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The walkable city

The walkable city | Yr 7 Geography and History | Scoop.it
How do we solve the problem of the suburbs? Urbanist Jeff Speck shows how we can free ourselves from dependence on the car -- which he calls "a gas-belching, time-wasting, life-threatening prosthetic device" -- by making our cities more walkable and more pleasant for more people.
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Here's What Happened When A Neighborhood Decided To Ban Cars For A Month | Co.Exist | ideas + impact

Here's What Happened When A Neighborhood Decided To Ban Cars For A Month | Co.Exist | ideas + impact | Yr 7 Geography and History | Scoop.it

Everyone loved it, obviously. And the world didn't fall apart.


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Life in Sydney is getting better – for some

Life in Sydney is getting better – for some | Yr 7 Geography and History | Scoop.it

Is life in Sydney getting better? For some, sure. But for others there is one ingredient missing.


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Subi Centro Master Plan

Subi Centro Master Plan | Yr 7 Geography and History | Scoop.it
Subi Centro. TPG Town Planning Urban Design and Heritage (The Planning Group WA Pty Ltd) is a consultancy based in Perth and Sydney. Our services include Urban Design, Statutory Planning, Strategic Planning, Heritage Planning, Land Development and Graphic Design.
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Virtual Water

Virtual Water | Yr 7 Geography and History | Scoop.it
Discover how much WATER we EAT everyday
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Virtual water website - how much water you eat.

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Waterfootprint.org: Water footprint and virtual water

Waterfootprint.org: Water footprint and virtual water | Yr 7 Geography and History | Scoop.it
The water footprint of a nation shows the total volume of water that is used to produce the goods and services consumed by the inhabitants of the nation. The virtual water content of a product is the volume of water used to produce the product, measured at the place where the product was actually produced.
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Affairs: Most liveable city: Munich (Monocle.com)

Affairs: Most liveable city: Munich (Monocle.com) | Yr 7 Geography and History | Scoop.it
Munich — As Munich jumps back up the scale to our No 1 spot, we look at what makes it Monocle's most liveable city. We explore the urban environment and talk to its visionary thinkers to uncover how and why this city has usurped other metropolises in our quality of life survey.
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Watch The World Grow Older In 4 GIFs

Watch The World Grow Older In 4 GIFs | Yr 7 Geography and History | Scoop.it
Some countries are getting old. Others are staying young — and getting much bigger.

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CHS AP Human Geography / Beth Gehle & Amy Rossello's curator insight, December 14, 2013 11:00 AM

A cool look at the DTM and population pyramids

RobersonWG's curator insight, December 27, 2013 10:52 PM

Read the article and review the GIF image data.  Think of these as non-gender specific population pyramids.  How would you explain the growth in our older population age ranges 50+?  Why such a growth in older people and a decline in younger people?

Noah Duncan's curator insight, January 13, 2014 5:44 PM

There are many countries that are growing old. The United States of America isn't as much as Japan. Japan must have a low fertility rate because there are more elders. There are some countries that are not getting older Like Nigeria. Nigeria has a very high fertility rate, and children are a huge share of the people in those countries.

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Safer Streets Pay Off for Businesses

Safer Streets Pay Off for Businesses | Yr 7 Geography and History | Scoop.it

When policymakers think about changing a street, economic factors weigh heavily. Objections from business owners can prevent the installation of bike lanes, traffic-calming measures, and sensible parking pricing.

As a result, making the economic case for re-designing streets is imperative. But how do you measure the financial impact of more human-centric design?

The New York City Department of Transportation, which installed dozens of pedestrian plazas and hundreds of miles of bike lanes over the last six years, wanted to know. They found that no one had developed a compelling model. So the agency set out to create its own methodology...


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Brilliant designs to fit more people in every city

Brilliant designs to fit more people in every city | Yr 7 Geography and History | Scoop.it
How can we fit more people into cities without overcrowding? Kent Larson shows off folding cars, quick-change apartments and other innovations that could make the city of the future work a lot like a small village of the past.
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Change in 'liveability' score (from 2010 to 2015) | Vivid Maps

Change in 'liveability' score (from 2010 to 2015) | Vivid Maps | Yr 7 Geography and History | Scoop.it
Maps that explain the world
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Subiaco Western Australia. Subiaco Photos by Mingor

Subiaco Western Australia. Subiaco Photos by Mingor | Yr 7 Geography and History | Scoop.it
Photographs of Subiaco, Western Australia
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Subi Centro | an MRA project

Subi Centro | an MRA project | Yr 7 Geography and History | Scoop.it
The Subi Centro redevelopment features a mix of apartments, townhouses, shops, restaurants and businesses, right in the heart of Subiaco.
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Subi Centro Vision | MRA

Subi Centro Vision | MRA | Yr 7 Geography and History | Scoop.it
Our Subi Centro redevelopment has breathed new life into Subiaco by building on the area’s existing rich history to create a new, cosmopolitan way of living.
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Home | Wet Rocks

Home | Wet Rocks | Yr 7 Geography and History | Scoop.it
Wet Rocks is a valuable resource for both learning and teaching about groundwater. Relevant to the Australian Curriculum, Wet Rocks is the study of groundwater and its place in the water cycle, how it is formed, its importance as a resource, and the complexities of groundwater management.
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Affairs: Most liveable city: Helsinki (Monocle.com)

Affairs: Most liveable city: Helsinki (Monocle.com) | Yr 7 Geography and History | Scoop.it
helsinki — Helsinki claims the number 1 spot in Monocle’s 2011 Quality of Life survey, which ranks the top 25 cities in the world to call home. Rising from fifth position in 2010, Helsinki outperformed Zürich at number 2 and Copenhagen at number 3 to claim the mantle as the world’s most liveable city. An unorthodox but well-deserving champion, the Finnish capital stands out for its fundamental courage to rethink its urban ambitions, and for possessing the talent, ideas and guts to pull it off.
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Affairs: Most liveable city: Copenhagen (Monocle.com)

Affairs: Most liveable city: Copenhagen (Monocle.com) | Yr 7 Geography and History | Scoop.it
Copenhagen — World-conquering urban quality of life requires the trickiest of balancing acts between progress and preservation, stimulation and security, global and local. Perfection is unobtainable but Copenhagen is striking one of the best deals right now.
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Sherbourne Common: A Transformed Brownfield at Toronto's Revitalized Waterfront

Sherbourne Common: A Transformed Brownfield at Toronto's Revitalized Waterfront | Yr 7 Geography and History | Scoop.it

Sherbourne Common, transformed from a brownfield site along a neglected stretch of Toronto’s waterfront, transcends the conventional definition of a park by interweaving a stormwater treatment facility with landscape, architecture, engineering, and public art. As the newest addition to Toronto’s revitalized waterfront, it's both an outdoor living room for the emerging mixed-use community and an urban park intended to serve the broader constituency of downtown Toronto.

Conceived as a catalytic node along the waterfront, Sherbourne Common was built in advance of private development. The commitment to public realm was paramount to the client’s vision for the regeneration of Toronto’s waterfront. Sherbourne Common along with other waterfront public realm contributions are becoming well used beautiful moments along the lakeshore strung together with a new waterfront promenade and a future grand boulevard. This is strong evidence of the significance and power of building public realm in generating new vibrant urban communities on post industrial lands...


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