Monthly Archives: December 2012

The Evolving Urban Form: Bangkok

http://www.newgeography.com/content/003367-the-evolving-urban-form-bangkok

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Cities Graying the Fastest: Forbes

http://www.forbes.com/sites/joelkotkin/2012/12/14/aging-america-the-cities-that-are-going-gray-the-fastest/?utm_campaign=forbestwittersf&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social

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Orange County Housing Plan Too Radical (OC Register commentary)

http://www.ocregister.com/opinion/housing-380445-scag-orange.html

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Alleviating World Poverty: A Progress Report

http://www.newgeography.com/content/003325-alleviating-world-poverty-a-progress-report

The progress is illustrated by the increase in people living above the extreme poverty line 2.7 Billion 1981-2008). There is still far to go, however, as much of the developing world lives below first world poverty.

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Toward More Prosperous Cities

http://worldstreets.wordpress.com/2012/12/17/op-ed-toward-more-prosperous-cities/#more-10192

I appreciate Eric Britton’s gracious invitation to contribute my views on cities and urban transport to World Streets. Obviously, many readers will disagree with all or part the article. Nonetheless, the state of knowledge is never complete and progress continues to depend on open minds and civil discussion of perspectives among people of good will.

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Hong Kong’s Decentralizing Employment Patterns

http://www.newgeography.com/content/003300-hong-kong-s-decentralizing-commuting-patterns

Even with employment patterns that are not dispersing, employees are traveling farther to work and working more at home (2011 v 2001 census). Hong Kong’s local jobs-housing balance (self-containment) is little more than that of suburban municipalities in Los Angeles county. More at the URL above.

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Exodus to Suburbs Continues Through 2012 (All Age Groups)

http://www.newgeography.com/content/003299-exodus-suburbs-continues-through-2012 Sorry for the duplication…. URL problem had been reported

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US Census Bureau: Exodus to Suburbs Continues through 2012

http://www.newgeography.com/content/003299-exodus-suburbs-continues-through-2012

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California High Speed Rail Fiscal Cliff – Oped in Orange County Register

http://www.ocregister.com/opinion/rail-380240-high-speed.html

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Separation of Church and Urban Planning

http://www.newgeography.com/content/003291-separation-church-and-urban-planning

Some in the US urban planning establishment have questioned the appropriateness of the Journal of the American Planning Association’s publication of Cambridge University led research that questions some of the most deeply held doctrines of smart growth.

A session on the issue was held at the recent ACSP annual conference. This article summarizes the issue and concludes that censorship has no place in science and likens the case to the church’s treatment of Galileo.

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