3. Changing Communities

Changing Communities Overview

In this unit you will learn about:

Assignment 1

Vocabulary

Native English Speakers: For each word on the list, find and type the English definition.

English Learners: For each word on the list, find and type both the English definition and the translation into your native language.

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Assignment 2

Urbanization

Ever since the Industrial Revolution, more and more humans have moved to cities. Why is this, and what are the impacts of this migration? Watch the video to find out more.

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Assignment 3

Urbanization & Demographic Change

You have already learned about Demographic Change - now you will learn how it specifically affects cities.

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Assignment 4

Social Isolation

Social Isolation is increasing (see this article), and an excellent, though extreme, example is the "hikkikomori" of Japan. Watch the video to learn more.

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Assignment 5

Retrofitting Suburbia

Ellen Dunham-Jones fires the starting shot for the next big sustainable design project: retrofitting suburbia. To come: Dying malls rehabilitated, dead "big box" stores re-inhabited, and parking lots transformed into thriving wetlands

Assignment 6

Urbanization & the Growth of Cities across 10,000 years