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  1. [Yemen].

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    The capital of Yemen is Sanaa. As of 1995, Yemen had a population of 14.5 million governed by a presidential regime. 1994 gross national product and per capita income were, respectively, $3.7 billion and $280. Per capita income grew at 1.6% per year over the period 1985-94. In 1994, Yemen owed $5.9 billion, then being serviced at $360 million. For the same year, Yemen exported $3.069 billion in goods and services and imported $3.178 billion. As of 1995, the population was growing in size by 3.2% annually. In 1992-93, life expectancy at birth was 50.7 years, the infant mortality rate was 119 per 1000 births, 38% had access to health services, and 32% had access to drinkable water. Other data are presented on the country's topography, climate and vegetation, demographics, principal cities, population distribution, religions, political structure, economics and finances, foreign commerce, and transportation and communications. PMID:12347073

  2. Conservation and building practice in a world heritage city : the case of Sana'a, Yemen

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    Lamprakos, Michele Helene

    2006-01-01

    The unique architecture of Sana'a, Yemen has been the focus of international conservation efforts, which have stimulated local interest and contributed to the formation of a local discourse. Because conservation followed ...

  3. Human malaria in the highlands of Yemen

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    AL-Mekhlafi, A M; AL-Mekhlafi, H M; Mahdy, M A K; Azazy, A A; Fong, M Y

    2011-01-01

    Between June 2008 and March 2009, a cross-sectional study of human malaria was carried out in four governorates of Yemen, two (Taiz and Hodiedah) representing the country’s highlands and the others (Dhamar and Raymah) the country’s coastal plains/foothills. The main aims were to determine the prevalences of Plasmodium infection among 455 febrile patients presenting for care at participating health facilities and to investigate the potential risk factors for such infection. Malarial infection was detected in 78 (17·1%) of the investigated patients and was more likely to be detected among the febrile patients from the highlands than among those presenting in the coastal plains/foothills (22·6% v.13·9%; ?2?=?10·102; P?=?0·018). Binary logistic-regression models identified low household income [odds ratio (OR)?=?13·52; 95% confidence interval (CI)?=?2·62–69·67; P?=?0·002], living in a household with access to a water pump (OR?=?4·18; CI?=?1·60–10·96; P?=?0·004) and living in a household near a stream (OR?=?4·43; CI?=?1·35–14·56; P?=?0·014) as significant risk factors for malarial infection in the highlands. Low household income was the only significant risk factor identified for such infection in the coastal plains and foothills (OR?=?8·20; CI?=?1·80–37·45; P?=?0·007). It is unclear why febrile patients in the highlands of Yemen are much more likely to be found to have malarial infection than their counterparts from the coastal plains and foothills. Although it is possible that malarial transmission is relatively intense in the highlands, it seems more likely that, compared with those who live at lower altitudes, those who live in the highlands are less immune to malaria, and therefore more likely to develop febrile illness following malarial infection. Whatever the cause of the symptomatic malarial infection commonly found in the highlands of Yemen, it is a matter of serious concern that should be addressed in the national strategy to control malaria. PMID:21801497

  4. Dermatologists combat leprosy in Yemen.

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    al-Qubati, Y; al-Kubati, A S

    1997-12-01

    In the Republic of Yemen, leprosy patients face social stigmatization and considerable suffering. Diagnosis and treatment are delayed by the poor health infrastructure, difficult terrain, and political instability, resulting in unnecessary complications and deformities. The National Leprosy Control Program, established in 1982 with the support of the German Leprosy Relief Association and the World Health Organization, has sought to reach people in remote rural areas. 63 leprosy clinics have been established in 14 regions; 60 of these clinics are integrated into the primary health care system. In addition, dermatologists, with support from international nongovernmental organizations, have campaigned through the media and mobile teams for an end to the ostracism of leprosy patients and urged their reintegration into the community. Other interventions have included the production of posters for health education, construction of an orthopedic workshop, reconstructive surgeries performed by an international corps of volunteer physicians, training courses for medical personnel, and a rehabilitation program to teach sewing to women with leprosy. As a result of early passive detection and other leprosy control efforts, Yemen's leprosy caseload has declined from a peak of 2314 registered for treatment in 1989 to 765 in 1996. The prevalence of leprosy has declined from 1.9/10,000 population in 1989 to 0.5/10,000 in 1996. A combined leprosy-tuberculosis pilot project is under development. By the year 2000, leprosy should be eliminated as a public health problem in Yemen. PMID:9466198

  5. The Challenges of Pharmacy Education in Yemen

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    2014-01-01

    Pharmacy education in Yemen has faced many challenges since its introduction in the 1980s. Most Yemeni pharmacy schools, especially private ones, are experiencing difficulties in providing the right quality and quantity of clinical educational experiences. Most of these challenges are imbedded in a teaching style and curricula that have failed to respond to the needs of the community and country. The slow shift from traditional drug-dispensing to a patient-centered or focused approach in pharmacy practice requires a fundamental change in the roles and responsibilities of both policymakers and educators. The purpose of this paper is twofold: (1) to discuss the challenges facing the pharmacy education in Yemen; (2) to provided recommendations to overcome challenges. PMID:25386011

  6. Operators in Yemen draw warning from Saudis

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    Not Available

    1992-05-04

    This paper reports that foreign oil companies with concessions in northern Yemen have been drawn into a border dispute between Yemen and Saudi Arabia. At least six companies received letters from the Saudi government warning them that steps, as yet undefined, will be taken if exploration extends into disputed areas. A second territorial dispute also appears to be brewing in the region. Iran has ejected United Arab Emirates nationals from the island of Abu Musa in the Persian Gulf, which is jointly administered by Iran and Sharjah, one of the emirates. The U.A.E. government has reported the situation to the Gulf Cooperation Council, triggering a denial from Iran that anyone has been deported from the island.

  7. Oral lesions and dental status of autistic children in Yemen: A case–control study

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    Al-Maweri, Sadeq Ali; Halboub, Esam S.; Al-Soneidar, Walid Ahmed; Al-Sufyani, Ghadah A.

    2014-01-01

    Purpose: This study aimed to assess the prevalence of oral lesions among children with autism in Sana’a City, Yemen, and to evaluate their dental status. Patients and Methods: This case–control study included 42 children with autism, aged between 5 and 16 years, and 84 age- and gender-matched healthy children as controls. Oral lesions were assessed based on standardized criteria according to the World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations. Dental caries, gingival health, and oral hygiene status were assessed using dmft/DMFT index, Gingival Index (GI), and Plaque Index (PI), respectively. Chi-square test and Mann–Whitney's test were used to compare the groups. Results: Compared to controls, children with autism revealed higher proportion of fistulae (9.5% vs. 2.4%), ulcerative lesions (7.1% vs. 1.2%), gingival hyperplasia (4.8% vs. 0.0%), and cheilitis (4.8% vs. 2.4%); however, the differences were not statistically significant. The mean dmft score was significantly higher in children with autism than in controls (5.23 vs. 4.06; P < 0.001). Moreover, children with autism revealed poorer oral hygiene than controls, and the majority had gingivitis. Conclusions: Children with autism in Yemen have high prevalence of oral soft tissue lesions, caries, and gingivitis. Therefore, proper oral health education programs should be initiated and directed toward this special section of the society. PMID:25625079

  8. Analyzing the high school biology education in Yemen

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    Abdulsalam Dael Saif

    1999-01-01

    This study evaluated the high school biology education in Yemen based on the Biological Sciences Curriculum Study (BSCS) Developing Biological Literacy (1993). The study used inductive analysis, a type of qualitative research, in which triangulation of six data sources was used to answer the four research questions developed for the study. Twenty-four teachers and 48 students from four high schools

  9. A Bibliography of Agriculture and Rural Life in Yemen.

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    Swanjord, Don Edward

    Intended as a key to current work in agriculture in Yemen, this bibliography cites more than 520 resources produced since 1963 including monographs, journal articles, theses and dissertations, conference papers, case studies, reports, proposals, surveys, bibliographies, and United Nations publications. Foreign language materials in German, French,…

  10. Variation between and within lentil landraces from Yemen Arab Republic

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    W. Erskine; M. A. Choudhary

    1986-01-01

    The variation in 31 landraces of lentil collected from Yemen Arab Republic was partitioned to estimate the variation between populations and the variation between families within populations by studying a total of 568 progenies of randomly selected plants. There was significant variation between populations and between families within populations in seedling pigmentation, time to flower, time to maturity and plant

  11. Quality Education Improvement: Yemen and the Problem of the "Brain Drain"

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    Muthanna, Abdulghani

    2015-01-01

    This paper presents an overview of the problems that hinder improvement of the quality of education in Yemen, with a particular focus on higher education institutions. It discusses in particular the problem of the brain drain and why this phenomenon is occurring in Yemen. Semi-structured interviews with three professors at higher education…

  12. Rapid groundwater-related land subsidence in Yemen observed by multi-temporal InSAR

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    Abdullin, Ayrat; Xu, Wenbin; Kosmicki, Maximillian; Jonsson, Sigurjon

    2015-04-01

    Several basins in Yemen are suffering from a rapid drawdown of groundwater, which is the most important water source for agricultural irrigation, industry and domestic use. However, detailed geodetic measurements in the region have been lacking and the extent and magnitude of groundwater-related land subsidence has been poorly known. We used 13 ascending ALOS and 15 descending Envisat images to study land subsidence of several basins in Yemen, with a special focus on the Sana'a and Mabar basins. From multitemporal synthetic aperture radar interferometric analysis (persistent scatterers (PS) and small baseline subsets (SBAS)) we examined the spatio-temporal behavior of the subsidence induced by depletion of groundwater aquifer systems from November 2003 to February 2011. In the interferometric data processing, we carefully chose interferogram pairs to minimize spatial and temporal decorrelation, because of high subsidence rates and the type of land cover. Our results show that the spatial pattern of subsidence remained quite stable during the observation period in both the Sana'a and Mabar basins. In the Sana'a basin, the maximum subsidence rate exceeded 14 cm/year in the radar line-of-sight (LOS) direction between 2003 and 2008 in an agricultural area just north of Sana'a city, where water wells have been drying up according to the well data. The subsidence rate was lower in the urban areas, or approximately 1 cm/year, exhibiting annual variations. The main subsidence was found in the center and southern parts of the city, while deformation in the northern part is less obvious. For the Mabar basin, the subsidence rate exceeded 30 cm/year in the agricultural area north of the town of Mabar during 2007 - 2011. The southern part of the Mabar basin also experienced high subsidence rates, although somewhat lower than to the north. Excessive water pumping is the main cause of the ground subsidence and it has already led to extensive ground fracturing at the edge of some of the basins. Our results highlight the usefulness of InSAR in monitoring land subsidence in areas where limited or no conventional geodetic observations are carried out. Future work will focus on obtaining more InSAR and well pressure data and on analyzing further the subsidence and its connection with the groundwater reservoir pressure distribution.

  13. Caravan Kingdoms: Yemen and the Ancient Incense Trade

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    With the general assistance of a host of corporations, the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery at the Smithsonian Institution have created a probing exhibit that explores the artistic heritage of Yemen through items found in the ancient kingdoms of Qataban, Saba, and Himyar in the southern Arabian peninsula. The objects included in the exhibit include stone funerary sculpture, architectural fragments, and other such items of material culture. The accompanying online exhibit offered here is quite well-organized, as visitors are presented with six major themes that outline the history of these empires, complete with an interactive timeline that puts various cultural, historical, and trade developments into a broader context. Additionally, visitors can also learn about the in situ exhibit and read trenchant reviews from a number of sources, such as The Washington Times.

  14. Prevalence of oral cancer and potentially malignant lesions among shammah users in Yemen.

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    Scheifele, C; Nassar, A; Reichart, P A

    2007-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to assess the prevalence of oral precancerous lesions and squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) in Yemeni users of shammah, a traditional smokeless tobacco habit known in the Arabian Peninsula. The study group comprised 199 male and one female shammah users who were interviewed via a standardised questionnaire and clinically examined in 48 Yemeni villages and cities. Cases with oral leukoplakia (OL) or mucosal burns (MB) were compared with users without any lesion. MB were detected in 31%, of which 46.8% were located on the tongue or floor of the mouth, and OL in 27%, of which 59.2% were located in the same region. In addition, two cases (1%) of apparent OSCC were identified. Statistically significant increased OR (95% CI) of OL were (a) 6.91 (2.66-17.95) for an average duration of the respective shammah application >5min.; (b) 4.90 (1.99-12.08) for a daily frequency of those applications >10; and (c) 4.22 (1.43-12.43) for a daily duration >6h of chewing qat, also a traditional habit in Yemen. Likewise, decreased OR were (a) 0.39 (0.18-0.85) for rinsing the mouth after the shammah application; (b) 0.36 (0.17-0.78) for successful attempts to stop the use in the past; and (c) 0.26 (0.09-0.72) for existing knowledge about the carcinogenicity of shammah that was present in only 19% overall. In conclusion, evidence was shown for a significant association between the prevalence of OL and the daily duration of shammah application in a dose-dependent manner. An appropriate public health program might help to reduce this potential OSCC burden in shammah users. PMID:16759897

  15. Growth and malnutrition among preschool children in Democratic Yemen

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    Bĺgenholm, G.; Kristiansson, B.; Nasher, A. A. A.

    1988-01-01

    A cross-sectional anthropometric study of children aged 0-84 months was performed in 1982-83 in Democratic Yemen. The total sample included 3407 children, representing populations from urban, rural, and slum areas of the country. NCHS/WHO growth data were used for reference purposes. A high overall prevalence of wasting (8.7%) and stunting (35.2%) was found among the children. However, rural children exhibited a satisfactory weight-for-height during the first 6 months of life compared with both the reference and the urban and slum children. Slum children had a high prevalence of wasting during the first 18 months of life. For the younger age groups, rural children were shorter than urban children, but at 7 years of age all the children were similar, with a mean height-for-age corresponding to -1.7 standard deviations of that for the reference population. Mothers in the urban area weighed significantly more than those from the slum or rural areas (P<0.001), but all mothers had similar heights. PMID:3262449

  16. A brief investigation of the surface-water hydrology of Yemen Arab Republic

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    Riggs, Henry Chiles

    1977-01-01

    Yemen, near the southwest tip of the Arabian Peninsula, is a mountainous country bordered by a desert on the east and a coastal plain on the west. Rainfall is low and seasonal; consequently, most streams (wadis) are ephemeral. The natural flow regimens of many of the smaller wadis are modified by terracing for agriculture. The only streamflow data available in Yemen are short records on four large wadis. A brief field investigation and application of reconnaissance techniques are the bases for the largely qualitative description of the hydrology, and for the proposal to collect streamflow data needed for orderly development of the expanding economy. (Woodard-USGS)

  17. Subsidence history, crustal structure, and evolution of the Somaliland-Yemen conjugate margin

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    Ali, Mohammed

    Subsidence history, crustal structure, and evolution of the Somaliland-Yemen conjugate margin M. Y have used biostratigraphic data from deep exploration wells to determine the tectonic subsidence tectonic subsidence data suggest, however, that the present-day Gulf of Aden developed on an earlier

  18. English, STEM, and Salmon Fishing in the Yemen Mohamed Gad-el-Hak

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    Gad-el-Hak, Mohamed

    1 English, STEM, and Salmon Fishing in the Yemen Mohamed Gad-el-Hak Science, technology, with the promise that STEM education from kindergarten through college will improve the nation's security graduate with majors in one of the STEM fields. All of that is more or less true. In 2006, the National

  19. Risk factors of diarrhea in children under 5 years in Al-Mukalla, Yemen

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    Bahartha, Ali S.; AlEzzi, Jalil I.

    2015-01-01

    Objectives: To assess the risk factors associated with diarrhea among children below 5-years-old in Mukalla, Yemen, and compare with other studies. Methods: We conducted a case-control study on 200 children (100 cases and 100 controls) who attended the Maternity and Child Hospital, outpatient-clinics, and the Primary Health Care Centers in Al-Mukalla, Hadhramout, Yemen between February and April 2013. Results: We found that the significant risk factors associated with diarrhea were crowded housing (odds ratio [OR] 2.02; p=0.02; confidence interval [CI] 1.03-4.01), incomplete vaccination of the child (OR=2.02; p=0.027; CI: 1.08-3.8), and recurrent diarrheal illness during the last 3 months (OR=6.61; p=0.001; CI: 3.41-12.90). Conclusion: Diarrheal diseases are strongly associated with incomplete vaccination, recurrent diarrheal disease, and crowded housing. PMID:25987115

  20. Palynological study of the genera Ruellia, Ecbolium, Asystasia, Blepharis and Dicliptera (Acanthaceae) of Yemen

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    Al-Hakimi, S. Anisa [School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600, Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia and Biology Department, Faculty of Science, Taiz University, Taiz (Yemen); Maideen, Haja; Latiff, A. [School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600, Bangi, Selangor (Malaysia)

    2013-11-27

    Pollen morphology of five genera of the family Acanthaceae, namely Ruellia, Blepharis, Asystasia, Ecbolium and Dicliptera (Acanthaceae) of Yemen has been examined using light and scanning electron microscope. Pollen descriptions were provided with two shapes distinguished, spheroidal and prolate. Most of the pollen grains were tricolporate amd psuedocolpi except those of Blepharis which are colpate. The surface is coarsely reticulate, in addition to the lumina that varies in size.

  1. Partitioning of phosphorus between olivine, clinopyroxene and silicate glass in a spinel lherzolite xenolith from Yemen

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    Fabrice Brunet; Gilles Chazot

    2001-01-01

    The melting reaction: amphibole+apatite=olivine+cpx+spinel+liquid is documented in spinel lherzolite xenoliths found in Plio-Quaternary alkali basalts from Yemen (Ataq Volcano). All the phases involved in this reaction, including the melt, have been preserved within millimeter-size glassy melt pockets. In a previous study, ion microprobe analyses performed on these phases allowed determination of trace-element partition coefficients between apatite, clinopyroxene, amphibole and glass.

  2. Bureaucratic corruption as a consequence of the Gulf migration: The case of North Yemen

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    Nabil Ahmed Sultan

    1993-01-01

    Sizable migration of workers from North Yemen to other Gulf nations, beginning in the 1960s and continuing through the 1980s, produced a large influx of funds into the nation in the form of workers' remittances. This produced a general rise in living standards and improved balance-of-payment statistics, but also greatly increased corruption as poorly-paid officials struggled to make a living

  3. Irrigation planning using geographic information system : A case study of Sana'a Basin, Yemen

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    Gawaher Muthanna; M. S. M. Amin

    2005-01-01

    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to present a procedure to estimate the total irrigation water requirement for a command area of 2,500 hectares in an arid environment under various crops and soil types using GIS for data storage, analysis and visualization of results. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Bani Al-Harith agricultural area in Sana'a basin, Yemen was chosen for the

  4. Perceptions of the condom as a method of HIV prevention in Yemen

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    R. Busulwa; M. Y. Takiyaddin; A. A. Azzubeidi; J. Tawillah; H. Ziady

    An HIV\\/AIDS situation analysis in Yemen was conducted in 2002 to assess knowledge and attitudes towards the male condom as a means of HIV prevention. Data were collected from 3 groups: the general population, a marginalized minority group and Yemenis returning from extended work abroad. Only 51.3% had ever heard of the male condom; of these, just 45.5% were aware

  5. Reproductive strategies, karyology, parasites, and taxonomic status of Dugesia populations from Yemen (Platyhelminthes: Tricladida: Dugesiidae).

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    Harrath, Abdul Halim; Sluys, Ronald; Aldahmash, Waleed; Al-Razaki, Abdulkarim; Alwasel, Saleh

    2013-06-01

    We present new data on the distribution, reproductive strategies, karyology, and taxonomic status of populations of freshwater planarians from Yemen. Nine populations were sampled and significant differences in their reproductive strategies and karyology are reported. The present study presents the first fully documented record of a naturally sexual, diploid (2n = 18) population of a Dugesia species in the eastern part of the Afrotropical region. Morphological characters combined with karyological data suggest that these Dugesia populations from Yemen represent a new species, which is herein described as Dugesia arabica Harrath and Sluys, sp. nov. This new species is mainly distinguishable from other Dugesia species that are distributed exclusively in the Mediterranean basin and in the eastern part of the Afrotropical region by the presence of the following features: well-developed and cone-shaped penis papilla, housing an ejaculatory duct that runs ventrally and has a subterminal and ventral opening; a considerably expanded and folded section of the bursal canal at the level of the oviducal openings; absence of a layer of longitudinal muscles on the copulatory bursa and the bursal canal. Specimens from two populations from Yemen were infested with a gregarine Protozoon. PMID:23721474

  6. Data from geologic investigations in the Yemen Arab Republic during 1976

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    Grolier, Maurice J.; Domenico, J.A.; Donato, Mary; Tibbitts, G.C., Jr.; Overstreet, W.C.; Ibrahim, Mohammad Mukred

    1977-01-01

    The results of semiquantitative spectrographic analyses for 31 elements in 126 specimens of rocks from the Yemen Arab Republic, collected mainly during February 1976 from the Precambrian area in the southeastern part of the country, provide background data for use in geochemical evaluation of areas potentially favorable for mineral deposits. Gold and thorium were undetected; the lower limits of determination are 10 parts per million (ppm) and 20 ppm, respectively. For the other elements, the abundances follow geochemical norms for crustal distribution: (1) Fe, Nb, and Zr in Holocene weathering products; (2) Ca and Sr in Pliocene limestone; (3) Mo in Pliocene(?) or Miocene(?) dikes; (4) Be, La, and Sn in Miocene(?) alkalic granite; (5) As, Be, and La in Tertiary and/or Cretaceous felsic tuff; (6) V in Tertiary and/or Cretaceous carbonaceous sedimentary rocks interbedded with volcanic rocks; (7) Be, La, Sn, and Zr in Tertiary and/or Cretaceous undivided volcanics; (8) Sn and W in Precambrian felsite and pegmatite; (9) Co, Cr, Ni, and Ti in Precambrian mafic rocks; (10) Mg and Sr in Precambrian marble and calcsilicate rocks; (11) Y in Precambrilan schist; (12) B and Sc dispersed in rocks of many ages; and (13) Ag, Ba, Bi, Cd, Cu, Mn, Pb, Sb, Sn, and Zn in a hydrothermal replacement deposit in Precambrian sediment. None of the rocks contained as much as 205 ppm equivalent uranium. The highest values for Ag, Cu, Pb, Zn, and Cd were obtained on a sample of hydrothermally altered siltstone not personally collected by the writers. It was said to have come from the Ma'rib area in the eastern part of the Yemen Arab Republic. The source must be studied, because this single sample is high-grade base-metal ore. Among the samples collected by the writers, the economically most significant are altered tuffs, ignimbrites, and felsites exposed between Jibal Hufash and Manakhah on the road from Hudaydah to San'a'. They are strongly anomalous for As and weakly anomalous, variously, for Hg, Mo, and Pb, which elements may constitute an epigenetic dispersion pattern from hidden sulfide deposits. Inasmuch as chalcopyrite and native copper have been reported in the vicinity of Jabal Haraz in the Manakhah area, the rocks of the Yemen Volcanics in this region should be explored for base-metal sulfide deposits. The first results of paleontologic examinations of fossils collected during 1975 and 1976 are presented, as are a list of Landsat images covering the Yemen Arab Republic, and a selected bibliography of reports on geology and the allied sciences relating to the Yemen Arab Republic.

  7. Genetic Analysis of Viruses Associated with Emergence of Rift Valley Fever in Saudi Arabia and Yemen, 2000-01

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    Trevor Shoemaker; Carla Boulianne; Martin J. Vincent; Linda Pezzanite; Mohammed M. Al-Qahtani; Yagub Al-Mazrou; Ali S. Khan; Pierre E. Rollin; Robert Swanepoel; Thomas G. Ksiazek; Stuart T. Nichol

    The first confirmed Rift Valley fever outbreak outside Africa was reported in September 2000, in the Ara- bian Peninsula. As of February 2001, a total of 884 hospitalized patients were identified in Saudi Arabia, with 124 deaths. In Yemen, 1,087 cases were estimated to have occurred, with 121 deaths. Laboratory diagnosis of Rift Valley fever virus (RVFV) infections included virus

  8. Mammography screening: Female doctors'attitudes and practice in Sana'a, Yemen.

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    Al-Naggar, Redhwan Ahmed; Isa, Zaleha Md; Shah, Shamsul Azhar; Chen, Robert; Kadir, Samiah Yasmin Abdul

    2009-01-01

    A cross-sectional study was conducted at the main hospitals in Sana'a, Yemen to determine the attitude and practice of Yemen female doctors on mammography screening. Study subjects were all female doctors who were on duty during the questionnaire distribution. Those who agreed to participate were given the questionnaire to complete. Descriptive statistics were used to analyse socio-demographic variables and variables related to general health. Participants in this study were 105 female doctors with mean age of 32.1 years (SD = 7.17). Thirty-four respondents (36.6%) did not send asymptomatic women for mammography screening. The reasons were because of high cost (58.0%, n= 25), availability of other methods (23.3%, n= 10), instrument not available (11.6%, n= 5) and high risk of radiation (7.0%, n= 3). Twenty-five participants (26.9%) sent patients on regular basis if there was a family or personal history of breast cancer. Twenty-three participants (24.7%) sent the patients for mammogram screening every year regardless of the patients'history or symptoms. Although most doctors (36.5%) do not refer patients for mammography screening, seventy-seven (74.0%) indicated that they would refer patients for mammography screening on personal request by the patients. This study showed a low percentage of doctors who referred patients for routine mammography. The major reason given was the high cost of the procedure. PMID:20104962

  9. Oil exploration and development in Marib/Al Jawf basin, Yemen Arab Republic

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    Maycock, I.D.

    1988-02-01

    In 1981, Yemen Hunt Oil Company (YHOC) negotiated a production-sharing agreement covering 12,600 km/sup 2/ in the northeast part of the Yemen Arab Republic. A reconnaissance seismic program of 1864 km acquired in 1982 revealed the presence of a major half graben, designated the Marib/Al Jawf basin by YHOC. A sedimentary section up to 18,000 ft thick has been recognized. Geologic field mapping identified Jurassic carbonates covered by Cretaceous sands overlying Permian glaciolacustrine sediments, Paleozoic sandstones, or Precambrian basement. The first well, Alif-1, drilled in 1984, aimed at a possible Jurassic carbonate objective, encountered hydrocarbon-bearing sands in the Jurassic-Cretaceous transition between 5000 and 6000 ft. Appraisal and development drilling followed. The Alif field is believed to contain in excess of 400 million bbl of recoverable oil. Subsequent wildcat drilling has located additional accumulations while further amplifying basin stratigraphy. Rapid basin development took place in the Late Jurassic culminating with the deposition of Tithonian salt. The evaporites provide an excellent seal for hydrocarbons apparently sourced from restricted basin shales and trapped in rapidly deposited clastics.

  10. Detection of Chikungunya virus in Aedes aegypti during 2011 outbreak in Al Hodayda, Yemen.

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    Zayed, Alia; Awash, Abdullah A; Esmail, Mohammed A; Al-Mohamadi, Hani A; Al-Salwai, Mostafa; Al-Jasari, Adel; Medhat, Iman; Morales-Betoulle, Maria E; Mnzava, Abraham

    2012-07-01

    In October 2010, the Ministry of Public Health and Population reported an outbreak of dengue-like acute febrile illness in Al Hodayda governorate. By January 2011, a total of 1542 cases had been recorded from 19 of the 26 districts in the governorate with 104 purportedly associated deaths. In response this event, in January 2011 entomological investigations aimed at identifying the primary vector and the epidemic associated etiological agent were carried out. Based on the reported cases and the progress of the outbreak in the governorate, mosquito collection was undertaken in two of the most recent outbreak areas; Al Khokha district (130km south of Al Hodayda) and Al Muneera district (100km north). Mosquito adults were collected from houses using BG-sentinel™ traps, aspiration of resting mosquitoes and knock-down spraying. Indoor and outdoor containers adjacent to the houses were inspected for larvae. Subsequently mosquito pools were analyzed by RT-PCR for detection of the four dengue virus serotypes (DENV-1, DENV-2, DENV-3, DENV-4), and for Chikungunya virus (CHIKV). Aedes aegypti was the dominant mosquito species collected. Four pools represent 40% of the tested pools, all containing adult female Ae. aegypti, were positive for CHIKV. Three CHIKV isolates were obtained from the RNA positive mosquito pools and identified by rRT-PCR. This finding marks the first record of CHIKV isolated from Ae. aegypti in Yemen. The larval container and Breteau indices in the visited localities surveyed were estimated at 53.8 and 100, respectively. The emergence of this unprecedented CHIKV epidemic in Al Hodayda is adding up another arboviral burden to the already existing vector-borne diseases. Considering the governorate as one focal port in the Red Sea region, the spread of the disease to other areas in Yemen and in neighboring countries is anticipated. Public health education and simple measures to detect and prevent mosquito breeding in water storage containers could prevent and reduce the spread of mosquito-borne viruses like CHIKV and DENV in Yemen. PMID:22469818

  11. Fracture and vein characterization of a crystalline basement reservoir, central Yemen

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    Veeningen, R.; Grasemann, B.; Decker, K.; Bischoff, R.; Rice, A. H. N.

    2012-04-01

    The country of Yemen is located in the south-western part of the Arabian plate. The Pan-African basement found in western and central Yemen is highly deformed during the Proterozoic eon and is part of the Arabian-Nubian shield ANS (670-540Ma). This ANS is a result of the amalgamation of high-grade gneiss terranes and low-grade island arcs. The development of an extensive horst-and-graben system related to the breakup of Gondwana in the Mesozoic, has reactivated the Pan-African basement along NW-SE trending normal faults. As a result, younger Meosozoic marls, sandstones, clastics and limestones are unconformably overlying the basement. Some of these formations act as a source and/or reservoir for hydrocarbons. Due to fracturing of the basement, hydrocarbons have migrated horizontally into the basement, causing the crystalline basement to be a potential hydrocarbon reservoir. Unfortunately, little is known about the Pan-African basement in Central Yemen and due its potential as a reservoir, the deformation and oil migration history (with a main focus on the fracturing and veining history) of the basement is investigated in high detail. Representative samples are taken from 2 different wells from the Habban Field reservoir, located approximately 320 ESE of Sana'a. These samples are analysed using e.g. the Optical Microscope, SEM, EDX and CL, but also by doing Rb-Sr age dating, isotope analysis and fluid inclusion analysis. In well 1, the only lithology present is an altered gneiss with relative large (<5 cm diameter) multi-mineralic veins. In well 3, quartzite (top), gneiss (middle) and quartz porphyry's (middle) are intruded by a so called "younger" granitoid body (592.6±4.1Ma). All lithologies record polyphase systems of mineral veins. Pyrite and saddle dolomite in these veins have euhedral shapes, which means that they have grown in open cavities. Calcite is the youngest mineral in these veins, closing the vein and aborting the fluid flow. Fluid inclusions inside the calcite record homogenization temperatures (Th) of approximately 120°C with a maximum of 140°C. This is thought to be approximately equal to the calcite formation temperature. Also the euhedral saddle dolomite is thought to be formed at approximately these temperatures. Migration and precipitation of the vein systems represents an important process in the formation of the crystalline basement hydrocarbon reservoir.

  12. Relationship between hypertension, diabetes and proteinuria in rural and urban households in Yemen

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    Modesti, P A; Bamoshmoosh, M; Rapi, S; Massetti, L; Bianchi, S; Al-Hidabi, D; Al Goshae, H

    2013-01-01

    Little information is available on the meanings of proteinuria in low-resource settings. A population-based, cross-sectional survey was performed in Yemen on 10?242 subjects aged 15–69 years, stratified by age, gender and urban/rural residency. Hypertension is defined as systolic blood pressure (BP) of ?140?mm?Hg and/or diastolic BP of ?90?mm?Hg, and/or self-reported use of antihypertensive drugs; diabetes is diagnosed as fasting glucose of ?126?mg?dl?1 or self-reported use of hypoglycaemic medications; proteinuria is defined as ?+1 at dipstick urinalysis. Odds ratios (ORs) for associations were determined by multivariable logistic regression models. Prevalence (weighted to the Yemen population aged 15–69 years) of hypertension, diabetes and proteinuria were 7.5, 3.7 and 5.1% in urban, and 7.8, 2.6 and 7.3% in rural locations, respectively. Proteinuria and hypertension were more prevalent among rural dwellers (adjusted ORs 1.56; 95% confidence limit (Cl) 1.31–1.86, and 1.23; 1.08–1.41, respectively), diabetes being less prevalent in rural areas (0.70; 0.58–0.85). Differently from hypertension and diabetes, proteinuria was inversely related with age. Most importantly, 4.6 and 6.1% of urban and rural dwellers, respectively, had proteinuria in the absence of hypertension and diabetes. The approach of considering kidney damage as a consequence of hypertension and diabetes might limit the effectiveness of prevention strategies in low-income countries. PMID:23514843

  13. Epidemiology of hypertension in Yemen: effects of urbanization and geographical area

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    Modesti, Pietro Amedeo; Bamoshmoosh, Mohamed; Rapi, Stefano; Massetti, Luciano; Al-Hidabi, Dawood; Al Goshae, Husni

    2013-01-01

    Although globalization can contribute to increased blood pressure by spreading unhealthy behaviors, it also provides powerful means to tackle hypertension. The dissemination of information about and advice on cardiovascular prevention and facilitated contact with health services are valuable resources. To investigate the effects of urbanization, geographical area, and air temperature on hypertension burden and kidney damage, a survey was performed in 2008 with a door-to-door approach among urban and rural adult dwellers of three geographic areas (capital, inland, coast) of Yemen. Subjects (n=10?242) received two visits several days apart to confirm the diagnosis of hypertension. Proteinuria (dipstick test ?+1) was used as a marker of kidney damage. Prevalence rates were weighted to represent the Yemen population aged 15–69 years in 2008. Rates of hypertension and proteinuria progressively increased from the capital (6.4% 95% confidence level (CI) 5.8–7.0 and 5.1% 4.4–5.9, respectively), to inland areas (7.9% 7.0–8.7 and 6.1% 5.1–7.1), to the coastal area (10.1% 8.9–11.4 and 8.9% 7.3–10.4). When compared with urban dwellers, rural dwellers had similar hypertension prevalence (adjusted odds ratios (ORs) 1.03; 95% CI 0.91–1.17) but higher proteinuria rates (adjusted ORs 1.55; 1.31–1.85). Overall, home temperature was associated with a lower hypertension rate (adjusted OR 0.98; 0.96–0.99). This large population study reveals that the highest burden of hypertension and kidney damage is detectable in remote areas of the country. PMID:23486167

  14. Assessment of natural and anthropogenic radioactivity levels in rocks and soils in the environments of Juban town in Yemen

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    A. I. Abd El-mageed; A. H. El-Kamel; A. Abbady; S. Harb; A. M. M. Youssef; I. I. Saleh

    2011-01-01

    The natural radioactivities of 40K, 226Ra, and 232Th and the fallout of 137Cs in rock and soil samples collected around Juban town in Yemen (south west of Asia) were measured. Concentrations of radionuclides in samples were determined by gamma-ray spectrometer using HPGe detector with specially designed shield. The average radioactivity concentrations of 226Ra, 232Th, and 40K were determined expressed in

  15. Clinical Presentation, Management and Outcome of Acute Coronary Syndrome in Yemen: Data from GULF RACE - 2 Registry

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    Ahmed, Al-Motarreb; Abdulwahab, Al-Matry; Hesham, Al-Fakih; Nawar, Wather

    2013-01-01

    Background: Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) is increasing in Yemen in recent years and there are no data available on its short and long-term outcome. We evaluated the clinical pictures, management, in-hospital, and long-term outcomes of the ACS patients in Yemen. Design and Setting: A 9-month prospective, multi-center study conducted in 26 hospitals from 9 governorates. The study included 30-day and 1-year mortality follow-up. Patients and Methods: One thousand seven hundred and sixty one patients with ACS were collected prospectively during the 9-month period. Patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndrome (NSTEACS), including non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction and unstable angina were included. Conclusions: ACS patients in Yemen present at a relatively young age with high prevalence of Smoking, khat chewing and hypertension. STEMI patients present late, and their acute management is poor. In-hospital evidence-based medication rates are high, but coronary revascularization procedures were very low. In-hospital mortality was high and long-term mortality rates increased two folds compared with the in-hospital mortality. PMID:24695681

  16. Lithospheric mantle evolution in the Afro-Arabian domain: Insights from Bir Ali mantle xenoliths (Yemen)

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    Sgualdo, P.; Aviado, K.; Beccaluva, L.; Bianchini, G.; Blichert-Toft, J.; Bryce, J. G.; Graham, D. W.; Natali, C.; Siena, F.

