best forms of urban patterns for sustainable development in the future?  How could rethinking the city help rethink society? 


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BBC: Urbanization

BBC: Urbanization | population geography | Scoop.it

A fantastic interactive map with population charts that show the massive explosion in urbanization since 1950 until the present.


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Seth Dixon's comment, November 4, 2011 11:22 AM
Thanks to my mentor teacher (when I was a student teaching myself in Utah with 9th graders) for finding this link. He's STILL helping me out all these years later...here's to all you mentoring the next generation of educators!
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The wages map of Britain

The wages map of Britain | population geography | Scoop.it
Where is the worst-paid place in Britain? How bad is Blackpool compared to Westminster?

A good map to help students investigate the spatial distribution of wealth within a country. Can start with the basic questions, describe the pattern? What might cause the pattern?

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The Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

The Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy | population geography | Scoop.it
After cutting a destructive path through the Caribbean, Hurricane Sandy caused extensive damage along the East Coast this week.

 

While the damage wasn't as bad as many feared it could have been, place and spatial context are especially important in assessing the impacts of a natural disaster.  This is a excellent collection of the many devastating images as a result of Hurricane Sandy.  To see some more local images, Rhode Island Department of Transportation put this collection together.   


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Lisa Fonseca's comment, November 6, 2012 10:18 PM
I am speechless, these images have just torn my heart. Here in Providence, Rhode Island listened to multiple people say "oh this storm was nothing" they apparently need to view these photos, to understand Sandy was a monster of a storm. Mother nature is powerful and she can do just about anything. I am so mind boggled by the images, roads completely torn apart I never knew this could happen from a hurricane. It really made me appreciate how safe I was but now seeing these images really makes me want to get out there and tell more people to look at what happened in NJ,CT,NYC, and other places around the coast. My next step now is to get a donation bin started to send over to those states in major need. This is sure another natural disaster to go down in history.
Jordan Zemanek's comment, October 3, 2013 11:11 PM
Just with the information given, I can see how much damage the storm actually caused. Flooding and high winds obviously don't go together well. Although some communities weren't hit as bad as previously anticipated, some areas were largely damaged and the money needed to rebuild will be tremendous.
Alaina Rahn's comment, October 4, 2013 10:14 AM
I think it is very sad. I didn't know it was that bad. Now that I see those pictures it makes me feel very bad for those people.
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Population projections show strain in counties keeping quality of life - Medical Xpress

Population projections show strain in counties keeping quality of life - Medical Xpress | population geography | Scoop.it

Population projections show strain in counties keeping quality of lifeMedical XpressThe dependency ratio is an age-population ratio of those typically not in the labor force (14-and-under and 65-and-over) and those typically in the labor force." 

Good reference to the changing shapes of population pyramids in most western industrialised countries  and reasons for the change. Also a good focus on  regional age structure differences within countries and the reason for this and its consequential social/ environmental and economic  implications.

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Governments Organize Matchmaking as Asia’s Birth Rates Fall

Governments Organize Matchmaking as Asia’s Birth Rates Fall | population geography | Scoop.it
Asia's young population, once the envy of the Western world, is growing old and fast, with both fertility and birth rates in some countries at all-time lows, threatening to strip the region of its competitive edge.

Should governments be involved in increasing birth rates? What is the likely impact in relation to Malthusian beliefs? Are there more effective ways of reducing the problems for countries of an ageing population than simply increasing birth rates?

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Sponging boomers

Sponging boomers | population geography | Scoop.it

ANOTHER economic mess looms on the horizon—one with a great wrinkled visage. The struggle to digest the swollen generation of ageing baby-boomers threatens to...Good for population topic

 

 

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UN Urges Countries to Plan for Aging Populations - Voice of America

UN Urges Countries to Plan for Aging Populations - Voice of America | population geography | Scoop.it
Voice of AmericaUN Urges Countries to Plan for Aging PopulationsVoice of AmericaIt's a fact of life that older people slow down, so it's no surprise, for example, that they take longer to cross a street.
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The State of Food Insecurity

The State of Food Insecurity | population geography | Scoop.it
Millions of Americans don't have reliable access to food. Here, we take a look at who's affected and why.

