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As we are becoming a more globalised world our cities are changing to reflect this.
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New York's Changing Skyline

New York's Changing Skyline | World Cities | Scoop.it

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, April 26, 2013 12:55 PM

I love this visualization of New York City's evolving skyline from 1876-2013.  The urban landscape of America's prominent cities has changed dramatically. 


Tags: historical,urbanarchitecture, landscape, NYC.

Louis Culotta's comment, May 1, 2013 8:32 AM
I wonder if the tallest building in the first picture is the first stage of the Brooklyn Bridge??????
Louis Culotta's curator insight, May 1, 2013 8:35 AM

if you look at the first picture...it looks like the tall building on the water could be the first stage of the Brooklyn Bridge...any suggestions to this?

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The Role of Place in Discovery and Innovation

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The Kauffman Foundation's Samuel Arbesman on his new book, The Half-Life of Facts.


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Population clock for every country

Population clock for every country | World Cities | Scoop.it
Real time statistics for current population of any country. Real time data on population, births, deaths, net migration and population growth.

 

This site shows various demographic statistics for every country including some based on projections in demographic trends in the given country.  If the current trends hold (which they won't, but that is still an interesting measure), the entire Japanese population will disappear in 1,000 years according to this Global Post article.


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Scott D.Warner, R.L.S.'s curator insight, August 3, 2013 1:59 PM

Various historical essays on population have captured the attention of many who may have otherwise tended to be indifferent to what had been obvious to the authors all along.

Scott D.Warner, R.L.S.'s comment, August 3, 2013 2:03 PM
Population density dependent malfunctions in societies include crime, disease, and even war.
Kyle Kampe's curator insight, May 27, 7:17 PM

In AP Human Geo., this article relates to the population growth theme because it utilizes all of the indicators we learned in this class, including CBR, CDR, net migration rates, and population growth rates.

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Social Media and Place

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Facebook most social cities: People everywhere use Facebook to check in to places. Here you can see the 5 top hotspots of the most "social"cities.


Questions to ponder: What attributes do these commonly 'checked into' landmarks have in common?  Are you surprised that some are or are not on the list?


Tags: socialmedia, place, tourism, infographic, London, NYC, Paris.


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Iconic cityscapes of the world. Urban landscapes reflect culture.


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World Tattoo

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I'm not a "tattoo guy," but this is amazing.  On this map, you've got to earn the ink by traveling to the country. 


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The challenges of urbanisation may be even greater in small towns

The challenges of urbanisation may be even greater in small towns | World Cities | Scoop.it

The global population is increasingly gravitating towards urban areas. This shift has already taken place in many small countries, not to mention China, which now has more people living in cities and towns than villages. But even in India – where nearly 70% of the populace is rural, and more than half of all citizens are still reliant upon agriculture – the urban population has grown faster than the rural population over the past decade.


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Role of state, local governments vital - Hindustan Times

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RediffRole of state, local governments vitalHindustan TimesRole of state, local governments vital. KR Lakhanpal ...
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