    2015-05-01

    Detailed petrological and geochemical investigations of an extensive sampling of mantle xenoliths from the Neogene-Quaternary Bir Ali diatreme (southern Yemen) indicate that the underlying lithospheric mantle consists predominantly of medium- to fine-grained (often foliated) spinel-peridotites (85-90%) and spinel-pyroxenites (10-15%) showing thermobarometric estimates in the P-T range of 0.9-2.0 GPa and 900-1150 °C. Peridotites, including lherzolites, harzburgites and dunites delineate continuous chemical, modal and mineralogical variations compatible with large extractions of basic melts occurring since the late Proterozoic (~ 2 Ga, according to Lu-Hf model ages). Pyroxenites may represent intrusions of subalkaline basic melts interacting and equilibrated with the host peridotite. Subsequent metasomatism has led to modal changes, with evidence of reaction patches and clinopyroxene and spinel destabilization, as well as formation of new phases (glass, amphibole and feldspar). These changes are accompanied by enrichment of the most incompatible elements and isotopic compositions. 143Nd/144Nd ranges from 0.51419 to 0.51209 (?Nd from + 30.3 to - 10.5), 176Hf/177Hf from 0.28459 to 0.28239 (?Hf from + 64.4 to - 13.6), and 208Pb/204Pb from 36.85 to 41.56, thus extending from the depleted mantle (DM) towards the enriched OIB mantle (EM and HIMU) components. 3He/4He (R/RA) ratios vary from 7.2 to 7.9 with He concentrations co-varying with the most incompatible element enrichment, in parallel with metasomatic effects. These metasomatic events, particularly effective in harzburgites and dunites, are attributable to the variable interaction with alkaline basic melts related to the general extensional and rifting regime affecting the East Africa-Arabian domain during the Cenozoic. In this respect, Bir Ali mantle xenoliths resemble those occurring along the Arabian margins and the East Africa Rift system, similarly affected by alkaline metasomatism, whereas they are distinctly different from xenoliths located within the Ethiopian-Yemen continental flood basalt province that are pervasively refertilized by plume-related subalkaline melts.

  17. Emotional abuse towards children by schoolteachers in Aden Governorate, Yemen: A cross-sectional study

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    2012-01-01

    Background Emotional abuse is central to other forms of abuse. The primary objective of this paper was to estimate the prevalence of emotional abuse among pupils in basic education schools and the risk factors associated with it in Aden governorate, Yemen. Methods Four districts were randomly selected from across the governorate of Aden, 2 schools were selected at random in each district, and then 1066 pupils were randomly selected from the 8 schools. An anonymous self-administered questionnaire was used for data collection. Data were analyzed using Statistical Package for Social Sciences ver.15. Mean, standard deviation and chi square were used for descriptive statistics. Univariate and Multivariate logistic regression analysis was used to examine the associations between emotional abuse with pupils/parents characteristics. Results Pupils reported high rates of emotional abuse 55.2% at least once in their school lifetime. Male pupils had higher prevalence of emotional abuse 72.6% than females 26.1%. Teachers constituted the highest proportion of perpetrators 45.6%. Odds Ratio (95% confidence interval) showed statistically significant association between emotional abuse and pupils' gender, family type and father education: 9.94 (7.19-13.74), 1.40 (1.02-1.91), .58 (.39-.86) respectively. Conclusion Emotional child abuse was highly prevalent in pupils in basic school education. Pupils' gender, family type and father education were the main risk factors associated with emotional abuse. PMID:22888950

  18. The path towards universal health coverage in the Arab uprising countries Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, and Yemen.

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    Saleh, Shadi S; Alameddine, Mohamad S; Natafgi, Nabil M; Mataria, Awad; Sabri, Belgacem; Nasher, Jamal; Zeiton, Moez; Ahmad, Shaimaa; Siddiqi, Sameen

    2014-01-25

    The constitutions of many countries in the Arab world clearly highlight the role of governments in guaranteeing provision of health care as a right for all citizens. However, citizens still have inequitable health-care systems. One component of such inequity relates to restricted financial access to health-care services. The recent uprisings in the Arab world, commonly referred to as the Arab spring, created a sociopolitical momentum that should be used to achieve universal health coverage (UHC). At present, many countries of the Arab spring are considering health coverage as a priority in dialogues for new constitutions and national policy agendas. UHC is also the focus of advocacy campaigns of a number of non-governmental organisations and media outlets. As part of the health in the Arab world Series in The Lancet, this report has three overarching objectives. First, we present selected experiences of other countries that had similar social and political changes, and how these events affected their path towards UHC. Second, we present a brief overview of the development of health-care systems in the Arab world with regard to health-care coverage and financing, with a focus on Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, and Yemen. Third, we aim to integrate historical lessons with present contexts in a roadmap for action that addresses the challenges and opportunities for progression towards UHC. PMID:24452045

  19. Water demand management in Yemen and Jordan: addressing power and interests.

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    Zeitoun, Mark; Allan, Tony; Al Aulaqi, Nasser; Jabarin, Amer; Laamrani, Hammou

    2012-01-01

    This paper investigates the extent to which entrenched interests of stakeholder groups both maintain water use practice, and may be confronted. The focus is on the agricultural sectors of Yemen and Jordan, where water resource policymakers face resistance in their attempts to reduce water use to environmentally sustainable levels through implementation of water demand management (WDM) activities. Some farmers in both countries that have invested in irrigated production of high-value crops (such as qat and bananas) benefit from a political economy that encourages increased rather than reduced water consumption. The resultant over-exploitation of water resources affects groups in unequal measures. Stakeholder analysis demonstrates that the more ‘powerful’ groups (chiefly the large landowners and the political elites, as well as the ministries of irrigation over which they exert influence) are generally opposed to reform in water use, while the proponents of WDM (e.g. water resource managers, environmental ministries and NGOs, and the international donor community) are found to have minimal influence over water use policy and decisionmaking. Efforts and ideas attempted by this latter group to challenge the status quo are classified here as either (a) influencing or (b) challenging the power asymmetry, and the merits and limits of both approaches are discussed. The interpretation of evidence suggests current practice is likely to endure, but may be more effectively challenged if a long-term approach is taken with an awareness of opportunities generated by windows of opportunity and the participation of ‘overlap groups’. PMID:22413173

  20. Tensile city

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    Chakkour, Mario Henri

    1987-01-01

    Tensile City is a story that provides the answer to the following question: II If we were to leap forward in time and visit a city of the future, what would learn about our contemporary city ? II The story unfolds when ...

  1. A new species of the cleptoparasitic bee genus Thyreus from northern Yemen and southwestern Saudi Arabia (Hymenoptera, Apidae)

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    Alqarni, Abdulaziz S.; Hannan, Mohammed A.; Engel, Michael S.

    2014-01-01

    Abstract A new species of cleptoparasitic bee of the genus Thyreus Panzer (Apinae: Melectini) is described and figured from northern Yemen and southwestern Saudi Arabia. Thyreus shebicus Engel, sp. n. is a relatively small species superficially similar to the widespread and polytypic species T. ramosus (Lepeletier de Saint Fargeau) and T. ramosellus (Cockerell) but more closely allied to various African forms on the basis of the male genitalia. The species is distinguished from its congeners on the basis of coloration pattern, male hind leg structure, and particularly male terminalia. PMID:25901109

  2. Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practice of Infection Control among Dental Students at Sana’a University, Yemen

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    Halboub, Esam Saleh; Al-Maweri, Sadeq Ali; Al-Jamaei, Aisha Ahmed; Tarakji, Bassel; Al-Soneidar, Walid Ahmed

    2015-01-01

    Background: The aim of this study was to evaluate knowledge, attitudes, and practices regarding infection control procedures among senior dental students. Materials and Methods: A questionnaire-based cross-sectional survey was conducted among 145 4th- and 5th-year dental students at the Faculty of Dentistry, Sana’a University, Yemen. The self-administered questionnaire was comprised of 20 open- and close-ended items regarding barrier techniques, vaccination status, infection control practices, and awareness. Data were analyzed with a Chi-square test. A P ? 0.05 was considered significant. Results: The response rate was 72% (145 out of 204 potential respondents). Overall, 71.7% of the students had been vaccinated for hepatitis B and only 9.5% were tested for post-hepatitis B virus immunization serology. While the vast majority (96.6%) reported always wearing gloves for all dental procedures, the use of face masks and eyewear were reported by only 53.8% and 14.0% of students, respectively, with no significant difference between genders and year of study (P > 0.05). A significantly higher percentage of 5th-year students (58.9%) showed positive attitudes toward the treatment of patients with infectious diseases, as compared to only 31.0% of 4th year students (P < 0.01). A great number of students (62%) reported non-sterile occupational percutaneous and mucous injuries while treating their patients. Conclusions: These unsatisfactory findings highlight the necessity of continued infection control education in order to improve knowledge, attitudes, and practices regarding infection control among dental students at Sana’a University. PMID:26028896

  3. Micromorphology of two prehistoric ritual burials from Yemen, and considerations on methodological aspects of sampling the burial matrix - work in progress

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    Maria-Raimonda Usai; Don Brothwell; Stephen Buckley; Kalid Ai-Thour; Matthew Canti

    2010-01-01

    Introduction In the central area of Yemen, two burial sites placed high in the crevices of vertical cliff face of Cretaceous sandstone (Tawilah Group) provided evidence of human remains and yielded burial soils. Radiocarbon dating indicated c.2500-2900 years BP for the burials. In other local comparable sites the deep horizontal crevices yielded Bronze Age human remains, in exceptional state of

  4. Can environmental and socioeconomic factors explain the recent emergence of Rift Valley fever in Yemen, 2000-2001?

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    Abdo-Salem, Shaif; Tran, Annelise; Grosbois, Vladimir; Gerbier, Guillaume; Al-Qadasi, Mansoor; Saeed, Khalid; Etter, Eric; Thiry, Etienne; Roger, François; Chevalier, Véronique

    2011-06-01

    Rift Valley fever (RVF) is a major vector-borne zoonosis first identified on the African continent in the early 1900s. In 2000, RVF was reported for the first time in Yemen. In this study, we provide a descriptive analysis of the period 1999-2007 in Yemen, taking into account the environmental and socioeconomic factors likely to have been involved in the emergence of RVF in the country. We characterize each year in the study period by the environmental conditions (linked to vegetation indexes), the festival calendar, and economic data. We then use a principal component analysis to synthesize the different variables, assess whether the year 2000 was atypical compared with other years in the study period, and, if that was the case, in what respect. Our results show that 2000 presented above-normal vegetation index values, which reflect important precipitation, for both the two rainy seasons (the first between March and May; the second between July and October). These environmental conditions, ones favorable to mosquito vector populations, coincided that year with a late (March) starting date of the Eid al-Kabeer festival, which corresponds to a period with high host (cattle, sheep, goats) densities. According to these criteria, 2000 was an atypical year. These conclusions suggest that it is important to consider social variables in addition to environmental ones when assessing the risk of RVF emergence. PMID:21284504

  5. City Mayors

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    Drawing on the expertise of a team of editors who reside in Britain, Germany, Spain, Mexico, France, and a number of other countries, the City Mayors organization is an "international network of professionals working to promote strong cities and good local government." Their website takes on all of the important urban issues of the day, including governance, affordable housing, sustainable development, transportation, and a number of other pressing issues. On their homepage, visitors will find links to recent news stories from cities around the world and direct links to thematic sections such as business, finance, environment, and development. One section that should not be missed is the "City Rankings" area, which includes helpful lists of the largest cities in the world by land area, population and density, along with a list of the most expensive cities in the world.

  6. Mexico City

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    2013-04-18

    ... Mexico City has one of the world's most serious air pollution problems. The city is located atop a high plain at an altitude of ... as the orange and red areas, and mountainous areas appear light blue and green. The position of the clouds within the 70-degree image are ...

  7. Genetic variation and phylogeography of central Asian and other house mice, including a major new mitochondrial lineage in Yemen.

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    Prager, E M; Orrego, C; Sage, R D

    1998-01-01

    The mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) control region and flanking tRNAs were sequenced from 76 mice collected at 60 localities extending from Egypt through Turkey, Yemen, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Nepal to eastern Asia. Segments of the Y chromosome and of a processed p53 pseudogene (Psip53) were amplified from many of these mice and from others collected elsewhere in Eurasia and North Africa. The 251 mtDNA types, including 54 new ones reported here, now identified from commensal house mice (Mus musculus group) by sequencing this segment can be organized into four major lineages-domesticus, musculus, castaneus, and a new lineage found in Yemen. Evolutionary tree analysis suggested the domesticus mtDNAs as the sister group to the other three commensal mtDNA lineages and the Yemeni mtDNAs as the next oldest lineage. Using this tree and the phylogeographic approach, we derived a new model for the origin and radiation of commensal house mice whose main features are an origin in west-central Asia (within the present-day range of M. domesticus) and the sequential spreading of mice first to the southern Arabian Peninsula, thence eastward and northward into south-central Asia, and later from south-central Asia to north-central Asia (and thence into most of northern Eurasia) and to southeastern Asia. Y chromosomes with and without an 18-bp deletion in the Zfy-2 gene were detected among mice from Iran and Afghanistan, while only undeleted Ys were found in Turkey, Yemen, Pakistan, and Nepal. Polymorphism for the presence of a Psip53 was observed in Georgia, Iran, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. Sequencing of a 128-bp Psip53 segment from 79 commensal mice revealed 12 variable sites and implicated >/=14 alleles. The allele that appeared to be phylogenetically ancestral was widespread, and the greatest diversity was observed in Turkey, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Nepal. Two mice provided evidence for a second Psip53 locus in some commensal populations. PMID:9755213

  8. Prevalence of Rabies in Various Species in Yemen and Risk Factors Contributing to the Spread of the Disease

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    Al-Shamahy, Hassan A.; Sunhope, Ameera; Al-Moyed, Khaled A.

    2013-01-01

    Objectives: This study aimed to describe for the first time the prevalence of the passively-reported rabies virus among different domestic and wild animals submitted to the Central Veterinary Laboratory from various areas in Yemen, and to study prevalence proportion ratios (PPR) that contributed to the spread of rabies among animals, and its transmission to humans. Methods: A brain sample was obtained from each of the 180 animals and tested for rabies virus by a direct fluorescent antibody test. Results: Out of the total number of animals involved in attacks on humans, 63.3 % were positive for rabies. Of these, dogs were the main animal involved in attacks with a percentage of 92%, of which 62.7% were positive for rabies. Of animals involved in attacks, 70.6% were males of which 60.6% were positive, and 29.4% were females of which 69.8% were positive. Males comprised 68.9% of the total human individuals attacked, of whom 62.9% were attacked by rabies-positive animals. The significant risk factors that contributed to the spread of rabies in general included the presence of poultry carcasses and other waste in the vicinity of the attacks (PPR = 9.5) with a percentage of 84.8%, followed by the time of year, in particular school vacations (PPR = 3.8) with a percentage of 78%. Conclusion: Rabies is endemic in Yemen with a very high rabies-positive rate for animals involved in attacks, particularly for stray male dogs. Male children were most often involved in attacks by rabies-positive animals. The presence of food waste (particularly poultry carcasses) and school vacation periods were found to correlate significantly with increased risk for human exposure to rabies. PMID:23984026

  9. Virtual City

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    1994-01-01

    In conjunction with Rice Design Alliance's Virtual City lecture series held earlier this year, home pages have been put up for two of the speakers, Howard Rheingold and Bruce Sterling, with access to online writings included.

  10. Recycle City

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    Recycling made fun. The Environmental Protection Agency's Recycle City Web site offers students an interactive way to learn how recycling can affect their environment. Users can click any part of the cartoon drawing of the city to learn about that particular building or site and what can be done to decrease waste. The site also contains a more involved exercise called the Dumptown game, where visitors click on City Hall to view various recycling programs and choose the program(s) the city will implement. Once implemented, that activity can be seen taking place in Dumptown. Although the Dumptown exercise may require the help of a teacher to navigate for younger students, both exercises are excellent for K-12 teachers and students.

  11. The Cities.

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    Nathan, Richard P.; Dommel, Paul R.

    Over the past two decades, direct payments from the Federal Government to local governments has increased more than sixfold as a percentage of the revenues local governments raise on their own. Both the Ford budget and the Carter budget revisions for 1977 and 1978 contain policy changes with important implications for cities. In this document…

  12. Contamination and melt aggregation processes in continental flood basalts: constraints from melt inclusions in Oligocene basalts from Yemen

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    Kent, Adam J. R.; Baker, Joel A.; Wiedenbeck, Michael

    2002-09-01

    Melt inclusions from Oligocene continental flood basalts (CFB) erupted in Yemen provide unique insight into the timing and nature of the processes that lead to crustal contamination and melt aggregation in CFB magmas. Large variations in trace element indices that are sensitive to the degree and composition of assimilated crustal material (e.g. K 2O=0.20-1.94 wt%, Ba=13-543 ppm, K/Nb=128-1603, Ba/Th=9-303) are evident in many inclusions, even where these derive from the same host lava, and reflect the complexity of the processes that lead to contamination within individual CFB melting and melt-transport systems. The compositions of melt inclusions relate to differences in the degree of contamination, but in addition require that there is substantial heterogeneity in the composition of the contaminant material itself. Many inclusions also appear to contain more primitive melts than typical Yemen CFB lava compositions, and as such would be highly sensitive to addition of crustal materials. Overall melt inclusions provide a markedly better record of the diversity of melt compositions present within given CFB magma systems than the bulk compositions of erupted lavas. Highly contaminated melts (with K/Nb and Ba/Nb up to 957 and 22, respectively) trapped within fosterite-rich olivines (Fo 85-90) require very high rates of assimilation relative to crystal fractionation, with Ma/ Mc values (the mass ratio of assimilated to crystallized material)?1. Such rapid assimilation may reflect decoupling of heat and mass transfer at the margins of larger magma chambers, within feeder dyke complexes, or at other sites where primitive magma is juxtaposed against wall-rocks that are already heated to temperatures near, or above, their solidus. In addition, relatively little assimilation appears to have occurred after crystallization of the phases that host melt inclusions, consistent with a thermal link between assimilation and phenocryst formation. Melt inclusions also show trace element variations related to mantle source compositions and mantle melting processes. Two inclusions with unusually Sr-rich and rare earth element-poor compositions are similar to those recognized from Mauna Loa, Hawaii, and may be related to melting of recycled gabbroic material within the upwelling Afar plume. In addition, many melt inclusions with crustally contaminated compositions also show large variations in trace element ratios that are essentially insensitive to crustal contamination (e.g. Zr/Y=2-10) but are fractionated during progressive partial melting within an upwelling mantle column. The presence of both mantle and crustal-derived trace element signatures in the same inclusions demonstrates that melt transport systems in Yemen CFB were capable of transporting compositionally distinct melt batches, without complete mixing, through the asthenospheric and lithospheric mantle until final mixing and aggregation (and contamination) within crustal magma reservoirs. Thus, regardless of contamination, the ultimate compositions of many CFB lavas may be determined by magma mixing within the crust, rather than representing primitive compositions derived directly from the mantle.

  13. Curious City

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    Chicago, what are you curious about? That might serve as the tagline for the WBEZ radio program "Curious City," as it's an inquisitive program that asks its listeners that exact question. The public submits queries about Chicago here on the show's site, visitors vote for the questions they like the best, and then the crack team at Curious City investigates and reports back, complete with help from locals who want to be part of the whole recursive process. On the site, visitors can look over the Up For Voting area, which includes questions that cover everything from Cook County Hospital to the design of Wrigley Field. For complete audio and written answers to questions that are wrapped up, click on over to the Answered & Investigating area. Here visitors can look over questions such as "Will the Pullman neighborhood ever be revitalized?" and "What is the origin of Chicago's distinctive wooden fire escapes?"

  14. Reasons For Not Performing Keratorefractive Surgery in Patients Seeking Refractive Surgery in a Hospital-Based Cohort in “Yemen

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    Bamashmus, Mahfouth A.; Saleh, Mahmoud F.; Awadalla, Mohamed A.

    2010-01-01

    Background: To determine and analyze the reasons why keratorefractive surgery, laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) were not performed in patients who presented for refractive surgery consultation. Materials and Methods: A retrospective observational study was performed between January 2006 and December 2007 in the Yemen Magrabi Hospital. The case records of 2,091 consecutive new patients who presented for refractive surgery were reviewed. Information from the pre-operative ophthalmic examination, such as refractive error, corneal topography and visual acuity, were analyzed. The reasons for not performing LASIK and PRK in the cases that were rejected were recorded and analyzed. Results: In this cohort, 1,660 (79.4%) patients were advised to have LASIK or PRK from the 2,091 patients examined. LASIK and PRK were not advised in 431 (21%) patients. The most common reasons for not performing the surgery were high myopia >-11.00 Diopters (19%), keratoconus (18%), suboptimal central corneal thickness (15%), cataract (12%) and keratoconus suspect (forme fruste keratoconus) (10%). Conclusion: Patients who requested keratorefractive surgery have a variety of problems and warrant comprehensive attention to selection criteria on the part of the surgeon. Corneal topographies and pachymetry of refractive surgery candidates need to be read cautiously. High-refractive error, keratoconus and insufficient corneal thickness were found to be the leading reasons for not performing keratorefractive surgery in this study. PMID:21180437

  15. Heavy metal concentrations in marine green, brown, and red seaweeds from coastal waters of Yemen, the Gulf of Aden

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    Al-Shwafi, Nabil A.; Rushdi, Ahmed I.

    2008-08-01

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the concentration levels of heavy metals in different species of the main three marine algal divisions from the Gulf of Aden coastal waters, Yemen. The divisions included Chlorophyta—green plants ( Halimeda tuna, Rhizoclonium kochiamum, Caldophora koiei, Enteromorpha compressa, and Caulerpa racemosa species), Phaeophyta—brown seaweeds ( Padina boryana, Turbinaria elatensis, Sargassum binderi, Cystoseira myrica, and Sargassum boveanum species), and Rhodophyta—red seaweeds ( Hypnea cornuta, Champia parvula, Galaxaura marginate, Laurencia paniculata, Gracilaria foliifere, and species). The heavy metals, which included cadmium (Cd), cobalt (Co), copper (Cu), chromium (Cr), Iron (Fe), manganese (Mn), nickel (Ni), lead (Pb), zinc (Zn), and vanadium (V) were measured by Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer (AAs). The concentrations of heavy metals in all algal species are in the order of Fe >> Cu > Mn > Cr > Zn > Ni > Pb > Cd > V > Co. The results also showed that the uptake of heavy metals by different marine algal divisions was in the order of Chlorophyta > Phaeophyta > Rhodophyta. These heavy metals were several order of magnitude higher than the concentrations of the same metals in seawater. This indicates that marine alga progressively uptake heavy metals from seawater.

  16. Box City Curriculum.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Center for Understanding the Built Environment, Prairie Village, KS.

    This curriculum packet contains two lesson plans about cities and architecture intended for use with students in upper elementary grades and middle schools. The first lesson plan, "City People, City Stories" (Jan Ham), states that understanding architecture and cities must begin with an understanding of the people of the city. The children create…

  17. Effect of Habitual Khat Chewing on Glycemic Control, Body Mass Index, and Age at Diagnosis of Diabetes in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Yemen

    PubMed Central

    Al-Sharafi, Butheinah A; Gunaid, Abdallah A

    2015-01-01

    Khat chewing is common in Yemen. We conducted this study to see if it affected diabetes control in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM). We studied 1540 patients with type 2 DM attending an endocrinology clinic in Sana’a, Yemen, of which 997 were khat chewers (KC) and 543 were non-khat chewers (NKC). The patients answered a questionnaire regarding khat chewing. Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) and body mass index (BMI) were measured. KC had a higher mean HbA1c of 9.8 (95% confidence interval (95% CI) 9.6–10) than the NKC, with a mean of 9.1 (95% CI 8.9–9.4) (adjusted odds ratios (AOR) 1.74, P < 0.001) after multivariate regression analysis. KC also had a lower mean BMI, 26.9 (95% CI 26.6–27.2), than the NKC, mean BMI 27.6 (95% CI 27.1–28) (P < 0.01). The mean age at diagnosis of DM among the KC group was 43.3 (10.1) and among the NKC group was 45.9 (11.8) (AOR 1.4 P < 0.008) after multivariate regression analysis. KC patients had a higher mean HbA1c, a lower BMI, and a younger age at diagnosis of type 2 DM when compared with NKC.

  18. 2 CITY COUNCIL CITY OF NEW YORK

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    Columbia University

    1 2 CITY COUNCIL 3 CITY OF NEW YORK 4 -------------------------------x 5 THE TRANSCRIPT 8, 2002 Start: 10:27 a.m. 11 Recess: 2:56 p.m. 12 City Hall Council Chambers 13 New York, New York 25 New York, New York 10004 (800) 756-3410 #12;2 1 2 A P P E A R A N C E S 3 Christopher O. Ward 4

  19. Jerusalem: City of Dreams, City of Sorrows

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    Ricks, Thomas

    2011-01-01

    Jerusalem is more than an intriguing global historical city; it is a classroom for liberal learning and international understanding. It had never been a city of one language, one religion and one culture. Looking at the origins of Jerusalem's name indicates its international and multicultural nature. While Israelis designate Jerusalem as their…

  20. Detroit : open city

    E-print Network

    Berry, Daniel (Daniel Kevin)

    2006-01-01

    Detroit is often regarded as America's largest city in decline, a metropolis that has failed to recover from an insidious cycle of deindustrialization, racism, suburban flight and laggard politics. This image of the city ...

  1. What Is Clean Cities?

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    2007-08-01

    This Clean Cities Program fact sheet describes the purpose and scope of this DOE program. Clean Cities facilitates the use of alternative and advanced fuels and vehicles to displace petroleum in the transportation sector.

  2. CITY III Director's Guide.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Envirometrics, Inc., Washington, DC.

    CITY III is a computer-assisted simulation game which allows the participants to make decisions affecting various aspects of the economic, governmental, and social sectors of a simulated urban area. The game director selects one of five possible starting city configurations, may set a number of conditions in the city before the start of play, and…

  3. Skills in the city

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Marigee Bacolod; Bernardo S. Blum; William C. Strange

    2009-01-01

    This paper documents the allocation of skills across cities and estimates the impact of agglomeration on the hedonic prices of worker skills. We find that large cities are more skilled than are small cities, but only to a modest degree. We also show that the increase in productivity associated with agglomeration, as measured by the urban wage premium, is larger

  4. Smart cities in Europe

    Microsoft Academic Search

    A. Caragliu; C. Del Bo; P. Nijkamp

    2009-01-01

    Urban performance currently depends not only on the city’s endowment of hard infrastructure (‘physical capital’), but also, and increasingly so, on the availability and quality of knowledge communication and social infrastructure (‘human and social capital’). The latter form of capital is decisive for urban competitiveness. Against this background, the concept of the ‘smart city’ has recently been introduced as a

  5. Victory City: The City of the Future

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    For the past 40-odd years, Orville Simpson II has been pursuing a dream, his vision of a city of the future, a Victory City based on reason and efficiency. Victory Cities would be entirely self-contained under one roof, ideally consisting of seven linked buildings -- each 102 stories -- containing residences, offices, industry, and retail space. Although the idea of snap-out modular walls, furniture bolted to the floors, and no kitchens (residents will be transported to the cafeterias by Ferris wheels) does not appeal to everyone, Simpson must be given credit for the depth and breadth of his vision. Users reading the Residents Guide will find that few details have been overlooked. Simpson addresses issues such as the money and food systems, education, postal service, transportation, security, recreation, pets, healthcare, ecological issues, and so on. Users can view numerous floor plans and conceptual drawings in the Victory City tour, review his arguments for the city in the Purpose/Benefits section, and read a collection of newspaper and magazine features on the man and his city in the Media Coverage section. Simpson is, by the way, still seeking investors.

  6. Mexico City, Mexico

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1989-01-01

    In this rare clear view of Mexico City, Mexico (19.5N, 99.0W), the network of broad avenues and plazas of the capital city are very evident. The city, built on the remnants of a lake in the caldera of a tremendous extinct volcano, is home to over twenty million people and is slowly sinking as subsidence takes it's toll on the lakebed.

  7. From intelligent to smart cities

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Mark Deakin; Husam Al Waer

    2011-01-01

    Drawing upon the smart experiences of ‘world class’ cities in N. America, Canada and Europe, this special issue draws together five papers from leading international experts on the transition from intelligent to smart cities. Together they do what Hollands (‘Will the real smart city stand up?’ City 12(3), 302–320) has recently asked of smart cities and provide the definitional components,

  8. Mapping of lithologic and structural units using multispectral imagery. [Afar-Triangle/Ethiopia and adjacent areas (Ethiopian Plateau, Somali Plateau, and parts of Yemen and Saudi Arabia)

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Kronberg, P. (principal investigator)

    1974-01-01

    The author has identified the following significant results. ERTS-1 MSS imagery covering the Afar-Triangle/Ethiopia and adjacent regions (Ethiopian Plateau, Somali Plateau, and parts of Yemen and Saudi Arabi) was applied to the mapping of lithologic and structural units of the test area at a scale 1:1,000,000. Results of the geological evaluation of the ERTS-1 imagery of the Afar have proven the usefullness of this type of satellite data for regional geological mapping. Evaluation of the ERTS images also resulted in new aspects of the structural setting and tectonic development of the Afar-Triangle, where three large rift systems, the oceanic rifts of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden and the continental East African rift system, seem to meet each other. Surface structures mapped by ERTS do not indicate that the oceanic rift of the Gulf of Aden (Sheba Ridge) continues into the area of continental crust west of the Gulf of Tadjura. ERTS data show that the Wonji fault belt of the African rift system does not enter or cut through the central Afar. The Aysha-Horst is not a Horst but an autochthonous spur of the Somali Plateau.

  9. Growth in Cities

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Edward Ludwig Glaeser; Hedi D. Kallal; Jose A. Scheinkman; Andrei Shleifer

    1992-01-01

    Recent theories of economic growth, including those of Romer, Porter, and Jacobs, have stressed the role of technological spillovers in generating growth. Because such knowledge spillovers are particularly effective in cities, where communication between people is more extensive, data on the growth of industries in different cities allow us to test some of these theories. Using a new data set

  10. Build a City.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Reynolds, Jean A.

    1985-01-01

    A week-long build-a-city project is described which lets students become familiar with the history of the five Platonic solids (tetrahedron, octahedron, hexahedron, isosahedron, dodecahedron) and then use these solids to create a city using posterboard and construction paper. (MNS)

  11. Lost City News Release

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Office of Legislative and Public Affairs

    This press release from the National Science Foundation provides an overview of the 2003 expedition to the Lost City Hydrothermal Field at the Atlantis Massif. It briefly describes the expedition, features of the Lost City, research results and implications for future discoveries. Photos and images accompany the text.

  12. Smart networked cities?

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Emmanouil Tranos; Drew Gertner

    2012-01-01

    This paper aims to critically assess the lack of a global inter-urban perspective in the smart city policy framework from a conceptual standpoint. We argue here that the smart city policy agenda should be informed by and address the structure of transnational urban networks as this can affect the efficiency of such local policies. The significance of this global network

  13. Smart City Components Architicture

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Mahmoud Al-Hader; A. Rodzi; A. R. Sharif; N. Ahmad

    2009-01-01

    The research is essentially to modularize the structure of utilities and develop a system for following up the activities electronically on the city scale. The GIS operational platform will be the base for managing the infrastructure development components with the systems interoperability for the available city infrastructure related systems. The concentration will be on the available utility networks in order

  14. Science Originals: Cities

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS; )

    2008-02-08

    People have a love-hate relationship with cities, for the opportunities they provide and the problems they create. This video presentation, an accompaniment to Science's 8 February 2008 special issue on cities, discusses some of the implications of rapid urbanization for our daily lives, our environment, and future sustainability.

  15. Optimisation of city size.

    PubMed

    Laurila, Hannu

    2011-01-01

    Club theoretical analysis of migration between asymmetrical cities shows that centralised policy intervention is necessary to ensure the efficient allocation of people between cities. Administrative and economic measures are compared as policy instruments of central government. These instruments are found to differ in their effects on residential allocation and welfare. In particular, a lump-sum tax-transfer programme pools the welfare-creating potentials of cities, thus affecting the efficiency condition. Therefore, lump-sum tax-transfers are superior to both quantity rationing and Pigouvian taxes, and they also activate, rather than stabilise, migration. PMID:21584984

  16. Sister Cities International

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    People from around the world have sought to establish links with other individuals from different nations, and since 1956, cities have sought to also establish meaningful relationships with other urban areas through the Sister Cities International organization. Currently, the organization represents more than 2,500 communities in 126 countries. Visitors to the site can learn which cities are currently seeking partnerships with other cities, read about the organization's annual conference, and also read about the programs they administer. Also, its calendar of events is quite full with programs designed for the general public, such as those dealing with relationships with countries in the Middle East and the question of local government. Finally, the material on the site is available in a number of different languages, including French, German, Spanish, and Japanese.

  17. Between house and city

    E-print Network

    Kallus, Rachel Admati

    1982-01-01

    In an attempt to understand the relationships between a residential building type and the city, this thesis explores the quality of the urban context resulting from the assemblage of these buildings. The investigation takes ...

  18. Light in the city

    E-print Network

    Srinivasan, Kavita, 1976-

    2002-01-01

    This thesis focuses on enhancing the awareness of light for the pedestrian,and using light as a way of revealing the structure of the city and its relation to the cosmos. It proposes that aesthetic qualities of light inform ...

  19. City sewer collectors biocorrosion

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Ksia¸?ek, Mariusz

    2014-12-01

    This paper presents the biocorrosion of city sewer collectors impregnated with special polymer sulphur binders, polymerized sulphur, which is applied as the industrial waste material. The city sewer collectors are settled with a colony of soil bacteria which have corrosive effects on its structure. Chemoautotrophic nitrifying bacteria utilize the residues of halites (carbamide) which migrate in the city sewer collectors, due to the damaged dampproofing of the roadway and produce nitrogen salts. Chemoorganotrophic bacteria utilize the traces of organic substrates and produce a number of organic acids (formic, acetic, propionic, citric, oxalic and other). The activity of microorganisms so enables the origination of primary and secondary salts which affect physical properties of concretes in city sewer collectors unfavourably.

