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Changing places: Art. Changing Places - General. Gentrification. M25. Core + periphery / Unsuccessful Places / 'Left-behind' territory. Railway changes. Great old images. The old world and the new, side by side in Chongqing, China. Beach Party, Tata Steelworks, Port Talbot, Glamorgan. #ukcoastwalk. Placemaking: Pancras Square, London is re-imaging itself. All the site hoardings are printed with leaves #placemaking. Home through the rain #JohnBerry. Around the World in 100 Million Photos. If you're teaching either Globalisation or Changing Places at A level, this is a must-have #geographyteacher. He Collected 12,000 Road Maps—Now We’re Discovering Their Secrets. Robert Berlo got hooked on maps at an early age.

He Collected 12,000 Road Maps—Now We’re Discovering Their Secrets

As a kid growing up in San Francisco he’d pore over roadmaps in the backseat of the car on family vacations. Sometime around age 11 he started collecting them. Charles Booth Maps Descriptive of London Poverty. What's Your Earliest Memory Of London? Part Two. A couple of weeks ago, we asked you for your earliest memories of London.

What's Your Earliest Memory Of London? Part Two

An insider's guide to Hull: 'It's better than you think, honest …' In five words Better than you think, honest … What sound defines your city?

An insider's guide to Hull: 'It's better than you think, honest …'

Photos: 25 beautiful murals that transformed Eastern Market in Detroit. For the second consecutive year, renowned artists from metro Detroit and around the globe converged on the Eastern Market for the past week to paint murals on the sides of buildings as part of Murals in the Market.

Photos: 25 beautiful murals that transformed Eastern Market in Detroit

The transformation is remarkable. Inner State Gallery, Eastern Market Corp. and 1xRUN have teamed up for another impressive year. Workbook: 2015IMD_HOMEPAGE. London mayor launches unprecedented inquiry into foreign property ownership. London mayor Sadiq Khan is to launch the UK’s most comprehensive inquiry into the impact of foreign investment flooding London’s housing market, amid growing fears about the scale of gentrification and spiralling housing costs in the capital.

London mayor launches unprecedented inquiry into foreign property ownership

#ChangingPlaces #NewTowns #urban #regeneration #rebranding #CBD #Coventry #geographyteacher Recent impact of Resorts World Birmingham? #OTD 1976: Egon Ronay's guide to transport cafes was published. It described accommodation at many as akin to "neo-Dickensian doss houses" Battersea Power Sta 1981: Save Britain's Heritage​ had ambitious plans to transform Battersea Power Station into a gargantuan entertainment complex. Farewell oil, hello tech: the world’s 5 most valuable companies in 2006 and 2016. From smartphones and social media, to virtual reality and artificial intelligence, the tech-oriented world we live in today looks very different to how things were just 10 years ago.

Farewell oil, hello tech: the world’s 5 most valuable companies in 2006 and 2016

In 2006, oil giant Exxon Mobil headed the list of the world’s most valuable companies and Microsoft was the only tech firm near the top. Fast forward to August 2016, and Apple, Google’s Alphabet, Amazon and Facebook dominate the list, while ExxonMobil is the only oil company left in the top five. Image: Statista. St Peter’s seminary, Scotland: The raver’s Brigadoon. In this month’s Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)’s Discovering Britain walk, Tom Hart investigates Scotland’s holy modern ruin For more great walks, trails and viewpoints, be sure to check out the new Discovering Britain Facebook page by clicking here.

St Peter’s seminary, Scotland: The raver’s Brigadoon

At a dinner party in London about ten years ago, someone said “Hey, you’re Scottish. Have you been to that weird abandoned church?” You Can't Move History - But You Can Secure the Future. Middle-aged abandon ‘Club 18-34’ city centres. Tim Leunig: The regeneration game is up. There is no doubt that the gap in living standards between places like Basingstoke and Blackburn is huge.

Tim Leunig: The regeneration game is up

And there is no doubt that Labour is committed to regeneration: no surprise, with recent Labour cabinets including MPs for Hull, Stockton, Blackburn and so on. But commitment does not guarantee results. John Prescott was sincere in promising fewer cars, but he failed to deliver. Geodemographics of Housing in Great Britain. Whitstable harbour - A day in the life. London Names. #OTD 1981: Inner city life was in the news after a new report found that almost everyone wanted to move away. Putin's Making a Big Bet on Building Vegas in Vladivostok. What happens in Vladivostok stays in Vladivostok.

Putin's Making a Big Bet on Building Vegas in Vladivostok

QuickTake Vladimir Putin A phrase that could’ve captured Soviet obsession with secrecy during the Cold War is gaining new meaning for Vladimir Putin, who’s taking a gamble as he aims to turn Russia’s easternmost nuclear garrison into a freewheeling center of commerce and casinos to lure investors and bettors from Asia. Stung by oil’s collapse and sanctions, Putin declared the once-closed Pacific city of 600,000 a “free port” last October, slashing red tape and introducing unprecedented legal protections for investors in the hopes of spawning a bustling frontier outpost closer in spirit to Las Vegas than Moscow.

The gentrification of Washington DC: how my city changed its colours. The last time I returned to Washington DC, I arrived as I usually do, by train into Union Station.

The gentrification of Washington DC: how my city changed its colours

It was the end of March, the day before Easter Sunday, and the platforms teemed with travellers coming into town to see the city’s cherry blossoms, gifted to the city more than a hundred years ago by the mayor of Tokyo. The colonnade of delicately blossomed trees along the Tidal Basin walkway to the Jefferson Memorial is a historical and aesthetic delight for visitors; but for me, as a child, they were a harbinger of Washington’s aggressive hay fever season. When I was in high school, I would do my best to run speed workouts on the track while inhaling my own snot and wheezing through pollen-aggravated wind pipes. As an adult, I discovered Claritin and my whole world changed. Here's my 3rd cousin. He's 88 & still works daily to tend the same Isle of Arran farms that my ancestor left in 1860.

The Medieval town of Najac, Southern France. Events happen in places: Imagine someone building an augmented reality app where you could see exactly what events happened where you stand.. School playground equipment in the year 1900. The first colour photographs of England - Travel. When London City Airport first made the news, back in 1982. Main Street, Deadwood, South Dakota, 1952. Estuarial towns are an architectural utopia, says Jonathan Meades. Non-places... #photography #art #drawing #illustration #psychogeography. Backlash after Ferguslie Park rated 'most deprived' Residents of a Paisley housing scheme have hit back after official statistics rated it the most deprived community in Scotland. They claimed the Scottish government figures did not paint a "true picture" of Ferguslie Park. It followed the publication of the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD), which rates 7,000 communities by factors including health and income.

Locals said the area has a "fantastic community spirit". How 'eye-tracking' could change our experience of cities – for better or worse. Does a walk in the park during your lunch break make you feel relaxed? Does lush greenery or a glint of sunlight on running water catch your eye and allow you to stare and rest your brain? We recently turned our attention to these questions when we asked park users in the city of Melbourne to view films of walks. Before #NewYork when Henry Hudson first looked on #Manhattan in 1609, what did he see? The Hole Story. This month’s Discovering Britain trail takes Laura Cole underground into the secret caves of Nottingham For more great walks, trails and viewpoints, be sure to check out the new Discovering Britain Facebook page by clicking here.

Most often the backdrop for the popular legend of Robin Hood, Nottingham is little remembered for its most defining physical feature: hundreds of sandstone caves. There are a recorded 544 man-made caves under the city: some used as modern venues, some recently discovered, and others that have been lost for centuries, still waiting to be unearthed. Making My Place in the World. The genius loci.