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Empty half the Earth of its humans. It's the only way to save the planet | Kim Stanley Robinson | Cities | The Guardian

Empty half the Earth of its humans. It's the only way to save the planet | Kim Stanley Robinson | Cities | The Guardian | IB Geography @NIST | Scoop.it
There are now twice as many people as 50 years ago. But, as EO Wilson has argued, they can all survive – in cities
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The 100 million city: is 21st century urbanisation out of control? | Cities | The Guardian

The 100 million city: is 21st century urbanisation out of control? | Cities | The Guardian | IB Geography @NIST | Scoop.it
Projections suggest cities will swell at an astonishing pace – but whether that means our salvation or an eco-disaster is by no means certain
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Sketch in the city: the artist capturing urban clutter – in pictures | Art and design | The Guardian

Sketch in the city: the artist capturing urban clutter – in pictures | Art and design | The Guardian | IB Geography @NIST | Scoop.it
Images by Simone Ridyard of Urban Sketchers, a worldwide group of more than 60,000 people who create drawings of the places they visit
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Mapped: New Zealand's hot spots for drunken violence

Mapped: New Zealand's hot spots for drunken violence | IB Geography @NIST | Scoop.it
Where do assaults happen in NZ and what's that got to do with bars and deprivation?
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Would Bangkokians tolerate a vehicle ban to ease toxic haze? | Bangkok Post: news

Would Bangkokians tolerate a vehicle ban to ease toxic haze? | Bangkok Post: news | IB Geography @NIST | Scoop.it
Latest news, politics, business and sport from Thailand and Asean, plus features, opinion and multimedia from across Southeast Asia.
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How do you build a healthy city? Copenhagen reveals its secrets | Environment | The Guardian

How do you build a healthy city? Copenhagen reveals its secrets | Environment | The Guardian | IB Geography @NIST | Scoop.it
The Danish capital ranks high on the list of the world’s healthiest and happiest cities. With obesity and depression on the rise worldwide, here are its lessons for how to combat them culturally
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Air Pollution in World: Real-time Air Quality Index Visual Map

Air Pollution in World: Real-time Air Quality Index Visual Map | IB Geography @NIST | Scoop.it
Real-time Air Quality Index for more than 60 countries in the world
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The big dig: how the high cost of land is forcing Hong Kong into caverns

The big dig: how the high cost of land is forcing Hong Kong into caverns | IB Geography @NIST | Scoop.it
With the highest house prices in the world, and most of its land unbuildable, the city has found a new way to expand – by digging caverns in the mountains
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Abu Dhabi: the city where citizenship is not an option

Abu Dhabi: the city where citizenship is not an option | IB Geography @NIST | Scoop.it
Four-fifths of the UAE’s population are classed as ‘foreigners’. So how do you find belonging in a city that will never permanently be home?
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Landowners pressed to offload plots

Landowners pressed to offload plots | IB Geography @NIST | Scoop.it
Thailand’s latest property news and directories of service apartments, condominiums, new houses and offices.
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Inequality ... in a photograph

Inequality ... in a photograph | IB Geography @NIST | Scoop.it
In 2004, photographer Tuca Vieira captured the image of the Paraisópolis favela next to its wealthy neighbour, Morumbi, that came to symbolise the gap between São Paulo’s rich and poor. He gives us the inside story
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Plight of Phoenix: how long can the world’s 'least sustainable' city survive? | Cities | The Guardian

Plight of Phoenix: how long can the world’s 'least sustainable' city survive? | Cities | The Guardian | IB Geography @NIST | Scoop.it
Set deep in the Valley of the Sun, the lush and sprawling ‘megapolis’ has a problem – the rivers
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China's radical plan to limit the populations of Beijing and Shanghai | Cities | The Guardian

China's radical plan to limit the populations of Beijing and Shanghai | Cities | The Guardian | IB Geography @NIST | Scoop.it
The three-degree world: the cities that will be drowned by global warming
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Building for green growth in Thailand

Building for green growth in Thailand | IB Geography @NIST | Scoop.it
Thailand seems likely to emerge as a model of green building in Asia, a region that is urbanizing more rapidly than any other in the world.
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All the malls scheduled to open in Bangkok in the next 5 years | Coconuts Bangkok

All the malls scheduled to open in Bangkok in the next 5 years | Coconuts Bangkok | IB Geography @NIST | Scoop.it
Here are the shopping malls scheduled to open in the near future.
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Diagnosing Gentrification

Diagnosing Gentrification | IB Geography @NIST | Scoop.it
When neighborhoods change, it doesn’t just affect long-term residents’ housing options. It might be making them sick.
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Air Pollution Is Killing Millions Around The Globe Each Year

Air Pollution Is Killing Millions Around The Globe Each Year | IB Geography @NIST | Scoop.it
It's not listed on death certificates, but it's still considered "one of the great killers of our age."
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The most polluted city in the world isn’t Beijing or Delhi

The most polluted city in the world isn’t Beijing or Delhi | IB Geography @NIST | Scoop.it
Instead, a city you may have never heard of in Iran takes the title.
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Cooking with a mission

Cooking with a mission | IB Geography @NIST | Scoop.it
In depth coverage of lifestyle, music, food, fashion, arts and culture from Thailand and Asean coupled with reviews, features and directories of Thailand restaurants, bars, cuisine and wine.
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China's Shanghai sets population at 25 million to avoid ‘big city disease’

China's Shanghai sets population at 25 million to avoid ‘big city disease’ | IB Geography @NIST | Scoop.it
Financial hub and port city will also limit land available for construction in bid to tackle pollution and shortage of services
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The gentrification of Beijing: razing of migrant villages spells end of China dream

The gentrification of Beijing: razing of migrant villages spells end of China dream | IB Geography @NIST | Scoop.it
Thousands of poor workers have fallen foul of a housing safety crackdown many suspect is driven by other motives
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The Amazon effect: how deforestation is starving São Paulo of water

The Amazon effect: how deforestation is starving São Paulo of water | IB Geography @NIST | Scoop.it
When a devastating drought two years ago brought this metropolis of 21 million to the brink, the army prepared to barricade reservoirs. Could it happen again?
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