Lewis Mumford

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Name: Lewis Mumford
First reported Oct 23 2014 - Updated Oct 23 2014 - 1 reports

Living and Breathing in a 'Black Swan' World

Mike Weightman, IAEA Imagebank "Black Swan" events such as the Fukushima disaster contribute to changes and turbulance across various levels of society, driving the need for more resilient systems.A Marine Corps friend of mine defines resilience as the ... [Published Resilience - Oct 23 2014]
First reported Oct 22 2014 - Updated Oct 22 2014 - 1 reports

A computer on your face!

Dr. Ali Al Khouri (Smart Futures) / 22 October 2014We now have transcended the constraints of space and time in servicesIn how Google Works, a recent book written by two former top honchos of Google Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg, the authors stress ... [Published Khaleej Times - Oct 22 2014]
First reported Oct 20 2014 - Updated Oct 20 2014 - 1 reports

Town and Gown: What Great Cities Can Teach Higher Education

C ities and colleges are more alike than people think. Both are considered economic engines that also offer rites of passage and an escape from parochialism. Both host sports teams and their own police forces. Recently the overwhelming debts run up by ... [Published Chronicle of Higher Education - Oct 20 2014]
First reported Oct 19 2014 - Updated Oct 19 2014 - 1 reports

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014

Today is Sunday, Oct. 19, the 292nd day of 2014 with 73 to follow.The moon is waning. The morning stars are Jupiter, Mercury and Venus. The evening stars are Mars, Neptune, Uranus and Saturn.Those born on this day are under the sign of Libra. They include ... [Published UPI - Oct 19 2014]
First reported Oct 19 2014 - Updated Oct 19 2014 - 1 reports

The mood reflector

OCT 18 -I feel numb with the frequent news of road accidents these days. Some accidents surpass all limits of common comprehension of how a road accident happens. Accidents are occurring on the rough tracks of the hills as well as in the middle of the ... [Published Kathmandu Post - Oct 19 2014]
First reported Oct 15 2014 - Updated Oct 15 2014 - 1 reports

Smart Cities, Gated Communities, Engels And The Way The Poor Live

Countercurrents.orgKamu Iyer , a veteran Mumbai architect, is a mild mannered man and not at all known as a leftist. But he has posed a key question in his just published book Bombay from Precincts to Sprawl. The key point, which is rarely made by architects, ... [Published Counter Currents - Oct 15 2014]
First reported Oct 04 2014 - Updated Oct 04 2014 - 1 reports

Can Seattle Afford to Pay a Premium Minimum Wage?

CEO Nick Hanauer sees the possible approach of a modern Shay's Rebellion : Farmers with pitchforks marching on investment bankers and plutocrats. If social unrest is to be avoided, Hanauer believes the top 1/100th of one percent must show greater political ... [Published Huffington Post - Oct 04 2014]
First reported Sep 28 2014 - Updated Sep 28 2014 - 1 reports

Inside the plot against the middle class

Ever get the sense that the middle class is downwardly mobile, being pressed to the floor and squeezed to the limit? It’s not happening by accident. Someone is doing the squeezing: a new class of entertainment and tech plutocrats, cheered on and abetted ... [Published New York Post - Sep 28 2014]
First reported Sep 24 2014 - Updated Sep 24 2014 - 1 reports

Drawing Board: New York Mid-Century

Billie Holiday at the Downbeat on 52nd Street in 1947 (William P. Gottlieb Collection/LOC)By the end of the Second World War, the earth's economic and political centres of gravity had moved west. When, in 1946, New York was chosen as the site of the United ... [Published Standpoint Magazine - Sep 24 2014]

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Living and Breathing in a 'Black Swan' World [Published Resilience - Oct 23 2014]
A computer on your face! [Published Khaleej Times - Oct 22 2014]
Town and Gown: What Great Cities Can Teach High... [Published Chronicle of Higher Education - Oct 20 2014]
UPI Almanac for Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014 [Published UPI - Oct 19 2014]
The mood reflector [Published Kathmandu Post - Oct 19 2014]
Smart Cities, Gated Communities, Engels And The... [Published Counter Currents - Oct 15 2014]
Can Seattle Afford to Pay a Premium Minimum Wage? [Published Huffington Post - Oct 04 2014]
Inside the plot against the middle class [Published New York Post - Sep 28 2014]
Drawing Board: New York Mid-Century [Published Standpoint Magazine - Sep 24 2014]
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