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Tweetping

Tweetping | Theme 2: Social Environments | Scoop.it
Check out the twitter activity in realtime

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Tony Hall's curator insight, February 4, 2013 10:33 PM

Really interesting to watch this. It would fascinating to look at the how the hashtags change over time and whether you could show a relationship between them and news stories and events.

Heather Ramsey's curator insight, February 5, 2013 11:41 AM

This links to a page where tweets on Twitter are tracked in real time and displayed on a dot map.

 

Questions: What regions have the most tweets? Do you think there are differences between what people tweet about in one part of the world versus another? What can you infer about the areas where there are no tweets reported?

Ann-Laure Liéval's curator insight, February 6, 2013 12:59 PM

Globalisation and the Internet; The US superpower and its softpower

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Reliable links for the focus units: sustaining communities & connecting people and place
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Stunning Satellite Images Show the World’s Power Lines, Global Cities, and Transport Networks

Stunning Satellite Images Show the World’s Power Lines, Global Cities, and Transport Networks | Theme 2: Social Environments | Scoop.it
Felix Pharand Deschenes's satellite images of Earth show roads, air traffic, cities at night, and internet cables.
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World wide web? Map resizes countries by number of internet users

World wide web? Map resizes countries by number of internet users | Theme 2: Social Environments | Scoop.it
Oxford Internet Institute has visualised Earth’s online population, showing web usage concentrated in Europe and North America
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Why are some countries more connected via internet communications than others? Start thinking about the processes causing this disparity?

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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 | Theme 2: Social Environments | Scoop.it
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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? | Theme 2: 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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Makes you think about what a livable city really looks like... despite what the OECD considers. 

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Take A World Tour Of The Endless Struggle Between Bikes And Cars

Take A World Tour Of The Endless Struggle Between Bikes And Cars | Theme 2: Social Environments | Scoop.it
Sao Paolo is a nightmare for cyclists, while in Copenhagen, a taxi driver sits in a bike and pedestrian jam. Is there a way out of the physicaland...
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The Capital Cairo

The Capital Cairo | Theme 2: Social Environments | Scoop.it

This new capital city will be a Smart City, and it will embrace an ethos of sustainability born from Egypt’s tradition. The new capital will take advantage of the sustainable technologies of today as well as be adaptable to future technologies, further enhancing its resource-efficiency.

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Projects - White

Projects - White | Theme 2: Social Environments | Scoop.it
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Relocating a whole city in Sweden and ensuring that along the way they create a sustainable city for the future. This is awesome!

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Civil movements: Facebook and Twitter in the Arab Spring

Civil movements: Facebook and Twitter in the Arab Spring | Theme 2: Social Environments | Scoop.it
2011 study by the Dubai School of Government on social networking access and usage during the region's 2011 democracy movements.
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How Facebook and Twitter communication can impact Government and societies voice.

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Battling Blight: Detroit Maps Entire City To Find Bad Buildings

Battling Blight: Detroit Maps Entire City To Find Bad Buildings | Theme 2: Social Environments | Scoop.it
The high-tech project would help officials decide which abandoned buildings can be demolished.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, February 19, 2014 8:36 AM

This crowd-sourced mapping project is an great example of how a community can work together (using geospatial technologies and geographic thinking) to mitigate some of the more pressing issues confronting the local neighborhoods.  Many optimists have argued that Detroit has "good bones" to rebuild the city, but it needs to built on as smaller scale.  This project helps to assess what is being used by residents and should stay, and what needs to go.  Want to explore some of the data yourself?  See Data Driven Detroit.      

 

Tagsurban, unit 7 cities, housing, economic, povertyplace, socioeconomic, neighborhoodmapping, GIS, geospatial.


Melissa Marie Falco-Dargitz's curator insight, September 17, 2014 1:18 PM

So many of the buildings in Detroit have fallen out of use, and are being inhabited by squatters, drug users and vermin. The kindest thing to do is to demolish the ragtag structures in hopes of a chance to revitalize the fallen city. It was one of the first major cities in the US to be primarily built for the automobile. Although the city has fallen out of favor as industry has relocated, it was a well planned metropolis, and has a repairable infrastructure. The sewer lines, electric grid and paved streets lend to the idea of regrowing the city. By using input of the citizens, the government and city planners are able to identify what is useful and what needs to be demolished.

 

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Will the Cities of the Future be Car-free Zones?

