Fantastic Visualization of World Demography

I saw this link to a TED talk as I was looking for population projections for China and the US. It is from a professor and co-creator of GAP minder (recently bought by Google I think). Not too many numbers but lots of animations of health, income by region for different countries. Starts by showing the people have out dated view of life expectances and family size. It is very interesting visually. I also think it is a powerful teaching tool.

Fact: Mexico and the US had almost identical birth rates in 2008. If you did not know that your knowledge is outdated.

About Matthew Mulbrandon

I really like maps, as I am a geographer, and with the help of my more artistic partner I make cool maps. My focus in work and education has been centred on urban problems particularly housing and transportation. I have built and am working on several agent-based housing models. I am also interested in developing innovative ways to combat urban congestion using buses and electric kick scooters. Also it has led me to more theoretical pursuits such as how we determine if a model or methodology is sound (epistemology). How individuals relate to their social and built environment and their resulting interactions (social theory). Cities and really all our institutions are made of people with all their issues, virtues, and dreams and cannot be discounted when examining policy or predicting behaviours.

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