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  1. Advocacy for active transport: advocate and city council perspectives

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    Rosenby Marieah; Reeder Anthony I; Murdoch Linda; Richards Rosalina

    2010-01-01

    Abstract Background Effective advocacy is an important part of efforts to increase population participation in physical activity. Research about effective health advocacy is scarce, however, the health sector can learn from the experiences and knowledge of community advocates and those who are on the receiving end of this advocacy. The aim of this study is to explore advocacy for active transport from the perspectives of community advocates and representatives from City councils. Methods Cycl...

  2. Advocacy for active transport: advocate and city council perspectives

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    Rosenby Marieah

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Effective advocacy is an important part of efforts to increase population participation in physical activity. Research about effective health advocacy is scarce, however, the health sector can learn from the experiences and knowledge of community advocates and those who are on the receiving end of this advocacy. The aim of this study is to explore advocacy for active transport from the perspectives of community advocates and representatives from City councils. Methods Cycling and walking advocates were identified from the local contact list of Cycling Advocates Network and Living Streets Aotearoa. Semi-structured telephone interviews were conducted with cycle and walking advocates from throughout New Zealand. Advocates also nominated a suitable council officer at their local City council to be interviewed. Interviews were recorded and transcribed and categories of responses for each of the questions created. Results Several processes were used by advocates to engage with council staff, including formal council submissions, meetings, stakeholder forums and partnership in running community events promoting active transport. Several other agencies were identified as being influential for active transport, some as potential coalition partners and others as potential adversaries. Barriers to improving conditions for active transport included a lack of funding, a lack of will-power among either council staff or councillors, limited council staff capacity (time or training and a culture of providing infrastructure for motor vehicles instead of people. Several suggestions were made about how the health sector could contribute to advocacy efforts, including encouraging political commitment, engaging the media, communicating the potential health benefits of active transport to the general public and being role models in terms of personal travel mode choice and having workplaces that support participation in active transport

  3. A physical environmental management perspective on municipal water supply: proposals for Tlokwe City Council

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    Nealer, Eric J; Kishor, Raga

    2008-01-01

    All South Africans, especially, those involved with the development and management of its water resources should be aware that South Africa is generally an arid to semi-arid region, with an average rainfall of approximately 500 mm per annum, compared to a world average of 860mm. Consequently, potable water is a very scarce resource, and is often the biggest prohibiting factor for development of, for example, new residential areas in a town or city. Hence a public service ren...

  4. Participatory Practices and Management Councils in Cities

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    Maria Thereza Rosa Ribeiro

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available This paper discusses the debate on the rise and the establishment of management councils of public policies, especially policy of urban reform, as potentials of action that enable the extension of citizenship. In order to address the meaning of collective action in institutional spaces of deliberation of Master Plan of the city, it is considered that the choice of planning policy is determined by the peculiarity of existing decision-making in society. Thus it seeks to understand the restructuring of the Master Plan Council (CONPLAD in Pelotas and the discussion of the III Master Plan Project linked to interactive social movement, whose its social dimension moves modifications in the relationship between State and society.

  5. Political Function and Political Identity Paradox of City Councils

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    MUTLU, Doç.Dr. Ahmet

    2015-01-01

    City Councils, are institutions that have “political identity” as well. According to the City Councils Regulation, having been created after the general local elections  and regulations for elected mayor’s active role in the formation of new city council oblige them to have a political identity.  Political function, which is the reason of existence of the city council, is made ineffective due to political identity enforcement. Thus, it can be said that “political identity” enforcement is to b...

  6. Green power. Renewable electricity purchasing by Leicester City Council

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    This case study describes the use of renewable energy by Leicester City Council in the East Midlands. The Council, which has a long-term commitment to sustainable energy and the environment, employs over 14,000 people. A contract was first negotiated with East Midlands Electricity (now PowerGen) to supply the Council's New Walk Centre with green electricity in 1995. Some of the green energy is supplied by the Milford Mill hydroelectric plant. Use of building energy monitoring systems (BEMSs) and other good practice has allowed the Council to achieve a 20% saving in its electricity bill. The Council has also negotiated contracts to supply two smaller sites (a recycling facility called Planet Works and the city's Energy Efficiency centre) with green electricity generated by Beacon Energy, a small renewable energy company which operates two 25 kW wind turbines and two 3 kW arrays of photovoltaic cells at a site some 15 miles from Leicester. The exemption given to renewable energy from the climate change levy makes these schemes even more economic; a worked example is provided to demonstrate the impact of the climate change levy on electricity costs at the New Walk Centre. Six steps to follow when seeking to connect to green electricity are advised

  7. Staphylococcus aureus food poisoning among Bulawayo City Council employees, Zimbabwe, 2014

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    Gumbo, Amen; Bangure, Donewell; Gombe, Notion T; Mungati, More; Tshimanga, Mufuta; Hwalima, Zanele; Dube, Ignatious

    2015-01-01

    Background Bulawayo City Council held an Integrated Result Based Management workshop among 86 employees from August 18–22, 2014 at Ikhwezi Training Centre in Bulawayo City. On August 21, 2014, a report of diarrhoea among Council employees attending the workshop was received. We investigated the outbreak to determine the risk factors associated with diarrhoea at Ikhwezi Training Centre, Bulawayo City. Method A retrospective cohort study was conducted where 74 Council employees were interviewed...

  8. Public management and pitizen participation in La Plata's city council

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    Beatriz Nelly Plot

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available This proyect rises the dificlutties and challeges, that political power and society have faced because of the implimetation of the new technologies on territorial management, which started to be developed togerther with the State Reform of the nineties. This study is carried through the analysis of two basic tools by the State Modernization Plan and called upon to participate by the City Council: the Participative Budget and the Strategic Plan. The analysis of these experiences allows us to observe, on the one hand, to what extent political power yields power spaces to the citizenship with absolute conviction; and, on the other hand, the level of presence and commitment that the society undertakes when participating in these spaces open to all the actors who, with different interests, are involved in the construction of the city. Whit the outcome of both expiriences the opportunity to give rise to a deeper change in the city management and the prospects for dealing with the demands arisen from agreements reached by the community are missed. Finally, it is deemed necessary to build up a more persevering and firmer attitude on the part of the society which may allow it to reach participative levels in those sectors of management where public policies, which directly affect it, are both planned and executed.

  9. Smart City Governance: A Local Emergent Perspective

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    Meijer, Albert

    2016-01-01

    This chapter presents a local emergent perspective on smart city governance. Smart city governance is about using new technologies to develop innovative governance arrangements. Cities all around the world are struggling to find smart solutions to wicked problems and they hope to learn from successf

  10. Election Districts and Precincts, City Council districts, Published in 2005, Freelance.

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    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — This Election Districts and Precincts dataset, was produced all or in part from Hardcopy Maps information as of 2005. It is described as 'City Council districts'....

  11. Challenges Affecting Participation In Provision Of Public Services In Arusha City Council Tanzania

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    Joel

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRACT In recently world creating opportunities under appropriate circumstances for people to manipulate decisions that affect them will increase the sense of ownership and care that is why participation has become a question of concern for any public and private project development and sustainability. The purpose of this study was to assessing the challenges affecting participation in provision of public services in Arusha city council. The specific objective of this study was to find out the challenges affecting public consultations and involvement in provision of public services at Arusha city council. The researcher use survey design technique in studying 150 samples from 416442 which included public citizens mayor councilors and employees at the Arusha city council office. The sample was selected through non- probability sampling techniques which was purposive and convenience. The data was collected through questionnaire and structured interview schedule and data was qualitatively analyzed where the factual and logical interpretation was explained through using of table and percentages. From the findings of the study provision of effective public services in Arusha city council is less effective and unsatisfactory because of insufficient number of staff poor technology conservatism bureaucracy culture relationship politics and poor communication. In order to address the issues the researcher recommends that the governance is weak and it needed to be reviewed in order to enhance the effectiveness of the entire process in provision of effective public services.

  12. Politic culture’s impact on effectiveness of istanbul city councils

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    Bahadır Şahin

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available City councils are governance platforms proposed through a number of European Union accession negotiations as decentralization devices in order to implement policies for benefit of the public. Regulation establishing city councils puts out the objectives of the policy as "development of a city vision and consciousness of citizenship, protection of the city's rights and social order, providing sustainable development, environmental sensitivity, social assistance and solidarity, and implementation of transparency, accountability, public participation, governance and decentralization". This study will evaluate the objectives of regulation by examining Turkey's democratic and political culture and then appraise performance of city councils of thirty-nine districts of the Istanbul province in light of the objectives and requirements of the policy. The article concludes with success and failure stories led by statistical analyzes and proposes some public administration techniques to overcome governance and government problems. This research utilized statistical analysis and quantified social variables and has contributed to the Turkish local government and social sciences literature since it rarely applies quantitative methods.

  13. The role of local government in redressing neighbourhood disadvantage: A case study from Penrith City Council

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    Jason Prior

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available The concentration of disadvantage in specific neighbourhoods is a widespread characteristic of many Australian cities. A broad range of policies and programs which utilize integrated forms of governance have been designed and implemented to redress this. Within the state of New South Wales, Australia, local governments have been identified as being amongst the most effective drivers for these integrated governance approaches. Utilizing a case study of the Penrith Neighbourhood Renewal Program, this paper explores recent attempts by Penrith City Council to develop a framework to redress neighbourhood disadvantage, firstly by establishing an integrated governance framework for the program, and secondly by transforming the council’s operational structure.

  14. When a Movement Becomes a Party: The 2015 Barcelona City Council Election

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    Aragón, Pablo; Volkovich, Yana; Laniado, David; Kaltenbrunner, Andreas

    2015-01-01

    Barcelona en Com\\'u, an emerging grassroots movement-party, won the 2015 Barcelona City Council election. This candidacy was devised by activists involved in the 15M movement in order to turn citizen outrage into political change. On the one hand, the 15M movement is based on a decentralized structure. On the other hand, political science literature postulates that parties historically develop oligarchical leadership structures. This tension motivates us to examine whether Barcelona en Com\\'u...

  15. Fostering eGovernment as State Social Responsibility (SSR: Case Study of an Australian City Council

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    Sinara Rao Karna

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available           Democracies around the world now face Citizen-apathy. This is a concern now more than ever faced by countries around the globe. eGovernment is undoubtedly a platform to deliberate and enable citizens regain confidence and faith in democratic  processes. Citizens now seek Verifiable, Open, Transparent, Empathetic, Responsive and Sensitive Electronic Democracy and Government (VOTERS EDG, Karna, 2012. Similar to corporate world, there are voices stressing on govenments for the need to understand the stakeholders, their involvement, relationships and responsibilities of a state in eGovernance. Citizens everywhere now demand Verifiable, Open, Transparent, Empathetic, Responsive and Sensitive Electronically Democratic Government as a State Social Responsibity (SSR. Peoples movements and outbursts against authorities with the help of Word of Mouse (Karna, 2012 have established that transparent and open governance is the need of the hour. This paper presents findings of the study conducted in an Australian City Council for preparing the city council for ‘City e-readiness’ to initiate e-Government activities. We propose the idea of ‘Centrality of Citizens’ in context of eGovernment. We further build upon the original concept of deeming eGovernment as ‘State Social Responsibility’ (SSR (Karna, 2010, by governments at all levels.  

  16. Citizenship, City Councils and Media in Brazil: News as an Incentive to Strengthen Democracy

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    Danilo Rothberg

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available The process of the strengthening of Brazilian democracy includes the now existing city councils, institutions of popular participation and citizenship which permit the expression of several community sectors and social actors in the regulation of public policies in areas such as public health care and educational systems, development and the rights of children, adolescents and the elderly. The media assume an important role in this context as they depict city councils’ activities in a positive or a negative image, encouraging or discouraging participation. This paper indicates how these bodies were represented by ten newspapers from six regions of the State of São Paulo, off ering parameters to evaluate the quality of the democratic culture composed by the media in the most densely populated state of the country. The media were found to be exerting a positive potential role in making democracy more eff ective on municipal levels.

  17. The NATO-Russia Council: current political and juridical perspectives

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    Raluca Iulia IULIAN

    2015-01-01

    After the end of the Cold War, an important element of the European and international security structure is the cooperation between NATO and Russia in security and stability fields. NATO had the initiative to develop security organizations to approach Russia and create a partnership. The best security structure is represented by the NATO-Russia Council, a form of cooperation between a state, Russia and an international alliance, NATO. After being institutionalized a collaboration, with some i...

  18. Medical perspective on nuclear power; Council on Scientific Affairs

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    This article summarizes a recent report of the Council on Scientific Affairs of the American Medical Association. Major issues summarized in this presentation include the role of and demand for electricity, and an overview of normal operations of nuclear power plants and the nuclear fuel cycle. Unplanned radiation releases from nuclear reactors and risks related to nuclear power are also addressed. Nine recommendations emphasize the safety of reactors, and the role of physicians in the nuclear power issue

  19. Green City Branding in Perspective d

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    Gulsrud, Natalie Marie

    2014-01-01

    From Sydney, Australia’s “Sustainable Sydney 2030” campaign, to Vancouver, Canada’s “Greenest City 2020” vision, green city brands have become a global tool for municipal leaders to promise a better quality of life, promote sustainable development, and increase their competitive advantage. In Asi...

  20. Smart City Analytics: state of the art and future perspectives

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    Carlo Giovannella

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available In accordance with a 'people centred' vision, this paper critically examines current approaches to smart cities benchmarking. In particular, by means of correlation analysis and Principal Component Analysis (PCA we put in evidence present limitations of city rankings and, as well, the emergence of different perspectives for data interpretations. To follow, a possible redesign of the 'Smart Cities Analytics' grounded on the traces left by individuals, is suggested. In particular, as an example, we focus on the potentiality offered by automatic text analysis to extract people perceptions and expectations that, in turns, demonstrate the need to integrate bottom-up and top-down approaches to city benchmarking. Finally a novel definition of smart city based on the territorial state of flow is proposed and, as a consequence, a novel path toward smart city benchmarking suggested.

  1. WTO General Council Decision of July 31, 2004: Interpreting from Bangladesh Perspective

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    Mustafizur Rahman; Ananya Raihan

    2005-01-01

    The present paper titled WTO General Council Decision of July 31, 2004: Interpreting from Bangladesh Perspective was prepared under the CPD’s Trade Policy Analysis (TPA) programme. The TPA programme of CPD was initiated in 1999 in response to a felt need to enhance Bangladesh’s capacity to more effectively deal with the emerging trade issues in the face of deregulation, liberalisation and globalisation. The successful completion of the Uruguay Round Agreement in 1994 and the establishment of ...

  2. IAEA activities in nuclear safety: future perspectives. Spanish Nuclear Safety Council, Madrid, 28 May 1998

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    The document represents the conference given by the Director General of the IAEA at the Spanish Nuclear Safety Council in Madrid, on 28 May 1998, on Agency's activities in nuclear safety. The following aspects are emphasized: Agency's role in creating a legally binding nuclear safety regime, non-binding safety standards, services provided by the Agency to assist its Member States in the Application of safety standards, Agency's nuclear safety strategy, and future perspective concerning safety aspects related to radioactive wastes, residues of past nuclear activities, and security of radiological sources

  3. Cities in a post-carbon society. A French perspective

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    Cities are key players for a transition towards a post-carbon society; nevertheless, there is a wide variety of pathways they may follow to achieve it. As a consequence, the use of foresight methods is important to evaluate the triggers cities can use, and the obstacles they can face, in such a perspective. This article aims at presenting a four-year research program work, where six contrasting scenarios were designed to tackle climate and energy issues at the urban level, from today to 2050

  4. Historical perspectives on pollution in the city

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    This essay reviews two books - 'The Sanitary City: Urban Infrastructure in America from Colonial Times to the Present' by Martin V Melosi, and 'Smokestacks and Progressives: Environmental, Engineers, and Air Quality in America 1881-1951' by David Stradling both published by Johns Hopkins University Press. The first book focuses on the development of water supply, wastewater, and solid waste disposal systems in urban areas in America, and examines the relationship between disease and sanitation, the identification of bacteria as the cause of illnesses, and the rise of environmental and ecological concerns. The second book concentrates on the attempts of reformers to persuade/compel facilities to curb their emissions, and discusses the efforts of municipal governments to regulate the grades of coal, smoke and other pollutants

  5. Ethics in health care marketing: the Twin Cities perspective.

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    Sodergren, L

    1990-03-01

    Do hospital-based marketers have a common perspective on what practices are ethical for the promotion of health services to consumers? Do they find adequate guidance in making ethical decisions on marketing practices from the mission statements of their institutions? The author sought answers to these questions through a survey of marketers and other health care professionals in the highly competitive Twin Cities health care environment. PMID:10104015

  6. Achievement of Climate Planning Objectives among U.S. Member Cities of the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI)

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    Clinton, Kelsey W.; Lam, Nina S. N.

    2016-01-01

    In an effort to address climate change, many cities have joined the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) whose members commit to work toward five specific program objectives designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This study examines the extent to which 257 member cities in the US have been successful in achieving these program milestones and identifies factors that may explain variation in the performance of member cities. Potential influences on milestone attainment include socioeconomic, political and ideological characteristics of residents, length of ICLEI membership, existence of other climate programs within the state, and local environmental pressures. Multiple regression results indicate that length of membership is the strongest predictor of milestone attainment, regardless of local socioeconomic conditions, ideological and political orientations of residents, or other climate-related initiatives within the state. This finding supports the general effectiveness of ICLEI’s network organizational model and its outreach and education efforts. However, member cities facing more “climate stress”, including higher levels of hazardous air pollutants (HAP’s) and greater automobile use among residents are making slower progress. The findings yield insight into the conditions under which cities engaged in climate planning are more likely to succeed in reducing local greenhouse gas emissions-relevant information for planners, community stakeholders and administrators of organizations like ICLEI.

  7. Organizational Culture and Its Relationship with the Organizational Climate in the Youth Higher Council from the Perspective of Council Staff

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    El-Majali, Basel Abdel Wahab

    2016-01-01

    In this article, the Higher Council of Youth in Jordan seeks to develop its services, to participate actively in King Abdullah II award for excellence and transparency, to promote the concepts of quality in all its activities and to take advantage of modern technology in the output of its programs and activities. This study considered as one of…

  8. Resolutions and Public Reports. Toward a documentary history of the public councils records in Italian city-states (12th-14th centuries

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    Lorenzo Tanzini

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available During the 12th and the first part of the 13th century there is no testimony of a clear textual tipology of council resolutions. After the second quarter of the 13th century notaries and lawyers began to outline a new pattern of written record, conceived as a council report: the libri consiliorum appeared in San Gimignano, Perugia, Prato, Bologna Siena. This particular form enhanced very much its complexity during the late 13th century. At the beginning of Trecento, large councils began to be replaced by small committees as the centre of political decision, and even written resolutions are affected by such a change. The paper analyzes the cases of cities ruled by a lord, small oligarchic communes and big cities with a great republican tradition such as Florence and Bononia.

  9. Zipf's Law for All the Natural Cities in the United States: A Geospatial Perspective

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    Bin, Jiang; Tao, Jia

    2010-01-01

    This paper provides a new geospatial perspective on whether or not Zipf's law holds for all cities or for the largest cities in the United States using a massive dataset and its computing. A major problem around this issue is how to define cities or city boundaries. Most of the investigations of Zipf's law rely on the demarcations of cities imposed by census data, e.g., metropolitan areas and census-designated places. These demarcations or definitions (of cities) are criticized for being subj...

  10. Bioethical perspectives for ageing: the documents produced by the Ethics Councils

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    Nunes, Lucília

    2015-01-01

    Aging attracted keen interest in research, health, education as well as cross-sectors approaches. We researched what has been produced by the National Bioethics/Ethics Councils in the form of opinions or other documents, relating to aging and elderly people. In the websi-tes of the 28 EU councils and 12 other countries, we identified 4 documents relating to aging and 8 opinions, which we analyse. The Councils have proposed to draw the attention and reflection of public opinion ...

  11. British Council Project in Romania the South-East European Network of Creative Cities

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    Romeo Victor IONESCU

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available A Guidebook to Creative Industries in Iasi, Romania, 2006 is a project initiated by the British Council Centre Iasi concerning “creativeindustries”. After the conferences and workshops – in Plovdiv with the regional partners, in Iasi and Bucharest with the British and the localconsultants, the team has managed to put into practice one of the key projects it set out to achieve: publishing a unified inventory of the main actorsof the industrial-creative sector in Iasi. The purpose of this project is to bring to the attention of the potential partners and supporters the city‘spotential for economic and image “re-invention”, which “unify” Iasi through its creative energies and resources and to facilitate the creation of newcreative/ profitable partnership projects – in Romania, in the UK and in South-East Europe. This guidebook is the tangible sign of the beginning ofthe journey.

  12. Assessment and Selection of Materials for Melbourne City Council House 2

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    Dominique Hes

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available This paper highlights the role of material selection in the development and contribution toward environmental excellence in the building project Council House 2 (CH2. The paper focuses on the assessment of material and the strategies used by the design team in CH2to ensure the best environmental result. The paper then goes on to explore in a case study the application of these strategies in the selection and specification of concrete on CH2. The purpose of the paper is to explore the difficulties and rewards of careful research of manufacturers' claims and the relative benefits of different materials. The paper concludes that the process of material selection adopted on this project has increased the education of architects and manufacturers alike as well as being environmentally beneficial.

  13. BRITISH COUNCIL PROJECT IN ROMANIA THE SOUTHEAST EUROPEAN NETWORK OF CREATIVE CITIES

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    Romeo Victor Ionescu

    2007-05-01

    Full Text Available A Guidebook to Creative Industries in Iasi, Romania, 2006 is a project initiated by the BritishCouncil Centre Iaşi concerning “creative industries”.After the conferences and workshops – in Plovdiv with the regional partners, in Iaşi and Bucharest withthe British and the local consultants, the team has managed to put into practice one of the key projects it set outto achieve: publishing a unified inventory of the main actors of the industrial-creative sector in Iaşi.The purpose of this project is to bring to the attention of the potential partners and supporters the city‘spotential for economic and image “re-invention”, which “unify” Iaşi through its creative energies andresources and to facilitate the creation of new creative/ profitable partnership projects – in Romania, in the UKand in South-East Europe.This guidebook is the tangible sign of the beginning of the journey.

  14. Bursa Kent Konseyi’nin Bilinirliğinin Araştırılması(Investigation of Bursa City Council Awareness

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    Elif KARAKURT TOSUN

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available Türkiye’de 2005 yılında yürürlüğe giren Belediye Kanunu, yönetişim yaklaşımı doğrultusunda sivil toplum örgütlerinin, meslek teşekküllerinin ve kentteki diğer aktörlerin karar ve uygulamalarda yer alabilmesi amacıyla “Kent Konseyleri” uygulamasını getirmiştir. Bu yasa doğrultusunda 2006 yılında Kent Konseyleri Yönetmeliği yürürlüğe girmiştir. Bu çerçevede kent konseylerinin kurulması; Türkiye’deki b Belediyeler için bir zorunluluk haline gelmiştir. Bu çalışmada Türkiye’de ilk kurulan kent konseylerinden birisi olan Bursa Kent Konseyi analiz edilmiştir. 1995 yılında yerel düzeyde çoğulcu ve katılımcı demokrasi ilkelerinin hayata geçirilmesi ve kent sorunlarının demokratik bir platformda tartışılması amacıyla Bursa Büyükşehir Belediyesi’nin girişimiyle “Şehir Danışma ve Dayanışma Konseyi” oluşturulmuştur. Konsey, 1998 yılında yeniden yapılanarak “Bursa Kent Konseyi” platformuna dönüşmüştür. Bu çalışmada Bursa kentinde yaşayan kişilerin Kent Konseyleri ve Bursa Kent Konseyi hakkındaki bilgi düzeylerinin tespit edilebilmesi amacıyla bir saha çalışması gerçekleştirilmiştir. Yüz yüze anket tekniğinin kullanıldığı ve 2915 kişi ile görüşmenin gerçekleştirildiği saha çalışmasından çıkan sonuçlardan hareketle Türkiye’de kent konseylerinin daha bilinir ve etkin olabilmeleri yönünde önerilerde bulunulmuştur. The Municipality Law enacted in 2005, has bought the "City Councils" application towards governance approach with the aim of having the civil society organizations, professional establisments and the other actors in the city take part in the decisions and prectices. In accordance with this Law The City Councils Regulation entered in to force in 2006. In this context, the establisment of the City Councils has become an obligation for the municipalies in Turkey. In this study, Bursa City Council which is one of the

  15. The Area and Population of Cities: New Insights from a Different Perspective on Cities

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    Rozenfeld, Hernán D.; Diego Rybski; Xavier Gabaix; Makse, Hernán A.

    2011-01-01

    The distribution of the population of cities has attracted a great deal of attention, in part because it sharply constrains models of local growth. However, to this day, there is no consensus on the distribution below the very upper tail, because available data need to rely on the "legal" rather than "economic" definition of cities for medium and small cities. To remedy this difficulty, in this work we construct cities "from the bottom up" by clustering populated areas obtained from high-reso...

  16. Generation X School Leaders as Agents of Care: Leader and Teacher Perspectives from Toronto, New York City and London

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    Karen Edge

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available This paper draws on evidence from our three-year Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC-funded research study of the lives, careers, experiences and aspirations of Generation X (under 40 years of age principals and vice-principals in London, New York City, and Toronto. More specifically, the paper examines interview evidence from nine school-based studies in which nine leaders and 54 teachers discuss their perspectives on leaders’ care of their staff members. The evidence demonstrates that leaders and teachers both place a high level of importance on leaders’ ability and willingness to be supportive, understanding, and approachable. Teachers also expect leaders to serve as advocates for and role models of good work/life balance. While the school-level studies take place in radically different city-based contexts, the expectation of leaders’ care for teachers transcends different accountability and policy structures. Both groups focus their discussion on work/life balance and, more specifically, the need for leaders to understand that teachers are people with lives beyond school. The paper highlights implications for policy, practice, and future research.

