Eight of the top 10 scoring cities in the Economic Intelligence Unit's annual Liveability Survey are in Australia and Canada. But where's top? (The latest Liveability Survey is out and Canada has three cities in the Top 10 - well done!
Cities Today Why transport projects must make cities more liveable Cities Today We have to be more mindful of how a project can benefit the larger cause of city renewal or improvement and in particular, the opportunities and benefits it can bring...
This is a personal review of one Textbook for the Australian Curriculum Geography.
Geoworld 7 is published by Macmillan Education Australia and is on the shelves in most states now. Other editions will be there very soon.
Lorraine Chaffer's insight:
Looking for a textbook that gives you and your students choice and engaging studies ? Geoworld 7 was written to engage students and facilitate student centred learning.
The key concepts, cross curriculum priorities and skills are integrated into double page spreads saving teachers time.
If finding that elusive material on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples to meet AC priorities has you frustrated the look no further - this book excels in this area.
The online teaching program suggests strategies for choosing content that suits you and your students and provides templates for group work.
Don't be overwhelmed by the volume of content because choice is good and brings the subject alive.
If you are looking for a text that just covers the curriculum content and decides everything you teach then this text might not be for you.
However if you want to challenge your students to think outside the square, learn about the world around them , make choices about the examples they use and work independently or in groups for a portion of their studies of Geography as well as incorportaing ICT you really should give the Geoworld series a try.
This list attempts to pinpoint the 10 safest countries in the world by analyzing the Global Peace Index, or GPI, of each country, taking into consideration homicide rates, levels of violent crime, nuclear capabilities and more.
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...
Your local park is likely playing a vital role in your city’s health, and probably your own too. Parks and other “green spaces” help keep cities cool, and as places of recreation, can help with health…
It is widely predicted that low-lying coral reef islands will drown as a result of sea-level rise, leaving their populations as environmental refugees. But new evidence now suggests that these small islands…
Large cities produce large amounts of trash and create a lot more to transport it to landfills. Looking at New York City as the site, local practice Present Architecture posits the ‘Green Loop’ as a solution to large scale waste management.
Intended to be used as a network along the city’s waterfront, the floating energy production oasis has a street-level composting facility, elevated park, and barges and railways to efficiently transport the compost to other locations. Trash is then transported only a short distance to the borough’s Green Loop which offers more public space as it responsibly processes waste, tackling two pertinent urban issues simultaneously.
The master plan proposes the construction of 10 hubs around the 520 miles of coast in the city effectively alleviating congestion issues and dramatically lowers unnecessary energy waste while contributing 125 acres of public park land.