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1/5 of Humanity

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"The world divided into 5 regions, each with the population of China."


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Lorraine Chaffer's insight:

Population and liveability are connected. Population distribution and density influence the characterisics from places - at all scales ( region, continent, country, state ,city, neighbourhood)

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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, September 11, 2013 3:10 PM

Your thoughts...?

Steven Flis's curator insight, December 17, 2013 5:42 AM

This map is mind blowning to try to grasp. To think that India has an equvilant population to every country in the Americans has me dumbfounded. Then comparin the economic instability of India to all the economic juggernauts that fit into the light blue regions really shows how poor the distrubution of wealth and population is throught the world.

Trish Pearson's curator insight, April 9, 2014 3:33 PM

A little perspective on population

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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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Aussie cities among most liveable 'because size matters'

Aussie cities among most liveable 'because size matters' | Lorraine's Place and Liveability | Scoop.it
The naming of Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth in the top 10 liveable cities sparks questions over how they could best Paris, London and New York, but there may be a simple explanation — they are not that big.
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Melbourne not so liveable anymore?

Melbourne not so liveable anymore? | Lorraine's Place and Liveability | Scoop.it
THE world’s most liveable city should be small with a population of around a million and easy to get around.
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PHOTOS: For #WorldPopulationDay, How Earth's 7 Billion Live

PHOTOS: For #WorldPopulationDay, How Earth's 7 Billion Live | Lorraine's Place and Liveability | Scoop.it
Earth's crowded — and remote — spots are highlighted in entries to the 2016 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest.
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Population influences liveability
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50 amazing new public-space transformations captured by Google Street View

50 amazing new public-space transformations captured by Google Street View | Lorraine's Place and Liveability | Scoop.it
Incredible before-and-after images of people-friendly public spaces.
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Enhancing liveability
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Inuit struggling with food costs in Canada

James Anaya, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Indigenous Peoples' rights, is making a long awaited visit to Canada this week to look into challenge
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Geoworld 7 NSW

Chapter 6

6.1 Living in extreme places 

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Life in Iqaluit Nunavut

Our very last stop on our social media powered exploration of Canada and the United States took us to the remote northern territory of Nunavut in Canada
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Chapter 6 Liveability: Perceptions and influences

6.1 Living in extreme places ( Nunavut) 

 

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Bolivian Commuters Soar Through The Sky


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The importance of services and facilities in connecting people and places to enhance liveability - social connectedness

 

GeoWorld 7

Chapter 7: Liveability Measurement and environmental factors

7.5 Transport: mobile and socially connected

Chapter 10 Enhancing liveability

10.1 Enhancing liveability and sustainability

Geothink: Attributes of a liveable place; New transport hierarchy; Planning liveable places.

 

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Sally Egan's curator insight, June 26, 7:14 PM
The gondola system of La Paz, Bolivia called Mi Teleferico,  addresses the transport challenge in a large and unplanned city already overcrowded with vehicles and facing steep terrain. This short video provides a great overview of the creative response to a transport challenge and the background images provide a view of what the city is like.
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Climate Change Refugees: A Catastrophe of Our Own Creation

Climate Change Refugees: A Catastrophe of Our Own Creation | Lorraine's Place and Liveability | Scoop.it
Anote Tong, former President of the Republic of Kiribati
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Climate change threatening the liveability of coastal communities

 

GeoWorld 7 NSW

Chapter 7

7.9 Climate change impacts on liveability

7.10 Liveability changes over time 

Chapter 9

9.7 Migration, liveability and change

9.8 Forced to flee: unliveable places 

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This alien world is the hottest place on Earth

This alien world is the hottest place on Earth | Lorraine's Place and Liveability | Scoop.it
Ethiopia's Danakil Depression has one of the most extreme climates found on Earth – yet even here, life has found a way
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People live in inhospitable and extreme places - Why?

 

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Chapter 6 Liveability:perceptions and influences

6.8 Places, resources and jobs 

6.1 Living in extreme places

6.3 Nature, danger and livelihood

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Inquiry-Based Learning: The Power of Asking the Right Questions

Inquiry-Based Learning: The Power of Asking the Right Questions | Lorraine's Place and Liveability | Scoop.it
An inquiry-based curriculum requires both planning and flexibility, as well as a teacher knowing the students well enough to anticipate their interests and limits.
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Relevant to the21st C Geography classroom

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Silo art: plan for 'giant outdoor gallery' in regional Victoria

Silo art: plan for 'giant outdoor gallery' in regional Victoria | Lorraine's Place and Liveability | Scoop.it
A new 200 kilometre silo art trail featuring murals painted on silos throughout Victoria's north-west is being touted as a boon for the local economy and a morale-booster for communities hit hard by drought.
Lorraine Chaffer's insight:

How can this artwork enhance rural liveability? Enhancing liveability in rural places - increases community identity and brings tourists which promote the provision of facilities end services and create employment.

