Link: 100 Cities Will Soon Have Their First-Ever Chief Resilience Officers The new role, spurred by a challenge from the Rockefeller Foundation, is aimed at building more future-proof cities.
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Demographers Discover The Fundamental Law Governing the Growth of Cities Discovered | MIT Technology Review
Link: Demographers Discover The Fundamental Law Governing the Growth of Cities Discovered | MIT Technology Review The discovery of a law governing the growth of cities means that future urban populations can now be forecast in advance
futurist-foresight: Urbanization: Dubai and its growth as soon from space. humanscalecities: Between 1973 and 2010, Dubai transformed entirely. In this Landsat 7 image, taken on Oct. 6, 2010, dense gray city blocks are surrounded by plant-covered land, which is red. Artificial islands dot the coast.
The Human-Environment Dialog in Award-winning Children’s Picture Books – Williams et al via Wiley Online Library
Link: The Human-Environment Dialog in Award-winning Children’s Picture Books – Williams et al via Wiley Online Library A recent study by J. Allen Williams and colleagues found that the depiction of the ‘built environment’ — cities, homes, buildings — has increased in Caldecott award winning
1. Scientific publishing: The price of information via The Economist —There is a growing revolution in the scientific community, a rejection of the status quo involving scientific journals. Many prominent academics are advocating a more open, less commercial model of publishing, where companies like Elsevier