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Aerial housing photographs show stark division between rich and poor in Mexico

Aerial housing photographs show stark division between rich and poor in Mexico | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
A new advertising campaign is seeking to draw attention to the gap between the wealthy and the poverty-stricken in Mexico by showing how they co-exist in disturbingly close proximity.

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Ms. Harrington's curator insight, June 17, 2014 8:35 AM

And again in Brazil

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Alec Castagno's curator insight, October 3, 2014 1:21 PM

The pictures show the deep divide between rich and poor in Mexico. These settlements are built to the point where luxurious condos share a wall with decaying slum housing. The roads do not connect the areas, showing how these places were constructed separately by to distinctly different communities. While the proximity between sections shows that sights, sounds, and smells most likely carry across the two sections, the rich area looks as if it has no idea what lies directly beyond their walls. The fact that the rich areas are literally walled off from the rest of the surrounding area says a lot about the deep economic divides found around the world today.

Alyssa Dorr's curator insight, December 16, 2014 9:02 AM

Right away from looking at this picture, you can tell which side is which. I didn't even have to read the article yet to find out where the wealthier people lived and where the not so wealthy lived. The colors stood out the most to me. In the picture on the left, it is clear that this is the not so wealthy part in Mexico. The color is just filled with dark and gloominess, mostly shown in gray. The houses are also pushed very closely together. On the right side, it appears that this is the richer side of Mexico. Although the houses are closer together like the picture on the left, they are colorful. They have firm built roofs and appear to be built and taken care of much better. Something else that gives you the sense of which community is more rich is the cars. There is a whole line of cars in the right picture while in the left picture we see a few here and there. The right picture also illustrates lawns. We slightly see some grass in the left, but it is clearly not as well taken care of as the lawns in the right picture. This picture was done as an advertisement to draw attention to the gap between the two different communities. The campaign goes by the name "Erase the Differences" and hopes to get people to realize the differences in poverty that are right in front of them.

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This Tiny Country Feeds the World

This Tiny Country Feeds the World | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
The Netherlands has become an agricultural giant by showing what the future of farming could look like.
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What is a Circular Economy? | Ellen MacArthur Foundation

What is a Circular Economy? | Ellen MacArthur Foundation | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
The Ellen MacArthur Foundation believes that the circular economy provides a coherent framework for systems level re-design and innovation.

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Why is Bulgaria's population falling off a cliff?

Why is Bulgaria's population falling off a cliff? | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
What is life like in the country projected to have the world's fastest-shrinking population?

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, September 22, 2:24 PM

This is a good case-study to show how demographic decline coupled with economic decline, with exacerbate problems with a  consistent out-migration flow.   

 

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Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) | DataBank

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SDG database from the WorldBank - superlative resource for Case Studies in DP Geog
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Concern at first CO2 rise in four years

Concern at first CO2 rise in four years | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
Uptick in coal use in China sees global CO2 emissions projected to rise after years of little or no growth.
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Geoengineering is not a quick fix for climate change, experts warn Trump

Geoengineering is not a quick fix for climate change, experts warn Trump | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
Leading researchers and campaigners express concern that geoengineering research could be used as an excuse not to reduce CO2 emissions
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India and China's populations are changing in very different ways. Here's why

India and China's populations are changing in very different ways. Here's why | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
This population pyramid demonstrates the different trajectories of China and India's populations.
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What’s Wrong With Today’s Society Captured In 10+ Though-Provoking Illustrations By Al Margen

What’s Wrong With Today’s Society Captured In 10+ Though-Provoking Illustrations By Al Margen | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
We all know that nothing is perfect. Our modern society included. There are many things that are problematic and troubling, and even though we notice them, we
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One Glorious Map Shows the Future of Animal Migrations

One Glorious Map Shows the Future of Animal Migrations | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
Climate change is turning up the heat on animals. This map shows the pathways they'll likely follow to survive.
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5 charts that show how migration is changing the world’s cities

