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NSW Geography Syllabus and Australian Curriculum
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Where's the best place to live?

Where's the best place to live? | Lorraine's Place and Liveability | Scoop.it
This collection of media resources focuses on the liveability of places, particularly cities. But what makes one place...
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Students learn to assess the liveability of places using a range of criteria. 

GeoWorld 7 NSW

Chapter 6 Liveability:  perceptions and influences

6.14 Reflecting on liveability

Chapter 7 Liveability: measurement and environmental factors 

7.1 Liveable cities: where living is easiest

7.2 Low ranking liveable cities

7.14 Geographical inquiry: assessing the liveability of a place (Practical Fieldwork and ICT)

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Living in China’s Expanding Deserts

Living in China’s Expanding Deserts | Lorraine's Place and Liveability | Scoop.it
People on the edges of the country’s vast seas of sand are being displaced by climate change.
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Why planting more trees is one of the smartest things a city can do

Why planting more trees is one of the smartest things a city can do | Lorraine's Place and Liveability | Scoop.it
These sweltering cities could be much cooler and cleaner if they planted more trees
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Geoworld 7 NSW

Chapter 10: Strategies to enhance liveability

10.1 Enhancing liveability and sustainability

10.2 Strategies: a matter of scale

10.3 Creating better communities

10.4 Places fo people

10.5 Liveable streets

10.6 Green places and open spaces

10.7 Sustainable and liveable cities

10.132 Enhancing liveability in Australia

 

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Lovability: restoring liveability’s human face

Lovability: restoring liveability’s human face | Lorraine's Place and Liveability | Scoop.it
Melbourne ranks as the World's Most Liveable City. But does that tell us what people really love? Lovability is a new approach to city metrics.
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One in five people in cities worldwide live in areas with no safe toilet

One in five people in cities worldwide live in areas with no safe toilet | Lorraine's Place and Liveability | Scoop.it
As World Toilet Day approaches, WaterAid report reveals dire state of urban sanitation, as globally one child dies every two minutes from diarrhoeal disease
Lorraine Chaffer's insight:

Access to services and facilities an important aspect of liveability

 

Students learn to assess the liveability of places using a range of criteria.


GeoWorld 7 NSW
Chapter 6 Liveability: perceptions and influences
6.14 Reflecting on liveability


Chapter 7 Liveability: measurement and environmental factors
7.1 Liveable cities: where living is easiest
7.2 Low ranking liveable cities
7.14 Geographical inquiry: assessing the liveability of a place (Practical Fieldwork and ICT)

 

Chapter 8 Urban, rural and remote places: access

8.11 Kibera slums and flying toilets

 

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The Kolkata dump that's permanently on fire: 'Most people die by 50'

The Kolkata dump that's permanently on fire: 'Most people die by 50' | Lorraine's Place and Liveability | Scoop.it
Thousands of people live on Dhapa landfill, making a living processing the city’s rubbish amid severe pollution, fires and even dead bodies

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Students learn to assess the liveability of places using a range of criteria.


GeoWorld 7 NSW
Chapter 6 Liveability: perceptions and influences

6.4 Low liveability: where humans create danger

6.13 Nature, danger and livelihood
6.14 Reflecting on liveability
Chapter 7 Liveability: measurement and environmental factors
7.1 Liveable cities: where living is easiest
7.2 Low ranking liveable cities

7.4 Safety and crime impact on liveability
7.14 Geographical inquiry: assessing the liveability of a place (Practical Fieldwork and ICT)

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The 5 unmeasurable reasons that determine where you want to live

The 5 unmeasurable reasons that determine where you want to live | Lorraine's Place and Liveability | Scoop.it
The big issue facing planners is that not everything that's important in building cities is measurable.
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Students learn to assess the liveability of places using a range of criteria.

GeoWorld 7 NSW
Chapter 6 Liveability: perceptions and influences
6.14 Reflecting on liveability

Geothink Pack your bags : Criteria based decision making. 

Chapter 7: Liveability: Measurement and environmental factors

7.1 Liveable cities: where living is easiest.

 

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France: All New Rooftops Must Be Topped With Plants Or Solar Panels

France: All New Rooftops Must Be Topped With Plants Or Solar Panels | Lorraine's Place and Liveability | Scoop.it
A new law recently passed in France mandates that all new buildings that are built in commercial zones in France must be partially covered in either plants
Lorraine Chaffer's insight:

Linking lveability and sustainability

 

Geoworld 7 NSW

Chapter 10: Strategies to enhance liveability
10.1 Enhancing liveability and sustainability
10.2 Strategies: a matter of scale
10.3 Creating better communities
10.6 Green places and open spaces
10.7 Sustainable and liveable cities

10.12 Learning from Europe
10.13 Enhancing liveability in Australia

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Giant Air Purifier Creates a Breath of Fresh Air

Giant Air Purifier Creates a Breath of Fresh Air | Lorraine's Place and Liveability | Scoop.it
ENVIRONMENT The Smog Free Tower has arrived in China, bringing clean air and diamonds. Yes, diamonds. (Voice of America) What is smog? What are diamonds? Use our resources to find out. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas The Smog Free Tower uses innovative technology and…
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Environmental quality impacts on liveability