  20. [Cities in peril, Mahgreb].

    PubMed

    Naciri, M

    1994-10-01

    The urban population has surpassed 50% in the Maghreb: first in Tunisia, followed by Algeria and Morocco. This phenomenon has greatly affected the distribution of power and the forms of its exercise in the political, social, and economic domain. The old city social strata are becoming extinct while city management is falling more and more under the control of cadres originally from rural areas. Urbanization is occurring at a slower pace than in other developing countries, however. In Morocco, the small- and medium-sized towns are growing at a faster rate than the cities. Their lack of infrastructure and services, like those that exist in the periphery of large cities, preoccupies the small- and medium-sized towns. The urban explosion is much more contained than its management is adapting. Legal and illegal housing will dominate the Moroccan city in the future. In the last decade, Moroccan authorities have tried to establish mechanisms to integrate populations in slums and illegal housing with the urban space. The Tunisians are also working on this. In Algeria, the rigid, urban formal management leaves no room to develop any type of housing. The problem of housing is even more grave here than the other 2 countries. Structural adjustment policies promote selling rather than renting houses. The government is not involved in social and health services. Algeria has a 2-tier society: a minority involved in the private sector and the majority who depends on the collapsing public sector which cannot meet the great needs of the poor. Persons with college degrees are unemployed in Algeria. One no longer knows how to build towns with the traditional medinas. The transportation system is falling apart in cities. Cities dump liquid and solid wastes directly into the sea or the wadis. The major risk of maghrebian cities lies in socioeconomic inequalities. PMID:12179396

  1. Art in Cities

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The organizers of Art in Cities say, "Cities are like a huge art gallery with a permanently changing exhibition." Therefore, this web site exists to collect submissions of artwork from cities all over the world, and plot it on a map. To view the art, browse by selecting points on the map, or search by City, Submitter, or artist (Artwork by). There is also a quick link to the most recent uploads. On the day we visited, this link lead to stencil art and graffiti from several cities in the Netherlands, including Amsterdam, Rotterdam, and Eindhoven, as well as one from San Bernardino, CA. This was just the first page of 473 for this specific link, which is in turn only a fraction of the close to 6,000 pieces of art on view at the site. Submitting art is as easy as uploading an image from your computer, and filling out a few fields on a form thus encouraging anyone to walk the streets of their city looking for art to add the site.

  2. From intelligent to smart cities

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Mark Deakin; Husam Al Waer

    2011-01-01

    Taking Hollands' previous statement on the transition from intelligent to smart cities as its point of departure (‘Will the real smart city stand up?’ City 12(3), 302–320), this article reflects upon the anxieties currently surrounding such developments. In particular, it considers the suggestion that such developments have more to do with cities meeting the corporate needs of marketing campaigns than

  3. Sinking Coastal Cities

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Erkens, G.; Stuurman, R.; De Lange, G.; Bucx, T.; Lambert, J.

    2014-12-01

    In many coastal cities land subsidence now exceeds absolute sea level rise up to a factor of ten. Without action, parts of Jakarta, Ho Chi Minh City, Bangkok and numerous other coastal cities will continue to sink, even below sea level. The ever increasing industrial and domestic demand for water in these cities results in excessive groundwater extraction, causing severe subsidence. In addition, coastal cities are often faced with larger natural subsidence, as they are built on thick sequences of soft soil. The impacts of subsidence are further exacerbated by climate-induced sea level rise. Land subsidence results in two types damage: foremost it increases flood vulnerability (frequency, inundation depth and duration of floods), with floods causing major economic damage and loss of lives. Secondly, differential land movement causes significant economic losses in the form of structural damage and high maintenance costs of roads and transportation networks, sewage systems, buildings and foundations. The total damage worldwide is estimated at billions of dollars annually. To survey the extent of groundwater associated subsidence, we conducted a quick-assessment of subsidence in a series of mega-cities (Jakarta, Ho Chi Minh City, Dhaka, New Orleans and Bangkok). For each city research questions included: what are the main causes, how much is the current subsidence rate and what are predictions, where are the vulnerable areas, what are the impacts and risks, how can adverse impacts can be mitigated or compensated for, and what governmental bodies are involved and responsible to act? Using the assessment, this paper discusses subsidence modelling and measurement results from the selected cities. The focus is on the importance of delayed settlement after increases in hydraulic heads, the role of the subsurface composition for subsidence rates and best practice solutions for subsiding cities. For the latter, urban (ground)water management, adaptive flood risk management and related spatial planning strategies are just examples of the options available. The discussions in this paper form the building blocks for a much-needed research agenda that aims to deliver a strategy to deal with subsidence in current and future subsidence-prone areas.

  4. Ultrafine particles in cities.

    PubMed

    Kumar, Prashant; Morawska, Lidia; Birmili, Wolfram; Paasonen, Pauli; Hu, Min; Kulmala, Markku; Harrison, Roy M; Norford, Leslie; Britter, Rex

    2014-05-01

    Ultrafine particles (UFPs; diameter less than 100 nm) are ubiquitous in urban air, and an acknowledged risk to human health. Globally, the major source for urban outdoor UFP concentrations is motor traffic. Ongoing trends towards urbanisation and expansion of road traffic are anticipated to further increase population exposure to UFPs. Numerous experimental studies have characterised UFPs in individual cities, but an integrated evaluation of emissions and population exposure is still lacking. Our analysis suggests that the average exposure to outdoor UFPs in Asian cities is about four-times larger than that in European cities but impacts on human health are largely unknown. This article reviews some fundamental drivers of UFP emissions and dispersion, and highlights unresolved challenges, as well as recommendations to ensure sustainable urban development whilst minimising any possible adverse health impacts. PMID:24503484

  5. Cities and Buildings Database

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The University of Washington Libraries Digital Collection online projects and archives are well-regarded, and this database proves to be no exception to that highly positive trend. Started in 1995, the Cities and Buildings Database contains over 10,000 digitized images of buildings and cities culled from all historical periods and from all over the world. Visitors may wish to start with a simple keyword search or if they are interested in merely browsing by country, they may do so as well from the homepage. Of course, one should not be surprised to also learn that visitors may also perform detailed searches for buildings by city, style, title, architect, and date of construction. Just to give prospective visitors some sense of the depth and breadth of the collection, the database contains everything from conceptual sketches of Frank Gehry's Experience Music Project to photographs of the monastery of St. Keghard in Armenia.

  6. Life in the City

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This fun Web site is part of OLogy, where kids can collect virtual trading cards and create projects with them. Here, they take a close-up look at biodiversity in a city park. The site opens by telling kids that, despite appearances, a great deal of biodiversity exists in cities. From tiny mites to mighty trees, thousands of species thrive there. It then takes them to a slice of life from a thriving city park, where they are asked to find 10 hidden critters living alongside the trees, plants, and insects. Each time they locate one of the tiny critters, they are rewarded with a quick look at its importance to the habitat.

  7. State of the Cities

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2000-01-01

    The report finds that while "the booming national economy and the growth of high-tech jobs have helped reverse decades of decline in America's cities," the "digital divide" continues to make itself felt as the number of high-tech jobs is growing 30 percent faster in the suburbs than urban areas. In addition, housing prices have risen at twice the rate of inflation, worsening an affordable housing shortage. See also the New Data section in this report for a review of the State of the Cities Data System, 2000.

  8. City of Castle Hills State of the City and Recommendations

    E-print Network

    Bright, Elise; Croxell, Christina

    2003-01-01

    Two courses focused on assessing the demographics, economics, environment, aesthetics, land use, transportation, and city history. Newspaper articles, maps, Census Data, field trip, examination of the city budget, planning efforts, and zoning were...

  9. City of Castle Hills State of the City and Recommendations 

    E-print Network

    Bright, Elise; Croxell, Christina

    2003-01-01

    Two courses focused on assessing the demographics, economics, environment, aesthetics, land use, transportation, and city history. Newspaper articles, maps, Census Data, field trip, examination of the city budget, planning efforts, and zoning were...

  10. 26. 'CITY HOSPITAL, BLACKWELL'S ISLAND.' (Source: New York City Department ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    26. 'CITY HOSPITAL, BLACKWELL'S ISLAND.' (Source: New York City Department of Public Finance, Real Estate Owned by the City of New York under Jurisdiction of the Department of Public Charities, 1909.) - Island Hospital, Roosevelt Island, New York, New York County, NY

  11. SPECIAL MEETING AGENDA CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS

    E-print Network

    on this Agenda are available for public inspection at the City Clerk's Office, Cerritos City Hall, 18125 of the agenda packet are available for public inspection in the City Clerk's Office at the above address during), this project is exempt from CEQA review. B. A proposal by Yesco Signs, LLC, on behalf of the Cerritos Auto

  12. City Night Lights Poster

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2002-01-01

    This poster shows a global view of Earth at night, compiled from over 400 satellite images collected during the nighttime phase of the orbit. Much of Earth is illuminated at night by city lights. The poster includes elementary-secondary activities on the backside from Mission Geography (http://missiongeography.org/).

  13. TELECOM-CITIES

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    TELECOM-CITIES, a discussion list sponsored by the Taub Urban Research Center at New York University, focuses on practical and theoretical aspects of the impacts of advanced telecommunications and telematics on urban centers. A web-based subscription form is available.

  14. Visit Cell City

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Sue Glass

    2007-12-12

    In this online activity, students search the Web in order to learn about human body cells. After collecting their research, they make an analogy between the structure of a human liver cell and a real city. Included are activity pages, team pages, teacher pages, and a list of electronic resources that students will need to complete the activity.

  15. Bug City: Beetles [Videotape].

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    1998

    "Bug City" is a video series created to help children learn about insects and other small critters. All aspects of bug life are touched upon including body structure, food, habitat, life cycle, mating habits, camouflage, mutualism (symbiosis), adaptations, social behavior, and more. Each program features dramatic microscopic photography, fun…

  16. Bug City: Bees [Videotape].

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    1998

    "Bug City" is a video series created to help children learn about insects and other small critters. All aspects of bug life are touched upon including body structure, food, habitat, life cycle, mating habits, camouflage, mutualism (symbiosis), adaptations, social behavior, and more. Each program features dramatic microscopic photography, fun…

  17. Bug City: Ants [Videotape].

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    1998

    "Bug City" is a video series created to help children (grades 1-6) learn about insects and other small critters. All aspects of bug life are touched upon including body structure, food, habitat, life cycle, mating habits, camouflage, mutualism (symbiosis), adaptations, social behavior, and more. Each program features dramatic microscopic…

  18. CITY COUNCIL Margaret Connell

    E-print Network

    Commission 1516 Ninth Street Sacramento, CA 95814-5514 RE: Local Building Energy Efficiency Standards Dear commitment to have the City of Goleta enforce the current Title 24 Building Energy Efficiency Standards Energy Efficiency Standards (Title 24, part 6) of the California Building Code. The language reflects

  19. The New City Commons

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Crossland, Janice

    1975-01-01

    Cities throughout the country are sponsoring family projects that convert vacant lots and rooftops to productive neighborhood gardens. It is hoped that utilization of these otherwide wasted areas will provide extra food for low income families, as well as promote community spirit and organization. (MA)

  20. Industrial Development in Cities

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Vernon Henderson; Ari Kuncoro; Matt Turner

    1995-01-01

    This paper uses data for eight manufacturing industries to test for and characterize dynamic production externalities in cities. The authors find evidence of both Marshall-Arrow-Romer (MAR) externalities, which are associated with past own industry employment concentration, and Jacobs externalities, which are associated with past diversity of local total employment. For mature capital goods industries, there is evidence of MAR externalities

  1. Utah: Salt Lake City

    Atmospheric Science Data Center

    2014-05-15

    ... mountains surrounding Salt Lake City are renowned for the dry, powdery snow that results from the arid climate and location at the ... should be used with the red filter placed over your left eye. The canyons and peaks of the Uinta and Wasatch Mountains are ...

  2. Global / globalizing cities.

    PubMed

    Yeoh, B S

    1999-01-01

    Along with the rise in research on globalization, the concept of globalization has become a subject to a more critical scrutiny. While majority agree that it represents a serious challenge to the state-centrist assumptions of most previous social science, doubts about its newness, inevitability and epoch-making qualities are also being raised. Others argue that the globalization literature neglects issues of social regulation by the nation-state, while some critics view it as a discourse drawn upon to legitimize particular political and economic agendas. Debates focus on metropolitan manifestations and impacts. Moving from this background, the paper presents three sociospatial urban configurations that have emerged in the literature. Alongside attempts at identifying globalizing cities and transnational urban networks as new theoretical subjects, another significant vein in the literature focuses on the complex forces of globalization and the production of new urban spaces in these cities. In addition, economic conceptions of globalization is now being pushed beyond adding sociocultural or sociopolitical dimensions and argue instead for the need to theorize globalization as a discursive formation. The global city as a discursive category conjures up imaginary concepts of high modernity, megadevelopment, 21st century urbanity. However, it is noted that the way forward is to focus on the distinctive ways in which urban actors engage in specific processes of economic and social reflexivity. There exists an urgent task for theorizations of the global city, which weave together historical, economic, cultural, sociopolitical and discursive dimensions. PMID:12296126

  3. ‘This diarrhoea is not a disease …’ local illness concepts and their effects on mothers’ health seeking behaviour: a qualitative study, Shuhair, Yemen

    PubMed Central

    2014-01-01

    Background Globally, about seven million children under the age of five died in 2011. Local illness concepts are thought to be related to inappropriate health-seeking behaviour, and therefore, lead to child mortality. The aim of this study was to contribute to the definition of common local illness concepts with their effects on health-seeking behaviour for common childhood illnesses. Methods A qualitative focus group study was conducted between April 1 and 6, 2013. Participants were drawn purposefully from the vaccination unit at Shuhair Health Centre in Yemen. Four focus group discussions were conducted. The total number of participants was 31 mothers with at least one child under the age of five with a history of fever, diarrhoea, cough, or difficulty breathing during the 14 days preceding the study. Data was collected and analysed using micro-interlocutor analysis. Results The mean age of the participants was 31 years (SD?±?4). There was remarkable concordance in local illness concepts across the focus groups. During focus group discussions, six local illness concepts (Senoon, lafkha, halib, didan, raqaba, and ayn) were mentioned. Local illness concepts determined the type of treatment. Most of these illnesses were not treated medically. Lafkha, halib, raqaba, and ayn were always classified as “not for medical treatment”, whereas senoon and didan as sometimes “not for medical treatment”. For medical symptoms, i.e. fever, diarrhoea, cough, and difficulty breathing, medical therapy was usually an option; these were classified as never or sometimes “not for medical treatment”. Mothers trust in traditional medicine and believe that it is always beneficial and never harmful. The participants do not disclose traditional medicine use with their doctors because doctors oppose these practices and are not open enough to these types of treatment. Conclusions Local illness concepts for common child illnesses are widespread, and they determine the type of treatment used. Interventions to improve children’s health should use local illness concepts to educate parents. Traditional medicine as a treatment option in primary care should be considered. PMID:24920306

  4. A Record of Changes in the Indian Monsoon From ~29 ka to 11 ka Based on a Stalagmite from Socotra Island, Yemen

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Shakun, J. D.; Burns, S. J.; Fleitmann, D.; Kramers, J.; Matter, A.; Al-Subary, A.

    2005-12-01

    Stalagmite M1-5 from Socotra Island, Yemen in the northwest Indian Ocean provides a robust, high-resolution paleoclimate record from 28.5-11.1 ka based on 681 stable isotope and 28 234U/ 230Th measurements. Variations in M1-5 oxygen isotope ratios are interpreted to be primarily driven by an amount effect and to principally reflect changes in the mean position and/or intensity of convection of the intertropical convergence zone. Migration of the ITCZ over the region is the island's source of precipitation. The M1-5 d18O time series is strongly correlated to the Greenland ice cores, similar to an earlier Socotra speleothem record from 53-40 ka (Burns et al., 2003), indicating a North Atlantic-Indian Ocean cold-dry/warm-wet teleconnection persisted through the end of the last glacial period. D/O events 1, 2, 3, Heinrich events 0 and 1, and the Holocene onset are well expressed in M1-5, and the Last Glacial Maximum occurs at ~23 ka, consistent with northern hemisphere ice volume and temperature forcing. M1-5 correlates well with Arabian Sea monsoon-driven productivity and denitrification records as well as the Hulu and Dongge Cave speleothem records from China over decadal to millennial timescales, indicating the entire East African-Asian monsoon system behaved as a cohesive unit during the last deglaciation. M1-5 is also highly coherent with records from the Cariaco Basin during the Bolling/Allerod period, and generally coherent over longer timescales as well, suggesting the intertropical convergence zone fluctuated in unison in the Indian and Atlantic Ocean basins. Significant antiphasing is seen between M1-5 and the Byrd ice core from Antarctica throughout the entire length of the speleothem record, implying the operation of the bipolar seesaw during this interval. In fact, M1-5 is more strongly anticorrelated with Antarctica than is Greenland, suggesting a potential bipolar seesaw mechanism (or feedback) other than the Atlantic thermohaline circulation, perhaps involving the Indian Ocean monsoon itself. Differences in the structure of the Bolling/Allerod in M1-5 and other tropical records from the B/A in polar ice cores suggests a complex but as yet poorly understood pattern of global climate. M1-5 isotopes are dramatically different from those in a coeval speleothem record from Socotra (Reale et al., 2003), highlighting the importance of sample selection and climate signal authentication in speleothem studies.

  5. Sinking coastal cities

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    Erkens, Gilles; Bucx, Tom; Dam, Rien; De Lange, Ger; Lambert, John

    2014-05-01

    In many coastal and delta cities land subsidence now exceeds absolute sea level rise up to a factor of ten. Without action, parts of Jakarta, Ho Chi Minh City, Bangkok and numerous other coastal cities will sink below sea level. Land subsidence increases flood vulnerability (frequency, inundation depth and duration of floods), with floods causing major economic damage and loss of lives. In addition, differential land movement causes significant economic losses in the form of structural damage and high maintenance costs. This effects roads and transportation networks, hydraulic infrastructure - such as river embankments, sluice gates, flood barriers and pumping stations -, sewage systems, buildings and foundations. The total damage worldwide is estimated at billions of dollars annually. Excessive groundwater extraction after rapid urbanization and population growth is the main cause of severe land subsidence. In addition, coastal cities are often faced with larger natural subsidence, as they are built on thick sequences of soft soil. Because of ongoing urbanization and population growth in delta areas, in particular in coastal megacities, there is, and will be, more economic development in subsidence-prone areas. The impacts of subsidence are further exacerbated by extreme weather events (short term) and rising sea levels (long term).Consequently, detrimental impacts will increase in the near future, making it necessary to address subsidence related problems now. Subsidence is an issue that involves many policy fields, complex technical aspects and governance embedment. There is a need for an integrated approach in order to manage subsidence and to develop appropriate strategies and measures that are effective and efficient on both the short and long term. Urban (ground)water management, adaptive flood risk management and related spatial planning strategies are just examples of the options available. A major rethink is needed to deal with the 'hidden' but urgent threat of subsidence. As subsidence is spatially different and can be caused by multi processes, an assessment of subsidence in delta cities needs to answer questions such as: what are the main causes, how much is the current subsidence rate and what are future scenarios (and interaction with other major environmental issues), where are the vulnerable areas, what are the impacts and risks, how can adverse impacts can be mitigated or compensated for, and who is involved and responsible to act? In this study a quick-assessment of subsidence is performed on the following mega-cities: Jakarta, Ho Chi Minh City, Dhaka, New Orleans and Bangkok. Results of these case studies will be presented and compared, and a (generic) approach how to deal with subsidence in current and future subsidence-prone areas is provided.

  6. Kipple kaboodle : reincarnating California city

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    Pho, Susanna Wansan

    2015-01-01

    California City is a superlative shrinking suburb. Situated deep in the Mojave Desert, the conditions that typically spur suburban shrinkage are exaggerated here. As such, the city provides a singular opportunity to comment ...

  7. Participating Agencies City of Barrie

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    Toronto, University of

    of Kawartha Lakes City of Peterborough City of Toronto County of Dufferin County of Peterborough County of Simcoe County of Wellington GO Transit Ministry of Transportation Ontario Regional Municipality of Durham

  8. City College Report to FIPSE.

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    Tartter, Vivien C.

    In each of 3 years, 20 City College of New York undergraduates from New York City public inner city school backgrounds read to and mentored individual second graders in a Harlem public school in a program supported by the Department of Education's Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE). Supporting academic experience aimed to…

  9. NEW YORK CITY NONPROFIT EXECUTIVE

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    Rosen, Jay

    NEW YORK CITY NONPROFIT EXECUTIVE OUTLOOK SURVEY SPONSORED BY THE SCHOOL OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS ARE SERVING MORE PEOPLE, DESPITE FINANCIAL PRESSURES AND ADVERSE GOVERNMENT FUNDING POLICIES #12;NEW YORK CITY YORK CITY FEDERATION OF PROTESTANT WELFARE AGENCIES UJA­FEDERATION OF NEW YORK UNITED NEIGHBORHOOD

  10. Rapid City, SD Showcase Streamgage

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    A USGS South Dakota Water Science Center streamgage was dedicated by Congressional and city officials on September 3 in Rapid City. This showcase streamgage is located on Rapid Creek at Rapid City in Founders Park and provides visitors with critical information about how streamflow is meas...

  11. Smart cities and service integration

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Taewoo Nam; Francisco Armando Aldama; Hafedh Chourabi; Sehl Mellouli; Theresa A. Pardo; J. Ramon Gil-Garcia; Hans Jochen Scholl; Adegboyega Ojo; Elsa Estevez; Lei Zheng

    2011-01-01

    E-government advancements have not fully resolved the challenge of providing citizens with a single entry point for services that involve different government entities. The Smart Cities and Service Integration project (hereafter, SmartCities) aims to establish a framework for smart city service integration that would assist in the management of large scale projects related to the integration of services across governments.

  12. Lost City Expedition

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    University of Washington

    This website provides an account of a research cruise to the Lost City Hydrothermal Field at the summit of the Atlantis Massif. During this 32-day expedition, scientists onboard the research vessel Atlantis explored active limestone chimneys that rise 200 feet above the seafloor. This site features information about the biology, chemistry and geology of the Lost City area, as well as explanations of the instruments used to sample and analyze these parameters. It also describes how researchers used the robotic Autonomous Benthic Vehicle and three-person submarine Alvin to explore, map and sample the sea floor. The site also includes a daily shipboard journal, a glossary, and an ask-a-scientist online form. This extensive site provides in-depth, broadly accessible information about the science, mapping and operations of this expedition and hydrothermal systems in general.

  13. City of Chicago Landmarks

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    The city of Chicago has many hundreds of wonderful architectural landmarks and this helpful website is a great resource for anyone with an interest in such matters. On the site, visitors can start by checking out the Landmarks Tours to get started. There over a dozen tours here, including Mansions Tour, Art Deco Tour, and Pre-Fire Chicago Tour. Moving on, visitors may also wish to look over the Architects area. Here they will encounter some of the usual suspects (Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Sullivan, etc.) and learn about some lesser-known architects, such as Solon S. Beman and William W. Boyington, who designed the wonderful entrance to Rosehill Cemetery. The Style Guide offers a great primer for those who'd like to know more about two dozen architectural styles, including Craftsman, International, and Tudor Revival. Finally, the site also includes a Listings area, complete with information about all of the buildings on the city's official landmarks list.

  14. Inner City Press

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    Based in the South Bronx, the Inner City Press has been publishing a newspaper focused on low-income neighborhoods nationwide since 1987. A few months ago, the organization went online with a weekly publication featuring original and engaging investigative and analytical pieces from a selection of beats, including the Federal Reserve, Community Reinvestment, Insurance Redlining, Wall Street, Environmental Justice, and Banks, among others. The most recent issue (August 30) includes concise reports on predatory lending, the economic crisis in Ecuador, press leaks and the Federal Reserve, and a round-up of bank news. The site also provides overviews and related resources for Community Reinvestment, the Inner City Public Interest Law Center, Environmental Justice, Insurance Redlining, and related topics.

  15. City 2.0

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    2012-01-01

    TED's City 2.0 is "a gathering place for urban citizens to share innovations and inspire actions." The focus of this rather wonderful series of events was to work on envisioning the cities of the future. Visitors to the site will find archived videos from the devoted day of urban inspiration in 2012 and 2013 and they can click through the Videos area to get started. There are over two dozen talks here, including The Art of Data, Globalizing Home and Emerging from the Ecotone. Moving on to the People section, visitors can look over the stories shared from around the globe via the clickable map of the world. Visitors with a specific interest in a certain type of urban success story might want to use the Themes area to look over talks on art, housing, public space, or other matters.

  16. URBZ: User Generated Cities

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    The User Generated Cities organization (URBZ) "facilitates the production and exchange of information, knowledge, ideas and practices towards better cities for all." With offices in Mumbai and Geneva, URBZ deploys a variety of web-based tools "for the production and sharing of information by residents and stakeholders." On their homepage, visitors can read postings from staff members on the construction of multi-story buildings in the developing world and sustainable architecture design charrettes. Moving on, visitors can learn more about URBZ by clicking on the "Workshops" section. Here they will find diagrams and explanations of URBZ's design philosophy and their work with local communities. Interested parties can also sign up here to receive email updates and to learn more about their upcoming events.

  17. Vatican City State

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    On February 11, 1929 the Vatican City State was inaugurated with the signing of the Lateran Accords. With its motto, "A small territory with a great mission", the State is celebrating its 80th anniversary with a number of celebrations this year. This very fine site brings together a veritable cornucopia of information about the Vatican City State, including information about its governance structure, monuments, and philatelic culture. Visitors can start their journey by looking at webcams that provide a top-notch view of St. Peter's Square and the Governorate Palace. Moving on, visitors can also click on the "History" section to learn about the long history of the Vatican, and how the term has been used over the millennia. Visitors can also listen in to Vatican Radio, and check up on official news releases from the Vatican Information Service.

  18. Freedomship: City At Sea

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    Freedomship is an enormous floating city that will be a monument to engineering skill and ingenuity. It will serve as a vacation resort or even a home for people with enough money. Although still in the pre-construction phase of the project, the Web site offers a good deal of information about the ship's design. It will be almost a mile long and rise 25 stories above the water. The ship will accommodate around 40,000 visitors who can arrive by boat or plane (yes, there will even be a small airport on the top deck). When Freedomship is not moving, it will sit offshore near major cities and other popular tourist destinations. The Web site provides several artist renderings that tantalize the imagination. Freedomship will be featured on Engineering the Impossible on the Discovery Channel February 25th, 2002.

  19. Human diffusion and city influence.

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    Lenormand, Maxime; Gonçalves, Bruno; Tugores, Antňnia; Ramasco, José J

    2015-08-01

    Cities are characterized by concentrating population, economic activity and services. However, not all cities are equal and a natural hierarchy at local, regional or global scales spontaneously emerges. In this work, we introduce a method to quantify city influence using geolocated tweets to characterize human mobility. Rome and Paris appear consistently as the cities attracting most diverse visitors. The ratio between locals and non-local visitors turns out to be fundamental for a city to truly be global. Focusing only on urban residents' mobility flows, a city-to-city network can be constructed. This network allows us to analyse centrality measures at different scales. New York and London play a central role on the global scale, while urban rankings suffer substantial changes if the focus is set at a regional level. PMID:26179991

  20. Raleigh: A Capital City

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    The story of the United States is told in many different ways, and the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places offers a number of compelling online tours that allow visitors entry into many of the historic sites scattered around the country. This very nice online tour focuses on Raleigh, N.C., and was commissioned in partnership with the City of Raleigh and a number of related units of government. The tour presented on this site highlights 48 historic places, and includes the city's Victorian neighborhoods and some of the more quotidian commercial buildings around the area. Visitors can navigate these sites through a series of interactive maps, or by a comprehensive list that provides information about the historical significance of each structure or feature of the built environment. The site also contains a number of thematic essays that deal with different stages of the city's development, such as suburbanization. The site is rounded out by a selection of additional links to other online resources on Raleigh history and tourism, along with a select bibliography of relevant works.

  1. Is a healthy city also an age-friendly city?

    PubMed

    Jackisch, Josephine; Zamaro, Gianna; Green, Geoff; Huber, Manfred

    2015-06-01

    Healthy Ageing is an important focus of the European Healthy Cities Network and has been supported by WHO since 2003 as a key strategic topic, since 2010 in cooperation with the Global Network of Age-friendly Cities and Communities. Based on the methodology of realist evaluation, this article synthesizes qualitative evidence from 33 structured case studies (CS) from 32 WHO European Healthy Cities, 72 annual reports from Network cities and 71 quantitative responses to a General Evaluation Questionnaire. City cases are assigned to three clusters containing the eight domains of an age-friendly city proposed by WHO's Global Age-friendly City Guide published in 2007. The analysis of city's practice and efforts in this article takes stock of how cities have developed the institutional prerequisites and processes necessary for implementing age-friendly strategies, programmes and projects. A content analysis of the CS maps activities across age-friendly domains and illustrates how cities contribute to improving the social and physical environments of older people and enhance the health and social services provided by municipalities and their partners. PMID:26069312

  2. Large cities are less green

    PubMed Central

    Oliveira, Erneson A.; Andrade, José S.; Makse, Hernán A.

    2014-01-01

    We study how urban quality evolves as a result of carbon dioxide emissions as urban agglomerations grow. We employ a bottom-up approach combining two unprecedented microscopic data on population and carbon dioxide emissions in the continental US. We first aggregate settlements that are close to each other into cities using the City Clustering Algorithm (CCA) defining cities beyond the administrative boundaries. Then, we use data on CO2 emissions at a fine geographic scale to determine the total emissions of each city. We find a superlinear scaling behavior, expressed by a power-law, between CO2 emissions and city population with average allometric exponent ? = 1.46 across all cities in the US. This result suggests that the high productivity of large cities is done at the expense of a proportionally larger amount of emissions compared to small cities. Furthermore, our results are substantially different from those obtained by the standard administrative definition of cities, i.e. Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). Specifically, MSAs display isometric scaling emissions and we argue that this discrepancy is due to the overestimation of MSA areas. The results suggest that allometric studies based on administrative boundaries to define cities may suffer from endogeneity bias. PMID:24577263

  3. Large cities are less green

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Oliveira, Erneson A.; Andrade, José S.; Makse, Hernán A.

    2014-02-01

    We study how urban quality evolves as a result of carbon dioxide emissions as urban agglomerations grow. We employ a bottom-up approach combining two unprecedented microscopic data on population and carbon dioxide emissions in the continental US. We first aggregate settlements that are close to each other into cities using the City Clustering Algorithm (CCA) defining cities beyond the administrative boundaries. Then, we use data on CO2 emissions at a fine geographic scale to determine the total emissions of each city. We find a superlinear scaling behavior, expressed by a power-law, between CO2 emissions and city population with average allometric exponent ? = 1.46 across all cities in the US. This result suggests that the high productivity of large cities is done at the expense of a proportionally larger amount of emissions compared to small cities. Furthermore, our results are substantially different from those obtained by the standard administrative definition of cities, i.e. Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). Specifically, MSAs display isometric scaling emissions and we argue that this discrepancy is due to the overestimation of MSA areas. The results suggest that allometric studies based on administrative boundaries to define cities may suffer from endogeneity bias.

  4. CityGML-Interoperable Access to 3D City Models

    Microsoft Academic Search

    T. H. Kolbe

    2005-01-01

    Abstract. Virtual 3D city models provide important information for different aspects of disaster management. In this context, up-to-dateness of and flexible access to 3D city models are of utmost importance. Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDI) provide the appropriate framework ,to cover ,both aspects, integrating distributed data sources on demand. In this paper we present CityGML, a multi-purpose and multi-scale representation for

  5. An analysis framework for characterizing and explaining development of EIA legislation in developing countries-Illustrated for Georgia, Ghana and Yemen

    SciTech Connect

    Kolhoff, Arend J., E-mail: akolhoff@eia.nl [Netherlands Commission for Environmental Assessment, P.O. Box 2345, 3500 GH Utrecht (Netherlands); Driessen, Peter P.J., E-mail: p.driessen@uu.nl [Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, Utrecht University, P.O. Box 80115, 3508 TC (Netherlands); Runhaar, Hens A.C., E-mail: h.a.c.runhaar@uu.nl [Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, Utrecht University, P.O. Box 80115, 3508 TC (Netherlands)

    2013-01-15

    Actors in the field of international development co-operation supporting the development of EIA legislation in developing countries often do not achieve the results envisaged. The performance of EIA in these countries often remains weak. One reason, we assume, is that often those actors support the establishment of overly ambitious EIA legislation that cannot achieve its objectives in the light of constraining contexts. To provide more effective support we need to better understand the enabling and constraining contextual factors that influence the development of EIA legislation and to which support actors should align itself. In this article a new analysis framework for classifying, characterizing and explaining the development of EIA legislation is described, measured in terms of ambition levels. Ambitions are defined as intentions the EIA authorities aim to fulfill, expressed in formal EIA legislation. Three country cases, Yemen, Georgia and Ghana are used to illustrate the usefulness of our framework and as a first test to refine the framework. We have formulated the following five hypotheses that complement and refine our analysis framework. One, EIA legislation may develop multilinearly in terms of ambition levels. Two, ambitions in EIA legislation seem to be influenced to a great extent by the power and capacity of, on the one hand, the environmental authorities supporting EIA and, on the other hand, the sector authorities hindering the development of EIA. Three, the political system is the most important context factor influencing the rules of policy-making and the power of the different actors involved. Four, the importance of context factors on the development of ambitions is dependent on the phase of EIA system development. Five, some ambitions seem to be influenced by particular factors; for instance the ambitions for the object of study seem to be influenced by the level of environmental awareness of the sector ministries and parliament. The analysis framework may also assist actors involved in the development of EIA legislation in setting ambitions for EIA legislation that are feasible within the context in which it will be developed and implemented. Application of a country-specific EIA model would seem to be the preferred model to develop EIA legislation because by taking capacities of actors and context factors as a starting point, it offers more potential to well-performing EIA systems. - Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer EIA systems develop from less to high ambitious and sometimes vice versa. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Ambitions in EIA legislation are determined by the capacity of environment- and sector authority. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The political system is the most important context factor explaining the ambitions of an EIA system. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer An analysis framework developed to measure EIA system ambitions might help to setambitions.

  6. Constructing cities, deconstructing scaling laws.

    PubMed

    Arcaute, Elsa; Hatna, Erez; Ferguson, Peter; Youn, Hyejin; Johansson, Anders; Batty, Michael

    2015-01-01

    Cities can be characterized and modelled through different urban measures. Consistency within these observables is crucial in order to advance towards a science of cities. Bettencourt et al. have proposed that many of these urban measures can be predicted through universal scaling laws. We develop a framework to consistently define cities, using commuting to work and population density thresholds, and construct thousands of realizations of systems of cities with different boundaries for England and Wales. These serve as a laboratory for the scaling analysis of a large set of urban indicators. The analysis shows that population size alone does not provide us enough information to describe or predict the state of a city as previously proposed, indicating that the expected scaling laws are not corroborated. We found that most urban indicators scale linearly with city size, regardless of the definition of the urban boundaries. However, when nonlinear correlations are present, the exponent fluctuates considerably. PMID:25411405

  7. The dynamics of city formation*

    PubMed Central

    Henderson, J. Vernon; Venables, Anthony J.

