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Geography: Sustainable Places

Books in the Nettlefold Library

Media Providing Analysis and Opinion

The Conversation
An Australian site that provides analysis and opinion of current issues.

ABC Online
Access and search online versions and archives of ABC programs such as 4 Corners, Lateline, Foreign Correspondent etc.

Online resources

Population Reference Bureau
Provides information about  population, health, and the environment. Search the site for appropriate articles by conducting a keyword search.

The City Fix 
Provides the latest information regarding urban sustainability around the world. Browse the Topics or use the Advanced Search options to narrow your search results.

Megacities and rural community development
Access a succinct list of the issues faced by megacities

Access a range of articles regarding urbanisation and megacities.

Department of Economic and Social Affairs (United Nations)
Conduct a keyword search to locate information regarding megacities and the problems they face.

Online Videos

Newspapers, magazines and journal articles

A valuable source of information regarding the challenges faced by mega cities in developing countries.


World Urbanzation Prospects, the 2018 revision (United Nations)
Provides statistics related to urban growth around the world and related documents.

Datafinder (Population Reference Bureau)
Access a comprehensive range of international and national statistics covering topics such as the environment and demographics.

World Population Data Sheet (Population Reference Bureau)
Access charts that provide statistics, tends and projections for world population growth. View interactive maps to obtain data for particular countries.

The World Factbook
Provides maps and information on the people, economy, government, geography and other aspects for a large number of countries.

Land Use and Management (Australian Bureau of Statistics)
Access data concerning Australia's agricultural and water use, land degradation and sustainable agriculture here.

Australian Demographic Statistics (Australian Bureau of Statistics)
Provides access to statistics concerning Australia's population and demographics.

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