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Revitalising Newcastle

Revitalising Newcastle | Lorraine's Place and Liveability | Scoop.it
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Urban renewal - enhancing liveability 

 

Geoworld 7 NSW

Chapter 10: Strategies to enhance liveability
10.1 Enhancing liveability and sustainability
10.2 Strategies: a matter of scale
10.3 Creating better communities
10.4 Places fo people
10.5 Liveable streets
10.6 Green places and open spaces
10.7 Sustainable and liveable cities

10.9 Changing liveability: urban blight to renewal **
10.132 Enhancing liveability in Australia

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Cahokia – why did North America's largest city vanish?

Cahokia – why did North America's largest city vanish? | Lorraine's Place and Liveability | Scoop.it
Long before Columbus reached the Americas, Cahokia was the biggest, most cosmopolitan city north of Mexico. Yet by 1350 it had been deserted by its native inhabitants the Mississippians – and no one is sure why

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A great example of the importance of environmental quality to liveability 

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, August 22, 3:25 PM

This article is the eighth in the "Lost Cities" series (Babylon, Troy, Pompeii, Angkor, Fordlandia, etc.).  The earthen mounds of Cahokia on the flat flood plains must have been the most awe-inspiring demonstration of political power and economic wealth in its day.  Like so many other civilizations before them (and many more in the future?), Cahokia probably declined from too many environmental modifications that led to unforeseen consequences.

 

Tagsurban ecology, indigenousenvironment, environment modify, historical, North America.

Kelly Bellar's curator insight, September 29, 10:32 PM

This article is the eighth in the "Lost Cities" series (Babylon, Troy, Pompeii, Angkor, Fordlandia, etc.).  The earthen mounds of Cahokia on the flat flood plains must have been the most awe-inspiring demonstration of political power and economic wealth in its day.  Like so many other civilizations before them (and many more in the future?), Cahokia probably declined from too many environmental modifications that led to unforeseen consequences.

 

Tagsurban ecology, indigenousenvironment, environment modify, historical, North America.

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Rising London house prices spark departure of thirtysomethings

Rising London house prices spark departure of thirtysomethings | Lorraine's Place and Liveability | Scoop.it
Campaign group Generation Rent says exodus has occurred during a period when property prices in the capital rose by 37%

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Lorraine Chaffer's insight:

Declining liveability for different age groups

 

Geoworld 7 NSW

 

Chapter 6: Liveability - perceptions & influences

6.9 Stages of life & perceptions of liveability

Chapter 7: Liveability - Measurement & environmental factors

7.7 People need jobs and a place to live

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Paris is banning traffic from half the city. 

Paris is banning traffic from half the city.  | Lorraine's Place and Liveability | Scoop.it
Cars will be outlawed from 400 miles of Paris streets on Sunday as the French capital joins the likes of Brussels, Bogotá, Jakarta and Copenhagen in marking World Car-Free Day. Isn’t it time for London to join the club?
Lorraine Chaffer's insight:

Creating more liveable streets and enhancing urban environments for

Geoworld 7 NSW
Chapter 10: Strategies to enhance liveability
10.1 Enhancing liveability and sustainability
10.2 Strategies: a matter of scale
10.3 Creating better communities
10.4 Places fo people
10.5 Liveable streets
10.6 Green places and open spaces
10.7 Sustainable and liveable cities

10.12 Learning from Europe
10.13 Enhancing liveability in Australia

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Is Sudan doomed to become 'uninhabitable'?

Is Sudan doomed to become 'uninhabitable'? | Lorraine's Place and Liveability | Scoop.it
After years of deforestation and drought as a result of climate change, Sudan's rich biodiversity is under threat and drought has hindered the fight against hunger.
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America’s first sustainable urban agrihood is growing in Detroit

America’s first sustainable urban agrihood is growing in Detroit | Lorraine's Place and Liveability | Scoop.it
The Michigan Urban Farming Initiative announced plans to renovate a vacant three-story building into a community center as the centerpiece of a mixed-use urban development.
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Students examine a range of strategies to enhance the liveability of places in Australia

 

Geoworld 7 NSW

Chapter 10: Strategies to enhance liveability
10.1 Enhancing liveability and sustainability
10.2 Strategies: a matter of scale
10.3 Creating better communities
10.4 Places fo people
10.6 Green places and open spaces
10.7 Sustainable and liveable cities

10.10 Farming our cities
10.13 Enhancing liveability in Australia

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The ‘Misery Index’ Reveals The Worst Countries To Live In

The ‘Misery Index’ Reveals The Worst Countries To Live In | Lorraine's Place and Liveability | Scoop.it
Saying that a country is one of the worst to live in today is subjective, if not controversial. However, studies have used a combination of real and measurable data points to create an index of misery!
Lorraine Chaffer's insight:

Students learn to assess the liveability of places using a range of criteria.
GeoWorld 7 NSW
Chapter 6 Liveability: perceptions and influences
6.14 Reflecting on liveability
Chapter 7 Liveability: measurement and environmental factors
7.1 Liveable cities: where living is easiest
7.2 Low ranking liveable cities
7.14 Geographical inquiry: assessing the liveability of a place (Practical Fieldwork and ICT)

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Reverse osmosis plants changing lives in Pakistan’s Thar desert

Reverse osmosis plants changing lives in Pakistan’s Thar desert | Lorraine's Place and Liveability | Scoop.it
Life is a constant struggle for water in the Thar Desert. After almost a decade of drought the Pakistani government is pinning its hopes on a unique new strategy - reverse osmosis plants.
Lorraine Chaffer's insight:

Liveability is influenced by access to services and facilities such as basic clean drinkable water supplies

 

Geoworld 7 NSW

Chapter 10: Strategies to enhance liveability
10.1 Enhancing liveability and sustainability
10.2 Strategies: a matter of scale
10.11 Strategies to reduce poverty

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Call for community ideas for new nature play parks

Call for community ideas for new nature play parks | Lorraine's Place and Liveability | Scoop.it
Building a new playground requires getting bold ideas from the experts in play - kids.
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Enhancing liveability

 

Geoworld 7 NSW

Chapter 10: Strategies to enhance liveability
10.1 Enhancing liveability and sustainability
10.2 Strategies: a matter of scale
10.4 Places for people
10.6 Green places and open spaces
10.7 Sustainable and liveable cities
10.13 Enhancing liveability in Australia

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Paris Becomes One of the Most Garden-Friendly Cities in the World

Paris Becomes One of the Most Garden-Friendly Cities in the World | Lorraine's Place and Liveability | Scoop.it
Paris says that its new urban gardening program is designed to encourage biodiversity, mitigate "heat island" effect and climate change. Permis de végétaliser
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Global sea levels are rising fast, so where does that leave the cities most at risk?

Global sea levels are rising fast, so where does that leave the cities most at risk? | Lorraine's Place and Liveability | Scoop.it
The severe risk of climate change and rising sea levels on urban areas has not been addressed in the UN’s proposed New Urban Agenda, so flood-risk cities will have to learn from each another and share solutions...
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Death in the sands: the horror of the US-Mexico border

Death in the sands: the horror of the US-Mexico border | Lorraine's Place and Liveability | Scoop.it
“ Donald Trump has pledged to build a ‘beautiful wall’ – but America’s frontier with Mexico is already aggressively defended by the drones and fences of the US border patrol. It’s a strategy that is causing ever more migrants to die in hostile terrain”
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People try to migrate to places considered more liveable
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See the People Who Live in a Legendary Underground Town

See the People Who Live in a Legendary Underground Town | Lorraine's Place and Liveability | Scoop.it
Beneath the desert of South Australia, a photographer finds a community of opal miners with a "crazy and unusual life."
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Students can discuss the reasons people live in extreme places and how they adapt. Resources can make places considered unliveable for environmental reasons very liveable. Compare to other countries e.g. Siberian mining communities.

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What a sealed road linking remote Australia will mean for communities

What a sealed road linking remote Australia will mean for communities | Lorraine's Place and Liveability | Scoop.it
A plan to seal thousands of kilometres of road from Western Australia to Queensland's central west will help build sustainable regional communities, proponents say.
Lorraine Chaffer's insight:

Enhancing the liveability of remote places in Australia by improving interconnections to other places

 

Geoworld 7 NSW

Chapter 8 Urban, rural , remote places: Access, identity and connections 

8.1 Urban , rural and remote places

8.4 Remote places

 

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Arctic Search-and-Rescue Missions Double Due to Climate Change

The warming Arctic and unpredictable weather make life more dangerous for residents and rescuers in Canada’s far north.
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Climate change making places more dangerous to live
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Australian Census 2011 - The Pyramids of Age | .id blog

Australian Census 2011 - The Pyramids of Age | .id blog | Lorraine's Place and Liveability | Scoop.it

Population profiles are evidence of liveability - which groups are missing from places and why?

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Students learn to assess the liveability of places using a range of criteria.

Population profiles reflect the liveability of places for different age groups

 

GeoWorld 7 NSW

Chapter 6 Liveability: perceptions and influences

6.9 Stages of life and perceptions of liveability
6.14 Reflecting on liveability
Chapter 7 Liveability: measurement and environmental factors
7.1 Liveable cities: where living is easiest
7.14 Geographical inquiry: assessing the liveability of a place (Practical Fieldwork and ICT)

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Last GP clinic closing its doors in Nhulunbuy

Last GP clinic closing its doors in Nhulunbuy | Lorraine's Place and Liveability | Scoop.it
The outback town of Nhulunbuy in Arnhem Land, which had a population plummet after the closure of an alumina refinery, is set to have its only GP clinic close.
Lorraine Chaffer's insight:

Access to services and facilities in remote communities - a liveability issue

 

Geoworld 7 NSW
Chapter 8 Urban, rural , remote places: Access, identity and connections
8.1 Urban , rural and remote places
8.4 Remote places

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