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Urban Design and Public Access and Availability | Sustainable Cities Collective

Urban Design and Public Access and Availability | Sustainable Cities Collective | population | Scoop.it
Today’s urban form and travel patterns that stem from the mass production of automobiles have produced a range of negative impacts that are prompting urban and transport planners to rethink how we actually design our cities.

Via Hans Sauer Stiftung
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I believe that as long as there are public transits that there will always  be more development in the areas of public transit although cars are widely available now that are taking up a big part of the public transportation not everybody though will be able to buy them so there will always be the people that use buses and trolleys ect. KYLE CASWELL

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Is Suburban Sprawl on Its Way Back? - New York Times

Is Suburban Sprawl on Its Way Back? - New York Times | population | Scoop.it

Is Suburban Sprawl on Its Way Back? New York Times THIRTY miles from downtown Minneapolis is the small city of Otsego, defined by its proximity to two highways and its investment in two wastewater treatment plants.


Via Urban Minneapolis Homes
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This article explains the upcoming and soon to flourish suburban development. This development pattern is due to the economic market starting to resuscitate. This is happening because of recent construction and development. FoRrEsT

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A Chinese Child’s Lung Cancer Is Linked to Pollution

A Chinese Child’s Lung Cancer Is Linked to Pollution | population | Scoop.it
An eight-year-old Chinese girl was diagnosed with lung cancer that has been attributed to pollution. It’s one more tragic case in the building evidence of how air quality can affect health.
    

Via Thomas Faltin
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The ultimate sign that pollution gets to bad, is when eight year old begin to obtain cancer of the lungs. These Chinese people need to gather themselves together and either fix their pollution problem or create the cure to cancer. For the eight year olds.

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The Crew's curator insight, November 26, 2013 9:51 AM

My opinion on this is that it is tradgic . Air pollution is a bad thing over there i can see where you could get cancer . Everyday its like checking the weather but you had to check the smoke or smog. Im soglad we live in a place where this is not true. They depend on coal more than any one. This really needs to change. - Landon ;)

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Migration worsening climate stresses on Tanzania's city dwellers

Migration worsening climate stresses on Tanzania's city dwellers | population | Scoop.it
With little support to adapt to worsening drought, farmers are moving to cities, and urban slums are swelling into flood-prone areas

Via Maria Nunzia @Varvera
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I feel like they need more insurance as a farmer and living in a more flood prone area. The farmers moving into urban areas affects them greatly because there is no land to farm. Thus bringing poverty to many farmers in Tanzania. And leaving them without proper resources to live. KYLE CASWELL

 

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WalkerKyleForrest's comment, September 16, 2013 9:56 AM
This article shows why people attempt to migrate to get away from the hazardous conditions they were facing and showing how the ones unable to migrate have to adapt to their abusive conditions. -FORREST
The Crew's curator insight, September 16, 2013 9:57 AM

The city of Dar es Salaam seems like a dream come true to many immigrants. These people are drawn to the extensive amount of unregulated land that they can build on. However, what they fail to realize is that much of this land is extremely prone to flooding, putting there lives at extreme risk. As drought worsens in neighboring areas, more and more people feel forced to move to these flood-prone areas, 

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Air quality worsened by paved surfaces: Widespread urban development alters weather patterns

Air quality worsened by paved surfaces: Widespread urban development alters weather patterns | population | Scoop.it

New research focusing on the Houston area suggests that widespread urban development alters wind patterns in a way that can make it easier for pollutants to build up during warm summer weather instead of being blown out to sea.