  17. Towards an urban planners’ perspective on Smart City

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    Rocco Papa

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available The concept of “Smart City”, providing a solution for making cities more efficient and sustainable, has been quite popular in recent years, encouraging reflections, ideas, researches and projects for a “smart” urban development. A smart city is generally meant as a city capable of joining “competitiveness” and “sustainability”, by integrating different dimensions of development and addressing infrastructural investments able to support economic growth as well as the quality of life of communities, a more careful management of natural resources, a greater transparency and participation to decision-making processes. Based on those assumptions, this contribution tackle the controversial subject of Smart City, starting from the review of the scientific Italian and international literature that, from the Eighties to the Nineties, has been largely focused on ICTs and their impacts on urban development. Then, the focus shifts on the large debate on smart cities that has been developing from the beginning of 2000s and on the numerous institutional initiatives up to now implemented by the European Union for building up the Smart City. Finally, the article highlights how, despite these efforts, a shared definition of the term is still missing and current approaches to the issue are still very heterogeneous; it emphasizes, on the opposite, the key-role that urban planning, grounding on a holistic approach to cities’ development, should play in coordinating and integrating urban policies addressed to building up a Smart City.

  18. Adaptive Cities: A Cybernetic Perspective on Urban Systems

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    Gershenson, Carlos; Ratti, Carlo

    2016-01-01

    Cities are changing constantly. All urban systems face different conditions from day to day. Even when averaged regularities can be found, urban systems will be more efficient if they can adapt to changes at the same speeds at which these occur. Technology can assist humans in achieving this adaptation. Inspired by cybernetics, we propose a description of cities as adaptive systems. We identify three main components: information, algorithms, and agents, which we illustrate with current and future examples. The implications of adaptive cities are manifold, with direct impacts on mobility, sustainability, resilience, governance, and society. Still, the potential of adaptive cities will not depend so much on technology as on how we use it.

  19. The Area and Population of Cities: New Insights from a Different Perspective on Cities

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    Rozenfeld, Hernan; Gabaix, Xavier; Makse, Hernan A

    2010-01-01

    The distribution of the population of cities has attracted a great deal of attention, in part because it sharply constrains models of local growth. However, to this day, there is no consensus on the distribution below the very upper tail, because available data need to rely on the "legal" rather than "economic" definition of cities for medium and small cities. To remedy this difficulty, in this work we construct cities "from the bottom up" by clustering populated areas obtained from high-resolution data. This method allows us to investigate the population and area of cities for urban agglomerations of all sizes using clustering methods from percolation theory. We find that Zipf's law (a power law with exponent close to 1) for population holds for cities as small as 12,000 inhabitants in the USA and 5,000 inhabitants in Great Britain. In addition the distribution of city areas is also close to a Zipf's law. We provide a parsimonious model with endogenous city area that is consistent with those findings.

  20. Towards a Post-Antropocene Perspective on the Welfare City

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    Braae, Ellen Marie; Bøggild, Signe Sophie

    2015-01-01

    anthropocene, we examine the welfare city’s materialisation in a wider perspective, as a relational assemblage of culturally significant landscapes, organised and administered by various institutions, legislations and vocabularies, to structure and stage a national vision of the good life. We coin this as ‘the...... green heritage’; an umbrella term bridging the gap between perspectives of the anthropocentric, the anthropocene and a possible post-anthropocene era, both challenged and driven by climate change and urbanisation....

  1. An Example of Democracy Education in Primary Schools: School Student Councils (Case of Elazığ City

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    Mehmet Nuri GÖMLEKSİZ

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this descriptive study is to determine the opinions of primary schoolteachers and members of student councils about the efficiency level of the student councils inprimary schools. For the purpose of the study, a 20-item Likert-type scale was developed bythe researchers. Cronbach Alpha reliability coefficient of the scale was calculated to be .94.245 students and 199 primary school teachers were included in the study. Independent groupsT-test, One way Anova and LSD tests were utilized to analyze the data. Both the teachers’and the students’ views were evaluated in terms of socio-economic levels of the schools. Theresults of the study indicated that both the teachers and the students found student council activities effective and useful. Findings also revealed that teachers and students had positiveopinions toward student councils. It is suggested that student council activities be maintained.Additionally, some useful implications are discussed based on the research findings in orderto conduct student councils effectively.

  2. Environmental Assessment of Zanjan city from the perspective of sustainable development based on SWOT technique

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    V. Rabieifar

    2013-01-01

    environmental factors (strengths and weaknesses and external environmental factors (threats and opportunities, mainly in the city of Zanjan in four hierarchical stages. 1. Evaluation strategic factors of internal and external environmental situation in Zanjan;2. Determine the type of strategy on the coordinate axis;3. Codifying the four SWOT strategic solutions;4. Prioritizing strategies using QSPM matrix. 4– ConclusionResults of this study demonstrated that the total weighted score of the table of internal factors matrix is 2.64 and for external factors matrix is 2.36. The obtained number was lower than average; in fact, the strengths and opportunities are not used properly to overcome weaknesses and threats and weaknesses outweigh the strengths and the threats are dominant to opportunities. In addition, the type of resulted strategy is the variety (contingency strategy.5– SuggestionsFinally, in order to resolve existing problems, strategies based on the QSPM Priority matrix have been proposed. -Improving the quality of urban environment through organizing and developing green spaces and forest parks in urban, regional, district and local scale in Zanjan. -Creating fresh ecotourism spaces and attractive promenades in the peripheral margins of Zanjan's Chai River - Providing a sustainable urban development model with an environmental approach and strategic partnership of Urban Management - Establishing integrated management of urban environment and comprehensive environmental program in ZanjanKey words: environment, sustainable development, SWOT technique, Zanjan cityReferencesAhmadi, H., 2000, the roots of the idea of creating a healthy city, International Journal of Engineering in Manufacturing,1-9Bahraini, Hossein, 1997, Planning and Sustainable Development, No.17, of approach, the Council of Scientific Research, Tehran,BayatRostami, Ruhollah, 2010, Spatial analysis of crime patterns in the central part of cities using geographical information system (GIS - The crime of

  3. Zipf's Law for All the Natural Cities in the United States: A Geospatial Perspective

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    Jiang, Bin

    2010-01-01

    This paper provides a new geospatial perspective on whether or not Zipf's law holds for all cities or for the largest cities in the United States. A major problem around this issue is how to define cities or city boundaries. Most of the investigations of Zipf's law rely on the demarcations of cities imposed by census data, e.g., metropolitan areas and census-designated places. These demarcations or definitions are criticized for being arbitrary. Alternative solutions to defining cities are suggested, but they still rely on census data for their definition. In this paper we demarcate urban agglomerations by clustering street nodes (including intersections and ends), forming what we call natural cities. Based on the demarcation, we found that Zipf's law holds remarkably well for all the natural cities (over 2-4 million in total) across the United States. There is little sensitivity for the holding with respect to the clustering resolution used for demarcating the natural cities. This is a big contrast to urban ...

  4. City-gas development in China-An NG perspective

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    Supply of piped gas in China has a long history but development was slow until the 21st century. The growing demand for cleaner fuel in the past ten years has encouraged domestic exploration and production of natural gas (NG) and the construction of long-haul pipelines linking upstream western regions of the country to downstream city-gas consumers in the eastern coastal areas. However, demand for NG in the cities is increasing so fast that recent winters have seen severe supply difficulties. This led to a government directive which set constraints on the domestic NG supplies and discouragement to gas power and petrochemical projects, and eventually to the Chinese government's willingness to accept the higher prices commanded by the international NG market. Nevertheless, the over demand situation has created a dominant market position for upstream NG producers and long-haul pipeline operators favouring their forward integration into downstream city-gas markets. Accordingly, pressures are building that may yet result in substantial pricing and regulatory reform in the city-gas industry.

  5. City-gas development in China. An NG perspective

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    Supply of piped gas in China has a long history but development was slow until the 21st century. The growing demand for cleaner fuel in the past ten years has encouraged domestic exploration and production of natural gas (NG) and the construction of long-haul pipelines linking upstream western regions of the country to downstream city-gas consumers in the eastern coastal areas. However, demand for NG in the cities is increasing so fast that recent winters have seen severe supply difficulties. This led to a government directive which set constraints on the domestic NG supplies and discouragement to gas power and petrochemical projects, and eventually to the Chinese government's willingness to accept the higher prices commanded by the international NG market. Nevertheless, the over demand situation has created a dominant market position for upstream NG producers and long-haul pipeline operators favouring their forward integration into downstream city-gas markets. Accordingly, pressures are building that may yet result in substantial pricing and regulatory reform in the city-gas industry. (author)

  6. Integrating GDM management in primary care: Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) perspective.

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    Anjum, Qudsia; Mumtaz, Shadma

    2016-09-01

    Diabetes is prevailing universally and Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) is no exception. Pregnancies associated with gestational diabetes place women at high risk of natal complications. Statistics from GCC gives variable figures for GDM. Family Physicians are the first level health care providers and their role in management of GDM can be promising. This has been evident from a focused group study where patients prefer screening for GDM in primary care settings. Strengthening of primary care is important universally. Government should have mandatory primary care registration to be referred to secondary level for obstetric follow up and management. An important issue needing attention is presence of multiple criteria for diagnosing and screening GDM. There is need for a single guideline globally to avoid confusion for primary care providers.10 Primary care centers can better be utilized to screen for GDM at early stages. This will decrease the load on secondary and tertiary care centers and can also maintain continuity of care. PMID:27582140

  7. Looking at public spaces in contemporary Rome: an anthropological perspective on the study of cities

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    Monica Postiglione

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    Full Text Available Through the presentation of two case studies this paper aims to engage the theoretical debate on the persistence of public space in the contemporary city, and focuses the attention on the way people practice these spaces and on the policies which are regulating their uses. Starting from the description of different ways in which some urban spaces in Rome (Italy are used by two different communities of people, one mainly composed by immigrants and the other by young city users, and the diverse ways in which their different practices are seen and tolerated, the aim of this paper is to reflect on public spaces. Observing how city users practice public spaces, and analysing the way in which these practices are considered, are particularly exciting perspectives that can offer an interesting vision of the spatial and social reality of the city and of hegemonic relations which govern it.

  8. Perspectives of nuclear energy in the view of the World Energy Council

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    Since 1930, the World Energy Council (WEC) has been closely involved in problems associated with the use of nuclear power. At the meeting then held by the WEC Executive Committee in Berlin, Albert Einstein drew the attention of power utilities to this new source of energy. In addition to optimized use, technical progress, and waste management, the WEC regards aspects of safety, proliferation, and sustainability of nuclear power as matters of special importance. In the energy scenarios elaborated by the WEC since the 1980s, nuclear power plays one of the leading roles in the future energy mix. The sustainable management of energy resources, worldwide climate protection, but also equal access to energy for all people, require the use of nuclear power and the furtherance of its options. Moreover, the use of nuclear power in the industrialized countries helps to stabilize energy prices worldwide. This is in the interest especially of developing countries, for which low-cost, accessible energy sources are vital factors. The electricity supply crisis in California in 2001 has shown the continuity of supply to be one of the factors important in the deregulation of energy markets. Bottlenecks in electricity supply because of a lack of acceptance of electricity generation are problems affecting the future of industrialized countries. For instance, the increasing digitization of every-day life demands reliable power supply. In its studies of all available energy sources the WEC found no alternative to nuclear power. Factors of importance in the future development and use of nuclear power are public acceptance and the ability, and willingness, to take decisions in economic issues. Waste management, proliferation, safety, and research and development are other priorities. As a source of power protecting the climate, stabilizing costs, and offering a considerable potential, nuclear power is compatible with the objectives of sustainable development for the world of tomorrow

  9. The Politics of City Regions in Comparative Perspective

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    Paul Kantor

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available An age of the urban regionalism has arrived. Postindustrial capitalism is evolving in ways that give renewed importance to city regions. New forms of economic interdependence, the rise of specialized flexible production, the spread of new technologies, and other factors are making the city region a prominent node in today’s globalized economy. Although governments at all levels have been responding to manage this reality, political intervention remains a contentious matter because regional economic development has unleashed new political tensions over governance. Some tensions arise from economic obstacles to regional political cooperation. Other tensions arise from the urban political process in city regions. Many political interests, including entire governments, oppose political collaboration necessary for regional governance because it threatens them with loss of power, status or wealth. The political forces favoring resistance at the local and metropolitan levels tend to differ in the North American and Western European contexts, however.L’âge du «régionalisme urbain» est arrivé. Le capitalisme postindustriel se développe avec des modalités qui accordent une nouvelle importance aux villes-régions. De nouvelles formes d’interdépendance économique, l’émergence d’une production spécialisée flexible, la diffusion des nouvelles technologies, et d’autres facteurs font des villes-régions un nœud prédominant dans l’économie globalisée d’aujourd’hui. Bien que les gouvernements de tous niveaux aient fourni des réponses pour gérer cette réalité, l’intervention politique demeure un objet de conflit parce que le développement économique régional a libéré de nouvelles tensions politiques. Certaines tensions naissent des obstacles économiques à une coopération politique de niveau métropolitain. D’autres proviennent de l’intérieur même du processus politique des villes. De nombreux int

  10. Undergraduate Research as a Primary Pathway to STEM Careers: Perspectives from the Council on Undergraduate Research

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    Manley, P. L.; Ambos, E. L.

    2012-12-01

    Undergraduate research (UR) is one of the most authentic and effective ways to promote student learning, and is a high-impact educational practice that can lead to measurable gains in student retention and graduation rates, as well as career aspirations. In recent years, UR has expanded from intensive summer one-on-one faculty-student mentored experiences to application in a variety of educational settings, including large lower division courses. The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR), founded in 1978, is a national organization of individual (8000) and institutional members (650) within a divisional structure that includes geosciences, as well as 10 other thematic areas. CUR's main mission is to support and promote high-quality undergraduate student-faculty collaborative research and scholarship that develops learning through research. CUR fulfills this mission through extensive publication offerings, faculty and student-directed professional development events, and outreach and advocacy activities that share successful models and strategies for establishing, institutionalizing, and sustaining undergraduate research programs. Over the last decade, CUR has worked with hundreds of academic institutions, including two-year colleges, to develop practices to build undergraduate research into campus cultures and operations. As documented in CUR publications such as Characteristics of Excellence in Undergraduate Research (COEUR), strategies institutions may adopt to enhance and sustain UR often include: (1) the establishment of a central UR campus office, (2) extensive student and faculty participation in campus-based, as well as regional UR celebration events, (3) development of a consistent practice of assessment of UR's impact on student success, and, (4) establishment of clear policies for recognizing and rewarding faculty engagement in UR, particularly with respect to mentorship and publication with student scholars. Three areas of current focus within the

  11. Clientelism, internet and vote: the online campaign of candidates for city councils in Southern Brazil in the 2008 elections

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    BRAGA, Sérgio Soares

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    Full Text Available The purpose of this paper is to present the results of our research on Internet use by candidates for councilor in Curitiba, Florianópolis and Porto Alegre. Through the examination of the online campaign of candidates who used websites, among about 1.400 applicants for the representative positions in these capitals, we evaluate the use these politicians have made of the Internet in municipal elections of October 2008. Our basic hypothesis is that the web pages of candidates for elected offices, especially the council, served mainly to disseminate traditional political practices, strengthening personalistic and clientelistic ties with the electorate

  12. Raising the Achievement of English Language Learners in the Buffalo Public Schools: Report of the Strategic Support Team of the Council of the Great City Schools, Winter 2009-10

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    Council of the Great City Schools, 2010

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    The Buffalo Public Schools have made important strides since the somber days in 2000 when the Council of the Great City Schools concluded that the school district was at a crossroads. The school board and then-superintendent Marion Canedo laid important groundwork for the necessary instructional reforms that were to follow. The school board and…

  13. City regions geoscience in Wales : scoping study

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    Patton, A.M.; Boon, D.P.

    2015-01-01

    Several individuals from the public and private sector in Wales contributed to the initial consultation process and their assistance is gratefully acknowledged. We would particularly like to thank Cardiff Council, Newport City Council, City and County of Swansea Council, Neath Port Talbot Council, Rhondda Cynon Taf Council, Torfaen County Borough Council, Caerphilly County Borough Council, Atkins Global, Parsons Brinkerhoff, Welsh Water, Celtic Ltd, Natural Resources Wales, and...

  14. City-ecological perspectives of the development of high urbanized multifunctional centers of the largest Russian cities

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    Kolesnikov Sergey Anatol’evich

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    Full Text Available This article presents some results of the author’s dissertation research dedicated to formation of an architectural typology of high urbanized multifunctional units of urban structure of the largest cities (further HUMUUS as centers of social activity, which include buildings, constructions, transportation equipment and open spaces, where human flows transpose, start and end with the purpose of bringing into this space a concentrated maximum of goods, services and information with minimum time expenditures. This article draws attention to the development analysis of the structure-forming functions of HUMUUS and their town planning and environmental impact on the surrounding area. The study of planning structures of the largest Russian cities (Samara, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod made it possible to identify a number of main objects, in which structure-forming functions of HUMUUS are materialized: railroad complex (historically formed, developed, dominated, system-wide road junction, transport interchange hub (providing intraurban messages, public office and business centers, leisure and entertainment centers, shopping centers. Basing on researches of Russian and foreign experience, it is possible to predict with full confidence the following trends and streams of environmental and urban development of HUMUUS in the near-term perspective: Strengthening of the environmental and urban frame by network evolution of HUMUUS; Inclusion of green areas of HUMUUS in the system of citywide green areas; Increment of the interest of the investors to the public road junction for the purpose of reorganization of them to full HUMUUS with all characteristics of high-urbanized and environmental and urban reorganization (separation of traffic and pedestrian flows, maximum capacity, multiple-level system, multifunctional, increase in landscaped green space, reconstruction of engineering systems and communications, the use of modern ecological building designs and

  15. The market for green building in developed Asian cities. The perspectives of building designers

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    Green building (GB) is part of the concept of promoting sustainability. Although GB and the concept of sustainability are well studied for environmental concerns, their business rationale and related social concerns have not been fully explored or widely accepted by the parties involved in the building sector. In this study, the situation of GB market in relation to the general building market is reviewed and the business rationales of stakeholders to invest in the GB market have been investigated from the perspective of building designers. In addition, the factors that enhance the popularity of GB have been explored and the obstacles that hinder its market have been examined. The data are collected by a questionnaire survey covering building designers in Hong Kong and Singapore, the cities that are categorized as economically developed cities in Asia. After data analysis of the survey, this paper presents the findings of the business reasons for stakeholders to be involved in GB, the most favorable conditions required to promote GB business and the important obstacles that hinder its popularity. Based on the findings, recommendations and policy implications are tendered. (author)

  16. The market for green building in developed Asian cities-the perspectives of building designers

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    Green building (GB) is part of the concept of promoting sustainability. Although GB and the concept of sustainability are well studied for environmental concerns, their business rationale and related social concerns have not been fully explored or widely accepted by the parties involved in the building sector. In this study, the situation of GB market in relation to the general building market is reviewed and the business rationales of stakeholders to invest in the GB market have been investigated from the perspective of building designers. In addition, the factors that enhance the popularity of GB have been explored and the obstacles that hinder its market have been examined. The data are collected by a questionnaire survey covering building designers in Hong Kong and Singapore, the cities that are categorized as economically developed cities in Asia. After data analysis of the survey, this paper presents the findings of the business reasons for stakeholders to be involved in GB, the most favorable conditions required to promote GB business and the important obstacles that hinder its popularity. Based on the findings, recommendations and policy implications are tendered.

  17. Works Councils

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    Knudsen, Herman Lyhne; Markey, Ray

    2002-01-01

    The article outlines the operation of works councils in Europe and in the context of disscussing their viability in Austalia.......The article outlines the operation of works councils in Europe and in the context of disscussing their viability in Austalia....

  18. Scaling of Geographic Space from the Perspective of City and Field Blocks and Using Volunteered Geographic Information

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    Bin, Jiang; Xintao, Liu

    2010-01-01

    Scaling of geographic space refers to the fact that for a large geographic area its small constituents or units are much more common than the large ones. This paper develops a novel perspective to the scaling of geographic space using large street networks involving both cities and countryside. Given a street network of an entire country, we decompose the street network into individual blocks, each of which forms a minimum ring or cycle such as city blocks and field blocks. The block sizes de...

  19. Discrimination on the Concept of Historic City in China

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    WANG Jinghui; LI Caige

    2012-01-01

    In 1982,the State Council announced a list of historic cities in China,aiming to set up a conservation measure to conserve the cultural heritages from the perspective of a city.The historic city is a concept in relation to urban administrative governance.Its conservation scope and specific contents should be defined in conservation planning.Since the conservation planning of historic city is a part of the city master planning,its planning area should be the same as that in the master planning,with focus on the central urban area.The conservation planning of a historic city should define its objects in view of the interconnection between city history and culture and thus specify its conservation scope and contents accordingly.

  20. 3D City Models and urban information: current issues and perspectives

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    Billen, R; Cutting-Decelle, A.F.; Marina, O.; Almeida, J. P.; Caglioni, M.; Falcuet, G.; LEDUC, T; Metral, C; Moreau, G.; Perret, J.; San Jose, R.; Y. Yatskiv; Zlatanova, S.

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    Considering sustainable development of cities implies investigating cities in a holistic way taking into account many interrelations between various urban or environmental issues. 3D city models are increasingly used in different cities and countries for an intended wide range of applications beyond mere visualization. Could these 3D City models be used to integrate urban and environmental knowledge? How could they be improved to fulfill such role? We believe that enriching the semantics of c...

  1. Field Study of all GSM and WiFi Networks in Amman City from Geospatial Perspective

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    Hawarey, Mosab; Alibrahim, Mustafa; Jetto, Hamza; Salah Mahmoud, Firas

    2016-04-01

    A thorough field study over multiple months has been conducted in the streets of Amman, the capital city of Jordan, in order to collect massive amounts of GSM and WiFi data and analyze them from geospatial perspective. Some interesting realities have been detected; e.g. the North and West of Amman are much better served by GSM operators than the East, South, and Center. Also, the security measures taken to protect WiFi networks in the North and West are much better than those in the East, South, and Center. This has led to the recognition of an interesting pattern that groups the North and West together, while the East, South, and Center constitute another group. Extremely interesting finding was found; the GSM signals are so strong at certain locations that they constitute direct lethal threat to human health; it is scientifically documented that such strengths would lead to certain human cell mutations and cancer. The exact locations and contributors of such hazards will be disclosed in this paper for the first time. Many tabular and graphical presentations of the data will be presented.

  2. CREATIVE AND INNOVATIVE CITIES – A NEW PERSPECTIVE FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

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    Full Text Available Cities are one of the most important key in regional development. Creative and innovative cities are considered a competitive pole, by stimulating economic activities and inclusive growth. Those cities which understood the implications for sustainable development are prosperous and competitive at a global level, for example Silicon Valley which is well known as the city were Apple Industry started. The purpose of this paper is to analyze the best practice of creative and innovative cities at global level and extract the most important aspects, which could be applied on Romanian cities. In Romania, there are few cities which may be included in this category, as smart cities. In order to improve the existing literature, this paper aims to explain the benefits of stimulating the cities development and elaborate a list of recommendations for Romanian authorities.

  3. A Review of Traffic Congestion in Dar es Salaam City from the Physical Planning Perspective

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    Traffic congestion is one of the major problems facing Dar es Salaam City and is attributed by a number of factors including rapid population increase, inadequate and poor road infrastructure, city structure, rapid increase in number of cars and lack of physical plan to control city development. The city is already implementing a number of strategies in order to minimize traffic congestion. However, many of the strategies are focusing on improving the capacity of roads in terms of increasing ...

  4. (Br-SCMM) Brazilian Smart City Maturity Model: A Perspective from the Health Domain.

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    Afonso, Ricardo Alexandre; dos Santos Brito, Kellyton; Holanda do Nascimento, Clóvis; Campos da Costa, Luciana; Álvaro, Alexandre; Cardoso Garcia, Vinicius

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    The term definition "Smart City" still allows various interpretations, and this causes some difficulty in establishing parameters to measure how smart the cities can be. This paper presents a Maturity Model that uses a set of minimum domains and indicators that aim to encourage cities of different sizes to identify their potential and improve processes and public policies. PMID:26262285

  5. The Scaling of Geographic Space from the Perspective of City and Field Blocks and Using Volunteered Geographic Information

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    Jiang, Bin

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    The scaling of geographic space refers to the fact that for a large geographic area its small constituents or units are much more common than the large ones. This paper develops a novel perspective to the scaling of geographic space using large street networks involving both cities and countryside. Given a street network of an entire country, we decompose the street network into individual blocks, each of which forms a minimum ring or cycle such as city blocks and field blocks. The block sizes demonstrate the scaling property, i.e., there are far more small blocks than large ones. Interestingly, and to our surprise, we find that the mean of all the block sizes can easily separate between small and large blocks- a high percentage (e.g., 90%) of smaller ones and a low percentage (e.g., 10%) of larger ones. Based on this regularity, termed as the head/tail division rule, we propose a natural way of delineating city boundaries by grouping the smaller blocks. The extracted city sizes for the three largest European...

  6. Waste Generation Perspective of Gorakhpur City and Related Waste Treatment Techniques

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    Vivek Pandey; Vivek Singh; Ravi shankar; Deepak Bhasker

    2014-01-01

    It will be every beautifull effort to exercise the waste to energy conversion for small cities like Gorakhpur. The present paper basically a small effort to familiarize some thermochemical processes for such cities. In a survey it was found that daily on an average per capita solid waste generation from the residential area of the Gorakhpur city is about 0.270 kg. though the municilple standard(0.375 grams) is quite higher. The present paper deals with all possible waste manag...

