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How does a city come to be? — BMW Guggenheim Lab | log

How does a city come to be? — BMW Guggenheim Lab | log | SMART AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Urbanization has increased rapidly since the middle of the twentieth century, and the number of new planned towns and neighborhoods has risen steeply in locations...
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Geography and the Olympics

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Tahmina Kohistani’s Olympics lasted exactly 14 and 42/100ths of a second.
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Who's Afraid of Greater Luxembourg?

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The country was once among the most powerful in Western Europe. Will it someday return to glory?
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The Other Arab Spring

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Environmental pressures, not just political and economic ones, stirred change in the Mideast.
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How does a city come to be? — BMW Guggenheim Lab | log

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Explore the 2010 census

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Census data showing population growth and shifts in the United States since 1990.

 

Non-Hispanic whites make up a dwindling share of the nation’s population, as their numbers drop in the Northeast and Midwest and grow slowly in the South and West.

A while back we looked at the changing demographics of black America, now it's time to look at the changes in white America. Why is this happening? What economic, cultural, demographic and political factors contribute to this pattern? What push factors and pull factors are at work?

Also, look at the interactive graphic, with mappable census data from the last 30 years, aggregated at the county level, or even block level. Link at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/nation/census/2010/


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The Magic Bean Shop and The Fries that Bind US

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This is one of the most interesting maps I have seen for a while!  This map tells a wonderful story of how globalized our economy and our population have become.  As you view this map, consider the following questions:

 

Notice how many countries are strictly consumers of Starbucks and McDonald's products and not producers of some component of their product.  Is this coincidental or is there a cultural and economic divide?

 

As McDonald's continues to expand its markets, what challenges do they face as a corporation?  Does McDonald's have the potential, due to its economic prowess, to influcence policy in some of these emerging markets?

 

 


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Urbanology | BMW Guggenheim Lab

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What would your future city look like? Find out now by playing Urbanology online. 
Urbanology is a game that examines the complex ways in which cities develop.
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Don Brown Jr's comment, July 29, 2012 2:23 PM
It seems Berlin is the ideal city for me since I have a high priority for innovation. How does a specialized city affect it longevity? Is it difficult to redesign, thus serving as a deterrent to innovation? Once you specialize, design and develop it for a certain purpose don’t you also make it venerable to change? (I’m thinking about Detroit)
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Soccer Gains in Cuba, Where Baseball Is King

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Even with a less storied past than baseball, which has long been considered as Cuban as hand-rolled cigars, soccer has made inroads in Cuba in recent years.
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newspaper map | ✰ find and translate all newspapers in the world ✰...
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When a Parking Lot Is So Much More

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We need to redefine “parking lot” to include something that offers a variety of public uses, mitigates its impact on the environment and looks good, too.
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What Geography Can Teach Us About Basketball

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Maps That Show NBA Players Where to Shoot...
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For the Unemployed, Geography Can Be Destiny - Jobs & Economy - The Atlantic Cities

For the Unemployed, Geography Can Be Destiny - Jobs & Economy - The Atlantic Cities | SMART AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Not every place and every citizen has been affected by the recession the same way...

 

Not every place and every citizen has been affected by the recession the same way...

For the Unemployed, Geography Can Be Destiny by Richard Florida. This article highlights the uneven distribution of unemployment, and consequently, of job availability. Where is unemployment highest? How come? Getting a job isn't just about what you know and who you know, but where you know it.

Source: www.theatlanticcities.com

 


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Detroit: The 'Shrinking City' That Isn't Actually Shrinking

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We're often told that Detroit has been abandoned—but the metro area is stable, and addressing sprawl is still a challenge...

 

Population size and physical size...not always as correlated as one might assume in this age of urban sprawl.  This details some of the difficulties in revitalizing abandoned sections of a city when the economic motive to expand outward is so easy. 


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