Section C - 21st century challenges (specialised concepts)

System
A set of interrelated objects. It can be either closed or open in terms of movement across its boundaries
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Scale
Places can be local, national or state level. Global scale interactions occur at a planetary level
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Resilience
The ability of an object or a population to adapt to changes which have a negative impact upon them
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Power
The ability to affect change or equilibrium at different scales
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Place
A unique portion of geographic space
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Threshold
A critical limit or level that must not be crossed in order to prevent a system from undergoing change
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Sustainability
Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the future
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Risk
The possibility of a negative outcome resulting from a physical process or human decision
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Representation
How a country, place or area is portrayed by formal agencies (government and businesses) and informally by citizens, for e.g. websites
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Adaptation
The ability to respond to changing events
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Feedback
The way that environmental changes become accelerated, or are negated, by the processes operating in a human or physical system
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Causality
The relationship between cause and effect
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Inequality
Social and economic inequalities between people and places
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Globalisation
The process by which the world is becoming increasingly interconnected
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Identity
How people view changing places, landscapes or societies from different perspectives or experiences
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Interdependence
Relations of mutual dependence that are worldwide
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Equilibrium
The state of balance between inputs and outputs in a system
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Mitigation
Being able to reduce a negative impact on people, places and the environment
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