Via Cathryn Wellner
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As urban patterns suggest that development is more easily accomplished next to the coast, it can also create huge environmental problems. Cities can reach sea ports and other shipping businesses easier next to the ocean, thus they develop there. But, with such tall structures and little wind freedom, these developments can distort the natural wind patterns causing high tides, and shore damage. I personally agree with building near the ocean but also that there should be regulations on the size of structures, and amount of pavement laid. WaLkErrr

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Financial Services for Small Businesses in the U.S., 2nd Edition Report by Packaged Facts Available at RnR Market Research

Financial Services for Small Businesses in the U.S., 2nd Edition Report by Packaged Facts Available at RnR Market Research | population | Scoop.it

Coming out of the recession, small businesses are building momentum, as a post-recession job engine, employer to almost half of all payroll employees, and a contributor of an estimated $5.8 trillion to GDP in 2013. Meeting their financial service needs is essential to economic growth—and provides continued opportunity. But while lending practices show some signs of loosening, many small businesses—especially smaller and younger firms—face continued difficulty getting credit; and while small business personal card use among small businesses is on the rise, business credit card use has been on the decline (despite card associations and leading megabanks’ building out integrated sets of products and services around their card platforms). In this post-recession environment, community banks maintain tremendous importance to lending and relationships, although their foothold is slipping. And while programs have been launched to help women and minorities launch and grow small businesses, their participation still lags, and black and Hispanic small businesses still comprise only a sliver of SBA 7(a) loan volume.

 

Get Report Details @ http://www.rnrmarketresearch.com/financial-services-for-small-businesses-in-the-u-s-2nd-edition-market-report.html


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The business services offered are great although they arent available to all ethnicities atleast they are there to help the available services. Isupport small selfmade buisness, and would rather go there than go to a huge chain store. The struggle for small buisnesses is rough due to they cannot go down to the same prices as major buisnesses. KYLE

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USACE Finds Wind Power Gaining Momentum as a Viable Energy ...

USACE Finds Wind Power Gaining Momentum as a Viable Energy ... | population | Scoop.it

The development of alternative energy options is fast becoming a priority to many Americans and has emerged during the past several years as one of the nation’s great challenges. There is increasing awareness of climate change issues and the role of fossil fuels in contributing to accelerated atmospheric warming. Americans are equally frustrated by dependence on foreign oil and increasingly aspire to greater energy independence through the pioneering use of alternative energy strategies.

 

Wind energy has been used for centuries in many parts of the world to move sailing vessels, grind corn and grain, pump water, and accomplish a host of other labor-intensive tasks. As industry and government look toward diversifying their energy generation portfolios, wind-turbine technology promises to be a strong alternative. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is committed to becoming more energy efficient at its own facilities as well as helping maximize the use of alternative and renewable energy options, including wind energy, at U.S. military and other government installations.

 

The Army has established and is implementing an aggressive “net zero program” to appropriately manage its use and stewardship of natural resources in the areas of water, waste, and energy. Regarding energy, a net-zero installation is one that combines the use of renewable energy and conservation practices to produce as much renewable energy on site as the installation uses during the course of a year. The Army is piloting five installations to be net-zero energy by 2020, with a goal of 25 installations by 2030.

 

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Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc
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The use of turbines to collect energy is perfect. Wind is unlimited so there is very few other ways of collecting energy in a renewable way tha won't effect the envireoment. Thats why it is the best answer to help the energy crisis. kyle.c

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Declining Fertility Rates

Declining Fertility Rates | population | Scoop.it
The American birthrate is at a record low. What happens when having it all means not having children?

Via Seth Dixon
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I don't think that woman wanting children is bad , the declineing fertiliy rate will not hurt I beleive. Considering the world population I don't think that women not wanting to have a child will effect the United states there are already plenty of people that need jobs and etc. Not to mention the other countries that are rapidly expanding, population will never be a problem. 

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Mary Rack's comment, September 7, 2013 10:55 AM
Hi James, I really value your thoughtful comments!
Victoria McNamara's curator insight, December 11, 2013 11:34 AM

In recent research people found that some women are content with not having any children. People might think this way because without a child people are able to do more things like go out or travel. Some may not want children due to expenses. If more people do not want children birth rates could decline over the years.

Steven Flis's curator insight, December 17, 2013 12:23 PM

Not to bulky on information but it gets its point across. why are theyre so many social stigmas around having a kid?  A kid cost a little over a million dollars to raise why should it be looked down apon for choosing not to take the finacial and physical hardship. I personally have been on the fence about the subject because Im not a fan of this world is coming to and i wouldnt want to have someone I dearly care about to have to go through it. But thats neither hear nor there.