  7. Environmental Assessment of Zanjan city from the perspective of sustainable development based on SWOT technique

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    V. Rabieifar; K. Zayari; G. HaghighatNaeini

    2013-01-01

    Extended abstract1-IntroductionEnvironmental problems are one of the most fundamental problems in modern city and the result of conflict and confrontation with the natural environment. Recently, cities are confronted with numerous environmental problems and the incidence of environmental pollution, resource degradation and loss of natural spaces. Zanjan as one of the most important cities in the North West has many environmental issues such as incomplete sewage disposal system, physical devel...

  8. The Evolution of Natural Cities from the Perspective of Location-Based Social Media

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    This paper examines the former location-based social medium Brightkite, over its three-year life span, based on the concept of natural cities. The term 'natural cities' refers to spatially clustered geographic events, such as the agglomerated patches aggregated from individual social media users' locations. We applied the head/tail division rule to derive natural cities. More specifically, we generated a triangulated irregular network, made up of individual unique user locations, and then categorized small triangles (smaller than an average size) as natural cities for the United States (mainland) on a monthly basis. The concept of natural cities provides a powerful means to develop new insights into the evolution of real cities, because there are virtually no data available to track the history of a city across its entire life span and at very fine spatial and temporal scales. Therefore, natural cities can act as a good proxy of real cities, in the sense of understanding underlying interactions, at a global l...

  9. About quality of semantic data for the city logistics domain : A comparison with the stakeholders' perspectives

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    Anand, N.R.; Van Duin, J.H.R.; Tavasszy, L.A.; Wigan, M.

    2014-01-01

    City logistics is characterized as a distributed decision making system due to its heterogeneous stakeholders and their conflicting objectives. To understand the complexity of interactions among these stakeholders, the first step is taken by developing an ontology for city logistics domain. Ontology

  10. A comparative study of Beijing and three global cities:A perspective on urban livability

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    Jiao WANG; Meirong SU; Bin CHEN; Shaoqing CHEN; Chen LIANG

    2011-01-01

    A so-called global city that plays an important role in regional and global economic,political and cultural development should perform well in terms of its livability.The livability level of Beijing was compared with those of three acknowledged global cities,i.e.,New York City,Greater London,and Tokyo-to to clarify whether Beijing has great potential to grow into a global city.From the aspects of social development,living standard and environmental quality,the livable level integrated index (LLⅡ)was established in this paper to evaluate the urban livability,while the linear weighted sum was applied as the assessment model.After analyzing the situations of the four cities during 2000-2009,it was indicated that the LLIIs of Beijing,New York City,Greater London,and Tokyo-to were respectively 38.76,52.93,50.95,and 40.65in 2000.By comparison,the LLIIs in 2009 were 38.96,59.23,69.24 and 52.15,respectively.Further analysis showed that a big gap exists between the environmental quality of Beijing and those of three global cities and the performance of social development for Beijing declined in the last decade.To accelerate the transformation of Beijing to a global city,much more attention should be paid to improve the environmental quality,especially the atmospheric quality and water quality.

  11. Down by the Riverside: A CRT Perspective on Education Reform in Two River Cities

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    Anderson, Celia Rousseau; Dixson, Adrienne D.

    2016-01-01

    In this article, the authors utilize core ideas from Critical Race Theory (CRT) to examine the nature of education reform in two river cities. Similar to other cases of education reform in urban districts, the reforms in the two focal cities reflect at least four characteristics in common: (1) a form of portfolio management; (2) the growth of…

  12. Ten Years A-Talking! Reflecting on the Role of the EERA Council from the Perspective of National Educational Research Associations

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    O'Hara, Joe; Holm, Gunilla

    2014-01-01

    Drawing on their personal experiences, the authors reflect on the relationship between the European Educational Research Association (EERA) Council and the National Educational Research Associations (NERAs). The article will argue that while much of the work undertaken by the EERA Council is hugely valuable, at times it can be difficult to see a…

  13. Council dinner

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    Jean Teillac (President of the Council) gives the speech. The occasion was the end-of-term of Leon Van Hove and John Adams as Research and Executive Director-General, respectively, to be succeeded by Herwig Schopper. The venue was the Hotel Beau-Rivage in Geneva. Beside Jean Teillac are (on the left) G.H. Stafford and Mme Van Hove, (on the right) Mme Schopper.

  14. The Death and Life of Great Italian Cities: A Mobile Phone Data Perspective

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    De Nadai, Marco; Larcher, Roberto; Sebe, Nicu; Quercia, Daniele; Lepri, Bruno

    2016-01-01

    The Death and Life of Great American Cities was written in 1961 and is now one of the most influential book in city planning. In it, Jane Jacobs proposed four conditions that promote life in a city. However, these conditions have not been empirically tested until recently. This is mainly because it is hard to collect data about "city life". The city of Seoul recently collected pedestrian activity through surveys at an unprecedented scale, with an effort spanning more than a decade, allowing researchers to conduct the first study successfully testing Jacobs's conditions. In this paper, we identify a valuable alternative to the lengthy and costly collection of activity survey data: mobile phone data. We extract human activity from such data, collect land use and socio-demographic information from the Italian Census and Open Street Map, and test the four conditions in six Italian cities. Although these cities are very different from the places for which Jacobs's conditions were spelled out (i.e., great American ...

  15. The Development of Social Perspective Taking and Leadership Decision-Making in City Government Managers

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    Van Rossum, Zachary Johannes

    2013-01-01

    I examined the role of social perspective taking in leadership decision-making by investigating how a group of 70 leaders made sense of a hypothetical workplace dilemma in order to understand how they used their capacity for social perspective taking as part of their decision-making process. The majority of these leaders work in North America, are…

  16. City PLANTastic

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    , any attempt to create a green city is motivated by certain ecological, political and esthetical perspectives. Therefore the role of plants in tomorrows cities is everything but straightforward. Rather, a broad range of possibilities unfolds. City PLANTastic is the title of the 8th World in Denmark...... urbanism, who reflect upon the multiple roles of plants in the future city through their most recent projects. The theme for the 2012 World in Denmark conference is City PLANTastic, which will also be explored by researchers through their works....

  17. The Role of Green Space in City Branding:An Urban Governance Perspective

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    Gulsrud, Natalie Marie

    2015-01-01

    The overall purpose of the presented PhD study is to better understand how biophysically greenelements of urban green infrastructure (UGI) are currently incorporated into and impacted by greencity branding campaigns at the city level and beyond. This is achieved by examining the impacts ofthree diverse green city branding cases in Denmark, Singapore and the European Union. The casestudies are analyzed and operationalized through an urban governance theoretical frameworklinking changes in poli...

  18. THE TRANSFORMATION FROM GREEN TO CONCRETE CITIES; A REMOTE SENSING PERSPECTIVE

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    Karanja, F. N.; Matara, S.

    2013-01-01

    Cities especially in developing countries have been experiencing dramatic transformation as a result of rapid urbanization. For instance, the rate of urbanization in Kenya since independence in 1963 is estimated at 5%. The urban population has risen from 8% at independence to the current figure of 34% (2012). With this trend it is projected that about 50% of the population will be urbanized by the year 2030. The consequence of this is that, cities that were originally regarded as gre...

  19. Shared Bicycles in a City: A Signal Processing and Data Analysis Perspective

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    Borgnat, Pierre; Robardet, Céline; Rouquier, Jean-Baptiste; Abry, Patrice; Fleury, Eric; Flandrin, Patrick

    2011-01-01

    Community shared bicycle systems, such as the Vélo'v program launched in Lyon in May 2005, are public transportation programs that can be studied as a complex system composed of interconnected stations that exchange bicycles. They generate digital footprints that reveal the activity in the city over time and space, making possible a quantitative analysis of movements using bicycles in the city. A careful study relying on nonstationary statistical modeling and data mining allows us to first mo...

  20. Eco-Polycentric Urban Systems: An Ecological Region Perspective for Network Cities

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    André Botequilha-Leitão

    2012-01-01

    The research presented in this paper is a work in progress. It provides linkages between the author’s earlier research under the sustainable land planning framework (SLP) and emergent ideas and planning and design strategies, centered on the (landscape) ecological dimension of cities’ sustainability. It reviews several concepts, paradigms, and metaphors that have been emerging during the last decade, which can contribute to expand our vision on city planning and design. Among other issues...

  1. The Regional Innovation Systems in the City of Casey: Perspective Evaluation

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    Ameeta Jain

    2005-01-01

    The City of Casey in Victoria is the third most rapidly growing region of Australia in terms of population expansion and housing development. Infrastructure and services development do not appear to be growing at the same pace. Job leakages into the surrounding regions are high being around 80%. The city of Casey is unable to provide education, medical, social and employment opportunities to the current residents. From our review it appears that there is a poor Regional Innovation System (RIS...

  2. Looking at public spaces in contemporary Rome: an anthropological perspective on the study of cities

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    Monica Postiglione

    2013-01-01

    Through the presentation of two case studies this paper aims to engage the theoretical debate on the persistence of public space in the contemporary city, and focuses the attention on the way people practice these spaces and on the policies which are regulating their uses. Starting from the description of different ways in which some urban spaces in Rome (Italy) are used by two different communities of people, one mainly composed by immigrants and the other by young city users, and the divers...

  3. Drone City

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    Jensen, Ole B.

    2016-01-01

    design” will be used as a background perspective to reflect upon the future of drones in cities. The other perspective used to frame the phenomenon is the emerging discourse of the “smart city”. A city of proliferating digital information and data communication may be termed a smart city as shorthand...... on the block” that will potentially be a game-changer for urban governance, economics and everyday life. Here we are thinking of the unmanned aerial vehicle or drone as the popular term has it. Therefore, the paper asks how life in “drone city” may play out. Drones may alter the notion of surveillance by means...

  4. A Network Analysis of Minority Representation in the British Local Government: Tower Hamlets Council (2006-2010

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    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available The London Borough of Tower Hamlets is densely populated with ethnic minority groups such as Bengalis. Due to its diverse and vibrant borough population, Tower Hamlets Council presents interesting political dynamics. In this paper, we apply a combination of network analysis methods and interview data to understand the role of gender, party affiliation, race/ethnicity, and religious background in building effective minority representation in the Tower Hamlets Council. The network analysis results show that party affiliation is a major attribute in building alliances on minority-related issue voting. In addition, interview data of Council members reveals that effective minority representation is common in the City Council. Although interview data presents individual opinions of Council members, the network analysis displays a different perspective while studying group dynamics in the Council. A detailed comparison of voting network results and transcripts of interview data exposes the role of a strong party whip system on the effective representation of minority interests in Tower Hamlets.

  5. A Network Analysis of Minority Representation in the British Local Government: Tower Hamlets Council (2006-2010

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    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available The London Borough of Tower Hamlets is densely populated with ethnic minority groups such as Bengalis. Due to its diverse and vibrant borough population, Tower Hamlets Council presents interesting political dynamics. In this paper, we apply a combination of network analysis methods and interview data to understand the role of gender, party affiliation, race/ethnicity, and religious background in building effective minority representation in the Tower Hamlets Council. The network analysis results show that party affiliation is a major attribute in building alliances on minority-related issue voting. In addition, interview data of Council members reveals that effective minority representation is common in the City Council. Although interview data presents individual opinions of Council members, the network analysis displays a different perspective while studying group dynamics in the Council. A detailed comparison of voting network results and transcripts of interview data exposes the role of a strong party whip system on the effective representation of minority interests in Tower Hamlets.

  6. Decoupling urban transport from GHG emissions in Indian cities-A critical review and perspectives

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    How to sustain rapid economic and urban growth with minimised detriment to environment is a key challenge for sustainable development and climate change mitigation in developing countries, which face constraints of technical and financial resources scarcity as well as dearth of infrastructure governance capacity. This paper attempts to address this question by investigating the driving forces of transport demand and relevant policy measures that facilitate mitigating GHG emissions in the urban transport sector in Indian cities based on a critical review of the literature. Our overview of existing literature and international experiences suggests that it is critical to improve urban governance in transport infrastructure quality and develop efficient public transport, coupled with integrated land use/transport planning as well as economic instruments. This will allow Indian cities to embark on a sustainable growth pathway by decoupling transport services demand of GHG emissions in the longer term. Appropriate policy instruments need to be selected to reconcile the imperatives of economic and urban growth, aspiration to higher quality of life, improvements in social welfare, urban transport-related energy consumption and GHG emissions mitigation target in Indian cities. - Highlights: → Investigating the relevant policies that facilitate mitigating GHG emissions in urban transport in Indian cities. → Determining the factors of increase in energy demand and carbon emissions in transport. → Improving urban governance in transport infrastructure with integrated transport planning. → Designing and implementing the policy and economic instruments for low-carbon urban transport in India.

  7. Groundwater contamination by nitrates in the city of Konya, (Turkey): a GIS perspective.

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    Nas, Bilgehan; Berktay, Ali

    2006-04-01

    Groundwater is an essential drinking water source in the city of Konya, Turkey. Approximately 75% of the city's water consumption has been supplied from 198 groundwater wells for the last six years. Nitrate (NO(3)(-)) is one of the important water quality parameters and was measured in the water samples taken from 139 wells in 1998 and from 156 wells in 2001 within the study area of 427.5 km(2). To evaluate the nitrate data, a vector-based GIS software package ArcView GIS 3.2 was used. A hardcopy map of the city was digitized in the UTM projection system. The locations of the wells were obtained by a hand-held Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver. According to the maps produced, nitrate concentrations generally tend to increase in the city center, the average concentrations being 2.2 and 16.1mg/L for the years of 1998 and 2001, respectively. A statistical correlation procedure was also applied to well depths and nitrate concentrations. As a result, correlation coefficients of 0.259 and 0.261 were obtained for data collected in 1998 and 2001. It is concluded that the distribution of nitrate concentrations is not correlated with well depths within the study area. PMID:16143447

  8. Eco-Polycentric Urban Systems: An Ecological Region Perspective for Network Cities

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    André Botequilha-Leitão

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available The research presented in this paper is a work in progress. It provides linkages between the author’s earlier research under the sustainable land planning framework (SLP and emergent ideas and planning and design strategies, centered on the (landscape ecological dimension of cities’ sustainability. It reviews several concepts, paradigms, and metaphors that have been emerging during the last decade, which can contribute to expand our vision on city planning and design. Among other issues, city form—monocentric, polycentric, and diffused—is discussed. The hypothesis set forth is that cities can improve the pathway to sustainability by adopting intermediate, network urban forms such as polycentric urban systems (PUS under a broader vision (as compared to the current paradigm, to make way to urban ecological regions. It discusses how both the principles of SLP and those emergent ideas can contribute to integrate PUS with their functional hinterland, adopting an ecosystemic viewpoint of cities. It proposes to redirect the current dominant economic focus of PUS to include all of the other functions that are essential to urbanites, such as production (including the 3Rs, recreation, and ecology in a balanced way. Landscape ecology principles are combined with complexity science in order to deal with uncertainty to improve regional systems’ resilience. Cooperation in its multiple forms is seen as a fundamental social, but also economic process contributing to the urban network functioning, including its evolving capabilities for self-organization and adaptation.

  9. CAD-CAM experiences at Bendix Kansas City: the user perspective

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    Mentesana, C.

    1983-04-01

    The Bendix Kansas City Division manufactures a variety of precision mechanical, electrical and electronic components and assemblies for the Department of Energy. CAD-CAM has been in use at Bendix for about two years. Development of CAD-CAM is the responsibility of the CAD-CAM Operations group. This group works with users, in-house computer professionals and vendors to provide CAD-CAM products and services.

  10. A Historical Perspective on Crime in Twentieth-Century Mexico City

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    Piccato, Pablo

    2003-01-01

    This paper is an overview of perceptions of crime in Mexico City during the twentieth century. After a brief review of quantitative evidence and the main sources on crime, the paper surveys police and judicial corruption as the common denominator of public perceptions of crime, punishment, and the judiciary. The paper then discusses gender violence and juvenile delinquency as two criminal practices that have characterized the impact of crime in everyday life. Based on a review of evidence abo...

  11. The Evolution of US City Size Distribution from a Long Term Perspective (1900-2000)

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    González-Val, Rafael

    2009-01-01

    This paper analyses the evolution of city size distribution in the United States throughout the twentieth century. In particular, it tests the validity of two empirical regularities studied in urban economics: Zipf’s law, which postulates that the product between rank and size of a population is constant, and Gibrat’s law or the law of proportionate growth, according to which the growth rate of a variable is independent of its initial size. To achieve this, we use parametric and nonparametric...

  12. Migration of women to cities: the Asian situation in comparative perspective.

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    Khoo, S E; Smith, P C; Fawcett, J T

    1984-01-01

    Contrary to the popular notion that women migrate only as part of families, and therefore, the causes and consequences of their migration are those of their spouses' or families,' studies of migration in some Asian countries have reported indications of increasing numbers of young women joining the migrant flow to the cities. Many of the women go on their own to find employment in the service, manufacturing and informal sectors, as factory and assembly line workers, as in Southeast Asia. The Philippines has the highest level of female participation in rural-urban migration. However, there is no consistent selectivity of 1 sex over the other in the migration process within subregions, except perhaps in the South Asian countries such as India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka which show male selectivity in migration to the cities. In East Asia, women also form a majority among migrants to the cities in South Korea. Japan appears to have male dominant migrant streams, while the pattern in Taiwan and Malaysia seem to be in transition toward increasing female migration. Female migration appears to be associated with: 1) female participation in agriculture; 2) availability of job opportunities for women in the cities; and 3) sociocultural restrictions on the mobility of women. In keeping with this typology by Boserup (1970), the present study finds a positive correlation between employment opportunities for women in the cities and female migration, as in the case of Thailand, the Philippines, Malaysia and Taiwan. In Thailand and the Philippines, women face a flexible attitude toward their roles and few cultural restrictions on their movement, whereas, in Taiwan and Malaysia, benefits of development and monetary attractions have weakened previously strong traditional forces. Alternatively, where cultural and religious constraints on freedom of movement continue to exist for women, along with few economic opportunities, as in the South Asian countries, a relatively low level of

  13. Urban Agricultural Development from the Perspective of Circular Economy——An Analysis of Sino-Singapore Eco-city Model in Tianjin

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    2010-01-01

    The connotation and development of circular economy and circular agriculture are illustrated from the perspective of circular economy.Take the duplicable Sino-Singapore Eco-City in Tianjin as a case to analyze the background,significance and features of building Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City and point out the sustainable developmental orientation of the "three harmony and three capabilities" as well as its inspiration on the development of Tianjin urban agriculture from the aspects of water-saving,land-saving and energy-saving.Under the direction of circular economy theory,the enhancement of economical utilization of agricultural resources and resource utilization of agricultural wastes has positive effects on improving urban environment:decentralize organic solid wastes from sewage cycle system;further study the physiological and biochemical mechanism of increasing yield and income of ecological agriculture;bring urban agriculture into city land utilization planning and city development planning.

  14. Programa de Capacitação Permanente de Conselheiros Populares de Saúde na cidade de São Paulo São Paulo city: Permanent Skills Improvement Course for elected representatives to the Municipal Health Councils

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    Cláudia Maria Bógus

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available O Movimento Popular de Saúde do Município de São Paulo vem elegendo Conselhos Populares de Saúde desde 1979. A questão da formação política e capacitação técnica de lideranças sempre foi uma preocupação do movimento de saúde. Durante a gestão municipal de 1993 a 2000 a interlocução entre o governo local e a representação popular foi rompida e disto decorreu um período de refluxo dos movimentos sociais. Porém, no início de 1998, os movimentos organizados de saúde das regiões leste e sudeste conseguiram se articular para eleger conselheiros para os Conselhos Populares de Saúde. Foram eleitos 1.039 conselheiros. Após vários esforços isolados de capacitação de conselheiros optou-se por realizar um Programa de Capacitação Permanente de Conselheiros de Saúde como forma de envolver o conjunto de bairros e regiões. Por meio de um convênio entre o Ministério da Saúde e o Centro de Educação Permanente da Faculdade de Saúde Pública da Universidade de São Paulo foram realizados 52 cursos para 1.011 desses conselheiros eleitos. Neste trabalho, a partir de análise documental, os autores descrevem esse processo de capacitação, caracterizam o perfil sócio econômico dos conselheiros e analisam a avaliação dos participantes nos cursos de capacitação.The popular health movement from São Paulo City has been electing Popular Health Councils since 1979. The issue of political and technical capabilities of its leaders has been an important point for the movement. During the years 1993 to 2000, the communication channels between the municipal government and popular leadership have been broken, leading back the social movement related to public health. However, in the beginningof 1988, the organized health movements located both at the east and southeast parts of São Paulo City, were succeeded in electing 1.039 members for those popular councils. After several scattered efforts to provide capability and skills to the

  15. Climate Information for Improved Planning and Management of Mega Cities (Needs Perspective)

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    Mills, G.; Cleugh, H.; R Emmanuel; Endlicher, W.; E. Erell; McGranahan, G.; Ng, E; Nickson, A; Klein-Rosenthal, Joyce Ellen; Steemer, K.

    2010-01-01

    The majority of the population of the planet (6.6 billion) now live in urban areas, which have distinct impacts upon climate at scales from the local to the global. This urban effect is due to the physical form of the city (its three-dimensional geometry and material composition) and its functions (the day-to-day activity patterns that generate emissions of waste heat and materials into the overlying air). While a substantial body of knowledge on the science of urban climates has been develop...

  16. Examining the Degree of Organizational Agility from Employees’ Perspective (Agriculture - Jahad Organization of Shahrekord City

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    Full Text Available The purpose of this study is to examine the degree of organizational agility in the Agriculture Jihad Organization in the city of Shahrekord. A sample with 150 members has been selected by stratified sampling method. The sample size has been determined through Morgan sampling table. In order to collect the research data, a self-administrated questionnaire of organizational agility has been used that has content and face validity. Also reliability of the questionnaire has been examined through Cronbachs’ Alpha coefficient. The Cronbachs’ Alpha coefficient of 0.95 confirmed reliability of the questionnaire. The results of this study indicate that the degree of organizational agility components application in the agriculture jihad organization of Shahrekord is average. Also the results of Amos Graphics show that the shared leadership and identity have the most factor loading and the robust strategy and adaptive organizational design are the second and third components.

  17. Tourists’ Attitude towards Urban Tourism: Problems and Perspectives of Dhaka City as Tourists’ Destination

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    Full Text Available Like several other sectors, tourism industry in Bangladesh since long past remains unexplored. Bangladesh faces deficit balances of payments every fiscal year. Tourism industry can play a vital role to remedy the deficit. Urban tourism has been a phenomenal growth since 1990 across the globe. Unfortunately Bangladesh is yet to figure prominently in the tourism map. Some of its neighboring countries are earning considerable amount of foreign exchange from tourism industry. The present study could reveal the problems and the prospects of urban (Dhaka City tourism industry measuring the field opinion done by the researcher. This research was a conclusive research. Here participant observations, case study, interview and survey techniques are followed to collect primary data. It can therefore be said that the tourism industry offers greater scope for the development in the areas of economy, society, culture and religion.

  18. The Transformation from Green to Concrete Cities; a Remote Sensing Perspective

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    Karanja, F. N.; Matara, S.

    2013-05-01

    Cities especially in developing countries have been experiencing dramatic transformation as a result of rapid urbanization. For instance, the rate of urbanization in Kenya since independence in 1963 is estimated at 5%. The urban population has risen from 8% at independence to the current figure of 34% (2012). With this trend it is projected that about 50% of the population will be urbanized by the year 2030. The consequence of this is that, cities that were originally regarded as green are gradually being transformed into concrete. This transformation involves largely direct changes in land-use, where areas originally covered by vegetation are now built up. Urban authorities are under increased pressure to cope with the complex dynamics of the demands of the growing population. This paper explores the contribution of Remote Sensing in transformation analysis by proposing a three dimensional approach that endeavours to address the questions regarding to why, what and how. The "why" refers to the drivers of transformation, "what" the consequences thereof whereas "how" focuses on the options the authorities can explore in dealing with the challenges brought about by these changes. Temporal GeoEye images from Google Earth for five epochs namely 2002, 2004, 2007, 2008 and 2012 have been used to show the transformation trend from green to concrete. Upper Hill Area in Nairobi in Kenya has been used to demonstrate this concept and the results obtained have revealed a consistent increase in areas under concrete. Indeed the rate of increase in table 2 shows that there has been additional area under concrete between 2002 and 2004 of 0.39, 2004 and 2007 of 1.15, 2007 and 2008 of 0.74 and, 2008 and 2012 of 1.56.

  19. AN ANALYTICAL STUDY OF STRESS MANAGEMENT ON EXECUTIVES IN LUCKNOW CITY AND NEW PERSPECTIVES FOR UNDERSTANDING STRESS IN ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

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    Full Text Available The contingencies of modern life have changed the scenario for people today. New aspects have crept into life styles due to hectic work schedules and pressures. Stress is one such aspect that is receiving unprecedented attention from practitioners and academicians alike. Needless to say, stress is present in every one but shows up in some people more than others, the cause of which is a wide area of research. This paper aims to fill in the above mentioned information by investigating the causes of stress on executives. In the initial part of the paper, stress is discussed in detail and supported by information and facts. Some remedies to counter stress are also mentioned. In second part, the research and its findings are described which was conducted on executives in Luck now city. The results are shown through figures as well as described in detail. The main causes of stress are listed out as shown through the research. Based on this research, three new perspectives have been developed to understand stress in organizational context. The first approach is quantitative in nature and includes certain important variables like bad performance, inter personal relations, health problems and obsolescence. The second approach is qualitative in nature and depicts how stress aggravates in people. The final approach describes a sort of tussle between stress and ‘anti stress’ measures and hence is termed as Counter Balance approach. Conclusions are drawn from the research as well as from the new proposed perspectives and include a complete picture of how stress is being tackled by executives themselves as well as from efforts by organizations.

