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Sydney's push to remain a global city must mean that the sky's the ...

Sydney's push to remain a global city must mean that the sky's the ... | Urban Places Year 12 Geography | Scoop.it
SYDNEY'S skyline could soon rise higher, amid concerns the city's existing 235m height limit is stifling growth and leaving the city trailing its international counterparts.
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How LEDs Will Make Or Break The Skylines Of Global Cities

How LEDs Will Make Or Break The Skylines Of Global Cities | Urban Places Year 12 Geography | Scoop.it
These illuminated urban nightscapes promise a new worldwide arena where global cities will compete for recognition.

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ParadigmGallery's comment, August 2, 2013 4:44 PM
I grew up in the "lighting industry" so I was particularly interested in this story. The absolut best part of it is the comments/interaction...Duilio Passariello and Zachary Edelson the author...
Linus Ridge's comment, August 15, 2013 6:41 AM
A really interesting article.
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Growing clout of global cities offers property opportunities - South China Morning Post (subscription)

Growing clout of global cities offers property opportunities - South China Morning Post (subscription) | Urban Places Year 12 Geography | Scoop.it
Top urban centres will seek to attract talent with non-traditional business districts, and investors should be looking at these new zones
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Mumbai's apartments, high-rises breeding far more dengue mosquitoes than slums - Mid-Day

Mumbai's apartments, high-rises breeding far more dengue mosquitoes than slums - Mid-Day | Urban Places Year 12 Geography | Scoop.it
Slums account for just a tenth of dengue cases and breeding sites reported in city; the rest come from high-rises, apartment buildings and old structures
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Making Megacities Livable - Bangkok Post

Making Megacities Livable - Bangkok Post | Urban Places Year 12 Geography | Scoop.it
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The challenges were brought into sharp focus at the recent World Cities Summit in Singapore, attended by thousands of participants including mayors of some of the world's megacities.
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Future Megacities and the Fate of Millions

A generation ago, New York and Tokyo were the world's only megacities. By 2025, the UN predicts there will be 37. All but a handful will be in the developing world. The fate of millions, then,...
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Wave of London 'gentrification' hits former trouble spot Brixton

Once notorious for violent riots, today Brixton in south London is as much home to its post-war Caribbean community as it is to a new set of wealthy commuter...
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Gentrification in London: Canary Wharf vs. Poplar

A student film created as part of our Bsc Geography (Hons) course at the University of Hertfordshire. Created, Directed and Shot by: Andrew Smith, Bradley Ha...
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Global Cities of the Super-Rich - CityLab

Global Cities of the Super-Rich - CityLab | Urban Places Year 12 Geography | Scoop.it
The map below, by my Martin Prosperity Institute colleague Zara Matheson, charts the 30 leading global cities of the super-rich. It is based on data from Knight Frank's The Wealth Report 2013, which identifies the location of ...
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The Case for Global Cities

The Case for Global Cities | Urban Places Year 12 Geography | Scoop.it
I was recently invited to give a short talk on why cities, and especially global cities, are so important to the world today and in the future. My case for an urban future generally is more quantit...

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Chandigarh NGO launches new project to support slum kids - Times of India

Chandigarh NGO launches new project to support slum kids - Times of India | Urban Places Year 12 Geography | Scoop.it
Filed by KaminiPix in x-hires--- Every eighth urban child in India in the age group of 0-6 years stays in slums, according to 'Slums in India - A statistical compendium 2011' published by the union government.
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Greater Manila will be home to 30 million come 2025 - The Straits Times

Greater Manila will be home to 30 million come 2025 - The Straits Times | Urban Places Year 12 Geography | Scoop.it
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Each day, 1,700 people move to the capital city. With the inflow, Metro Manila, the ...
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Urbanization and its Discontents: Educating Dhaka's Slum Children - Policy Innovations

Urbanization and its Discontents: Educating Dhaka's Slum Children - Policy Innovations | Urban Places Year 12 Geography | Scoop.it
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Life in the slums is not easy for children like Batashi.
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Sydney's slum dodge landlords: Inside our city's worst - The Daily ...

Sydney's slum dodge landlords: Inside our city's worst - The Daily ... | Urban Places Year 12 Geography | Scoop.it
SYDNEY'S slum landlords are making a mockery of weak council powers by running highly lucrative and highly illegal boarding houses across the city.
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