Great Lakes of Ea...
Follow
Find
4 views | +0 today
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Rescooped by James VanOpdorp from Learning Technology News
Scoop.it!

Self publish a textbook with Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing

Self publish a textbook with Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing | Great Lakes of East Africa | Scoop.it

Prepare Your File: Amazon’s new Kindle Textbook Creator Beta helps you convert PDFs of your textbooks, course notes, study guides and other educational content that includes complex visual information like charts, graphs and equations into Kindle books.


Via Nik Peachey
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by James VanOpdorp from A. Perry Design Lounge
Scoop.it!

frank lloyd wright's taliesin west recreated using standard LEGO parts - designboom | architecture & design magazine

frank lloyd wright's taliesin west recreated using standard LEGO parts - designboom | architecture & design magazine | Great Lakes of East Africa | Scoop.it
architectural artist adam reed tucker has unveiled an eight by four foot LEGO model of frank lloyd wright's taliesin west residence.

Via A. Perry Homes
more...
A. Perry Homes's curator insight, January 13, 7:29 PM

A Frank Lloyd Wright lego model for the win

Rescooped by James VanOpdorp from Urban and Master Planning
Scoop.it!

How City Planning Can Cause Greater Generational Divides

How City Planning Can Cause Greater Generational Divides | Great Lakes of East Africa | Scoop.it
An absence of multigenerational interaction may seem like a blessing to some, but it has those in city planning concerned.

Via massimo facchinetti
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by James VanOpdorp
Scoop.it!

A Quality Environment Key for Sustainable Development - AllAfrica.com

A Quality Environment Key for Sustainable Development - AllAfrica.com | Great Lakes of East Africa | Scoop.it
A Quality Environment Key for Sustainable Development
AllAfrica.com
However, these resources are at risk due to unsustainable exploitation of natural resources, environmental degradation, and the expansion of infrastructure and urban development.
James VanOpdorp's insight:

If not now, when? Sub Saharan Africa contains more than 60% of worldwide land available for sustainanle agricultural development and with anticipated global population growth from 7 billion in late 2011 to 9 billion as early as 2045 it is vital to all that a modernized agricultural sector and the infrastructure to support it moves forward. We don't have a choice; 500 years of exploitation and neglect has brought us this unintended consequence, and it would be foolhardy to think a project of this scale doesn't require alert oversight for all capital spending that is required. At every stage in the development pipeline there is the risk of mismanagement and abuse.

 

A repeat of Afghanistan, where only 5% of $500 billion has exited the pipeline to be further mismanaged by ineffective government should stand as a stark warning. If once again we see another boon to contractors and consultants and the dispersal of funds owing to power and influence more than the task at hand the human cost will dwarf the loss of life and human suffering from WWII and all other wars that have followed. That is my objective assessment so anyone thinking I overstate what is at stake should be objective in their criticism.   

more...
No comment yet.