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The Burgess and Hoyt Models

The Burgess and Hoyt Models | Social Environments | Scoop.it

It is possible in many cities to identify zones with a particular type of land use - eg a residential zone. Often these zones have developed due to a combination of economic and social factors. In some cases planners may have tried to separate out some land uses, eg an airport is separated from a large housing estate.

 

A good overview of some urban planning models. Interesting that this appeared in a news article in Britain. If we put this in the paper in Australia, would people who don't study Geography understand it? 


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Sally Egan's curator insight, June 25, 2013 7:50 PM

Useful to develop understanding of the models of urban landuse zones within cities.

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The 9 Worst-Designed Cities in the World

The 9 Worst-Designed Cities in the World | Social Environments | Scoop.it

"To get to the bottom of what qualifies as 'badly designed,' we picked the brains of several urban planners to highlight the flaws of some of the world's biggest cities. In the end, that birthed a list of nine cities that, for various reasons, are gigantic messes in some way or another."

 

On the list: Jakarta, Dubai, Atlanta, Naypyidaw, São Paulo, Boston, Brasilia, Missoula and Dhaka. 

 

Tags: urban, planning, urbanism.


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The U.S. Cities That Sprawled the Most (and Least) Between 2000 and 2010

The U.S. Cities That Sprawled the Most (and Least) Between 2000 and 2010 | Social Environments | Scoop.it
Two maps and six charts take sprawl rankings to another level.

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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, April 8, 6:51 AM

GTAV AC:G Y8 - Changing nations

CD - The differences in urban concentration and urban settlement patterns between Australia and the United States of America, and their causes and consequences

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New studies measure the true cost of sprawl, and it's more than you think

New studies measure the true cost of sprawl, and it's more than you think | Social Environments | Scoop.it
It costs a lot more to run a suburb than it does to run a city.
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City Centers Are Doing Better than Inner Suburbs

City Centers Are Doing Better than Inner Suburbs | Social Environments | Scoop.it

A new report tracks demographic trends across 66 U.S. metro areas.  The report provides comprehensive evidence for Aaron Renn's "new donut" model of cities (pictured in above image, on the right). Renn's model proposes that city centers and outer-ring suburbs are doing well economically, but inner-ring suburbs are struggling with a new influx of poverty."


Tags: urban, economic, urban models, APHG.


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Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, March 14, 9:12 AM

unit 7

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Although this is a unit 7 concept, this idea can also be applied to our unit 5 agriculture studies. Set up like the von Thunen model, city centers are starting to lose economic gains and opportunities, while the city suburbs suck them all up. This change in economic shifts can extremely effect the way that the central business district of a political region is set up. 

Paul Farias's curator insight, April 9, 12:47 PM

This should've made sense years ago, i think that the inner city should have the best of everything and should be doing the best because it is the representation of the state, and even for me cousins from out of the country always want to see the inner city. 

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Bike paths in abandoned tube tunnels: is the London Underline serious?

Bike paths in abandoned tube tunnels: is the London Underline serious? | Social Environments | Scoop.it
Gensler’s proposal to turn disused underground tunnels into arteries for bikes and pedestrians looks like fun. As a sober response to congestion, it’s ridiculous

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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, February 25, 5:42 AM

CD -  The strategies used to enhance the liveability of places, especially for young people, including examples from Australia and Europe.

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Cities and Environmental Cleanliness | Sustainable Cities Collective

Cities and Environmental Cleanliness | Sustainable Cities Collective | Social Environments | Scoop.it
Over half of the world’s population now live in cities and it’s having an increasingly detrimental impact on our planet. Besides, nobody wants to live in or visit a dirty city. Hassle.com has compiled a list of the cleanest cities around the world.
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Global ship traffic seen from space - FleetMon Satellite AIS and FleetMon Explorer - YouTube

A week of ship traffic on the seven seas, seen from space. Get a glimpse of the vibrant lanes of goods transport that link the continents. The vessel movemen...
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Is a City's Beauty in the Eye of the Beholder? No Way, Says Alain de Botton

Is a City's Beauty in the Eye of the Beholder? No Way, Says Alain de Botton | Social Environments | Scoop.it
A provocative new video featuring Alain de Botton says beauty in urban settings must be objective—and to argue otherwise is a danger to our quality of life.
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As Protests Rage, These Dizzying Photos Show Life In One Of The World's Densest Cities

As Protests Rage, These Dizzying Photos Show Life In One Of The World's Densest Cities | Social Environments | Scoop.it
Housing costs in Hong Kong are astronomical, and a third of Hong Kong's population is crammed into subsidized public housing. One photographer...
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The 10 Most Sustainable Cities That Will Thrive As The World Crumbles

The 10 Most Sustainable Cities That Will Thrive As The World Crumbles | Social Environments | Scoop.it
A new ranking looks at three factors that go into making a city successful: people, planet, and profit.
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Urban Age Cities Compared | Articles | LSE Cities

Urban Age Cities Compared | Articles | LSE Cities | Social Environments | Scoop.it
LSE Cities is an international centre at the London School of Economics and Political Science that studies how people and cities interact in a rapidly urbanising world, focussing on how the design of cities impacts on society, culture and the environment. Through research, conferences, teaching and projects, the centre aims to shape new thinking and practice on how to make cities fairer and more sustainable for the next generation of urban dwellers, who will make up some 70 per cent of the global population by 2050.

