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What Pollution? Hong Kong Tourists Pose With Fake Skyline

What Pollution? Hong Kong Tourists Pose With Fake Skyline | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
Picture this: Tourists visiting one of your city's most prominent attractions are unable to see it because of smog, haze and a bevy of other airborne pollutants. What's the solution?

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Conseqences of urbanisation - fake views

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Jared Medeiros's curator insight, April 22, 2015 7:17 PM

Major cities in the world should take a deeper look into controlling pollution problems in their cities.  At some point, these places will no longer attract people to live in these areas, thus lowering the impact that these industries may have.  But as long as people are still living here by the millions and there is tourism, and buisness is booming, nothing will be done about the issue.

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, May 27, 2015 12:08 PM

Summer reading KQ4: pollution, smog, megacity, sustainability

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Pollution is a huge issue facing both Hong Kong, and the rest of China in general. So far the government  has done little to actually combat the problem. The Chinese governments response has been to pretend that the problem does not really exist. A fake skyline can just erase the problem. In reality dealing with the pollution issue would actually help the Chinese economy. When people seek to go on a vacation, they are seeking a destination that is clean and safe. Who wants to visit a place were, you have to ware a mask to prevent the breathing in of armful chemicals. A cleaner less polluted china would lead to an expanded tourism industry.

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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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Move over suburbia, Green Square offers new norm for urban living

Move over suburbia, Green Square offers new norm for urban living | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
The Green Square urban renewal area – expected to be Sydney's most densely populated area by 2030 – represents a new paradigm of urban living.
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Australia's urban future - planning to house a growing population
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Shenzhen – from rural village to the world's largest megalopolis

Shenzhen – from rural village to the world's largest megalopolis | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
When Leo Houng arrived in Shenzhen in 1974, it was an unremarkable Chinese settlement that ‘smelled of countryside’.
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Sustainable Cities: Nature-Based Solutions in Urban Design - Nature Works Everywhere

Sustainable Cities: Nature-Based Solutions in Urban Design - Nature Works Everywhere | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
In this set of activities, students are introduced to sustainability in the urban context. They will describe their vision of a sustainable city, identify the challenges facing cities, and discover the ecosystem services provided by nature.
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A warning for parched China: a city runs out of water

A warning for parched China: a city runs out of water | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
A city suddenly without water highlights northern China's water shortage.
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What It’s Like to Live in the World’s Most Polluted City

What It’s Like to Live in the World’s Most Polluted City | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
Delhi, the capital territory of India, is home to unbreathable air and undrinkable water.
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Causes and consequences of urbanisation 

Cross curriculum priority : ASIA

 

Geoworld 9 NSW

Chapter 6

6.4 - 6.12 India focus

6.8 Urban air quality

 

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How to cash in on China rise?

How to cash in on China rise? | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
There are 20 cities in China that are bigger than Melbourne and six that are bigger than Sydney and Melbourne combined.
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Urbanisation: causes and consequences 

Curriculum priority : Asia

 

Geoworld 9 NSW

Chapter 9

China: internal migration and urbanisation

 

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More than half US population lives amid dangerous air pollution, report warns

More than half US population lives amid dangerous air pollution, report warns | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
American Lung Association’s ‘state of the air’ report finds 166 million Americans are living in unhealthy ozone or particle pollution with serious health risks
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5 maps that show why cities rule the world

5 maps that show why cities rule the world | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
“ When the United Nations was founded in 1945”
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I Reshot Old Photos to See How China Has Changed Over 100 Years

I Reshot Old Photos to See How China Has Changed Over 100 Years | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
When most people travel, they think of travelling to a destination. Whether it’s climbing Mt. Fuji, gawking at the frescoes in the Vatican, or relishing sp
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China - urbanisation and change over time 

 

Geoworld 9 NSW

Chapter 9: China; internal migration and urbanisation

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What the Earth would look like if all the ice melted - YouTube

Video about the newest discoveries in space, medicine, and biotech along with science explainers. New video posted every Wednesday.
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A visual introduction to a study of Earth's landscapes and landforms. 

