Tag Archives: cities

Thinking about ‘Happy Cities’

Last year at Villiers Park Education Trust as part of the ‘Geographical Imaginations‘ course I delivered a new session which focused on cities. In previous years I had spent the time to explore sustainable cities and what that meant in … Continue reading

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Urban Growth and Megacities

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. For the session on urban growth and mega-cities we started with … Continue reading

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Beijing: An Exploration

Since the days of Kublai Kahn and the Mongol Yuan dynasty, Beijing (meaning ‘northern capital’, once called Peking) has been the capital of China. Best known for its historic sites such as Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden city and Summer Palace, … Continue reading

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Megacities: That is ALOT of people!

Having just watched the first episode of the new BBC series ‘Megacities’ I was alerted to fact that there are now 21 places on earth classified as megacities. Megacities are defined on the programme as settlements with a population over … Continue reading

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