Tuesday, 29 July 2008
Thursday, 24 July 2008
The store was going to be on the site of the old Debenhams, which has been empty since Debenhams moved to the new Westfield Centre in October. The article also mentions the impact of the Westfield Centre on other city centre shops - a significant number are now empty - and the effect that this is having on the city centre as a whole... Particularly interesting when you consider this alongside Derby Cityscape Ltd's Masterplan.
What do you think?
"For the first time in human history more people are living in urban than rural places. Over the summer of 2008 URBAN EARTH will be travelling on foot across Mexico City, London and Mumbai to witness our increasingly URBAN EARTH."
Why not take your camera and go on your own Urban Earth Adventure?
I didn't get round to launching a proper postcard competition this year... but if you are going somewhere, send us a postcard and we will have a little prize draw! And don't forget to take some geographical photos...
If you are sitting at home wondering what to do with yourself for six weeks:
- check out Mission: Explore
- do some GeoSquishing
- don't forget about Geograph - as well as going out to take some photos of your local area, you could look for pictures of interesting places near you and go and visit them! I've discovered various interesting new places not far from home via Geograph!
Let us know how you get on - leave a comment and send some photos!
And don't forget to keep checking Geogtastic - I will still be updating the blog over the holidays.
Wednesday, 23 July 2008
Sunday, 13 July 2008
Saturday, 12 July 2008
"Shoot Nations 2008 is addressing the theme of ‘Young People in a Changing Climate’. We want to build a global picture of how climate change is affecting young people worldwide, how they can act now to slow the change and how they can adapt to the inevitable changes in the future."
All you have to do is take three photographs to show your feelings ins response to:
1. How is climate change affecting your life?
2. Act now - be the change!
3. Your world in the future.
If you prefer, you can enter drawings, rather than photographs.
The closing date is 31st July...
For more information, go here: http://www.shootnations.org/competition/info