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Expansive Eco-Architecture Complex Planned for New Orleans

Expansive Eco-Architecture Complex Planned for New Orleans | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it

Three ambitious architectural firms have set out on a task to re-develop New Orleans with a 30-million-square-foot triangular architectural complex on the Mississippi riverfront. Dubbed NOAH, or New Orleans Archology Habitat, the hurricane-proof complex will carry 20,000 residential units, three hotels, 1 million square feet of commercial space and enough space for cultural facilities and offices.

The complex will feature green systems, including solar panels, wind turbines, water turbines, fresh water recovery systems and a passive solar glazing system. While still in the planning phases, the project is an example of how architecture should be capable of generating enough power to fuel more than it consumes. 


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Resources  linked to the NSW Geography Syllabus K - 10  and Australian Curriculum Geography
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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
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How Melbourne's west was greened

Tree plantings are making a visible difference to Melbourne’s west. It's the result of a collaborative model of greening, one that Australian cities need to apply more widely.
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Urban living under the microscope - ECOS

Urban living under the microscope - ECOS | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
Our newest laboratory in Sydney Science Park will help develop and test innovative ways to plan and build Australia’s future cities.
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Australia's urban future

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Is Mumbai India's most unliveable city?

Is Mumbai India's most unliveable city? | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
A deadly stampede is the latest tragedy in a city that seems to be crumbling at the seams.
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Sydney 2026

Sydney 2026 | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
See how we’ll live and how our city will work in 10 years.
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Great interactive site

Australia's Urban Future - Sydney 

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We're investing heavily in urban greening, so how are our cities doing? - CSIRO

We're investing heavily in urban greening, so how are our cities doing? - CSIRO | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
A new study shows major Australian cities are suffering an overall loss of green space – although some areas are doing better than others.
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Consequences of urban procsses

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Victoria booms as NSW leaks residents by the thousands

Victoria booms as NSW leaks residents by the thousands | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
The latest figures from the Bureau of Statistics show the strongest population growth in Victoria since 1960, helped by a net migration of 5000 Australian
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Astonishing time-lapse satellite imagery shows rapid growth of refugee camps

Astonishing time-lapse satellite imagery shows rapid growth of refugee camps | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
Nations convene at the U.N. on Monday for talks on how to coordinate a response to the unprecedented crisis.
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7 principles for building better cities

7 principles for building better cities | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
More than half of the world's population already lives in cities, and another 2.5 billion people are projected to move to urban areas by 2050. The way we build new cities will be at the heart of so much that matters, from climate change to economic vitality to our very well-being and sense of connectedness. Peter Calthorpe is already at work planning the cities of the future and advocating for community design that's focused on human interaction. He shares seven universal principles for solving sprawl and building smarter, more sustainable cities.
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These are the 25 most high-tech cities in the world

These are the 25 most high-tech cities in the world | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
If you want to know what the future will look like, these are the cities to keep an eye on.
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Where is the world's most walkable city?

Where is the world's most walkable city? | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
From New York’s cafe squares to Melbourne’s laneways to the walled Fes el Bali, these pedestrian paradises combine safety, beauty and comfort. Now urban planners are taking note as they seek to hand back cities to the walkers
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How Our World Would Look If You Were A Bird

How Our World Would Look If You Were A Bird | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
Famous landmarks like the Arc Du Triumph, the Pyramids of Giza, and the Sagrada Familia have been photographed countless times by photographers from around the world, and they are recognizab
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Pru Goward

Pru Goward | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
Telopea will be the next major Communities Plus precinct, with a mix of brand new social, affordable and private dwellings that will transform th
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Changing places - urban precincts
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Growing Roots - This Farmer Is Taking Root On Your Rooftops // Discovery on Viddsee

Watch more Awesome Short Films at https://www.viddsee.com This documentary showcases the people behind the urban farms that have been mushrooming amidst th
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Coastal Cities Are Increasingly Vulnerable, and So Is the Economy that Relies on Them

Coastal Cities Are Increasingly Vulnerable, and So Is the Economy that Relies on Them | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
Miami is a perfect example.
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Sponges, Urban Forests and Air Corridors: How Nature Can Cool Cities

Sponges, Urban Forests and Air Corridors: How Nature Can Cool Cities | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
Flood control and water conservation, among other issues, are at the heart of the ambitious push
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Cities, climate change and Pakistan's extended urbanisation

Cities, climate change and Pakistan's extended urbanisation | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
Cities , climate change and Pakistan's extended urbanisation - Numerous studies show that temperatures in certain parts of Asia wil
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More than just drains: recreating living streams through the suburbs

Drains take up precious but inaccessible open space in our cities. Converting these to living streams running through the suburbs could make for healthier places in multiple ways.
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Urban futures - sustainability and liveability
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Great Big Story

Great Big Story | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
In the center of Singapore, a man-made horticultural haven blooms. Supertree Grove is a mechanical forest meant to create a green oasis in th
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Mesmerising maps show the global flow of refugees over the last 15 years

Mesmerising maps show the global flow of refugees over the last 15 years | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
President Trump's administration ha
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Metamorpolis: the Insatiable Sprawl of Chongqing - Photographs and text by Tim Franco | LensCulture

Metamorpolis: the Insatiable Sprawl of Chongqing - Photographs and text by Tim Franco | LensCulture | Lorraine's  Changing Places (Nations) | Scoop.it
In one of the world’s fastest growing cities, the tensions of rapid urbanization are present everywhere you look: from concrete taking over nature to a formerly rural population trying to adjust to a wholly new way of life
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