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Adam Cooke's curator insight, December 12, 2014 5:29 AM

A wealth of statistics to support settlement case studies.

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50 years of gentrification: will all our cities turn into 'deathly' Canberra?

50 years of gentrification: will all our cities turn into 'deathly' Canberra? | Social Environments | Scoop.it
The drive to make cities more ‘liveable’ means parks, plazas and happy pedestrians. But the reality is ever more sterile, identikit cities where public space isn’t public at all

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Stockholm's Newest Parking Garage Is Only For Bikes

Stockholm's Newest Parking Garage Is Only For Bikes | Social Environments | Scoop.it
700 bike spots, lockers, and showersand not an engine in sight.
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ESRI Story Map Interactive: The 50 Largest Ports in the World

ESRI Story Map Interactive: The 50 Largest Ports in the World | Social Environments | Scoop.it

This busiest ports interactive clearly shows how East Asian manufacturing is impacting global economics (almost 90% of everything we buy arrives via ship).  European and North American ports are few and far between on the busiest ports list but much more prominent on the busiest airport list.  


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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, April 8, 5:11 AM

GTAV AC:G Y9 – Geographies of interconnections

CD - The way transportation and information and communication technologies are used to connect people to services, information and people in other places

 

 

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Why Do We Love Paris but Hate Frankfurt? Six Qualities of Beautiful Cities

Why Do We Love Paris but Hate Frankfurt? Six Qualities of Beautiful Cities | Social Environments | Scoop.it

"In 'How to Make an Attractive City,' a new video from the School of Life, London-based Swiss writer Alain de Botton offers a cheeky, thought-provoking, six-point manifesto on the need for making beauty a priority in urban architecture and design."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, March 23, 11:17 AM

Not everyone is a fan of Paris, but the author of this article feels that tourism can be seen as helpful proxy variable for what the general public perceives as good urbanism that makes for beautiful cities.  The six main points of this article are:

  • Order and Variety
  • Visible Life
  • Compact
  • Orientation and Mystery
  • Scale
  • Local


Tags: urban, planning, urbanism, culture, tourism.

Norka McAlister's curator insight, April 15, 10:07 PM

History is a major attraction to tourists in any city, and Paris seems to have all these requirements to be a good urban city. The variety in architecture that is blended in within past and present structures gives a distinct look and attraction. Planning, of course, would help satisfy public expectations and the variety of culture and color would add to the delightful qualities of the city. Amenities contribute to the diversity of the city and businesses affect the image of culture in the city. 

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The Speed Burden [Costs of Sprawl]

The Speed Burden [Costs of Sprawl] | Social Environments | Scoop.it
The need for speed devours huge chunks of American cities and leaves the edges of the expressways worthless. Busy streets, for almost all of human history, created the greatest real estate value because they delivered customers and clients to the businesses operating there. This in turn cultivated the highest tax revenues in town, both from higher property taxes and from elevated sales taxes. But you can't set up shop on the side of an expressway. How can cities afford to spend so much to create thoroughfares with no adjoining property value?

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Alex Lewis's curator insight, March 10, 10:23 AM

This article shows the difference between extremely urbanized areas and relatively urbanized areas. Florence and Atlanta are compared. Florence has narrow streets with sharp intersections, which causes cars to drive slowly. This is safer for pedestrians. In Atlanta, the roads are wider and curves are less sharp. The most this will do is help people in Atlanta get tp their jobs slightly faster. Miami and a seaside town are also compared. The interstate in Miami takes up most of the room and there is few real estate options. In the seaside town, options are not limited, around 80% available for use. The less urbanized places are more efficient. 

 

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Alexa Earl's curator insight, March 14, 10:48 AM

This blog really made me realize what an impact humans are to the environment. They compare different cities and talk about the impacts and it really showed me how humans have built up cities.

Brian Wilk's curator insight, March 21, 6:12 PM

A side by side comparison at first blush is striking but the devil is in the details. Florence, Italy is a city of only 368,000 while the Atlanta metro area is about 4.5 million. Agree that sprawl is ineffective real estate and efficiency wise, but fuel prices may be having a counter effect on the reduction of sprawl. It is much less expensive to commute given the price of oil at its current levels and the millennials will have a say in this urban sprawl contracting or expanding. Many do not own cars, relying on commuter systems within the city to get around. This in theory should drive down demand for fossil fuels, culminating in reduced prices for gasoline. If the infrastructure is already built, was is the cost to maintain it, given the static population of the large metro areas? Interesting to see how this plays out.

