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How a Costa Rican cooperative slashed the carbon footprint of coffee

How a Costa Rican cooperative slashed the carbon footprint of coffee | HSC Geography | Scoop.it

The heavenly aroma of freshly brewed coffee that perks up your morning comes in stark contrast with the toxic carbon dioxide its production is emitting to the environment

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Why your morning coffee will taste different and cost more

Why your morning coffee will taste different and cost more | HSC Geography | Scoop.it
We drink more than 2.75 billion cups of coffee every day. But our morning kick-start is under threat, writes Molly Harriss Olson.
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Megacities' explosive growth poses epic challenges

Megacities' explosive growth poses epic challenges | HSC Geography | Scoop.it
A historic migration is under way as the world's booming population moves to cities in search of opportunity. The trend should change society by 2039.

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Sally Egan's curator insight, July 22, 2014 7:49 PM

This article outlines the challenges that the rapid and often unplanned growth of megacities creates. Contains an interactive map showing megacity populations in 2030. a good overview article for challenges and responses in meagacities.

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Aerial imagery captures Barangaroo’s evolution since 2010 | Architecture And Design

Aerial imagery captures Barangaroo’s evolution since 2010 | Architecture And Design | HSC Geography | Scoop.it
A series of aerial photographs documenting the transformation of the Barangaroo precinct since development began in 2010 have been released.

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Sally Egan's curator insight, November 8, 2015 11:46 PM

Great study of Urban Renewal in sydney at the Barrangaroo site.

 

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​Gentrification | Geography | tutor2u

​Gentrification | Geography | tutor2u | HSC Geography | Scoop.it
Gentrification is the revival of an urban area that has been subject to environmental, and possibly socio-economic decline. It is the revitalisation of a part o

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Sally Egan's curator insight, January 12, 2016 9:36 PM

This succint article provides an easily undertood overview of the process of gentrification and links it to other urban dynamics of change. Use of examples in New York and London illustrate and provide explanation of the process.

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Urban Infrastructure: What Would Nature Do?

Urban Infrastructure: What Would Nature Do? | HSC Geography | Scoop.it

"When urban infrastructure meets nature’s designers, amazing things can happen. More and more, biomimicry is being thought of as a way to reconsider the ways we build and operate cities. Today, these lessons are being actively applied in the realm of urban infrastructure and design in an effort to make places that are more sustainable, more livable, more intuitively designed and, at their core, more natural."


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Melbourne makes it three years in a row as world's most liveable city - CNN

Melbourne makes it three years in a row as world's most liveable city - CNN | HSC Geography | Scoop.it
Melbourne makes it three years in a row as world's most liveable city
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(CNN) -- Melbourne made it three years in a row as the world's most livable city, according to the 2013 Economist Intelligence Unit's (EIU) Global Livability Survey.

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MIT urban development head asserts that Agenda 21 smart cities are the best alternative to outright population control

MIT urban development head asserts that Agenda 21 smart cities are the best alternative to outright population control | HSC Geography | Scoop.it

In a recent Q&A with SmartPlanet, top urban developer and director of MIT’s Media Lab’s Changing Places group Kent Larson openly states that Agenda 21′s concept of smart cities and micro-apartments is the alternative to outright population control. He also stresses that the influence MIT wields in the actual development of so-called micro-apartments is increasing. Larson:

“We just have to accept that cities are growing. You could wish they weren’t. You could hope that population control would reduce the rate at which these cities are expanding. We just start with that as a given.

 

In these words, Larson implicitly states that population control is something to be hoped for, but must in the end be regarded as something unrealistic. The second best thing, according to Larson, is further development of compact mega-cities as outlined by UN’s Agenda 21. In response to a question why people should care about population growth, and what this means for MIT’s urban development endeavors, Larson answers ....


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Big Data and Big Cities: The Promises and Limitations of Improved Measures of Urban Life

Big Data and Big Cities: The Promises and Limitations of Improved Measures of Urban Life | HSC Geography | Scoop.it

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"If you just drove through here, you really wouldn't understand."

