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The Cultural Revolution Still Haunts China’s Communist Party

China's leaders are still scarred by the Cultural Revolution—the memory of how, suddenly, the center could not hold. As rulers of China, they cannot escape it. And even watching from the West, neither can we.
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How Texting Helps Maasai Farmers Avoid Lion Attacks in Rural Tanzania

How Texting Helps Maasai Farmers Avoid Lion Attacks in Rural Tanzania | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Cellphones are still relatively new in some parts of Tanzania, but have drastically impacted the way farmers work.
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Starbucks And Steel: The Divergent Directions Of China's Economy

Starbucks And Steel: The Divergent Directions Of China's Economy | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
China is now home to two economies — one fading and industrial, and the other, a more thriving service sector. A steelworker, a Starbucks executive and a former banker explain.
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Dubai to build tallest tower, beating its own record

Dubai to build tallest tower, beating its own record | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
The new tower will be "a notch" taller than the world's tallest skyscraper, Burj Khalifa, developer says.
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What works in girls’ education: Evidence for the world’s best investment

What works in girls’ education: Evidence for the world’s best investment | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
In a new book, "What Works in Girls' Education: Evidence for the World’s Best Investment," Gene Sperling and Rebecca Winthrop detail the abundance of evidence that girls’ education has incredibly high returns, economically, socially, and environmentally.
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Why we shouldn't judge a country by its GDP

Why we shouldn't judge a country by its GDP | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Analysts, reporters, and “big thinkers” everywhere love to talk about Gross Domestic Product. It has become the yardstick by which we measure a country’s success. But, argues Michael Green, it's al...
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The end of industry?

The end of industry? | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
TRUDGING from the mineshaft, black with coal-dust from their plastic helmets to their steel-capped boots and naked legs, the Hatfield miners appear as a vision from...
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Indian officials want 100 ‘smart cities.’ Residents just want water and power.

Indian officials want 100 ‘smart cities.’ Residents just want water and power. | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
The government plans to spend &u0024;7.5 billion modernizing older cities and building new ones by 2022.
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Caroline McDevitt's curator insight, August 30, 2015 6:53 PM

This article talks about India's plan to create "smart cities" throughout it's country. By doing this, it is helping the country become more urbanized and healthier since right now, most of India's cities run on the dirty water coming from the sewage system, and only clean water comes on for 2 hours each day. By having smart cities becoming a project in India, urbanization will increase and more people will move to cities since water to hospitals, schools, and homes will be purified and clean. As for international relations with this project, the U.S. agrees to help fund for India's project will is helping the relationship we have with them. Also, India's politics and economics will benefit from smart cites as India becomes transformed into a 21st century Utopia, which can now compete with other world powers like the U.S. I believe that smart cities are a good investment for India and it will help speed up their development process greatly.

Tracy Harding's comment, September 1, 2015 3:30 PM
Why do you think the US agree to aid this project?
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Saudi Business Opening Drives Social Changes

Saudi Business Opening Drives Social Changes | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
New businesses are beginning to transform one of the world’s most conservative societies, as the kingdom’s rulers move to diversify away from oil, create more jobs and integrate their largely insular economy into the global system.
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Why Are Only a Few Landlocked Countries Successful?

Why Are Only a Few Landlocked Countries Successful? | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
All landlocked countries have economic struggles because they lack access to the sea. But why are European landlocked countries wealthy while the others are not?
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Mumbai makes it to 'smart city' list on strength of its airport - The Times of India

Mumbai makes it to 'smart city' list on strength of its airport - The Times of India | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
A single big idea — its monumental new airport — has propelled Mumbai into the A-list of National Geographic’s "smart cities" across the world.
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Russia to Ukraine: Pay off gas debt to resume negotiations

Russia to Ukraine: Pay off gas debt to resume negotiations | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
After Russia cut off gas for Ukraine, Russia says it won't negotiate with Ukraine until the country pays off its gas debt.
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Buoyed by U.S. firms, Vietnam emerges as an Asian manufacturing powerhouse

Buoyed by U.S. firms, Vietnam emerges as an Asian manufacturing powerhouse | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Lower labor costs and benefits from the Trans-Pacific Partnership could enhance the communist country’s appeal.
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The Dominican Republic and Haiti: one island, two nations, lots of trouble

The Dominican Republic and Haiti: one island, two nations, lots of trouble | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
One is about to hold elections. The other has not had a proper government for months. The differences go deeper than that
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This is an incredible visualization of the world's shipping routes

This is an incredible visualization of the world's shipping routes | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Ships carry 11 billion tons of goods each year. This interactive map shows where they all go.
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Kenya's Water Women

Kenya's Water Women | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
How Kenya's female water tank masons are delivering measurable benefits to their communities - and their country.
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The Role of Rural Women in Agriculture

