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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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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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Vancouver, Toronto and Calgary all rank in top five on list of world's most liveable cities

Vancouver, Toronto and Calgary all rank in top five on list of world's most liveable cities | Lorraine's Australian Geography Curriculum YR 7 : Place and Liveability | Scoop.it
Three Canadian cities have again cracked the top five on a ranking of the world’s most liveable places
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Using media reports from different countries gives perspective to assessments of liveability.

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Benjamin Ewart's curator insight, September 25, 2014 11:43 PM

Most liveable cities rankings, Melbourne on top, but has Canadian perspective on liveability (interconnections)

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10328x7760 - A 10K Timelapse Demo

"10328x7760 - A 10K Timelapse Demo" is a video I put together showcasing the extreme resolution of the PhaseOne IQ180 camera of which it was shot. This footage comes…
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The Upcycled City: Reclaiming the Street

The Upcycled City: Reclaiming the Street | Lorraine's Australian Geography Curriculum YR 7 : Place and Liveability | Scoop.it

Despite an admittedly strong preference for the automobile, Los Angeles and other forward-thinking cities are now re-allocating public (and private) land away from the car so that people can use the space for other purposes. 

The automobile remains the best transportation option in all but a few U.S. cities. However, we can strike a better balance with how we use the precious resource of space in our cities. By dedicating so much land to traveling comfortably and quickly by car, we miss out on using that land to create interesting places to travel to. While some communities may still require copious amounts of parking and travel lanes, others are developing different neighborhood priorities, like green space, local business presence, or better biking and walking infrastructure. We need to plan for flexibility, for the accommodation of what we cannot yet imagine.


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Bengaluru Most Liveable Indian City, Singapore Globaly

Bengaluru Most Liveable Indian City, Singapore Globaly | Lorraine's Australian Geography Curriculum YR 7 : Place and Liveability | Scoop.it
According to rankings by ECA International, Bengaluru is the most liveable Indian city for Asian expats followed by Mumbai, Chennai, Pune, Hyderabad, Kolkata and New Delhi
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Growth and liveability in the Australian regional towns

Growth and liveability in the Australian regional towns | Lorraine's Australian Geography Curriculum YR 7 : Place and Liveability | Scoop.it
The main driver behind the growth and liveablity of Australian regional towns, especially of those in Queensland and Western Australia...
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Councillors identify lifestyle, balance as keys to 2015 - Toowoomba Chronicle

Councillors identify lifestyle, balance as keys to 2015 - Toowoomba Chronicle | Lorraine's Australian Geography Curriculum YR 7 : Place and Liveability | Scoop.it
TOOWOOMBA region councillors have spoken to The Chronicle their plans and vision for 2015, including the second range crossing and railway parklands.
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Would You Guess There Are Fewer Amish Today? You'd Be So Wrong

Would You Guess There Are Fewer Amish Today? You'd Be So Wrong | Lorraine's Australian Geography Curriculum YR 7 : Place and Liveability | Scoop.it

"There’s no denying that the Amish are fascinating to the rest of us ("the English," in Amish terms).  We buy their furniture and jam, and may occasionally spot their buggies when driving on country roads through America’s heartland.  Many may not realize, however, that though the Amish make up only a tiny percentage of Americans (less than 0.1 percent), the Amish population has grown enormously since the early 1960s, with much of the increase occurring in the last two decades." 


Tags:  population, USA, folk cultures, culture, religion


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A lifestyle influence on perceptions of the liveability of places. 

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Kristin Mandsager San Bento's curator insight, January 27, 5:05 PM

I am surprised that there is an increase in the Amish population.  I find the reality shows about the Amish poor viewing.  Especially that goofy show Amish Mafia.  That is the worst show ever.  Why has there been an increase in the last two decades?  Are they worried about their population?  Is it an unstated rule in their society to produce X amount of offspring?  How long can they continue to keep the outside world out or at a distance?  

Joshua Mason's curator insight, January 28, 8:14 PM

I've been to "Amish Country" in Pennsylvania a couple times, most recently in 2011 on a band trip in high school. We got to tour an Amish farm house that was moved and recreated in a more modern area, specifically right next to a Target (The entrance was in the parking lot of the Target, something I couldn't help but laugh about.) I found it very interesting to learn about their culture and why they do things a certain way. I asked one of the docents if they get many converts and she said they don't but she has heard of a couple of cases. 

After that response, I was kind of surprised to read this article and find out that their community is growing, especially at such exponential rates. The family size theory though is very believable. For a community that uses farming and crafts as their main source of income, a large number of hands would be needed to help sustain the family. 