"If you just drove through here, you really wouldn't understand." | HSC Geography | Scoop.it
The streets are neatly laid out, the houses bright and new. From what were once paddocks on Melbourne's northern fringe, the new estates of Mernda have emerged, an expression of the great Australian dream of home ownership.
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How Maps Are Saving the World

How Maps Are Saving the World | HSC Geography | Scoop.it
Maps. They’ve been around longer than photographs. They’ve defined empires,guided explorers, told stories, and captured the imagination of many a hopeful traveler for years. While most appreciate the beauty and power of a good map, few recognize the dynamic and vital applications they have today.
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Amsterdam: A Master Plan for a Smart City

Amsterdam: A Master Plan for a Smart City | HSC Geography | Scoop.it
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wswyjR1cDL8 Introduction Amsterdam is experiencing a population boom due to its draw as a progressive and central urban hub in the European knowledge economy. According to the Amsterdam City Council, as many as 150,000 inhabitants are expected to migrate into the city between now and 2040. This can place great burdens on a city—economically, physically …

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INFOGRAPHIC: How food waste has become a huge global problem

INFOGRAPHIC: How food waste has become a huge global problem | HSC Geography | Scoop.it

Every year, an estimated 1.2 to 2 billion tons of food is wasted—a massive amount of food that, if saved, would be more enough to feed the world’s hungry. Food waste isn’t just a humanitarian issue however; the problem is also a waste of land, water, energy and money. To put food wastage in perspective, Arbtech created an infographic that points out some of the world’s worst offenders and explains how food loss occurs throughout the supply chain. Click through to learn more about food waste and, most importantly, what you can do to help.

 


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Suzette Jackson's curator insight, May 24, 2015 2:02 AM

Food waste isn’t just a humanitarian issue however; the problem is also a waste of land, water, energy and money.

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#Crypto N’ Kafe to #Regenerate the #African Coffee Industry. #Efficiency Supply Chain 

#Crypto N’ Kafe to #Regenerate the #African Coffee Industry. #Efficiency Supply Chain  | HSC Geography | Scoop.it
Crypto N’ Kafe is going to launch world’s first Blockchain based coffee trading ecosystem, which will positively impact all the small-scale Farmers, Roasters, Traders, and Retailers.
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Edu King Priest's curator insight, January 28, 12:07 PM

" With an objective to offer a full-scale ecosystem in order to support the entire coffee trading in Africa, Crypto N’ Kafe is launching a unique platform that will help the Small Farmers to Grow their Incomes and promote an Efficient Supply Chain."

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Developing World Cities and Population Density

Developing World Cities and Population Density | HSC Geography | Scoop.it
Without a question, we are living in an urban era. More people now live in cities than anywhere else on the planet and I’ve repeatedly argued that cities are our most important economic engine. As a result of these shifts, we’re seeing megacities at a scale the world has never seen before.

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Fathie Kundie's curator insight, June 27, 2014 12:05 PM
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Sally Egan's curator insight, June 29, 2014 9:31 PM

Mega cities and the challenges they face for the future is focus in this article. Great statistics on populations and urban densities are also included.

MsPerry's curator insight, August 12, 2014 7:47 PM

APHG-U6

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The Speed Burden [Costs of Sprawl]

The Speed Burden [Costs of Sprawl] | HSC Geography | Scoop.it
The need for speed devours huge chunks of American cities and leaves the edges of the expressways worthless. Busy streets, for almost all of human history, created the greatest real estate value because they delivered customers and clients to the businesses operating there. This in turn cultivated the highest tax revenues in town, both from higher property taxes and from elevated sales taxes. But you can't set up shop on the side of an expressway. How can cities afford to spend so much to create thoroughfares with no adjoining property value?

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Alexa Earl's curator insight, March 14, 2015 10:48 AM

This blog really made me realize what an impact humans are to the environment. They compare different cities and talk about the impacts and it really showed me how humans have built up cities.

Brian Wilk's curator insight, March 21, 2015 6:12 PM

A side by side comparison at first blush is striking but the devil is in the details. Florence, Italy is a city of only 368,000 while the Atlanta metro area is about 4.5 million. Agree that sprawl is ineffective real estate and efficiency wise, but fuel prices may be having a counter effect on the reduction of sprawl. It is much less expensive to commute given the price of oil at its current levels and the millennials will have a say in this urban sprawl contracting or expanding. Many do not own cars, relying on commuter systems within the city to get around. This in theory should drive down demand for fossil fuels, culminating in reduced prices for gasoline. If the infrastructure is already built, was is the cost to maintain it, given the static population of the large metro areas? Interesting to see how this plays out.

