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When should seniors stop driving? This program helps find out. | Southside Daily

When should seniors stop driving? This program helps find out. | Southside Daily | FCHSSociology | Scoop.it
You don’t realize how important driving is until you lose your right to do it. Many seniors face that hurdle, and a program at Riverside Center for…
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How Urban Renewal Battled 'Waste' While Creating More of It

How Urban Renewal Battled 'Waste' While Creating More of It | FCHSSociology | Scoop.it
Through large-scale demolition and clearance, American urban renewal waged a war on perceived waste—and created a new tide of it.

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Tracking the Incredible Gentrification of New York City

Tracking the Incredible Gentrification of New York City | FCHSSociology | Scoop.it
A new report from the New York City Comptroller’s office compares economic and demographic profiles at the neighborhood level in the Big Apple from 2000 and 2015.

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Mexico City's most densely populated suburb

Mexico City's most densely populated suburb | FCHSSociology | Scoop.it

Check out this series of images exploring life in Mexico City's Iztapalapa suburb


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Urbanization and the evolution of cities across 10,000 years

"About 10,000 years ago, hunter-gatherers, aided by rudimentary agriculture, moved to semi-permanent villages and never looked back. With further developments came food surpluses, leading to commerce, specialization and, many years later with the Industrial Revolution, the modern city. Vance Kite plots our urban past and how we can expect future cities to adapt to our growing populations."


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s smith's curator insight, June 7, 2014 9:01 PM

A great look at urbanisation. 

Fathie Kundie's curator insight, June 8, 2014 9:48 AM

تاريخ التطور الحضري

Bronwyn Burke's curator insight, June 14, 2014 7:18 PM

Fabulous link between Geography and History

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The growing distance between people and jobs in metropolitan America ... an increasing case for urbanization

The growing distance between people and jobs in metropolitan America ... an increasing case for urbanization | FCHSSociology | Scoop.it
Proximity to employment can influence a range of economic and social outcomes, from local fiscal health to the employment prospects of residents, particularly low-income and minority workers. This analysis of private-sector employment and demographic data at the census tract level reveals the importance of understanding how regional economic and demographic trends intersect at the local level to shape access to employment opportunities, particularly for disadvantaged populations and neighborhood

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Kristen Trammell's curator insight, May 26, 2015 7:59 PM

I. Proximity to employment can influence a range of economic and social outcomes, particularly low-income and minority workers. Based on a census tract, demographic data revealed that the number of jobs within the commute distance decreased, along with the decrease of the number of jobs in city and suburban areas, and the decline of job proximity in areas with high poverty and majority-minority neighborhoods. 

 

II. This is not surprising to hear that with suburbanization, the commute to work places increased and job proximity decreased. This is because the suburbs tend to be located outside of the central business district, that is the main hub for work places. As families grow, they move out to the suburbs, thus increasing distance between them and their workplace. 

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BBC: Urbanization

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A fantastic interactive map with population charts that show the massive explosion in urbanization since 1950 until the present.


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Seth Dixon's comment, November 4, 2011 11:22 AM
Thanks to my mentor teacher (when I was a student teaching myself in Utah with 9th graders) for finding this link. He's STILL helping me out all these years later...here's to all you mentoring the next generation of educators!
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Water worlds: can you guess the city from the river?

Water worlds: can you guess the city from the river? | FCHSSociology | Scoop.it
Designer Alex Szabo-Haslam has stripped out the street names and highlighted the water features around 11 world cities. Can you identify them?

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, February 3, 2017 1:21 PM

This is a fun map quiz that is part memory, but also relies on pattern recognition to see if you can understand the urban morphology that shaped these places. 

 

Tags: urbanfluvial, trivia, games.

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In Va., male House clerk earns nearly $19K more than female Senate clerk who has been on job 21 years longer

In Va., male House clerk earns nearly $19K more than female Senate clerk who has been on job 21 years longer | FCHSSociology | Scoop.it
Virginia Senate Clerk Susan Clarke Schaar has worked in her post for 27 years. She earns $175,392.
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L.A. Crime Maps - Mapping L.A. - Los Angeles Times

L.A. Crime Maps - Mapping L.A. - Los Angeles Times | FCHSSociology | Scoop.it
The Times’ database of Los Angeles County crime reports. Crime L.A. delivers the power of neighborhood crime analysis to your computer.
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Robert K. Merton interviewed by Albert K. Cohen, May 15, 1997 - YouTube

Robert K. Merton interviewed by Albert K. Cohen, May 15, 1997
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Tipping point: revealing the cities where exercise does more harm than good

Tipping point: revealing the cities where exercise does more harm than good | FCHSSociology | Scoop.it
In at least 15 cities, air pollution has now become so bad that the danger to health of just 30 minutes of cycling outweighs the benefits of exercise altogether, according to new research

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How Silicon Valley Can Conquer Sprawl

How Silicon Valley Can Conquer Sprawl | FCHSSociology | Scoop.it
The Bay Area’s knowledge jobs are dispersed across a vast, car-choked landscape of suburban office parks. And that’s the way the industry likes it.