    2013-01-01

    This paper examines city formation in a country whose urban population is growing steadily over time, with new cities required to accommodate this growth. In contrast to most of the literature there is immobility of housing and urban infrastructure, and investment in these assets is taken on the basis of forward-looking behavior. In the presence of these fixed assets cities form sequentially, without the population swings in existing cities that arise in current models, but with swings in house rents. Equilibrium city size, absent government, may be larger or smaller than is efficient, depending on how urban externalities vary with population. Efficient formation of cities with internalization of externalities involves local government intervention and borrowing to finance development. The paper explores the institutions required for successful local government intervention. PMID:25089087

  8. New York City Flyby

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    Jesse Allen

    1999-04-09

    These scenes show Long Island, Long Island Sound, and Mannhattan Island with the metropolitan area of New York City as seen by the Landsat Thematic Mapper (TM) instrument. The shortwave infrared (TM band 5), infrared (TM band 4), and visible green (TM band 2) channels are displayed in the images as red, green, and blue respectively. In this combination, barren and-or recently cultivated land appears red to pink, vegetation appears green, water is dark blue, and artificial structures of concrete and asphalt appear dark grey or black.

  9. USA CityLink

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    When Santa Claus comes to town this year he will be taking an entirely different route. He has decided to harness his reindeer and hop in his sleigh a little earlier than usual to spread his Christmas cheer over the Information Superhighway. Users will be able to access a customizable letter from Santa, the latest Polar weather conditions, some holiday recipes and a special Christmas greeting. They will also be able to preview exciting Christmas gifts and toys which can be ordered from St. Nick's virtual workshop. (USA CityLink).

  10. Smart Financing for Smart Cities 

    E-print Network

    Byrd, D.

    2014-01-01

    Index) Confidential Property of Schneider Electric ESL-KT-14-11-29 CATEE 2014: Clean Air Through Efficiency Conference, Dallas, Texas Nov. 18-20 From smart devices through to big data, we provide cities with services systems and , technology to... Property of Schneider Electric 10 resources Innovation ESL-KT-14-11-29 CATEE 2014: Clean Air Through Efficiency Conference, Dallas, Texas Nov. 18-20 Cities must become smarter a smart city strategically approaches technology with emphasis on sustainability...

  11. Smart Financing for Smart Cities

    E-print Network

    Byrd, D.

    2014-01-01

    Smart Financing for Smart Cities CATEE 2014 November 19 1 Drew Byrd City Leader, Schneider Electric ESL-KT-14-11-29 CATEE 2014: Clean Air Through Efficiency Conference, Dallas, Texas Nov. 18-20 Global energy consumption continues to rise... Digitization Economic Industrialization 3Confidential Property of Schneider Electric Rebalancing ESL-KT-14-11-29 CATEE 2014: Clean Air Through Efficiency Conference, Dallas, Texas Nov. 18-20 Today’s Agenda Cities and Our Future A N A h Why Cities Need Smart...

  12. City/Place Population Estimates

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    1997-01-01

    The US Census Bureau has released updated population estimates for cities, places, and minor civil divisions in the US. Seven major sections list cities over 100,000 and 10,000 by rank and percent growth, as well as cities, places, and minor civil divisions. The latter three sections contain figures from 1990-1996; these are arranged by state and they are also available as aggregated .zip files. Documentation and file layout are available. This City/Place information is part of a larger Census population site that covers national, state, and metropolitan area estimates (discussed in the April 25, 1997 Scout Report).

  13. Smart cities of the future

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Batty, M.; Axhausen, K. W.; Giannotti, F.; Pozdnoukhov, A.; Bazzani, A.; Wachowicz, M.; Ouzounis, G.; Portugali, Y.

    2012-11-01

    Here we sketch the rudiments of what constitutes a smart city which we define as a city in which ICT is merged with traditional infrastructures, coordinated and integrated using new digital technologies. We first sketch our vision defining seven goals which concern: developing a new understanding of urban problems; effective and feasible ways to coordinate urban technologies; models and methods for using urban data across spatial and temporal scales; developing new technologies for communication and dissemination; developing new forms of urban governance and organisation; defining critical problems relating to cities, transport, and energy; and identifying risk, uncertainty, and hazards in the smart city. To this, we add six research challenges: to relate the infrastructure of smart cities to their operational functioning and planning through management, control and optimisation; to explore the notion of the city as a laboratory for innovation; to provide portfolios of urban simulation which inform future designs; to develop technologies that ensure equity, fairness and realise a better quality of city life; to develop technologies that ensure informed participation and create shared knowledge for democratic city governance; and to ensure greater and more effective mobility and access to opportunities for urban populations. We begin by defining the state of the art, explaining the science of smart cities. We define six scenarios based on new cities badging themselves as smart, older cities regenerating themselves as smart, the development of science parks, tech cities, and technopoles focused on high technologies, the development of urban services using contemporary ICT, the use of ICT to develop new urban intelligence functions, and the development of online and mobile forms of participation. Seven project areas are then proposed: Integrated Databases for the Smart City, Sensing, Networking and the Impact of New Social Media, Modelling Network Performance, Mobility and Travel Behaviour, Modelling Urban Land Use, Transport and Economic Interactions, Modelling Urban Transactional Activities in Labour and Housing Markets, Decision Support as Urban Intelligence, Participatory Governance and Planning Structures for the Smart City. Finally we anticipate the paradigm shifts that will occur in this research and define a series of key demonstrators which we believe are important to progressing a science of smart cities.

  14. Salt Lake City, Utah

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2001-01-01

    The 2002 Winter Olympics are hosted by Salt Lake City at several venues within the city, in nearby cities, and within the adjacent Wasatch Mountains. This simulated natural color image presents a late spring view of north central Utah that includes all of the Olympic sites. The image extends from Ogden in the north, to Provo in the south; and includes the snow-capped Wasatch Mountains and the eastern part of the Great Salt Lake.

    This image was acquired on May 28, 2000 by the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) on NASA's Terra satellite. With its 14 spectral bands from the visible to the thermal infrared wavelength region, and its high spatial resolution of 15 to 90 meters (about 50 to 300 feet), ASTER will image Earth for the next 6 years to map and monitor the changing surface of our planet.

    ASTER is one of five Earth-observing instruments launched December 18,1999, on NASA's Terra satellite. The instrument was built by Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. A joint U.S./Japan science team is responsible for validation and calibration of the instrument and the data products. Dr. Anne Kahle at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, is the U.S. Science team leader; Bjorn Eng of JPL is the project manager. ASTER is the only high resolution imaging sensor on Terra. The Terra mission is part of NASA's Earth Science Enterprise, a long-term research and technology program designed to examine Earth's land, oceans, atmosphere, ice and life as a total integrated system.

    The broad spectral coverage and high spectral resolution of ASTER will provide scientists in numerous disciplines with critical information for surface mapping, and monitoring dynamic conditions and temporal change. Example applications are: monitoring glacial advances and retreats; monitoring potentially active volcanoes; identifying crop stress; determining cloud morphology and physical properties; wetlands evaluation; thermal pollution monitoring; coral reef degradation; surface temperature mapping of soils and geology; and measuring surface heat balance.

    Size: 63.5 x 123.3 km (38.1 x 74 miles) Location: 40.7 deg. North lat., 111.9 deg. West long. Orientation: North at top Image Data: ASTER bands 1,2, and 3. Original Data Resolution: 15 m Date Acquired: May 28, 2000

  15. Aerial view of a city

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    Katie Hale (California State University, Fullerton; Student, Biological Sciences)

    2007-01-12

    When a city is built, habitat and most organisms living in it are killed or forced to flee. Cities use a lot of energy and water and create a tremendous amount of waste and runoff. Development is the biggest source of pollution.

  16. NEW YORK CITY NONPROFIT EXECUTIVE

    E-print Network

    Rosen, Jay

    and reporting in government contracting, especially for New York City's human services contracts, was an issue PERFORMANCE: HUMAN SERVICES EXECUTIVES EXPECT TO BE ACCOUNTABLE FOR CONTRACTS, BUT SEEK A BETTER PROCESS to human services issues, Mayor Bloomberg's plan for New York City in 2030, and government agencies' use

  17. Skewed Visions' The City Itself

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Branislav Jakovljevic

    2005-01-01

    Among proto-situationist visual works, Ansger Jorn and Guy Debord’s Fin de Copenhague (????) is distinguished by its radical approach to cartography. While in The Naked City (????) Debord takes fragments of a city map and conjoins them with arrows that indicate jumps from one area to another, in Fin de Copenhague the map almost disappears in the labyrinth of visual

  18. Dublin City University Educational Trust

    E-print Network

    Humphrys, Mark

    . It is by building these philanthropic relationships that the DCU Educational Trust assists the university building on campus has been built with the aid of funding from the Educational Trust. Over the past 19Dublin City University Educational Trust 2006 ANNUAL REPORT The Dublin City University Educational

  19. Gallup Interactives: City Wellbeing Tracking

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    Gallup

    This tool allows the user to select a state and city and compare it on a number of measures from the Gallup Healthways Wellbeing Index to other cities of a similar size through the US.  Data can be viewed by year and the created chart can be saved.

  20. Petra: Lost City of Stone

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This Web site, created to complement the Petra: Lost City of Stone exhibit, looks at this once flourishing city in the heart of the ancient Near East. Although the exhibit is now closed, the web site contains a wealth of information about Petra.

  1. New York City: Musically Speaking.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Aiex, Nola Kortner

    New York City as a subject has fascinated generations of artists, writers, and musicians. However, the glamorous image of the city has changed over the years, and in the 1960s, popular music, in particular, began to reflect a utopia/dystopia dichotomy in relation to New York. During the past twenty years, six popular singer-songwriters who have…

  2. Great Cities Institute Special Event

    E-print Network

    Illinois at Chicago, University of

    Great Cities Institute Special Event Reinventing Race, Reinventing Racism Great Cities Institute will discuss their book Reinventing Race, Reinventing Racism. They will be specifically discussing the ongoing reinvention of race and racism in the USA and its implications. From the publisher: Reinventing Race

  3. The Future of American Cities.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Mulhern, John J., Ed.

    This document contains the proceedings of a conference dealing with the issues that face U.S. cities today. Convened in October of 1979, the conference was sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. The document contains addresses and comments by six authorities on the current fiscal situation of large cities. The presentation…

  4. City Planning Unit: Grade 6.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Dalton, William Edward

    Described is a project designed to make government lessons and economics more appealing to sixth-grade students by having them set up and run a model city. General preparation procedures and set-up of the project, specific lesson plans, additional activities, and project evaluation are examined. An actual 3-dimensional model city was set up on…

  5. Knowledge Infrastructures for Solar Cities

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Vanderburg, Willem H.

    2006-01-01

    The evolution of contemporary cities into solar cities will be affected by the decisions of countless specialists according to an established intellectual and professional division of labor. These specialists belong to groups responsible for advancing and applying a body of knowledge, and jointly, these bodies of knowledge make up a knowledge…

  6. Smart Cities and Sustainability Models

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Lorena BATAGAN

    2011-01-01

    In our age cities are complex systems and we can say systems of systems. Today locality is the result of using information and communication technologies in all departments of our life, but in future all cities must to use smart systems for improve quality of life and on the other hand for sustainable development. The smart systems make daily activities

  7. READY4SmartCities ICT Roadmap and Data Interoperability for Energy Systems in Smart Cities

    E-print Network

    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    READY4SmartCities ­ ICT Roadmap and Data Interoperability for Energy Systems in Smart Cities and Data Interoperability for Energy Systems in Smart Cities Project Acronym: READY4SmartCities Grant of the Ready4SmartCities project is to support energy data interoperability in the context of SmartCities

  8. Shaping Livable Cities

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Taboulchanas, Kristina

    2006-01-01

    Thinking about policy solutions for urban regions is a great deal easier than actually putting them into action, and that is why this latest report from The International Development Research Centre in Canada is most welcome. This recently released 36-page report starts off with this important sentence: "They [cities] are engines of economic growth and cultural prosperity, but they are also centres of pollution and poverty." Divided into three substantive chapters, the report provides specific case studies of various urban innovations, such as Beijing's urban agriculture initiatives and a program designed to integrate agriculture into municipal planning in Kampala, Uganda. Other studies draw on experiences in Vancouver, Hyderabad, and Managua. Overall, the report is well written and may be of great interest to persons in the fields of international development as well as scholars interested in evaluating such programs.

  9. Kansas City Hopewell

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    In 2003, the University of Kansas Museum of Anthropology was awarded a Digital Library Initiatives grant for a project that would result in this rather useful and interesting digitization project. The hope was that the museum would be able to digitize some of the excellent collection of material recovered from the 30 Kansas City Hopewell archaeological sites that are located around the junction of the Kansas and Missouri Rivers. Most of the sites date to the Middle Woodland or Early Ceramic period, which ranges from 100 B.C. to 700 A.D. One of the fine features of this site is the 3D images area, which includes 32 excavated items that visitors may view in their entirety. The site is rounded out by a selection of helpful suggested readings and a collection of external links to sites such as those of the Society for American Archaeology and ArchNet.

  10. Healthy Cities: a guide to the literature.

    PubMed Central

    Kenzer, M

    2000-01-01

    The author reviews the literature on attempts by city governments, international agencies, and nongovernmental and community organizations to improve city life around the world through Healthy Cities projects. PMID:10968770

  11. Gateway Antarctica's Christchurch City Council Antarctic Scholarship

    E-print Network

    Hickman, Mark

    Gateway Antarctica's Christchurch City Council Antarctic Scholarship The Christchurch City Council by Antarctica New Zealand. 1. The Scholarship will be known as the Christchurch City Council Antarctic Scholarship and administered by Gateway Antarctica, the Centre for Antarctic Studies and Research

  12. The Ancient City of Petra

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This fun Web article is part of OLogy, where kids can collect virtual trading cards and create projects with them. Here, they learn about the ancient city of Petra. The article begins with an overview of this city, which was located along the ancient trade routes between Arabia, Egypt, and the Mediterranean Sea. Kids then have the chance to take a walk through Petra's ruins. This clickable illustration has 11 places for them to explore. The article concludes with an extensive information section on the history of the city.

  13. New York City in 2050

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This 47 minute radio broadcast speculates what New York City might be like in the year 2050, after a century of human-induced climate change. What could a warming planet mean for this city and its people? Plus, can taking action towards sustainable design - from green office buildings to living roofs - ensure a better future for the Big Apple? The show discusses how city planners and scientists use climate models to project possible futures and how regional choices are being made to cope with greenhouse warming.

  14. SUICIDE IN JHANSI CITY

    PubMed Central

    Shukla, G.D.; Verma, B.L.; Mishra, D.N.

    1990-01-01

    SUMMARY The 187 suicide occurring in the city of Jhansi, over a period of two years (1986-87), gave an annual incidence rate of 29 per lakh population. The rate was higher for females (34 per lakh) than for males (24 per lakh). The commonest age group was the third decade (51.3%), followed by the second (28.4%); the average age of males being significantly higher. The married committed suicide more often. Domestic strife (38.3%) and mental illness (23.5%) were the common cause while no causative factor could be discerned in 38.5% of the cases. The two sexes differed significantly with respect to burning and getting run over by train as the preferred method of suicide. Burning was largely a female preserve while getting run over by train was used almost exclusively by males. Poisoning and hanging were used slightly more often by males while drowning was used a bit more frequently by females. PMID:21927426

  15. City profile: Almaty, Kazakhstan.

    PubMed

    Djusubalieva, T; Umurzina, G B

    1995-05-01

    Medical services have reported significant social distress in and around Almaty, the capital of Kazakhstan. A generally unhealthy female population relies upon abortion for contraception, with each women having an average of five abortions over the course of her reproductive lifetime. Many of these women have gynecological problems, the level of infertility is on the rise, and 70% of all registered pregnant women have some kind of disease. Anemia is most frequently observed, increasing four-fold over the last four years. Diseases of the urogenital system have doubled over the same period, while the number of premature deliveries grows annually, currently 8% of all deliveries. The City Health Care Department has declared a state of emergency for gynecological and obstetrical services. Order 33 of February 12, 1994, however, approved the Family Planning Program requiring all medical institutions to provide family planning services with the goal of reducing the number of abortions by 50%, thereby decreasing the levels of maternal and perinatal mortality. The program covered the integration of obstetrical and gynecological services with medical services to boost cohesion and access to both patients and services. It also defined the duties of obstetricians, gynecologists, general practitioners, pediatricians, and other medical experts. The authors describe the program's structure. PMID:12222257

  16. Mapping mayhem in the city

    E-print Network

    Bates, Ellie

    2008-01-01

    Mapping mayhem in the city? Exploring the space time dynamics of criminal damage and alcohol with Geovisualisation and ESDA. This research examines if the combination of criminal damage and alcohol leads to mayhem ...

  17. Layout of Ancient Maya Cities

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Aylesworth, Grant R.

    Although there is little doubt that the ancient Maya of Mesoamerica laid their cities out based, in part, on astronomical considerations, the proliferation of "cosmograms" in contemporary scholarly discourse has complicated matters for the acceptance of rigorous archaeoastronomical research.

  18. The self-aware city

    E-print Network

    Sevtsuk, Andres

    2006-01-01

    This thesis explores the idea of real-time urban space management. While increasing amounts of real-time information about the city, specifically the location of people and resources, appear, it becomes necessary to explore ...

  19. Metroscope - Web sites by city

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Metroscope is a directory of resources arranged by metropolitan area. It contains over four thousand sites. Subject category breakdown under each site includes arts and entertainment, business, media, sports, and professional services. The directory is searchable by subject and across cities. A fast and powerful way to access the Internet resources of over 40 U.S. and five international cities, with new sites being added weekly. The site is provided by the Isotropic Media Group.

  20. Deer Tracks in the City?

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Quigley, Cassie Fay; Beeman-Cadwallader, Nicole; Riggs, Morgan; Rodriguez, Antonia; Buck, Gayle

    2009-01-01

    "Why would a deer print be in the city?" wondered a student. She had noticed the track near a grocery store that morning with her mother. She was familiar with deer and had noticed their prints on a trip to a local museum; however, she had never seen a deer in the city before this experience. As she retold the story to her classmates, her question…

  1. Automobile emissions in Mexico City

    SciTech Connect

    Beaton, S.; Bishop, G.; Stedman, D.

    1996-09-01

    In order to determine the exhaust characteristics of the Mexico City vehicle fleet, a Fuel Efficiency Automotive Test (FEAT) unit was placed at 5 different sites over a 10 day period from 11 February 1991 through 21 February 1991. Valid data for the percent of carbon Monoxide (CO), hydrocarbons (HC), and carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}) were obtained on 31 838 vehicles. This represents approximately 1 % of the entire Mexico City fleet.

  2. Industry and the smart city

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Zelda Bronstein

    2009-01-01

    These days, U.S. city planning exudes an audacious air. The suburban sprawl that has dominated U.S. development since the Second World War is under assault from a multitude of policy makers and activists bent on protecting the environment and revitalizing city life. Rallying to varied watchwords—smart growth, new urbanism, sustainable development, green development, livable communities, traditional neighborhood development—the insurgent urbanists

  3. Network Structure and City Size

    PubMed Central

    Levinson, David

    2012-01-01

    Network structure varies across cities. This variation may yield important knowledge about how the internal structure of the city affects its performance. This paper systematically compares a set of surface transportation network structure variables (connectivity, hierarchy, circuity, treeness, entropy, accessibility) across the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the United States. A set of scaling parameters are discovered to show how network size and structure vary with city size. These results suggest that larger cities are physically more inter-connected. Hypotheses are presented as to why this might obtain. This paper then consistently measures and ranks access to jobs across 50 US metropolitan areas. It uses that accessibility measure, along with network structure variables and city size to help explain journey-to-work time and auto mode share in those cities. A 1 percent increase in accessibility reduces average metropolitan commute times by about 90 seconds each way. A 1 percent increase in network connectivity reduces commute time by 0.1 percent. A 1 percent increase in accessibility results in a 0.0575 percent drop in auto mode share, while a 1 percent increase in treeness reduces auto mode share by 0.061 percent. Use of accessibility and network structure measures is important for planning and evaluating the performance of network investments and land use changes. PMID:22253764

  4. How To Save Our Shrinking Cities.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Rybcznski, Witold; Linneman, Peter D.

    1999-01-01

    Explores solutions to the problem of shrinking cities, population declines in urban areas. Consolidation and de-annexation are not desirable alternatives, but for many shrinking cities no other workable alternative can be seen. The reality is that many cities will continue to shrink. Radical redesign can make cities better and smaller. (SLD)

  5. THE SMART CITY INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT & MONITORING

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Mahmoud AL-HADER; Ahmad RODZI

    2009-01-01

    The smart city infrastructure is the introductory step for establishing the overall smart city framework and architecture. Very few smart cities are recently established across the world. Some examples are: Dubai, Malta, Kochi (India), Singapore. The scope of these cities is mainly limited to construct a technology park converting the industrial real estate to state of the art information technology

  6. Creating a "city of art" : evaluating Singapore's vision of becoming a renaissance city

    E-print Network

    Lee, Wai Kin, 1975-

    2003-01-01

    The arts have been used by many cities as a way to regenerate their urban environments and rejuvenate their economies. In this thesis, I examine an approach in which city-wide efforts are undertaken to create a "city of ...

  7. Kinetic City - Mission to Vearth

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS; )

    2005-01-01

    "Kinetic City" is a fun, Web-based after-school science club for kids, ages 8 through 11. It combines exciting online animations and activities with boxes of hands-on science experiments. Children earn "Kinetic City" power points and collect stickers as they complete missions and learn standards-based science content. Here's how it works: The "Kinetic City" super crew (Keisha, Curtis, Megan and Max) needs the help of Earth kids to save their planet Vearth, from the science-distorting computer virus Deep Delete. Each of Deep Delete's 60 hideous strains attacks a different area of science with disastrous consequences. After each attack, teams of Earth kids fight back by viewing a short online animation describing the situation on Vearth; performing a series of activities to re-learn the lost science and going on a mission to Vearth during which they answer science questions and gobble up Deep Delete viruses. Their scores appear on their own Kinetic City Club Web page. "Kinetic City" is produced by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), with a grant from the National Science Foundation. AAAS writes the "Project 2061 Benchmarks for Science Literacy," which forms the basis of most state science standards.

  8. Shenzhen: city of suspended possibility.

    PubMed

    Bach, Jonathan

    2011-01-01

    This essay on Shenzhen, China, presents three vignettes addressing the question of home in a city of migrants. The first section explores the ubiquitous narratives of success forming the city's foundational myth. The second follows this myth into the world of a Shenzhen filmmaker and his characters, as they navigate the tension between the idea of home and the urge to start anew, resulting in the suspended possibility of the title. The last section looks at young architects who hope to preserve the city's heterotopic sites of migrants and original villagers through architectural innovations. The cases show how an economy of desire supplements the political economy of this export-driven city. The city appears as an urban desiring machine that produces itself as an object of desire for the migrants of all classes who flock to its factories, "urban villages", white-collar jobs, luxury villas and underground economy. The essay is an encounter with the mythology of success and failure, the intertwining of home as an end and home as the beginning, and with the manipulation of space that allows residents to control their own subjectivity. PMID:21319435

  9. Organization of World Heritage Cities

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2005-01-01

    Created in 1993, the Organization of World Heritage Cities (OWHC) has been given a mandate by the United Nations to protect the cultural, historical, and social heritage of the world's great cities. For a number of years, the organization has worked towards this goal by publishing helpful "how to" materials for any number of interested parties, including city officials, heritage groups, and concerned citizens. Recently, this site was created in an attempt to bring these materials together at one online destination. On this site, visitors can learn about case studies (such as those designed to rehabilitate the urban core of Havana), read publications on how to preserve the built environment, and peruse a list of related links. The publications area is quite strong, as it contains a number of introductory works such as "A History of Architectural Conservation" by Jukka Joklehto and "Standards in Preventive Conservation" by Rebeca Alcantra.

  10. City planning as preventive medicine.

    PubMed

    Corburn, Jason

    2015-08-01

    The health and well-being of rapidly growing urban populations is a global health issue. Cities in the global north and south are faced with rising health inequities - or avoidable differences in health determinants and outcomes based on place, social status and ethnicity. This commentary suggests that focusing only on treatment interventions in cities is likely to fail because populations will be forced to go back into the urban living and working conditions that likely made them sick in the first place. City planning as preventive medicine includes taking a relational and systems approach to urban health, requiring health assessments for all urban policy making, promoting neighborhood health centers as engines of community economic development and gathering place-based health indicator data to track progress and adapt interventions over time as conditions change. PMID:25937591

  11. Star City, Russia Medical Operations

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Chandler, Michael R.; Senter, Cedric H.; Roden, Sean K.; Gilmore, Stevan; Powers, William E.; Alexander, David J.

    2004-01-01

    Since the beginning of the NASA/Mir missions, NASA has had astronauts in training at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center (GCTC), also known as Star City, with crewmembers currently there to train for the International Space Station missions. Agreements have been reached with all International Partners that allow the crewmember's parent agency to provide a flight surgeon to oversee crewmember health and safety during training away from home. NASA Medical Operations through the Bioastronautics Contract employs flight surgeons to provide medical support for U.S. crewmembers and their support staff. This poster presentation reviews the aspects of NASA medical operations at Star City.

  12. Afterimages of the Victorian City

    Microsoft Academic Search

    David L. Pike

    2010-01-01

    As emblematic spaces of social and cultural contamination, the Victorian street and underworld have had remarkable afterlives in twentieth-century reinterpretations of Victorian cityscapes. This article explores what persists in our vision of the nineteenth-century city well over a century after it was, so to speak, first seen, and how what persists impacts on our attempts to reconstruct that act of

  13. THE CITY IS A TEACHER.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    HOWE, HAROLD, II

    THE PROBLEM OF POVERTY IN THE CITY GHETTO FORMS A COMPLICATED CHAIN OF DISCRIMINATION AND LOST OPPORTUNITIES FOR WHICH ALL AMERICANS PAY. COSTS ARE INCURRED FROM POOR EDUCATION, UNEMPLOYMENT, WASTE OF INDIVIDUAL TALENT, RISING CRIME RATES, MILITARY SERVICE REJECTION RATES, AND OTHER SOCIAL PROBLEMS. THE EDUCATION LINK IN THIS CHAIN IS THE…

  14. The City and the Car

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Mimi Sheller; John Urry

    2000-01-01

    The social sciences have generally ignored the motor car and its awesome consequences for social life, especially in their analysis of the urban. Urban studies in particular has failed to consider the overwhelming impact of the automobile in transforming the time-space 'scapes' of the modern urban\\/suburban dweller. Focusing on forms of mobility into, across and through the city, we consider

  15. City South: A new chapter

    E-print Network

    to ensure City South succeeds. The first is the question of congestion charging along the corridor. "I as congestion charging is, it is the only option unless you have well developed public transport." Brooks understand the huge hostility to charging, but we cannot allow car use to grow unchecked. As unpalatable

  16. Bug City: Aquatic Insects [Videotape].

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    1998

    "Bug City" is a video series created to help children learn about insects and other small critters. All aspects of bug life are touched upon including body structure, food, habitat, life cycle, mating habits, camouflage, mutualism (symbiosis), adaptations, social behavior, and more. Each program features dramatic microscopic photography, fun…

  17. Bug City: Flies & Mosquitoes [Videotape].

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    1998

    "Bug City" is a video series created to help children (grades 1-6) learn about insects and other small critters. All aspects of bug life are touched upon, including body structure, food, habitat, life cycle, mating habits, camouflage, mutualism (symbiosis), adaptations, social behavior, and more. Each program features dramatic microscopic…

  18. Bug City: Ladybugs & Fireflies [Videotape].

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    1998

    "Bug City" is a video series created to help children (grades 1-6) learn about insects and other small critters. All aspects of bug life are touched upon, including body structure, food, habitat, life cycle, mating habits, camouflage, mutualism (symbiosis), adaptations, social behavior, and more. Each program features dramatic microscopic…

  19. Energy management in Lucknow city

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Hina Zia; V. Devadas

    2007-01-01

    In this paper, an attempt is made to prepare an energy management model for Lucknow city along with policy recommendations for optimal energy utilization and management. At the outset, the authors have reviewed the related literature on energy management in the urban system. The entire collected literature is divided into the following sections, such as, energy resource assessment, energy consumption,

  20. North City Water Reclamation Plant

    E-print Network

    Prevedouros, Panos D.

    North City Water Reclamation Plant Maja Caroee Diana Lee Niko Salvador #12;What is Water Reclamation? Water Reclamation is the process of treating wastewater to be suitable for reuse Not Suitable Planning for Water Reclamation ProgramPlanning for Water Reclamation Program Late 1980's Construction began

  1. Deer Tracks in the City?

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Antonia Rodriguez

    2009-10-01

    "Why would a deer print be in the city?" wondered a student. She had noticed the track near a grocery store that morning with her mother. She was familiar with deer and had noticed their prints on a trip to a local museum; however, she had never seen a de

  2. CITY STATE ZIP EVENING PHONE

    E-print Network

    Anderson, Richard

    *NAME ADDRESS CITY STATE ZIP *DAY PHONE EVENING PHONE TITLE COMPANY E-MAIL 2015 Diamond Awards fields and save the completed form. 3. Send an e-mail to Nancy Anderson with the following documents COMPANY E-MAIL #12;3. Personal Narrative Address the selection criteria for the award category

  3. Policymaking in European healthy cities.

    PubMed

    de Leeuw, Evelyne; Green, Geoff; Spanswick, Lucy; Palmer, Nicola

    2015-06-01

    This paper assesses policy development in, with and for Healthy Cities in the European Region of the World Health Organization. Materials for the assessment were sourced through case studies, a questionnaire and statistical databases. They were compiled in a realist synthesis methodology, applying theory-based evaluation principles. Non-response analyses were applied to ascertain the degree of representatives of the high response rates for the entire network of Healthy Cities in Europe. Further measures of reliability and validity were applied, and it was found that our material was indicative of the entire network. European Healthy Cities are successful in developing local health policy across many sectors within and outside government. They were also successful in addressing 'wicked' problems around equity, governance and participation in themes such as Healthy Urban Planning. It appears that strong local leadership for policy change is driven by international collaboration and the stewardship of the World Health Organization. The processes enacted by WHO, structuring membership of the Healthy City Network (designation) and the guidance on particular themes, are identified as being important for the success of local policy development. PMID:26069314

  4. NEW YORK CITY NONPROFIT EXECUTIVE

    E-print Network

    Rosen, Jay

    NEW YORK CITY NONPROFIT EXECUTIVE OUTLOOK SURVEY SPONSORED BY THE SCHOOL OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS SERVICES CEOS SEE IMPROVED CONDITION IN NEWYORK, BUT CONTINUING HIGH NEED FORVULNERABLE GROUPS #12;NEW YORK yOrk, neW yOrk, 10010 646.660.6700 CO-SPONSORED: BARUCH COLLEGE, SCHOOL OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS NONPROFIT

  5. City Lights in Modern Times.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    O'Toole, Patricia

    1979-01-01

    City Lights Books of San Francisco has served as a literary meeting place, as a bookstore that concentrates on serious literature--especially poetry, as a publisher of significant voices such as those of Allen Ginsberg and Charles Bukowski, and as an institution with a political conscience. (JMD)

  6. The Cultural Economy of Cities

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Allen J. Scott

    1997-01-01

    An increasingly important fraction of contemporary economic activity is devoted to the production of cultural outputs, i.e. goods and services with high levels of aesthetic or semiotic content. This kind of economic activity is especially, and increasingly, associated with a number of large cities scattered over the globe. A conceptual account of this phenomenon is provided on the basis of

  7. Heritage contribution in sustainable city

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Rostami, R.; Khoshnava, S. M.; Lamit, H.

    2014-02-01

    The concept of sustainability has been an integral part of development work since the late 1970s. Sustainability is no longer a buzzword but a reality that must be addressed by cities all over the world. Increasing empirical evidence indicates that city sustainability is not just related to technical issues, such as carbon emissions, energy consumption and waste management, or on the economic aspects of urban regeneration and growth, but also it covers social well-being of different groups living within increasingly cosmopolitan towns and cities. Heritage is seen as a major component of quality of life, features that give a city its unique character and provide the sense of belonging that lies at the core of cultural identity. In other words, heritage by providing important social and psychological benefits enrich human life with meanings and emotions, and raise quality of life as a key component of sustainability. The purpose of this paper, therefore, is to examine the role that built cultural heritage can play within sustainable urban development.

  8. Modelling the smart city performance

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Patrizia Lombardi; Silvia Giordano; Hend Farouh; Wael Yousef

    2012-01-01

    This paper aims to offer a profound analysis of the interrelations between smart city components connecting the cornerstones of the triple helix. The triple helix model has emerged as a reference framework for the analysis of knowledge-based innovation systems, and relates the multiple and reciprocal relationships between the three main agencies in the process of knowledge creation and capitalization: university,

  9. INCREASING RETURN TO SMART CITIES

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Hans Lööf; Pardis Nabavi

    2012-01-01

    The UN estimates that 70% of the world's growing population will live in cities by 2050. How will this affect climate change, economic growth and economic equality? The first conclusion in this paper is that the growing urban population and increased spatial density create opportunities for policy measures that could limit or reduce carbon emissions. Second, the economic importance of

  10. Sioux City Riverbank Filtration Study

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Mach, R.; Condon, J.; Johnson, J.

    2003-04-01

    The City of Sioux City (City) obtains a large percentage of their drinking water supply from both a horizontal collector well system and vertical wells located adjacent to the Missouri River. These wells are set in either the Missouri Alluvium or the Dakota Sandstone aquifer. Several of the collector well laterals extend out beneath the Missouri River, with the laterals being over twenty feet below the river channel bottom. Due to concerns regarding ground water under direct surface water influence, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) required the City to expand their water treatment process to deal with potential surface water contaminant issues. With the extensive cost of these plant upgrades, the City and Olsson Associates (OA) approached the IDNR requesting approval for assessing the degree of natural riverbank filtration for water treatment. If this natural process could be ascertained, the level of treatment from the plant could be reduced. The objective of this study was to quantify the degree of surface water (i.e. Missouri River) filtration due to the underlying Missouri River sediments. Several series of microscopic particulate analysis where conducted, along with tracking of turbidity, temperature, bacteria and a full scale particle count study. Six particle sizes from six sampling points were assessed over a nine-month period that spanned summer, fall and spring weather periods. The project was set up in two phases and utilized industry accepted statistical analyses to identify particle data trends. The first phase consisted of twice daily sample collection from the Missouri River and the collector well system for a one-month period. Statistical analysis of the data indicated reducing the sampling frequency and sampling locations would yield justifiable data while significantly reducing sampling and analysis costs. The IDNR approved this modification, and phase II included sampling and analysis under this reduced plant for an eight-month period. Final statistical analyses of the nine months of data indicate up to a four-log particle reduction occurs through river bank filtration. Consequently, Missouri River sediments within the City's well field are very effective in water filtration. This information was submitted to the IDNR for review and approval. Subsequently, the IDNR approved 4.0 log removal for Giardia and 3.5 log removal for Cryptosporidium through the riverbank and treatment plant. The City and IDNR have agreed on subrogate parameters for monitoring purposes.

  11. Clean Cities Program Contacts (Fact Sheet)

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    2012-03-01

    This fact sheet provides contact information for program staff of the U.S. Department of Energy's Clean Cities program, as well as contact information for the nearly 100 local Clean Cities coalitions across the country.

