Monthly Archives: March 2013

Landfill harmonic…..music being made from rubbish in Paraguay

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In the news today…

Bringing all the mod cons to the slums……well you know the iphone and ipad…..what about the ishack?

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20130325-bringing-mod-cons-to-the-slums/1

And the fifth summit of the BRICS…

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21923874

 

 

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Geofile on migration from Poland to UK

Just found this….. worth a read!?!
http://www.geographylwc.org.uk/A/AS/ASpopulation/GF550.pdf

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For in our Globalisation lesson on Tuesday (not HW!)

a) Notes on improving shanties and comparing LA and Mumbai (you should print these so you do not have to write them all!)
Sustainable management strategies of megacitiesa)

b) Dongtan Eco City, China
http://www.dac.dk/en/dac-cities/sustainable-cities-2/all-cases/energy/dongtan-the-worlds-first-large-scale-eco-city/?bbredirect=true

c)Sweatshops – Nike
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nike_sweatshops

d)Human trafficking – The No Project
http://thenoproject.org/english/
especially this page – http://thenoproject.org/english/slavery/slavery-and-trafficking/

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BBC World debate on immigration.

Max, Christina and Alexandra …were we visible?

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Megacities (LA and Mumbai) and sustainability

1. What are the problems that the megacity of LA faces? (Bullet point facts)
2. Essay: What are the city authorities doing to make the city more sustainable? Is it working? (15 marks)

Some useful websites on sustainability in LA:

http://mayor.lacity.org/Issues/Environment/index.htm (fantastic!)

Ranking in US – http://www.csrwire.com/press_releases/18628-SustainLane-Announces-Annual-U-S-City-Rankings

http://www.journalism.berkeley.edu/projects/greenla/sustain.html

3. Watch the video about the Dharavi slum/shanty town/squatter settlement in Bombay. (Bullet point facts)
a) What are the problems of the slum?
b) What are the positive aspects of life in Dharavi?
c) What are the government and investors doing to improve and change Dharavi?

FOR WEDNESDAY 27th MARCH

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SLC Geog blog added to top 20 Geog blog/resource list by the Tutor Website, UK!!

Have a look at all the other geog blogs whilst you are there!

http://thetutorwebsite.co.uk/articles/91,top-20-geography-blogs-and-website-resources.html

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