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New Delhi imposes driving restrictions to tackle choking smog

New Delhi imposes driving restrictions to tackle choking smog | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
India's capital has imposed restrictions that will take around a million cars off its roads for the second time this year, seeking to improve air quality in the world's most polluted capital.
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For those investigation the causes and consequences of urbanisation in India
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Superblocks to the rescue: Barcelona’s plan to give streets back to residents

Superblocks to the rescue: Barcelona’s plan to give streets back to residents | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
The Catalan capital’s radical new strategy will restrict traffic to a number of big roads, drastically reducing pollution and turning secondary streets into ‘citizen spaces’ for culture, leisure and the community...
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China plans to relocate over 2 million people this year. Why?

China plans to relocate over 2 million people this year. Why? | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
The Chinese government has announced a plan to relocate some of its poorest citizens to tackle poverty.
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Radical ideas turned Curitiba into Brazil's 'green capital'

Radical ideas turned Curitiba into Brazil's 'green capital' | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
As an architect and mayor, Jaime Lerner led the movement that transformed Curitiba into an environmentally friendly ‘laboratory for urban planning’. The secret?
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Megalophobia

Megalophobia | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
China’s biggest cities are afraid of growing bigger. They should not be
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Five Cities That Are Leading the Way in Urban Innovation

Five Cities That Are Leading the Way in Urban Innovation | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
WORLD From skyline gondolas to downtown “pink zones,” urban planners around the world are redefining what cities can be. (Wall Street Journal) Use our resources to learn more about the challenges of urban planning. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources, including today’s simple MapMaker Interactive map. Discussion Ideas Read through the…
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Causes and consequences of urbanisation

Australia's urban future 

Key concepts - sustainability 

 

Geoworld 9

Chapter 6: Urbanisation: causes and consequences

6.6 Consequences of urbanisation

6.19 Urban sustainability toolbag

Indian cities 6.4 - 6.7, 6.11, 6.12 

Singapore 6.13 

 

Chapter 10: Managing and planning Australia's urban future

10.1 - 10.10 

 

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Urgent space-saving measures are needed

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“ Green spaces will be more, not less important as the city develops.”
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Kids Mapping Their Slums in India Are Influencing Urban Planning Policies

Kids Mapping Their Slums in India Are Influencing Urban Planning Policies | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
A new project aims to give young Indians a voice in the city-development process.
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Urban planning - India 

Dealing with consequences of urbanisation 

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Sydney Metro Northwest - Education Curriculum

Sydney Metro Northwest - Education Curriculum | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
The North West Rail Link project provides Primary and Secondary school students with a case study about the planning, designing and building of a modern railway system.
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Australias Urban future

While the focus is on transport the underlying pressures of populatioin growh, urbanisation, transit oriented development and accessibility are relevant. 

 

Geoworld 9 NSW

Chapter 10 Managing and planning Australia's urban future 

 

 

 

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Western Sydney businesses losing sales due to 'permanent peak hour' problem

Western Sydney businesses losing sales due to 'permanent peak hour' problem | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
Sydney's road congestion is so bad that one third of western Sydney businesses has experienced a loss of sales, an NRMA survey says.
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Causes and consequences of urbanisation

Aiustralia's urban future 

 

Geoworld 9 NSW

Chapter 6 Urbanisation: Causes and consequences

6.6 Consequences of urbanisation

Chapter 10: Managing and planning Australia's urban future 

 

 

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Adelaide urban growth boundary laws pass Parliament

Adelaide urban growth boundary laws pass Parliament | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
Contentious planning laws, designed to limit the spread of the city's suburbs, pass South Australia's Parliament.
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NSW Syllabus link: 

Australia's urban future

Will other Australian cities follow Adelaide?

Where will Australia house its growing poopulation?

 

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Chapter 10: Managing and planning Australia's urban =future

10.1 40 million in 40 years

10.5 Transit oriented development: Adelaide and Perth

( Geoworld 9 NSW salso covers urban renewal 10.4; suburbanisation 10.2 amd infil development 10.3; decentralisation 10.6; Creating sustainable cities 10.8; and minimising flood risk 10. 9) 

 

 

 

 

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Rural Water, Not City Smog, May Be China’s Pollution Nightmare

Rural Water, Not City Smog, May Be China’s Pollution Nightmare | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
Over 80 percent of the water from underground wells across China’s plains is unfit for drinking because of contamination, according to statistics that alarmed many Chinese.
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Consequences orf urbanisation in China - environmental pollution 

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'Left behind' child tells of wait for parents - BBC News

'Left behind' child tells of wait for parents - BBC News | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
BBC's Newsround hears from one of the millions of children who have been "left behind" in China, as their parents move to cities for work.
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