  12. The Association of Finnish Cities and Towns

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Johansson, L. O.

    1973-01-01

    Describes the Association of Finnish Cities and Towns as an organization that enhances the cooperation and administration of municipal matters, including adult education, in the cities and boroughs of Finland. (GB)

  13. CITY OF SANTA BARBARA SEALEVEL RISE VULNERABILITY

    E-print Network

    communities. This study assesses the vulnerability of the City of Santa Barbara to future sealevel rise storm damage, flooding, inundation, risk assessment, sealevel rise, vulnerability assessment, wave CITY OF SANTA BARBARA SEALEVEL RISE VULNERABILITY STUDY A White Paper from

  14. Your Street Address City, State, Zip

    E-print Network

    Arnold, Jonathan

    Your Street Address City, State, Zip Month, Day, Year Mr./Ms./Dr. Name Title Name of Company/Organization Company's Street Address City, State, Zip Dear Mr./Ms./Dr.: Paragraph 1: The opening paragraph introduces

  15. 49 CFR 372.221 - Twin Cities.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...Transportation 5 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Twin Cities. 372.221 Section 372.221 Transportation...ZONES, AND TERMINAL AREAS Commercial Zones § 372.221 Twin Cities. For the purpose of determining commercial...

  16. Quebec City May 22{28, 2000

    E-print Network

    International Conference on Tomography of Materials and Structures FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT Hilton Quebec Quebec City: Hotel Hilton 1100, Boulevard René-Lévesque Est Quebec City, Quebec G1R 4P3 Canada P 1-418-648 6489 F 1

  17. Navasota State of the City & Supplemental Reports

    E-print Network

    Caraballo, Stephany; Coleman, Alex; Hyde, Allison; Shelnutt, Andrew; Dai, Boya; Espinoza, Carlos; Lazaro, Christopher; Han, Dondjin; Medina, Izel; Masterson, Jaimie Hicks; Su, Jin; Crosby, Kevin; Sengupta, Koly; Chen, Long; Cutaia, Louis; Lopez, Michael; Martin, Michael; Barrios, Nair; Lin, Rosie; Tan, Shuman; Tang, Taoi; Tran, Tho; Hansen, Todd; Peackock, Walter M; Bright, Elise

    2013-01-01

    In total, over the years, eleven courses have worked in the city of Navasota. These plans have assessed the conditions of the city and have made recommendations for economic growth, downtown revitalization, land use development, housing growth...

  18. Regional database "YOUNET" of Yokohama City

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Abe, Kaoru

    Yokohama City Small & Medium Sized Industries Guidance Center, which is a part of the City of Yokohama, is a consulting organization for small enterprises in Yokohama city. For some advices, this institution construct regional database called YOUNET, and make use of this database. YOUNET is a database which covers Yokohama City concerned information taken from newspapers, magazine articles and so on. This paper explains the features and capabilities of YOUNET.

  19. Tecnologie ICT per le Smart City Prof. R. Laurini Tecnologie ICT per le Smart City

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    Laurini, Robert

    Tecnologie ICT per le Smart City Prof. R. Laurini 1 Tecnologie ICT per le Smart City 1 ­ Le smart-fertilization tra ICT e Smart City 4 ­ Problemi emergenti 5 ­ Conclusioni Definizione di Carlo Ratti (MIT) · Una, efficiente, ­ aperta, collaborativa, ­ creativa, digitale ­ e green European Smart Cities · Volendo essere

  20. Urban political economy beyond the 'global city'

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Eugene J. McCann

    2004-01-01

    Summary. This paper examines the relationship between urbanisation and globalisation beyond the so-called global cities that have been the focus of so much contemporary urban research. The paper argues that there is a problematic polarisation in urban studies between research on 'global' cities and work on presumably 'non-global' cities. The existing geographical literature on scale, place and uneven development offers

  1. Cities in the Information Technology & People,

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    Sahay, Sundeep

    Cities in the developing world 273 Information Technology & People, Vol. 14 No. 3, 2001, pp. 273-286. # MCB University Press, 0959-3845 Cities in the developing world Linking global and local networks urbanization is transforming the developing world ± creating cities, which on the one hand offer opportunities

  2. Catholic Schools in New York City.

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    Domanico, Raymond

    This report examines the academic performance of New York City's Catholic elementary schools compared with the city's public schools. Catholic elementary schools enroll 98,000 children in New York City, approximately 14 percent of public school enrollment. The report uses data from the State of New York's fourth and eighth grade tests in English…

  3. City Schools: Lessons from New York.

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    Ravitch, Diane, Ed.; Viteritti, Joseph P., Ed.

    This book presents a collection of essays by researchers and educators that examine the largest school system in the U.S.--the New York City school system. There are 5 parts with 15 chapters. Part 1, "Education in the City," includes: (1) "Schooling in New York City: The Socioeconomic Context" (Emanuel Tobier) and (2) "Public Schools That Work"…

  4. Dwelling transformations : Santa Ursula, Mexico City

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    Andrade-Narvaez, Jorge

    1981-01-01

    The colonia popular is one of the most typical types of settlement used in Mexico City, and with some variations in other Latin American cities. Fifty per cent of the urban land in Mexico City is occupied by this type of ...

  5. Central Place Theory and City Size Distribution

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    Wen-Tai Hsu

    This paper proposes a theory of city size distribution via a hierarchy approach rather than the popular random growth process. It does so by formalizing central place theory using an equilibrium entry model and specifying the conditions under which city size distribution follows the power law. Central place theory describes the way in which a hierarchical city system with difierent

  6. 1951 KANSAS CITY FLOOD LEXINGTON GROUP

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    Bustamante, Fabián E.

    1951 KANSAS CITY FLOOD LEXINGTON GROUP KANSAS CITY, MO OCTOBER 24, 2013 JOHN W. BARRIGER IV #12 · ACTION TO PREVENT REOCCURRENCE #12;· SITUATION IN KANSAS AND MISSOURI · DETOUR AT OLATHE · ARMY CORPS Kansas State Historical Society Kansas City Public Library BSNF PERSONS WHO ASSISTED IN SECURING PHOTOS

  7. City of College Station's Thermographic Mobile Scan

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    Shear, C. K.

    1986-01-01

    During the first quarter of 1986, the City of College Station conducted a thermographic mobile scan of the entire city. A thermographic mobile scan is a process by which heat loss/heat gain data is accumulated by a vehicle traveling the city...

  8. Twin Cities Metro Advanced Practice Center

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    Twin Cities Metro Advanced Practice Center Food Safety Self Inspection Checklist #12;Table-20 Vietnamese..............................21-22 #12;Food Safety Self Inspection Checklist Twin Cities Metro has expired. #12;Food Safety Self Inspection Checklist Twin Cities Metro Advanced Practice Center

  9. Fibra -Principal Vm a as smart cities

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    Instituto de Sistemas e Robotica

    Fibra - Principal Vęm aí as smart cities Autor: Filipe Santa Bárbara Editora: N.D. Id: 1636658 Data, sendo interdita qualquer reproduçăo, mesmo que parcial #12;Fibra - Principal Vęm aí as smart cities parcial #12;Fibra - Principal Vęm aí as smart cities Autor: Filipe Santa Bárbara Editora: N.D. Id: 1636649

  10. Creating Smart-er Cities: An Overview

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    Allwinkle, Sam; Cruickshank, Peter

    2011-01-01

    The following offers an overview of what it means for cities to be "smart." It draws the supporting definitions and critical insights into smart cities from a series of papers presented at the 2009 Trans-national Conference on Creating Smart(er) Cities. What the papers all have in common is their desire to overcome the all too often…

  11. Demythologizing the Inner-City Child.

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    Granger, Robert C., Ed.; Young, James C., Ed.

    This collection of papers from a conference sponsored by Georgia State University addresses a variety of issues and myths regarding inner-city children. Chapters deal with: (1) the educational theory of W.E.B. DuBois; (2) the explicit and implicit meaning of demythologizing the inner-city child; (3) the education of inner-city children; (4)…

  12. Making Cities Skilled. Civic Bulletin No. 40

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    Glaeser, Edward L.

    2006-01-01

    Throughout history, cities that have been centers of great learning have usually also taken their place as economic powerhouses. Here in America, economists have long noticed that educated cities--that is, cities with a greater percentage of knowledgeable and skilled residents--have fared better economically than their unskilled counterparts, but…

  13. Commuting in a polycentric city

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    Roth, Camille; Batty, Michael; Barthelemy, Marc

    2010-01-01

    The spatial arrangement of urban hubs and centers and how individuals interact with these centers is a crucial problem with many applications ranging from urban planning to epidemiology. We utilize here in an unprecedented manner the large scale, real-time 'Oyster' card database of individual person movements in the London subway to reveal the structure and organization of the city. We show that patterns of intraurban movement are strongly heterogeneous in terms of volume, but not in distance, and that there is a polycentric structure composed of simple flow patterns organized around a limited number of activity centers arranged in a hierarchical way. This new understanding can shed light on the impact of new urban projects on the evolution of the polycentric configuration of a city and provides an initial approach to modeling flows in an urban system.

  14. City University of New York

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The City University of New York, New York, USA contains the 19 CUNY colleges. Offers previews of multimedia programs developed by CUNY faculty and links to an innovative gopher containing resources for teaching English as a second language. Featured in the CUNY Multimedia Development Initiative page is "The Art of Renaissance Science," a prototype hypermedia article that explores the interconnections between art and science in Renaissance Italy.

  15. Digital City for Disaster Reduction

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Haruo Hayashi; Satoshi Tanaka; Kazunori Urabe; Haruhide Yoshida; Satoshi Inoue; Hideki Shima; Nobuhisa Deki; Jun Kasagi; Takahiro Nishino; Masasuke Takashima

    The purpose of this study is to apply digital city concept for the development of a pictogram system for natural disaster\\u000a reduction. Long lasting and tangible achievement of IDNDR is needed which may be used in all over the world for many coming\\u000a generations. As Neurath said “Words divide, pictures unite”, pictograms could be a powerful communication tool as well

  16. Floating Cities, Islands and States

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    Alexander Bolonkin

    2008-04-04

    Many small countries are in need of additional territory. They build landfills and expensive artificial islands. The ocean covers 71 per cent of the Earth surface. Those countries (or persons of wealth) starting the early colonization of the ocean may obtain advantages through additional territory or creating their own independent state. An old idea is building a big ship. The best solution to this problem, however, is the provision of floating cities, islands, and states. The author idea is to use for floating cities, islands, and states a cheap floating platform created from a natural ice field taken from the Arctic or Antarctic oceans. These cheap platforms protected by air-film (bottom and sides) and a conventional insulating cover (top) and having a cooling system can exist for an unlimited time. They can be increased in number or size at any time, float in warm oceans, travel to different continents and countries, serve as artificial airports, harbors and other marine improvements, as well as floating cities and industrial bases for virtually any use. Author researches and computes parameters of these ice floating platforms, other methods of building such floating territory, compares them and shows that the offered method is the most cheap and efficient means of ocean colonization.

  17. Xarxes i Serveis en Smart Cities II Nom de l'assignatura (cat., cast., angl.): Xarxes i Serveis en Smart Cities II, Redes y Servicios en Smart Cities

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    Politčcnica de Catalunya, Universitat

    Xarxes i Serveis en Smart Cities II 1 Nom de l'assignatura (cat., cast., angl.): Xarxes i Serveis en Smart Cities II, Redes y Servicios en Smart Cities II, Networks and Services in Smart Cities II de diferents tipus d'algoritmes per anŕlisis predictiu en smart cities. Analitzar el comportament de

  18. Anaglyph, Salt Lake City, Utah

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2002-01-01

    The 2002 Winter Olympics are hosted by Salt Lake City at several venues within the city, in nearby cities, and within the adjacent Wasatch Mountains. This anaglyph image provides a stereoscopic map view of north central Utah that includes all of these Olympic sites. In the south, next to Utah Lake, Provo hosts the ice hockey competition. In the north, northeast of the Great Salt Lake, Ogden hosts curling and the nearby Snowbasin ski area hosts the downhill events. In between, southeast of the Great Salt Lake, Salt Lake City hosts the Olympic Village and the various skating events. Further east, across the Wasatch Mountains, the Park City ski resort hosts the bobsled, ski jumping, and snowboarding events. The Winter Olympics are always hosted in mountainous terrain. This view shows the dramatic landscape that makes the Salt Lake City region a world-class center for winter sports.

    The stereoscopic effect of this anaglyph was created by first draping a Landsat satellite image over a Shuttle Radar Topography Mission digital elevation model and then generating two differing perspectives, one for each eye. When viewed through special glasses, the result is a vertically exaggerated view of Earth's surface in its full three dimensions. Anaglyph glasses cover the left eye with a red filter and cover the right eye with a blue filter.

    Landsat has been providing visible and infrared views of the Earth since 1972. SRTM elevation data matches the 30-meter (98-foot) resolution of most Landsat images and will substantially help in analyzing the large and growing Landsat image archive, managed by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

    Elevation data used in this image was acquired by the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour, launched on Feb. 11, 2000. SRTM used the same radar instrument that comprised the Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SIR-C/X-SAR) that flew twice on the Space Shuttle Endeavour in 1994. SRTM was designed to collect 3-D measurements of the Earth's surface. To collect the 3-D data, engineers added a 60-meter(approximately 200-foot) mast, installed additional C-band and X-band antennas, and improved tracking and navigation devices. The mission is a cooperative project between NASA, the National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA) of the U.S. Department of Defense and the German and Italian space agencies. It is managed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., for NASA's Earth Science Enterprise, Washington, D.C.

    Size: 222 x 93.8 kilometers (138 x 58.2 miles) Location: 40.0 to 42.0 deg. North lat., 111.25 to 112.25.0 deg. West lon.(exactly) Orientation: North at top Image Data: Landsat Bands 3, 2, 1 as panchromatic grey. Original Data Resolution: SRTM 1 arcsecond (30 meters or 98 feet), Thematic Mapper 30 meters (98 feet) Date Acquired: February 2000 (SRTM), 1990s (Landsat 5 image mosaic)

  19. Cities wrestle with abandoned properties

    SciTech Connect

    Salcedo, R.N.; Dettman, D.H.

    1993-06-01

    In 1986, the city of Milwaukee routinely acquired an abandoned, tax-delinquent metals plating facility. Subsequent studies found that the site was contaminated with plating wastes, and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) held the city responsible for the site's cleanup. Stung by this experience, the city of Milwaukee saw the need to address the problem of abandoned, contaminated properties. Other municipalities nationwide may confront this same problem. In the past, municipalities routinely acquired tax-delinquent properties. This alone encouraged timely payment of property taxes. The advent of more stringent hazardous waste laws changed this practice. State and federal laws tag the current owners of contaminated properties for cleanup liability even though the current owners did not contaminate the property. Therefore, many municipalities now recognize that acquiring abandoned, contaminated properties carries potentially expensive cleanup liabilities. On the other hand, not acquiring and cleaning up these properties will perpetuate health and environmental threats, not to mention the potential legal liability and social stigma associated with having an uncontrolled contaminated site in one's borders. In addition,these properties will languish, blight their neighborhoods, and not generate property taxes or employment opportunities because no developer or buyer will touch them. This dilemma is heightened by the fact that many of these abandoned contaminated properties fall through the cracks of existing environmental programs that provide funds for cleanup, such as the federal Superfund or Leaking Underground Storage Tank (LUST) program, or various state funding sources. Therefore, many of these properties remain abandoned, unclaimed, contaminated and potential threats to public health and environment.

  20. Structure of an African city : study of Ibadan, Nigeria : city structure and morphology

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    Murphy, Stephan L. (Stephan Lane), 1971-

    1998-01-01

    The study of Ibadan, Nigeria was conducted to analyze how Colonization has altered, or not altered the structure of the traditional African city form of this Yoruba town. The study encompasses structural city form elements ...

  1. Universal pensions in Mexico City : changing dynamics of citizenship and state formation in a global city

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    Lajous-Loaeza, Andrés

    2009-01-01

    The main topic of this study is the enactment of a non-contributory and non-means-tested Universal Pension (Pension Alimentaria Ciudadana para Adultos Mayores) program in Mexico City directed at city residents 70 years of ...

  2. 77 FR 36439 - Safety Zone; Bullhead City Regatta; Bullhead City, AZ

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    2012-06-19

    ...safety zone on the navigable waters of the Colorado River in Bullhead City...is held on the navigable waters of the Colorado River in Bullhead City...safety zone would include the waters of the Colorado River between Davis...

  3. 76 FR 38568 - Safety Zone; Bullhead City Regatta, Bullhead City, AZ

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    2011-07-01

    ...safety zone on the navigable waters of the Colorado River in Bullhead City...is held on the navigable waters of the Colorado River in Bullhead City...safety zone would include the waters of the Colorado River between Davis...

  4. 78 FR 34300 - Safety Zone; Bullhead City Regatta, Bullhead City, AZ

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    2013-06-07

    ...safety zone on the navigable waters of the Colorado River in Bullhead City...is held on the navigable waters of the Colorado River in Bullhead City...safety zone would include the waters of the Colorado River between Davis...

  5. Smart cities ranking: an effective instrument for the positioning of the cities?

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    Rudolf Giffinger; Haindlmaier Gudrun

    2010-01-01

    Due to different reasons cities are increasingly challenged to improve their competitiveness.\\u000aDifferent strategic efforts are discussed in planning sciences, new approaches and instruments\\u000aare elaborated and applied, steering the positioning of cities in a competitive urban world. As\\u000aone specific consequence city rankings have experienced a remarkable boom. However, there\\u000ais some evidence that public attention of city rankings

  6. CITY OF MORENO VALLEY ADOPTION OF THE CITY OF MORENO VALLEY RENEWABLE ENERGY

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    CITY OF MORENO VALLEY ADOPTION OF THE CITY OF MORENO VALLEY RENEWABLE ENERGY ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM of the City of Moreno Valley Electric Renewable Energy Resources Enforcement Program pursuant California, a publicly owned utility. SB 1X-2 establishes minimum quantities of renewable energy resources that load

  7. 76 FR 31235 - Safety Zone; Ocean City Air Show, Atlantic Ocean, Ocean City, MD

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    2011-05-31

    ...Safety Zone; Ocean City Air Show, Atlantic Ocean, Ocean City, MD AGENCY: Coast...a temporary safety zone on the Atlantic Ocean in the vicinity of Ocean City...vessel traffic movement on the Atlantic Ocean to protect mariners from the...

  8. Flickering cities: multimedia city fabrics and the changing nature of citizenship

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Andrew Geddes Engel

    2012-01-01

    How do the multiple media in cities today cause us to rethink the constructions and locations of our artifacts and their effects on us? In this dissertation, I argue that city artifacts, and by extension cities themselves, exist as multiple iterations scattered across the whole range of the media spectrum. The new persuasive potential of these iterations in their different

  9. The strategic bombing of German cities during World War II and its impact on city growth

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Steven Brakman; Harry Garretsen; Marc Schramm

    2004-01-01

    We construct a unique data set in order to analyse whether or not a large temporary shock has an impact on city growth. Following recent work by Davis and Weinstein on Japan, we take the strategic bombing of German cities during World War II as an example of such a shock, and analyse its impact on post-war German city growth.

  10. 77 FR 39413 - Safety Zone: Crescent City Fourth of July Fireworks Event, Crescent City, CA

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    2012-07-03

    ...sponsor the Crescent City Fourth of July Fireworks Event...for the Crescent City Fourth of July Fireworks Event...either preempt State law or impose a substantial...Homeland Security Management Directive 023-01 and Commandant...zone; Crescent City Fourth of July Fireworks...

  11. 75 FR 22333 - Safety Zone; Michigan City Super Boat Grand Prix, Lake Michigan, Michigan City, IN

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    2010-04-28

    ...Michigan City Super Boat Grand Prix, Lake Michigan, Michigan City, IN AGENCY...to establish a temporary safety zone on Lake Michigan near Michigan City, Indiana...intended to restrict vessels from a portion of Lake Michigan due to high speed power boat...

  12. Smart cities and service integration initiatives in North American cities: a status report

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Armando Aldama-Nalda; Hafedh Chourabi; Theresa A. Pardo; J. Ramon Gil-Garcia; Sehl Mellouli; Hans Jochen Scholl; Suha Alawadhi; Taewoo Nam; Shawn Walker

    2012-01-01

    E-government initiatives have been stepping forward in governments of all levels around the world. One of the most important strategies that are being carried is that of providing citizens with a single entry point for services that involve different government entities. The Smart Cities and Service Integration project (hereafter, SmartCities) aims to establish a framework for smart city service integration

  13. The Strategic Bombing of German Cities during World War II and its Impact on City Growth

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Steven Brakman; Harry Garretsen; Marc Schramm

    2002-01-01

    We construct a unique data set to analyze whether or not a large temporary shock had an impact on German city growth and city size distribution. Following recent work by Davis and Weinstein (2001) on Japan, we take the strategic bombing of German cities during WWII as our example of such a shock. The goal of this paper is to

  14. Knowledge Cities: Examining The Discourse Smart Villages, Internet Cities or Creativity Engines

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Ali A. Alraouf

    The world's growing cities are a critical fact of the 21st Century, and represent one of the greatest challenges to the future. By the year 2050 cities with populations over three million will be more than double; from 70 today to over 150. When knowledge is perhaps the most important factor in the future of city's economy, there is a

  15. The Challenge of Urbanization. The World's Large Cities.

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    United Nations New York, NY. Dept. of Economic and Social Information and Policy Analysis.

    This publication concentrates on city problems and special city planning issues in the world's large cities, pinpointing their demographic characteristics, economic structure, available social services, and infrastructures, as well as current issues facing city planners. Profiles of 100 large cities across the world, from Abidjan to Yangon, make…

  16. WHY ARE SMART CITIES GROWING? WHO MOVES AND WHO STAYS

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    John V. Winters

    2011-01-01

    ABSTRACT This paper examines why smart cities are growing by investigating who moves to smart cities and who stays. Smart cities are often centers of higher education, so students moving to pursue higher education may play an important role. I find that the greater in-migration to smart cities is mostly due to persons enrolled in higher education. Smart cities are

  17. Conceptualizing smart city with dimensions of technology, people, and institutions

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    Taewoo Nam; Theresa A. Pardo

    2011-01-01

    This conceptual paper discusses how we can consider a particular city as a smart one, drawing on recent practices to make cities smart. A set of the common multidimensional components underlying the smart city concept and the core factors for a successful smart city initiative is identified by exploring current working definitions of smart city and a diversity of various

  18. M2M for Smart Cities Gerd Ascheid

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    M2M for Smart Cities Gerd Ascheid #12;Agenda What is a "Smart City"? Cellular System based M2M Cities and Communities Source: http://eu-smartcities.eu 3 #12;What Elements Make a City ,,Smart" ? Smart groups 4 #12;Important Topics for Building a Smart City Infrastructure Intelligent Networks Services

  19. Uncertainties in city greenhouse gas inventories

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    Wattenbach, Martin; Redweik, Richard; Luedtke, Stefan; Deng-Beck, Chang; Ross, Lutz; Nagel, Claus

    2015-04-01

    In 1993 mayors from 50 cities in 20 countries gathered at the UN in New York under the umbrella of the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) to issue a declaration aimed at cutting carbon dioxide emissions from cities. By today 465 cities report their GHG emissions in ICLEIs carbonn Cities Climate Registry (cCR) . Many cities worldwide are on the route to implement the combined new standard for city-based GHG accounting and reporting, named the Global Protocol for Community-Scale GHG Emissions (GPC). These extensive data sources offer the unique chance to better understand, manage and reduce city GHG emissions. However, many cities are already reporting or have reported their GHG emission in non GPC conform tools. This heterogeneous data source raises the question on how these data could be potentially transferred to a GPC conform level. For the transfer process it is very important to understand and quantify the potential losses of information and increase or decrease in uncertainty due to class conversions and associated recalculations of GHG data. Here we compare existing GHG reports from different sources based on the use of different tools. We look at data from the carbonn Registry by ICLEI, the CDP, C40 and the Ecoregion tool. Using examples of existing data form cities in Europe we demonstrate potential information losses and inconsistencies leading to increased uncertainty. We also illustrate the potential mapping schemes for the data structures and identify uncertainties from using alternative mappings. In conclusion it is essential to develop consistent data structures in order to allow the use of city GHG data for time series analysis and city intercomparison.

  20. City Knowledge Patterns: A standard for Smart City Knowledge management Nooshin Allahyari, Mark S. Fox, and Michael Gruninger

    E-print Network

    City Knowledge Patterns: A standard for Smart City Knowledge management Nooshin Allahyari, Mark S in recogniz- ing knowledge requirements of city government. This model, which we denote as City Knowledge category of the city government, and is comprised of a set of inter-relate concepts and attributes

  1. HOSPITAL WASTE MANAGEMENT IN SYLHET CITY

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Shahjahan Kaisar; Alam Sarkar; Muhammad Azizul Haque; Tanvir Ahmed Khan

    Hospital waste has not been got proper attention in Sylhet City Corporation (SCC), which is also very common for other cities of Bangladesh. Even the solid waste management system of SCC is not effective and adequate. The study encompasses on an in-depth analysis of the present condition of waste management system of selected Health Care Centers (HCCs) in SCC and

  2. Myths About Testing and Inner City Children.

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    Temp, George E.

    Faced with a frustrating lack of ability to solve the problem of providing educational opportunities for inner city children, many have turned, in frustration and despair, to the creation of myths about the whole enterprise, including achievement testing. Three myths about educational achievement testing and inner city children that are addressed…

  3. City Life: Rankings (Livability) versus Perceptions (Satisfaction)

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    Okulicz-Kozaryn, Adam

    2013-01-01

    I investigate the relationship between the popular Mercer city ranking (livability) and survey data (satisfactions). Livability aims to capture "objective" quality of life such as infrastructure. Survey items capture "subjective" quality of life such as satisfaction with city. The relationship between objective measures of quality of life and…

  4. Cardiff School of City and Regional Planning

    E-print Network

    Davies, Christopher

    School of City and Regional Planning 11 BSc Geography (Human) 13 BSc Geography (Human) and Planning 15 courses in Human Geography, Human Geography and Planning, and City and Regional Planning. Planning and Human Geography are subjects that play a major role in seeking to understand how places work and how

  5. City Planning Approach for Enterprise Information Systems

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Yukio Namba

    This paper proposes an EIS city planning approach, which is comprised of an EIS architecture and an EIS scenario. To provide a framework for portraying an EIS, we employ the concept and methodology of city planning in civil engineering. We use the case of the KDDI Corporation to discuss the applicability and effectiveness of our framework. Our framework is intended

  6. Congestion charging: a tale of two cities

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Irvine Lapsley; Filippo Giordano

    2010-01-01

    Purpose – The aim of this paper is to add to understanding of how cities function. Specifically, through the lens of power relationships in political organisations, it seeks to study the manner in which accounting and politics are involved in the development of city transport strategies. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The paper uses a comparative case study approach in which documents and

  7. KANSAI GAIDAI UNIVERSITY Hirakata City, Japan

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    Young, Paul Thomas

    KANSAI GAIDAI UNIVERSITY Hirakata City, Japan College of Charleston Bilateral Exchange Program in Japan, students are given a monthly stipend for food expenses. Most CofC financial aid will apply Science, Located within an hour's train ride from Osaka, Japan's second largest city, and Kyoto, the an

  8. Reform city councils and municipal employees

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jeffrey S. Zax

    1990-01-01

    The theory of reform predicts that reform municipal institutions should be less indulgent of special interests than are traditional institutions. However, reform city councils have unambiguously positive effects on city employment levels and compensation for municipal employees. These effects are inconsistent with reform predictions.

  9. Towards a Stage Model in Shrinking Cities

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Gérard Hutter; Ingo Neumann

    Shrinking cities in Eastern Germany are characteri zed by enduring population losses and economic decline as well as a loss of social and cultural re sources at local level. Challenges arising out of d emographic, economic, and cultural conditions occur simultaneously and with complex and uncertain interdependencies. Local actors in shrinking cities face the challenge of avoiding a vicious circle

  10. Transforming New York City's Public Schools

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bartholomew, Barbara

    2006-01-01

    In 2002, Michael Bloomberg, New York City's newly elected mayor, hoped to fix his city's public schools, which were widely perceived as plagued by a gamut of problems that ranged from low test scores to patronage-riddled schools and districts. A special bill approved by the New York State Legislature made Bloomberg solely accountable to the New…

  11. FUEL CELL BUS DEMONSTRATION IN MEXICO CITY

    EPA Science Inventory

    The report discusses the performance of a cull-size, zero-emission, Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) fuel-cell-powered transit bus in the atmospheric environment of Mexico City. To address the air quality problems caused by vehicle emissions in Mexico City, a seminar on clean vehic...

  12. Cycling trends & policies in Canadian cities

    Microsoft Academic Search

    John Pucher; Ralph Buehler

    Bicycling accounted for an average of 1.2% of work trips in Canada in 2001, but with considerable variation by province and metropolitan area. In this study, we chose six Canadian cities for detailed analysis of their cycling trends and policies: • Montréal and Québec City in Québec; • Ottawa and Toronto in Ontario; and • Vancouver and Victoria in British

  13. Updated Noise Regulations in New York City

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Weixiong Wu

    New York City has three types of noise regulations for evaluating noise impacts, each promulgated by a different authority and dealing with different types of noise sources (mobile traffic, rail, aircraft, construction, and stationary sources). These regulations are the New York City Noise Code 1

  14. Literacy as Social Action in City Debate

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    Cridland-Hughes, Susan

    2012-01-01

    This study examines critical literacy and the intersections of oral, aural, written, and performative literate practices in City Debate, an afterschool program dedicated to providing debate instruction to students in a major Southeastern city. Previous research into definitions and beliefs about literacy in an urban debate program over its twenty…

  15. Financing Big City Schools: Some Possible Breakthroughs.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Marland, S.P., Jr.

    Among the many factors contributing to the crisis in big-city school finance are (1) the in-migration of the poor to the cities accompanied by the out-migration of the higher-income people; (2) higher teacher salaries; (3) the new mandates placed on schools such as cradle-to-grave accomodation in educational opportunities, manpower retraining,…

  16. Cities, Sports Facilities Development, and Hosting Events

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Maassoume Barghchi; Mohd Salleh Aman

    2009-01-01

    Entrepreneurial approach in cities leads to changes in the nature of planning and urban development in a series of large-scale urban redevelopment projects. Further, entrepreneurialism is not limited only to large scale buildings. Hosting mega-event is extremely costly for cities. There is a current sports facilities construction boom universally. In addition, hosting sports events gain increasingly popularity and influence among

  17. Dublin City University Student Alcohol Policy

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    Blott, Stephen

    1 Dublin City University Student Alcohol Policy May 2011 Dublin City University recognises the place of moderate alcohol consumption and considers it important to support an environment which promotes a sensible attitude to the consumption of alcohol by students. The University also recognises

  18. Showcase gage in Rapid City, SD

    USGS Multimedia Gallery

    A streamgage with outreach capabilities is under construction at Rapid Creek at Rapid City (06414000), which is located in Founders Park in Rapid City, SD. The gage will provided visitors with information about how streamflow is measured and other water-resource topics. Streamgage is operated in coo...

  19. A School Voucher Program for Baltimore City

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    Lips, Dan

    2005-01-01

    Baltimore City's public school system is in crisis. Academically, the school system fails on any number of measures. The city's graduation rate is barely above 50 percent and students continually lag well behind state averages on standardized tests. Adding to these problems is the school system's current fiscal crisis, created by years of fiscal…

  20. A better prospect for city life.

    PubMed

    Sabouraud, A

    1992-01-01

    The WHO "healthy cities" concept is discussed with particular reference to initiatives taken in Rennes, France. An outline is given of the collaboration between cities, both nationally and internationally, in efforts to achieve the health-for-all goals. PMID:1418354

  1. Study of microwave emissivity characteristics of city

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Tao Zhang; Lixin Zhang; Lingmei Jiang; Yunqing Li

    2011-01-01

    The spectrums of different land types are very important in the application of remote sensing, which can be used in surface classification, change detection, and so on. The microwave emissivity of these land types are the foundation of land parameters retrieval using passive microwave remote sensing. As one of the most important land types, city’s contribution in a passive microwave

  2. Colleges as Shining Cities on a Hill

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    Townsend, Kathleen Kennedy

    2012-01-01

    In this article, the author proposes that the notion of America be reintroduced as the "shining city on a hill," that abiding image from American history. The image of the shining city on a hill captures the imagination because it reflects the abiding truth that people become fully human in society, not outside of it. People need one another to…

  3. The embedded intelligence of smart cities

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Mark Deakin

    2011-01-01

    This article offers an extensive review of Mitchell's thesis on the transition from the city of bits to e-topia and finds it wanting. It suggests that the problems encountered with the thesis lie with the lack of substantive insight it offers into the embedded intelligence of smart cities. Although problematic in itself, the article also suggests that if the difficulties

  4. Smart green cities: from modernization to resilience?

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Derek Antrobus

    2011-01-01

    It is possible to detect a shift in the way we think about environmental issues, in particular climate change, from what academics call ‘ecological modernization’ to what can be termed ‘resilient cities’. This is both a consequence and a cause of city regions emerging as the pragmatic scale of governance. This article will use a case study of Greater Manchester

  5. SOA of Smart City Geospatial Management

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Mahmoud Al-hader; Ahmad Rodzi Mahmud; Abdul Rashid Sharif; Noordin Ahmad

    2009-01-01

    The research is essentially to modularize the structure of utilities and develop a system for following up the activities electronically on the city scale. The GIS operational platform will be the base for managing the infrastructure development components with the systems interoperability for the available city infrastructure related systems. The research will develop Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) in order to

  6. Physics and New York City

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    Bederson, Benjamin

    When I was approached by the editors of Physics in Perspective to prepare an article on New York City for The Physical Tourist section, I was happy to do so. I have been a New Yorker all my life, except for short-term stays elsewhere on sabbatical leaves and other visits. My professional life developed in New York, and I married and raised my family in New York and its environs. Accordingly, writing such an article seemed a natural thing to do. About halfway through its preparation, however, the attack on the World Trade Center took place. From my apartment house I watched as the South Tower collapsed. Writing about New York and the role it has played in the history of physics in the United States and the world has now taken on a very different meaning.

  7. Why Is the City Hot?

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    This investigation introduces students to the phenomena of urban heat islands, areas of higher then normal temperatures associated with populated areas. Using Atlanta, Ga., as the study site, students begin by analyzing the population growth and geographic expansion of the area over a 24-year period. Students then use surface images from Landsat, thermal data from aircraft instruments, and land use maps to compare and contrast the distribution of vegetation, variations in daily temperatures, and diversity of land usage types around the city. The URL opens to the investigation directory, with links to teacher and student materials, lesson extensions, resources, teaching tips, and assessment strategies. This is Investigation 3 of four found in the Grades 5-8 Module 3 of Mission Geography. The Mission Geography curriculum integrates data and images from NASA missions with the National Geography Standards. Each of the four investigations in Module 3, while related, can be done independently.

  8. Virtual Cities as a Collaborative Educational Environment

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    Müller, Daniel Nehme; de Oliveira, Otto Lopes Braitback; Remiăo, Joelma Adriana Abrăo; Silveira, Paloma Dias; Martins, Márcio André Rodrigues; Axt, Margarete

    The CIVITAS (Virtual Cities with Technologies for Learning and Simulating) project presents a research, teaching and extension approach directed to the construction of cities imagined by students in the first years of elementary school, with an emphasis to the fourth grade. The teacher ventures on a deviation from the official curriculum proposed to reflect upon the invention of cities along with the children. Within this context, the game Cittŕ is introduced as an environment that allows the creation of digital real/virtual/imagined cities, and enables different forms of interaction among the students through networked computers. The cooperative situations, made possible by the access to the game, are tools for teachers and students to think about the information that operate as general rules and words of order with the invention of the city/knowledge.