  20. Cities as key players for the Transition towards a Post-carbon society: A French perspective - Foresight Report

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    technical and social innovation will be required to address the challenge of sustainability. The role of changing behaviors and lifestyles is also important, particularly in short term as an insurance to face uncertainties and a way to develop resilience. Third, more consistency shall be given in transition processes between time horizons (short, medium, long terms) on the one hand, and spatial scales (from the individual to global level) on the other hand. Above all, this research is built on the myriad of initiatives that already exist in exemplary cities across the world. Unfortunately, these isolated actions will not be enough for moving to a post-carbon society, and a more massive shift is required. In this perspective 'Rethinking cities in a post-carbon society' aims at gathering local experiences in order to foster their diffusion at a wider scale. (authors)

  1. Zero-Acreage Farming in the City of Berlin: An Aggregated Stakeholder Perspective on Potential Benefits and Challenges

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    Kathrin Specht

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    Full Text Available How can buildings be combined with agricultural production and what are the major potential benefits and challenges for the introduction of zero-acreage farming (ZFarming in Berlin from the relevant stakeholders’ perspectives? These questions were explored through a series of interviews and stakeholder workshops held between 2011 and 2013. The aim was to identify the most suitable building-integrated farming model for the Berlin metropolitan area and to develop guidelines for the model’s successful and sustainable implementation through a stakeholder-driven approach. This paper provides an aggregated synthesis of the outcomes derived from the qualitative interviews and stakeholder workshops. As the results reveal, the stakeholders perceive potential benefits and challenges related to the issue of ZFarming in all dimensions (economic, social, environmental and political. They largely agreed on the importance of focusing on local resources, using energy-efficient production—including social and educational aspects—and developing new market structures when introducing ZFarming to the city of Berlin. The stakeholders identified urban rooftop greenhouses (RTG as the most promising farming model for Berlin. In a joint collaboration of all stakeholders, a manual for RTG was developed within the participatory innovation process that addresses the identified problems and challenges associated with future implementation and governance of RTG in Berlin and beyond.

  2. Tourist Quarter “Chinese-Baroque” of Dao Way District in Harbin City: experience, problems and perspectives of renovation.

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    Full Text Available This article analyzes results of an unique experience of the Dao Wai historic district renovation project in Harbin of the 2010th. It includes an interpretation of the stylistic features of the Dao Wai building. Also, there was made a presumptive conclusion about the origins of the “Chinese Baroque”, which is now famous Dao Wai, combining European order architecture and far Eastern decorative tradition. Presumptive conclusion was based on the construction area observing in 2011-2016 and on the Chinese sources. As a result of renovation, there was formed a new public space with high tourism potential. Social value and status of the Dao Wai has significantly grown. The significant cost increase of real estate and provided services is an essential consequence of the gentrification method. There are were noted increased problems of the native people forced to move from the center to the outskirts of the city. Also, this article analyzes the current stage of the second phase design of Dao Wai renovation project and the perspectives for its implementation.

  3. Modern Livable Cities from the Perspective of Eco-aesthetics%生态美学视野下的现代宜居城市

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    金雅; 郑玉明

    2012-01-01

    以生态美学的视野来观照现代宜居城市,应该确立一些基本的尺度。现代宜居城市可以拥有自己的个性、魅力与形象,在生态景观建设、建筑文化打造、人文符号构筑等方面形成自己的特色,不应把现代宜居城市变成一个模式。生态美学视野下的现代宜居城市应重视城市生态(自然与人文)系统的动态和谐构建及其给人带来的舒适生活感受。%Basic criteria should be established to reflect on modern livable cities from the perspective of eco-aesthetics.Modern livable cities may have their own individualities,glamour and images,and form their own features in terms of designing eco-landscape,forging architectural culture and constructing humanity symbols.There is no need for a unified model for modern livable cities.Modern livable cities from the perspective of eco-aesthetics should focus on dynamic and harmonious construction of urban ecological(nature and humanity) system and the comfortable feelings as a result of it.

  4. Diseases and remedies in modern city: environmental perspectives of argentinian eugenism between the mundial wars

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    Full Text Available During the inter - war period it consolidate in Argentina a tendency to pathologize the modern city, understood like an ill organism that produced and was consequence phisical and moral decadency
    of its habitants. The interruption of external inmigration contributed with new information for a strategy of regeneration that tried to establish from eugenesics directed to articulate the populationism with the territorial distribution, in the certainty that counteracted country the evils that generated the life modern. The work reviews the impact of this ideology in the different spheres and the way in which has integrated the cultural politic of the fascism and taked part of the corpus with which the biotipology looked to give scientific legitimacy.

    Durante el período de entreguerras se consolidó en Argentina una tendencia a patologizar la ciudad moderna, entendida como un organismo enfermo que producía y a su vez era consecuencia de la decadencia física y moral de sus habitantes. La interrupción de la inmigración externa aportó nuevos datos para una estrategia de regeneración que pugnó por establecer, desde la eugenesia, medidas dirigidas a articular el poblacionismo con la distribución territorial, en la certeza de que el campo contrarrestaría los males que generaba la vida moderna. El trabajo repasa el impacto de esta ideología en distintas esferas y el modo en que ella se recepcionó junto a la política cultural del fascismo y formó parte del corpus con el que la biotipología buscó darle legitimidad científica.

  5. Smart City in Perspective of Innovation 2.0%创新2.0视野下的智慧城市

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    宋刚; 邬伦

    2012-01-01

    Smart City is the city morphology supported by the new generation of ICT in perspective of innovation 2.0 in a knowledge-based society. Smart city requires not only the next generation of ICT like the Internet of Things and Cloud Computing, it also requires tools and methodologies like Wiki, SNS, Meta-synthesis, Fab Lab and Living Lab, to foster an ecosystem enabling innovation emergence. Smart city is characterized by comprehensive perception, ubiquitous connectivity, pervasive intelligence, and people-centered sustainable innovation, which is featured by user innovation, mass innovation, open innovation, and collaborative innovation. Smart city can shape the public value and create unique value for the city and for every citizen in the city. The evolution of the city from traditional city, cyber city to smart city in the era of innovation 2.0 is analyzed in perspective of paradigm shift of innovation pattern. The key features of smart city are proposed. Practices of smart city around the world are introduced. The case of smart city administration as the smart city initiative in Beijing is analyzed.%智慧城市是新一代信息技术支撑、知识社会下一代创新(创新2.0)环境下的城市形态。智慧城市基于物联网、云计算等新一代信息技术以及维基、社交网络、Fab Lab、Living Lab、综合集成法等工具和方法的应用,营造有利于创新涌现的生态,实现全面透彻的感知、宽带泛在的互联、智能融合的应用以及以用户创新、开放创新、大众创新、协同创新为特征的可持续创新。智慧城市强调服务导向、以人为本,为城市及生活其间的每一位市民塑造公共价值并创造独特价值。本文从创新范式转变的角度对创新2.0时代从传统城市、数字城市到智慧城市的城市形态演变进行了分析,总结了智慧城市的特征,介绍了国际上智慧城市的实践,并以北京智慧城管建设为例介绍了北京市在智慧城市方面的探索。

  6. Oxidative capacity of the Mexico City atmosphere – Part 1: A radical source perspective

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    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available A detailed analysis of OH, HO2 and RO2 radical sources is presented for the near field photochemical regime inside the Mexico City Metropolitan Area (MCMA. During spring of 2003 (MCMA-2003 field campaign an extensive set of measurements was collected to quantify time resolved ROx (sum of OH, HO2, RO2 radical production rates from day- and nighttime radical sources. The Master Chemical Mechanism (MCMv3.1 was constrained by measurements of (1 concentration time-profiles of photosensitive radical precursors, i.e., nitrous acid (HONO, formaldehyde (HCHO, ozone (O3, glyoxal (CHOCHO, and other oxygenated volatile organic compounds (OVOCs; (2 respective photolysis-frequencies (J-values; (3 concentration time-profiles of alkanes, alkenes, and aromatic VOCs (103 compound are treated and oxidants, i.e., OH- and NO3 radicals, O3; and (4 NO, NO2, meteorological and other parameters. The ROx production rate was calculated directly from these observations; MCM was used to estimate further ROx production from unconstrained sources, and express overall ROx production as OH-equivalents (i.e., taking into account the propagation efficiencies of RO2 and HO2 radicals into OH radicals. Daytime radical production is found to be about 10-25 times higher than at night; it does not track the abundance of sunlight. 12-h average daytime contributions of individual sources are: HCHO and O3 photolysis, each about 20%; O3/alkene reactions and HONO photolysis, each about 15%; unmeasured sources about 30%. While the direct contribution of O3/alkene reactions appears to be moderately small, source-apportionment of ambient HCHO and HONO identifies O3/alkene reactions as being largely responsible for jump-starting photochemistry about one hour after sunrise. The peak radical production is found to be higher than in any other urban influenced environment studied to date; further, differences exist in the timing of radical production. Our measurements and analysis comprise a

  7. Oxidative capacity of the Mexico City atmosphere – Part 1: A radical source perspective

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    R. Volkamer

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available A detailed analysis of OH, HO2 and RO2 radical sources is presented for the near field photochemical regime inside the Mexico City Metropolitan Area (MCMA. During spring of 2003 (MCMA-2003 field campaign an extensive set of measurements was collected to quantify time-resolved ROx (sum of OH, HO2, RO2 radical production rates from day- and nighttime radical sources. The Master Chemical Mechanism (MCMv3.1 was constrained by measurements of (1 concentration time-profiles of photosensitive radical precursors, i.e., nitrous acid (HONO, formaldehyde (HCHO, ozone (O3, glyoxal (CHOCHO, and other oxygenated volatile organic compounds (OVOCs; (2 respective photolysis-frequencies (J-values; (3 concentration time-profiles of alkanes, alkenes, and aromatic VOCs (103 compound are treated and oxidants, i.e., OH- and NO3 radicals, O3; and (4 NO, NO2, meteorological and other parameters. The ROx production rate was calculated directly from these observations; the MCM was used to estimate further ROx production from unconstrained sources, and express overall ROx production as OH-equivalents (i.e., taking into account the propagation efficiencies of RO2 and HO2 radicals into OH radicals.

    Daytime radical production is found to be about 10–25 times higher than at night; it does not track the abundance of sunlight. 12-h average daytime contributions of individual sources are: Oxygenated VOC other than HCHO about 33%; HCHO and O3 photolysis each about 20%; O3/alkene reactions and HONO photolysis each about 12%, other sources <3%. Nitryl chloride photolysis could potentially contribute ~15% additional radicals, while NO2* + water makes – if any – a very small contribution (~2%. The peak radical production of ~7.5 107 molec cm−3 s−1 is

  8. KNAB decries "systematic" corruption in city council

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    Läti korruptsioonitõrjebüroo kahtlustab Riia linnaametnikke altkäemaksu võtmises. Korruptsioonitõrjebüroo töötajad ning president kutsuvad poliitikuid üles võitlema korruptsiooniga ning ettevõtjaid informatsiooni andma

  9. Many diversity for an inclusive perspective

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    Full Text Available Andrea Canevaro’s paper to the congress: Alunni con disabilità, figli di migranti. Approcci culturali, questioni educative, prospettive inclusive. (Students with disabilities, children of migrants: Cultural approaches, educational questions, inclusive perspectives Bologna, 29 ottober 2010, Cappella Farnese, Comune di Bologna. The congress is part of a study and research project “Alunni con disabilità, figli di migranti” (Students with disabilities, children of migrants run by Bologna City Council , Education Department, and the University of Bologna, Education Faculty. Coordinator: Roberta Caldin.

  10. Globalization and cities

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    This paper deals with the basic concepts on cities within contemporary globalisation. First, it briefly reviews the city perspective within the world system theory (concepts of over-urbanisation, under-urbanisation, and dependent urbanisation), new international division of labour, theory of the second circuit of capital and informational society. The second part of the paper is dedicated to the concepts of global and world cities and their implications for the cities in developed and develop...

  11. ‘Dance, dance otherwhise we are lost’. A reflection on the times of the city from an Urban Design perspective

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    Full Text Available With this article I propose to address the issue of ‘constructing space in time’ from the perspective of urban design. Which means essentially to shift from being an observer of city life to being someone responsible for drafting sensitive and resilient public spaces. Urban designers, perceiving the city mainly as a morphological phenomenon, are primarily concerned with the sensory, and particularly with the visual, qualities of urban space. This view of the city as a spatial-physical structure requires abstraction, to enable comprehension of the complexity and continuity of the urban space, its transparency and its indeterminacy.  However, this abstraction too often fails to take into account the properties of the city as a place of habitation, ignoring the sociocultural specificities of its different users. The reflection I propose attempts to take urban design beyond this abstraction, which is so indifferent to the human element, towards a more concrete and specific approach. It calls for a shift in the rather theoretical postmodern interest in the urban space, important though it is in its morphological inclusiveness, to embody a pluralistic subjective perception of the space and its use, bearing in mind fundamental relationships between space, time and social processes.

  12. 76 FR 33244 - Manufacturing Council

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    ... International Trade Administration Manufacturing Council AGENCY: International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of an Opportunity To Apply for Membership on the Manufacturing Council... Manufacturing Council (Council). The purpose of the Council is to advise the Secretary of Commerce on...

  13. 77 FR 56811 - Manufacturing Council

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    ... International Trade Administration Manufacturing Council AGENCY: International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of an Opportunity to Apply for Membership on the Manufacturing Council... ] Manufacturing Council (Council) for a two-year term to begin in fall 2012. The purpose of the Council is...

  14. 77 FR 2275 - Manufacturing Council

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    ... International Trade Administration Manufacturing Council AGENCY: International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of an opportunity to apply for membership on the Manufacturing Council... Manufacturing Council (Council). The purpose of the Council is to advise the Secretary of Commerce on...

  15. European works councils

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    Knudsen, Herman Lyhne

    2003-01-01

    The theme adressed by this paper is the opportunities for European Works Councils (EWCs) of gaining influence on corporate decisions in multinational companies.......The theme adressed by this paper is the opportunities for European Works Councils (EWCs) of gaining influence on corporate decisions in multinational companies....

  16. CLAFA Council Meeting Held

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    2004-01-01

    The Council Meeting of the China-Latin America Friendship Association (CLAFA) was held in Beijing on February 3, 2004. More than 30 council members attended the meeting. It was presided over by CLAFA Vice President Li Xiaolin. Cheng Siwei, CLAFA president and vice chairman of

  17. ITER council proceedings: 1996

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    Records of the 10. ITER Council Meeting (IC-10), held on 26-27 July 1996, in St. Petersburg, Russia, and the 11. ITER Council Meeting (IC-11) held on 17-18 December 1996, in Tokyo, Japan, are presented, giving essential information on the evolution of the ITER Engineering Design Activities (EDA) and the cost review and safety analysis. Figs, tabs

  18. Changing perspectives on the city of Cyrene, Libya: Remote sensing and the management of the buried archaeological resource

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    Cuttler, Richard; Gaffney, Chris; Gaffney, Vince; Goodchild, Helen; Howard, Andy; Sears, Gareth

    2011-01-01

    Cyrene, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site (WHS) in eastern modern Libya, was the leading city of the Libyan Pentapolis. Settled by Greek colonists toward the end of the 7th century B.C., it remained an active Graeco-Roman city of distinctively Hellenic character until the time of the Islamic conquest (A.D. 643). Archaeological missions from America, Italy, and the United Kingdom have excavated in Cyrene for more than a century. As a result the city is well known from extensive excavatio...

  19. Twenty years of struggle against global warming in France: assessment and perspectives for public policies. Opinion of the Economic, Social and Environmental Council

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    This huge report proposes a rather detailed overview of the evolution of the French policy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in order to struggle against climate change and global warming. The introduction proposes a large synthesis by addressing the challenges of this struggle, the French attenuation trajectory within the European framework, the relationship between energy and climate policies, the progressive development of a method, the increasing number of involved actors, the commitment of the various economic sectors and local communities. Some recommendations are made within the perspective of the next Conference on Climate (COP21) and beyond. Then, the report first part addresses the 1992-2014 period, describes the international context (evolutions of greenhouse gas emissions in the world and per sector), presents the different international agreements (Kyoto protocol, Doha amendment, European commitments, the role of France in the world and European dynamics), gives an overview of the progressive emergence of a climate policy in France and of its results (global decrease of emissions, but with variations among sectors), proposes a comparison of climate policies debated and implemented in different countries (China, USA, Swede, United Kingdom, Italy, Germany). An analysis discusses the obtained results, the difficult implementation of Climate plans in France, the coherence of public policies, the territorialisation of the climate challenge, and the influence of the economic context on the evolution of emissions. The next part outlines and comments how the French population becomes always more aware of the climate challenge, how intermediate bodies tend to take charge of this issue, how economic activities progressively integrate the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, and how local policies can also tackle the problem. Perspectives are then discussed: on the long term (factor 4 objective for the various sectors), on the medium term (by 2020-2030), and

  20. ITER council proceedings: 1992

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    At the signing of the ITER EDA Agreement on July, 1992, each of the Parties presented to the Director General the names of their designated members of the ITER Council. Upon receiving those names, the Director General stated that the ITER Engineering Design Activities were ''ready to begin''. The next step in this process was the convening of the first meeting of the ITER Council. The first meeting of the Council, held in Vienna, was opened by Director General Hans Blix. The second meeting was held in Moscow, the formal seat of the Council. This volume presents records of these first two Council meetings and, together with the previous volumes on the text of the Agreement and Protocol 1 and the preparations for their signing respectively, represents essential information on the evolution of the ITER EDA

  1. Contradições surgidas no Conselho Gestor da Unidade Básica de Saúde da Família de Vargem Grande, Município de Teresópolis-RJ Contradictions of the Manager Council of the Family Health Unit of Vargem Grande, in Teresópolis City, state of Rio de Janeiro

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    Full Text Available Este artigo apresenta o estudo das contradições surgidas no Conselho Gestor da Unidade Básica de Saúde da Família de Vargem Grande, Município de Teresópolis-RJ, na resolução das demandas da comunidade. O estudo justifica-se pela necessidade de se entender a micropolítica do controle público de um conselho gestor de uma unidade de Saúde da Família, cuja estratégia é a mudança do modelo de assistência a partir da Rede Básica de Saúde. Objetiva analisar a atuação desse Conselho na resolução dos impasses e problemas daquela comunidade e discutir as contradições surgidas no processo de tomada de decisões. Optou-se por um estudo de caso com abordagem qualitativa. Os sujeitos da pesquisa foram os conselheiros do CG. A coleta de dados foi realizada através da análise das atas do CG e das entrevistas realizadas com conselheiros. Utilizou-se da análise temática para identificar os impasses, problemas e contradições do CG. As análises dos dados apontam que os impasses e problemas são de ordem política, econômica, social e cultural que transcendem a resolução pelo CG. Percebe-se que as atribuições previstas para o CG revelam uma prática de controle restrita à racionalização do serviço através do gerenciamento administrativo da unidade. O CG não conseguiu interferir na política de saúde e na destinação da verba pública. Portanto, os conselheiros exercem atribuições que estão desprovidas de sentido político em garantir o pleno exercício de cidadania e a conquista dos direitos sociais. Conclui-se que o Conselho Gestor de Vargem Grande não representa ainda uma possibilidade efetiva de participação popular no controle público de um Estado ampliado no sentido gramsciano.This paper presents a study on the contradictions of the Manager Council of Vargem Grande Family Health Unit, in Teresópolis City, state of Rio de Janeiro, concerning community health needs. The study helps understand public control

  2. ITER council proceedings: 2001

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    Continuing the ITER EDA, two further ITER Council Meetings were held since the publication of ITER EDA documentation series no, 20, namely the ITER Council Meeting on 27-28 February 2001 in Toronto, and the ITER Council Meeting on 18-19 July in Vienna. That Meeting was the last one during the ITER EDA. This volume contains records of these Meetings, including: Records of decisions; List of attendees; ITER EDA status report; ITER EDA technical activities report; MAC report and advice; Final report of ITER EDA; and Press release

  3. Elections to Staff Council

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    2013 Elections to Staff Council   Vote! Make your voice heard and be many to elect the new Staff Council. More details on the elections can be found on the Staff Association web site (https://ap-vote.web.cern.ch/elections-2013).   Timetable elections Monday 28 October to Monday 11 November, 12:00 am voting Monday 18 and Monday 25 November, publication of the results in Echo Tuesday 19 November, Staff Association Assizes Tuesday 3 December, first meeting of the new Staff Council and election of the new Executive Committee The voting procedure is monitored by the Election Committee.

  4. Synthesis of Household Yard Area Dynamics in the City of San Juan Using Multi-Scalar Social-Ecological Perspectives

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    Full Text Available Urban sustainability discourse promotes the increased use of green infrastructure (GI because of its contribution of important ecosystem services to city dwellers. Under this vision, all urban green spaces, including those at the household scale, are valued for their potential contributions to a city’s social-ecological functioning and associated benefits for human well-being. Understanding how urban residential green spaces have evolved can help improve sustainable urban planning and design, but it requires examining urban processes occurring at multiple scales. The interaction between social structures and ecological structures within the subtropical city of San Juan, the capital and the largest city of Puerto Rico, has been an important focus of study of the San Juan ULTRA (Urban Long-Term Research Area network, advancing understanding of the city’s vulnerabilities and potential adaptive capacity. Here we provide a synthesis of several social-ecological processes driving residential yard dynamics in the city of San Juan, Puerto Rico, through the evaluation of empirical findings related to yard management decisions, yard area, and yard services. We emphasize the role of factors occurring at the household scale. Results are discussed within the context of shrinking cities using an integrated, multi-scalar, social-ecological systems framework, and consider the implications of household green infrastructure for advancing urban sustainability theory.

  5. Medicare Appeals Council Decisions

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  6. ITER council proceedings: 1998

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    This volume contains documents of the 13th and the 14th ITER council meeting as well as of the 1st extraordinary ITER council meeting. Documents of the ITER meetings held in Vienna and Yokohama during 1998 are also included. The contents include an outline of the ITER objectives, the ITER parameters and design overview as well as operating scenarios and plasma performance. Furthermore, design features, safety and environmental characteristics are given

  7. ITER council proceedings: 1995

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    Records of the 8. ITER Council Meeting (IC-8), held on 26-27 July 1995, in San Diego, USA, and the 9. ITER Council Meeting (IC-9) held on 12-13 December 1995, in Garching, Germany, are presented, giving essential information on the evolution of the ITER Engineering Design Activities (EDA) and the ITER Interim Design Report Package and Relevant Documents. Figs, tabs

  8. 78 FR 67117 - Manufacturing Council

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    ... International Trade Administration Manufacturing Council AGENCY: International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of an Opportunity to Apply for Membership on the Manufacturing Council.... manufacturing industry to fill five vacant positions on the Manufacturing Council (Council). The purpose of...

  9. News from Council

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    Today concludes a very busy week for Council. As you’ll have seen from the press release this morning, Council elected a new President, who will take up his mandate on 1 January along with the new management team, which was also approved by Council yesterday.   You’ll find full details of the incoming Director-General’s management team and structures here. Completing the configuration for the immediate future, Council also approved the medium term plan, along with the budget for 2016. In other Council business, two complete applications for Associate Membership were discussed. Following an earlier letter, India’s complete application was received and considered by Council. Consequently, a fact-finding mission has been established to report back before the end of the year. A new application was also received from Azerbaijan, with a fact-finding mission to be established. India’s involvement with CERN goes back to the 1970s, and the country...

  10. The Polycentric Metropolis: A Western European Perspective on Mega-city Regions%多中心大都市:西欧巨型城市区透视

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    2009-01-01

    本文根据2008年8月5日香港大学召开的“巨型城市区管治与规划创新”国际专题讨论会的发言“The Polycentric Metropolis:A Western European Perspective on Mega-city Regions”译出,文章主要论述了巨型城市区的定义、多中心的测度方法、功能性多中心城市信息流获取、巨型城市区的定性信息获取以及巨型城市区的政策实施等.

  11. The Effect of Mt. Healthy City School District v. Doyle Upon Public Sector Labor Law: A Union Perspective.

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    Roth, Mitchell

    1981-01-01

    Argues that the test of employer motivation in firings used by the Supreme Court in the case of Mount Healthy City School District Board v. Doyle and by the National Labor Relations Board in its Wright Line decision is inappropriate when an employer's alleged anti-union animus is involved. (Author/RW)

  12. Cities, Towns and Villages, This dataset is a boundary file that contains all the Incorporated Areas within the MCCOG MPA., Published in 2000, 1:1200 (1in=100ft) scale, Madison County Council of Governments.

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    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — This Cities, Towns and Villages dataset, published at 1:1200 (1in=100ft) scale, was produced all or in part from Other information as of 2000. It is described as...

  13. Interactive Strategies for Cultural Heritage Tourism and Macau City Development: The Tourists’ Perspectives

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    2010-01-01

    This paper examines the cultural heritage resources of Macau in tandem with the city’s development. The investigation encompasses the actual condition of Macau’s cultural heritage tourism and the challenges and opportunities for its future development. Based on the experiences of other countries, the authors set strategic goals, provide an overall path and developmental strategies, and create a scientific structure with a framework built on theory and practice. The necessity and viability...

  14. A report from Council

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    The June meeting of Council is always a very busy one, having approval of the next year’s budget and the MTP as fixed agenda points. This year in addition, we had discussions on enlargement, as well as on the pension fund. I’d like to use this message to bring you up to date on all of those matters.   I’ll begin with the good news that the 2015 budget and MTP were recommended for approval by Finance Committee on Wednesday, and approved by Council on Thursday. This is extremely good news, and a solid vote of confidence from Council in the current economic situation. Coupled with that, I am pleased to report that at the half way stage of 2014, some 89% of budget contributions for the year have been received. Turning now to enlargement, I can inform you that the task force that went to Pakistan came back with a positive report, and as a consequence Council has authorised us to finalise discussion with Pakistan for Associate Membership. Council also authoris...

