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The Big Squeeze: Can Cities Save The Earth?

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What if you put all 7 billion humans into one city, a city as dense as New York, with its towers and skyscrapers? How big would that 7 billion-sized city be? As big as New Jersey? Texas? Bigger? Are cities protecting wild spaces on the planet?

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An interactive site for comparisons of city sizes

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Magnus Gustafsson's comment, May 2, 2013 2:59 AM
Yes. Keviin. I think the infograph about developed countries are most interesting and useful for my students.
Steven Flis's curator insight, December 17, 2013 2:12 PM

Its been known that Americans have lavish lifestyles compared to outher populous countries. In this article they show a represntation if the entire world lived like (had as much space) americans and it was astoudning. It would take 4 earths to fit the world if everyone had this lavish lifestyle. So we obviously need to change our ways. Cities ae very helpful to sharing this earth. They serve as a main hub so youll only have to ship to a few places. This with the shortening of distances would save tons of gas and othe rescources. But as the article states everyone living in a Main city wouldnt be possible because people need to produce outside the city. So in my opinion for this city world to work it would need to be a few megacities preferably one on each continent and for them to the city be surronded by production methods.

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Indonesia: Urbanisation and human wellbeing - Resources - TES Australia

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This resource examines the challenges of human wellbeing and urbanisation, especially in the megacity of Jakarta. The text is supported by a film clip and supplementary handouts. To access these additional materials follow the web-link. This resource is part of a series on Australia’s engagement with Asia: Indonesia.
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Why People Move

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Students take a migration poll, discuss places they might like to move and why people might move to their area, and discuss what they think migration means.

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New Migrants

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Well also in the news lately we've been hearing a lot from politicians about the best way to deal with asylum seekers. But amongst all the arguing it's easy to forget that we're actually talking about real people. We caught up with a family of refugees as they arrived in Australia for the first time. And as Alfie reports settling into a new life here can take a lot of organisation.

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"Million" Cities

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From TD-architects Theo Deutinger Rotterdam.

 

Rome was the first city with one million residents, with that occuring in 5 BC.  Over a thousand years later, London and Beijing joined that group as industrialization became the impetus for wide-scale urbanization.  Today we are seeing an explosion of "million cities" throughout the world. 


Tags: urban, megacities, unit 7 cities.


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Seth Dixon's comment, September 21, 2012 1:51 PM
The data is from 2006, so it's a little dated, but still useful.
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Indonesia: Urbanisation and human wellbeing - Resources - TES Australia

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This resource examines the challenges of human wellbeing and urbanisation, especially in the megacity of Jakarta. The text is supported by a film clip and supplementary handouts. To access these additional materials follow the web-link. This resource is part of a series on Australia’s engagement with Asia: Indonesia.
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Videographic: Migration

The Economist reports on how immigrants help both the countries they leave and those to which they move. Added to www.audiovideo.economist.com in October 2009.
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MigrationsMap.net

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Interactive Migrations Map: Where are migrants coming from? Where have migrants left?

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Guardian Cities: welcome to our urban past, present and future - The Guardian

Guardian Cities: welcome to our urban past, present and future - The Guardian | Urbanisation (ACHGK055 ACHGK054) | Scoop.it

We are bombarded with statistics about the future of cities these days, as fast as the cities themselves are growing. More than half of the world's population now live in a city, with the number of urban residents increasing by 60 million each year – that's two new urbanites every second. It is a relentless rate of expansion that will see over 70% of the global population living in urban areas by 2050, requiring the equivalent of a new city of 1 million built every five days between now and then.

 


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