  9. Universal predictability of mobility patterns in cities.

    PubMed

    Yan, Xiao-Yong; Zhao, Chen; Fan, Ying; Di, Zengru; Wang, Wen-Xu

    2014-11-01

    Despite the long history of modelling human mobility, we continue to lack a highly accurate approach with low data requirements for predicting mobility patterns in cities. Here, we present a population-weighted opportunities model without any adjustable parameters to capture the underlying driving force accounting for human mobility patterns at the city scale. We use various mobility data collected from a number of cities with different characteristics to demonstrate the predictive power of our model. We find that insofar as the spatial distribution of population is available, our model offers universal prediction of mobility patterns in good agreement with real observations, including distance distribution, destination travel constraints and flux. By contrast, the models that succeed in modelling mobility patterns in countries are not applicable in cities, which suggests that there is a diversity of human mobility at different spatial scales. Our model has potential applications in many fields relevant to mobility behaviour in cities, without relying on previous mobility measurements. PMID:25232053

  10. Workforce mobility: Contributing towards smart city

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    Nor, N. M.; Wahap, N. A.

    2014-02-01

    Smart cities gained importance as a means of making ICT enabled services and applications available to the citizens, companies and authorities that form part of a city's system. It aims at increasing citizen's quality of life, and improving the efficiency and quality of the services provided by governing entities and businesses. This perspective requires an integrated vision of a city and of its infrastructures in all components. One of the characteristics of a smart city is mobility. The concept of mobility, especially for the workforce, is studied through a research carried out on a daily work undertaken as a prototype in the administrative town of Putrajaya, Malaysia. Utilizing the location track from GNSS integrated with mobile devices platform, information on movement and mobility was analysed for quality and efficiency of services rendered. This paper will highlight the research and outcomes that were successfully carried out and will suggest that workforce mobility management can benefit the authorities towards implementing a smart city concept.

  11. Green cities, smart people and climate change

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    Mansouri Kouhestani, F.; Byrne, J. M.; Hazendonk, P.; Brown, M. B.; Harrison, T.

    2014-12-01

    Climate change will require substantial changes to urban environments. Cities are huge sources of greenhouse gases. Further, cities will suffer tremendously under climate change due to heat stresses, urban flooding, energy and water supply and demand changes, transportation problems, resource supply and demand and a host of other trials and tribulations. Cities that evolve most quickly and efficiently to deal with climate change will likely take advantage of the changes to create enjoyable, healthy and safer living spaces for families and communities. Technology will provide much of the capability to both mitigate and adapt our cities BUT education and coordination of citizen and community lifestyle likely offers equal opportunities to make our cities more sustainable and more enjoyable places to live. This work is the first phase of a major project evaluating urban mitigation and adaptation policies, programs and technologies. All options are considered, from changes in engineering, planning and management; and including a range of citizen and population-based lifestyle practices.

  12. City of Tallahassee Innovative Energy Initiatives

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    Wilder, Todd; Moragne, Corliss L.

    2014-06-25

    The City of Tallahassee's Innovative Energy Initiatives program sought, first, to evaluate customer response and acceptance to in-home Smart Meter-enabled technologies that allow customers intelligent control of their energy usage. Additionally, this project is in furtherance of the City of Tallahassee's ongoing efforts to expand and enhance the City's Smart Grid capacity and give consumers more tools with which to effectively manage their energy consumption. This enhancement would become possible by establishing an "operations or command center" environment that would be designed as a dual use facility for the City's employees - field and network staff - and systems responsible for a Smart Grid network. A command center would also support the City's Office of Electric Delivery and Energy Reliability's objective to overcome barriers to the deployment of new technologies that will ensure a truly modern and robust grid capable of meeting the demands of the 2151 century.

  13. 9. Historic American Buildings Survey 'NEW JAIL FOR THE CITY ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    9. Historic American Buildings Survey 'NEW JAIL FOR THE CITY OF BALTIMORE, MARYLAND' Undated Line Engraving - Original in Maryland Historical Society - Baltimore City Jail, 801 Van Buren & East Madison Streets, Baltimore, Independent City, MD

  14. INTERSECTION OF 445 NORTH & 1040 EAST, SALT LAKE CITY, ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    INTERSECTION OF 445 NORTH & 1040 EAST, SALT LAKE CITY, UT. VIEW LOOKING SOUTH. REPHOTOGRAPH OF HISTORIC SHIPLER PHOTO # 18272, UTAH STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY COLLECTION. - Salt Lake City Cemetery, 200 N Street, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, UT

  15. 200 MAIN STREET, SALT LAKE CITY, UT. VIEW LOOKING EAST ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    200 MAIN STREET, SALT LAKE CITY, UT. VIEW LOOKING EAST OF "MAIN' STREET. REPHOTOGRAPH OF HISTORIC SHIPLER PHOTO # 18273, UTAH STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY COLLECTION. - Salt Lake City Cemetery, 200 N Street, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, UT

  16. 77 FR 62442 - Safety Zone; Oregon City Bridge Grand Opening Fireworks Display; Willamette River, Oregon City, OR

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-10-15

    ...Safety Zone; Oregon City Bridge Grand Opening Fireworks Display; Willamette River...enforced during the Oregon City Bridge Grand Opening fireworks display from 7:30 p.m...Safety Zone; Oregon City Bridge Grand Opening Fireworks Display; Willamette...

  17. Title: Satellite Streetview: Canadian Cities and Regions Data Creator /

    E-print Network

    , Hamilton, Kitchener, St. Catharines, Quebec City, Montreal, Jonquiere, Halifax, Fredericton, St. Johns, Ontario; Cornwall, Ontario; Hamilton, Ontario; Kitchener, Ontario; St, Catherines, Ontario; Quebec City

  18. Environmental Survey preliminary report, Kansas City Plant, Kansas City, Missouri

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1988-01-01

    This report presents the preliminary findings from the first phase of the Environmental Survey of the United States Department of Energy (DOE), Kansas City Plant (KCP), conducted March 23 through April 3, 1987. The Survey is being conducted by a multidisciplinary team of environmental specialists, led and managed by the Office of Environment, Safety and Health's Office of Environmental Audit. Individual team members are outside experts being supplied by a private contractor. The objective of the Survey is to identify environmental problems and areas of environmental risk associated with the KCP. The Survey covers all environmental media and all areas of environmental regulations. It is being performed in accordance with the DOE Environmental Survey Manual. This phase of the Survey involves the review of existing site environmental data observations of the operations performed at the KCP, and interviews with site personnel. The Survey team developed a Sampling and Analysis Plan to assist in further assessing certain environmental problems identified during its on-site activities. The Sampling and Analysis Plan is being executed by DOE's Argonne National Laboratory. When completed, the results will be incorporated into the KCP Environmental Survey Interim Report. The Interim Report will reflect the final determinations of the KCP Survey. 94 refs., 39 figs., 55 tabs.

  19. Services Oriented Smart City Platform Based On 3d City Model Visualization

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Prandi, F.; Soave, M.; Devigili, F.; Andreolli, M.; De Amicis, R.

    2014-04-01

    The rapid technological evolution, which is characterizing all the disciplines involved within the wide concept of smart cities, is becoming a key factor to trigger true user-driven innovation. However to fully develop the Smart City concept to a wide geographical target, it is required an infrastructure that allows the integration of heterogeneous geographical information and sensor networks into a common technological ground. In this context 3D city models will play an increasingly important role in our daily lives and become an essential part of the modern city information infrastructure (Spatial Data Infrastructure). The work presented in this paper describes an innovative Services Oriented Architecture software platform aimed at providing smartcities services on top of 3D urban models. 3D city models are the basis of many applications and can became the platform for integrating city information within the Smart-Cites context. In particular the paper will investigate how the efficient visualisation of 3D city models using different levels of detail (LODs) is one of the pivotal technological challenge to support Smart-Cities applications. The goal is to provide to the final user realistic and abstract 3D representations of the urban environment and the possibility to interact with a massive amounts of semantic information contained into the geospatial 3D city model. The proposed solution, using OCG standards and a custom service to provide 3D city models, lets the users to consume the services and interact with the 3D model via Web in a more effective way.

  20. Daily Water Use in Nine Cities

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Maidment, David R.; Miaou, Shaw-Pin

    1986-06-01

    Transfer functions are used to model the short-term response of daily municipal water use to rainfall and air temperature variations. Daily water use data from nine cities are studied, three cities each from Florida, Pennsylvania, and Texas. The dynamic response of water use to rainfall and air temperature is similar across the cities within each State; in addition the responses of the Texas and Florida cities are very similar to one another while the response of the Pennsylvania cities is more sensitive to air temperature and less to rainfall. There is little impact of city size on the response functions. The response of water use to rainfall depends first on the occurrence of rainfall and second on its magnitude. The occurrence of a rainfall more than 0.05 in./day (0.13 cm/day) causes a drop in the seasonal component of water use one day later that averages 38% for the Texas cities, 42% for the Florida cities, and 7% for the Pennsylvania cities. In Austin, Texas, a spatially averaged rainfall series shows a clearer relationship with water use than does rainfall data from a single gage. There is a nonlinear response of water use to air temperature changes with no response for daily maximum air temperatures between 40° and 70°F (4-21°C) an increase in water use with air temperature beyond 70°F; above 85°-90°F (29°-32°C) water use increases 3-5 times more per degree than below that limit in Texas and Florida. The model resulting from these studies can be used for daily water use forecasting and water conservation analysis.

  1. Mexican American city officials in Texas

    E-print Network

    Arriaga, Adrian Aron

    1973-01-01

    MEXICAN AMERICAN CITY OFFICIALS IN TEXAS A Thesis ADRIAN ARON ARRIAGA Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas AIIM University in partial fulfillment of the reoui rement for the degree of MASTER OF APTS August 1973 Major Subject: Political... Science MEXICAN AMERICAN CITY OFFICIALS IN TEXAS A Thesis by ADRIAN ARON ARRIAGA Approved as to style and content by: Chairman of Committee Mem r Member August 1973 ABSTRACT Nex1can Amer1can City Offic1als 1n Texas. (August 1973) Adrian Aron...

  2. Mexican American city officials in Texas 

    E-print Network

    Arriaga, Adrian Aron

    1973-01-01

    MEXICAN AMERICAN CITY OFFICIALS IN TEXAS A Thesis ADRIAN ARON ARRIAGA Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas AIIM University in partial fulfillment of the reoui rement for the degree of MASTER OF APTS August 1973 Major Subject: Political... Science MEXICAN AMERICAN CITY OFFICIALS IN TEXAS A Thesis by ADRIAN ARON ARRIAGA Approved as to style and content by: Chairman of Committee Mem r Member August 1973 ABSTRACT Nex1can Amer1can City Offic1als 1n Texas. (August 1973) Adrian Aron...

  3. Curating the City: Wilshire Blvd

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    To die-hard urbanistas, viewing the various parts of cities as discrete objects to be examined and celebrated is as natural as breathing in and out. There are many who like to look at a cityâ??s primary arteries, such as Chicagoâ??s State Street, or in the case of this website, Los Angelesâ??s storied Wilshire Boulevard. Stretching across 16 miles and moving through three municipalities, Wilshire Boulevard is known for such signature landmarks as Palisades Park in Santa Monica and the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. Visitors will find the interactive map of the Boulevard quite a treat, as they are free to browse around by moving their mouse across a visually appealing map that offers highlights of the built environment on and around the area. Those who have their own personal memories of the Boulevard may wish to submit them in the siteâ??s â??Memory Bookâ?ť, which currently contains personal memories offered by Angelenos and others.

  4. Cossidae of the Socotra Archipelago (Yemen)

    PubMed Central

    Borth, Robert; Ivinskis, Povilas; Saldaitis, Aidas; Yakovlev, Roman

    2011-01-01

    Abstract The faunistic composition of the family Cossidae (Lepidoptera) of the Socotra Archipelago is revised. Five species are recognized, including two new species (Mormogystia brandstetteri and Meharia hackeri), and dubious identifications and records are discussed. Adults and genitalia are illustrated and bionomic details, DNA barcodes and a synonymic checklist for Socotran cossids are provided. A review of their distribution reveals that at least 80 percent of Socotra’s cossids are unique to the archipelago, which is renowned for its endemism. A checklist listing all the species from generas Meharia, Mormogystia, Aethalopteryx, Azygophleps, as well as the synonymy and distribution is provided. PMID:21998527

  5. Folk Astronomy and Calendars in Yemen

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Varisco, Daniel Martin

    A rich folk tradition of star lore evolved in the southwestern corner of the Arabian Peninsula, especially during the Islamic era. Some of this lore was recorded in Yemeni Arabic texts, especially during the 13th and 14th centuries. Among the calendars in use are solar, lunar, and stellar varieties. The most significant folk calendars are the system of agricultural marker stars, often correlated with the 28 lunar stations, and the Pleiades conjunction calendar.

  6. [Avian diversity in Wuhu City during summertime].

    PubMed

    Li, Yongmin; Wu, Xiaobing

    2005-06-01

    Urban avian diversity is an important part of city biodiversity, which plays an important role in ecological balance of cities. During the summertime in 2004, we studied three typical avian communities at the habitats of village and farmland, urban woodlot, and floodplain in the urban and suburban areas of Wuhu City. A total of 71 species were recorded, which belonged to 12 orders, 27 families. The analysis of diversity index showed that urban woodlot had the greatest avian species number and G-F index, village and farmland had the highest avian density, and floodplain had the highest Shannon-Wiener and Pielou indices due to low human disturbance and dense vegetation. It is important to keep the avian diversity of floodplain in Wuhu City. PMID:16180777

  7. City of Chicago: Public Art Collection

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The city of Chicago has had public art projects for over a century, but things really took off with the passage in 1978 of the Percent for Art Ordinance. This act stipulated that a percentage of construction and renovation costs for municipal buildings and public spaces be set aside for original artwork. This website offers visitors several guides to the more than 700 works of art exhibited in 150 municipal facilities around the city. The curious can find them in CTA stations, police stations, libraries, and City Hall. On the site, visitors can look over the Highlights area for an introduction to some of these fine works. Additionally, the site contains separate maps for five different areas of the city, including the Loop and the near South Side.

  8. Continuous Commissioning® of the Austin City Hall

    E-print Network

    Yagua, C.; Zhou, J.; Wei, G.; Deng, S.; Turner, D.; Parker, J.

    This paper presents a case study of a Continuous Commissioning (CC) project performed at the Austin City Hall. Various CC measures were implemented and significant energy savings were achieved. The paper illustrates a successfully executed CC...

  9. Tactical cities : negotiating violence in Karachi, Pakistan

    E-print Network

    Yusuf, Huma

    2008-01-01

    This thesis examines the relationship between violence and urbanity. Using Karachi, Pakistan, as a case study, it asks how violent cities are imagined and experienced by their residents. The thesis draws on a variety of ...

  10. Two Cities, Water, and a Metropolitan University.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Chamberlin, Gary D.; Anderson, Joel E.

    2003-01-01

    Describes how the University of Arkansas helped the cities of Little Rock and North Little Rock to resolve a difficult and longstanding conflict over water rates and the provision of drinking water. (EV)

  11. "Unauthorised colonies" and the City of Delhi

    E-print Network

    Mukherjee, Snehanshu

    1988-01-01

    This research was undertaken, to understand the phenomenon of "unauthorised colonies" in relation to the city of Delhi, to which they belong. "Unauthorised Colonies" is the label given by the Delhi Development Authority ...

  12. Rochester City School District Peer Assistance Review

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Chierichella, Patrick

    2010-01-01

    In this paper the author evaluates the Peer Assistance and Review (PAR) program in the Rochester City School District, Rochester, NY. The author evaluates the system's strengths and weaknesses and discusses the program's alignment with New York State requirements.

  13. Illustrative visualization of 3D city models

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Doellner, Juergen; Buchholz, Henrik; Nienhaus, Marc; Kirsch, Florian

    2005-03-01

    This paper presents an illustrative visualization technique that provides expressive representations of large-scale 3D city models, inspired by the tradition of artistic and cartographic visualizations typically found in bird"s-eye view and panoramic maps. We define a collection of city model components and a real-time multi-pass rendering algorithm that achieves comprehensible, abstract 3D city model depictions based on edge enhancement, color-based and shadow-based depth cues, and procedural facade texturing. Illustrative visualization provides an effective visual interface to urban spatial information and associated thematic information complementing visual interfaces based on the Virtual Reality paradigm, offering a huge potential for graphics design. Primary application areas include city and landscape planning, cartoon worlds in computer games, and tourist information systems.

  14. CapaCity In the Sky

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    Rouben, Dawood F

    2009-01-01

    Manhattan, as a model of a city with little room for lateral growth, is a good example of one driven by verticality. But verticality has its drawbacks with little light penetrating the dense urban jungle, populated by its ...

  15. CITY COLLEGE OF NEW YORK Physics Department

    E-print Network

    Lombardi, John R.

    to contact the Physics office or any faculty member. · Biophysics (Experiment & Theory) · Condensed Matter, Mathematical Physics · Low Temperature Physics (Condensed Matter Experiment) · Nuclear Magnetic ResonanceCITY COLLEGE OF NEW YORK Physics Department Information for Doctoral Students #12;Views

  16. Personalized routing for multitudes in smart cities

    E-print Network

    De Domenico, Manlio

    Human mobility in a city represents a fascinating complex system that combines social interactions, daily constraints and random explorations. New collections of data that capture human mobility not only help us to understand ...

  17. Fashioning a Global City: Global City Brand Channels in the Fashion and Design Industries

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Johan Jansson; Dominic Power

    2010-01-01

    Jansson J. and Power D. Fashioning a global city: global city brand channels in the fashion and design industries, Regional Studies. This paper approaches the ways in which fashion and design-based industrial actors contribute to creating images and myths that support global-city status. It is suggested that multi-channel systems of brand building and differentiation exist at regional and local levels,

  18. Mexico City: Power, Equity, and Sustainable Development

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Alfonso Valenzuela-Aguilera

    \\u000a In the summer of 2002, a failed attempt to build a 2.5-<\\/font\\u000a>billion international airport in the outskirts of Mexico City caused social upheaval. Originally framed as a sound environmental decision to replace the old and limited infrastructure in the central city, the project was later marketed as a way to boost the real estate market. When the affected peasants

  19. Self-organizing criticality among Chinese cities

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    Li, Shujuan

    2010-07-14

    Sensing and Statistics I learned from Dr. Hongxing Liu. His challenging questions, valuable comments, and kind help advanced this research and my scholarship. Dr. Robert Bednarz, a respectful urban scholar and supportive mentor, has provided lots... and R2 values of each sized-tier of cities in China............101 Table 5-4 The development of cities promoted during 1984-1988 by 2003..................106 Table 6-1 The distribution of land on physical environment...

  20. Indoor Radon Measurements in Mexico City

    SciTech Connect

    Bogard, James S [ORNL; Espinosa Garcia, Guillermo [ORNL

    2008-01-01

    Mexico City is one of the most populated cities in the world with almost 22 million inhabitants, located at an altitude of 2200 m. The old city was founded on an ancient lake and the zone is known by its high seismicity; indoor radon determination is an important public health issue. In this paper the data of indoor radon levels in Mexico City, measured independently by two research groups, both using Nuclear Track Detector systems but different methodologies, are correlated. The measurements were done during similar exposure periods of time, at family houses from the political administrative regions of the city. The results indicate a correlation coefficient between the two sets of data of R = 0.886. Most of the differences between the two sets of data are inherent to houses having extreme (very high or very low indoor radon) included in the statistics of each group. The total average indoor radon found in Mexico City considering the two methods was 87 Bq m{sup -3}.

  1. What is Clean Cities? October 2011 (Brochure)

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    2011-10-01

    Brochure describes the Clean Cities program and includes the contact information for its 85 coalitions. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Vehicle Technologies Program (VTP), Clean Cities is a government-industry partnership that reduces petroleum consumption in the transportation sector. Clean Cities contributes to the energy, environmental, and economic security of the United States by supporting local decisions to reduce our dependence on imported petroleum. Established in 1993 in response to the Energy Policy Act (EPAct) of 1992, the partnership provides tools and resources for voluntary, community-centered programs to reduce consumption of petroleum-based fuels. In nearly 100 coalitions, government agencies and private companies voluntarily come together under the umbrella of Clean Cities. The partnership helps all parties identify mutual interests and meet the objectives of reducing the use of petroleum, developing regional economic opportunities, and improving air quality. Clean Cities deploys technologies and practices developed by VTP. These include idle-reduction equipment, electric-drive vehicles, fuel economy measures, and renewable and alternative fuels, such as natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas (propane), electricity, hydrogen, biofuels, and biogas. Idle-reduction equipment is targeted primarily to buses and heavy-duty trucks, which use more than 2 billion gallons of fuel every year in the United States while idling. Clean Cities fuel economy measures include public education on vehicle choice and fuel-efficient driving practices.

  2. City service discovery and access with Near Field Communication

    Microsoft Academic Search

    T. Tuikka; E. Siira; M. Saukko

    2011-01-01

    Contactless smart cards are currently widely used to discover and access city services including transportation and access control. This paper addresses the challenges faced by city service development when city services are brought into Near Field Communication-enabled mobile phones. From our field work, we identify the requirements for city service discovery and access through the dimensions of the ecosystem, user

  3. A unified methodological approach for the development of knowledge cities

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Konstantinos Ergazakis; Kostas S. Metaxiotis; John E. Psarras; Dimitris Askounis

    2006-01-01

    Purpose - The concept of knowledge cities (KCs) is particularly advantageous for any contemporary city. Many cities globally claim themselves as being already KCs, while other cities have elaborated strategic plans in order to be transformed into KCs. The examination of their approaches reveals that these initiatives are fragmented and there is not a unified and coherent methodological approach. The

  4. The Florida State University Panama City, FL 32405-1099

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    The Florida State University Panama City, FL 32405-1099 Office of Student Affairs · 4750 Collegiate their October 3, 2005 MEMORANDUM TO: Faculty and Students, Panama City FROM: Melissa A. Jones, Director, Office of Student Affairs, Panama City RE: Special Instructions for Panama City Campus pertaining to the FSU

  5. Methodology for inventorying greenhouse gas emissions from global cities

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Christopher Kennedy; Julia Steinberger; Barrie Gasson; Yvonne Hansen; Timothy Hillman; Miroslav Havránek; Diane Pataki; Aumnad Phdungsilp; Anu Ramaswami; Gara Villalba Mendez

    2010-01-01

    This paper describes the methodology and data used to determine greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions attributable to ten cities or city-regions: Los Angeles County, Denver City and County, Greater Toronto, New York City, Greater London, Geneva Canton, Greater Prague, Barcelona, Cape Town and Bangkok. Equations for determining emissions are developed for contributions from: electricity; heating and industrial fuels; ground transportation fuels;

  6. Study Abroad and the City: Mapping Urban Identity

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Blair, Scott

    2011-01-01

    Study abroad by U.S. students, despite recent growth into non-western and rural destinations, often remains focused on cities, often very large and highly urbanized ones. While the destination cities for study abroad are located across the globe, European cities remain predominant, and thus, this article focuses on study abroad in one city. The…

  7. The Partnership for New York City Polytechnic University

    E-print Network

    Aronov, Boris

    The Partnership for New York City and Polytechnic University cordially invite you to a Special:00 ­ 10:30 AM Hearst Tower, 300 West 57th Street, New York City A new Silicon Alley is emerging in New York City. What is its shape, impact and future? In particular, is New York City now poised to regain

  8. Renaissance Revisited: Singapore as a 'Global City for the Arts'

    Microsoft Academic Search

    T. C. Chang

    2000-01-01

    Singapore is renowned as a global business and financial centre, an international hub of air and sea transport, and Asia's leading convention city. In the new millennium, the government has envisioned a new role for the city-state as a 'Renaissance City' and 'Global City for the Arts'. This vision is premised on Singapore becoming an investment base for leading arts,

  9. AN INVESTIGATION OF SEDIMENT TRANSPORT BEHIND THE TEXAS CITY DIKE 

    E-print Network

    Taylor, April

    2007-09-17

    In 1915, the Texas City Dike was built to block the sediment from migrating into the Texas City ship channel. The Texas City Dike is proximal to the flood tidal delta of the Bolivar Roads entrance, and it appears that the Texas City Dike has...

  10. Kansas City, Kansas Todd Janeski, Virginia Commonwealth University

    E-print Network

    Kansas City, Kansas Todd Janeski, Virginia Commonwealth University Robert Roseen, PE, PhD, James budget Portland, Oregon #12;Portland, Oregon #12;Portland, Oregon #12;Kansas City, Missouri #12;Kansas City, Missouri Estimated $6B for City-wide Grey Solution Middle Blue River estimated $54M #12;Kansas

  11. ICT nella Smart City Prof. R. Laurini Maggio 2014

    E-print Network

    Laurini, Robert

    ICT nella Smart City Prof. R. Laurini Maggio 2014 SK1_SEM - Smart City Manager per Ricercatori nella Smart City Docente: Prof. R. Laurini Professore emerito all'INSA di Lione Fellow del Knowledge preferenze dei clienti orientano le vendite promozionali ICT nella Smart City · 1 ­ Generalitŕ sulle Smart

  12. The Smart City's systematic application and implementation in China

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Shi Lu

    2011-01-01

    Starting from the basic principles of Smart City, The paper firstly systematically discusses Smart City's system struc- ture and function of applications, second forward-looking dis- cusses the implementation value of smart city construction in China, finally discusses the possible problems in Smart City's implementation process and supporting reform measures. On the basis of systematically summary, the paper makes effort to

  13. Hard-branding the cultural city - from Prado to Prada

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Graeme Evans

    2003-01-01

    The industrial 'Event City', host to World Fair, sporting, cultural and ceremonial mega-event, has been transformed in its late-capitalist form into the 'City as Event'- from the all year round festival city to the ubiquitous 'Cities of Culture'. These self-styled culture cities now look to the contemporary art museum and cultural district to provide a cosmopolitan edge to their promotional

  14. "Nastro Virus" (The Human Body - Kinetic City)

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    American Association for the Advancement of Science (; )

    2005-01-01

    The Nastro Virus (Omega Pack) is a learning module centered on the human body and its bodily functions; it is a part of the Kinetic City-Mission to Vearth site (see description below). Targeted body parts are the lungs, stomach, muscles, and bones. This module includes a computer-simulated mind game, creative writing assignments for independent study, and art-centered exercises, as well as lesson plans for hands on games and activities designed for a group. KINETIC CITY DESCRIPTION: "Kinetic City" (www.kineticcity.com) is a fun, Web-based after-school science club for kids, ages 8 through 11. It combines exciting online animations and activities with boxes of hands-on science experiments. Children earn "Kinetic City" power points and collect stickers as they complete missions and learn standards-based science content. Here's how it works: The "Kinetic City" super crew (Keisha, Curtis, Megan and Max) needs the help of Earth kids to save their planet Vearth, from the science-distorting computer virus Deep Delete. Each of Deep Delete's 60 hideous strains attacks a different area of science with disastrous consequences. After each attack, teams of Earth kids fight back by viewing a short online animation describing the situation on Vearth; performing a series of activities to re-learn the lost science and going on a mission to Vearth during which they answer science questions and gobble up Deep Delete viruses. Their scores appear on their own Kinetic City Club Web page. "Kinetic City" is produced by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), with a grant from the National Science Foundation. AAAS writes the "Project 2061 Benchmarks for Science Literacy," which forms the basis of most state science standards.

  15. On the Internet of Things, smart cities and the WHO Healthy Cities.

    PubMed

    Kamel Boulos, Maged N; Al-Shorbaji, Najeeb M

    2014-01-01

    This article gives a brief overview of the Internet of Things (IoT) for cities, offering examples of IoT-powered 21st century smart cities, including the experience of the Spanish city of Barcelona in implementing its own IoT-driven services to improve the quality of life of its people through measures that promote an eco-friendly, sustainable environment. The potential benefits as well as the challenges associated with IoT for cities are discussed. Much of the 'big data' that are continuously generated by IoT sensors, devices, systems and services are geo-tagged or geo-located. The importance of having robust, intelligent geospatial analytics systems in place to process and make sense of such data in real time cannot therefore be overestimated. The authors argue that IoT-powered smart cities stand better chances of becoming healthier cities. The World Health Organization (WHO) Healthy Cities Network and associated national networks have hundreds of member cities around the world that could benefit from, and harness the power of, IoT to improve the health and well-being of their local populations. PMID:24669838

  16. THE EFFECTS OF GLOBAL DYNAMICS TO URBAN HIERARCHY: COMPROMISING CITIES INSTEAD OF COMPETITIVE CITIES

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Elif Ornek Ozden; Ebru Seckin; Senem Kozaman

    2011-01-01

    Especially after 1990’s, important results have emerged with the rapid transformation process in the world by the concept of globalization. It is emphasized that cities are the center of spatial transformation where the globalization mostly effected. The economic and technological developments have caused the fluidity of capital in this manner cities have to bring out their potentials more than ever

  17. APP P: City Pair Program (JFTR/JTR) Part 1: City Pair Program

    E-print Network

    Federal Supply Service awards contracts for air transportation for travelers on official GOV'T travel, and the offered price. For more information, "Travel on GOV'T Business and Air Travel/City Pairs" (http city pair airfares. For group travel, agencies are expected to obtain air passenger transportation

  18. ENVIRONNEMENT URBAIN / URBAN ENVIRONMENT, volume 7, 2013, p. VI VIII ARAB CITIES, SUSTAINABLE CITIES?

    E-print Network

    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    ENVIRONNEMENT URBAIN / URBAN ENVIRONMENT, volume 7, 2013, p. VI ŕ VIII ARAB CITIES, SUSTAINABLE of one or several cities. Thus, our focus is not to describe the environmental vulnerability of Arab Villes arabes, villes durables? Enjeux, circulations et mise ŕ l'épreuve de nouvelles politiques urbaines

  19. ‘New Americans’ in a ‘New-South’ city? Immigrant and refugee politics in the Music City

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jamie Winders

    2006-01-01

    Since the early 1990s, many cities and towns in the US South have witnessed dramatic transformations in their racial and ethnic composition. Although these changes largely reflect spectacular Latino population growth, refugee resettlements (including Kurdish, Sudanese, Somalian and Bosnian settlers) for the last two decades have also increased ethnic diversity across the region. In some southern American cities, the combination

  20. 78 FR 44011 - Safety Zone; Bullhead City Regatta; Bullhead City, AZ

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-07-23

    ...safety zone on the navigable waters of the Colorado River in Bullhead City...is held on the navigable waters of the Colorado River in Bullhead City...anchor in a portion of the waters of the Colorado River between Davis...

  1. On the Internet of Things, smart cities and the WHO Healthy Cities

    PubMed Central

    2014-01-01

    This article gives a brief overview of the Internet of Things (IoT) for cities, offering examples of IoT-powered 21st century smart cities, including the experience of the Spanish city of Barcelona in implementing its own IoT-driven services to improve the quality of life of its people through measures that promote an eco-friendly, sustainable environment. The potential benefits as well as the challenges associated with IoT for cities are discussed. Much of the 'big data' that are continuously generated by IoT sensors, devices, systems and services are geo-tagged or geo-located. The importance of having robust, intelligent geospatial analytics systems in place to process and make sense of such data in real time cannot therefore be overestimated. The authors argue that IoT-powered smart cities stand better chances of becoming healthier cities. The World Health Organization (WHO) Healthy Cities Network and associated national networks have hundreds of member cities around the world that could benefit from, and harness the power of, IoT to improve the health and well-being of their local populations. PMID:24669838

  2. Shrinking cities: urban challenges of globalization.

    PubMed

    Martinez-Fernandez, Cristina; Audirac, Ivonne; Fol, Sylvie; Cunningham-Sabot, Emmanučle

    2012-01-01

    Urban shrinkage is not a new phenomenon. It has been documented in a large literature analyzing the social and economic issues that have led to population flight, resulting, in the worse cases, in the eventual abandonment of blocks of housing and neighbourhoods. Analysis of urban shrinkage should take into account the new realization that this phenomenon is now global and multidimensional — but also little understood in all its manifestations. Thus, as the world's population increasingly becomes urban, orthodox views of urban decline need redefinition. The symposium includes articles from 10 urban analysts working on 30 cities around the globe. These analysts belong to the Shrinking Cities International Research Network (SCIRN), whose collaborative work aims to understand different types of city shrinkage and the role that different approaches, policies and strategies have played in the regeneration of these cities. In this way the symposium will inform both a rich diversity of analytical perspectives and country-based studies of the challenges faced by shrinking cities. It will also disseminate SCIRN's research results from the last 3 years. PMID:22518881

  3. Local Winds In A Valley City

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Savijärvi, Hannu; Liya, Jin

    Local winds were studied around a valley city, by using a high resolution two-dimensional mesoscale model forced by surface temperatures from a measurement campaign around Lanzhou City, China, during stagnant conditions. In the simulations nighttime winds are purely katabatic downslope winds without urban effects, despite the fact that the city is 6-7°C warmer than its surroundings all night. In contrast, daytime near-surface winds result from upslope flow resisted by an opposing simultaneous urban heat-island circulation (UHIC). Hence winds remain weak and variable around a city in a narrow valley during daytime. These conditions may lead to severe air quality problems day and night.The local circulations are sensitive to the widths of the valley and/or city,and also latitude, as is demonstrated by model experiments. Interestingly, in a flat and calm environment an extratropical daytime UHIC cell may turn into a weak `anti-UHIC' by the morning, due to frictional decoupling after sunset and subsequent inertial oscillation during the night, analogously tothe land breeze and nocturnal low-level jet formation.

  4. Smart city as urban innovation: focusing on management, policy, and context

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Taewoo Nam; Theresa A. Pardo

    2011-01-01

    This paper sees a smart city not as a status of how smart a city is but as a city's effort to make itself smart. The connotation of a smart city represents city innovation in management and policy as well as technology. Since the unique context of each city shapes the technological, organizational and policy aspects of that city, a

  5. Do Global Cities Enable Global Views? Using Twitter to Quantify the Level of Geographical Awareness of U.S. Cities

    PubMed Central

    Han, Su Yeon; Tsou, Ming-Hsiang; Clarke, Keith C.

