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

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"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.

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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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A Green Infrastructure Guidebook for City Planners

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This new online resource showcases how communities across the country have successfully mitigated the effects of extreme weather by relying on green infrastructure.
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The Economist explains: The hype about China’s newest city

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UNTIL the start of this month, no one had ever heard of Xiongan. Today, it is the most talked-about place in China. When the government announced on April 1st that it would create “Xiongan New Area” as a metropolis from scratch, it immediately set off a frenzy.
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Edible Garden City

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Edible Gardens champions the Grow Your Own Food movement in land-scarce and import-dependent Singapore.
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Vox

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Barcelona is taking city streets back form cars, one block at a time:
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World of Change: Sprawling Shanghai : Feature Articles

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If you could go back in time to the 1980s, you would find a city that is drastically different than today’s Shanghai.
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Rising Waters Threaten China’s Rising Cities

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In the Pearl River Delta, breakneck development is colliding with the effects of climate change.
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12 eerie photos of enormous Chinese cities completely empty of people

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These cities have everything a city dweller needs: high-rise apartments, developed waterfronts, and skyscrapers.
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City vs sprawl: A tale of two Melbournes

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Melbourne is planning for hundreds of new apartments in the inner city, and more than a dozen new suburbs in the outer sprawl. So how does family life in the booming centre compare to the expanding fringes?
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How Bella Vista could look in 2037

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THE Hills most infamous and hated roundabout — the intersection of Norwest Blvd and Lexington Drive — is set to get traffic lights in a stopgap bid to improve traffic flow.
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Transport for London

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Walking has lots of health benefits, and Londoners are encouraged to walk for at least 20 minutes every day. We are working with local boroughs t
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Creating sustainable and liveable urban places
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Melbourne a magnet for Sydneysiders moving south

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Laura Blue isn't surprised to hear that hundreds of people are making the move to Melbourne from Sydney each week. She did, and she's loving it.
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Internal migration affects population distribution, density and concentrations of settlement in Australia.
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What makes a suburb liveable?

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There are the 16 factors that can make (or break) a neighbourhood, according to a new study.
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Melbourne's urban sprawl forces historic celery farm to relocate

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After more than 50 years of growing and harvesting celery on the outskirts of Melbourne, skyrocketing land values sees the Schreurs family relocating their cherished farm.
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22 photos that show China as you've never seen it before

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Some of Reuters best pictures of China - captured from above.
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Rising Waters Threaten China’s Rising Cities

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In the Pearl River Delta, breakneck development is colliding with the effects of climate change.
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Fresh Water for Shanghai : Image of the Day

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The fast-growing city has polluted waterways and a growing demand for clean tap water.
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Youth leave top-tier cities to escape soaring housing prices: survey - People's Daily Online

Youth leave top-tier cities to escape soaring housing prices: survey - People's Daily Online | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
BEIJING, April 11 (Xinhua) -- Young Chinese are choosing to leave top-tier cities due to soaring housing prices, according to a survey published by China Youth Daily Tuesday.
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Three charts on Australia's population shift and the big city squeeze

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Melbourne is Australia's most rapidly growing city, a title it wrested from Perth around 2013-14. Several of Australia's big cities are growing well above the national average population growth rate.
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Bursting at the seams: what you don't know about Melbourne's runaway growth

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Melbourne's population has been booming for a decade, but not like this. In the year to last June, the Bureau of Statistics estimates that almost a third o
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Melbourne's north booms, but the roads and rail that people need fail to keep up

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When Gaurav Surati moved to Australia 13 years ago, he went to Sydney. Shocked by the cost of living there, he came to Melbourne, moving to the city's nort
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heart in the right street - Create Streets

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Create Streets is a social enterprise which exists to to make it easier to develop high density, beautiful, street-based economically successful developments with strong local support and which residents will love for generations. Over the next fifteen ye
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Smog-filled Beijing is building a 'green necklace' around the city to curb pollution

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Beijing and the province of Hebei in China have proposed a 'green necklace' of trees and green belts to help combat air pollution and smog.
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Hijab: Veiled in Controversy

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Hijab is an Islamic concept of modesty and privacy, most notably expressed in women’s clothing that covers most of the body.

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Migration raises issues of cultural acceptance and integration 

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What is the geography of the hijab?  Covering one's head pre-dates Islam in the Middle East but many associate this practice strictly with Islam and only for women. Read this article (with teaching tips and supplemental resources) for more context on this cultural and religious practice.  

 

Tags: Islam, perspective, religion, culture, National Geographic.

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The Sydney Morning Herald

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Bicycle sharing is changing the face of Chinese cities.
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Solutions to urban congestion issues in a China
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