Lorraine's Changing Places (Nations)
2.9K views | +1 today
Follow
 
Rescooped by Lorraine Chaffer from Geography Education
onto Lorraine's Changing Places (Nations)
Scoop.it!

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?

Via Seth Dixon
Lorraine Chaffer's insight:

Conseqences of urbanisation - fake views

more...
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

Mark Hathaway's curator insight, November 25, 2015 6:22 AM

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.

Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations)
Resources  linked to the NSW Geography Syllabus K - 10  and Australian Curriculum Geography
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Lorraine Chaffer
Scoop.it!

Growing pains - Geographical

Growing pains - Geographical | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
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
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Lorraine Chaffer
Scoop.it!

A Green Infrastructure Guidebook for City Planners

A Green Infrastructure Guidebook for City Planners | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
This new online resource showcases how communities across the country have successfully mitigated the effects of extreme weather by relying on green infrastructure.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Lorraine Chaffer
Scoop.it!

The Economist explains: The hype about China’s newest city

The Economist explains: The hype about China’s newest city | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
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.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Lorraine Chaffer
Scoop.it!

Edible Garden City

Edible Garden City | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
Edible Gardens champions the Grow Your Own Food movement in land-scarce and import-dependent Singapore.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Lorraine Chaffer
Scoop.it!

Vox

Vox | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
Barcelona is taking city streets back form cars, one block at a time:
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Lorraine Chaffer
Scoop.it!

World of Change: Sprawling Shanghai : Feature Articles

World of Change: Sprawling Shanghai : Feature Articles | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
If you could go back in time to the 1980s, you would find a city that is drastically different than today’s Shanghai.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Lorraine Chaffer
Scoop.it!

Rising Waters Threaten China’s Rising Cities

Rising Waters Threaten China’s Rising Cities | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
In the Pearl River Delta, breakneck development is colliding with the effects of climate change.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Lorraine Chaffer
Scoop.it!

12 eerie photos of enormous Chinese cities completely empty of people

12 eerie photos of enormous Chinese cities completely empty of people | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
These cities have everything a city dweller needs: high-rise apartments, developed waterfronts, and skyscrapers.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Lorraine Chaffer
Scoop.it!

City vs sprawl: A tale of two Melbournes

City vs sprawl: A tale of two Melbournes | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
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?
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Lorraine Chaffer
Scoop.it!

How Bella Vista could look in 2037

How Bella Vista could look in 2037 | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
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.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Lorraine Chaffer
Scoop.it!

Transport for London

Transport for London | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
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
Lorraine Chaffer's insight:
Creating sustainable and liveable urban places
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Lorraine Chaffer
Scoop.it!

Melbourne a magnet for Sydneysiders moving south

Melbourne a magnet for Sydneysiders moving south | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
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.
Lorraine Chaffer's insight:
Internal migration affects population distribution, density and concentrations of settlement in Australia.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Lorraine Chaffer
Scoop.it!

What makes a suburb liveable?

What makes a suburb liveable? | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
There are the 16 factors that can make (or break) a neighbourhood, according to a new study.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Lorraine Chaffer
Scoop.it!

Melbourne's urban sprawl forces historic celery farm to relocate

Melbourne's urban sprawl forces historic celery farm to relocate | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
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.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Lorraine Chaffer
Scoop.it!

22 photos that show China as you've never seen it before

22 photos that show China as you've never seen it before | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
Some of Reuters best pictures of China - captured from above.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Lorraine Chaffer
Scoop.it!

Rising Waters Threaten China’s Rising Cities

Rising Waters Threaten China’s Rising Cities | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
In the Pearl River Delta, breakneck development is colliding with the effects of climate change.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Lorraine Chaffer
Scoop.it!

Fresh Water for Shanghai : Image of the Day

Fresh Water for Shanghai : Image of the Day | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
The fast-growing city has polluted waterways and a growing demand for clean tap water.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Lorraine Chaffer
Scoop.it!

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.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Lorraine Chaffer
Scoop.it!

Three charts on Australia's population shift and the big city squeeze

Three charts on Australia's population shift and the big city squeeze | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
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.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Lorraine Chaffer
Scoop.it!

Bursting at the seams: what you don't know about Melbourne's runaway growth

Bursting at the seams: what you don't know about Melbourne's runaway growth | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
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
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Lorraine Chaffer
Scoop.it!

Melbourne's north booms, but the roads and rail that people need fail to keep up

Melbourne's north booms, but the roads and rail that people need fail to keep up | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
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
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Lorraine Chaffer
Scoop.it!

heart in the right street - Create Streets

heart in the right street - Create Streets | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
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
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Lorraine Chaffer
Scoop.it!

Smog-filled Beijing is building a 'green necklace' around the city to curb pollution

Smog-filled Beijing is building a 'green necklace' around the city to curb pollution | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
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.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Lorraine Chaffer from Geography Education
Scoop.it!

Hijab: Veiled in Controversy

Hijab: Veiled in Controversy | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
Hijab is an Islamic concept of modesty and privacy, most notably expressed in women’s clothing that covers most of the body.

Via Seth Dixon
Lorraine Chaffer's insight:

Migration raises issues of cultural acceptance and integration 

more...
Seth Dixon's curator insight, March 4, 2:31 PM

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.

Scooped by Lorraine Chaffer
Scoop.it!

The Sydney Morning Herald

The Sydney Morning Herald | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
Bicycle sharing is changing the face of Chinese cities.
Lorraine Chaffer's insight:
Solutions to urban congestion issues in a China
more...
No comment yet.