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American Centroid Helps To Trace Path Of U.S. Migration

American Centroid Helps To Trace Path Of U.S. Migration | Lorraine's  Changing nations | Scoop.it

"David Greene talks to writer Jeremy Miller about the American Centroid. That's the place where an imaginary, flat, weightless and rigid map of the U.S. would balance perfectly if all 300 million of us weighed the exact same."


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The centre of population in the USA has moved further inland and southward compared to Australia. Comparing urbanisation in USA and Australia.

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Al Picozzi's curator insight, August 4, 2013 1:45 PM

Awesome way to show how the settlement of the US continues to move west with the population growing on the West Coast at a faster rate.  If you look at the biggest jump between 1850 and 1860 it shows the mass immigration into the US and the further migration to the western part of the US especailly with the gold rush starting in 1849.  Great littel piece of information.

Blake Welborn's curator insight, November 11, 2013 10:33 PM

Informative, short podcast that details the changing migration of the US. This allows for the comparison of migration and time and the effects of migration over the years in the US. 

Emily Bian's curator insight, October 17, 2014 7:32 PM

The center of the U.S. population moves about every 10 years. 

In our APHUG textbook, it also talked about the center moving west. It also talks about the patterns and shifts of migration in the U.S going more west and south now, than before. I wonder if the trend will continue?  

It relates because we talked about this map in APHUG class, and it was in the textbook. The population trend is moving Southwest.

This is interesting for next year's APHUG students, because they get to see a population trend right in the US! It's a good article to think about why population trends are the way it is.

2) migration

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Australians flock to Melbourne as Victoria becomes Australia's fastest growing state

Australians flock to Melbourne as Victoria becomes Australia's fastest growing state | Lorraine's  Changing nations | Scoop.it
Victoria has overtaken Western Australia to become Australia's fastest-growing state while Melbourne is its biggest-growing city.
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A visualization of migration flows

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World Population: 6,853,328,460Migrants in the world: 215,738,321

Almost 216 million people, or 3.15% of the world population, live outside their countries. 

Click on a country box to know more about migration flow to/from that country.

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Sydney's population touches 200,000 for first time

Sydney's population touches 200,000 for first time | Lorraine's  Changing nations | Scoop.it
The City of Sydney has near-doubled its population over the past two decades to 200,000 and is growing so fast that it will add a further 50,000 residents over the next 7 years, new city figures show.
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Australian Curriculum

The differences in urban concentration and urban settlement patterns between Australia and the United States of America, and their causes and consequences

The management and planning of Australia’s urban future (ACHGK059)

The reasons for and effects of internal migration in Australia (ACHGK056)

The reasons for and effects of international migration in Australia (ACHGK058)

The management and planning of Australia’s urban future (ACHGK059)


GeoWorld 8

Chapter 6: Urbanisation: causes and consequences

Chapter 7: Comparing urbanisation: Australia and the USA

Chapter 8: The changing nation: international and internal migration

Chapter 10: Managing and planning Australia’s urban future

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How just 6 cities dominate America's economy

How just 6 cities dominate America's economy | Lorraine's  Changing nations | Scoop.it
These cities make up nearly a quarter of the entire U.S. economy

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Urbanisation and the rise of the city

Urbanisation and the rise of the city | Lorraine's  Changing nations | Scoop.it
Explore the latest urban trends, their causes and how they affect people’s lives in our global data interactive.
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An excellent site for introducing urbanisation trends and spatial patterns 


Australian Curriculum

The causes and consequences of urbanisation, drawing on a study from Indonesia, or another country of the Asia region (ACHGK054)


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Chapter 6.: Urbanisation. Causes and consequences 

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South Africa plans for mass urban migration

South Africa plans for mass urban migration | Lorraine's  Changing nations | Scoop.it
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The causes and consequences of urbanisation, drawing on a study from Indonesia, or another country of the Asia region (ACHGK054)


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Chapter 6: Urbanisation. Causes and consequences

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Wuhan's Drive to be China's Car City

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With good transport links and a cheap, well-educated labour force, Hubei’s provincial capital aims to corner the Chinese automobile-building sector

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Urbanisation in inland China to be driven by manufacturing

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FRANK FEATHER ~ Business Futurist's curator insight, April 7, 12:14 PM

Wuhan and Chongqing are the two largest car manufacturing centers in China and the world. They will continue to grow and will be the largest manufacturing centers of any kind in China, especially as the Yangtze development process moves upstream from Shanghai.