The Role of Rural Women in Agriculture | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it

"Women are the backbone of the development of rural and national economies. They comprise 43% of the world’s agricultural labor force, which rises to 70% in some countries. In Africa, 80% of the agricultural production comes from small farmers, who are mostly rural women. Women comprise the largest percentage of the workforce in the agricultural sector, but do not have access and control over all land and productive resources. Realizing the importance of rural women in agriculture is an important aspect of gender relations. In many countries, the role of women in agriculture is considered just to be a 'help' and not an important economic contribution to agricultural production. Giving support to rural women is a way of breaking the vicious cycle that leads to rural poverty and to the expansion of slums in the cities, where the poor get poorer. Development strategies should consider rural women as the epicenter, paying special attention to their social skills both within and without agriculture sector."


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While rural women play a substantial role in agriculture around the world, it is often not in positions of ownership, regional influence, and agency.  This is an article discussing how empowering rural women in the agricultural sector by changed the cultural and economic institutions that shape their work can truly change the world we live in.  

 

Tags: gender in agriculture, development, gender, agriculture, labor. 

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, April 1, 7:34 AM

While rural women play a substantial role in agriculture around the world, it is often not in positions of ownership, regional influence, and agency.  This is an article discussing how empowering rural women in the agricultural sector by changed the cultural and economic institutions that shape their work can truly change the world we live in.  

 

Tags: gender in agriculture, development, gender, agriculture, labor. 

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, April 1, 7:34 AM

While rural women play a substantial role in agriculture around the world, it is often not in positions of ownership, regional influence, and agency.  This is an article discussing how empowering rural women in the agricultural sector by changed the cultural and economic institutions that shape their work can truly change the world we live in.  

 

Tags: gender in agriculture, development, gender, agriculture, labor. 

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Sustainable development goals - United Nations

Full list of the 17 proposed sustainable development goals and summaries of their targets
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Why Greece and Germany just don’t get along, in 15 charts

Why Greece and Germany just don’t get along, in 15 charts | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
The story of two countries helps explain why Germany and Greece don't see eye-to-eye.
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The Economist - How immigrants can save dying cities | Facebook

The Economist - How immigrants can save dying cities | Facebook | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Declining metropolises in America hope that newcomers can bring about a revival http://econ.st/1CH6XqU #econarchive
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The Legacy of Coal in England

The Legacy of Coal in England | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
A photographer captures the cultural and social life of his home, the country’s once thriving coalfields.
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When I lost my hands making flatscreens I can't afford, nobody would help me | Rosa Moreno

When I lost my hands making flatscreens I can't afford, nobody would help me | Rosa Moreno | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Injured workers like me don’t ask for much of the billions these companies make off of our work. We just want enough to take care of our families
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Fifty Years Ago and Today, Japan Blazes Trails With Trains

Fifty Years Ago and Today, Japan Blazes Trails With Trains | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
In 1964, the Japanese jumped far ahead of the U.S. with what became known as bullet trains. Fifty years later, they’re still far ahead. (RT @UpshotNYT: Has it really been 50 years since Japan got its bullet train?
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Dhaka, Bangladesh = World Traffic Capital. 650 intersections, only 60 traffic lights

Dhaka, Bangladesh = World Traffic Capital. 650 intersections, only 60 traffic lights | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
There are only 650 major intersections here—but somehow only 60 traffic lights.

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Sarah Cannon's curator insight, December 14, 2015 9:50 AM

Its amazing how much traffic can affect air pollution, especially in such a small place. Dhaka is heavily populated, traffic in this small but heavily populated community is very stressful, even to look at in the photo provided above. I can't imagine living in such a heavily populated area. I guess you can compare it to downtown New York City. However the pollution is more intense in Dhaka than it is in NYC.

Matt Ramsdell's curator insight, December 14, 2015 3:35 PM

This is a prime example of a megacity and the population that it cohabits the city. The huge populaiton that is se densley populated in such a small area creates for a large traffic and pedestrian issues. After watching the video you would think that there would be more accidents but living in a city like this you would get use to the population ways and learn the ways of life.

Alex Vielman's curator insight, December 15, 2015 12:28 AM

Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, suffers from overpopulation. As funny and nerve-wrecking this video was, it shows an instability on how important technology is in order for safety. In the video we can see cars just passing by fast and furociuosly within centimeters of crashing in the car in front of it. There is no one guiding traffic and nonetheless, any stop and traffic lights on the streets. It is a free for all in the middle of the capital when it comes to driving and this is a lack of safety for the people in Bangladesh. It is almost impossible for people to cross the road without a high risk of getting driven over. We can also see how there are so many cars in the are was well. The region is very overpopulated and to think how worse it would be if everyone in the area owned a car.