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Contrast between Detroit city and Detroit suburb

Contrast between Detroit city and Detroit suburb | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it

Where the City of Detroit faces financial crisis, is unable to maintain basic services, and is filing for bankruptcy, the auto-industry in the suburb is posting strong profits.

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Cooperation and collaboration between the city and the suburbs are essential for the city to handle the problems.

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Anti-corruption in Bolivia: fighting greed - or attitudes?

Anti-corruption in Bolivia: fighting greed - or attitudes? | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
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This is relevant to India. A change in values and mindset is necessary for equitable development of the country.

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The Flight of refugees around the world

The Flight of refugees around the world | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
Mapping the migration of millions of people displaced around the world because of violence. Last year alone, about 14 million fled, according to the United Nations.
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A useful resource to examine the flow of refugees around the world.

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Outsourcing, a global interaction

Outsourcing, a global interaction | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
Around 250 Disney employees were told in late October last year that they would be laid off and many of their jobs were transferred to immigrants on H1-B visas
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An informative article.

It makes me wonder: to what extent is outsourcing beneficial in the long run for Indians and Americans?

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Encouraging counter - urbanisation to populate rural Japan

Encouraging counter - urbanisation  to populate rural Japan | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
To combat declining populations, some rural Japanese towns are trying to convince young people weary of big-city life to trade in skyscrapers and noise pollution for cedar trees and singing birds.
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An interesting article about attracting youthful and economically active population of urban areas to rural Japan.

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Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, May 27, 7:42 PM

Population chara teristics impact on the liveability of places. What can be gone to bring people back yo declining rural communities? 

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Global interaction: Tom Singing "Aise Na Mujhe Tum Dekho" a popular Bollywood number

It's A Funny Video Of Tom Singing Indian Song "Aise Na Mujhe Tum" By Kishore Kumar. 

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Here is an evidence of global interaction. The popular American cartoon character Tom sings a famous Bollywood number.

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Positive outcome of global interaction: E.U. to address Migration Crisis

Positive outcome of global interaction: E.U. to address Migration Crisis | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
The system, which calls for the 28 member states to take in numbers of migrants relative to their size, generated sharp opposition from several countries.
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EU is proposing a system for its member states to handle the migration crisis. Hoping that the members cooperate to handle this crisis.

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Supporting Urban Resilience

Helping cities around the world become more resilient to the physical, social and economic challenges that are a growing part of the 21st century.
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An excellent resource to understand future -proofing of urban environments.

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Maps to show the extent of damage in and around Kathmandu

Maps to show the extent of damage in and around Kathmandu | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
Maps show the landscape of temporary shelters, the epicenter of the earthquake and its aftershocks.
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The article has useful maps that display the damages in Nepal. The country will take a long time to reach the standards it had reached before the earthquake. Such disasters often push countries behind in terms of development. And, the countries have to begin once again on the path of development. Cost effective measures to reduce vulnerability to hazards, need to be developed for countries like Nepal.

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Authorities struggle to provide relief and rehabilitation to the earth quake victims.

Authorities struggle to provide relief and rehabilitation to the earth quake victims. | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
Nepalese government says it is overwhelmed with requests for help across the country, as everything from paramedics to electricity remain in short supply
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Despite international aid, the country is struggling to cope with this disaster. May God help Nepal!

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An effective Anti-Poverty Program in USA

An effective  Anti-Poverty Program in USA | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
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Could this be an effective approach towards reducing poverty?

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Global interaction and inequality

Global interaction and inequality | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
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Another article that questions whether global interactions are further increasing disparities in wealth and development.

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Impacts of suburban sprawl.

Impacts of suburban sprawl. | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
It costs a lot more to run a suburb than it does to run a city.
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Interesting infographic that examines the impacts of suburban sprawl. This article also includes several resources to study suburbanisation.

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Images of overpopulation and overconsumption

Images of overpopulation and overconsumption | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
How do you raise awareness about population explosion? One group thought that the simplest way would be to show people
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An interesting collection of images that have a common theme: Over population and over consumption of resource. These pictures can be used in various ways. I recognised a picture of a popular shopping mall of my city in this set of pictures. 

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Trying to end economic water scarcity -Kenya slum gets cheap water through ATMs

Trying to end economic water scarcity -Kenya slum gets cheap water through ATMs | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
Residents in the Mathare slum area of Kenya's capital, Nairobi, are now able to access water through an ATM-style dispenser.
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This could be a way to end economic water scarcity.

Such a project could be implemented in squatter settlements of cities like Mumbai and other cities of the developing world.

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About North Korea

About North Korea | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
A photographer parts the curtains on one of the world’s least-known places and brings back pictures of a country that is defined for many by mystery and war.
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Photos to start a discussion on this non-globalised country.

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Israel Overcomes Drought

Israel Overcomes Drought | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
A major national effort to desalinate Mediterranean seawater and to recycle wastewater has provided the country with enough water for all its needs.
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The article highlights the efforts of Israel to reduce water scarcity.

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Assessing India

Assessing India | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
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Here is an interesting collection of data for understanding some aspects of development in India.

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Australian Curriculum

The different ways of measuring and mapping human wellbeing and development, and how these can be applied to measure differences between places (ACHGK076)

The reasons for spatial variations between countries in selected indicators of human wellbeing (ACHGK077)

The reasons for and consequences of spatial variations in human wellbeing on a regional scale within India or another country of the Asia region (ACHGK079)


GeoWorld 10

Chapter 8: Human wellbeing: measurement and mapping

Chapter 9: Rich and poor: spatial variations between and within countries

Chapter 10: Spatial variations: India and Australia

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Diaspora and residential segregation

When I was a freshman at the University of Chicago in 1996, I heard the same thing again and again: Do not leave the boundaries of Hyde Park. Do not go north of 47th Street.

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Examining the residential segregation of diaspora communities in different cities across the world.

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Another powerful earthquake hits Nepal

Another powerful earthquake hits Nepal | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
Dozens dead as magnitude 7.3 earthquake strikes two weeks after massive quake killed thousands in Himalayan nation.
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It is so unfortunate! The epicentre is around Namche bazar, at the beginning of the Everest trek 

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Resources on climate change from UN

Resources on climate change from UN | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
Website featuring climate change and stories about the groundswell of climate action by governments, companies, cities, the UN and civil society around the globe. Produced by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
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A very useful collection of resources on climate change. These resources are put together by United Nations.

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An earthquake measuring 7.9 strikes Kathmandu

An earthquake measuring 7.9 strikes Kathmandu | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it

Magnitude 7.9 quake damages areas in and around capital city of Kathmandu.

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The epicentre of the the earthquake is at the depth of 2km. The tremors were felt as far as New Delhi and Kolkata. Neighbours of Nepal must help the government of Nepal and the Nepalees citizens to handle the impacts of the earthquake.

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Did the World Bank Break Its Promise to Protect the Poor?

Did the World Bank Break Its Promise to Protect the Poor? | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
Over the past decade, the World Bank has regularly failed to enforce its "safeguard" policies protecting some of the poorest and most vulnerable people on the planet, an investigation by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, The Huffington Post and other media partners has found.
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Are such organisations increasing disparities instead of decreasing them?

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Germany is moving steadily on the path of renewable sources of energy.

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This article highlights the various ways of increasing consumption of renewable sources of energy.

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Volcanoes and climate change

Volcanoes and climate change | The amazing world of Geography | Scoop.it
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Interesting article on impacts of volcanic eruptions on the world climate.

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