World population World population estimates from 1800 to 2100, based on "high", "medium" and "low" United Nations projections in 2010 (colored red, orange and green) and US Census Bureau historical estimates (in black). Actual recorded population figures are colored in blue. According to the highest estimate, the world population may rise to 16 billion by 2100; according to the lowest estimate, it may decline to 6 billion. The world population is the total number of living humans on Earth. Filter Island Filter island program (detail) © UrbanLab Project by UrbanLab In the 1909 “Plan of Chicago,” Daniel Burnham sought to harmonize two physical systems that had always been incompatible along Chicago’s lakefront: transportation and recreation. Re-envisioned transportation networks included railroads to be realigned, roadways to be built, and harbors to be located.
Zodiac Division of the Ecliptic into ArcsDwazdahan The ecliptic strip or belt in the celestial sphere (in whose confines the Sun’s describes a path) which is commonly divided into 360 degrees. The ecliptic is further divided into twelve arcs known in Middle Persian Zoroastrian texts as dwazdah-an "the twelve ones" each 30° long. Each arc contains a named group of stars called a named constellation or group of prominent stars.
Transportation, Agriculture + Housing - Massachusetts Institute of Technology Lincoln has been shaped by three dominant forces: transportation, housing and agriculture. These forces represent three distinct poles that have each influenced growth and urban development at varying intensities at different points in time, making Lincoln a tri-polar city. TRANSPORTATION: In the 1870s, rail infrastructure built in Lincoln connected it to eastern and western cities, making it an ideal hub for transcontinental shipment.
Members and partners In a Supplementary Protocol to the Convention on the OECD of 14 December 1960, the signatory countries agreed that the European Commission should take part in the work of the OECD. European Commission representatives work alongside Members in the preparation of texts and participate in discussions on the OECD’s work programme and strategies, and are involved in the work of the entire Organisation and its different bodies. While the European Commission’s participation goes well beyond that of an observer, it does not have the right to vote on decisions or recommendations presented before Council for adoption. Useful links Convention on the OECD
Rethink Athens Crisis as an Opportunity Crisis is an opportunity to transform the city. The project does not aim to upgrade the city center to look better, feel better and function better than what was there before. The project envisions a new way of occupying the city that re-conceptualizes Athens. We propose a city made, owned and maintained by the people. Cyberspace and the Dream of Tielhard de Chardin Progressive Catholics have long cherished Teilhard de Chardin and his unique and mystical vision, and for those of us who have only recently discovered the New Cosmology, his discovery is as great an epiphany as the encountering of Hildegard, Julian of Norwich, or any of the other mystics who testify to Divine immanence. Teilhard was a man possessed of rare vision who was capable of remythologizing his faith to fit the "facts" that his scientific studies convinced him of. His was not a God "out there" who disapproved of humans hypothesizing about or even tampering with the Creation. His God was an organic entity who lived and breathed the life and breath of the Creation, a Creator who was simultaneously giving birth to and being born from the magnificent organism of the universe.
Five Things You Should Know About Model UN Learn how UNA-USA connects Americans with the United Nations through local Chapters, grassroots advocacy, and education. Advocacy AgendaFind a ChapterModel UNHuman RightsUNA-USA/Seton Hall Study ProgramUpcoming Events Members receive access to a range of exclusive benefits such as events at the UN and across the United States, as well as opportunities to advocate, host Model UN conferences, and connect young professionals to UN experts.
Edible Infrastructure- Darrick Borowski, Jeroen Janssen, Nikoletta Poulimeni Check out this project from a few students at The AA. Done as part of an emergent technologies class, the few students created a new neighborhood, computational derived from the need for space and sustainability. Although we would have liked to see some of the more important buildings have a more thorough design, the importance is in the larger scale of the urban fabric that is created. STUDENTS: Darrick Borowski, Jeroen Janssen, Nikoletta PoulimeniSCHOOL: The AACLASS: Emergent Technologies & DesignYEAR: 20120
Praxis Peace Institute Download the PDF of this article “Hope remains only in the most difficult task of all: to reconsider everything from the ground up, so as to shape a living society inside a dying society.” - Albert Camus In a scene from the film, Ulysses’ Gaze, Harvey Keitel is drinking with a friend in a Belgrade bar. The Yugoslav war is raging.