Chris Plummer's curator insight, February 15, 12:41 PM

Summary- According to this graph, it is evident that many more Amish are here today than ever before. Even though this map only displays settlements(484), more than 1 person can be living in a settlement meaning there is a lot more Amish than you would think. amish make up less then 0.1 percent of our population just showing how many people actually live in America.

 

Insight- The amish religion is growing exponentially, especially in the last two decades. (1964 - 2014). Being a folk culture, they are relativly large. They amish do not exploit their religion because of this reason as well, but with they growing population many people are taking notice of them. 

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This Map Shows Why Almost Nobody Lives In Most Of Canada

This Map Shows Why Almost Nobody Lives In Most Of Canada | Lorraine's Australian Geography Curriculum YR 7 : Place and Liveability | Scoop.it
Canada: land-wise, it's one of the world's biggest countries, but population-wise, it's anything but.

A map posted to Imgur on Thursday shows us precisely why.



The map comes from the Government of Canada's "Plant Hardiness Site," ...

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Danielle Lip's curator insight, January 28, 8:38 PM

Everyone always says how no one lives in Canada and after seeing the temperatures I would not want to live there either. With cold temperatures not many crops can grow so farmers would not find this region assessable because money could not be made. Weather and temperature can become a major factor to a lot of physical means of living such as food to eat, a place to keep warm and transportation. With cold temperatures; food will have to be grown which is a hard task, which makes it hard to heat the home since money is not coming in from the crops being sold and without money fuel can not be put in cars to go to different locations. The cold weather can affect many peoples lives and not many people are aware of this because these temperatures are not where they live. That is why not many people live in Canada.


Bearable temperatures are only towards the cities where most people in Canada live. On this map the brighter colors such as the yellows and browns show warmer temperatures and the purples and grey's show extreme cold. 

Felix Ramos Jr.'s curator insight, January 30, 10:50 AM

This map and commentary is meant to put Canada's population-to-land ratio in perspective and a reason why the low ratio has developed.  Canada, although among the biggest landmasses out of any country in the world, is not heavily populated due, in large part, to its physical characteristics.  As the map shows, temperatures in most locations of the country are not conducive to plant-life.  Whereas agriculture is not the end-all be-all for human-life, the capability of growing crops definitely plays a factor in where populations were and are willing to cluster. 

Jared Medeiros's curator insight, February 4, 6:25 PM

 While Canada is very cold during the winter, to say that people shouldn't live there because plants don't might be a little excessive.  These temperatures are clearly only in the winter time and are extreme lows.  Canada in the summertime is quite beautiful, has plenty of vegetation and is probably very pleasant and comfortable to live.  Just like people who live in very hot, uncomfortable areas, i'm sure the inhabitants of Canada adapt to the colder season and take great pride in where they live.

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Flooding Risk From Climate Change, Country by Country

Flooding Risk From Climate Change, Country by Country | Lorraine's Australian Geography Curriculum YR 7 : Place and Liveability | Scoop.it
A new analysis of sea levels and flood risk around the world offers more evidence that the brunt of climate change will not be borne equally.
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Designing an 'All-Ages-Friendly City'


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oyndrila's curator insight, October 3, 2014 10:44 AM

I think designing such cities is the future of urban environments. As some cities have a growing population of young dependants; while others have increased ageing population.

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The Global Liveability Index Shows Us The World’s Best Places To Live

The Global Liveability Index Shows Us The World’s Best Places To Live | Lorraine's Australian Geography Curriculum YR 7 : Place and Liveability | Scoop.it
The Economist Intelligence Unit's (EIU) most recent liveability ranking shows cities in Australia, Canada, Austria, Finland and New Zealand as the ideal destinations, but is this ranking a true reflection of the cities we live in and will it be...
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Benjamin Ewart's curator insight, September 25, 2014 11:46 PM

EIU with full country rankings....similar to Canadian article but great for raw data for students to graph (interconnections, place).

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Urban Plunge – wild swimming in the city - Icon Magazine

Urban Plunge – wild swimming in the city - Icon Magazine | Lorraine's Australian Geography Curriculum YR 7 : Place and Liveability | Scoop.it
Curator Jane Withers discusses her exhibition that presents proposals to reclaim our rivers and harbours An exhibition at the Roca London Gallery pres...
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Improving urban liveability - reconnecting people to waterways 

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Benjamin Ewart's curator insight, September 25, 2014 11:53 PM

Reclaiming built city spaces for leisure activities we associate with natural environments. Great for looking at Change, Environment, Place, Space.

