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Innovative examples of effective usage of old infrastructure in the urban areas.

Innovative examples of effective usage of old  infrastructure in the urban areas. | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
What if your local telephone booth was also an electric vehicle charging station? Or construction scaffolding became a fun place to sit down and eat lunch? Or a roadside billboard became a lush, air-cleaning bamboo garden?
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Imaginative and extremely innovative examples of using the old infrastructure and the run down areas of the city. These examples are outstanding and definitely help to improve the quality of life in the cities. Other cities could try to use some of these examples.

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jminium courses's curator insight, July 11, 2013 12:41 PM

Interesting, if cities could get on board with this it would be very beneficial.

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Locally sourced food, an answer to sustainable living.

Locally sourced food, an answer to sustainable living. | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it

The Open Food Network wants to change the way consumers connect with their food.

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An effective network will help us access locally grown food and create sustainable food systems.

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Atlas of Risk

NHS atlas of risk helps put health risks and death rates into perspective. Using ONS data, the NHS atlas of risk compares cause of death based on sex, age and region.
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This is a useful tool  that provides facts about health risks.

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Hazards, disasters and climate change.

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Here are  some visual representation of facts that support the role of climate change in the rise of hazards and disasters in different parts of the world.

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Earthquakes due to fracking?

Quakes part of an increase in across Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas that some scientists say could be connected to fracking
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Four Thousand Years of Urbanization – Online interactive map.

Four Thousand Years of Urbanization – Online interactive map. | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it

A brilliant new online interactive map produced by the International Institute for Environment and Development allows you to investigate the scale and speed of urban transformation across the globe.

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Excellent resource to introduce urban environment related topics.

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The impacts of El Niño on world's weather in 2014

The impacts of El Niño on world's weather in 2014 | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
With a 90% chance of the global weather phenomenon striking this year, impacts both devastating and beneficial will be felt from India to Peru
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Amazon Rainforest - Brazil's conservation strategy.

Amazon Rainforest - Brazil's conservation strategy. | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it

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The article evaluates the strategy used by Brazil to conserve the Amazon Rainforest. 

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EU energy security issues.

EU energy security issues. | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it

Ukraine crisis forces EU to seek diverse sources of gas, but green groups complain ignoring renewables is a mistake

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Focus should be on harnessing renewable energy sources for environmental sustainability.

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Mt Everest in 3D

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Deadly Hazard in 3D!

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Fall out of One Child Policy: Fighting for identity

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Socio economic consequences of the anti natalist policy.

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Need for alternative source of energy.

Need for alternative source of energy. | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
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A report by the Global Sustainability Institute encourages use of renewable sources of energy for energy security.

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Western Antarctic ice sheet collapse has already begun.

Western Antarctic ice sheet collapse has already begun. | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
Two separate studies confirm loss of ice sheet is inevitable, and will cause up to 4m of additional sea-level rise
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Alarming!

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Ecuador indigenous group fights oil exploration plans

Ecuador indigenous group fights oil exploration plans | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
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Sustainability versus Prosperity! Who will win?

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Predictions for urban Africa and Asia

Predictions for urban Africa and Asia | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
UN report predicts that two-thirds of the world's population will live in cities by 2050
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Urban settlements of Africa and Asia need to work towards meeting the challenges of the future.

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Life on an island of declining population

Life on an island of declining population | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
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Sharing Economy: path to sustainability

Sharing Economy: path to sustainability | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it

The sharing economy has changed the way we consume goods and services. 

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A sharing economy, as visualized here, is a very different approach to leading our lives. It is the way to make our planet sustainable.

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Reducing the digital divide in Indian villages

NEW DELHI: The government on Thursday said it will allocate Rs 500 crore for its 'Digital India' initiative to set up broadband network in villages.

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Migrants breathe life into ageing town

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An excellent video on advantages of migration on the destination.

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Curitiba: a vision of urban sustainability

Curitiba: a vision of urban sustainability | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
Jaime Lerner of Curitiba has placed the city on the map as a leading global example in urban sustainability. During his three terms as mayor of Curitiba and governor of Paraná, he and his team made great strides both in protecting the environment and in elevating the spirit of the city.
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Curitiba is an excellent example of how sustainable cities can be developed in rapidly urbanizing countries of the developing world.

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'Only in societies of abundance does the word sustainability exist'

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An excellent article that clearly explains the correlation between sustainability and prosperity. Sustainability was always  practiced in developing countries like India. It seems to be a newer concept in the developed world! 

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Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Development Goals | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
Number of proposed goals reduced from 19 to 16 as UN working group merges target areas ahead of 2015 deadline
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SDGs to supersede the MDGs.

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Fairtrade accused of failing to deliver benefits to African farmworkers

Fairtrade accused of failing to deliver benefits to African farmworkers | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
Government-backed study claims that wages on officially certified markets are below what is paid by comparable employers
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So worrying!

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Urban Change and Growth in Africa

How has the urban land area of several of Africa’s major cities grown over the last 200 years? 

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Excellent videos to understand the process of urbanization across major urban centers in Africa. 

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Can the world really end poverty by 2030?

Can the world really end poverty by 2030? | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
The slogan “make poverty history” has been used by development pundits and pop star philanthropists for years. Now, in a bid to turn words into deeds, it is being discussed as a universal global target to be met within a generation.
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Examining world poverty and predicting it's future!

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Solar powered boat schools in Bangladesh

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Excellent initiative by an NGO in Bangladesh! Solar powered floating school boats reach students who cannot come to school due to floods. The floating school reaches the students in inundated parts of Bangladesh.

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