Kristina Lemson's curator insight, April 16, 2016 10:38 PM
This post is interesting for us given the massive Mitchell Freeway and Wanneroo Rd  development just north of Banksia Grove. How do you think this perspective adds to the issues you could discuss in your project report? 
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8000 apartments to be built along Parramatta River corridor

8000 apartments to be built along Parramatta River corridor | HSC Geography | Scoop.it
Up to 8000 dwellings are being built in the corridor between Sydney Olympic Park and Parramatta.

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Sally Egan's curator insight, November 22, 2015 5:26 PM

This is a great acocunt of the urban dynamics of Renewal and Consolidation operating in Sydney. The article should be useful for any study of Sydney especially the  study of the results of urban dynamics operating in a larege city in the developed world.

 

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Smart cities should be for all

Smart cities should be for all | HSC Geography | Scoop.it
As the global population grows, how can new technologies be used to ensure our urban areas become more sustainable and better places to live for all members of society?

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France passed law making rooftop solar or gardens mandatory on new commercial buildings | Walter Einenkel | Daily Kos

France passed law making rooftop solar or gardens mandatory on new commercial buildings | Walter Einenkel | Daily Kos | HSC Geography | Scoop.it

Two months ago, France passed a law that requires the rooftops of new commercial buildings to be partially (at least) covered by solar panels or plants. The law, passed back in March, was a compromise with French environmentalists and more conservative* members of society.

The law approved by parliament was more limited in scope than initial calls by French environmental activists to make green roofs that cover the entire surface mandatory on all new buildings.

The Socialist government convinced activists to limit the scope of the law to commercial buildings.

This isn't a first. Places like Australia and Germany already have green roofs as a part of their urban landscape. Toronto has had by-laws since 1998 mandating green rooftops.

 

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20 of the world's hottest startup cities [Infographic]

20 of the world's hottest startup cities [Infographic] | HSC Geography | Scoop.it

Interested in startups outside the Valley? Intuit just released this interesting infographic that breaks down the world’s top startup cities into eight key areas that distinguish them as major startup hubs: startup output, funding, performance, entrepreneurial mindset, trendsetting, support, talent, and differentiation.

 


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France Declares All New Rooftops Must Be Topped With Plants Or Solar Panels | CSGlobe

France Declares All New Rooftops Must Be Topped With Plants Or Solar Panels | CSGlobe | HSC Geography | Scoop.it
A new law recently passed in France mandates that all new buildings that are built in commercial zones in France must be partially covered in either plants

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Paul Batten's curator insight, June 3, 2015 5:55 PM

World cities - laws created in Paris, for France, are role models for rest of the world in requiring roofs to be more sustainable (cultural authority, and some economic authority). Not just Dot Point 16 (WC authority), but Dot Point 14 too, in character of world cities. Some excellently progressive building codes.

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World cities - laws created in Paris, for France, are role models for rest of the world in requiring roofs to be more sustainable (cultural authority, and some economic authority). Not just Dot Point 16 (WC authority), but Dot Point 14 too, in character of world cities. Some excellently progressive building codes.

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The Evolution of Urban Planning in 10 Diagrams

The Evolution of Urban Planning in 10 Diagrams | HSC Geography | Scoop.it
A new exhibit from the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association showcases the simple visualizations of complex ideas that have changed how we live.

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Vincent Lahondère's curator insight, June 13, 2015 2:16 PM

Article en anglais

Sally Egan's curator insight, June 13, 2015 8:55 PM

Some ideas from urban planning which clarify the morphology of urban places.

 

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New robot aims to terminate crown-of-thorns starfish threatening reef

New robot aims to terminate crown-of-thorns starfish threatening reef | HSC Geography | Scoop.it
A new robot could help stop the crown-of-thorns starfish from destroying the Great Barrier Reef, Queensland researchers say.
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On the Move: Cities Respond to the Demand for Walkable Communities

On the Move: Cities Respond to the Demand for Walkable Communities | HSC Geography | Scoop.it
People in communities across the country are increasingly stepping out to let city leaders know that walkable communities is important to them. And not just in big cities or college towns. It’s hap...

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Smart cities: Asia's new frontier?

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The smart city has been hailed by advocates as the urban utopia that will solve many of humanity's challenges. Eco-Business takes a look at its rise in Asia and if it will live up to the promise of...

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