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Rio's 'wall of shame' between its ghettos and shiny Olympic image

Rio's 'wall of shame' between its ghettos and shiny Olympic image | HSC Geography | Scoop.it
On one side of the wall are the bright, new, welcoming Olympic façades for Rio 2016.
Paul Battens insight:
Mega city character, spatial inequality.
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Saving the Great Barrier Reef

Saving the Great Barrier Reef | HSC Geography | Scoop.it
2016 has been a bad year for the Great Barrier Reef – the worst on record. If urgent action isn't taken, the reef as we know it could cease to exist.
Paul Battens insight:
Ecosystems at risk, GBR, management, nature and rate of change, human impacts. Big SMH exploration.
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The world's worst traffic: can Jakarta find an alternative to the car?

The world's worst traffic: can Jakarta find an alternative to the car? | HSC Geography | Scoop.it
Attracted by the air-conditioning and the status, many of the 3.5 million people who commute into the hot and humid Indonesian capital come by car. With four hours in traffic not unusual, Jakarta is searching for solutions
Paul Battens insight:
Mega city challenge, responses, Jakarta
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Breathing Fecal Dust in Mexico City

Breathing Fecal Dust in Mexico City | HSC Geography | Scoop.it
\o7 Carlos Fuentes, the acclaimed Mexican author of "Where the Air Is Clear" (1971), now looks at Mexico City in the muted light of the almost unthinkable pollution of that megalopolis and the worse
Paul Battens insight:
Mega city challenges. An old article, but certainly a confronting title!
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Sydney gets richer as it gets bigger. But there's a catch

Sydney gets richer as it gets bigger. But there's a catch | HSC Geography | Scoop.it
As Sydney gets bigger and more densely populated it is also gets much richer. But there's a catch – new research shows a disproportionate share of th
Paul Battens insight:
Social structure of Sydney, urban dynamics.
Lee Hancock's curator insight, November 20, 2016 6:45 PM
Sydney Urban Dynamics
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Streets Of Your Town

Streets Of Your Town | HSC Geography | Scoop.it
A two-part series focusing on the aesthetics of our suburbs. Comedian, broadcaster & Architecture enthusiast, Tim Ross, is our tour guide for this very personal journey exploring how & why our suburbs look the way they do.
Paul Battens insight:
Suburbanisation, Sydney, urban dynamics.
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Sydney's $31 billion makeover project revealed

Sydney's $31 billion makeover project revealed | HSC Geography | Scoop.it
Twenty seven thousand new homes will be built along a dilapidated 20-kilometre corridor in the state government's $31-billion redevelopment plan for Parramatt
Paul Battens insight:
Consolidation, Sydney urban dynamics. Renewal.
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San Francisco Becomes First City To Ban The Sale Of Plastic Bottles

San Francisco Becomes First City To Ban The Sale Of Plastic Bottles | HSC Geography | Scoop.it
Plastic pollution is one of the greatest burdens to the environment. Believe it or not, enough plastic is discarded every year to circle the globe four times. Even worse, it is estimated that 50% of the plastic on this planet is used only once before being thrown away.
To curb the issue of plastic pollution, the city of San Francisco has just done something monumental: it has  become the first in America to ban the sale of plastic water bottles. 
The move is building a global movement to reduce the huge amount of waste from the billion-dollar plastic bottle industry which is taking a toll on the environment.
Over the next four years, the ban will phase out the sales of plastic water bottles that hold 21 ounces or less in public spaces. A waiver is permissible if an adequate alternative water source is not available,reports GlobalFlare. 
Think Outside the Bottle campaign, a national effort that encourages restrictions of the “eco-unfriendly product,” was one of the largest supporters of the proposal.
While the San Francisco ban is less strict than the full prohibitions passed in 14 national parks and a number of universities in Concord, Massachusetts, it is a step in the right direction. 
Those who violate the ban could face fines of up to $1,000. That’s certainly an incentive to invest in a  reusable glass bottle.
The ban is “another step forward on our zero-waste goal,” said Joshua Arce, the chairman of the Commission on the Environment. “We had big public events for decades without plastic bottles and we’ll do fine without them again.”
This isn’t the first effort by the city to curb plastic pollution. In the past, San Francisco banned plastic bags and plastic foam containers. 
By 2020, the city aims to have no waste going to its landfill. Its diversion rate now stands at 80%.
What did the American Beverage Association, which includes Coca-Cola Co. and PepsiCo, have to say about the plastic bottle ban? The ban is “nothing more than a solution in search of a problem. This is a misguided attempt by city supervisors to decrease waste in a city of avid recyclers.” 
San Francisco may be more recycle-happy than other cities, but plastic pollution needs to be curbed. Perhaps in the future, other cities will follow the city’s bold lead and phase out plastics completely.
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Paul Battens insight:
World cities, cultural authority - behaviour in terms of sustainability. San Francisco, REDUCE, reuse, recycle. Taking reduce to an extreme level.
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Our Precious Urban Lives

Our Precious Urban Lives | HSC Geography | Scoop.it
Many Sydney neighborhoods, once diverse melting pots, have become shiny, wealthy and inward-looking.
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Sydney, urban dynamics. Excellent, excellent extended piece on Sydney's culture of place. Urban village in particular.
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Story of cities #46: the gated Buenos Aires community which left its poor neighbours under water