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Place & liveability youtube

Teaching resource for Year 7 Geography uit on place 7 liveability. Watch the video. Which place do youthink is te best place to live? Watch again and give each place a "liveability" rating...
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Emma Lupo's curator insight, October 20, 2014 9:42 PM

Intro activity 

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New layers for NSW Globe - Spatial Source

New layers for NSW Globe - Spatial Source | Lorraine's Australian Geography Curriculum YR 7 : Place and Liveability | Scoop.it
A new layer group has been added to the NSW Globe that includes education and medical facilities.
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Access to services and facilities - impacts liveability. Great ICT application. 

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Stockholm's Newest Parking Garage Is Only For Bikes

Stockholm's Newest Parking Garage Is Only For Bikes | Lorraine's Australian Geography Curriculum YR 7 : Place and Liveability | Scoop.it
700 bike spots, lockers, and showersand not an engine in sight.
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The best place for expats: Singapore thrashes Hong Kong on global liveability index

The best place for expats: Singapore thrashes Hong Kong on global liveability index | Lorraine's Australian Geography Curriculum YR 7 : Place and Liveability | Scoop.it
The best place for expats: Singapore thrashes Hong Kong on global liveability index
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Adelaide makes New York Times hot list

Adelaide makes New York Times hot list | Lorraine's Australian Geography Curriculum YR 7 : Place and Liveability | Scoop.it
Still basking in the glory of a number five spot on EIUs Global Liveability Index of 2014, Adelaide has landed itself on another coveted list.
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Greenbelts make cities more livable, affordable and transit-friendly - The Globe and Mail

Greenbelts make cities more livable, affordable and transit-friendly - The Globe and Mail | Lorraine's Australian Geography Curriculum YR 7 : Place and Liveability | Scoop.it
Despite arguments that growth boundaries raise housing costs, Canadian evidence shows that they cut urban sprawl and transit-infrastructure costs
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▶ Haas&Hahn: How painting can transform communities - YouTube

Artists Jeroen Koolhaas and Dre Urhahn create community art by painting entire neighborhoods, and involving those who live there — from the favelas of Rio to...
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On a Warmer Planet, Which Cities Will Be Safest?

On a Warmer Planet, Which Cities Will Be Safest? | Lorraine's Australian Geography Curriculum YR 7 : Place and Liveability | Scoop.it
Scientists trying to predict the consequences of climate change see few havens from future storms, floods and droughts. But some regions will fare much better than others.
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London, Paris… Canberra? The best city in the world to live

London, Paris… Canberra? The best city in the world to live | Lorraine's Australian Geography Curriculum YR 7 : Place and Liveability | Scoop.it

TheCANBERRANS have always known it, but now it’s official. The nation’s capital is the best city in the world to live.

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There are many different measures of urban liveability - used to make global comparisons - they change every year so keep top to date. 

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The amazing floating cities of China: Entire bays covered by homes

The amazing floating cities of China: Entire bays covered by  homes | Lorraine's Australian Geography Curriculum YR 7 : Place and Liveability | Scoop.it
The pictures - taken in Luoyuan Bay, in south-eastern China's Fujian province - show a mass of ramshackle wooden homes and huts floating far out into the sea.

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Emma Lupo's curator insight, October 20, 2014 7:38 PM

Infrastructure - housing

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GOOD.is | Infographic: Infographic: Four Requirements for a Bikeable City

GOOD.is | Infographic: Infographic: Four Requirements for a Bikeable City | Lorraine's Australian Geography Curriculum YR 7 : Place and Liveability | Scoop.it

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oyndrila's curator insight, September 14, 2014 12:28 PM

An excellent infographic to understand the conditions necessary to develop a sustainable  system of transport using bicycles.

Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, September 16, 2014 7:12 PM

Sustainability and liveability of urban communities 

Benjamin Ewart's curator insight, September 25, 2014 11:44 PM

Bikeability of the city...looking at Place and Liveability through perspectives (Sustainability and Scale)

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Several SSA cities amongst the least liveable - CNBCAfrica.com

Several SSA cities amongst the least liveable - CNBCAfrica.com | Lorraine's Australian Geography Curriculum YR 7 : Place and Liveability | Scoop.it
Several SSA cities amongst the least liveable CNBCAfrica.com “Assessing liveability has a broad range of uses, from benchmarking perceptions of development levels to assigning a hardship allowance as part of expatriate relocation packages.” The...
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Benjamin Ewart's curator insight, September 25, 2014 11:50 PM

Least liveable cities through looking at SSA (Sub Saharan Africa) countries. Opportunity to look at factors to liveability. (Place, Environment, Change)

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Does multiculturalism make a city more "liveable"? - SBS

Does multiculturalism make a city more "liveable"? - SBS | Lorraine's Australian Geography Curriculum YR 7 : Place and Liveability | Scoop.it
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Melbourne recently got the top spot in the Economist Intelligence Unit's Global Liveability Index, out of 150 capitals.
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