    2015-01-01

    Dynamic social media content, such as Twitter messages, can be used to examine individuals’ beliefs and perceptions. By analyzing Twitter messages, this study examines how Twitter users exchanged and recognized toponyms (city names) for different cities in the United States. The frequency and variety of city names found in their online conversations were used to identify the unique spatiotemporal patterns of “geographical awareness” for Twitter users. A new analytic method, Knowledge Discovery in Cyberspace for Geographical Awareness (KDCGA), is introduced to help identify the dynamic spatiotemporal patterns of geographic awareness among social media conversations. Twitter data were collected across 50 U.S. cities. Thousands of city names around the world were extracted from a large volume of Twitter messages (over 5 million tweets) by using the Twitter Application Programming Interface (APIs) and Python language computer programs. The percentages of distant city names (cities located in distant states or other countries far away from the locations of Twitter users) were used to estimate the level of global geographical awareness for Twitter users in each U.S. city. A Global awareness index (GAI) was developed to quantify the level of geographical awareness of Twitter users from within the same city. Our findings are that: (1) the level of geographical awareness varies depending on when and where Twitter messages are posted, yet Twitter users from big cities are more aware of the names of international cities or distant US cities than users from mid-size cities; (2) Twitter users have an increased awareness of other city names far away from their home city during holiday seasons; and (3) Twitter users are more aware of nearby city names than distant city names, and more aware of big city names rather than small city names. PMID:26167942

  6. Do Global Cities Enable Global Views? Using Twitter to Quantify the Level of Geographical Awareness of U.S. Cities.

    PubMed

    Han, Su Yeon; Tsou, Ming-Hsiang; Clarke, Keith C

    2015-01-01

    Dynamic social media content, such as Twitter messages, can be used to examine individuals' beliefs and perceptions. By analyzing Twitter messages, this study examines how Twitter users exchanged and recognized toponyms (city names) for different cities in the United States. The frequency and variety of city names found in their online conversations were used to identify the unique spatiotemporal patterns of "geographical awareness" for Twitter users. A new analytic method, Knowledge Discovery in Cyberspace for Geographical Awareness (KDCGA), is introduced to help identify the dynamic spatiotemporal patterns of geographic awareness among social media conversations. Twitter data were collected across 50 U.S. cities. Thousands of city names around the world were extracted from a large volume of Twitter messages (over 5 million tweets) by using the Twitter Application Programming Interface (APIs) and Python language computer programs. The percentages of distant city names (cities located in distant states or other countries far away from the locations of Twitter users) were used to estimate the level of global geographical awareness for Twitter users in each U.S. city. A Global awareness index (GAI) was developed to quantify the level of geographical awareness of Twitter users from within the same city. Our findings are that: (1) the level of geographical awareness varies depending on when and where Twitter messages are posted, yet Twitter users from big cities are more aware of the names of international cities or distant US cities than users from mid-size cities; (2) Twitter users have an increased awareness of other city names far away from their home city during holiday seasons; and (3) Twitter users are more aware of nearby city names than distant city names, and more aware of big city names rather than small city names. PMID:26167942

  7. From mobility patterns to scaling in cities

    E-print Network

    Louf, Rémi

    2014-01-01

    The recent availability of data for cities has allowed scientists to exhibit scalings which present themselves in the form of a power-law dependence with population of various socio-economical (GDP, gasoline consumption, number of patents, etc.) and structural indicators (urbanized land area, lane miles of the road network, etc.). Despite numerous attempts, the gap between empirical regularities and the theoretical understanding of cities has not yet been bridged. We propose here a dynamical, stochastic theory of urban growth which accounts for the observed scalings and we confirm these results on US and OECD empirical data. Our results suggest that the key needed to decipher most of cities' complexity is the spatial structure of the mobility pattern, controlled by congestion. In particular, we show that the dependence with population size of the total number of miles driven daily, the total length of the road network, the total traffic delay, the total consumption of gasoline, the quantity of $CO_2$ emitted ...

  8. Los Angeles City Archives, 1836-1872

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Long before the brights lights of Hollywood or the sparking majesty of the Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles was a much smaller place. This engaging collection of documents from the Los Angeles City Archives offers some insights into the city from 1836 to 1872. The collection was digitized as part of the USC Digital Library,and it contains original land grants, maps, and early city ordinances. Visitors can look at the items individually or look into the specific collections. As one might imagine, many of the documents are in Spanish, but they do include English translations. Persons with a penchant for handwriting and signatures will want to look at the dramatic flourishes of Bacilio Valdez, Guillermo Chard, and other men of property who signed off a range of documents during this tumultuous period of growth.

  9. "Sleuron Virus" (Human Learning - Kinetic City)

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    American Association for the Advancement of Science (; )

    2005-01-01

    The "Sleuron virus module" focuses on learning, practicing, and the ability to get better at things. Among the concepts covered are motor skills (such as reaction time), the human brain, short term memory, and the ability to give and receive accurate instructions. This learning object may be used as reinforcement of learning objectives accomplished in the classroom. The Sleuron Virus module is equipped with a computer-based simulation mind game, creative writing exercise for independent study, and art-centered exercises, as well as lesson plans hands on games and activities designed for a group. KINETIC CITY DESCRIPTION: "Kinetic City"(www.kineticcity.com) is a fun, Web-based after-school science club for kids, ages 8 through 11. It combines exciting online animations and activities with boxes of hands-on science experiments. Children earn "Kinetic City" power points and collect stickers as they complete missions and learn standards-based science content. Here's how it works: The "Kinetic City" super crew (Keisha, Curtis, Megan and Max) needs the help of Earth kids to save their planet Vearth, from the science-distorting computer virus Deep Delete. Each of Deep Delete's 60 hideous strains attacks a different area of science with disastrous consequences. After each attack, teams of Earth kids fight back by viewing a short online animation describing the situation on Vearth; performing a series of activities to re-learn the lost science and going on a mission to Vearth during which they answer science questions and gobble up Deep Delete viruses. Their scores appear on their own Kinetic City Club Web page. "Kinetic City" is produced by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), with a grant from the National Science Foundation. AAAS writes the "Project 2061 Benchmarks for Science Literacy," which forms the basis of most state science standards.

  10. The vision of a smart city

    SciTech Connect

    Hall, R.E.; Bowerman, B.; Braverman, J.; Taylor, J.; Todosow, H.; Von Wimmersperg, U.

    2000-09-28

    The vision of ''Smart Cities'' is the urban center of the future, made safe, secure environmentally green, and efficient because all structures--whether for power, water, transportation, etc. are designed, constructed, and maintained making use of advanced, integrated materials, sensors, electronics, and networks which are interfaced with computerized systems comprised of databases, tracking, and decision-making algorithms. This paper discusses a current initiative being led by the Brookhaven National Laboratory to create a research, development and deployment agenda that advances this vision. This is anchored in the application of new technology to current urban center issues while looking 20 years into the future and conceptualizing a city framework that may exist.

  11. The internal tide off Panama City, Florida 

    E-print Network

    Boston, Noel Edward James

    1963-01-01

    THE INTERNAI SIDE OFF PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA A Thesis Noel E. J. Boston Submitted to the Graduate School of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE... June 1963 Ma)or Sub)ect: Physical Oceanography THE INTERNAL TIDE OFF PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA A Thesis By Noel E. J. Boston Approved as to style and content by: a an o t e omm ttee a o t e epartm June 1963 856088 ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The work...

  12. The Social Structures of the Cities

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Wright, Jim

    This activity, created by Jim Wright of the University of Central Florida, provides a look at the urban structure of cities through the eyes of statistics. Objectives of this first data exercise are: to discover how the present-day United States population is distributed across these various census categories; to discover how the distribution has changed over time; and, to see how some of the social characteristics of people who live in cities, suburbs and non-metro areas. This is a nice look at how statistics are applied to real world situations.

  13. Clean Cities Award Winning Coalition: Greater Philadelphia

    SciTech Connect

    ICF Kaiser.

    1999-05-20

    Always going beyond expectations, the Greater Philadelphia Clean Cities Program provides its stakeholders with excellent resources to implement alternative fuel projects. They are known as one of the most successful coalitions in the Clean Cities Program, and are a member-funded organization comprised of large government organizations, utilities, and non-profit groups in the Philadelphia metropolitan area. The coalition aggressively promotes alternative fuel vehicle acquisitions; their public outreach efforts target all stakeholders and provide numerous resources to advance the alternative fuel choice.

  14. Empowerment for Healthy Cities and communities in Korea.

    PubMed

    Moon, Ji Young; Nam, Eun Woo; Dhakal, Sarita

    2014-10-01

    The Healthy Cities project started in 1998 in Korea. Around the world, public health and healthy cities are becoming bigger and bigger priorities. Capacity mapping is an important tool for improving a country's health status. This study aims to review the initiation of the Korean "Healthy City" project. Korea follows a bottom-up approach for the development of Healthy City policies and has implemented plans accordingly. Korea has created a unique program through Healthy Cities; it has developed a Healthy City act, indicators for evaluating the program, a health impact assessment program, an award system, and a domestic networking system. PMID:25216789

  15. CITY OF MOUNTAIN VIEW April 12, 2011 .

    E-print Network

    .regardlogthls subm1Ual pte.R - -me ...OOD .. pos.lble. TbankYou . . . . City ofMountain View 650-903-6313· Recycled Program Director Global Green USA 2218 Main Street, 2nd Floor Santa Monica, CA 90405 (310) 581-2700 x103 standards before the statewide Standards effective date; require additional energy conservation measures

  16. Effects of Cities on Local Climates

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Matthias ROTH

    2002-01-01

    For the first time, about half of the world's population is living in urban areas (Population Reference Bureau, 2001). 95% of the growth over the next three decades will occur in less developed countries, 60% of which will be in Asia (especially China and India). By 2015, 16 of the world's 24 megacities (cities with more than 10 million people)

  17. Quality of Life and City Competitiveness

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Robert J. Rogerson

    1999-01-01

    People love lists, especially lists which position one place, one person, one above another. In this paper, we explore initially public and other interest in one type of list the rating of cities and locations in terms of the quality of life they offer. In particular, the paper focuses on how quality of life has been viewed as part of

  18. Stormwater Runoff in Rapid City, SD

    USGS Multimedia Gallery

    Stormwater runoff in the Arrowhead drainage basin immediately below Arrowhead Country Club during a May 2010 storm event in Rapid City, SD. Runoff from this drainage discharges into Rapid Creek. Stormwater runoff from urbanized lands is known to harm surface-water resources by increasing stream velo...

  19. Stormwater Runoff in Rapid City, SD

    USGS Multimedia Gallery

    Automated sampler bottles containing stormwater runoff from the Arrowhead drainage basin in Rapid City, SD, being processed in the laboratory. Stormwater runoff from urbanized lands is known to harm surface-water resources by increasing stream velocities, destroying natural habitat, and increasing p...

  20. Stormwater Runoff in Rapid City, SD

    USGS Multimedia Gallery

    Stormwater runoff following a May 2008 storm event in the Arrowhead drainage basin in Rapid City, SD. Runoff from this drainage discharges into Rapid Creek. Stormwater runoff from urbanized lands is known to harm surface-water resources by increasing stream velocities, destroying natural habitat, an...

  1. Stormwater Runoff in Rapid City, SD

    USGS Multimedia Gallery

    Looking downstream at the 3rd Street wetland channel following an August 2014 runoff event in Rapid City, SD. Runoff from this wetland channel discharges into Rapid Creek. Stormwater runoff from urbanized lands is known to harm surface-water resources by increasing stream velocities, destr...

  2. Stormwater Runoff in Rapid City, SD

    USGS Multimedia Gallery

    Stage plate at Arrowhead drainage basin upstream from Arrowhead Country Club in Rapid City, SD. Runoff from this drainage discharges into Rapid Creek. Stormwater runoff from urbanized lands is known to harm surface-water resources by increasing stream velocities, destroying natural habitat, and...

  3. Stormwater Runoff in Rapid City, SD

    USGS Multimedia Gallery

    Stormwater runoff monitoring site at Meadowbrook Golf course, near the outlet of the Arrowhead drainage basin in Rapid City, SD. Runoff from this drainage discharges into Rapid Creek. Stormwater runoff from urbanized lands is known to harm surface-water resources by increasing stream velocities...

  4. Vocational Maturity among Inner-City Youths

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Maynard, Peter E.; Hansen, James C.

    1970-01-01

    This study investigates the efficacy of the Vocational Development Inventory in measuring the vocational maturity of inner city boys. Intelligence test results were converted to standardized T scores. Mean vocational maturity scores indicate large differences which disappear when intelligence is controlled by analysis of convariance. A variety of…

  5. Great Cities Institute Real-Time Chicago

    E-print Network

    Illinois at Chicago, University of

    Can Sustain Chicago's Role in the 21st Century Great Cities Institute College of Urban Planning freight hub. Freight is a cornerstone of the regional economy, and over 25 percent of all the region to joining CMAP in 2006, Randy was Bureau Chief of Urban Program Planning for the Illinois Department

  6. How to See the Unseen City

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Sandra Upson

    2007-01-01

    This paper presents different methods and equipments used on how to inspect underground infrastructures, networks, sewers, and pipes in some cities around the world. In New York, underground pipes are inspected using an electronic listening equipment as its first line of defense. Maintenance workers dangle a microphone down a manhole and attach it to a water main to assess whether

  7. Complex-City Workshop Programme VU University

    E-print Network

    Nagurney, Anna

    A Dynamic Global Trade Model with Four Sectors 11.30-12.00 Anna Nagurney Designing Sustainable Supply Chains for Sustainable Cities 12.00-12.30 Eric de Noronha Vaz, Peter Nijkamp and Marco Painho Gravitational Forces Amsterdam-Zuid (6 minutes from the airport by train and conveniently located at tram/metro stops at station

  8. Flinders University Art Museum & City Gallery

    E-print Network

    Flinders University Art Museum & City Gallery MEDIA RELEASE For immediate release Thursday 29 March. Yulyurlu was part of the vibrant new art movement that began with painting classes at the Lajamanu School Yulyurlu moved to Katherine where she became a major contributor to the Mimi Arts and Crafts community art

  9. Interactive Dig Sagalassos: City in the Clouds

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2005-01-01

    At the beginning of the 18th century, Sagalassos, City in the Clouds, was discovered in Turkey. Upon first seeing the ruined city, Paul Lucas, on a mission for Louis XIV, described the ruined city as someplace once inhabited by fairies. Over a century later, the preserved ruins of Sagalassos were considered indispensable by students of antiquity, and in modern times, the site has been excavated extensively by a team of scholars from the Catholic University of Leuven. This site is designed by the good people at Archaeology Magazine for people interested in the site who cannot make it to Turkey themselves. On the site, visitors can read field reports from the different areas of the site (such as the Roman baths located there), look at the â??Find Of Weekâ?ť item, and learn about the daily life in and around the camp. Additionally, visitors would do well to consult the map of the excavation site in order to accurately gauge their bearings within the ancient city and Turkey.

  10. Rome: Profile of a City, 3121308

    E-print Network

    Landweber, Laura

    Rome: Profile of a City, 312­1308 Richard Krautheimer This magisterial sur- vey of the art and architecture of medieval Rome capped the career of German-born art historian Richard Krautheimer. A renowned of specialized art historical research, such as a five-volume study of Rome's basilica churches

  11. Libraries in the Mexico City Earthquake.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    de Zamora, Rosa Maria Fernandez

    1990-01-01

    As a result of damage from the Mexico City earthquake of September 1985, some of the busiest public and special libraries had to be closed. A National Committee for the Reconstruction of Libraries was established, and international support was received through the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions and other…

  12. Leagues Revive Debate in City Schools

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Keller, Bess

    2008-01-01

    This article describes how the National Association for Urban Debate Leagues is reviving debate competitions among high school students in city schools. Starting in Atlanta in 1985 and boosted by seed money from the billionaire George Soros' Open Society Institute, urban educators and their supporters in 2002 formed the National Association for…

  13. The Inner City Teacher Education Program.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Krosky, Roy T.

    The Inner City Teacher Education Program (ITEP), designed by the University of Northern Colorado, emphasizes the preparation of prospective teachers for working in urban schools whose populations are composed of children from culturally diverse backgrounds. Objectives were developed in relation to three categories: a) the prospective teacher's…

  14. Bug City: Crickets, Grasshoppers & Friends [Videotape].

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    1998

    "Bug City" is a video series created to help children (grades 1-6) learn about insects and other small critters. All aspects of bug life are touched upon, including body structure, food, habitat, life cycle, mating habits, camouflage, mutualism (symbiosis), adaptations, social behavior, and more. Each program features dramatic microscopic…

  15. Sinking City of Venice: Weighing the Solutions

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This article describes the issues of rising sea level, subsiding ground, and increasingly persistent flooding in the ancient city of Venice which are threatening treasured architecture and works of art. There is also a discussion of the risks, benefits, and expense of the proposed solution to the flooding, a massive set of gates intended to block the entrances to the Venetian lagoon.

  16. How To Build Ownership in City Schools.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Cross, Beverly E.; Reitzug, Ulrich C.

    1996-01-01

    Site-based management is especially relevant for large, complex, and bureaucratic city districts. A recent study of six urban midwestern schools shows that effective SBM schools fully involve parents, challenge current principal/teacher relationships, eliminate destructive district/school relationships, build a trusting climate, create meaningful…

  17. Physical Education for the Inner City

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ridini, Leonard M.

    1971-01-01

    Argues that it is imperative to develop very early in an inner city child's education those physical skills that have a high potential for carry-on and carry-over value that these students can utilize during their leisure time; that if these skills are neglected to be taught, there is every possibility that the child will never be exposed to them…

  18. Bug City: House and Backyard Insects [Videotape].

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    1998

    "Bug City" is a video series created to help children learn about insects and other small critters. All aspects of bug life are touched upon including body structure, food, habitat, life cycle, mating habits, camouflage, mutualism (symbiosis), adaptations, social behavior, and more. Each program features dramatic microscopic photography, fun…

  19. www.cass.city.ac.uk differently

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    Howe, Jacob

    www.cass.city.ac.uk TheCass MScin Leadership Seethings differently Part-time, 24 month programme #12;The Cass MSc in Leadership provides future senior executives and directors with the skills is not enough ­ delegates also need to practise them. The Cass MSc in Leadership enables them to do just that

  20. Company/Institute Postcode/City

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    Zhao, Yuxiao

    Sender: Name Company/Institute Address Postcode/City Order St.Maartenslaan26 6221AXMaastricht Neergaard Please send me / us information on the following topics: Signature / Date Order I / we order) Scholarship on migration and ethnic relations is today an es- tablished field. This book and the articles

  1. Leukemia in Hiroshima City Atomic Bomb Survivors

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Niel Wald

    1958-01-01

    An attempt is made to establish a quantitative relation between ; radiation-induced leukemia and the unit-dose of radiation received. Data are ; presented which are based on studies of the survivors of the atomic bombings in ; Hiroshima City, Japan. (C.H.);

  2. CITY OF EAGAN EMPLOYMENT VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

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    Thomas, David D.

    labor to regular management activities and special projects and may also assist with various indoor with various indoor tasks to support implementation of City's Water Quality and Wetland Management Plan and stormwater runoff b. Application of alum and herbicides c. Maintenance of native plant restoration projects d

  3. Engaging City Hall: Children as Citizens

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    Krechevsky, Mara; Mardell, Ben; Romans, Angela N.

    2014-01-01

    In this article, the authors suggest that current notions of advocacy in early childhood education should be expanded to include a view of young children as citizens. The authors ground their discussion in a how-to book project in Providence, Rhode Island, consider different concepts of children and citizenship, share commentary from City Hall and…

  4. Main Entrances Free City Bus Stops

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    Magee, Derek

    (permit holders only)P Visitor car parking only. Visitors must display a visitor parking permit)P Visitor car parking only. Visitors must display a visitor parking permit in their car, which they can B Main Entrances Free City Bus Stops Controlled parking areas (permit holders only)P Visitor car

  5. Manhattanville and New York City's Milk Supply

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Mary Habstritt

    One effort brought the cows back to the city, but not to graze on the village green. Beginning in the 1820s or 1830s, distillery owners created a market for the grain mash left from the distilling process by selling it as cattle feed. Farmers could rent stalls at the distillery and feed their cows this slop at minimal cost. Although

  6. Inflation, economic policy, and the inner city

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    Curtis, L.A.

    1981-07-01

    This article describes the greater impact of inflation among the poor and minorities in American inner cities than among other population groups. Surveys show, however, that minorities are even more concerned over unemployment and racial discrimination than over inflation. There are indications that, especially today, crime and potential group disorder are affected by or influence inflation, unemployment, and discrimination in the inner city. With these interrelated factors in mind, present federal economic policy is reviewed, critiqued, and interpreted as basically consistent with Keynesian economic theory. Modifications of and alternatives to present policy are offered that fit both inner-city needs and the concerns of the rest of American society. These policies include targeted private sector neighborhood development and self-help, private sector productivity increases through workplace democracy, private-public sector codetermination of investment, private-public sector job guarantees, and public anti-inflation policy carefully targeted at the basic necessities of energy, food, housing, and health care - which have a disproportionate effect on inflation in the inner city, as well as the overall economy. Coalitions are suggested that could politically implement such policies.

  7. Dining Out In The Coral City

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    Shedd The World& #39; s Aquarium

    2012-05-12

    If you live on the coral reef, you have no use for knives and forks. Take a close look at your city beneath the sea to see how it all works. Students will learn some of the ways reef animals have developed different adaptations for feeding.

  8. Preparing Teachers for the Inner-City.

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    Claye, Clifton M.

    In 1962, in order to improve its Teacher Preparation Program, Texas Southern University administered achievement, self-concept, I.Q., and interest tests in local schools in different types of neighborhoods. It was found that those students in "inner-city schools" scored at or near the bottom of these tests. When the test results were reviewed with…

  9. Reducing Adverse Impact: One City's Efforts.

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    Prewitt, Jeff

    Following a workshop on "Innovations in Employment Testing that Improve Validity and Reduce Adverse Impact," the City of Louisville (Kentucky) implemented a strategy to develop a comprehensive testing and recruiting program for police recruits. To improve candidate expectations and preparation, the following activities were undertaken: intense…

  10. CENTRAL EUROPE MANAGING AUTHORITY CITY OF VIENNA

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    Genova, Universitŕ degli Studi di

    CENTRAL EUROPE MANAGING AUTHORITY CITY OF VIENNA Municipal Department for European affairs (MA 27) A - 1080 Wien, Schlesingerplatz 2 Telefax: 0043-1-4000-7215 Reference number: MA27-266/13 CENTRAL EUROPE PROGRAMME Thematic study: Cultural heritage and creative resources in the CENTRAL EUROPE Programme Request

  11. CENTRAL EUROPE MANAGING AUTHORITY CITY OF VIENNA

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    Genova, Universitŕ degli Studi di

    CENTRAL EUROPE MANAGING AUTHORITY CITY OF VIENNA Municipal Department for European affairs (MA 27) A - 1080 Wien, Schlesingerplatz 2 Telefax: 0043-1-4000-7215 Reference number: MA27-266/13 CENTRAL EUROPE PROGRAMME Thematic study: Energy efficiency and renewable energies in the CENTRAL EUROPE Programme Request

  12. CENTRAL EUROPE MANAGING AUTHORITY CITY OF VIENNA

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    Genova, Universitŕ degli Studi di

    CENTRAL EUROPE MANAGING AUTHORITY CITY OF VIENNA Municipal Department for European affairs (MA 27) A - 1080 Wien, Schlesingerplatz 2 Telefax: 0043-1-4000-7215 Reference number: MA27-266/13 CENTRAL EUROPE PROGRAMME Thematic study: Demographic change and knowledge development in the CENTRAL EUROPE Programme

  13. Assimilation in multilingual cities Javier Ortega

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    of the 2001 and 2006 Canadian Censuses, we study the determinants of the assimilation of language minorities into the city majority language. We show that official minority members (i.e. francophones in English with a mother tongue other than English or French), and that immigrants gen- erally assimilate less than natives

  14. UAC 201314 Postgraduate 31 CITY CAMPUS

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    New South Wales, University of

    Centres University of Technology, Sydney PO Box 123 Broadway NSW 2007 in person Foyer Level UTS Tower the creative industries' `inner city triangle', the location of 39 per cent of Australia's creative industries strong relationships with local industry and the professions by including professional representatives

  15. City of San Carlos Fire Safety

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The City of San Carlos has World Wide Web server offers a fire safety tutorial which gives information and tips on how to prevent all types of house fires with special emphasis on preventing wildland fires. It also includes a color diagram on how to create a proper firebreak.

  16. Informal science education at Science City

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    French, April Nicole

    The presentation of chemistry within informal learning environments, specifically science museums and science centers is very sparse. This work examines learning in Kansas City's Science City's Astronaut Training Center in order to identify specific behaviors associated with visitors' perception of learning and their attitudes toward space and science to develop an effective chemistry exhibit. Grounded in social-constructivism and the Contextual Model of Learning, this work approaches learning in informal environments as resulting from social interactions constructed over time from interaction between visitors. Visitors to the Astronaut Training Center were surveyed both during their visit and a year after the visit to establish their perceptions of behavior within the exhibit and attitudes toward space and science. Observations of visitor behavior and a survey of the Science City staff were used to corroborate visitor responses. Eighty-six percent of visitors to Science City indicated they had learned from their experiences in the Astronaut Training Center. No correlation was found between this perception of learning and visitor's interactions with exhibit stations. Visitor attitudes were generally positive toward learning in informal settings and space science as it was presented in the exhibit. Visitors also felt positively toward using video game technology as learning tools. This opens opportunities to developing chemistry exhibits using video technology to lessen the waste stream produced by a full scale chemistry exhibit.

  17. OKLAHOMA CITY UNIVERSITY VOLUME 32 SPRING 2007

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    Sharp, Kim

    . United States, 389 U.S. 347,350-51 (1967) (Fourth Amendment). 7. See Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113, 153 (1973 inclusion of state constitutions. State courts have repeatedly held that state constitutions significantly.H. 2003). 87 #12;88 Oklahoma City University Law Review [Vol. 32 such as states banning assisted suicide

  18. Twin Cities Campus Addiction Studies Postbaccalaureate Certificate

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    Blanchette, Robert A.

    · · · · · · · Twin Cities Campus Addiction Studies Postbaccalaureate Certificate CCE Addiction: Addiction Studies, Degree and Certificate Programs, 20 Ruttan Hall, 1994 Buford Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108 (612-624-4000; fax: 612- 625-1511) Email: cceinfo@umn.edu Website: http://www.cce.umn.edu/Addiction

  19. Faculty Mentoring of Undergraduates at City College.

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    Reitz, Edward S.

    In an effort to meet the diverse interests of the students and to move away from a rigidly structured curriculum, the Civil Engineering Department at the City College of New York has offered the civil engineering student an elective program that incorporates engineering and science electives as well as liberal arts electives. It was readily…

  20. UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA TWIN CITIES (UMTC)

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    Minnesota, University of

    Campuses UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA TWIN CITIES (UMTC) One of the largest and most prestigious public research universities in the nation. UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA DULUTH (UMD) Consistently ranks among the top midwestern regional universities. UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA MORRIS (UMM) Ranked as one of the top public

  1. Police technology in cities: changes and challenges

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Samuel Nunn

    2001-01-01

    Advanced technologies originally developed for the military are now commonly used to enhance urban public safety. Photonics, thermal imaging, facial and behavioral recognition systems, remote monitoring by satellite, and biometric systems like DNA testing and retinal scans have become new weapons in police agencies. These technologies are being diffused among cities by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), NASA,

  2. Buckeye City Schools Baldrige Performance Excellence Program

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    of serving U.S. industry, science, and the public with the mission to promote U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance economic security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . i Buckeye City Schools Organization Chart

  3. Liberating Schools: Education in the Inner City.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Boaz, David, Ed.

    This volume offers the analysis and suggestions for reform of leading educational experts on the topic of education in the inner cities. An introduction provides an overview of the problems of American education and a proposed solution: educational choice. The 12 chapters are as follows: (1) "The Public School Monopoly: America's Berlin Wall"…

  4. WM VeloCity Tour '97 Live

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    1997-01-01

    The world's most famous bicycle race is held in July. Viewers can watch the conclusion of the race, or recap its highlights at this site. The VeloCity site, provided by World Media Live, contains daily stories, standings and stage results, commentary by racer Stephen Roche, and archives of its 1995. 1996 and 1997 race coverage.

  5. Waste Management in Greater Dhaka City.

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    Rahman, M. H.

    1993-01-01

    This study focuses on the environmental degradation of Greater Dhaka City (GDC) resulting from pollution created by the indiscriminate disposal of industrial wastes, open dumping of solid wastes, inadequate treatment and disposal of domestic sewage, and unplanned disposal of leachate from agricultural land. Measures to protect the GDC environment…

  6. Dublin City University Library COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT POLICY

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    Humphrys, Mark

    Publications - Statistics - Special Collections 7. Policy Review #12;2 1. Introduction Academic libraries today refers to DCU library only. 4. Budgetary considerations Information provision, the library's core service1 Dublin City University Library COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT POLICY December 2003 Contents: 1

  7. Heat island development in Mexico City

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Ernesto Jauregui

    1997-01-01

    The present paper describes the climatology of the near surface urban heat island of Mexico City, using hourly data from two recently installed automatic stations at a rural and an urban site. The results show that the nocturnal heat island was more frequent (75% of the time for the period examined) than daytime cases (25%). The maximum nocturnal heat island

  8. Routing Mechanisms Analysis in Vehicular City Environment

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Kahina Ait Ali; Oumaya Baala; Alexandre Caminada

    2011-01-01

    The VANET are mainly characterized by the high nodes velocity, high nodes density at road intersections and traffic jams and severe radio signals degradation caused by obstacles present in the external environment. This make the direct application of routing protocols defined for MANET not suitable for VANET. In this paper we consider a simulation environment representing a real city map

  9. The Long Island City Training Study.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Long Island City Business Development Corp., NY.

    In an effort to promote economic development in the Long Island City (New York) area, a study was conducted of the training and human resource needs of local manufacturing firms and the demographic characteristics of the local labor force. Specifically, the study sought to examine company needs, highlight programs available to address those needs,…

  10. City: Images of America. Elementary Version.

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    Franklin, Edward; And Others

    Designed to accompany an audiovisual filmstrip series devoted to presenting a visual history of life in America, this guide contains an elementary social studies (grades 2-6) unit on the American city over the last century. Using authentic visuals including paintings, posters, advertising, documentary photography, and cartoons, the guide offers…

  11. Did the Oklahoma City Bombers Succeed?

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jordan Steiker

    2001-01-01

    The worst case of domestic terrorism in our country's history, the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, led to the enactment of a landmark antiterrorism statute. Not surprisingly, several of the statute's provisions strengthen federal power in extraordinary and unprecedented ways to counter the threat of terrorism. But other provisions radically restrict the ability of

  12. Seismogram offers insight into Oklahoma City bombing

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Thomas L. Holzer; Joe B. Fletcher; Gary S. Fuis; Trond Ryberg; Thomas M. Brocher; Christopher M. Dietel

    1996-01-01

    The terrorist bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995, generated seismic waves that were recorded on two permanent seismographs about 7 and 26 km away from the bombing. The seismogram recorded at 26 km shows two low-frequency wave trains, discrete sets of oscillatory signals, that begin about 10 s apart. Public release

  13. Disaster nursing in the Oklahoma City bombing.

    PubMed

    Atkinson, R; Keylon, K; Odor, P S; Walker, G; Hunt, L

    1995-10-01

    The Oklahoma City Federal Building disaster quickly changed a routine day of eye surgical procedures into a chaotic trauma center for the victims with not only eye injuries, but multiple deep lacerations and other injuries. The devastating and disruptive effect of the bombing was stressful for the nursing staff who became disaster survivors of the emotional trauma involved. PMID:7594916

  14. City Children in African Children's Literature.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kuntz, Patricia S.

    A descriptive study identified titles and features of children's books set in an African city. Data were collected from various reviews of children's literature for titles published since 1980. In addition, the Cooperative Children's Book Center's log list of acquired titles for Africa from 1990 to 1996 was reviewed. Results showed that authors…

  15. Building Virtual Worlds: A City Planning Perspective

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    Bowden, Richard

    .ingram@cs.nott.ac.uk Computing, networking and virtual reality technologies are gradually approaching the level of maturity whereBuilding Virtual Worlds: A City Planning Perspective Rob Ingram Department of Computer Science large scale multi­user virtual environments will be possible. This will inevitably lead

  16. INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF THE CITY

    E-print Network

    text for this class is Alexander Garvin, 2014. The American City: What Works, What Doesn't, 3rd ed will be responsible for their own transportation costs to New York. Assignments The course grade will be based. Your course participation grade will be based on class and field trip attendance as well #12;as

  17. Innovative Degree Programs Matched to City Strengths

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    Sukhatme, Uday

    2011-01-01

    In recent years, IUPUI has steadily acquired a considerable national reputation as an up-and-coming university. Some of the reasons for this recognition include the RISE Initiative and the large number of innovative degree programs recently started at IUPUI based on campus strengths and the priorities of the city of Indianapolis. Some specific…

  18. The Alcoholism Situation in a Northern City

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    Martynov, M. Iu.; Martynova, D. Iu.