5 charts that show how migration is changing the world’s cities | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
Most of the world's migrants end up living in foreign cities. Here's how both cities and settlers can benefit, according to a new report.
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(20) Urbanisation and the rise of the megacity | The Economist - YouTube

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New Zealand considers creating climate change refugee visas

Minister says an experimental humanitarian visa category could be introduced for people displaced by rising seas
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Coca-Cola increased its production of plastic bottles by a billion last year, says Greenpeace

Coca-Cola increased its production of plastic bottles by a billion last year, says Greenpeace | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
Increase puts Coke’s production at more than 110bn single-use plastic bottles a year, according to analysis by the green group
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Seven charts that explain the plastic pollution problem

Seven charts that explain the plastic pollution problem | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
More and more waste plastic is ending up in our oceans. How big is the problem and why is plastic such a threat?
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Which cities will flood as ice melts?

Which cities will flood as ice melts? | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
A forecasting tool reveals which cities will be affected as different portions of the ice sheet melt, say scientists.
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Divided island: How Haiti and the DR became two worlds

Haiti and the Dominican Republic share a border, and an island. But the two countries are very different today: the Dominican Republic enjoys higher quality of life for many factors than Haiti. I went to this island and visited both countries, to try and understand when and how their paths diverged.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, October 23, 3:14 PM

This video is an exciting debut for the new series "Vox borders."  By just about every development metric available, the Dominican Republic is doing better than Haiti, the only bordering country on the Caribbean island of Hispaniola with the DR.   

 

Questions to Ponder: How does the border impact both countries?  How has sharing one island with different colonial legacies shaped migrational push and pull factors?

 

Tags: Haiti, Dominican Republic, video, poverty, development, economic, labor, migration, political, borders.

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Iran-Iraq quake is 2017's deadliest

Iran-Iraq quake is 2017's deadliest | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
Rescue efforts are under way, after hundreds were killed in the 7.3-magnitude earthquake.
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The seven megatrends that could beat global warming: 'There is reason for hope'

The seven megatrends that could beat global warming: 'There is reason for hope' | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
Until recently the battle to avert catastrophic climate change seemed to be lost. But with the tipping point just years away, the tide is finally turning, thanks to innovations ranging from cheap renewables to lab-grown meat and electric airplanes
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There’s a strong chance a third of all people on earth will be African by 2100

There’s a strong chance a third of all people on earth will be African by 2100 | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
The population of Africa is increasing rapidly. From an estimated 140 million in 1900, it had grown to a billion by 2010. According to United Nations “medium scenario” projections, this figure will rise to 2.5 billion in 2050 and more than 4 billion in 2100 (see figure below). Today, one out of six peopl
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The COP23 climate change summit in Bonn and why it matters

The COP23 climate change summit in Bonn and why it matters | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
Halting dangerous global warming requires putting the landmark Paris agreement into practice – without the US – and tackling the divisive issue of compensation
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The Megacity Economy: How Seven Types of Global Cities Stack Up

The Megacity Economy: How Seven Types of Global Cities Stack Up | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
The world's largest 123 cities generate an astonishing $36 trillion in GDP per year. This infographic breaks these global cities down into seven typologies.
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10 Excellent Infographics About Water

10 Excellent Infographics About Water | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
The following infographics about water provide interesting statistics and information about the present and future of the world’s freshwater resources. This infographic by UN Water explains how water is required to provide adequate energy for the world. Energy production accounts […]
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Teaching About the Rohingya Crisis in Myanmar With The New York Times

In this lesson, students will first learn about the crisis unfolding in Myanmar using Times reporting, videos, podcasts and photography.
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Climate change 'will create world's biggest refugee crisis'

Experts warn refugees could number tens of millions in the next decade, and call for a new legal framework to protect the most vulnerable
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Vast animal-feed crops to satisfy our meat needs are destroying planet

Vast animal-feed crops to satisfy our meat needs are destroying planet | Geography is my World | Scoop.it
WWF report finds 60% of global biodiversity loss is down to meat-based diets which put huge strain on Earth’s resources
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