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Resources  linked to the NSW Geography Syllabus K - 10  and Australian Curriculum Geography
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Growing pains - Geographical

Growing pains - Geographical | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
Population levels are rising and nowhere is this felt more keenly than in the world’s megacities – urban sprawls that each house over ten million people. But such growth brings with it a host of problems
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Department of Planning and Environment - Ingleside

Department of Planning and Environment - Ingleside | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
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Australia's urban future
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New York City Mapped All of its Trees and Calculated the Economic Benefits of Every Single One

New York City Mapped All of its Trees and Calculated the Economic Benefits of Every Single One | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
Public spaces, squares, and parks in New York City are administered by the city’s Department of Parks & Recreation (NYC Parks). In recen
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Office envy: are these the world's most sustainable workplaces? – in pictures

Office envy: are these the world's most sustainable workplaces? – in pictures | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
From treadmill desks and foam flushing toilets to solar powered offices and apps allowing employees to control temperature and light – a selection of the world’s most sustainable workplaces
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India will have 7 mega cities by 2030

India will have 7 mega cities by 2030 | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
India currently has five megacities. But heavy rural-to-urban migration will boost this figure to seven in the next 15 years.
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The world's worst traffic: can Jakarta find an alternative to the car?

The world's worst traffic: can Jakarta find an alternative to the car? | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
Attracted by the air-conditioning and the status, many of the 3.5 million people who commute into the hot and humid Indonesian capital come by car.
Lorraine Chaffer's insight:
Consequences of urbanization in Indonesia
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After a Tornado, Greensburg, Kansas, Rebuilt Green. Was It Worth It?

After a Tornado, Greensburg, Kansas, Rebuilt Green. Was It Worth It? | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
A decade ago, a tornado wiped out the small town of Greensburg, Kansas. But the town decided to rebuild—as a totally green community. Ten years out, has the green rebuilding program been successful, and is this a model that might be used by other towns? Or is going green harder than it seems?

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, November 15, 4:43 PM

If you haven't discovered the podcast "Placemakers" you are missing out.  The entire series centers around the challenges that confront different types of communities and the opportunities to improve the way things work. They present "stories about the spaces we inhabit and the people who shape them. Join us as we crisscross the country, introducing you to real people in real communities—people who make a difference in how we travel, work, and live. You’ll never look at your community the same way again."  And yes, that sounds like a whole lot of applied geography to me.   

 

Tagsplace, tornado, weather and climate, planning, podcast.

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What urban sprawl means for Melbourne’s food supply

What urban sprawl means for Melbourne’s food supply | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
Hear from Foodprint Melbourne Project Lead, Rachel Carey, about how population growth is threatening Melbourne's local food and vegetable supply.
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Sydney 2026

Sydney 2026 | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
See how we’ll live and how our city will work in 10 years.
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Changing Sydney
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Why European & American cities are dramatically different from one another

Why European & American cities are dramatically different from one another | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
Latest news on Environment, Green Energy, Sustainability, Climate Change, Plants, Animals and more.
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Human Landscapes of the American Southwest

Human Landscapes of the American Southwest | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
Snapshots of human impact on the landscape in Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, and Nevada
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Consequences of urbanisation
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Adelaide urban planners use Lego to help build a hi-tech future

Adelaide urban planners use Lego to help build a hi-tech future | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
The model is being used to raise awareness of the city's high-tech plans to become the world's first carbon-neutral city.
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'Mumbai is on the verge of imploding'

'Mumbai is on the verge of imploding' | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
Residents of this overburdened and polluted megacity are held hostage by a politician-builder nexus that allows rampant ‘development’ to fuel its descent into urban hell
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Two-wheel takeover: bikes outnumber cars for the first time in Copenhagen

Two-wheel takeover: bikes outnumber cars for the first time in Copenhagen | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
Denmark’s capital has reached a milestone in its journey to become a cycling city – there are now more bikes than cars on the streets. Can other cities follow?
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It's time to choose, Sydney: which future do we want?

It's time to choose, Sydney: which future do we want? | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
How can our city make every human a blessing, not a curse?
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Australia's urban future
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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  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
These sweltering cities could be much cooler and cleaner if they planted more trees
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Sustainability and liveability
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Living Cities

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We’re transforming government land into vibrant, connected and resilient urban places to meet the needs of our growing population.
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'Get off the square!': The unsubtle gentrification of Jakarta's old town

'Get off the square!': The unsubtle gentrification of Jakarta's old town | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
Fatahillah Square was once a bustling hub of culture and nightlife. Now street vendors are forcibly removed, and hundreds of homes have been demolished in order to build corporate plazas. Has the area lost its soul?
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Sydney 2016: Where we’ll live

Sydney 2016: Where we’ll live | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
Farewell to cars and quarter-acre blocks: how Sydney will overhaul the Great Australian Dream in 10 years’ time.
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Faster to Yunnan with new high-speed rail - People's Daily Online

Faster to Yunnan with new high-speed rail - People's Daily Online | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
The Shanghai-Kunming high-speed railway is set to open in late December, making the over 2,300 kil
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America’s First All-Renewable-Energy City

America’s First All-Renewable-Energy City | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
A decades-long commitment to sustainability has paid off with cheap electricity—and some pretty great homegrown food.
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Data: India's air pollution is now more deadly than China - Energydesk

Data: India's air pollution is now more deadly than China - Energydesk | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
Air pollution is causing more deaths in India than in China, according to new research. On average there were 3,283 premature deaths per day in India in 2015 as a result of particulate matter and ozone pollution, compared to 3,233 in China.
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A generation left behind: Millions of Chinese children abandoned as parents seek work - ABC News

A generation left behind: Millions of Chinese children abandoned as parents seek work - ABC News | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
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Here's Five Aussie Suburbs That Didn't Exist Five Years Ago

Here's Five Aussie Suburbs That Didn't Exist Five Years Ago | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
To celebrate World Geographic Information Systems Day -- yep, that's a thing -- aerial imagery and data visualisation company Nearmap has put together before and after images
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