Will the Cities of the Future be Car-free Zones? | Theme 2: Social Environments | Scoop.it
Urban planners and designers in Hamburg, Germany are looking into a plan that could eliminate the need for cars in the next 20 years.
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Intelligent Transport System to improve safety of railway crossings - Gizmag

Intelligent Transport System to improve safety of railway crossings - Gizmag | Theme 2: Social Environments | Scoop.it
Intelligent Transport System to improve safety of railway crossings Gizmag According to the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB), there were over 630 collisions at railway crossings in Australia between 2001 and 2009.
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Urbanisation and megacities: Jakarta

Australia's engagement with Asia: Urbanisation and megacities: Jakarta
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Rapid population growth leads to serious strains on many resources and the infrastructural capacities. Is this the curse of Megacities?

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'Food deserts' leave residents in grocery dead zones, with takeaway as easy option

'Food deserts' leave residents in grocery dead zones, with takeaway as easy option | Theme 2: Social Environments | Scoop.it
Public health experts begin mapping Australia's so-called food deserts and find the consequences for the people who live in them are extremely serious.
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Could this mean the Tyranny of Distance is "alive" within Australia? Something to consider.

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Stockholm's Newest Parking Garage Is Only For Bikes

Stockholm's Newest Parking Garage Is Only For Bikes | Theme 2: Social Environments | Scoop.it
700 bike spots, lockers, and showersand not an engine in sight.
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Arcadis Sustainable Cities Index

Arcadis Sustainable Cities Index | Theme 2: 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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Another way of looking at sustainable cities... on a global scale.

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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? | Theme 2: 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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What do you think about this idea? Would it improve sustainability? Would it improve connectivity?

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This Fun Chart Tool Shows How Your City Has Changed Since the '90s

This Fun Chart Tool Shows How Your City Has Changed Since the '90s | Theme 2: Social Environments | Scoop.it
A new report tracks demographic trends across 66 U.S. metro areas.
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Evidence that the outer regions of the 'donut model" are performing well economically compared to the inner-ring areas which are struggling with poverty. It uses the USA as evidence. A worthwhile read.

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Is Jan Gehl winning his battle to make our cities liveable?

Is Jan Gehl winning his battle to make our cities liveable? | Theme 2: Social Environments | Scoop.it
Ahead of a special Guardian Cities event, the renowned urban ‘rethinker’ says cities should be six or seven storeys high, Helsinki is on the verge of revolution, and that he’s sceptical of London’s cycle superhighway plans
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BBC - GCSE Bitesize: What is a settlement?

BBC - GCSE Bitesize: What is a settlement? | Theme 2: Social Environments | Scoop.it
A secondary school revision resource for GCSE Geography on the characteristics and key features of a settlement.
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Stop Complaining About Gentrification Unless You Know What It Is

Stop Complaining About Gentrification Unless You Know What It Is | Theme 2: Social Environments | Scoop.it

"In many cities, it's become popular to hate 'gentrifiers,' rich people who move in and drive up housing prices -- pushing everyone else out. But what's going on in these rapidly-changing urban spaces is a lot more complicated than that."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, August 28, 2014 2:02 PM

Gentrification can be a very touchy subject.  What appears to be economic revitalization of a down-trodden neighborhood to one, can appear to be systematic removal of minorities to another.  This op-ed isn't a whole-hearted embrace of gentrification, but it might be seen as a critique of the gentrification critics.

  

Tags: neighborhood, gentrificationurban, place, culture, economic.

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, September 8, 2014 12:38 PM

unit 7

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Riot cleanup campaign launched on Twitter and Facebook

Riot cleanup campaign launched on Twitter and Facebook | Theme 2: Social Environments | Scoop.it
Social networking sites being used to help in effort to clear debris from streets following another night of unrest in London
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How Twitter and Facebook communication can impact society.

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The Case for Cul-de-Sacs

The Case for Cul-de-Sacs | Theme 2: Social Environments | Scoop.it
People who live in them actually have greater social cohesion, according to one sociologist.
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Visualizing 3 Billion Tweets

Visualizing 3 Billion Tweets | Theme 2: Social Environments | Scoop.it
This is a look at 3 billion tweets - every geotagged tweet since September 2011, mapped, showing facets of Twitter's ecosystem and userbase in incredible new detail, revealing demographic, cultural,...
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Great maps to look a and examinet patterns on communication and technology usage,

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