Year 12 Geography- Mega Cities
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China Plans to Move 250 Million into Cities by 2025

China Plans to Move 250 Million into Cities by 2025 | Year 12 Geography- Mega Cities | Scoop.it
The old buildings under these high-rises in Chongqing have been marked for demolition. © Justin Jin for The New York Times The Chinese government is
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allAfrica.com: Nigeria: Evolving a Sustainable Transport System for Megacities (Page 1 of 2)

allAfrica.com: Nigeria: Evolving a Sustainable Transport System for Megacities (Page 1 of 2) | Year 12 Geography- Mega Cities | Scoop.it
allAfrica: African news and information for a global audience
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101 East - Mega Cities - Mega Problems

Indonesia's Jakarta is overwhelmed by people, traffic, pollution and rubbish.
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Hot topics in development in 2012: megacities, MDGs and more – interactive

Hot topics in development in 2012: megacities, MDGs and more – interactive | Year 12 Geography- Mega Cities | Scoop.it
What were the defining issues of this year in development when land grabs, aid and Rio+20 made the headlines?
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Megacities @ National Geographic Magazine

Megacities @ National Geographic Magazine | Year 12 Geography- Mega Cities | Scoop.it

By 2030, 2 out of 3 people will live in an urban world, with most of the explosive growth occurring in developing countries. For a review of the future, the last in the Challenges for Humanity series explores São Paulo, Lagos, Bangkok and Hyderabad.


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The Rise of Megacities

The Rise of Megacities | Year 12 Geography- Mega Cities | Scoop.it
By 2025, the developing world will be home to 29 megacities.

 

Through this interactive mapping feature with rich call-out boxes, the reader can explore the latest UN estimates and forecasts on the growth of megacities (urban areas with over 10 million residents).  These 'cities on steroids' have been growing tremendously since the 1950s and present a unique set of geographic challenges and opportunities for their residents. 

 

Tags: urban, megacities.


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, January 16, 2013 12:28 PM

Through this interactive mapping feature with rich call-out boxes, the reader can explore the latest UN estimates and forecasts on the growth of megacities (urban areas with over 10 million residents).  These 'cities on steroids' have been growing tremendously since the 1950s and present a unique set of geographic challenges and opportunities for their residents. 


Download the data yourself as a CSV file and your can import this into ArcGIS online and symbolize your map with any of the columns in the dataset.  


Tags: urban, megacities.


Peter Steffan's curator insight, October 9, 2013 5:00 PM

Very cool!

Tori Denney's curator insight, May 27, 2015 3:36 PM

World cities and megacities - Presently , the mega cities of the world have to have a population of at least 10,000. Many cities are very near the minimum to be considered a mega city, but are not quite there. By 2025, the developing world, as we understand it now, is estimated to be home to 29 megacities.

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The Three Ages of Megacities

Megacities provide some of the world’s most dynamic and stimulating places to live. But they also bring their own specific challenges. The maturity level of a
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Megacities pose serious health challenge

Megacities pose serious health challenge | Year 12 Geography- Mega Cities | Scoop.it
Researchers call for stringent air-quality control during rapid urbanization.
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Health, Pollution and Traffic Conditions Within Mega Cities

Health, Pollution and Traffic Conditions Within Mega Cities | Year 12 Geography- Mega Cities | Scoop.it
These megacities take up approximately only 2 percent of the Earth's land surface, yet they account for roughly 75 percent of industrial wood use, 60 percent of human water use, and nearly 80 percent of all human produced carbon emissions.
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Major Cities In Project to Reduce Carbon | The Energy Collective

Major Cities In Project to Reduce Carbon | The Energy Collective | Year 12 Geography- Mega Cities | Scoop.it
Cities are responsible for 70 percent of greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels. Los Angeles and Paris are both participating in the Megacities Carbon Project to develop methods for measuring greenhouse gas emissions.
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Karnataka govt dreams big of a mega-city in Bangalore

Karnataka govt dreams big of a mega-city in Bangalore | Year 12 Geography- Mega Cities | Scoop.it
The new government in Karnataka has dreamt big of a mega-city in Bangalore. It envisions infrastructural development and economic benefits.
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Pitfalls Abound in China’s Push From Farm to City

Pitfalls Abound in China’s Push From Farm to City | Year 12 Geography- Mega Cities | Scoop.it
Even a showpiece project in Shaanxi Province shows flaws in China’s urbanization drive, including high electricity costs and a lack of jobs in the new towns.
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The Evolution of African Megacities

The Evolution of African Megacities | Year 12 Geography- Mega Cities | Scoop.it
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Urban Growth and Megacities -excellent overview and resources

Urban Growth and Megacities -excellent overview and resources | Year 12 Geography- Mega Cities | Scoop.it
Today’s post contains more materials from my recent Environment and Society course. The course has a mixture of different teaching methods to try and introduce students to university learning...

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The Problem With Megacities

The Problem With Megacities | Year 12 Geography- Mega Cities | Scoop.it
Megacities in developing countries should be seen for what they are: a tragic replaying of the worst aspects of the mass urbanization that occurred previously in the West.

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The rise of megacities - interactive

The rise of megacities - interactive | Year 12 Geography- Mega Cities | Scoop.it
By 2025, the developing world will be home to 29 megacities.

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Megacities - FT.com

Megacities - FT.com | Year 12 Geography- Mega Cities | Scoop.it
At festival times, the locals don sandals and cotton indigo happi coats before heaving the neighbourhood deity through the streets on an ornate palanquin. At harvest, they gather to pound rice cakes.

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Global cities of the future

Global cities of the future | Year 12 Geography- Mega Cities | Scoop.it
Explore the cities and emerging urban clusters that will drive dramatic growth and demographic changes over the next generation. A McKinsey Quarterly Economic Studies article.

 

In the next 13 years, 600 cities will account for nearly 65 percent of global GDP growth. That is reason enough to explore this global dataset with over 2,600 metropolitan areas. 


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The Impacts of Megacities on Air Pollution and Climate | IGAC Project

The Impacts of Megacities on Air Pollution and Climate | IGAC Project | Year 12 Geography- Mega Cities | Scoop.it
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Megacities present global health hurdle: experts

Megacities present global health hurdle: experts | Year 12 Geography- Mega Cities | Scoop.it
Health issues facing so-called "megacities" like Tokyo, Mumbai or New York are poised to become a huge challenge for global policy as the cities grow, experts at the World Health Summit said.
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