 

GeoWorld 7 NSW

Chapter 7 Liveability: Measurement and environmental factors

7.11 Culture and community identity

Chapter 8 Rural, urban & remote places; access, identity and connections

8.1 Urban, rural and remote places

8.2 Rural diversity and identity

8.3 Perspectives on rural life

Chapter 10 Enhancing liveability

10.1 Enhancing liveability and sustainability

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Three hour traffic jams and a water shortage: Beijing at breaking point

Three hour traffic jams and a water shortage: Beijing at breaking point | Lorraine's Place and Liveability | Scoop.it
HOW do you deal with an overpopulated city and growing strain on transport, water and traffic systems.
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Cooling Chicago - Geographical

Cooling Chicago - Geographical | Lorraine's Place and Liveability | Scoop.it
Installing ‘green rooftops’ across Chicago – part of a comprehensive planning vision for the next few decades – could dramatically help the city’s attempts to prevent overheating
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Sustainability and liveability connected
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What makes a suburb liveable?

What makes a suburb liveable? | Lorraine's Place and Liveability | Scoop.it
There are the 16 factors that can make (or break) a neighbourhood, according to a new study.
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The unfolding water crisis at the Third Pole

The unfolding water crisis at the Third Pole | Lorraine's Place and Liveability | Scoop.it
At the top of the world a climate disaster is unfolding that threatens the lives of more than a billion people.
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Chapter 5 Inland water environments: processes, change, management 

5.2 Drainage basins

5.3 Mountains: water sources* ( third pole)

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Inuit Culture in Gjoa Haven - Nunavut, Canada

The community of Gjoa Haven is located approximately 250 kilometers above the Arctic Circle, in central Nunavut. 

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Chapter 6

6.1 Living in extreme places

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Melbourne doomed to yet more concrete wasteland

Melbourne doomed to yet more concrete wasteland | Lorraine's Place and Liveability | Scoop.it
What a sad trend for the world's most liveable city to be leading.
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High rise that reduces liveability
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10+ Before-And-After Pics Reveal What War Did To The Largest City In Syria

10+ Before-And-After Pics Reveal What War Did To The Largest City In Syria | Lorraine's Place and Liveability | Scoop.it
20 photos of the same places, before and after the Syrian war of the city of "Aleppo". One of the oldest inhabited cities in the world. In 19 July 2012 an
Lorraine Chaffer's insight:
War impacts on the liveability of places by reducing access to services and facilities including housing, water, shelter as well as destroying environmental quality. Social connections and community identity. GeoWorld 7 NSW Chapter 6:
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7 Creepy Abandoned Cities Across The World

7 Creepy Abandoned Cities Across The World | Lorraine's Place and Liveability | Scoop.it
Take a visual tour of seven creepy abandoned cities that are a stark living reminder of times and history long since past!
Lorraine Chaffer's insight:

Liveability changes over time

 

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Chapter 7

7.10 Liveability changes over time

Chapter 10 

10.9 Changing liveability: urban blight to renewal

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Resettlement ravages the Canadian Innu

Resettlement ravages the Canadian Innu | Lorraine's Place and Liveability | Scoop.it
Innu man George Rich traces the decline of his peoples’ health and culture following a programme of forced resettlement
Lorraine Chaffer's insight:

A great example of change and liveability involving indigenous peoples

 

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Chapter 7

7.13 Remote indigenous communities

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World’s most dangerous countries

World’s most dangerous countries | Lorraine's Place and Liveability | Scoop.it
A SNAPSHOT of the global state of peace and violence has revealed Australia, along with much of the rest of the world, has become an increasingly dangerous place over the past year.
Lorraine Chaffer's insight:

Safety influences liveability and therefore people's quality of life.

We all want to live in a safe place but for many poverty, war and exploitation reduce the liveability of places, particularly for children who have no choice about where they live. 

 

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Chapter 6

6.6 Children: poverty, no playground, no choice ( the most dangerous places for children)

Chapter 7

7.2 Low ranking liveable cities

7.4 Safety and crime impact on liveability

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Reimagining Our Streets as Places: From Transit Routes to Community Roots 

Reimagining Our Streets as Places: From Transit Routes to Community Roots  | Lorraine's Place and Liveability | Scoop.it
Across many cultures and times – since the beginning of civilization, in fact – the street has held vast social, commercial, and political significance as a powerful symbol of the public realm.
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Enhancing liveability by creating better streets and public places

 

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Chapter 10 Strategies to enhance liveability

10.3 creating better communities

10.4 Places for people (Placemaking)

10.5 Liveable streets

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World's scariest school run? Chinese children tackle 800-metre cliff

World's scariest school run? Chinese children tackle 800-metre cliff | Lorraine's Place and Liveability | Scoop.it

Children as young as six from Atuler village in Sichuan province have to scale a huge rockface using rickety ladders to get to school

Lorraine Chaffer's insight:

Access to services and facilities influence liveability.Remote places are less liveable because of poor accessibility.  

The low population density of remote places reduces liveability by increasing living costs and access to services and facilities. 

 

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Chapter 8 Rural, urban & remote places

8.1 Urban, rural and remote places

8.4 Remote places (Image 8.4.2)

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