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Urban Agriculture

“Aerial photo tour across countries and continents with a French photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand”


Seth Dixon, Ph.D.‘s insight:

I love Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s photography; so many of them are geography lessons in and of themselves as he captures compelling images of the cultural landscape.  This particular gallery shows 32 stunning images including this one above showing urban agriculture in Geneva, Switzerland.
“Worldwide, there are 800 million amateur farmers in built-up areas. In estates in south eastern Asia and some towns in central and South America, many people depend on this activity for survival. It’s the same story in Europe; in Berlin there are more than 80,000 urban farmers, and in Russia more than 72% of all urban homes till their own patch of land, balcony or even roof. Urban agriculture is on the [rise] and there could be twice as many people enjoying it within twenty years.”


Tags: agriculture, foodlandscape, images, urban, unit 5 agriculture, unit 7 cities.

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Historical Interactive Topographic Map of Switzerland




Seth Dixon, Ph.D.‘s insight:

This is an excellent interactive topographic map of Switzerland with great detail at a variety of scales and historical images from 1938 to the present.

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10 Famous Clock Towers From Around the World

Via Scoop.itGeography Education
10 Famous Clock Towers From Around the World – (via @Twitt_Geography)…

This is a fun collection that captures the architecture of an era that valued large public timepieces as symbols of modernity and progress.  If we aren’t seeing the construction of new grand clocks, what are 21st century symbols of modernity and progress in public spaces?  Enjoy these photos from Switzerland and Russia.












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