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Scenes from the Chinese economic miracle in Shanghai

Scenes from the Chinese economic miracle in Shanghai | Lorraine's  Changing nations | Scoop.it
A symbol of Shanghai's new, financial strength in the world, this collection of skyscrapers, including the Oriental Pearl (TV) Tower, were constructed in just the last 25 years in an area that used to be rice paddy fields.

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FRANK FEATHER ~ Business Futurist's curator insight, December 7, 2014 11:02 AM

These images don't do it justice, but still.

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It is true ... China used More Cement in 3 yrs than did USA in entire 20th Century.

It is true ... China used More Cement in 3 yrs than did USA in entire 20th Century. | Lorraine's  Changing nations | Scoop.it
How the craziest statistic about Chinese growth turned out to be true

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FRANK FEATHER ~ Business Futurist's curator insight, March 24, 4:27 PM

Unbelievable construction data speak to China's astonishingly fast speed of development. But it is true.

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Mapping Migration in the United States

Mapping Migration in the United States | Lorraine's  Changing nations | Scoop.it
An interactive map showing nationwide migration patterns in the United States since 1900.
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Great map to interpret population distribution and migration patterns

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China (not Mexico) is the top source of new immigrants to the U.S.

China (not Mexico) is the top source of new immigrants to the U.S. | Lorraine's  Changing nations | Scoop.it

"In 2013, China replaced Mexico as the top sending country for immigrants to the United States. This followed a decade where immigration from China and India increased while immigration from Mexico decreased."


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Migration changes nations and settlement patterns -  USA

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Eden Eaves's curator insight, May 26, 6:14 PM

The racial and ethnic composition of immigration flows to the United States has been changing over the past few years. In 2000, almost half (41.2%) of all foreign-born immigrants were Hispanic, compared with 23.6 percent for the non-Hispanic Asian population. Since 2009 there has been a change making Asians 34.7% and Hispanics 30.1%. now it has changed even more with Asians 40.2%and Hispanics 25.5%.

I think the tables are turning for immigrants into the United States because Asians can see the opportunities over here and many come here for college because they have a more likely chance of being accepted. 

Molly McComb's curator insight, May 27, 11:13 AM

Showing the different numbers of refugees have changed over time and what country they are from. As of now, Mexico is not the leading country that produces refugees in the US, its china. People have now migrated due to different economic patterns, and as economies change so do the refugees. 

Gareth Jukes's curator insight, May 27, 12:31 PM

Push and pull factors, and migration in relation to employment and quality of life-

This article explains how China in 2013 had more immigrants going to the US than Mexico. The reasons why were because of jobs and better life styles in the US.

This article represents push and pull factors, and migration in relation to employment and quality of life by showing why china had more immigrants going to the US because of job opportunities and better life styles.

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The Cost of Sprawl: A Comparison to Campact city. | METALOCUS

The Cost of Sprawl: A Comparison to Campact city. | METALOCUS | Lorraine's  Changing nations | Scoop.it
Sidewalks, water and wastewater pipes, schools and libraries, police and fire protection, and of course, roads. And whether the costs are paid by the homeowner, the local government, or businesses, the lower density in the suburbs leads to higher costs to operate, maintain and replace all these services.
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The village and the girl

The village and the girl | Lorraine's  Changing nations | Scoop.it
She spent her childhood working in the fields, feeding the family’s pigs. The destruction of rural China became for Xiao Zhang a liberation - and an opportunity. This is the story of how her life changed as much as her country.
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Urbanisation in China - transformation of rural China

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Visualizing Which Countries People Are Trying To Get Away From, And Where They're Going

