AS geography websites
Unit 1: Global Challenges
Globalisation 101 for discussion and definition
World Mapper for maps of global migration patterns
Both the OECD and International Organisation for Migration have data bases on migration trends.
The World Resources Institutes Earthtrends database can be used to get up to data development data.
www.toyota.com / www.walmart.com
The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development has TNC profiles
Cybergeography has maps of regional and global internet networks and Internet world stats has statistics for the world and regions.
The MDG chart the winners and losers in the battle to reduce poverty
http://www.nationaltrustnames.org.uk/ surname geography today versus the 19th Century.
http://www.statistics.gov.uk/populationestimates/svg_pyramid/default.htm dynamic UK population pyramid to 2081 showing ageing.
On the Move
http://www.pstalker.com/migration/mg_types.htm for migrant definitions, major flows and examples.
http://www.iom.int/jahia/Jahia/pid/241 global overview of migration and annual reports.
For the two case studies, searching the BBC news website (www.bbc.co.uk) produces many useful articles, facts and figures, and regional examples.
http://www.megacities.uni-koeln.de/documentation/ maps and statistics on the world’s largest cities.
http://esa.un.org/unup/ World Urbanisation Prospects 2005; data and trends.
http://www.unhabitat.org/categories.asp?catid=33 use of the UN Habitat website for case study and sustainability research, as well as data on chosen city examples.
The BBC website is useful for images of cities e.g. Mumbai and its slums, including Dharavi.
Global Challenges for the Future
http://www.newint.org/ New Internationalist (left-leaning journal) is especially useful moral and ethical debates; all back issues are available online.
http://www.climatechoices.org.uk/pages/food3.htm food miles and consumption choices.
http://www.sierraclub.org/population/consumption/ useful website on consumption and footprints.
World at Risk
World at Risk