  15. ITER Council proceedings: 1993

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    Records of the third ITER Council Meeting (IC-3), held on 21-22 April 1993, in Tokyo, Japan, and the fourth ITER Council Meeting (IC-4) held on 29 September - 1 October 1993 in San Diego, USA, are presented, giving essential information on the evolution of the ITER Engineering Design Activities (EDA), such as the text of the draft of Protocol 2 further elaborated in ''ITER EDA Agreement and Protocol 2'' (ITER EDA Documentation Series No. 5), recommendations on future work programmes: a description of technology R and D tasks; the establishment of a trust fund for the ITER EDA activities; arrangements for Visiting Home Team Personnel; the general framework for the involvement of other countries in the ITER EDA; conditions for the involvement of Canada in the Euratom Contribution to the ITER EDA; and other attachments as parts of the Records of Decision of the aforementioned ITER Council Meetings

  16. ITER council proceedings: 1997

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    This volume of the ITER EDA Documentation Series presents records of the 12th ITER Council Meeting, IC-12, which took place on 23-24 July, 1997 in Tampere, Finland. The Council received from the Parties (EU, Japan, Russia, US) positive responses on the Detailed Design Report. The Parties stated their willingness to contribute to fulfil their obligations in contributing to the ITER EDA. The summary discussions among the Parties led to the consensus that in July 1998 the ITER activities should proceed for additional three years with a general intent to enable an efficient start of possible, future ITER construction

  17. Multipurpose council chambers ``in the round'' poses acoustical challenges

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    2003-10-01

    The City of Aurora Council Chambers is used for both municipal and public meetings. The room is configured to provide close-in seating with good sightlines from each of the 300 stadium-style seats. Presentations can be made from the central podium location to either the audience or council dais requiring multiple loudspeaker zoning and control. The cylindrical ceiling, shaped to accommodate video projection and lighting equipment, is acoustically treated to eliminate late reflections. The City Council meetings are broadcast to public TV on a regular basis from this room requiring good room acoustics and sound isolation to reduce echo and achieve acceptably low background noise levels while satisfying the aesthetic palette of the interior designers. A case history will be presented along with photographs showing how specialty wood materials, both absorptive and diffusive, were incorporated along with absorptive plaster and cloth-covered fiberglass panels into the design of the building.

  18. The Kotor (Cattaro Minor council and the Saint Trinity church

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    Full Text Available The location called Trinity is situated nearby Kotor (Cattaro, and was most probably named after the Saint Trinity Church, built at the same place. The church does not exist any more. Several documents regarding that church have been kept. One of them, written in September 1476, is subject of analysis of this contribution. As it happened, instead of a priest died in May of the same year, the church was taken care by the Minor Council upon the suggestion of the city of Kotor. The election of the same priest was performed in the Minor Council, upon suggestion of the two electors, by secret voting of all members of the Council. It seems the document to be the only one from the Archive of Kotor (today kept in the State Archive of Zadar, in which has been described the voting in the Minor Council, with presences of the two members of Council, who had voted with the golden balls (balotta aurea electionis. As it is possible to see from this case, as well as from the other documents kept in the city archives along the eastern Adriatic Coast, their role was to suggest personalities for important city duties. It is also possible to see from the document that the Minor Council of the Kotor Municipality had separated a book in which the records for the sessions or at least decisions of the Council was registered. The second interesting thing in this document is the name of the deceased priest. His name was don Matej Ćurilica, which should be understood as a nickname, given because of that he had probably served upon the Roman ritual, but in Slavic language, from the books written in Cyrillic or Glagolitic alphabet. The first name for the Glagolitic alphabet was kjurilica. There are strong reasons for presumptions that still in the first half of the 12th century the Glagolitic alphabet was in use in the regions southeast from Dubrovnik.

  19. Hamilton : the electric city

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    The City of Hamilton has launched an extensive energy planning exercise that examines the possibility of steep increases in oil and natural gas prices. This report examined and illustrated the issue of oil and gas price points. The report also examined and presented the city's role in an era of energy constraints, focusing on the city's transit system and its vehicle fleet. In addition, in response to City Council's direction, the report presented the aerotropolis proposal and discussed freight transport issues. Specific topics of discussion included oil and natural gas prospects; prospects for high oil and natural gas prices; impacts of fuel price increases; strategic planning objectives for energy constraints; reducing energy use by Hamilton's transport and in buildings; and land-use planning for energy constraints. Energy production opportunities involve the use of solar energy; wind energy; deep lake water cooling (DLWC); hydro-electric power; energy from waste; biogas production; district energy; and local food production. Economic and social development through preparing for energy constraints and matters raised by city council were also presented. The report also demonstrated how an energy-based strategy could be paid for and its components approved. The next steps for Hamilton were also identified. refs., tabs., figs

  20. 77 FR 64113 - National Drinking Water Advisory Council: Request for Nominations

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    ... the diversity of perspectives on the Council, e.g., geographic, economic, social, cultural... diversity. In an effort to obtain nominations of diverse candidates, the agency encourages nominations of... communication and consensus-building skills; Willingness to commit time to the Council and demonstrated...

  1. Australian Research Council

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    @@ Introduction The Australian Research Council(ARC) is the Australian Government's main agency for allocating research funding to academics and researchers in Australian universities.Its mission is to deliver policy and programs that advance Australian research and innovation globally and benefit the community.

  2. Elections to Staff Council

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    Elections to fill all seats in the Staff Council are being organized this month. The voting takes place from the 31st of October to the 14th of November, at noon. As you may have noted when reading Echo, many issues concerning our employment conditions are on the agenda of the coming months and will keep the next Staff Council very busy. So, make your voice heard and take part in the elections for a new Staff Council. By doing so, you will be encouraging the men and women who will be representing you over the next two years and they will doubtless appreciate your gratitude. Every member of the Staff Association will have received an email containing a link to the webpage which will allow voting. If you are a member of the Staff Association and you did not receive such an email, please contact the Staff Association secretariat (staff.association@cern.ch). Do not forget to vote * * * * * * * Vote Make your voice heard and be many to elect the new Staff Council. More details on the election...

  3. World Council-OMEP.

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    Weiser, Margaret

    1990-01-01

    Details the 1990 meeting of the World Council of the World Organization for Early Childhood Education (OMEP) in Lagos, Nigeria. OMEP's Statement to the World Summit for Children is provided. The conditions of Nigerian children and female children in India are considered. (BG)

  4. Report from Council

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    This week’s Council meeting was dominated by discussions about the long-term, sustainable future of CERN. Key points are progress on the Medium-Term Plan, the successful LHC restart, and enlargement.   The budget proposed by management for 2016 was well received, as were the measures to mitigate against the recent change in exchange rates. These items will be put to the vote in September. Discussions on CERN staff employment conditions were conducted in a constructive atmosphere this week, and will continue in future Council meetings. The Council also clearly voiced its congratulations for the smooth and successful start of LHC run 2, coming on top of a clear run of spectacular scientific and technological successes over recent years. In the current climate of austerity, these developments are a strong endorsement from the Council. Nevertheless, it would be disingenuous of me to pretend that everything is rosy. There has been an air of unease at CERN over recent months, which was v...

  5. Physicists get new research council

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    Cartlidge, Edwin

    2007-01-01

    "A new research council to fund users of large scientific facilities is being launched in the UK this month. The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), which comes into effect on 1 April...." (1 page)

  6. 77 FR 66179 - Manufacturing Council

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    2012-11-02

    ... International Trade Administration Manufacturing Council AGENCY: International Trade Administration, U.S... manufacturing council. SUMMARY: On September 14, 2012, the Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration published a notice in the Federal Register (77 FR 56811) soliciting applications for...

  7. 75 FR 30781 - Manufacturing Council

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    2010-06-02

    ... International Trade Administration Manufacturing Council AGENCY: International Trade Administration, U.S... Manufacturing Council. SUMMARY: On March 16, 2010, the Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration published a notice in the Federal Register (75 FR 12507) soliciting applications for membership...

  8. 75 FR 80040 - Manufacturing Council

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    2010-12-21

    ... International Trade Administration Manufacturing Council AGENCY: International Trade Administration, U.S... Manufacturing Council. SUMMARY: On November 23, 2010, the Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration published a notice in the Federal Register (75 FR 71417) soliciting applications to fill...

  9. 77 FR 69794 - Manufacturing Council

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    2012-11-21

    ... International Trade Administration Manufacturing Council AGENCY: International Trade Administration, U.S... Manufacturing Council. SUMMARY: On September 14, 2012, the Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration (ITA) published a notice in the Federal Register (77 FR 56811) soliciting applications...

  10. 77 FR 27029 - The Manufacturing Council: Teleconference Meeting of the Manufacturing Council

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    2012-05-08

    ... International Trade Administration The Manufacturing Council: Teleconference Meeting of the Manufacturing... Manufacturing Council (Council). The agenda may change to accommodate Council business. The final agenda will be... Manufacturing Council, Room 4043, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230, telephone...

  11. A saúde bucal em pauta: análise de registros dos Conselhos Municipais de Saúde de municípios pertencentes à 17ª Regional de Saúde do Estado do Paraná, Brasil Oral health on the public agenda: an analysis of Municipal Health Council records in cities from the 17th Regional Health Division in the State of Paraná, Brazil

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    Rosani Aparecida Alves-Souza

    2003-10-01

    Full Text Available O presente estudo teve como objetivo a análise das intervenções em saúde bucal, registradas em atas de reuniões, de 15 Conselhos Municipais de Saúde, próprios de municípios pertencentes à 17ª Regional de Saúde do Estado do Paraná. A análise documental deu-se a partir da identificação das temáticas em saúde, com ênfase na categorização por assunto das intervenções em saúde bucal. Os resultados evidenciaram os registros relativos à programação e organização da prestação de serviços, seguida pelo orçamento em saúde, como sendo os mais freqüentes do conjunto de temáticas analisadas. Pôde-se identificar, em 90 atas das 591 estudadas, o total de 134 registros de intervenções em saúde bucal. Por meio da análise desses últimos, percebeu-se que as intervenções em saúde bucal eram relatos de ações já concretizadas, desprovidas de características propositivas quando analisadas sob a dimensão do planejamento em saúde. Sinaliza-se para a necessidade da categoria odontológica de adquirir um maior padrão de representatividade nesses espaços, de forma a possibilitar vínculos importantes no processo de planejamento e de fortalecimento da saúde bucal enquanto direito de cidadania.The present study analyzes interventions pertaining to oral health recorded in the minutes of meetings held by 15 Municipal Health Councils in cities from the 17th Regional Health Division of the State of Paraná, Brazil. Document analysis was performed by identifying health themes, emphasizing categorization of issues related to interventions in oral health. The most frequently analyzed themes were records concerning the programming and organization of oral health services, followed by health budget issues. In 90 of the 591 minutes studied, 134 records pertaining to oral health interventions were identified. An analysis of the latter showed that oral health interventions involve reports of actions already implemented and lack the

  12. Assessing the impact of urbanization on urban climate by remote satellite perspective: a case study in Danang city, Vietnam

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    Hoang Khanh Linh, N.; Van Chuong, H.

    2015-04-01

    Urban climate, one of the challenges of human being in 21 century, is known as the results of land use/cover transformation. Its characteristics are distinguished by different varieties of climatic conditions in comparison with those of less built-up areas. The alterations lead to "Urban Heat Island", in which temperature in urban places is higher than surrounding environment. This happens not only in mega cities but also in less urbanized sites. The results determine the change of land use/cover and land surface temperature in Danang city by using multi-temporal Landsat and ASTER data for the period of 1990-2009. Based on the supervised classification method of maximum likelihood algorithm, satellite images in 1990, 2003, 2009 were classified into five classes: water, forest, shrub, agriculture, barren land and built-up area. For accuracy assessment, the error metric tabulations of mapped classes and reference classes were made. The Kappa statistics, derived from error matrices, were over 80% for all of land use maps. An comparison change detection algorithm was made in three intervals, 1990-2003, 2003-2009 and 1990-2009. The results showed that built-up area increased from 8.95% to 17.87% between 1990 and 2009, while agriculture, shrub and barren decreased from 12.98% to 7.53%, 15.72% to 9.89% and 3.88% to 1.77% due to urbanization that resulted from increasing of urban population and economic development, respectively. Land surface temperature (LST) maps were retrieved from thermal infrared bands of Landsat and ASTER data. The result indicated that the temperature in study area increased from 39oC to 41oC for the period of 1990-2009. Our analysis showed that built-up area had the highest LST values, whereas water bodies had the least LST. This study is expected to be useful for decision makers to make an appropriate land use planning which can mitigate the effect to urban climate.

  13. Social integration and suicide-related ideation from a social network perspective: a longitudinal study among inner-city African Americans.

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    Kuramoto, S Janet; Wilcox, Holly C; Latkin, Carl A

    2013-08-01

    Social network density, as measured by the extent to which network members know each other, was examined to determine whether it is associated with suicide-related ideation and plan approximately 3 years later. Eight hundred and nineteen African Americans were interviewed at Wave 1 (1997-1999) and Wave 4 (2001-2003) of the Self-Help In Eliminating Life-Threatening Diseases (SHIELD) study, a HIV preventive intervention study in Baltimore, MD. Multinomial logistic regression models were used to compare risks of suicide-related ideation and plan at Wave 4 by Wave 1 density. Even after adjusting for baseline sociodemographic characteristics and depressive symptoms, individuals with a lower level of density were three times more likely to report suicide-related ideation and plan in the past year at Wave 4. The findings reinforce the importance of social integration among inner-city African Americans from a social network perspective. Future research should examine the mechanisms associated with this relationship and other social network constructs. PMID:23530665

  14. Council Chamber exhibition

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    2010-01-01

    To complete the revamp of CERN’s Council Chamber, a new exhibition is being installed just in time for the June Council meetings.   Panels will showcase highlights of CERN’s history, using some of the content prepared for the exhibitions marking 50 years of the PS, which were displayed in the main building last November. The previous photo exhibition in the Council Chamber stopped at the 1970s. To avoid the new panels becoming quickly out of date, photos are grouped together around specific infrastructures, rather than following a classic time-line. “We have put the focus on the accelerators – the world-class facilities that CERN has been offering researchers over the years, from the well-known large colliders to the lesser-known smaller facilities,” says Emma Sanders, who worked on the content. The new exhibition will be featured in a future issue of the Bulletin with photos and an interview with Fabienne Marcastel, designer of the exhibit...

  15. Elections to Staff Council

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    2013-01-01

    Elections to fill all seats in the Staff Council are being organized this month. The voting takes place from the 28 of October to the 11th of November, at noon. As you may have noted when reading Echo, many issues concerning our employment conditions are on the agenda of the coming months, and in particular the Five-yearly-Review 2015, subject of the questionnaire that you probably recently filled out. All this will keep the next Staff Council very busy indeed. So, make your voice heard and take part in the elections for a new Staff Council. By doing so, you will be encouraging the men and women who will be representing you over the next two years and they will doubtless appreciate your gratitude. Every member of the Staff Association will have received an email containing a link to the webpage which will allow voting. If you are a member of the Staff Association and you did not receive such an email, please contact the Staff Association secretariat (staff.association@cern.ch). Do not forget to v...

  16. DECLARATION TO COUNCIL

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    2015-01-01

    One year ago, the Staff Association, together with the CERN-ESO Pensioners' Association, organized a staff meeting in front of this building to express our concern about certain actions of this Committee. Today we deem it necessary to come before you and convey in person, dear delegates, the concerns and worries of the staff. Indeed, the last 18 months we have observed a tendency of Council to take matters, in particular in the field of pensions, into its own hands, bypassing established governance structures, which Council has itself put into place. As a result, the Director General was prevented from playing his essential role of intermediary between staff and Council, an essential element of the established social dialogue. The creation of CERN in 1954 was very much based on the willingness of many countries of the old Continent to share resources to create a joint fundamental physics laboratory. The emphasis was on sharing resources for the common good to allow European scientists to engage in...

  17. The Textures of Heroin: User Perspectives on "Black Tar" and Powder Heroin in Two U.S. Cities.

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    Mars, Sarah G; Bourgois, Philippe; Karandinos, George; Montero, Fernando; Ciccarone, Daniel

    2016-01-01

    Since the 1990s, U.S. heroin consumers have been divided from the full range of available products: east of the Mississippi River, Colombian-sourced powder heroin (PH) dominates the market while, to the west, Mexican-sourced "black tar" (BTH) is the main heroin available. By conducting qualitative research in two exemplar cities, Philadelphia (PH) and San Francisco (BTH), we compare users' experiences of heroin source-types, markets, health consequences, and consumption preferences. The strict division of heroin markets may be changing with novel forms of powder heroin appearing in San Francisco. Our researchers and interviewees perceived vein loss stemming from the injection of heroin alone to be a particular problem of BTH while, among the Philadelphia sample, those who avoided the temptations of nearby cocaine sales displayed healthier injecting sites and reported few vein problems. Abscesses were common across both sites, the Philadelphia sample generally blaming missing a vein when injecting cocaine and the San Francisco group finding several explanations, including the properties of BTH. Consumption preferences revealed a "connoisseurship of potency," with knowledge amassed and deployed to obtain the strongest heroin available. We discuss the reasons that their tastes take this narrow form and its relationship to the structural constraints of the heroin market. PMID:27440088

  18. El profesional de las Relaciones Públicas en Galicia: el caso de los principales ayuntamientos gallegos/Professional Public Relations in Galicia: the case of the main Galician city councils

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    Montse Vázquez Gestal

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available Presentamos un estudio que pretende hacer una radiografía sobre el estado actual de la profesión de las Relaciones Públicas actual en el contexto institucional gallego. Para ello, se estudiará el trabajo de RRPP que se desarrolla desde los Ayuntamientos y el papel que juegan los profesionales de este ámbito, así como sus principales funciones, muchas veces alejadas de las propias de un Relaciones Públicas y otras, en cambio, restringidas única y exclusivamente a las de periodista u organizador de eventos. En este sentido, el trabajo aportará datos referentes a la formación originaria de los profesionales responsables de la comunicación en los Ayuntamientos más importantes de Galicia, así como la importancia que desde estas organizaciones institucionales se le concede al puesto de dirección de comunicación. // We present a study which aims to make an x-ray on the current state of the public relations profession in the Galicia institutional context. To do that, will be studied the work of public relations that develops from councils and the role of the professionals in this field, as well as its main functions, often away from their own public relations formation and other, on the other hand, restricted exclusively to the journalism and organizer of events.

  19. Round table on initiatives, achievements and perspectives with regard to the Council Directive of 3 September 1984 laying down basic measures for the radiation protection of persons undergoing medical examination or treatment

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    Experts from the 12 Member States have presented their experiences with the implementation and the impact of the Council Directive of 3rd September 1984 on the radiation protection of patients undergoing medical examination or treatment. The lynchpin of this Directive is that ''all medical exposures must be medically justified and kept as low as reasonably achievable. (UK)

  20. Round table on initiatives, achievements and perspectives with regard to the Council Directive of 3 September 1984 laying down basic measures for the radiation protection of persons undergoing medical examination or treatment

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    Teunen, D. [Commission of the European Communities, Luxembourg (Luxembourg). Directorate General Environment, Nuclear Safety and Civil Protection

    1995-12-31

    Experts from the 12 Member States have presented their experiences with the implementation and the impact of the Council Directive of 3rd September 1984 on the radiation protection of patients undergoing medical examination or treatment. The lynchpin of this Directive is that ``all medical exposures must be medically justified and kept as low as reasonably achievable. (UK).

  1. Perspectives of Central Office Staff, Principals, Teachers, and School Site Councils on Resource Allocation and "Budgeting for Student Achievement" Implementation in 2010-11. A Report Prepared for the Los Angeles Unified School District

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    Haxton, Clarisse L.; Chambers, Jay G.; Manship, Karen; Cruz, Lisa; O'Neil, Caitlin

    2012-01-01

    As part of the evaluation of the Strategic School Funding for Results (SSFR) project (called Budgeting for Student Success, or BSA, in Los Angeles Unified School District), the American Institutes for Research (AIR) conducted surveys of principals, teachers, and members of School Site Councils (SSCs) to gather information on their attitudes and…

  2. Educating Cities in Latin America

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    Messina, Graciela; Valdés-Cotera, Raúl

    2013-01-01

    This article considers the development of educating cities from a political perspective, illustrating in detail the diversity of organisations and individuals involved and the challenges they are facing. Bearing in mind that educating cities were established from the 1990s onwards in Europe and spread to other continents from there, the purpose of…

  3. News from Council

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    2016-01-01

    With this message I would like to share with you some highlights of this week’s Council meetings.   A major topic was the approval of CERN’s Medium Term Plan (MTP) 2017-2021, along with the budget for 2017. In approving the document, Council expressed its very strong support for the research programme the MTP outlines for the coming years.  Another important topic this week was the formal approval of the High Luminosity LHC project, HL-LHC. This comes as extremely good news not only for CERN, but also for particle physics globally. HL-LHC is the top priority of the European Strategy for Particle Physics in its 2013 update, and is part of the 2016 roadmap of the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures, ESFRI. It was also identified as a priority in the US P5 strategy process, and in Japan’s strategic vision for the field. It secures CERN’s future until 2035, and ensures that we will achieve the maximum scientific return on the investment...

  4. 75 FR 71417 - Manufacturing Council Membership

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    2010-11-23

    ... International Trade Administration Manufacturing Council Membership AGENCY: International Trade Administration... Manufacturing Council. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce is currently seeking applications to fill one vacant position on the Manufacturing Council (Council). The purpose of the Council is to advise the Secretary...

  5. 18 CFR 701.51 - The Council.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 18 Conservation of Power and Water Resources 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false The Council. 701.51 Section 701.51 Conservation of Power and Water Resources WATER RESOURCES COUNCIL COUNCIL ORGANIZATION Headquarters Organization § 701.51 The Council. Decisions of the Council are made as hereinafter described...

  6. Housing, Memory and the Post-War State: Resident Experiences, Regeneration and the Council Estate in Manchester, 1945-2010

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    Smalley, Paula Alanna

    2016-01-01

    Council housing was a key component of state activity in the lives of citizens after 1945. Scholarly and popular narratives of council housing have focused on the progression of policy across the twentieth century, emphasising failures. Not only does this lead to a narrative centred on what went wrong, it also ignores the very people who have direct experience of living on the estates. This thesis challenges the ‘official’ perspectives of council housing, by using oral history interviews con...

  7. Smartmentality: The Smart City as Disciplinary Strategy

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    Alberto Vanolo

    2014-01-01

    The paper analyses the concept of the smart city in critical perspective, focusing on the power/knowledge implications for the contemporary city. On the one hand, smart city policies support new ways of imagining, organising and managing the city and its flows; on the other, they impress a new moral order on the city by introducing specific technical parameters in order to distinguish between the ‘good’ and ‘bad’ city. The smart city discourse may therefore be a powerful tool for the ...

  8. 75 FR 12507 - Manufacturing Council

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    2010-03-16

    ... International Trade Administration Manufacturing Council AGENCY: International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of an opportunity to apply for membership on the Manufacturing Council. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce is currently seeking applications for membership on the...

  9. ITER council proceedings: 2000

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    No ITER Council Meetings were held during 2000. However, two ITER EDA Meetings were held, one in Tokyo, January 19-20, and one in Moscow, June 29-30. The parties participating in these meetings were those that partake in the extended ITER EDA, namely the EU, the Russian Federation, and Japan. This document contains, a/o, the records of these meetings, the list of attendees, the agenda, the ITER EDA Status Reports issued during these meetings, the TAC (Technical Advisory Committee) reports and recommendations, the MAC Reports and Advice (also for the July 1999 Meeting), the ITER-FEAT Outline Design Report, the TAC Reports and Recommendations both meetings), Site requirements and Site Design Assumptions, the Tentative Sequence of technical Activities 2000-2001, Report of the ITER SWG-P2 on Joint Implementation of ITER, EU/ITER Canada Proposal for New ITER Identification

  10. News. Energy worldwide council

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    The world council in energy recommends different measures for a sustainable development. First, to increase the energy efficiency. In this point of view are: incentive to vehicles efficiency and electricity production efficiency, to encourage industrial people to invest in materials with a better energy efficiency. The second point is to improve the technological transfer in energy and environmental quality. In third point, consumption energy prices must be lined up on energy market prices. The fourth point is about research and development which must become more efficient. The fifth point concerns caution to prevent the atmospheric emissions especially, for diesel engines. the sixth point is about the utilisation of the principle: 'polluter payer'; the final and seventh point is about the use of nuclear energy and the management of nuclear wastes, with all these points it will possible to practice a sustainable development. (N.C.)

  11. COMPOST PRODUCTION THROUGH UTILIZATION OF MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE AND SEPTAGE BY BARSHI MUNICIPAL COUNCIL

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    Kanchan Wani

    2014-01-01

    Documented is a good practice conducted by Barshi Municipal Council (BMC), which effectively utilizes Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) and septage for production of compost. Barshi is an 'A' class Municipal Council in Sholapur division of Maharashtra State, situated at a distance of about 71 km from Sholapur City on its northern side. Barshi town generates about 46 tons of solid waste on daily basis; while on annual basis averagely 200 septic tanks were cleaned by Urban Local Body ...

  12. News from the CERN Council

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    The CERN Council today thanked the Organization’s outgoing management, and welcomed in the new. Outgoing Director General Robert Aymar, looked back on his five years at the helm, while new Director General, Rolf Heuer, presented his vision for the future. In other Council business, Romania was welcomed as a Candidate for Accession as Member State of CERN; and the groundwork was laid for a study of geographical and scientific extension of the role of CERN. Council also established the practical procedures for following projects relevant to the European Strategy for Particle Physics. Consult the complete Press Release.