Visualizing Which Countries People Are Trying To Get Away From, And Where They're Going | Lorraine's  Changing nations | Scoop.it
A new tool combines country-level and census data to reveal how people move across the planet.
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Urban forest - Melbourne in bid to increase Australia's green spaces

Urban forest - Melbourne in bid to increase Australia's green spaces | Lorraine's  Changing nations | Scoop.it
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Australian Curriculum


The causes and consequences of urbanisation, drawing on a study from Indonesia, or another country of the Asia region (ACHGK054)


The management and planning of Australia’s urban future (ACHGK059)



GeoWorld 8

Chapter 6: Urbanisation. Causes and consequences

Chapter 10: Managing and planning Australia's urban future

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Interactive maps: Mexico-USA migration channels

Interactive maps: Mexico-USA migration channels | Lorraine's  Changing nations | Scoop.it
In several previous posts we have looked at specific migration channels connecting Mexico to the USA: From Morelos to Minnesota; case study of a migrant...

 

This is an excellent way to show examples of chain migration and the gravity model...students will understand the concepts with concretes examples. These interactive maps have crisp geo-visualizations of the migratory flows.


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Jason Schneider's curator insight, February 3, 4:09 PM

When it comes to ethnic groups in the United States, many of the hispanic/mexican ancestors occur in the southwestern area of the United States. That's obviously because Mexico is southwest of the United States. When it comes to emigrating from Mexico, individuals immigrate to the United States (mostly southwest of the United States) so they can live a different, hopefully better economy. Plus, they try to escape the gang violence and drug violence in Mexico.

Alexa Earl's curator insight, March 14, 1:05 PM

This is a good representation of chain migration.

Devyn Hantgin's curator insight, April 3, 1:46 PM

Migration

This map show the most popular migratory flows of migration from Mexico to the US. 

This ties into our unit about migration because many Mexicans migrate to the US every year. This map shows the patterns and paths of the migration. 

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Migration: Are more people on the move than ever before?

Migration: Are more people on the move than ever before? | Lorraine's  Changing nations | Scoop.it
Migration: Are more people on the move than ever before?
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Australian Curriculum

The causes and consequences of urbanisation, drawing on a study from Indonesia, or another country of the Asia region (ACHGK054)


The reasons for and effects of international migration in Australia (ACHGK058)


Geoworld 8

Chapter 6: Urbanisation: Causes and consequences

Chapter 8 The changing nation: international and internal migration

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Heat islands causing min temp to rise

Heat islands causing min temp to rise | Lorraine's  Changing nations | Scoop.it
More and more people are likely to die or suffer morbidity due to heat stress in the capital in the coming years.
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Australian Curriculum

The causes and consequences of urbanisation, drawing on a study from Indonesia, or another country of the Asia region (ACHGK054)


GeoWorld 8

Chapter 6: Urbanisation: Causes and consequences

(integrating studies of India and Indonesia)

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India’s Urbanisation Experiences

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Free  publication to download 


Australian Curriculum

The causes and consequences of urbanisation, drawing on a study from Indonesia, or another country of the Asia region (ACHGK054)


GeoWorld 8

Chapter 6: Urbanisation Causes and Consequences. India 6.4 - 6.12 


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World's largest cities are morphing into overcrowded 'mega regions' defined by poverty and pollution, UN report warns

World's largest cities are morphing into overcrowded 'mega regions' defined by poverty and pollution, UN report warns | Lorraine's  Changing nations | Scoop.it

little out of date but stillThe continuing growth of urban areas is likely to be one of the most significant factors affecting society over the next 50 years.

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A little out of date but still highly relevant 

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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 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, 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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Rapid Development of Chongqing, a 21st Century Megacity

Rapid Development of Chongqing, a 21st Century Megacity | Lorraine's  Changing nations | Scoop.it
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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Where We Came From and Where We Went, State by State

Where We Came From and Where We Went, State by State | Lorraine's  Changing nations | Scoop.it

Migration is nation changing - impacts on settle;ement patterns and population densities/ Updated charts now show two views: where people who live in each state were born, and where people who were born in a state moved to.

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The Pearl River Delta: A City of Cities

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 The Chinese Pearl River delta region exemplifies China's rapid urbanisation

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