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The dysfunctional megacity: why Dhaka is bursting at the sewers | Cities | The Guardian

The dysfunctional megacity: why Dhaka is bursting at the sewers | Cities | The Guardian | Urban Places | Scoop.it
Cities can be dense without being overpopulated. But in the world’s most crowded city, the drains can’t cope – creating a grim new job
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All of the World's Stock Exchanges by Size

All of the World's Stock Exchanges by Size | Urban Places | Scoop.it
There's 60 major stock exchanges in the world, ranging from the mighty NYSE to the tiny Bermuda stock market. Here they are visualized by size and location.
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The Megacities Of 2050

By 2050, 7 in 10 of us could live in “megacities,” cities of at least 10 million people. What does this mean for the future? Subscribe for more videos
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Absolute hell: the toxic outpost where Mumbai's poorest are 'sent to die' | Cities | The Guardian

Absolute hell: the toxic outpost where Mumbai's poorest are 'sent to die' | Cities | The Guardian | Urban Places | Scoop.it
More than 30,000 slum residents have been forced to the ‘critically polluted’ area of Mahul as the city clears land around a water pipeline and plans a bike lane to stop residents moving back
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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 | Urban Places | 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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The fastest shrinking towns in Australia

The fastest shrinking towns in Australia | Urban Places | Scoop.it
An Aussie town's population has been decimated by half thanks to a peculiar series of events.
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The Incredible growth of megacities

The Incredible growth of megacities | Urban Places | Scoop.it

"The world’s cities are booming and their growth is changing the face of the planet. Around 77 million people are moving from rural to urban areas each year. The latest UN World Cities Report has found that the number of “megacities” – those with more than 10 million people – has more than doubled over the past two decades, from 14 in 1995 to 29 in 2016. And whereas the developed world was once the home of the biggest cities, this map shows that it is now the developing world taking the lead."

 

Tags: urban, megacities, regions.


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Carson Dean Williamson's curator insight, May 11, 2017 10:43 AM
This relates to our chapter by showing some facts on mega cities. Mega cities are metropolitan areas that have a high population. These cities are the definition of urban development around the world. There is currently 29 mega cities (since 2016) around the world. This article showed the growth of mega cities and urban development of the city.
Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, May 19, 2017 10:25 AM
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Geography of Global 500 Companies in 2016 - Geolounge

Geography of Global 500 Companies in 2016 - Geolounge | Urban Places | Scoop.it
Find out which countries, cities and US states have the most Global 500 countries in 2016.
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Mexico City, Parched and Sinking, Faces a Water Crisis

Mexico City, Parched and Sinking, Faces a Water Crisis | Urban Places | Scoop.it

"A host of environmental factors are threatening to push a crowded capital toward a breaking point."


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Danielle Yen's curator insight, March 3, 2017 8:45 AM

Urban ecology, environmental justice, gendered inequities, primate city politics, the struggle of growing megacities…it’s all here in this fantastic piece of investigative reporting.  The article highlights the ecological problems that Mexico City faces (high-altitude exacerbates air pollution, interior drainage worsens water pollution, limited aquifers that are overworked lead to subsidence, importing water outside of the basin requires enormous amounts of energy, etc.).  just because the article doesn't use the word 'geography' doesn't mean that it isn't incredibly geographic. All of these problems are at the heart of human-environmental nexus of 21st century urbanization. 

   

Tags: urban, megacities, water, environment, Mexico.

Zavier Lineberger's curator insight, February 8, 1:04 PM
(Mexico/Central America) Mexico city seems to be built in the worst way possible. The original Aztec architects could not imagine the locational problems the city faces today. Originally built on an island, Spanish conquerors drained the lakes and created an inland, mountainous position that causes the city to sink inches every year. Ironically, the city is now forced to use underground water sources or expensively import drinking water and poor locals can rarely count on tap water. The uneven clay and volcanic soil foundation and climate change further drives subsidence of this unplanned metropolis. Climate change will also create a series of floods and droughts and the inefficient sewage and water system will lead to devastation.
David Stiger's curator insight, Today, 1:32 PM
The impending environmental disaster that Mexico  City faces is fast approaching. Urban sprawl has placed too much pressure on the environment. Its relentless pavement prevents the clay underneath the surface from absorbing water.  Mexico City is losing its potable drinking supply and the structures on top are sinking. This problem is only being made worse by climate change. 

As usual, this a problem that hurts poor people the most. Mexico City diverts water from surrounding towns, many of them struggling, to the metropolis. The wealthy and affluent are provided all the water they need at a fair price. Meanwhile, people inside and outside the city do not have enough water, must wait for their water on absurd schedules, and overpay. 