  13. Cultural Identity of Citizens of Gdańsk from an Ethnolinguistic Perspective on the Basis of Chosen Texts of the Free City of Danzig

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    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Cultural Identity of Citizens of Gdańsk from an Ethnolinguistic Perspective on the Basis of Chosen Texts of the Free City of DanzigAs a consequence of the First World War and in the wake of the Treaty of Versailles the Free City of Danzig was established. The image of Danzig identity was created, first of all, by the following ethnic groups: German, Polish and Jewish. Was the Free City of Danzig multicultural or was it German with Polish and Jewish minorities? Did those nationalities live beside each other, did they together, as citizens of Danzig, create a common reality? Is it possible to talk about a uniform culture/identity of Danzig? The aim of this article is an analysis of linguistic image of the world of the citizens of the Free City of Danzig, which has been carried out on the basis of characteristics of the image of relations and cultural differences in the interpretation of Polish community. Yet, the whole image of identity consists of a mosaic of smaller interpretations which, only after being reduced to the lowest common denominator, may give the holistic image of Danzig identity as an image of a common multiple subjectivity. Mutual perception of nationalities inhabiting the area of the Free City of Danzig is the starting point for the discussion on their identity and an attempt to answer the question: did the citizens of Danzig see themselves as one community – exactly the one of Danzig? The analysed research material consists of chosen texts of the local press (in Polish and occasionally in German concerning socio-cultural and political and informative issues. The Polish "Gazeta Gdańska" had been published since 1891 as the first Polish Danzig newspaper in Polish. Its first aim was to integrate Polish circles and to defend the rights of the Polish. "Danziger Neuesten Nachrichten", published since 1894, was the biggest Danzig conservative newspaper in German which influenced public opinion. In the analysis of the linguistic

  14. Education Cities

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    Shaked, Haim

    2014-01-01

    In recent years, several cities in Israel have labeled themselves "Education Cities," concentrating on education as their central theme. Employing qualitative techniques, this article aims to describe, define, and conceptualize this phenomenon as it is being realized in three such cities. Findings show that Education Cities differ from…

  15. Image city

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    2003-01-01

    Image city exhibition explores a condition of mediation, through a focus on image and sound narratives with a point of departure on a number of Asian cities.......Image city exhibition explores a condition of mediation, through a focus on image and sound narratives with a point of departure on a number of Asian cities....

  16. AGU Council Undertakes Mission:Alignment Project

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    Finn, Carol

    2010-12-01

    Over the past 2 years, AGU has undertaken two critical initiatives designed to better position the organization for continued success. The first was a full membership vote to restructure governance to better address how both the science and the business of AGU are conducted. The second was to create a new long-term strategic plan based on broad input from a cross section of science perspectives. Now the newly configured AGU Council, which represents all constituent voices, is focusing on a key question: Given our strategic plan, stakeholder expectations of AGU, and what is being asked of science and our members, how does our science need to be organized, recognized and rewarded, disseminated, and promoted?

  17. 78 FR 70282 - New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings

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    2013-11-25

    .... Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950... National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648-XC993 New England Fishery Management Council... Council's (Council) Groundfish Oversight Committee and Electronic Monitoring Working Group (EMWG)...

  18. 76 FR 64073 - New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings

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    2011-10-17

    ... locations, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water... National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648-XA763 New England Fishery Management Council... Council's (Council) Groundfish Advisory Panel, Recreational Advisory Panel and Groundfish...

  19. Hewitt launches Research Councils UK

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    2002-01-01

    "Trade and Industry Secretary Patricia Hewitt today launched 'Research Councils UK' - a new strategic partnership that will champion research in science, engineering and technology across the UK" (1 page).

  20. Prototyping a Smart City

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    Korsgaard, Henrik; Brynskov, Martin

    In this paper, we argue that by approaching the so-called Smart City as a design challenge, and an interaction design perspective, it is possible to both uncover existing challenges in the interplay between people, technology and society, as well as prototype possible futures. We present a case...... in which we exposed data about the online communication between the citizens and the municipality on a highly visible media facade, while at the same time prototyped a tool that enabled citizens to report ‘bugs’ within the city....

  1. 18 CFR 725.5 - Council studies.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 18 Conservation of Power and Water Resources 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Council studies. 725.5 Section 725.5 Conservation of Power and Water Resources WATER RESOURCES COUNCIL IMPLEMENTATION OF... Council studies. All studies and appraisals performed by the Council pursuant to section 102 of Pub. L....

  2. 42 CFR 51.23 - Advisory council.

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    2010-10-01

    ... § 51.8. (b) Members of the council shall include attorneys, mental health professionals, individuals... 42 Public Health 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Advisory council. 51.23 Section 51.23 Public Health... § 51.23 Advisory council. (a) Each P&A system shall establish an advisory council to: (1)...

  3. 经济视域下城市管理者的建筑立场以及建筑师的应对策略%City Managers’ Architectural Standpoint from the Perspective of Economics and Architects’ Coping Strategies

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    曹洋

    2016-01-01

    本文首先剖析了城市管理者的市场角色,指出政府如同“经营空间的企业”;而后从经济学的视角,分析了城市管理者在“城市经营”中的职业行为逻辑,并指出其基于此逻辑对待建筑的立场;最后,文章讨论了建筑师对此的应对策略。%Firstly, the paper analyzed the market role of city managers and indicated that the government was like an “enterprise which manages the space”. Secondly, by analyzing city managers' logic of professional behavior in the process of “city management” from the perspective of economics, the paper pointed out their architectural standpoint based on such logic. Finally, the architects’ coping strategies towards the situation are discussed in the paper as well.

  4. Managing for Results in America's Great City Schools. A Report of the Performance Measurement and Benchmarking Project, Spring 2008

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    Council of the Great City Schools, 2008

    2008-01-01

    This report describes statistical indicators developed by the Council of the Great City Schools and its member districts to measure big-city school performance on a range of operational functions in business, finance, human resources and technology. The report also presents data city-by-city on those indicators. This is the second time that…

  5. Managing for Results in America's Great City Schools. A Report of the Performance Measurement and Benchmarking Project

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    Council of the Great City Schools, 2008

    2008-01-01

    This report describes statistical indicators developed by the Council of the Great City Schools and its member districts to measure big-city school performance on a range of operational functions in business, finance, human resources and technology. The report also presents data city-by-city on those indicators. This is the second time that…

  6. CPAFFC President Chen Haosu Attends UCLG-ASPAC Council Meeting

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    2007-01-01

    <正>A CPAFFC delegation headed by its president Chen Haosu attended the meetings of the Executive Bureau and the Council of United Cities and Local Governments-Asia Pacific Regional Section (UCLG-ASPAC) and the Annual Regional Training Forum with the themes of "Investment Climate: Economic Development and Employment Growth; City Cleanliness: Environmental Sustainability" in Batam, Indonesia from April 14 to 17. About 200 local government representatives from Indonesia and other countries and regions in the Asia Pacific region participated in the meeting. Chen Haosu who is also president of UCLG-ASPAC made an opening speech at the Annual Training Forum, in which he called on UCLG-ASPAC members to join the efforts to make the Second UCLG World Congress that would be held in Jeju, ROK in October this year a grand gathering of solidarity of local governments the world over and to show the achievement of unity and cooperation of the Asia Pacific region. At the Annual Training Forum, Liu Yang, deputy director of the Foreign Affairs Office of the Beijing Municipal Government, spoke on the theme of "Investment Climate". He gave an account of the efforts made and results achieved by Beijing in creating a favourable investment environment. Members of the next UCLG World Council and World Executive Bureau were elected at the meeting. Beijing was elected member of the World Council and the Executive Bureau.

  7. H ofstede 理论下中美旅游网站城市宣传语比较%On City Slogans in Chinese & American Tourism Websites from the Perspective of Hofstede’s Cultural Dimensions

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    胡斌

    2015-01-01

    With the spread of web ,the exchanges and cooperation among nations are furthered .City slogan represents an image of a city w hich can let people initially know it .With the different culture background ,Chinese and American city slogans in Tourism Websites carry the different culture values . From the perspective of Hofstede’s cultural dimensions the culture values in Fujian and American city slogans in Tourism Websites can be analyzed .This can help us experience the different culture and then get the best result during travelling .%在网络日渐普及的今天,各国之间的交流与合作不断的加深。城市宣传语展现的是一个城市的对外形象,让人们对其有一个初步的了解。由于中美不同的文化背景,各旅游网站中的城市宣传语也传达着不同的文化价值观。从 Hofst‐ede的五大文化维度论出发,对网站中的福建及美国各城市旅游宣传语中所蕴含的文化取向进行对比分析,有助于大家在旅游过程体验异国文化,获得最佳的旅游效果。

  8. Beer City

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    2009-01-01

    Shandong Province’s Qingdao is becoming China’s great beer city sicenically located on a peninsula over-looking the Pacific Ocean, Qingdao, |or Tsingtao, is a coastal city soaked in two kinds of foam. One floats in

  9. Ideal Cities

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    Meitner, Erika

    2012-01-01

    Erika Meitner discusses her new book: Ideal Cities. This collection of autobiographical narrative and lyric poems explores the relationship between body and place—specifically the pleasures and dangers of women’s corporeal experiences. Ideal Cities is guided by an epigraph from Song of Songs, and the metaphorical idea of bodies as cities, and cities as bodies. How do women’s bodies become sites of inscription via sex, childbirth, and other highly physical acts? These poems also investigate ur...

  10. Sin City?

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    Gautier, Pieter A; Svarer, Michael; Teulings, Coen N.

    2007-01-01

    Is moving to the countryside a credible commitment device for couples? Weinvestigate whether lowering the arrival rate of potential alternative partners bymoving to a less populated area lowers the dissolution risk for a sample of Danishcouples. We find that of the couples who married in the city, the ones who stay inthe city have significant higher divorce rates. Similarly, for the couples who marriedoutside the city, the ones who move to the city are more likely to divorce. Thiscorrelation ...

  11. 2011 Elections to Staff Council

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    2011-01-01

    Vote Elections to fill all seats in the Staff Council are being organized this month. Voting will begin on Monday 31 October. Make your voice heard and be many to elect the new Staff Council. By doing so, you will be encouraging the men and women who will  represent you over the next two years and they will doubtless appreciate your gratitude. More details on the elections can be found on the Staff Association web site. (http://association.web.cern.ch) Elections Timetable Monday 31 October, at noon start date for voting Monday 14 November, at noon closing date for voting Monday 21 November, publication of the results in Echo Tuesday 22 and Wednesday 29 November Staff Association Assizes Tuesday 6 December, at 10.00 a.m. first meeting of the new Staff Council and election of the new Executive Committee The voting procedure is monitored by the Election Committee. 

  12. "Como se fosse uma eleição para vereador": dinâmicas participativas e disputas partidárias na cidade de São Paulo "As if it was a council-man election": participatory dynamics and party disputes in the city of São Paulo

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    Luciana Tatagiba

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo representa um esforço de sistematização e análise da mobilização dos atores populares para a eleição de seus representantes na quarta gestão do Conselho Municipal de Habitação (CMH de São Paulo. Consideramos as interfaces que sustentam o processo: a relação entre movimento social, partidos, governo, além de recuperarmos elementos que caracterizam a atuação dos representantes populares nesse conselho, que vem se consolidando como uma arena política relevante para o tema da habitação na cidade. Um dos principais achados da pesquisa refere-se à importância dos nexos e vínculos tecidos entre movimento, governos e partidos para a compreensão da dinâmica participativa e seus resultados. Nessa experiência vemos como as dinâmicas participativas bebem na fonte dos repertórios já conhecidos dos atores e se baseiam - não sem tensões e conflitos - em vínculos e lealdades já constituídas no decurso das disputas eleitorais travadas nos territórios para as eleições executivas e legislativas.This article discloses and analyzes the mobilization of popular actors to elect their representatives in the fourth administration of the Conselho Municipal de Habitação (CMH - Municipal Lua Nova, São Paulo, 84: 353-364, 2011 359 Housing Council of Sao Paulo. We consider the relationship between social movement, parties, government, and also recover some facts that characterize the action of the representatives in this space, which is consolidating itself as a relevant political arena in the city's housing policy. One of the main findings of the research alludes to the importance of the connections and links between movement, governments and parties to understand the dynamic of participation and its results. We see the participation as a process that nourish itself from the actors' previous and familiar repertoires, and also build itself - not without tensions - from connections and loyalties already established in the

  13. Members of the State Council of Geneva

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    Maximilien Brice

    2002-01-01

    Luncheon hosted by the Director-General for members of the State Council of Geneva: From left to right A. Naudi; J. May; M. Carlo Lamprecht, State Council - Employement, Foreign Office and Economic Departement; M. Robert Hensler, State Chancellor; L. Maiani, CERN Director General; H.F. Hoffmann; M. Robert Cramer, State Council - Environment, Agriculture and Interior Departement; J.Van Der Boon; M. Laurent Moutinot, State Council - Installation, equipment and housing Departement; C. Détraz; C. Wyss; P. Jenni; G. Hentsch; M. Pierre-François Unger, State Council - Health and Social Action Departement; G. Stassinakis; M. Bourquin, CERN Council President.

  14. Science council emphasizes nuclear power

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    The Science Council of Canada's report, ''Canada's Energy Opportunities'' states that Canada should have a long term, national energy policy. The Council advocates nuclear development over other energy sources, and feels that R and D effort should concentrate on the OCR, the thorium fuel cycle, and the recycling of plutonium. It recommends that the Canadian science and technology community should be looking ahead to anticipate the requirements of a totally new energy economy. Some of the other areas into which R and D effort should be directed are coal gasification, oil sands extraction, electrolytically produced hydrogen systems, solar energy, organic waste conversion, as well as various energy storage schemes. (RA)

  15. City Marketing: Towards an Integrated Approach

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    Braun, Erik

    2008-01-01

    textabstractThis PhD thesis deals with city marketing: cities making use of marketing ideas, concepts and tools. Marketing has proved its value in the business environment, but what about applying marketing in the context of cities? How can cities make effective use of the potential of marketing? The first contribution of this study is the development of a clear concept of city marketing that is based on a customer-oriented perspective, acknowledges the important of perceptions of places in t...

  16. Meeting of the ITER Council

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    Full text: A meeting of the ITER Council took place in Toronto, Canada, on 27-28 February 2001 (Canada participates in the ITER EDA as an associate of the EU Party). The delegations to the Council were led by Dr. U. Finzi, Principal Advisor in charge of Fusion R and D in the Directorate-General for Research of the European Commission, Mr. T. Sugawa, Deputy Director-General of the Research and Development Bureau of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport, Science and Technology of Japan, and Academician E. Velikhov, President of the RRC ''Kurchatov Institute''. The European delegation was joined by Canadian experts including a representative from the Canadian Department of Natural Resources. The Council heard presentations from Dr. H. Kishimoto on the successful completion of the Explorations concerning future joint implementation of ITER, and from Dr. J.-P. Rager on the ITER International Industry Liaison Meeting held in Toronto in November 2000. Having noted statements of Parties' status, in particular concerning the readiness to start negotiations and the progress toward site offers, the Council encouraged the Parties to pursue preparations toward future implementation of ITER along the general lines proposed in the Explorers' final report. The Council also noted the readiness the of the RF and EU Parties to instruct specified current JCT members to remain at their places of assignment after the end of the EDA, in preparation for a transition to the Co-ordinated Technical Activities foreseen as support to ITER negotiations. The Council was pleased to hear that meetings with the Director of the ITER Parties' Designated Safety Representatives had started, and commended the progress toward achieving timely licensing processes with a good common understanding. The Council noted with appreciation the Director's view that no difficulties of principle in the licensing approach had been identified during the informal discussions with the regulatory representatives and

  17. Council celebrates CERN Control Centre

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    2006-01-01

    With the unveiling of its new sign, the CERN Control Centre was officially inaugurated on Thursday 16 March. To celebrate its startup, CERN Council members visited the sleek centre, a futuristic-looking room filled with a multitude of monitoring screens.

  18. A busy week for Council

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    2009-01-01

    This has been a busy week for the CERN Council, and there is much to report. Firstly, I’m pleased to say that Council approved the Organization’s Medium Term Plan, and with it the budget for financial year 2010. In a time of global recession, this is a strong vote of confidence from the Member States. This meeting of Council provided an opportunity for the working group on the scientific and geographical enlargement of CERN to set out a roadmap towards its final report, which is to be made at Council’s December session this year. One part of the process over the coming months is to bring the major players in particle physics from beyond the European region into the discussion, ensuring that the working group’s recommendations lead to an optimum position for CERN and European particle physics in the global context. An indicator of the continuing attractiveness of CERN is the fact that Council has received four new applications...

  19. Report on Scottish council elections 2012

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    Bochel, Hugh; Denver, David; Steven, Martin

    2012-01-01

    This report to the Electoral Commission covers the Scottish council elections of May 2012. It considers aspects of the administration of the elections, turnout, patterns of candidature and party support and control of councils.

  20. 78 FR 55114 - Native American Employment and Training Council (Council) Charter; Notice of Intent To Renew

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    2013-09-09

    ... needs of American Indians and Native Americans, as well as enhance the quality of life in accordance... Employment and Training Administration Native American Employment and Training Council (Council) Charter... to Renew the Native American Employment and Training Council (Council) Charter. SUMMARY: Notice...

  1. 75 FR 70905 - President's Export Council: Meeting of the President's Export Council

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    2010-11-19

    ... International Trade Administration President's Export Council: Meeting of the President's Export Council AGENCY... President's Export Council will hold a meeting to discuss topics related to the National Export Initiative... at 9 a.m. (EST). ADDRESSES: The President's Export Council will convene its next meeting via...

  2. Parent-School Councils in Beijing, China

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    Lewis, Wayne D.; Bjork, Lars G.; Zhao, Yuru; Chi, Bin

    2011-01-01

    This exploratory study examines how schools in Beijing have responded to a Chinese national policy mandate to establish and maintain parent councils. We surveyed principals and parent council members across schools in the Beijing municipality about the establishment and functions of their schools' parent councils. Survey results provide insights…

  3. 76 FR 34088 - Homeland Security Advisory Council

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    2011-06-10

    ... SECURITY Homeland Security Advisory Council AGENCY: The Office of Policy, DHS. ACTION: Notice of Open Teleconference Federal Advisory Committee Meeting. SUMMARY: The Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) will... message. Fax: (202) 282-9207. Mail: Homeland Security Advisory Council, Department of Homeland...

  4. 76 FR 55079 - Homeland Security Advisory Council

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    2011-09-06

    ... SECURITY Homeland Security Advisory Council AGENCY: The Office of Policy, DHS. ACTION: Notice of Open Teleconference Federal Advisory Committee Meeting. SUMMARY: The Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) will... subject line of the message. Fax: (202) 282-9207. Mail: Homeland Security Advisory Council, Department...

  5. 76 FR 58813 - Homeland Security Advisory Council

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    2011-09-22

    ... SECURITY Homeland Security Advisory Council AGENCY: The Office of Policy, DHS. ACTION: Notice of open teleconference Federal Advisory Committee meeting. SUMMARY: The Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) will... message. Fax: (202) 282-9207 Mail: Homeland Security Advisory Council, Department of Homeland...

  6. 77 FR 59627 - Homeland Security Advisory Council

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    2012-09-28

    ... SECURITY Homeland Security Advisory Council AGENCY: The Office of Policy, DHS. ACTION: Notice of open teleconference federal advisory committee meeting. SUMMARY: The Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) will... line of the message. Fax: (202) 282-9207. Mail: Homeland Security Advisory Council, Department...

  7. 76 FR 81516 - Homeland Security Advisory Council

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    2011-12-28

    ... SECURITY Homeland Security Advisory Council AGENCY: The Office of Policy, DHS. ACTION: Closed Federal Advisory Committee Meeting. SUMMARY: The Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) will meet on January 9... Homeland Security Advisory Council is being published in the Federal Register on December 27, 2011, 14...

  8. 75 FR 53707 - Homeland Security Advisory Council

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    2010-09-01

    ... SECURITY Homeland Security Advisory Council AGENCY: The Office of Policy, DHS. ACTION: Notice of Open Teleconference Federal Advisory Committee Meeting. SUMMARY: The Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) will...: Homeland Security Advisory Council, Department of Homeland Security, Mailstop 0850, 245 Murray Lane,...

  9. 75 FR 59278 - Homeland Security Advisory Council

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    2010-09-27

    ... SECURITY Homeland Security Advisory Council AGENCY: The Office of Policy, DHS. ACTION: Notice of Closed Federal Advisory Committee Meeting. SUMMARY: The Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) will meet on... message. Fax: (202) 282-9207. Mail: Homeland Security Advisory Council, Department of Homeland...

  10. 78 FR 40131 - National Petroleum Council

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    2013-07-03

    ... National Petroleum Council AGENCY: Office of Fossil Energy, Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice of Open Meeting. SUMMARY: This notice announces a meeting of the National Petroleum Council. The Federal Advisory... Business Properly Brought Before the National Petroleum Council Adjournment Public Participation:...

  11. 77 FR 42297 - National Petroleum Council

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    2012-07-18

    ... National Petroleum Council AGENCY: Department of Energy, Office of Fossil Energy. ACTION: Notice of open meeting. ] SUMMARY: This notice announces a meeting of the National Petroleum Council. The Federal... Brought Before the National Petroleum Council Adjournment Public Participation: The meeting is open to...

  12. 76 FR 53889 - National Petroleum Council

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    2011-08-30

    ... National Petroleum Council AGENCY: Department of Energy, Office of Fossil Energy. ACTION: Notice of Open Meeting. SUMMARY: This notice announces a meeting of the National Petroleum Council. The Federal Advisory... National, Petroleum Council, Adjournment. Public Participation: The meeting is open to the public....

  13. 12 CFR 1291.4 - Advisory Councils.

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    2010-01-01

    ...' AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROGRAM § 1291.4 Advisory Councils. (a) Appointment. (1) Each Bank's board of directors... responses. (3) The Bank's board of directors shall appoint Advisory Council members from a diverse range of... Advisory Council members. Pursuant to policies adopted by the Bank's board of directors, Advisory...

  14. 78 FR 30869 - New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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    2013-05-23

    ... England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950. FOR FURTHER... National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648-XC693 New England Fishery Management Council... Council's (Council) Groundfish Advisory Panel will meet to consider actions affecting New...

  15. 76 FR 3155 - Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council

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    2011-01-19

    ... Fish and Wildlife Service Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife... public meeting of the Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council (Council). DATES: Meeting... that Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council will hold a meeting. Background Formed...

  16. INSTANT CITY

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    Marling, Gitte; Kiib, Hans

    2013-01-01

    This article analyses Roskilde Festival as an Instant City. For more than 40 years, Roskilde Festival has had many thousands participants for a weeklong festival on music, performances and cultural experiences in a layout designed as an urban environment. During the last ten years, in- creasing...... emphasis has been laid on creating a vivid, and engaging social environment in order to create a lab for social, and architectural experi- ments. These goals challenge the city planning as well as the urban sce- nography. The article addresses the research questions: What kind of city life and social...... of an experimental and social en- gaged city environment? The analysis shows that the specific city life at the instant city, Roskilde Festival, can be characterized by being ‘open minded’, ‘playful’ and ‘inclusive’, but also by ‘a culture of laughter’ that penetrates the aesthetics and the urban...

  17. Improving rural housing : a conversation with Moises Loza, executive director, Housing Assistance Council

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    anonymous

    1999-01-01

    The Housing Assistance Council (HAC), a national nonprofit organization, has been helping local organizations build affordable housing in rural America since 1971. Perspectives asked Moises Loza to discuss rural housing needs as well as resources HAC provides to rural housing development partners.

  18. Beginning Blueprint: Electronic Exhibits for a Teacher Education Accreditation Council Academic Audit

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    Koonce, Glenn L.; Hoskins, Joan J.; Goldman, Katie D.

    2012-01-01

    This study illustrates the development, usability, and advantages of an electronic exhibit for the TEAC (Teacher Education Accreditation Council) academic audit from the perspective of program education faculty. The examination of the successful utilization of electronic exhibits for teacher licensure and educational leadership program IBs…

  19. The Council of Europe's "White Paper on Intercultural Dialogue": An Analysis Using the Ethic of Care

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    Zembylas, Michalinos; Bozalek, Vivienne

    2011-01-01

    This article examines what an ethic of care could offer to discussions about Europe's increasing cultural diversity by analyzing the important "White Paper on Intercultural Dialogue" published by the Council of Europe in 2008. The authors consider the White Paper from the perspective of the political ethic of care and thus examine its adequacy in…

  20. Limerick City

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    2011-01-01

    Postcard. Colour photograph of River Shannon with Limerick City in background. Number 2/LK-018. Printed on reverse "Limerick city, where the Shannon river meets the sea is one of the most progressive of Irish cities, where the past and present mingle pleasantly. That part of the city called Newtown Pery was designed and planned in 1767, and is the Limerick of wide streets crossing at right angles, and the pleasantly tree-sprinkled People's Park. The tall column in the park commemorates Thomas...

  1. “User embracement” and the Family Health Support Team in the city of Rio de Janeiro: fragments, perspectives and refl ections

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    Tarciso Feijó da Silva; Valéria Ferreira Romano

    2015-01-01

    Objectives: to identify the perceptions of different categories of health professionals about “user embracement” and about the work done by the Family Health Support Team (NASF) and to analyze the way in which “user embracement” is carried out by these professionals. Methods: qualitative approach using systematic observation techniques and semi structured interviews with professionals from two primary health care units from the city of Rio de Janeiro. The data were analyzed based on Bardin’s ...

  2. Effects of surrounding elements on city image in the sample of Erzurum city

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    S. Ozer

    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available Structural elements which are the parts of city identities are shaped as the result of social and cultural characteristics and natural factors. In order to increase visual quality of cities and make cities more liveable landscape architects use not only living materials such as plants but also nonliving materials. This study was carried out to investigate the effects of surrounding elements which are vertical elements in landscape designs, on functional and city aesthetics. With this aim, materials used in surrounding elements around houses in Erzurum, houses surrounded by these elements and their harmony with their surroundings, aesthetics and functional effects were investigated and their contributions to city image were determined. While surrounding elements are mainly adequate in functions, they are lower quality in aesthetics. Some suggestions were offered for the city images that local councils should be careful on and due to Universiade in 2011.

