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Amazing Science: Green Energy Postings

Amazing Science: Green Energy Postings | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it

Green energy is the sustainable provision of energy that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. Green energy includes natural energetic processes that can be harnessed with little pollution. Anaerobic digestion, geothermal power, wind power, small-scale hydropower, solar energy, biomass power, tidal power, wave power, and some forms of nuclear power which are able to "burn" nuclear waste through nuclear transmutation and therefore belong in the "Green Energy" category.


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Sustainability - options for energy

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, August 9, 2013 9:20 PM

Great teaching resources, Thank you for sharing.

Aulde de B's curator insight, August 10, 2013 11:44 AM

great posts with alot of little known information. Worth reading.

Steve Mattison's curator insight, August 10, 2013 11:55 PM

Green is the future!

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

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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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Jakarta Urges Its Rural Migrants to Go Home

Jakarta Urges Its Rural Migrants to Go Home | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
Indonesia’s government has resurrected its “Return to Village” movement.
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Chapter 6 Urbanisation Causes and consequences

6.15 Indonesia's rapid urbanisation *

6.16 Will Jakarta sustain its growth? *

 

 

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New York's remodelled Governors Island has built-in climate change defense

New York's remodelled Governors Island has built-in climate change defense | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
Amid rising seas, a park on the island uses Dutch ingenuity to protect itself while maintaining its beauty – with barely a seawall to be seen
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World Population Day – a snapshot of Australia’s population by state

World Population Day – a snapshot of Australia’s population by state | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
McCrindle - Forecasts | Strategy | Research
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Australia's urban future

Population will impact on urban processes and planning 

 

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Chapter 10 Managing and planning Australia's urban future 

10.1 40 million in 40 years

10.2 - 10.7 and Geothink - Planning strategies for Australia's capital cities - suburbanisation, consolidation, renewal, transit oriented development (TOD), decentralisation etc... each strategy focus on one city as an example. 

10.8 Creating sustainable cities

10.9 Minimising brisk

Geothink - Applying knowledge and skills 

 

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'There is no escape': Nairobi's air pollution sparks Africa health warning

'There is no escape': Nairobi's air pollution sparks Africa health warning | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
Pollution in the Kenyan capital is ‘beyond imagination’.
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The great leap upward: China's Pearl River Delta, then and now

The great leap upward: China's Pearl River Delta, then and now | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
The Pearl River Delta has witnessed the most rapid urban expansion in human history – a predominantly agricultural region transformed into the world’s largest continuous city.
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All the World’s Immigration Visualized in 1 Map

All the World’s Immigration Visualized in 1 Map | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
This map shows the estimated net immigration (inflows minus outflows) by origin and destination country between 2010 and 2015. Blue circles = positive net migration (more inflows). Red circles = negative net migration (more outflows).
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Gurgaon: what life is like in the Indian city built by private companies

Gurgaon: what life is like in the Indian city built by private companies | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
Businesses are behind the growth of the north India city – providing sewage, waste disposal and even fire services – but is all well in privatised paradise?
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Inequalities in cities created by private companies
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A breath of fresh air: visualising air pollution

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At Carbon Visuals we have been thinking about air pollution: why it needs visualisation and how best to visualise it. The topic is finally getting  the attention it deserves thanks in part to recent epidemiological studies  that have revealed how deadly it is on a global scale. Air pollution is estimated to cause 7 million premature deaths per year; that’s about 20  thousand deaths a day.

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Air pollution is a consequence of urbanisation.

This visualisation makes particle sizes visible to enhance understanding 

 

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Chapter 6

6.8 Urban air quality: Fit to breathe?

 

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Why ‘TOD’ will be the most important change Brisbane will see in the next decade

Why ‘TOD’ will be the most important change Brisbane will see in the next decade | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
What is ‘TOD’ and why is it the most important change Brisbane will see over the next decade and beyond? With more people moving into SEQ, it’s the change cities around the world are adopting, and fast.
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China Leads East Asia's Massive Urban Growth (5 charts)

China Leads East Asia's Massive Urban Growth (5 charts) | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
“If everyone who recently migrated to cities in the region were a country unto themselves, it would be the world's sixth largest.”
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FRANK FEATHER ~ Business Futurist's curator insight, January 31, 2015 3:58 PM

Urbanization in China is unprecedented, and will continue. I personally am opposed to this strategy as it leads to massive congestion and environmental problems. As the information revolution continues, there is less and less need for centralization (an industrial era concept); rather, life and commerce can be greatly decentralized across networks with large geographic reach.