Story of cities #46: the gated Buenos Aires community which left its poor neighbours under water | HSC Geography | Scoop.it
The richest and poorest residents of Argentina’s capital are separated by the walls of gated communities. When heavy rains in 2013 left those outside the barriers vulnerable to severe flooding, their only hope was to tear them down
Paul Battens insight:
Spatial inequality urban dynamic, but not Sydney. Character of mega cities. Also responses to challenges.
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How We Share the World

How We Share the World | HSC Geography | Scoop.it
This interactive graphic shows how the world is divided according to six different socioeconomic variables. The land area of each country represents its share of the worldwide total. Click on a circle to reshape the map For attribution and data sources, scroll to the bottom. I have been having fun experimenting with cartograms lately. As maps […]
Paul Battens insight:
Can link to Mega cities, changes, Africa to see future growth. Good for Yr11 population and development.
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Clear Eyes, Full Heart - T. Powell

T. Powell - Clear Eyes, Full Heart Lyrics. I got my fans in the stands, my team on my back My family in my heart, I put my city on the map See I’m cool with my school but I know
Paul Battens insight:
Exam prep. A philosophy for preparation. 
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Shake-up looms for low-income housing rents

Shake-up looms for low-income housing rents | HSC Geography | Scoop.it
Social housing tenants could be forced to pay more in rent depending on the location and size of their house or apartment under options being examined by th
Paul Battens insight:
Sydney urban dynamics, social structure, consolidation and spatial exclusion?
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Urban Problems in LEDCs

Urban Problems in LEDCs | HSC Geography | Scoop.it
Internet Geography - Geographical resources online. Free geography resources including revision help, case studies, lesson plans, worksheets and schemes of work.
Paul Battens insight:
Self help responses to mega city challenges, Rio
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Sydney needs higher affordable housing targets

Sydney needs higher affordable housing targets | HSC Geography | Scoop.it
The community needs affordable housing and that requires meaningful targets for new developments. The only ones who will lose out are landholders who make windfall profits from rezoning.
Paul Battens insight:
Sydney urban dynamics, social structure.
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GEOCASES: Case Study: São Paulo: Population and Slum Housing

GEOCASES: Case Study: São Paulo: Population and Slum Housing | HSC Geography | Scoop.it
Paul Battens insight:
Mega city character, challenges, responses.
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Airbnb is about to change the way you travel, again

Airbnb is about to change the way you travel, again | HSC Geography | Scoop.it
Airbnb is about to rock the travel industry with its new App, Trips.
Paul Battens insight:
Technology factor affecting tourism, future trends.
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Double reef drowning a ‘perfect storm’

Double reef drowning a ‘perfect storm’ | HSC Geography | Scoop.it
UPDATE: REEF operators told of a tragic perfect storm as two elderly French tourists died and another had to be resuscitated on a snorkelling trip to the Great Barrier Reef yesterday.
Paul Battens insight:
Tourism, nature. Can be dangerous.
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Sydney, I love you, but you're meaner than ever: that's why I'm leaving

Sydney, I love you, but you're meaner than ever: that's why I'm leaving | HSC Geography | Scoop.it
If you crave simplicity in your life, it's not too far away from the CBD.
Paul Battens insight:
Sydney Urban Dynamics. Counterurbanisation, a little ex-urb
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Suburb 40km from Sydney CBD edges towards million-dollar median house price

Suburb 40km from Sydney CBD edges towards million-dollar median house price | HSC Geography | Scoop.it
A new suburb in Sydney's north-west has shocked onlookers with a median house price of almost $1 million.
Paul Battens insight:
Illustration of urban dynamic, suburbunisation, in Sydney. The Ponds. Lots of detail on suburbanisation - benefits and some negatives (e.g. not good public transport).
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Paris becomes first city in the world to trial 'flying' taxis

Paris becomes first city in the world to trial 'flying' taxis | HSC Geography | Scoop.it
Paris has become the first city in the world to be served by hi-tech and environmentally friendly "flying" river taxis.
Paul Battens insight:
One little illustrative example of cultural authority (role model) of world cities. Paris and New York. Use of technology. (that is a doctored image).
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Lessons from the World’s Largest Megacity​

Lessons from the World’s Largest Megacity​ | HSC Geography | Scoop.it
How to confront the challenges facing China’s ​Pearl River Delta
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Mega city challenges and responses. China, Shenzhen and Goungzhou. 
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How China's dealmakers pulled off a $270 billion global spree

How China's dealmakers pulled off a $270 billion global spree | HSC Geography | Scoop.it
Chinese firms are learning to soothe misgivings about the country's record $US207 billion ($272 billion) overseas buying spree.
Paul Battens insight:
World cities - character, role, networks. Two illustrative examples here - London law firm, and Hong Kong office.
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Inner city areas lead the way as Sydney's population nears 5 million

Inner city areas lead the way as Sydney's population nears 5 million | HSC Geography | Scoop.it
High-density suburbs in the inner south are leading the way with Sydney's population to hit 5 million within months.
Paul Battens insight:
Sydney growth, urban dynamics, suburbanisation and consolidation.
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