  3. El pressupost de cultura de l'Ajuntament de Barcelona de 1908: un referent pedagògic The 1908 Budget of the Culture Office of the Barcelona City Council: A Pedagogical Reference El presupuesto de Cultura del Ayuntamiento de Barcelona de 1908: un referente pedagógico

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    Raquel de la Arada Acebes

    2008-01-01

    culturel catalan et pédagogiquement dans le mouvement rénovateur de l'École nouvelle qui s'est enraciné avec force en Catalogne, avec l'aide et la collaboration de l'Institución Libre de Enseñanza (Institution libre de l'enseignement. En conséquence, le budget extraordinaire de la culture était le résultat d'une mentalité basée sur une politique culturelle qui devait donner à la ville de Barcelone -et par extension à toute la Catalogne- un modèle d'école publique adaptée aux critères du modernismo cultural et du regeneracionismo político.In this article, the author reviews the genesis and evolution of the 1908 budget of the Culture Office of the Barcelona City Council. Among other things, it included proposals for high-quality public education run by the city according to the following teaching principles: coeducation, instruction in Catalan, and religious neutrality. The difficult political situation at that time prevented the proposals from moving forward, following a long and drawn-out public debate. Examined carefully, the project responded to a cultural politics of the Catalanist, republican left that moved ideologically in the orbit of cultural modernism and pedagogically in the modernising movement of the New School, which had firmly taken root in Catalonia with the help and collaboration of the Institución Libre de Enseñanza (Free Institute of Education. As a result, the Extraordinary Budget for Culture grew out of a mindset towards cultural politics that was supposed to give the city of Barcelona -and, by extension, all of Catalonia- a public school model that met the criteria of cultural modernism and political regeneration.En este artículo la autora revisa la génesis y evolución del presupuesto de Cultura del Ayuntamiento de Barcelona del año 1908 que, entre otros aspectos, proponía una escuela pública de calidad, a cargo del municipio, y que contemplase los siguientes principios pedagógicos: coeducación, enseñanza en lengua catalana

  4. Brigham City Hydro Generation Project

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    Ammons, Tom B. [Energy Conservation Specialist, Port Ewen, NY (United States)

    2015-10-31

    Brigham City owns and operates its own municipal power system which currently includes several hydroelectric facilities. This project was to update the efficiency and capacity of current hydro production due to increased water flow demands that could pass through existing generation facilities. During 2006-2012, this project completed efficiency evaluation as it related to its main objective by completing a feasibility study, undergoing necessary City Council approvals and required federal environmental reviews. As a result of Phase 1 of the project, a feasibility study was conducted to determine feasibility of hydro and solar portions of the original proposal. The results indicated that the existing Hydro plant which was constructed in the 1960’s was running at approximately 77% efficiency or less. Brigham City proposes that the efficiency calculations be refined to determine the economic feasibility of improving or replacing the existing equipment with new high efficiency equipment design specifically for the site. Brigham City completed the Feasibility Assessment of this project, and determined that the Upper Hydro that supplies the main culinary water to the city was feasible to continue with. Brigham City Council provided their approval of feasibility assessment’s results. The Upper Hydro Project include removal of the existing powerhouse equipment and controls and demolition of a section of concrete encased penstock, replacement of penstock just upstream of the turbine inlet, turbine bypass, turbine shut-off and bypass valves, turbine and generator package, control equipment, assembly, start-up, commissioning, Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA), and the replacement of a section of conductors to the step-up transformer. Brigham City increased the existing 575 KW turbine and generator with an 825 KW turbine and generator. Following the results of the feasibility assessment Brigham City pursued required environmental reviews with the DOE and

  5. Translation of city promotion under the perspective of reception aesthetics——Putian city translation of feature films, for example%接受美学视野下城市宣传片的英译——以莆田城市宣传片的英译为例

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    林珊珊

    2015-01-01

    In the context of globalization, cross-cultural translation and communication is no longer a pure language conversion process, but the spread of national culture and aesthetic view and values, exchanges and collisions between the target languages. Therefore, city publicity materials translation should reflect the audience culture accept expect dimensions of care. This article from the perspective of reception aesthetics to explore the city tourism promotional video for the readers language habits, cultural differences, aesthetic habits of care, to help the audience a better understanding of Putian, as well as to better promote the city's image.%在全球化的语境下,跨文化翻译和传播不再是一个纯语言的转换过程,而是译出语与译入语国家文化审美观与价值观的传播、交流与接受的碰撞.因此,城市宣传资料英译要体现对受众文化接受期待维度的关怀.本文从接受美学的角度出发探讨在城市旅游宣传片中对译文读者语言习惯、文化差异、审美习惯的关照,从而帮助译文受众更好地了解莆田,同时也更好地宣传推广城市形象.

  6. 2015 Elections to Staff Council

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    2015-01-01

    Make your voice heard, support your candidates! Be many to vote and to elect the new Staff Council. By doing so, you will be encouraging the men and women who will represent you over the next two years and they will without doubt appreciate your gratitude. The voting takes place from the 26th of October to the 9th of November, at noon at https://ap-vote.web.cern.ch/elections-2015.   Elections Timetable Monday 9 November, at noon Closing date for voting Monday 16 and Monday 23 November, publication of the results in Echo Tuesday 8 December, at 10.00 a.m. first meeting of the new Staff Council and election of the new Executive Committee The voting procedure will be monitored by the Election Committee, which is also in charge of announcing the results in Echo on 16 and 24 November. Candidates for the 2015 elections

  7. Resolution of the Staff Council

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    Staff Association

    2015-01-01

    You were many to attend the public information meetings organised in October and we thank you for your interest. In this decision phase of the current Five-Yearly Review of our employment conditions they provided an opportunity to review the Management proposals in detail. They were a moment of exchange also on the various topics under review, and your comments were many and very valuable. Meeting on Thursday 29th October, the Staff Council discussed once more these proposals. It considered that the "package" of proposed measures is not balanced enough in its current form. It decided to formulate additional requests to the Management, relating mainly to the effects of the introduction of the proposed new career system. The resolution adopted this morning also implies that the consultation of staff, originally foreseen next week, is postponed. The staff Council will reconvene in a special session on Thursday, 5th November to reassess its position depending on the progress made regarding its d...

  8. Fiscal councils and economic volatility

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    Geršl, A.; Jašová, M.; Zápal, Jan

    2014-01-01

    Roč. 64, č. 3 (2014), s. 190-212. ISSN 0015-1920 Grant ostatní: UK(CZ) UNCE 204005/2012 Institutional support: PRVOUK-P23 Keywords : dynamic inconsistency * fiscal and monetary policy interaction * independent fiscal council Subject RIV: AH - Economics Impact factor: 0.420, year: 2014 http://journal.fsv.cuni.cz/storage/1298_jasova.pdf

  9. The resistance councils in Uganda

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    Tidemand, Per

    Much has been written, especially the last five years, about the alleged wave of democracy in Africa. However, the focus has usually been on rather narrow institutional questions such as introduction of multi-party elections, and analyses have in general focused on national politics as played out...... political participation rather than only form al rights. I shall do so by analysing the Resistance Councils (RCs) in Uganda....

  10. School Violence in America's Cities: NLC Survey Overview.

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    Arndt, Randolph C.

    This report offers a perspective on school violence and its pervasiveness as a local public-safety issue. It summarizes the responses of 700 cities and towns to a survey conducted by the National League of Cities (NLC) in 1994. Half of the nation's 200 largest cities responded, but the largest percentage of responses were from suburban and rural…

  11. An assessment of municipal solid waste compost quality produced in different cities of India in the perspective of developing quality control indices.

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    Saha, J K; Panwar, N; Singh, M V

    2010-02-01

    A study was conducted to investigate physico-chemical properties, fertilizing potential and heavy metal polluting potentials of municipal solid waste composts produced in 29 cities of the country. Results indicated that except a very few samples, all other samples have normal pH and EC. Organic matter as well as major nutrients N and P contents in MSW composts are generally low as compared to the composts prepared from rural wastes. Heavy metal contents in composts from bigger cities (>1 million population) were higher by about 86% for Zn, 155% for Cu, 194% for Cd, 105% for Pb, 43% for Ni and 132% for Cr as compared to those from smaller cities (MSW composts did not conform to the quality control guideline of 'The Fertilizer (Control) Order 1985' in respect of total organic C, total P, total K as well as heavy metals Cu, Pb and Cr. In order to enable the relevant stakeholders to judge overall quality, a scheme has been proposed for the categorization of composts into different marketable classes (A, B, C, and D) and restricted use classes (RU-1, RU-2, and RU-3) on the basis their fertilizing potential and as well as potential for contaminating soil and food chain. Under the scheme, 'Fertilizing index' was calculated from the values of total organic C, N, P, K, C/N ratio and stability parameter, and 'Clean index' was calculated from the contents of heavy metals, taking the relative importance of each of the parameters into consideration. As per the scheme, majority of the compost samples did not belong to any classes and hence, have been found unsuitable for any kind of use. As per the regulatory limits of different countries, very few compost samples (prepared from source separated biogenos wastes) were found in marketable classes (A, B, C and D) and some samples (11-14) were found suitable only for some restricted use. PMID:19857948

  12. 生态视角下的三亚市空间结构规划%Spatial Structure Planning of Sanya City from Ecological Perspective

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    王胜男; 杨丹

    2012-01-01

    三亚市作为我国唯一的热带滨海旅游城市,在建设国际旅游岛空前繁荣的背景下,大量的城市移民和游客涌入,导致市区内部交通拥堵、环境恶化,城市空间向周边腹地快速无序扩展.为解决城市发展与环境的矛盾,遵循景观生态规划原则,提出从市域、市区两个层次入手,规划未来三亚市的空间结构.市域空间结构组织采用复合指状模式,旨在完善三亚市景观生态安全格局。高效发挥自然资源的生态效应;市区空间外拓采用网络组团模式,以期打造各个组团特色,增加组团间联系,强化不同分区的生态功能.%As the only tropical seashore tourist city of China, Sanya is trying to become an international tourist destination. Meanwhile, the city experiences large flux of urban immigrants and tourists, causing urban issues such as traffic congestion, environment deterioration, and rapid urban sprawl. In order to solve the contradiction between urban development and environment, following the principles of landscape ecologycal planning, this paper puts forward the idea of spatial structure planning of Sanya from the level of city territory and urban district. City territory spatial structure uses an enhanced palm model, aiming at improving the threshold landscape pattern and boosting the ecological effect of natural resources. Urban district space expansion design is based on the network grouping model, so that distinctive ecological functions can be expressed explicitly.

  13. The Emerging City

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    Samson, Kristine

    ” – urban furniture that was originally part of an election campaign for the cultural minister of Denmark, will illustrate how both political and artistic signatures become deterritorialized through urban space, time and every day social use. The second example is taken from corporate city development at...... the urban milieu and how other meanings emerge. In the last example, Relocation of beer drinkers on Enghave Square, Copenhagen, I will highlight how a heterogeneous assemblages of architecture, urban design, artistic intervention and every day social life has constructed continuums of intensities over...... a period of time thus establishing an emergent urban space divergent from both the intentions of the planner, architect, artist and user. Through the examples, I suggest that each urban body or design deterritorialize connecting with the city. Broadening up the perspective, I ask whether...

  14. Visions of the City

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    Pinder, David

    Visions of the City is a dramatic account of utopian urbanism in the twentieth century. It explores radical demands for new spaces and ways of living, and considers their effects on planning, architecture and struggles to shape urban landscapes. Such visions, it shows, have played a crucial role in...... to transform urban space and everyday life. He addresses in particular Constant's vision of New Babylon, finding within his proposals for future spaces produced through nomadic life, creativity and play a still powerful challenge to imagine cities otherwise. The book not only recovers vital moments...... from past hopes and dreams of modern urbanism. It also contests current claims about the 'end of utopia', arguing that reconsidering earlier projects can play a critical role in developing utopian perspectives today. Through the study of utopian visions, it aims to rekindle elements of utopianism...

  15. Why Are Cities Becoming Alike When Each City Is Branded as Different?

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    Ooi, Can-Seng

    Cities are becoming alike. As a result, there is a rise of “copy-cat” cities. There are many reasons for this, and this paper looks from the perspective of city branding: how does place branding lead to the homogenization of cities? Using the case of Singapore, and with references to Chinese cities......, this paper highlights a number of accreditation tactics in place branding campaigns. Accreditation is necessary because the brand needs to seek credibility for the messages it sends. The types of accreditation used must also be globally understood, so as to reach out to diverse world audiences....

  16. Spatial Layout In City Groups Of Low-Carbon Perspective%低碳视角下的城市群空间布局研究

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    石羽; 运迎霞

    2016-01-01

    持续增长的二氧化碳造成一系列日益严重的环境问题,如何降低二氧化碳的排放,改善生态环境,成为各国研究的重点问题。城市群作为推进城镇化的主体形态,低碳理念如何结合城市群区域建设,推进城市群产业低碳化生产以及生态空间的建构,需要深入的研究探讨。%Continued growth in carbon dioxide caused by a series of increasingly serious environmental problems, how to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and improve the ecological environment becomes the key issues of national studies. As the main form of promoting urbanization,how to combine the concept of low-carbon city urban agglomerations area construction and how to construction industry group promoting the city as wel as the production of low-carbon ecological space required in-depth study to explore.

  17. Urban Sprawl From a Comparative Perspective: The Case of US Cities Versus Their Romanian Counterparts. Is There Any Reason Why We Should Worry? (I

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    Bogdana NEAMȚU

    2005-10-01

    Full Text Available The paper concerns itself with creating a theoretical framework for understanding sprawl within Romanian cities. It has a twofold structure: in the first part the emphasis is on identifying some indicators that best describe this phenomenon. Some key features referred to by American scholars when describing sprawl in the US are reviewed and analyzed. Special consideration is paid to the Romanian context that greatly differs from the American one. Also, this section focuses on possible causes that account for the current pattern of sprawl in Romania. In the second part of the paper some arguments are brought in order to support the idea that sprawl is becoming a serious problem that Romanian urban planners will have to deal with in the near future. Though sprawl may be seen as an indicator for economic growth- this further implies that sprawl has positive aspects, one should not forget the environmental and the aesthetic concerns regarding suburban development. Because cities are expanding at a very rapid pace nowadays, it is necessary for the decision-makers to understand what the pros and the cons for urban sprawl are; also some of its pervasive effects that may not be obvious many years from now need to be more in depth documented.

  18. Responsive City Lighting

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    Poulsen, Esben Skouboe; Andersen, Hans Jørgen; Jensen, Ole B.

    This paper presents and discusses perspectives extracted from two interviews conducted during the experiments Urban Responsive Lighting. The two experts embody two different fields related to city lighting: architecture & public lighting industry. The representatives were invited to the test......-site, where 15 LED RGB Park lamps, controlled driven by a wind sensor, mobile phone applications or by thermal camera tracking. According to the specialists are the social and aesthetical dimensions more interesting than the energy use cases and efficiency. This motivates an interdisciplinary discussion on...

  19. The City Street

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    H.C. van der Wouden

    1999-01-01

    Original title: De stad op straat. The city street; the public space in perspective (De stad op straat; de openbare ruimte in perspectief) by the Netherlands Institute for Social Research/SCP is intended to contribute to the formation of new ideas about the public space and the future of urban societies. It presents a collection of essays on the urban public space from a large number of scientific disciplines. The following authors contributed to the collection: Prof. R.W. Boomkens (cult...

  20. Global cities and cultural experimentation

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    Rojas Gaviria, Pilar; Emontspool, Julie

    2015-01-01

    Purpose: Studying the cultural dynamics of expatriate amateur theater in Brussels, this paper investigates multicultural marketplace development in contemporary global cities. Design/methodology/approach: The paper performs an interpretive analysis of the expatriate amateur scene in Brussels from...... marketing research, providing original insights into market dynamics and cultural experimentation in multicultural environments....... an ethnographic perspective, combining observations of rehearsals and performances, in-depth interviews with actors, directors and audience, and secondary data. Findings: The fluidity of global cities allows their inhabitants to engage in collective creative processes of cultural experimentation...... to the important role of global cities for cultural experimentation. Such cities are not only an interesting market for culturally diverse products, but also learning hubs. Managers willing to address multicultural marketplaces might target these markets with dynamic cultural offers that ensure a...

  1. Flying Cities

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    Herbelin, Bruno; Lasserre, Sebastien; Ciger, Jan

    2008-01-01

    Flying Cities is an artistic installation which generates imaginary cities from the speech of its visitors. Thanks to an original interactive process analyzing people's vocal input to create 3D graphics, a tangible correspondence between speech and visuals opens new possibilities of interaction....... This cross-modal interaction not only supports our artistic messages, but also aims at providing anyone with a pleasant and stimulating feedback from her/his speech activity. As the feedback we have received when presenting Flying Cities was very positive, our objective is now to cross the bridge...

  2. Tourism and City. Reflections about Tourist Dimension of Smart City

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    Rosa Anna La Rocca

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available The city of the future seems to be necessarily “intelligent” both in its physical and in functional features.This paper starts from the consideration that the diffusion of new communication technologies (ICTs is significantly changing the urban supply system of tourist services giving rise to new ways of enjoying the city.As tourism can be assumed as an urban activity, by a town planning point of view, the study of tourism is meaningful to identify development trajectories of the present cities targeted to sustainable and smarter models.As a matter of fact, almost all the projects to get a “smart city” are based on the idea of joining the potentialities of ICTs and the needs of urban management through people living or using the city.In such a vision, “tourist dimension” of the city becomes fundamental in promoting urban image as well as in improving efficiency of the city. This efficiency also depends on the capability of each city to share historical and cultural heritage as “common good”.As tourist demand has deeply changed also driven by technological development, this paper tries to investigate how the urban supply will change in order to meet the rising demand of quality and efficiency. The transition to smart tourist destination currently seems to be strongly connected with the number and the variety of apps to improve the “experiential component”. A lack of interest there seems to be in finding strategies and policies oriented to plan the urban supply of services tourist or not.This consideration, if shared, opens up new perspectives for research and experimentation in which city planning could have a key-role also in proposing an holistic approach to city development towards smart city.

  3. Lynch, Urry and city marketing: Taking advantage of the city as a built and graphic image

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    Hospers, G-J.

    2009-01-01

    City marketing is usually addressed from the perspective of marketing theory. This article follows an alternative approach by exploring city marketing from the viewpoint of urban planning and the sociology of tourism. In his classic ‘The Image of the City’ (1960), planner Kevin Lynch found that peop

  4. City Streets

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    Minnesota Department of Natural Resources — This data set contains roadway centerlines for city streets found on the USGS 1:24,000 mapping series. In some areas, these roadways are current through the 2000...

  5. “User embracement” and the Family Health Support Team in the city of Rio de Janeiro: fragments, perspectives and refl ections

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    Tarciso Feijó da Silva

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Objectives: to identify the perceptions of different categories of health professionals about “user embracement” and about the work done by the Family Health Support Team (NASF and to analyze the way in which “user embracement” is carried out by these professionals. Methods: qualitative approach using systematic observation techniques and semi structured interviews with professionals from two primary health care units from the city of Rio de Janeiro. The data were analyzed based on Bardin’s framework, where Content Analyses was used to make inferences. Results: important weaknesses were seen in the implementation of “user embracement”, and the Family Health Support Team (NASF showed little engagement in the development of team skills. Conclusions: “user embracement” contributed to ensuring access, expanding clinical outreach and increasing clinical efficiency and was seen as essential to the production of care. The NASF helped to qualify clinical practice and was seen as a powerful management tool.

  6. Energy Policies of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. Possibilities and limitations of ecological modernization in rentier states

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    Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates are major oil and natural gas producing countries that make up the Gulf Cooperation Council. The six GCC countries fall in the top 25 countries of carbon dioxide emissions per capita and are perceived as the main actors blocking international climate change negotiations. The aim of this article is to discuss from a policy perspective the capacities of the GCC states to switch toward an ecological modernization of their energy sectors. At the beginning of the paper, I analyze the benefits of transforming oil wealth into funding for renewable energy and energy efficiency. After this, I discuss obstacles to such a transformation process based on the rentier states theory. Finally, I investigate governance of the GCC on all levels (international, regional, and local). The article shows that the GCC countries have recently adopted a more pro-active approach toward ecological modernization. This reorientation has not yet resulted in the development of consistent strategies and policies, however. The concluding assumption based on the concept of policy transfer is that pioneering projects such as Masdar City and innovative regulation like the green building code in Dubai will spread within the GCC. (author)

  7. Energy Policies of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries-possibilities and limitations of ecological modernization in rentier states

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    Reiche, Danyel, E-mail: dr09@aub.edu.l [American University of Beirut, Jesup Hall, Room 205, P.O. Box 11-0236, Riad El Solh, Beirut 1107 2020 (Lebanon); Wuppertal Institute (Germany)

    2010-05-15

    Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates are major oil and natural gas producing countries that make up the Gulf Cooperation Council. The six GCC countries fall in the top 25 countries of carbon dioxide emissions per capita and are perceived as the main actors blocking international climate change negotiations. The aim of this article is to discuss from a policy perspective the capacities of the GCC states to switch toward an ecological modernization of their energy sectors. At the beginning of the paper, I analyze the benefits of transforming oil wealth into funding for renewable energy and energy efficiency. After this, I discuss obstacles to such a transformation process based on the rentier states theory. Finally, I investigate governance of the GCC on all levels (international, regional, and local). The article shows that the GCC countries have recently adopted a more pro-active approach toward ecological modernization. This reorientation has not yet resulted in the development of consistent strategies and policies, however. The concluding assumption based on the concept of policy transfer is that pioneering projects such as Masdar City and innovative regulation like the green building code in Dubai will spread within the GCC.

  8. Energy Policies of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries-possibilities and limitations of ecological modernization in rentier states

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    Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates are major oil and natural gas producing countries that make up the Gulf Cooperation Council. The six GCC countries fall in the top 25 countries of carbon dioxide emissions per capita and are perceived as the main actors blocking international climate change negotiations. The aim of this article is to discuss from a policy perspective the capacities of the GCC states to switch toward an ecological modernization of their energy sectors. At the beginning of the paper, I analyze the benefits of transforming oil wealth into funding for renewable energy and energy efficiency. After this, I discuss obstacles to such a transformation process based on the rentier states theory. Finally, I investigate governance of the GCC on all levels (international, regional, and local). The article shows that the GCC countries have recently adopted a more pro-active approach toward ecological modernization. This reorientation has not yet resulted in the development of consistent strategies and policies, however. The concluding assumption based on the concept of policy transfer is that pioneering projects such as Masdar City and innovative regulation like the green building code in Dubai will spread within the GCC.

  9. Energy Policies of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. Possibilities and limitations of ecological modernization in rentier states

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    Reiche, Danyel [American University of Beirut, Jesup Hall, Room 205, P.O. Box 11-0236, Riad El Solh, Beirut 1107 2020 (Lebanon); Wuppertal Institute (Germany)

    2010-05-15

    Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates are major oil and natural gas producing countries that make up the Gulf Cooperation Council. The six GCC countries fall in the top 25 countries of carbon dioxide emissions per capita and are perceived as the main actors blocking international climate change negotiations. The aim of this article is to discuss from a policy perspective the capacities of the GCC states to switch toward an ecological modernization of their energy sectors. At the beginning of the paper, I analyze the benefits of transforming oil wealth into funding for renewable energy and energy efficiency. After this, I discuss obstacles to such a transformation process based on the rentier states theory. Finally, I investigate governance of the GCC on all levels (international, regional, and local). The article shows that the GCC countries have recently adopted a more pro-active approach toward ecological modernization. This reorientation has not yet resulted in the development of consistent strategies and policies, however. The concluding assumption based on the concept of policy transfer is that pioneering projects such as Masdar City and innovative regulation like the green building code in Dubai will spread within the GCC. (author)

  10. Urban Sprawl from a Comparative Perspective: The case of US Cities Versus Their Romanian Counterparts. Is There Any Reason Why We Should Worry? (I

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    Bogdana NEAMŢU

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available In this article we tried to demonstrate that the organizational leadership problems are very well connected to the organizational culture ones. Organizational culture can help to the clarification of many phenomenons that appear in the organizations, can operate as brake or incentive for organizational effectiveness and the leadership play the main role in the creation and the development of organizational culture. The paper concerns itself with creating a theoretical framework for understanding sprawl within Romanian cities. It has a twofold structure: in the first part the emphasis is on identifying some indicators that best describe this phenomenon. Some key features referred to by American scholars when describing sprawl in the US are reviewed and analyzed. Special consideration is paid to the Romanian context that greatly differs from the American one. Also, this section focuses on possible causes that account for the current pattem of sprawl in Romania. In the second part of the paper some arguments are brought in order to support the idea that sprawl is becoming a serious problem that Romanian urban planners will have to deal with in the near future. Though sprawl may be seen as an indicator for economic growth- this further implies that sprawl has positive aspects, one should not forget the environmental and the aesthetic concerns regarding suburban development. Because cities are expanding at a very rapid pace nowadays, it is necessaly for the decision-makers to understand what the pros and the cons for urban sprawl are; also some of its pervasive effects that may not be obvious many years from now need to be more in depth documented.

  11. Notification of upcoming AGU Council meeting

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    Williams, Billy

    2012-10-01

    The AGU Council will meet on Sunday, 2 December 2012, at the InterContinental Hotel in San Francisco, Calif. The meeting, which is open to all AGU members, will include discussions of AGU's new Grand Challenge Project (a project that will be introduced to members at the 2012 Fall Meeting), the proposed AGU scientific ethics policy, publishing strategies, future plans for honors and recognition, and leadership transition as new members join the Council. This year the Council experimented with a new approach to conducting business. By holding virtual meetings throughout the year, Council members have been able to act in a more timely manner and provide input on important membership and science issues on the Board of Directors' agenda. The Council Leadership Team—an elected subset of the Council—also experimented with a new approach, meeting every month to keep moving projects forward. This approach has increased communication and improved effectiveness in Council decision making.