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Rajshahi: the city that took on air pollution – and won

Rajshahi: the city that took on air pollution – and won | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
In Bangladesh, one of the world’s most polluted cities has led the way globally in ridding itself of harmful PM10 particles
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Huge growth in the west will swamp us without better infrastructure: council

Huge growth in the west will swamp us without better infrastructure: council | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
When John Gibbons arrived as a councillor at the then Shire of Werribee 20 years ago, it was growing - but not particularly quickly.
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Australia's urban future Housing our growing population
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Our future is in cities: Add your voice and help shape a new urban agenda

Our future is in cities: Add your voice and help shape a new urban agenda | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
I first visited Mongolia in 2005. Like most people, I pictured it as a country of nomadic horse riders herding livestock across the vast steppes.
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High-speed rail? At $200 billion we'd better get it right

High-speed rail? At $200 billion we'd better get it right | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
Peter Newman, Curtin University
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A change that could influence the concentration of settlement in Australia and the size and distribution of urban places
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The curse of urban sprawl: how cities grow, and why this has to change

The curse of urban sprawl: how cities grow, and why this has to change | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
The total area covered by the world’s cities is set to triple in the next 40 years – eating up farmland and threatening the planet’s sustainability. Ahead of the latest Urban Age conference, Mark Swilling says it is time to stop the sprawl

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Consequences of urbanisation


 

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London Slaps Polluting Vehicles With a High New Charge

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It’s just the beginning of a major anti-pollution effort.

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Consequences of urbanisation - pollution / air quality  

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Melbourne doomed to yet more concrete wasteland

Melbourne doomed to yet more concrete wasteland | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
What a sad trend for the world's most liveable city to be leading.
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Australia's urban future
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2016 Olympics: What Rio doesn’t want the world to see

Rio is hiding poor people. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO The 2016 Olympics are set to begin in just over a month in Rio de Janeiro. As th
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Who will breathe life back into Europe's dying villages?

Who will breathe life back into Europe's dying villages? | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
When villages across Spain, Portugal and Italy are abandoned, the regions' unique culture and heritage is lost, too.
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University of Plymouth - The Carbon Footprint

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The University of Plymouth adds 11 thousand tonnes of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere every year. But what does that look like?

This animated film illustrates this footprint using the campus itself for scale and shows a ‘success’ story’ where emissions have been reduced.

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Visualising CO2 emissions 

 

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Chapter 6

6.9 Carbon footprint of cities 

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Five ways Sydney could become an even better place to live

Five ways Sydney could become an even better place to live | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
For the past few months, metropolitan Sydney has been engaged in a healthy debate about whether the pace and scale of development are eroding Sydneysiders
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The Ever-Expanding Slums

"Slums lack:

- Permanent housing - Sufficient space - Clean water - Sanitation - Personal safety
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World's Largest Slums
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Another GREAT resource to show to Geography students! 
Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, July 2, 12:29 AM

The liveability of urban slums in the developing world makes an interesting study linking access to services and facilities, community identity, social connectedness, environmental quality and safety. 

 

Follow an introduction to slums using this video clip and 8.11 with the following resources that investigate the impact of rapid urbanisation on the liveability of cities.

 

Slums are a consequence of urbanisation studied in more depth  in Changing Places (Stage 9) - consequences of urbanisation. Limit the study of slums to liveability issues in stage 4 or an introduction to factors influencing liveability. 

 

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Chapter 7: Liveability:Measurement and environmental factors 

7.6 Access to shelter

Chapter 8 Urban, rural and remote places

8.6 An urban world

8.7 Why go to town?

8.8 Large cities attract people

8.10 Skyscrapers and slums

8.11 Kibera slums and flying toilets

Geothink people live in cities - Figure 8.14.3

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Photographs of Rapid Development of Chongqing

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“If you’re measuring by sheer space, Chongqing is the largest city in China. Over the last few decades, it has grown so large that in 1997 its status was changed from that of a city in Sichuan province to a direct-controlled municipality; it was essentially made its own mini-province. In the latest project from Tim Franco, Metamorpolis, the Shanghai-based photographer seeks to document the 21st century mega-city, in all its gritty magnitude.”
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FRANK FEATHER ~ Business Futurist's curator insight, May 6, 2015 1:55 PM

These photos show you the helter-skelter development of major Chinese cities over the past 20 years. Chongqing was one the the last major cities to start modernizing because it is so far inland.

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37 maps that explain how America is a nation of immigrants

37 maps that explain how America is a nation of immigrants | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
It's the 50th anniversary of the law that created our modern immigration system. Here's how it shaped our ongoing immigrant heritage
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