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You Are to Blame for Gentrification

You Are to Blame for Gentrification | FCHSSociology | Scoop.it
The team behind new film 'A Moving Image' share their experiences of a disappearing South London.

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Barcelona to ban old polluting cars in 2019

Barcelona to ban old polluting cars in 2019 | FCHSSociology | Scoop.it

Barcelona will begin banning cars older than 20 years on weekdays in 2019 in a bid to curb the city’s air pollution problems


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The Urbanization of the 'Burbs: How the Definition of "City" is Changing

The Urbanization of the 'Burbs: How the Definition of "City" is Changing | FCHSSociology | Scoop.it
How far out is too far out? That calculation is being rethought as suburban town centers grow increasingly walkable, making the 'burbs every bit as sexy as the urban core.

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Urbanization could spell doom on some biodiversity hotspots by 2030

Urbanization could spell doom on some biodiversity hotspots by 2030 | FCHSSociology | Scoop.it

City populations are expected to grow by five billion people and expand by 1.2 million square kilometers by 2030. Much of this expansion is forecast to occur in the tropics, which contain the bulk of the world's species. The new study attempts to quantify the impact of urbanization on the world's so-called "hotspots" — nearly three dozen areas with exceptionally high levels of species found no where else.

 

Using data from a variety of sources, researchers at Yale University, Texas A&M University, and Boston University developed a probabilistic model for estimating the impacts of urbanization on vegetation, carbon stocks, and threatened species. They found that by 2030, nearly three percent of hotspot areas will be urbanized, up from one percent in 2000. While the extent seems small, paving over marshes, forests, and grasslands could generate 1.38 billion tons of carbon emissions (5 billion tons of CO2) from direct land use change. Some 214 species currently listed as endangered and critically endangered and considered focal species by the Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE) would be affected by urban expansion, including 20 — 15 of which are amphibians — that would experience complete urbanization of their habitat.

 

The biggest biodiversity impacts would occur in Africa and Europe, whereas the biggest increase in hotspot urbanization is forecast in Africa and Asia, specifically the Eastern Afromontane, the Guinean Forests of West Africa, the Western Ghats and Sri Lanka hotspots, according to the study.


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Jason Charles Wright's curator insight, May 11, 2017 10:45 AM
By 2030 city populations are expected to grow by 5 billion people and 1.2 square kilometers. Using data from Texas A&M and other schools vegetation, carbon stocks, and threatened species will be affected by urbanization because of all the CO2 that is being admitted into the air. This articles relates because it is talking about how urbanization can cause harm to the environment just like the chapter 13 was telling us.
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Urbanization in China

China's citizens are moving from the countryside into cities in record numbers, boosting the economy but making party leaders uneasy


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Vincent Lahondère's curator insight, July 18, 2015 9:02 AM

Une courte vidéo de la revue The Economist

Lindley Amarantos's curator insight, August 6, 2015 3:54 PM

A big portion of China's economic boom the last few decades has been linked to the transformation of what used to be a predominantly agrarian civilization to an economic engine fueled by rapid urbanization.  This 2011 video from the Economist is still highly relevant today.   

Taylor Doonan's curator insight, May 3, 12:11 PM
This video talks about how the dispersion of the population of China is changing, and becoming more urban. Many young rural citizens are choosing to go to the cities and find work there instead of staying and working on farms, but this poses the problem of who is tending to the crops in the rural areas, and because the young population is leaving it is often older members of the families. These younger citizens still often have land in the rural areas and many will return as they get older and continue to work on the fields, the country wants to find a way to keep these younger citizens in the urban areas as to continue to urbanize the country. 
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Special Economic Zones

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"Special Economic Zones (SEZs) are the most rapidly spreading kind of city, having catapulted exports and growth from Mauritius and the Dominican Republic to Shenzhen and Dubai -- and now across Africa. Today more than 4000 SEZs dot the planet, a major indication of our transition towards the "supply chain world" explored in Connectography.  See more maps from Connectography and order the book here."

 

Tags: globalization, urban, economic, industry, regions.


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Crime & Courts - Breaking News & Top Stories - NBC News

Crime & Courts - Breaking News & Top Stories - NBC News | FCHSSociology | Scoop.it
Go to NBCNews.com for the latest crime & courts news, photos and video.
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New York Crime, Cases, Trials, Scandals and Scams Coverage - NY Daily News

New York Crime, Cases, Trials, Scandals and Scams Coverage - NY Daily News | FCHSSociology | Scoop.it
Breaking New York Crime coverage. Up to the minute trials, testimonies, and rulings. National arrests and scandals.
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Locking More People Up is Counterproductive

Locking More People Up is Counterproductive | FCHSSociology | Scoop.it
A new report finds that locking up more offenders isn't making people any safer—and may even be counterproductive.
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Virginia Beach crime rates and statistics - NeighborhoodScout

Virginia Beach crime rates and statistics - NeighborhoodScout | FCHSSociology | Scoop.it
Detailed crime rates and statistics information from neighborhoods within Virginia Beach, VA. With a crime rate of 27 per one thousand residents, Virginia Beach has one of the higher crime rates in
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