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Stockholm's Newest Parking Garage Is Only For Bikes

Stockholm's Newest Parking Garage Is Only For Bikes | Social Environments | Scoop.it
700 bike spots, lockers, and showers and not an engine in sight.

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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, February 25, 4:59 AM

CD - The influence of accessibility to services and facilities on the liveability of places

CD - The strategies used to enhance the liveability of places, especially for young people, including examples from Australia and Europe.

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How we found the worst place to park in New York City -- using big data

How we found the worst place to park in New York City -- using big data | Social Environments | Scoop.it
City agencies have access to a wealth of data and statistics reflecting every part of urban life. But as data analyst Ben Wellington suggests in this entertaining talk, sometimes they just don't know what to do with it. He shows how a combination of unexpected questions and smart data crunching can produce strangely useful insights, and shares tips on how to release large sets of data so that anyone can use them.
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Cities and Aging Populations | Sustainable Cities Collective

Cities and Aging Populations | Sustainable Cities Collective | Social Environments | Scoop.it
Nanmoku is the city with the oldest population in Japan. It has 22,000 inhabitants, with 52.7% older than 65 years old. The leaders of this city in the Japanese province of Gunma are desperate. They urgently need young people to renew their population or else be prepared to “disappear from the map.”
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Where Do the Locals Go in Major Cities? Check Out This Interactive, Geotagged World Map

Where Do the Locals Go in Major Cities? Check Out This Interactive, Geotagged World Map | Social Environments | Scoop.it
A world map made of millions of geotagged tweets show the spots where locals—and tourists—flock.
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These Mesmerising Photos Show How Urban Sprawl Is Devouring Our Planet

These Mesmerising Photos Show How Urban Sprawl Is Devouring Our Planet | Social Environments | Scoop.it
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Arcadis Sustainable Cities Index

Arcadis Sustainable Cities Index | Social Environments | Scoop.it
The ARCADIS #SustainableCities Index 2015 explores the demands of People, Planet & Profit to rank 50 leading cities www.sustainablecitiesindex.com
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7 Cities That Are Starting To Go Car-Free

7 Cities That Are Starting To Go Car-Free | Social Environments | Scoop.it
Urban planners are finally recognizing that streets should be designed for people, not careening hunks of deadly metal.
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India's massive migration crisis

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Allianz Knowledge on Demography: Is the Oscar-winning movie Slumdog Millionaire just a Hollywood fantasy? K. Laxmi Narayan, an expert in Indian urbanization at the University of Hyderabad, doesn’t think so. He reports that half of Mumbai residents live in slums and warns that both Indian cities and the countryside are chronically overcrowded.

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Enabling Globalization: The Container

Enabling Globalization: The Container | Social Environments | Scoop.it

"The ships, railroads, and trucks that transport containers worldwide form the backbone of the global economy. The pace of globalization over the last sixty years has accelerated due to containers; just like canals and railroads defined earlier phases in the development of a global economy. While distance used to be the largest obstacle to regional integration, these successive waves of transportation improvements have functionally made the world a smaller place. Geographers refer to this as the Space-Time Convergence."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, January 14, 5:32 PM

I've posted here several resources about the global economy and the crucial role that containers play in enabling globalization.  In this article for National Geographic Education, I draw on many of these to to put it all in one nice container.  


Tags: transportation, globalization, diffusion, industry, economic.

Brian Wilk's curator insight, January 31, 9:31 PM

By standardizing the containers, world wide exports and imports can flow much more freely and with less interruption. The same type of crane that loads a container full of vodka in Russia can unload that container in Abu Dhabi. Shared information about what works best and what need improving can be shared down the supply chain to make vast improvements across the network creating efficiencies as they go. The same technicians, the same mechanics and the same crane operators become interchangeable parts in this global system. What initially sounds like something Einstein would say, the Space-Time Convergence, is just a large Lego set with all of the parts ready made and fitted for universal use. Sometimes simpler is better...

 

Norka McAlister's curator insight, February 2, 5:19 PM

Containers are part of globalization. It saves time and allows for extra space to store more products. Also, it is easier to handle using ships, railroad, and trucks while also facilitating more quality in terms of safety. However, on the other hand, with the creation of these containers employ mainly the use of technology which, unfortunately, downsizes the workforce. This, as a result, increases the unemployment rate for citizens. Although, when it comes to recycling, the idea of making houses with these containers helps families in diverse ways such as decreased costs, energy efficiency, and very short construction time. Containers have shaped the concept of shipping and living for many years, impacting regions with more business and expansion trades around the world.