Daily Archives: July 6, 2014

UN-HABITAT – State of the World Cities, 2008-2009

Half of humanity now lives in cities, and within two decades, nearly 60 per cent of the world’s people will be urban dwellers. Urban growth is most rapid in the developing world, where cities gain an average of 5 million residents every month. As cities grow in size and population, harmony among the spatial, social and environmental aspects of a city and between their inhabitants becomes of paramount importance. This harmony hinges on two key pillars: equity and sustainability.

Other titles in the State of the World’s Cities Series:

  • The State of the World’s Cities Report 2001
  • State of the World’s Cities Globalization and Urban Culture: 2004/2005
  • The Millenium Development Goals and Urban Sustainability: 2006/2007
  • Harmonious Cities: 2008/2009
  • Cities for All: Bridging the Urban Divide: 2010/2011
  • Prosperity of Cities: 2012/2013

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Lester Brown – World on the Edge: Preventing Environmental and Economic Collapse


Forum Network

Published on Aug 15, 2012

Environmentalist Lester Brown discusses his book “World on the Edge: How to Prevent Environmental and Economic Collapse,” at Cambridge Forum. He explores both challenges and potential policy solutions. More lectures at http://forum-network.org

This talk took place on February 9, 2011.

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Egyptians hit by drastic rise in fuel price


Al Jazeera English

Published on Jul 5, 2014

Egypt raised mainstream fuel prices by up to 78 percent, following on a promise to cut subsidies that eat up nearly a quarter of the government’s budget.The price increases were in effect as of Friday midnight. The decision follows Cabinet approval this week after it amended the budget to reduce a staggering deficit.Al Jazeera’s Osama Bin Javaid reports.Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribeFollow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/AJEnglishFind us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/aljazeeraCheck our website http://www.aljazeera.com/

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Ancient Apocalypse – Death On The Nile

The Evolution

Published on Oct 7, 2013

Why did the Egyptian Old Kingdom collapse? What led to the demise of the greatest civilisation the world has ever seen? Professor Fekri Hassan looks at the possibility that a plague swept through Egypt… but as usual Egyptologists think the hieroglyphs were just a series of ramblings that weren’t true (yeah, like Egyptians wrote nonsense on their walls). Is there any evidence to back up the story that a famine engulfed Egypt for a hundred years? Of course, otherwise we wouldn’t have this programme!

Peter deMenocal and Gerald Bond – Lamont-Doherty Laboratory
A BBC / TLC co-production and aired in 2001.

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STONE AGE APOCALYPSE – Toba, Indonesia – Discovery documentary

AncientDiscoveryHistory

Published on Jan 2, 2014

stone age apocalypse (documentary).

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North American Ice Age : Documentary on How North America was Shaped by Ice

Patricia Abel

Published on Dec 6, 2013

North American Ice Age : Documentary on How North America was Shaped by Ice .

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South Florida’s Rising Seas – Sea Level Rise Documentary

WPBT2

Published on Jan 17, 2014

Two SJMC faculty, Kate MacMillin and Juliet Pinto, explore the narrative of a South Florida community under threat from sea level rise in this half-hour documentary.

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