    2012-01-01

    Alcohol abuse in Russia has been increasing in recent years, especially in northern regions, as has the incidence of alcohol-related disease rates. A survey was conducted in Surgut (the Khanty-Mansi autonomous okrug) that determined the factors lending to the prevalence of alcohol abuse among the population of the northern city and assessed the…

  19. Dropout Prevention: The New York City Success.

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    Quinones, Nathan

    1987-01-01

    Supported by state aid, New York City schools developed a plan to reduce the dropout rate and improve attendance during 1984-85. The program focused on high-risk middle and high school students with severe attendance problems and featured attendance outreach, alternative educational programs, and guidance, counseling, health, and other services.…

  20. SCCIR: Smart Cities Critical Infrastructure Response Framework

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Andrew Attwood; Madjid Merabti; Paul Fergus; Omar Abuelmaatti

    2011-01-01

    Critical infrastructures play important roles in ensuring the wellbeing of the populace. Protecting critical infrastructures and ensuring their continued operation will be an important part of future Smart City ecosystems. Minimising the destruction of failing critical infrastructure components or system components that are geographically close critical services is essential. Equally important are the system of systems relationships that a failing

  1. The vision of a smart city

    Microsoft Academic Search

    R. E. Hall; B. Bowerman; J. Braverman; J. Taylor; H. Todosow; U. Von Wimmersperg

    2000-01-01

    The vision of ''Smart Cities'' is the urban center of the future, made safe, secure environmentally green, and efficient because all structures--whether for power, water, transportation, etc. are designed, constructed, and maintained making use of advanced, integrated materials, sensors, electronics, and networks which are interfaced with computerized systems comprised of databases, tracking, and decision-making algorithms. This paper discusses a current

  2. Wilkins Avenue Bridge. Violetville, Baltimore City, MD. Sec. 1201, MP ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    Wilkins Avenue Bridge. Violetville, Baltimore City, MD. Sec. 1201, MP 100.59. - Northeast Railroad Corridor, Amtrak route between District of Columbia/Maryland state line & Maryland/Delaware state line, Baltimore, Independent City, MD

  3. Pennsylvania Railroad: Pennsylvania Station. Baltimore, Baltimore City, MD. Sec. 1201, ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    Pennsylvania Railroad: Pennsylvania Station. Baltimore, Baltimore City, MD. Sec. 1201, MP 95.50. - Northeast Railroad Corridor, Amtrak route between District of Columbia/Maryland state line & Maryland/Delaware state line, Baltimore, Independent City, MD

  4. B & P Tunnel west portal. Baltimore, Baltimore City, MD. ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    B & P Tunnel west portal. Baltimore, Baltimore City, MD. Sec. 1201, MP 97.43. - Northeast Railroad Corridor, Amtrak route between District of Columbia/Maryland state line & Maryland/Delaware state line, Baltimore, Independent City, MD

  5. North Avenue Bridge. Baltimore, Baltimore City, MD. Sec. 1201, MP ...

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    North Avenue Bridge. Baltimore, Baltimore City, MD. Sec. 1201, MP 96.00. - Northeast Railroad Corridor, Amtrak route between District of Columbia/Maryland state line & Maryland/Delaware state line, Baltimore, Independent City, MD

  6. Gwynns Falls Bridge. Baltimore, Baltimore City, MD. Sec. 1201, MP ...

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    Gwynns Falls Bridge. Baltimore, Baltimore City, MD. Sec. 1201, MP 99.20. - Northeast Railroad Corridor, Amtrak route between District of Columbia/Maryland state line & Maryland/Delaware state line, Baltimore, Independent City, MD

  7. Edison Highway Bridge. Baltimore, Baltimore City, MD. Sec. 1201, MP ...

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    Edison Highway Bridge. Baltimore, Baltimore City, MD. Sec. 1201, MP 92.02. - Northeast Railroad Corridor, Amtrak route between District of Columbia/Maryland state line & Maryland/Delaware state line, Baltimore, Independent City, MD

  8. Loudon Park Substation. Violetville, Baltimore City, MD. Sec. 1201, MP ...

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    Loudon Park Substation. Violetville, Baltimore City, MD. Sec. 1201, MP 100.50. - Northeast Railroad Corridor, Amtrak route between District of Columbia/Maryland state line & Maryland/Delaware state line, Baltimore, Independent City, MD

  9. B & O Railroad: Bayview Bridge. Baltimore, Baltimore City, MD. ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    B & O Railroad: Bayview Bridge. Baltimore, Baltimore City, MD. Sec. 1201, MP 92.02. - Northeast Railroad Corridor, Amtrak route between District of Columbia/Maryland state line & Maryland/Delaware state line, Baltimore, Independent City, MD

  10. Union Junction Interlocking Tower. Baltimore, Baltimore City, MD. Sec. 1201, ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    Union Junction Interlocking Tower. Baltimore, Baltimore City, MD. Sec. 1201, MP 95.49. - Northeast Railroad Corridor, Amtrak route between District of Columbia/Maryland state line & Maryland/Delaware state line, Baltimore, Independent City, MD

  11. Garden City Community College Transfer Program to University of Kansas

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    Garden City Community College Transfer Program to University of Kansas B.S. Engineering Physics Testament 3 #12;Garden City Community College Engineering Physics ~updated August 30, 2013 LITR 251 Kansas

  12. Garden City Community College Transfer Program to University of Kansas

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    Garden City Community College Transfer Program to University of Kansas B.S. in Chemical & Petroleum & Humanities GE3H LITR 210 Intro To Literature 3 #12;Garden City Community College Chemical Engineering

  13. Monica Griesbach, Photographer August 1997. DETAIL OF LOS ANGELES CITY ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    Monica Griesbach, Photographer August 1997. DETAIL OF LOS ANGELES CITY HALL EAST ENTRANCE PORCH SHOWING VAULTS AND LIGHT FIXTURE, FACING UP. - Los Angeles City Hall, 200 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA

  14. Monica Griesbach, Photographer August 1997. DETAIL OF LOS ANGELES CITY ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    Monica Griesbach, Photographer August 1997. DETAIL OF LOS ANGELES CITY HALL THIRD FLOOR SHOWING SOUTH LOBBY CEILING AND VAULT, FACING SOUTHWEST. - Los Angeles City Hall, 200 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA

  15. 1. GENERAL VIEW OF ENTRANCE INTO ALUMINUM CITY TERRACE ALONG ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    1. GENERAL VIEW OF ENTRANCE INTO ALUMINUM CITY TERRACE ALONG EAST HILL DRIVE. BUILDING 1 ON RIGHT, BUILDING 2 ON LEFT, FACING EAST. - Aluminum City Terrace, East Hill Drive, New Kensington, Westmoreland County, PA

  16. 23. Looking south on North Capitol Street, showing City Post ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    23. Looking south on North Capitol Street, showing City Post Office on left, Capitol in center and Government Printing Office on right - City Post Office, 2 Massachusetts Avenue, Northwest, Washington, District of Columbia, DC

  17. 5. APPROACH VIEW FROM CRESCENT CITY (SOUTH) END OF BRIDGE, ...

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    5. APPROACH VIEW FROM CRESCENT CITY (SOUTH) END OF BRIDGE, LOOKING SOUTHEAST. Emergency bracing under collapsed cantilever tower visible inside trusses. - Smith River Bridge, CA State Highway 199 Spanning Smith River, Crescent City, Del Norte County, CA

  18. Monica Griesbach, Photographer August 1997. DETAIL OF LOS ANGELES CITY ...

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    Monica Griesbach, Photographer August 1997. DETAIL OF LOS ANGELES CITY HALL FIFTH FLOOR, ELEVATOR LOBBY SHOWING ELEVATOR DOORS, FACING SOUTH - Los Angeles City Hall, 200 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA

  19. Monica Griesbach, Photographer August 1997. DETAIL OF LOS ANGELES CITY ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    Monica Griesbach, Photographer August 1997. DETAIL OF LOS ANGELES CITY HALL FIRST FLOOR SHOWING EAST ELEVATOR LOBBY EXPRESS ELEVATOR DOORS, FACING NORTH. - Los Angeles City Hall, 200 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA

  20. City extensions : the revitalization of Denver Colorado's Platte River Valley

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    Sobey, James A

    1982-01-01

    This thesis examines a process for future city growth in Denver, Colorado. Its objective is to develop a model by which future expansion of the city might build qualities of continuity and identity between adjacent sections ...

  1. Confrontation, comparison and reconstruction of the walled city of Shahjahanabad

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    Singh, Ajit, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2006-01-01

    Cities offer a platform for cultural, social, physical and economic co-existence and conflict. Many traditional cities of India, which were conceived on the basis of relative autonomy of the existing societal structure, ...

  2. Monica Griesbach, Photographer August 1997. VIEW OF LOS ANGELES CITY ...

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    Monica Griesbach, Photographer August 1997. VIEW OF LOS ANGELES CITY HALL FIFTH FLOOR WEST OFFICE AREA THAT WAS ORIGINAL ART COMMISSION ROOMS, FACING NORTHWEST. - Los Angeles City Hall, 200 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA

  3. Monica Griesbach, Photographer August 1997. VIEW OF LOS ANGELES CITY ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    Monica Griesbach, Photographer August 1997. VIEW OF LOS ANGELES CITY HALL FIFTH FLOOR WEST OFFICE AREA THAT WAS ORIGINAL ART COMMISSION ROOMS, FACING NORTHEAST - Los Angeles City Hall, 200 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA

  4. Monica Griesbach, Photographer August 1997. VIEW OF LOS ANGELES CITY ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    Monica Griesbach, Photographer August 1997. VIEW OF LOS ANGELES CITY HALL FIFTH FLOOR BREAK ROOM OFF OF ORIGINAL ART COMMISSION ROOMS, FACING SOUTHEAST - Los Angeles City Hall, 200 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA

  5. Monica Griesbach, Photographer August 1997. VIEW OF LOS ANGELES CITY ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    Monica Griesbach, Photographer August 1997. VIEW OF LOS ANGELES CITY HALL FIFTH FLOOR BREAK ROOM OFF OF ORIGINAL ART COMMISSION ROOMS, FACING NORTHEAST - Los Angeles City Hall, 200 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA

  6. Pillsbury Court Application Temporary Housing Twin Cities Campus

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    Amin, S. Massoud

    Pillsbury Court Application Temporary Housing ­ Twin Cities Campus Mail or fax application to City State Zip Address is Current Until ______________________ (date) Applicant Employment Telephone Number Date First Appointed to University Earliest Desired Housing Date If not paid through

  7. Monica Griesbach, Photographer August 1997. DETAIL OF LOS ANGELES CITY ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    Monica Griesbach, Photographer August 1997. DETAIL OF LOS ANGELES CITY HALL FIFTH FLOOR, ELEVATOR LOBBY SHOWING DOORS TO ROOM 500, FACING EAST - Los Angeles City Hall, 200 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA

  8. Monica Griesbach, Photographer August 1997. VIEW OF LOS ANGELES CITY ...

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    Monica Griesbach, Photographer August 1997. VIEW OF LOS ANGELES CITY HALL FOURTEENTH FLOOR Y-CORRIDOR NEAR ROOM 1403, FACING SOUTHWEST - Los Angeles City Hall, 200 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA

  9. Monica Griesbach, Photographer August 1997. VIEW OF LOS ANGELES CITY ...

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    Monica Griesbach, Photographer August 1997. VIEW OF LOS ANGELES CITY HALL FIFTH FLOOR Y-CORRIDOR SOUTH SIDE OF ELEVATOR LOBBY, FACING NORTHEAST. - Los Angeles City Hall, 200 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA

  10. Monica Griesbach, Photographer August 1997. VIEW OF LOS ANGELES CITY ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    Monica Griesbach, Photographer August 1997. VIEW OF LOS ANGELES CITY HALL FOURTEENTH FLOOR Y-CORRIDOR, FACING NORTHWEST - Los Angeles City Hall, 200 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA

  11. Monica Griesbach, Photographer August 1997. VIEW OF LOS ANGELES CITY ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    Monica Griesbach, Photographer August 1997. VIEW OF LOS ANGELES CITY HALL FIFTH FLOOR Y-CORRIDOR SOUTH SIDE OF ELEVATOR LOBBY, FACING WEST - Los Angeles City Hall, 200 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA

  12. Monica Griesbach, Photographer August 1997. VIEW OF LOS ANGELES CITY ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    Monica Griesbach, Photographer August 1997. VIEW OF LOS ANGELES CITY HALL FIFTH FLOOR Y-CORRIDOR NORTH SIDE OF ELEVATOR LOBBY, FACING EAST. - Los Angeles City Hall, 200 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA

  13. Monica Griesbach, Photographer August 1997. VIEW OF LOS ANGELES CITY ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    Monica Griesbach, Photographer August 1997. VIEW OF LOS ANGELES CITY HALL FOURTEENTH FLOOR Y-CORRIDOR, FACING SOUTHWEST - Los Angeles City Hall, 200 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA

  14. Clean Cities Now: Vol. 17, No. 1, Spring 2013 (Brochure)

    SciTech Connect

    Sutor, J.; Tucker, E.; Thomas, J.

    2013-05-01

    Biannual newsletter for the U.S. Department of Energy's Clean Cities initiative. The newsletter includes feature stories on advanced vehicle deployment, idle reduction, and articles on Clean Cities coalition successes across the country.

  15. Clean Cities Now: Vol. 16, No. 2, Fall 2012 (Brochure)

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    2012-09-01

    Biannual newsletter for the U.S. Department of Energy's Clean Cities initiative. The newsletter includes feature stories on advanced vehicle deployment, idle reduction, and articles on Clean Cities coalition successes across the country.

  16. Solar America Cities Awards: Solar America Initiative Fact Sheet

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    2008-03-01

    This fact sheet provides an overview of the Solar America Cities activities within the Solar America Initiative and lists the 25 cities that have received financial awards from the U.S. Department of Energy.

  17. An urban design study in the walled city of Hyderabad

    E-print Network

    Mangaldas, Arjun Kamal

    1987-01-01

    The purpose of this study is to approach the Islamic city in India from a viewpoint which recognizes that the distinctions between cultural sections in a city are not only social and spatial but also physical, being manifest ...

  18. Site design for urban water management in Mexico City

    E-print Network

    Rivera, José Pablo (Rivera De la Mora), 1967-

    2001-01-01

    As the world becomes aware of the scarcity of water resources and cities struggle to meet a growing demand, we face the challenge of finding more efficient ways to manage this vital resource. Cities in developing countries ...

  19. 160. Photocopy of photograph in the Philadelphia City Archives (nd. ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    160. Photocopy of photograph in the Philadelphia City Archives (nd. 1905) showing general view, looking southeast, of Old Mill House. If reproduced, please credit Philadelphia City Archives. - Fairmount Waterworks, East bank of Schuylkill River, Aquarium Drive, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA

  20. Examining solid waste management issues in the City of Bryan 

    E-print Network

    Arekere, Dhananjaya Marigowda

    2006-04-12

    Economic aspects of household recycling behavior and attitudes in City of Bryan are examined to improve solid waste management policies in the city. Using survey data collected by mail and personal interviews, residentsÂ? ...

  1. Photocopy of a photograph (original from Kansas City Spirit, Vol. ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    Photocopy of a photograph (original from Kansas City Spirit, Vol. III, no. 5, April 1910) View to the west toward front arcade entrance - Scarritt Building & Arcade, Ninth Street & Grand Avenue, & 819 Walnut Street, Kansas City, Jackson County, MO

  2. Sales Trainee (Field) Quebec City/Montreal, QC

    E-print Network

    Sales Trainee (Field) Quebec City/Montreal, QC Company Information: Founded in 1866, Reynolds For in Selling Power Magazine. We are seeking a Sales Trainee (Field), based in Quebec City/Montreal, QC, to play

  3. Hong Kong : city of edges : South East Kowloon development

    E-print Network

    Chan, Wai-Kuen, 1968-

    1997-01-01

    Many extraordinary cities are developed along the edges of water into different directions. Yet, the city of Hong Kong has been formed along narrow strips of scarce flat-land around the harbor and from reclamations of ...

  4. Overview of MWD 1 southeast of Boulder City Substation. MWD ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    Overview of MWD 1 southeast of Boulder City Substation. MWD 2 on left; newer Nevada Power Company line on right - Hoover Dam, Metropolitan Water District Line 1, U.S. Highway 93, Boulder City, Clark County, NV

  5. Monica Griesbach, Photographer August 1997. VIEW OF LOS ANGELES CITY ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    Monica Griesbach, Photographer August 1997. VIEW OF LOS ANGELES CITY HALL FIRST FLOOR PARKING GARAGE, FACING EAST. - Los Angeles City Hall, 200 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA

  6. Monica Griesbach, Photographer August 1997. VIEW OF LOS ANGELES CITY ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    Monica Griesbach, Photographer August 1997. VIEW OF LOS ANGELES CITY HALL FIRST FLOOR PARKING GARAGE, FACING SOUTH. - Los Angeles City Hall, 200 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA

  7. All the city's a stage : a cultural center for Boston

    E-print Network

    Schnee, George William

    1985-01-01

    This thesis looks at the exuberance of city life as manifest in performance. Whether spontaneous or formal, gatherings for entertainment, celebration. spectacle and observation occur throughout the city at a variety of ...

  8. Group Involvements in City Politics and Pluralist Theory

    E-print Network

    Schumaker, Paul

    2013-03-01

    The assessments of 75 councilors and mayors in eight cities in the Kansas City metropolitan area provide global measures of group organization, activity, and influence in community politics and measures of their specific involvements in 73 issues...

  9. Mangaliso Mohammed '12 Mbabane City Council, Mbabane, Swaziland

    E-print Network

    Snider, Barry B.

    (City Council of Mbabane) is a non-profit organization located in the capital city of Swaziland, Mbabane of a Waste Information Data-Bank System for Mbabane through engaging consultants, starting up Environmental

  10. Study of methods for greenways acquisition in city planning

    E-print Network

    Griffin, Sven Troy

    2005-08-29

    This study highlights the importance of incorporating greenways in city planning and addresses issues related to their acquisition. It documents what comprises greenways and why they are beneficial for the smart growth of a city. The research...

  11. Smart cities : concepts, perceptions and lessons for planners

    E-print Network

    Ching, Tuan Yee

    2013-01-01

    Today, there appears to be a visible trend in the use of the "smart" prefix. For example, cities are branding themselves as, or striving to become "smart" cities. Planners and policy-makers espouse "smart growth". ...

  12. Monica Griesbach, Photographer August 1997. DETAIL OF LOS ANGELES CITY ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    Monica Griesbach, Photographer August 1997. DETAIL OF LOS ANGELES CITY HALL NINETEENTH FLOOR MAIN OFFICE AREA SHOWING BEAM AND COLUMN CONNECTION NEAR NORTHWEST CORNER, FACING NORTHWEST - Los Angeles City Hall, 200 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA

  13. Monica Griesbach, Photographer August 1997. VIEW OF LOS ANGELES CITY ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    Monica Griesbach, Photographer August 1997. VIEW OF LOS ANGELES CITY HALL FIFTH FLOOR NORTH OFFICE AREA, FACING NORTH - Los Angeles City Hall, 200 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA

  14. Monica Griesbach, Photographer August 1997. VIEW OF LOS ANGELES CITY ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    Monica Griesbach, Photographer August 1997. VIEW OF LOS ANGELES CITY HALL NINETEENTH FLOOR MAIN OFFICE AREA, FACING NORTHEAST - Los Angeles City Hall, 200 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA

  15. Monica Griesbach, Photographer August 1997. DETAIL OF LOS ANGELES CITY ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    Monica Griesbach, Photographer August 1997. DETAIL OF LOS ANGELES CITY HALL NINETEENTH FLOOR MAIN OFFICE AREA SHOWING DEMOLITION OF WEST WALL, FACING WEST - Los Angeles City Hall, 200 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA

  16. Monica Griesbach, Photographer August 1997. DETAIL OF LOS ANGELES CITY ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    Monica Griesbach, Photographer August 1997. DETAIL OF LOS ANGELES CITY HALL NINETEENTH FLOOR MAIN OFFICE AREA SHOWING BEAM AND COLUMN CONNECTION NEAR SOUTHEAST CORNER, FACING SOUTHEAST - Los Angeles City Hall, 200 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA

  17. Monica Griesbach, Photographer August 1997. DETAIL OF LOS ANGELES CITY ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    Monica Griesbach, Photographer August 1997. DETAIL OF LOS ANGELES CITY HALL NINETEENTH FLOOR MAIN OFFICE AREA SHOWING DEMOLITION OF SOUTH WALL, FACING SOUTH - Los Angeles City Hall, 200 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA

  18. Monica Griesbach, Photographer August 1997. VIEW OF LOS ANGELES CITY ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    Monica Griesbach, Photographer August 1997. VIEW OF LOS ANGELES CITY HALL FOURTEENTH FLOOR, SERVICE AREA DOOR NEAR ELEVATOR LOBBY, FACING SOUTH - Los Angeles City Hall, 200 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA

  19. Monica Griesbach, Photographer August 1997. VIEW OF LOS ANGELES CITY ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    Monica Griesbach, Photographer August 1997. VIEW OF LOS ANGELES CITY HALL NINETEENTH FLOOR MAIN OFFICE AREA, FACING NORTHWEST - Los Angeles City Hall, 200 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA

  20. CompactCities : analyzing the urban spatial structure in cities with growth restrictions

    E-print Network

    Oberoi, Amit

    2005-01-01

    A compact city form is one that espouses high intensity development within a restrictive geographic area. Its perceived benefits include (a) saving agricultural land (b) inducing shorter commute trips, thus less consumption ...

  1. Lompoc City Council Agenda Item City Council Meeting Date: October 15, 2013

    E-print Network

    , and 2020, respectively. Renewable energy generation includes solar, geothermal, small hydroelectric Staff Report: Revised Renewable Energy Resources Procurement Plan Page 2 of 5 hydroelectric projects") small hydroelectric generation projects. Table No. 1 below details the City's renewable energy

  2. Bioclimatic conditions in Mexico City - an assessment

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Jauregui, E.; Cervantes, Juan; Tejeda, Adalberto

    Bioclimatic conditions have been assessed for a large urban area located in the tropical highlands of central Mexico using the indices (in °C) of resultant temperature (RT) and effective temperature (ET). The well-developed heat island effect the city generates, reduces the number of nights categorized as cold (ET between 5 and 15° C) to cool (ET from 15 to 18.5° C). Most days fall in the cold to cool range and during the warm season (April to June) the bioclimate of Mexico City is mostly within the neutral (comfort) range. The effect of the nocturnal (to the west) and daytime (to the east of the town) heat island is noticeable in the central and northern sectors. The daytime heat island located in these regions, albeit small (urban air temperature 2-3° C greater than rural), compared with the nocturnal heat island intensity (9-10° C) still adds energy to the already heated afternoon urban air. ET values in the north and central sectors approach the threshold for comfort (ET of 25° C) during the warm months around noon. It is not surprising to find that as the nocturnal heat island has increased over the years (1921-1985) as the city grew, so has the ET for the central district and indicating the dominating role of temperature in the ET index. Assessment of the diurnal cycle of bioclimatic conditions in downtown Mexico City by means of two empirical indices (effective temperature and thermopreferendum) throughout the years gave similar results to those obtained from the application of Fanger's predicted mean vote (PMV) model. An attempt has been made to characterize four bioclimatic zones in the capital city.

  3. Thirst for Reform? Private Sector Participation in Providing Mexico City?s Water Supply

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Ana Maria Zuluaga; Luke Haggarty; Penelope Brook

    1999-01-01

    August 2001In the early 1990s Mexico City?s Federal District (the D.F.) initiated a series of service contracts with four operators in the private sector?each to be implemented in three stages over ten years. The idea was to introduce competitive pressures and to find out if a ?gradualist? approach would reduce social and political opposition to private sector involvement and would

  4. The role of local government associations in increasing the effectiveness of city-to-city cooperation

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Hans Buis

    2009-01-01

    In this paper the issue is addressed of the roles local government associations in developing countries can play in making the ever growing city-to-city cooperation (C2C) more effective for the development of local government in their countries. There are two characteristics looking at C2C through the past decades. C2C was mainly driven by local governments in developed countries and an

  5. Landsat 7 - New York City Lithograph: Amelia's Adventures in New York City

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This lithograph shows a Landsat 7 image of New York City and includes an activity for children ages 5-9. The imagery highlights vegetation, emphasizing location, with additional information, classroom activities or discus-shape and sizes of parks. The activity engages children in following Amelia the Pigeon's adventure around the parks in New York City. The lithograph is a companion piece to the Amelia the Pigeon Interactive Adventure (http://imagers.gsfc.nasa.gov/amelia).

  6. 2004 INDEX OF INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY TRI-CITIES, WASHINGTON

    E-print Network

    2004 INDEX OF INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY TRI-CITIES, WASHINGTON JULY 2004 #12;PNNL-SA-42092 2004 INDEX OF INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY TRI-CITIES, WASHINGTON July 2004 Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Richland, Washington 98352 #12;Tri-Cities Innovation and Technology Index 2004 2 Dear Reader

  7. Urban Studies What is a city? Whatdoesitmeantobeacitizen?Howdoinhabitantsofacityhaveaccesstowaterandelectricity?

    E-print Network

    Galles, David

    Urban Studies What is a city? Whatdoesitmeantobeacitizen?Whatwillcitiesofthefuturelooklike?Howtodesigncitiesindemocraticandegalitarianways?Whatcanthe pastofcitiestellusabouttheirfuture?Whyarehip-hop,punkandflashmobsurbantrends?Whydopeoplemigrateto cities?WhyisUSFanurbanuniversity?Tofindanswertothesequestions...JointheUrban and migrants; artists, writers, filmmakers and urban tribes. As a shared space, the city is also a site

  8. An Emerging Global City? A Real Estate Perspective

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Chi-Mao Wang; Sue-Ching Jou

    This article is an empirical study on Taipei as an emerging global city in Asia. In this paper, I shall discuss the growing body of literature and debates on how globalization impacts cities. While some researches focus on a few major cities in the developed world, others point out the importance of developing countries to globalization, in terms of \\

  9. Children's School March 2012 Family Spotlight: City Boy, Country Boy

    E-print Network

    Children's School March 2012 Family Spotlight: City Boy, Country Boy Although Noah Hritz (PM 4's-grandparents, eight aunts and uncles, and cousins by the dozens (literally). He is half "country boy" and half "city boy" as he splits time between Ashley's family in the Belle Vernon area and Ricky's family in the City

  10. THE CITY OF NEW YORK OFFICE OF THE MAYOR

    E-print Network

    Shepard, Kenneth

    of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; Ellis Rubinstein, the CEO of the New York Academy Rubinstein. "No city has more outstanding research talent than New York and this is reflected, in close partnership with the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. This year, Dr. Dominick Purpura

  11. Cities and Urban Land Use in Advanced Placement Human Geography.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ford, Larry R.

    2000-01-01

    Discusses the cities and urban land use section of the Advanced Placement (AP) human geography course, focusing on the: (1) definitions of urbanism; (2) origin and evolution of cities; (3) functional character of contemporary cities; (4) built environment and social space; and (5) responses to urban growth. (CMK)

  12. Caribbean Life in New York City: Sociocultural Dimensions.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Sutton, Constance R., Ed.; Chaney, Elsa M., Ed.

    This book comprises the following papers discussing Caribbean life in New York City: (1) The Context of Caribbean Migration (Elsa M. Chaney); (2) The Caribbeanization of New York City and the Emergence of a Transnational Socio-Cultural System (Constance R. Sutton); (3) New York City and Its People: An Historical Perspective Up to World War II…

  13. High Comfort - Low Impact Concepts For Buildings and Cities

    SciTech Connect

    Schuler, Matthias [Harvard University

    2012-04-30

    This lecture provides an overview of what Transsolar is doing in the field of sustainable buildings and cities. Topics covered include: Why sustainability for buildings and cities; What does sustainability mean for buildings and cities; The company's "KlimaEngineering" approach; and Project examples.

  14. MEXICO CITY Adam Miller, Brenna Ford, Kait Sakey

    E-print Network

    Nagurney, Anna

    government operates the second busiest publicly owned transit system in North America after New York City and densely populated · 30 million vehicular trips in the city each day · Over 3.5 million cars · Between 70 by the government. o Mexico has many illegal taxis as well, which are not licensed. #12;Mexico City Bus Network

  15. 33 CFR 80.1152 - Crescent City Harbor, CA.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Crescent City Harbor, CA. 80.1152 Section 80.1152 Navigation and Navigable Waters...DEMARCATION LINES Pacific Coast § 80.1152 Crescent City Harbor, CA. A line drawn from Crescent City Entrance Light to the...

  16. An Analytical Quality Framework for Learning Cities and Regions

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Preisinger-Kleine, Randolph

    2013-01-01

    There is broad agreement that innovation, knowledge and learning have become the main source of wealth, employment and economic development of cities, regions and nations. Over the past two decades, the number of European cities and regions which label themselves as "learning city" or "learning region" has constantly grown.…

  17. 25. 'VIEW OF CITY HOSPITAL DISTRICT, BLACKWELL'S ISLAND, FROM MANHATTAN ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    25. 'VIEW OF CITY HOSPITAL DISTRICT, BLACKWELL'S ISLAND, FROM MANHATTAN SHORE.' (Source: New York City Department of Public Finance, Real Estate Owned by the City of New York Under Jurisdiction of the Department of Public Charities, 1909.) - Island Hospital, Roosevelt Island, New York, New York County, NY

  18. 33 CFR 80.1152 - Crescent City Harbor, CA.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Crescent City Harbor, CA. 80.1152 Section 80.1152 Navigation and Navigable Waters...DEMARCATION LINES Pacific Coast § 80.1152 Crescent City Harbor, CA. A line drawn from Crescent City Entrance Light to the...

  19. The City as Instructional Tool in New Dimensions of Learning.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hosokawa, Fumiko

    This paper analyzes an instructional approach based on a student-designed and constructed model of a city and describes how this approach was used in a college-level sociology class on ethnic relations in the city. The approach is called 'City Building.' The major objective of this approach is to bring social life into the classroom. Students…

  20. The Rating Guide to Life in America's Small Cities.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Thomas, G. Scott

    This book lists and rates 219 U.S. "micropolitan" areas, defined as small cities and their surrounding territories, or combinations of neighboring small cities. The book consists of tables rating these cities, listed by state, in each of the following 10 categories: (1) climate and environment; (2) diversions; (3) economics; (4) education; (5)…

  1. Amsterdam: planning and policy for the ideal city?

    Microsoft Academic Search

    John I. Gilderbloom; Matthew J. Hanka; Carrie Beth Lasley

    2009-01-01

    Is Amsterdam the “ideal city?” Many of the social, economic, and environmental problems facing Amsterdam are considerably less than those in cities in the USA, and in most cases, Western Europe. Amsterdam, at this moment in history, might be the world's greatest city because of its ability to ensure basic necessities, freedom, and creativity. Tolerance of drugs, sexual freedom, along

  2. Evaluation on city green logistics degree based on AHP

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jianliang Peng

    2010-01-01

    The city green logistics is an important component in green logistics. Through systematic analysis of city green logistics, the evaluation index system model is determined. The index system has a systematic and scientific nature. Application to AHP method, being able to resolve the complicated hierarchy and multiple targets decision-making problem of city green logistics, has improved the reliability estimating as

  3. Sustainable water management chance for mega cities in developing countries?

    Microsoft Academic Search

    WF Geiger

    In 1950 30% of the world's population lived in cities, in 2000 it was 47%. By 2007 more than half of the world's population will be living in cities. Mega cities are defined to have more than ten million inhabitants. Natural growth (the excess of births over deaths), migration from rural to urban areas, and redefinition of administrative boundaries incorporating

  4. HYDROCARBON AND CARBONYL OZONE PRECURSORS IN MEXICO CITY AMBIENT AIR

    EPA Science Inventory

    Urban air pollution is an environmental problem in many cities around the world that has serious immediate and long-term implications to the health of the population and to the physical environment. Mexico City, in particular, faces a severe air pollution problem. The city is...

  5. HEALTH AND GREEN INFRASTRUCTURES FOR THE LIVABLE CITY

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Abdul Samad Hadi; Shaharudin Idrus

    2008-01-01

    The livable city research program at the Institute for Environment and Development (LESTARI) for the intermediate city of Seremban in Malaysia was initiated to evaluate the extent to which the city has responded to rapid development in the past twenty years. An important component of the research program is to assess the provision and impacts of health infrastructures. This paper

  6. Mini Schools: The New "Global City Communities" of Vancouver

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Yoon, Ee-Seul

    2011-01-01

    In recent decades, under the mutually constitutive processes of neoliberal urbanization and globalization, Vancouver has radically transformed and become a serious contender for the title of "world-class city". Against the background of this socio-spatial force reconfiguring the city, I explore how the city's unique development of "mini…

  7. Kansas Citys, Missouri and Kansas Flood Risk Management Project

    E-print Network

    US Army Corps of Engineers

    Kansas Citys, Missouri and Kansas Flood Risk Management Project 22 April 2014 ABSTRACT: The existing Kansas Citys, Missouri and Kansas, Flood Risk Management Project consists of seven levee units along both banks of the Missouri and Kansas Rivers in the Kansas City Metropolitan area. The entire

  8. Does City Structure Affect Job Search and Welfare?

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Etienne Wasmer; Yves Zenou

    2002-01-01

    We develop a model in which workers' search efficiency is negatively affected by access to jobs. Workers' location in a city is endogenous and reflects a trade-off between commuting costs and the surplus associated with search. Different configurations emerge in equilibrium; notably, the unemployed workers may reside far away (segregated city) or close to jobs (integrated city). We prove that

  9. Did Divorces Decline after the Oklahoma City Bombing?

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Nakonezny, Paul A.; Reddick, Rebecca; Rodgers, Joseph Lee

    2004-01-01

    The Oklahoma City bombing in April 1995 was an act of terrorism that had many potential influences on the city and state, including influences on families. We analyzed divorce data from 1985 to 2000 for all 77 counties in Oklahoma to assess the divorce response to the Oklahoma City bombing. Our prediction was that divorce rates in Oklahoma would…

  10. Smart City: a Rule-based Tourist Recommendation Ago Luberga

    E-print Network

    Hammerton, James

    Smart City: a Rule-based Tourist Recommendation System Ago Luberga , Tanel Tammeta , and Priit comprise the first iteration of the Smart City system. Keywords: Recommendation engine; tourism; semantic project focuses on automating the object selection and visit schedule creation. Smart City (SC

  11. PROGETTO GENOVA SMART CITY PER I GIOVANI Elenco tirocini

    E-print Network

    Genova, Universitŕ degli Studi di

    PROGETTO GENOVA SMART CITY PER I GIOVANI Elenco tirocini: 1. "Mappatura delle aree verdi cittadine urbana e la sua promozione" 5. "Supporto nella gestione del processo Genova Smart City" 6. "Supporto al controllo progetti Smart City)" 12. " Mappatura di alcuni immobili comunali" #12;1. Progetto: "Mappatura

  12. Towards experimentation-service duality within a Smart City scenario

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jose A. Galache; Juan R. Santana; Veronica Gutierrez; Luis Sanchez; Pablo Sotres; Luis Munoz

    2012-01-01

    Smart City concept and applications domains are taking a prominent position in nowadays innovation trends. Future Internet and ICT in general are considering the Smart City as the key concept for the future technological developments. In particular, Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) and Machine to Machine (M2M) communications are some of the basic enablers for fulfilling the Smart City concept requirements.

  13. Integrating Wireless Sensor Networks within a City Cloud

    E-print Network

    Boyer, Edmond

    , Ireland. e-mail: firstname.lastname@deri.org Abstract--Smart City solutions are currently based on mul in the Internet of Things (IoT) fragmentation, and, moreover, allows users to de- velop smart city applications application to show its efficiency. Keywords--Smart Cities, IoT, FIT IoT-LAB, OpenIoT. I. INTRODUCTION A Smart

  14. Youth and cities : planning with low-income youth and urban youth cultures in New York City and Paris

    E-print Network

    Knorr, Lilian (Lilian M.)

    2014-01-01

    Are the cities of North America and Europe governed, built, and planned by authorities to encourage youth development or facilitate repression? Youth and Cities: Planning with Low- Income Youth and Urban Youth Cultures in ...

  15. 77 FR 49399 - Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Forest City, IA

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-08-16

    ...Amendment of Class E Airspace; Forest City, IA AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration...amend Class E airspace at Forest City, IA. Additional controlled airspace is necessary...Forest City Municipal Airport, Forest City, IA. The geographic coordinates of the...

  16. “CoAgent of the Millennium”: City Planning and Christian Eschatology in the North American City, 1890–1920

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Phillip G. Mackintosh; Clyde R. Forsberg Jr

    2012-01-01

    Urban geography has overlooked the influence of eschatology in the conception and production of modern cities. City planning at the turn of the twentieth century imbibed at the plentiful well of liberal evangelical theology and its belief in a postmillennial advent of the “Kingdom of God on Earth.” Foretold in scripture, this “kingdom” was in fact a heavenly city brought

  17. Applying a World-City Network Approach to Globalizing Higher Education: Conceptualization, Data Collection and the Lists of World Cities

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Chow, Alice S. Y.; Loo, Becky P. Y.

    2015-01-01

    Both the commercial and education sectors experience an increase in inter-city exchanges in the forms of goods, capital, commands, people and information/knowledge under globalization. The quantification of flows and structural relations among cities in globalizing education are under-researched compared to the well-established world/global cities

  18. 2013 Mark S. Fox City Data: Big, Open and Linked 1 City Data: Big, Open and Linked

    E-print Network

    City Data: Big, Open and Linked 1 City Data: Big, Open and Linked their data with Smart Phone Apps that use Open APIs, and applying "Big Data" analytics to discover relationships that lead to greater efficiencies. This paper provides an introduction to City Data that is "Big

  19. Dear International Student: Congratulations on your admission to The City College of New York of the City University of

    E-print Network

    Brinkmann, Peter

    Dear International Student: Congratulations on your admission to The City College of New York of the City University of New York. As an international student, you will need the Form I-20 (Certificate, International Students, The City College of New York, Wille Administration Building, 160 Convent Avenue, Room

  20. Find a Dermatologist

    MedlinePLUS

    ... Virgin Islands, U.S. Yemen Zimbabwe Doctor's Last Name: City: State: Choose a State Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas ... cancer screening . Use these tips to Be Sun Smart ® . Get the scoop on dermatologists' top tips. Find ...