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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 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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Lena Minassian's curator insight, April 13, 11:55 AM

This article is a little sad. If you're traveling across the world and want to take pictures for memories, using a backdrop would not be the first thing that comes to mind. Tourists use a backdrop to show the Hong Kong skyline on a clear and sunny day because you have trouble seeing it most days due to all of the pollution. It's crazy that you cannot even take a picture of the actual skyline because the pollution is so bad. This temporary fix has overlooked that actual problem here. People are fascinated that they are being provided with an alternative of what it would look like but something should be done so that people can actually experience the real thing. This backdrop is putting a band-aid on the issue in the mean time but all of this pollution is not safe and something needs to be done to start fixing it. 

Jared Medeiros's curator insight, April 22, 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, 12:08 PM

Summer reading KQ4: pollution, smog, megacity, sustainability

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Resources  linked to the Australian Curriculum Geography
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Migration: Are more people on the move than ever before?

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


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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)


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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)


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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)

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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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Photographer Documents the Rapid Development of Chongqing, a 21st Century Megacity - Feature Shoot

Photographer Documents the Rapid Development of Chongqing, a 21st Century Megacity - Feature Shoot | 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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By 2050, the Greenest City May Not Be in the First World

By 2050, the Greenest City May Not Be in the First World | Lorraine's  Changing nations | Scoop.it
Cities might be burning three times more energy in 2050 than they did in 2005—unless they act now.
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France's New Green Roof Law and the Future of Urban Design

France's New Green Roof Law and the Future of Urban Design | Lorraine's  Changing nations | Scoop.it

Last Thursday, France passed legislation that new commercial buildings are required to have green roofs.

In order to decrease the environmental impact of new construction, new buildings in commercial zones must have either rooftop plants or solar panels. These rooftop gardens not only insulate the building with their thermal mass, but they also filter water and help prevent excess runoff and storm water overflows.

France is not the first government to legislate green roofs. In 2009, The City of Toronto began requiring some new buildings to include rooftop planting in their design, and in Switzerland, all buildings must have a green roof if they have a suitable pitch...


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Véronique Calvet's curator insight, March 27, 6:01 PM

En France, les nouveaux immeubles commerciaux doivent dorénavant avoir des toits "verts" : végétalisés ou avec panneaux solaires.

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China’s Great Uprooting: Moving 250 Million Into Cities

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China's great migration A 12-year plan to move hundreds of millions of rural residents into cities is intended to spur economic growth, but could have unintended consequences, skeptics warn.

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China's great migration

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Future Living Housing Project: Technology Meets Design

Future Living Housing Project: Technology Meets Design | Lorraine's  Changing nations | Scoop.it

The Future Living house took twenty six designers to create it, with every technologic leap analyzed to make sure all proposals were possible by 2050. It’s a paradigm shift in home resource creation and location with water using gravity to generate pressure and energy harvested from solar and wind. Air, water and waste are cleaned using a living bio wall.


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Making cities sustainable 

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Zsolt Tinelly's curator insight, January 1, 2:43 PM

add meg a belátás ...

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By 2050, the Greenest City May Not Be in the First World

By 2050, the Greenest City May Not Be in the First World | Lorraine's  Changing nations | Scoop.it
Cities might be burning three times more energy in 2050 than they did in 2005—unless they act now.
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Addressing  unsustainable urbanisation

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Urbanisation and the rise of the city

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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

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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

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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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Stockholm's Newest Parking Garage Is Only For Bikes

Stockholm's Newest Parking Garage Is Only For Bikes | Lorraine's  Changing nations | Scoop.it

When it's built, the newest parking garage in Stockholm won't hold any cars at all. It's designed to hold 700 bikes instead.

"The city of the future is not one built around the car as a means of transportation," says Roger Mogert, city planning commissioner for Stockholm. "This requires that we make it easier to travel by bike, and of course arranging for safe and efficient parking solutions is on step towards that goal."

The bike garage is likely to be one of many in the future in Stockholm. "Space in Stockholm, especially in the inner city, is limited," says Mogert. "And biking and public transport is much more efficient than having people commute by car. This project will be interesting to follow and evaluate later on, hopefully it will prove to be a success and that could inspire other, similar projects to develop."


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Five Cities Show the Future of Walkability

Five Cities Show the Future of Walkability | Lorraine's  Changing nations | Scoop.it

To walk in our cities is more than just a simple act of transport. Walking represents an appropriation of urban space for daily life. It means being an active part of the urban environment by learning, understanding and shaping the city on a personal level. Walking is one of the most democratic and equitable ways of getting around, but it’s also one of the ways most linked to factors outside an individual’s control, like social or physical abilities and the presence of infrastructure to walk comfortably and safely.

These are the factors that define walkability, which refers to how safe, convenient, and efficient it is to walk in an urban environment. Walkability has a direct impact on urban residents’ mobility, as the term is often used to communicate how likely the average person is to choose walking over other modes of transport in a given area...


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Catherine Devin's curator insight, April 23, 2:38 AM

On met beaucoup en avant la création de pistes cyclables dans les villes et de parkings à vélo, mais en comparaison, finalement moins  les initiatives pour rendre les déplacements à pied plus fluides, plus agréables, plus sûrs. 

L' Ademe souligne pourtant que la marche à pied fait partie du projet écomobilité (et santé)  et est aussi un des modes de déplacements doux favorisés par les Français en ville.

Le réaménagement de la rue Garibaldi à la Part-Dieu à Lyon travaille en ce sens -  plus de piétons, plus de cyclistes - mais il n'en reste pas moins que la circulation du piéton dans ce quartier d'affaires des années 70' n'est pas toujours aisée et rapide. Encore moins facile  d'accéder  ou quitter La Défense à pied.

Zaiter Ramzy's curator insight, April 23, 5:47 AM

Bien vu les vertus de la marche à pied urbaine pour l'appropriation du territoire par ses habitants, quelques exemples de Helsinky à Hambourg

Catherine Bossis's curator insight, April 30, 5:59 AM

Je ne suis pas Bordelaise, ni au fan club du Maire de Bordeaux, je me déplace beaucoup en France. Ce week-end j'ai marché à Bordeaux et deux choses m'ont sauté aux yeux : 1- il y a des bancs (propres et agréables) partout en centre ville. On peut se reposer très facilement, ce qui facilite grandement la marche surtout des personnes à mobilité réduite (comme mes ados un peu paresseux !). 2- j'ai vu des enfants faire du vélo, ce que je ne vois pas à Toulouse par exemple où cela reste très dangereux de circuler en vélo (ce que je pratique chaque jour).  Dans d'autres collectivités Françaises j'observe un retour en arrière sur la piétonisation et la cyclabilité et c'est bien triste.

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How Much Space Do Cars Take? Cyclists Demonstrate How Bicycles Fight Congestion

How Much Space Do Cars Take? Cyclists Demonstrate How Bicycles Fight Congestion | Lorraine's  Changing nations | Scoop.it
People that commute by car spend an inordinate amount of time staring at taillights. There’s no way they’re getting around that traffic in front of them. B
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The Eyes of Data are Upon You - to design smarter cities

The Eyes of Data are Upon You - to design smarter cities | Lorraine's  Changing nations | Scoop.it
Using Big Data to analyze traffic, energy use, water flows, air quality and other factors, architects and planners are designing the smarter cities of tomorrow. - Short, direct, and lively, The Architect's Newspaper is the essential read in the field.
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Addressing consequences of urbanisation for future sustainability

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