Tag Archives: urban

The World At Night Quiz

Here’s a nice little test for geographers – can you identify these cities from night-time photographs taken by astronauts on the International Space Station? Try these tasters, and then go to the full quiz via the link below: I wont … Continue reading

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Walking Like A Dog In Reykjavik

  On my last trip to Iceland as a Field Studies Tutor for Rayburn Tours, I arrived a few hours ahead of my group. This gave me a great opportunity to explore the streets of Reykjavik with no students to … Continue reading

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The Unhappiest Places in the UK?

The Office for National Statistics has just released data outlining how happy people are across the UK, and the top 13 unhappiest places to live are all in England. In their report titled “Personal well-being in the UK: Oct 2015 … Continue reading

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City Map Quiz

There are plenty of geography-based quizzes available online, but I particularly like this one:  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/quizzes/Quiz-Can-you-identify-these-cities/  Titles have been removed from 15 maps – and the quiz asks you to identify the cities they show.  In addition, there are further links … Continue reading

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Sustainable Cities Index

I came across this document at the end of last year, and thought it might be of use to geography teachers. It is a report from a design consultancy called Arcadis that ranks 100 global cities on three dimensions of … Continue reading

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Update Your Urban Regeneration Case Studies

Two interesting articles have appeared in the press recently that could be used in the classroom as up-to-the-moment examples of urban regeneration. Article: http://linkis.com/www.thetimes.co.uk/a/ilKv0 The first of them forms an addition to any existing case studies of regeneration associated with … Continue reading

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Shipping Containers For Houses?

Could steel shipping containers be used to help solve the housing problems faced by some of our major cities? construct one of India’s tallest towers — should the vision of one ambitious architecture firm come to fruition. The ‘Containerscraper’ is … Continue reading

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