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The ironic nature of the world’s food crisis

The ironic nature of the world’s food crisis | population geography | Scoop.it
EVEN AS we’ve officially reached 7 billion souls on our planet, more than 14% are still chronically malnourished.

And while analysts spend precious time calculating how much more food should be produced to feed the hungry, and thoughtful citizens update their Facebook statuses for an hour to “help eradicate World Hunger,” food prices are slowly increasing and soils are becoming poorer, yielding fewer crops every year.


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Jessica Martel's curator insight, April 29, 2013 1:11 PM

There are many ways our country alone can help the food shortage in the world. Then you stop and think.. there are poeple still starving in the US.

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Breathing Earth: CO2 rates by country in real-time

Breathing Earth: CO2 rates by country in real-time | population geography | Scoop.it
A visual real-time simulation that displays the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, birth rates, and death rates of every country in the world.

Breathing Earth, a real-time simulation displays the CO2 emissions of every country in the world, as well as their birth and death rates.
Although the CO2 emission, birth rate and death rate data used in Breathing Earth comes from reputable sources, data that measures things on such a massive scale can never be 100% accurate. Please note however that the CO2 emission levels shown here are much more likely to be too low than they are to be too high...


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Feeding the World Sustainably: Agroecology vs. Industrial Agriculture

Feeding the World Sustainably: Agroecology vs. Industrial Agriculture | population geography | Scoop.it
There are currently 1 billion people in the world today who are hungry. There's also another billion people who over eat unhealthy foods.

 Food production around the world today is mostly done through industrial agriculture, and by judging current issues with obesity, worldwide food shortages, and the destruction of soil, it may not be the best process. We need to be able to feed our world without destroying it, and finding a more sustainable approach to accomplishing that is becoming more important.

The current system contributes to 1/3 of global emissions, is a polluter of our world’s water resources, and is a contributor to health problems. Industrial agriculture relies on mass produced, mechanized labor-saving policies that have pushed people out of rural areas and into cities, consolidating land and resources into fewer hands.

Agroecology looks to reduces agriculture’s impact on climate by working within natural systems. This is especially beneficial in rural areas, because the local community a major part of the growing process. The approach can conserve and protect soil and water — through terracing, contour farming, intercropping, and agroforestry — especially beneficial in areas where farmers lack modern irrigation infrastructure, or have farms situated on hillsides and other difficult farming sites...


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Daniel LaLiberte's curator insight, October 1, 2013 9:53 PM

Clearly industrial agriculture is not sustainable, and must be replaced entirely with systems that reverse the current damage and restore the balance that used to exist before we messed things up.  We can use plants and animals not only to feed ourselves, but to *improve* the environment for all life on the planet.

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Global data geovisualized

Global data geovisualized | population geography | Scoop.it
Learn about the world by changing the familiar map. Select a subject from the top menu and watch the map resize. A countrys total area no longer represents land mass, but items relevant to the subject (i.e.

 

The geovisualization in this interactive map is outstanding (translation: I could play with this all day).  This displayed map shows the destination countries for migrants, with links to the data and information to read up on the topic.  Truly impressive.   For the live link, see: http://show.mappingworlds.com//world/?lang=EN


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Feeding 7 billion & our Fragile Environment

Feeding 7 billion & our Fragile Environment | population geography | Scoop.it

This photoessay puts together a diverse set of issues that are interconnected.  Industrial agriculture and metropolitan pollution; rising energy prices to sustain consumptive lifestyles with environmental degradation linked to oil spills; regions susceptible to climate change and regions producing that change...thought-provoking.  


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Daniella Tran's comment, February 21, 2013 11:03 PM
I had always known that the amount of humans on this planet was way too much, but i had never realized that our daily consumption of all these resources can result in the issues that are shown in these pictures. These pictures show areas that are highly polluted and it is overwhelming to think that the beautiful earth that we live in is filled with images like that. The number of factors that affect our environment is countless, especially with the growing figures of pollution, waste, use of natural resources and food production. The photo that stood out to me the most from this collection, is the one where the polar bear had to resort to eating a polar bear cub. It is difficult to think that the polar bear did that act as a sign of desperation because of the lack of food affected by the changing environment.