The sociological effects are even more alarming. Possibly 15 percent of the city's inhabitants may migrate from the city in search of better water resources. For a large city of 21 million people, that is a significant amount of migrants. Besides migrants, women suffer even more than men. Due to such an unreliable supply of clean drinking water, women must wait at home and manage the household's water problems. They are the family members responsible for collecting sufficient water. As a result, women are prevented from going to school or taking up careers. 

Mexico City's water problem is an equity problem. If the powerful and the wealthy were being adversely affected, maybe something drastic would be done to improve the situation. 


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Watch as the world’s cities appear one-by-one over 6,000 years

Watch as the world’s cities appear one-by-one over 6,000 years | Urban Places | Scoop.it
Watch the rise of human cities, beginning with [arguably] the world’s first city in 3700 BC and continuing up to the present. Use the controls at the bottom to pause/resume the map and to move back and forth in time. The history of urbanization, 3700 BC – 2000 AD (full-screen version) full screen / video […]
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The rise of the Asian megacity (and why 'metacities' are the next big thing)

The rise of the Asian megacity (and why 'metacities' are the next big thing) | Urban Places | Scoop.it

"Asia's rapid urbanisation is changing the very shape and nature of what we think of as a city.  It's not just the rapid increase in their numbers or their sheer size that makes these megacities fascinating. They look, feel and behave differently, too."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, May 12, 2016 2:29 PM

The term megacity (a city with a population greater than 10 million) has been around for a while and there wasn't much linguistic need to describe something bigger.  Today, most megacities are more like Lagos and Mumbai, places of extreme wealth asymmetries than the global cities of New York City and London.  Some are now using the term metacity to describe cities with populations of 20 million.  Asian metacities are a good place to start thinking about the largest urban regions that are increasingly dominating economic, political and cultural affairs.      

 

Tags: urbanmegacitiesEast Asia.

Lee Hancock's curator insight, November 1, 2016 8:48 PM

Mega city to Meta city...

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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 | Urban Places | Scoop.it
Two Chinese megacities implemented population caps last year – and official data shows the policy might already be having an effect
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The cities that run the world

The cities that run the world | Urban Places | Scoop.it
Sydney and Melbourne are often given global city status, but the two have some attributes which undermine their claims.
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Animated Map: The 20 Most Populous Cities in the World by 2100

Animated Map: The 20 Most Populous Cities in the World by 2100 | Urban Places | Scoop.it
This animation shows big changes in the world's most populous cities over the next 80+ years. Africa alone will hold 13 cities bigger than NYC by this time.
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En Gb

En Gb | Urban Places | Scoop.it
LSE Cities is an international centre at the London School of Economics and Political Science that studies how people and cities interact in a rapidly urbanising world, focussing on how the design of cities impacts on society, culture and the environment. Through research, conferences, teaching and projects, the centre aims to shape new thinking and practice on how to make cities fairer and more sustainable for the next generation of urban dwellers, who will make up some 70 per cent of the global population by 2050.
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Delhi trials smog-blasting cannon

Delhi trials smog-blasting cannon | Urban Places | Scoop.it
The anti-smog gun sprays out fine droplets of water but environmentalists say it's unlikely to work.
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India will sell only electric cars within the next 13 years

India will sell only electric cars within the next 13 years | Urban Places | Scoop.it
All cars sold in India will be electric by 2030 - good news for environmentalists, but bad news for the oil and gas industry.
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Has the inner-city suburb of Darlinghurst lost its lustre?

Has the inner-city suburb of Darlinghurst lost its lustre? | Urban Places | Scoop.it
Darlinghurst has emerged as one of the biggest winners in the Sydney property boom, but may be losing some of the colour that once made it attractive to outsiders.
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Global Power City Index 2016

Global Power City Index 2016 | Urban Places | Scoop.it
Result of 2016 is released. The Global Power City Index (GPCI) evaluates and ranks the major cities of the world according to their comprehensive power.
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Death-trap toilets: the hidden dangers of Mumbai's poorest slums

Death-trap toilets: the hidden dangers of Mumbai's poorest slums | Urban Places | Scoop.it
Poorly-constructed toilet blocks have led to the deaths of seven people in three months, but politicians are yet to act on their promises for change
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Lessons from the World’s Largest Megacity​

Lessons from the World’s Largest Megacity​ | Urban Places | Scoop.it
How to confront the challenges facing China’s ​Pearl River Delta
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