  12. Potential Cities_

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    Budzynski, Scott

    2015-01-01

    Buildings and urban construction are understood in this paper as representations of the city. Their meanings, however, are often invisible, positing unrealized urban visions, which are both imbedded in and which call up chains of associations expressing desires and fears. Narratives of what the city should be often contain the rejection of the existing urban situation. Understanding architectural objects as potential underscores their imaginary nature. Freud, for example, uses the Roman ruins...

  13. Beautiful city

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    Gerald A. Carlino

    2009-01-01

    Proponents of the City Beautiful movement advocated for sizable public investments in monumental spaces, street beautification, and classical architecture. Today, economists and policymakers see the provision of consumer leisure amenities as a way to attract people and jobs to cities. But past studies have provided only indirect evidence of the importance of leisure amenities for urban growth and development. In this article, Jerry Carlino uses a new data set on the number of leisure tourist ...

  14. City Beautiful

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    Gerald A. Carlino; Saiz, Albert

    2008-01-01

    The City Beautiful movement, which in the early 20th century advocated city beautification as a way to improve the living conditions and civic virtues of the urban dweller, had languished by the Great Depression. Today, new urban economic theorists and policymakers are coming to see the provision of consumer leisure amenities as a way to attract population, especially the highly skilled and their employers. However, past studies have provided only indirect evidence of the importance of leisur...

  15. Model cities

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    M Batty

    2007-01-01

    The term ?model? is now central to our thinking about how weunderstand and design cities. We suggest a variety of ways inwhich we use ?models?, linking these ideas to Abercrombie?sexposition of Town and Country Planning which represented thestate of the art fifty years ago. Here we focus on using models asphysical representations of the city, tracing the development ofsymbolic models where the focus is on simulating how functiongenerates form, to iconic models where the focus is on representi...

  16. Sustainable cities

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    The Sustainable City Project, a collaboration among the cities of Portland, Oregon, and San Francisco and San Jose, California, aims at developing and implementing sustainable energy planning methods and programs for cites. For a period of two years (1989-90), the three project cities worked in parallel, yet pursued independent courses to develop appropriate sustainable urban energy practices to meet local needs and aspirations. Central to the Sustainable City Project was finding ways to manage today's urban energy needs without jeopardizing the needs of future generations. Sustainability implies that nothing should go to waste, but rather should contribute to the proper balance between the natural environment and the built environment Sustainable urban energy systems encompass more than energy efficiency and energy conservation measures: they must be diverse, flexible, self-reliant, renewable, and integrated. Since local governments make decisions affecting land use, building codes, transportation systems, waste disposal, and power plants--all of which impact energy resource use--local jurisdictions can do much to ensure their own sustainable future. This paper will present an accounting of the specific steps that each city took to determine and begin implementation of their respective approaches to sustainable energy planning, with a specific focus on the City of San Jose activities. Useful tools for facilitating community process, program planning and implementation, and quantitative analysis will also be discussed

  17. Works Councils: Lessons from Europe for Australia

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    Knudsen, H.; Markey, R.

    2001-01-01

    Any discussion of the viability of works councils in the Australian context needs to examine their operation in Europe, where they have a reasonably substantial history and have become an established part of the industrial relation infrastructure. In recent years, works councils have also expanded their reach in Europe, as a result of national and supranational (European Union) initiatives. Reference to a European form of works councils, however, may hide marked differences in the structure a...

  18. Works councils, wages and job satisfaction

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    Grund, Christian; Schmitt, Andreas

    2011-01-01

    Abstract We investigate the effects of works councils on employees? wages and job satisfaction in general and for subgroups with respect to sex and occupational status. Making use of a German representative sample of employees, we find that employees, who move to a firm with a works council, report increases in job satisfaction, but do not receive particular wage increases. Especially the job satisfaction of female employees is affected by a change in works council status. However,...

  19. What do works councils do for employees?

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    Schmitt, Andreas Helmut

    2012-01-01

    German works councils have experienced a growing importance in recent years. They are endowed with numerous opportunities of participation ranging from simple information rights to extensive codetermination rights according to the Works Constitution Act (WCA). Since they are mandatory but not automatic, the initiative of the employees is necessary to install a works council in firms with five or more permanent employees. Works councils are committed to improve working relationships and thus t...

  20. Spontaneous Orders and the Emergence of Economically Powerful Cities

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    Palmberg, Johanna

    2013-01-01

    The importance of cities to economic dynamism and growth cannot be emphasized enough. It is crucial for our understanding of what drives economic growth to understand how cities emerge, develop and prosper. This paper investigates the emergence of cities from a spontaneous order and urban economics perspective. The analysis focus on agglomeration effects, externalities and regional clustering as explanations of cities and regional growth. Factors such as local knowledge and dispersion of know...

  1. Measuring Polycentricity of Mega-City Regions in China Based on the Intercity Migration Flows

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    Mu, Xiaoyan; Yeh, Anthony G. O.

    2016-06-01

    This paper uses the intercity migration flows to examine relations between Chinese cities, identify the important mega-city regions and measure each region's polycentricity from an interaction perspective. Data set contains the long-term residential migration trajectories of three million Sina weibo users across 345 cities. Cities with close connectivity deployed around one or several mega cities are identified as mega-city regions. Features of the mega-city regions are characterized by the strength of migration flows, density of connections, and regional migration patterns. The results show that the disparities exist in different mega-city regions; most mega-city regions are lack of polycentricity.

  2. 2015 Elections to Staff Council

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    Elections Timetable Monday 26 October, at noon Start date for voting Monday 9 November, at noon Closing date for voting Monday 16 and Monday 23 November, publication of the results in Echo Monday 23 and Tuesday 24 November Staff Association Assizes Tuesday 1st December, at 10.00 a.m. first meeting of the new Staff Council and election of the new Executive Committee The voting procedure will be monitored by the Election Committee, which is also in charge of announcing the results in Echo on 16 and 24 November. During its meeting of March 17 2015, the Staff Council approved the election rules, which define the allocation of seats in each department, as follows:   Number of seats in the electoral colleges Departments BE EN TE DG/DGS FP GS HR/PF IT PH Career paths AA - D 2 3 3 1 1 2 1 1 2 Career paths E - G 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 2 3   Global CERN Career paths AA - G 14     Number of seats for fellows representatives Global CERN 5 For more informat...

  3. 2015 Elections to Staff Council

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    Elections Timetable Monday 21 September, at noon Start date for receipt of the application Friday 16 October, at noon Closing date for receipt of the applications Monday 26 October, at noon Start date for voting Monday 9 November, at noon Closing date for voting Monday 16 and Monday 23 November, publication of the results in Echo Monday 23 and Tuesday 24 November Staff Association Assizes Tuesday 1st December, at 10.00 a.m. first meeting of the new Staff Council and election of the new Executive Committee The voting procedure will be monitored by the Election Committee, which is also in charge of announcing the results in Echo on 16 and 24 November. During its meeting of March 17 2015, the Staff Council approved the election rules, which define the allocation of seats in each department, as follows:   Number of seats in the electoral colleges Departments BE EN TE DG/DGS FP GS HR/PF IT PH Career paths AA - D 2 3 3 1 1 2 1 1 2 Career paths E - G 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 2 3   ...

  4. 75 FR 10216 - The Manufacturing Council: Meeting of the Manufacturing Council

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    2010-03-05

    ... International Trade Administration The Manufacturing Council: Meeting of the Manufacturing Council AGENCY... Manufacturing Council will hold a meeting to discuss a variety of issues affecting the U.S. manufacturing... relating to the U.S. manufacturing industry. DATES: March 22, 2010. Time: 1:30-3 p.m. (ET)....

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    2010-12-21

    ... International Trade Administration The Manufacturing Council: Meeting of the Manufacturing Council AGENCY... Manufacturing Council will hold a meeting to discuss competitiveness, clean energy, export/import issues and workforce development issues affecting the U.S. manufacturing sector and to receive briefings from...

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    2011-09-16

    ... International Trade Administration The Manufacturing Council: Meeting of the Manufacturing Council AGENCY... Manufacturing Council will hold a meeting to hear updates from the Department of Commerce in addition to the... agreements and other issues affecting the U.S. manufacturing sector and to determine future areas of...

  7. 77 FR 26743 - The Manufacturing Council: Work Session of the Manufacturing Council

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    2012-05-07

    ... International Trade Administration The Manufacturing Council: Work Session of the Manufacturing Council AGENCY...: This notice sets forth the schedule and agenda for an open work session of the Manufacturing Council... Freescale Austin Technology and Manufacturing Center, 3501 Ed Bluestein Boulevard, Austin, Texas. All...

  8. 75 FR 60411 - The Manufacturing Council: Meeting of the Manufacturing Council

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    2010-09-30

    ... International Trade Administration The Manufacturing Council: Meeting of the Manufacturing Council AGENCY... Manufacturing Council will hold a meeting to discuss and identify the priority issues affecting the U.S. manufacturing industry, which may include increasing exports, supply chain and access to credit, among...

  9. 77 FR 69591 - President's Export Council: Meeting of the President's Export Council

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    2012-11-20

    ... Council Web site at http://trade.gov/pec . DATES: December 6, 2012 at 8:00 a.m. (ET). ADDRESSES: The President's Export Council meeting will be broadcast via live webcast on the Internet at http://whitehouse... electronically via the President's Export Council Web site at http://trade.gov/pec/peccomments.asp ; or...

  10. The role of the city council in a Colombian city: Barranquilla as a case study

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    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo discute el rol del Concejo Distrital en una ciudad colombiana y su relación con otros actores, particularmente con el alcalde. Mediante entrevistas a la elite política y encuestas al público en general, el trabajo explora el rango de acción del Concejo y de qué manera logra incidir en los resultados o decisiones políticas en la ciudad. Por medio del análisis de tres casos de estudio de diferente impacto para la ciudad, se argumenta que el Concejo está al servicio del alcalde en todas las dimensiones de las decisiones estudiadas. Adicionalmente, no se cuenta con una sociedad civil que ejerce control social permanente sobre los actos del Concejo, y esto, junto con la presencia de una debilidad institucional del Estado, facilita este comportamiento por parte del mismo.

  11. 78 FR 75920 - Advisory Council on Government Auditing Standards

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    2013-12-13

    ...This notice informs the public that the Advisory Council on Government Auditing Standards will hold a public meeting by teleconference on December 17, 2013. The public is invited to listen to the Council's discussion. Members of the public will be provided an opportunity to address the Council with a brief (five-minute) presentation following the Council's discussion. The Advisory Council's......

  12. 75 FR 51240 - New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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    2010-08-19

    ...: (401) 732-9309. Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2... National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648-XY24 New England Fishery Management Council... Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Scallop Committee, in September, 2010, to...

  13. 78 FR 11820 - New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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    2013-02-20

    .... Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950... National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648-XC514 New England Fishery Management Council... Council's (Council) VMS/ Enforcement Committee and Advisory Panel will meet to consider actions...

  14. 75 FR 78680 - New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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    2010-12-16

    ...: (401) 732-9309. Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2... National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648-XA090 New England Fishery Management Council... Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Whiting Advisory Panel in January, 2011...

  15. 76 FR 10561 - New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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    2011-02-25

    ...: (978) 750- 7959. Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2... National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648-XA248 New England Fishery Management Council... Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Research Steering Committee (Committee), in...

  16. 75 FR 54093 - New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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    ...; fax: (401) 272-1416. Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2... National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN: 0648-XY76 New England Fishery Management Council... Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Scallop Committee, in September, 2010, to...

  17. 75 FR 78681 - New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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    ...: (207) 871-0510. Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2... National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648-XA089 New England Fishery Management Council... Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Skate Committee in January, 2011 to...

  18. 77 FR 14351 - New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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    2012-03-09

    ...: (401) 421-0700; fax: (401) 455-3050. Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water... National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648-XB073 New England Fishery Management Council... Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC),...

  19. 18 CFR 701.53 - Council decisions by Members.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 18 Conservation of Power and Water Resources 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Council decisions by Members. 701.53 Section 701.53 Conservation of Power and Water Resources WATER RESOURCES COUNCIL COUNCIL ORGANIZATION Headquarters Organization § 701.53 Council decisions by Members. Council decisions by Members...

  20. 76 FR 77214 - New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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    ...; fax: (401) 861-8002. Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2... National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648-XA862 New England Fishery Management Council... Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Scallop Oversight Committee, in January, 2012,...

  1. 75 FR 17901 - New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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    2010-04-08

    ... Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION... National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648-XV71 New England Fishery Management Council... Council (Council) will hold a three-day Council meeting on April 27-29, 2010 to consider actions...

  2. 78 FR 51712 - New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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    2013-08-21

    ...-9600; fax: (401) 734-9700. Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street... National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648-XC819 New England Fishery Management Council... Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Whiting Advisory Panel on September 9, 2013...

  3. 76 FR 77492 - New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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    2011-12-13

    ...-8000; fax: (401) 861-8002. Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street... National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648-XA864 New England Fishery Management Council... Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Joint Whiting Oversight and Advisory Panel,...

  4. 78 FR 29116 - New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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    2013-05-17

    ...-8238. Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA... National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0645-XC688 New England Fishery Management Council... Council's (Council) Vessel Monitoring System (VMS)/Enforcement will meet jointly with the Advisory...

  5. 77 FR 58983 - New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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    2012-09-25

    ...) 926-6762; fax: (603) 926-2002. Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water... National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648-XC250 New England Fishery Management Council... Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Joint Advisory Panel and Plan Development Team,...

  6. 77 FR 68735 - New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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    2012-11-16

    ...-0700; fax: (401) 455-3050. Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street... National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648-XC356 New England Fishery Management Council... Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Monkfish Oversight Committee and Advisory Panel...

  7. 78 FR 51711 - New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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    2013-08-21

    ...) 431-2300; fax: (603) 433-5649. Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water... National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648-XC813 New England Fishery Management Council... Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Joint Groundfish/Habitat Committees on September...

  8. 75 FR 63147 - New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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    2010-10-14

    ...-0700; fax: (401) 455-3050. Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street... National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648-XZ63 New England Fishery Management Council... Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Monkfish Committee, on November 2, 2010,...

  9. 75 FR 78976 - New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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    2010-12-17

    ...: (617) 569-5250; fax: (617) 561-0971. Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water... National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648-XA092 New England Fishery Management Council... Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Habitat/MPA/Ecosystem Committee, in January,...

  10. The Coffs Harbour 'Our Living City Settlement Strategy' Health Impact Assessment

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    Aim: The short report reviews an experience of conducting a Health Impact Assessment (HIA) in the local government context. The aim of this review was to identify if carrying out an HIA would result in recommendations that could influence council planning and help establish ongoing working relationships between North Coast Area Health Service (NCAHS) staff and the Coffs Harbour City Council. Methods: A process and impact evaluation was conducted on the Coffs Harbour 'Our Living City Settlement Strategy' HIA, which focused on the Coffs Harbour City Council's strategic planning document. Information gained through the evaluation was themed and the findings were reviewed against published information on HIA experience. Main findings: HIA has reported benefits for both the Coffs Harbour City Council and NCAHS as it provides a tool to address many of the issues facing these organisations. Local council has increasing responsibilities including the environment, housing and urban planning, which all have health implications. HIA has been demonstrated as an effective tool for NCAHS staff and the Coffs Harbour City Council to engage and build relationships, increase the understanding of all planning aspects related to health, and most importantly utilise evidence to inform decision making. Conclusion: HIA should be adopted as a key tool to facilitate effective working partnerships between organisations. Improved engagement, partnerships and use of evidence to produce shared outcomes can result from utilising this tool.

  11. [Family Health Support Centers: challenges and opportunities from the perspective of primary care professionals in the city of São Paulo, Brazil].

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    Silva, Andréa Tenório Correia da; Aguiar, Márcia Ernani de; Winck, Kelly; Rodrigues, Karen Gonzaga Walter; Sato, Mariana Eri; Grisi, Sandra Josefina Ferraz Ellero; Brentani, Alexandra; Rios, Izabel Cristina

    2012-11-01

    Family Health Support Centers (NASF) were created in Brazil to increase the case-resolution capacity of primary healthcare. Prior to their implementation in the West Side of the city of São Paulo, Brazil, a series of workshops were held for primary healthcare professionals to prepare a proposal for such centers. Hermeneutic analysis was used to study the transcribed material. The thematic categories were: role, constitution, and functioning of the NASF, relationship with family health teams, and interdisciplinarity. The participants' expected the NASF to be an empowering device for comprehensiveness of care, intervening in an existing culture of unnecessary referrals while fostering linkage with other levels of care. The participants also expected the NASF to contribute to the discussion on health professionals' training and stimulating reflection with policymakers on health indicators based exclusively on the number of consultations. These indicators fail to reflect the impact on the services' activities and the quality of care offered to the population in the coverage area. PMID:23147949

  12. A City Is a Complex Network

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    Jiang, Bin

    2015-01-01

    A city is not a tree but a semi-lattice. To use a more fashionable term, a city is a complex network. The complex network constitutes a unique topological perspective on cities and enables us to better understand the kind of problem a city is. The topological perspective differentiates it from the perspectives of Euclidean geometry and Gaussian statistics that deal with essentially regular shapes and more or less similar things. Many urban theories, such as the Central Place Theory, Zipf's Law, the Image of the City, and the Theory of Centers can be interpreted from the point of view of complex networks. A livable city consists of far more small things than large ones, and their shapes tend to be irregular and rough. This chapter illustrates the complex network view and argues that we must abandon the kind of thinking guided by Euclidean geometry and Gaussian statistics, and instead adopt fractal geometry, power-law statistics, and Alexander's living geometry to develop sustainable cities. Keywords: Scaling, ...

  13. A multi-perspective approach for defining neighbourhood units in the context of a study on health inequalities in the Quebec City region

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    Pampalon Robert

    2007-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Identification of socioeconomic and health inequalities at the local scale is facilitated by using relevant small geographical sectors. Although these places are routinely defined according to administrative boundaries on the basis of statistical criteria, it is important to carefully consider the way they are circumscribed as they can create spatial analysis problems and produce misleading information. This article introduces a new approach to defining neighbourhood units which is based on the integration of elements stemming from the socioeconomic situation of the area, its history, and how it is perceived by local key actors. Results Using this set of geographical units shows important socioeconomic and health disparities at the local scale. These disparities can be seen, for example, in a 16-year difference in disability-free life expectancy at birth, and a $10,000-difference in average personal income between close neighbourhoods. The geographical units also facilitate information transfer to local stakeholders. Conclusion The context of this study has made it possible to explore several relevant methodological issues related to the definition of neighbourhood units. This multi-perspective approach allows the combination of many different elements such as physical structures, historical and administrative boundaries, material and social deprivation of the population, and sense of belonging. Results made sense to local stakeholders and helped them to raise important issues to improve future developments.

  14. 3 CFR 13509 - Executive Order 13509 of June 23, 2009. Establishing a White House Council on Automotive...

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    2010-01-01

    ... a White House Council on Automotive Communities and Workers 13509 Order 13509 Presidential Documents... Automotive Communities and Workers Section 1. Policy. Over the last decade, the United States has experienced... automotive sector in towns and cities across the country has reached levels not seen in decades,...

  15. Youth Activists, Youth Councils, and Constrained Democracy

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    Taft, Jessica K.; Gordon, Hava R.

    2013-01-01

    This article provides a critical examination of a common form of adult attempts to promote civic engagement among young people, namely, youth advisory councils. While youth councils have been widely celebrated as an effective way to integrate young people into political processes, little research has explored why some politically active youth…

  16. Health council report 'Antimicrobial growth promoters'.

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    Goettsch, W; Degener, JE

    1999-01-01

    The Health Council of the Netherlands has issued a report on the risk of development of resistance among bacteria as result of the use of antibiotics as growth promotors in livestock farming. The committee appointed by the Health Council conclude that the use of antimicrobial growth promotors contri

  17. 75 FR 20371 - Homeland Security Advisory Council

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    2010-04-19

    ... SECURITY Homeland Security Advisory Council AGENCY: The Office of Policy, DHS. ACTION: Notice of Open Teleconference Federal Advisory Committee Meeting. SUMMARY: The Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) will... . Include docket number in the subject line of the message. Fax: (202) 282-9207 Mail: Homeland...

  18. 77 FR 26774 - Homeland Security Advisory Council

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    2012-05-07

    ... SECURITY Homeland Security Advisory Council AGENCY: The Office of Policy, DHS. ACTION: Notice of partially closed federal advisory committee meeting. SUMMARY: The Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) will... number in the subject line of the message. Fax: (202) 282-9207. Mail: Homeland Security Advisory...

  19. 76 FR 4123 - Homeland Security Advisory Council

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    2011-01-24

    ... SECURITY Homeland Security Advisory Council AGENCY: The Office of Policy, DHS. ACTION: Notice of partially closed Federal Advisory Committee Meeting. SUMMARY: The Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) will... . Include docket number in the subject line of the message. Fax: (202) 282-9207 Mail: Homeland...

  20. 75 FR 26782 - Homeland Security Advisory Council

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    2010-05-12

    ... SECURITY Homeland Security Advisory Council AGENCY: The Office of Policy, DHS. ACTION: Notice of Open Teleconference Federal Advisory Committee Meeting. SUMMARY: The Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) will... (Homeland Security) Review Advisory Committee. DATE: The HSAC conference call will take place from 4 p.m....

  1. 75 FR 2880 - Homeland Security Advisory Council

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    2010-01-19

    ... SECURITY Homeland Security Advisory Council AGENCY: The Office of Policy, DHS. ACTION: Committee management; Notice of partially closed federal advisory committee meeting. SUMMARY: The Homeland Security Advisory.... E-mail: HSAC@dhs.gov . Fax: 202-282-9207. Mail: Homeland Security Advisory Council, 1100...

  2. State Children's Cabinets and Councils: 2008 Directory

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    Gaines, Elizabeth; Ravindranath, Nalini; Folliard, June

    2008-01-01

    This paper serves as the introduction to the State Children's Cabinets and Councils Series, a set of reports intended to capture and organize the decisions and experiences of more than 20 children's cabinets and councils and present them against an emerging set of expectations about what the public and policy makers could and should expect from…

  3. 76 FR 39850 - The Manufacturing Council: Meeting

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    2011-07-07

    ... International Trade Administration The Manufacturing Council: Meeting AGENCY: International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ] ACTION: Notice of an open meeting. SUMMARY: The Manufacturing Council..., energy regulation reform, trade agreements and other issues affecting the U.S. manufacturing sector...

  4. 76 FR 79655 - Manufacturing Council Meeting

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    2011-12-22

    ... International Trade Administration Manufacturing Council Meeting AGENCY: International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of an open meeting. SUMMARY: The Manufacturing Council will hold a..., trade agreements and other issues affecting the U.S. manufacturing sector and to determine the...

  5. 75 FR 48320 - National Petroleum Council

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    2010-08-10

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY National Petroleum Council AGENCY: Department of Energy, Office of Fossil Energy. ACTION: Notice of open meeting. SUMMARY: This notice announces a meeting of the National Petroleum Council. The Federal...

  6. 77 FR 2714 - National Petroleum Council

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    2012-01-19

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY National Petroleum Council AGENCY: Office of Fossil Energy, Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice of Renewal... that the National Petroleum Council has been renewed for a two-year period, beginning January 12,...

  7. 78 FR 44187 - National Women's Business Council

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    2013-07-23

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION National Women's Business Council ACTION: Notice of open Federal advisory committee meeting... meeting of the National Women's Business Council (NWBC). The meeting will be open to the public. ]...

  8. 77 FR 40400 - National Women's Business Council

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    2012-07-09

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION National Women's Business Council AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Notice of... location, date, time, and agenda for the next meeting of the National Women's Business Council (NWBC)....

  9. 76 FR 21786 - National Women's Business Council

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    2011-04-18

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office ] SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION National Women's Business Council AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Notice of... location, date, time, and agenda for the next meeting of the National Women's Business Council (NWBC)....

  10. 76 FR 37873 - National Women's Business Council

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    2011-06-28

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION National Women's Business Council AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Notice of... location, date, time, ] and agenda for the next meeting of the National Women's Business Council...

  11. 76 FR 62133 - National Women's Business Council

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    2011-10-06

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION National Women's Business Council AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Notice of... location, date, time, and agenda for the next meeting of the National Women's Business Council (NWBC)....

  12. Coordinating Council. Ninth Meeting: Total Quality Management

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    1992-01-01

    This report summarizes the 9th meeting of the STI Coordinating Council. The council listened to the speakers' understanding of Total Quality Management (TQM) principles and heard stories of successful applications of these principles. Definitions of quality stated were focused on customer satisfaction. Reports presented by the speakers are also included.

  13. An Yang:The Birth of a New Famous Knitting Apparel City

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    Feng Yuan

    2008-01-01

    @@ On 29th,December,2007,just 3 days before the New Year's coming,the city of An Yang,Henan province was rewarded as the Knitting Apparel City by China National Textile and Apparel Council.Representatives from CNTAC and China Knitting Industry Association and representatives from An Yang government presented the award ceremony.

  14. An Yang:The Birth of a New Famous Knitting Apparel City

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    2008-01-01

    On 29th,December,2007,just 3 days before the New Year’s coming,the city of An Yang,Henan province was rewarded as the Knitting Apparel City by China National Textile and Apparel Council.Representatives from CNTAC and China Knitting Industry Association and representatives from An Yang

  15. City Branding

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    Trads, Søren Frimann; Stigel, Jørgen

    2006-01-01

    Succesful corporate branding requires that questions related to communication, publicity, and organizational structures are adressed. An uncritical adoption of approaches known from tradition product branding will inevitable give problems as the properties of tangible commodities and services with...... potential visitors, problems seem to multiply in what has becom known as city branding. This analysis of the communicational aspects of two Danish provincial towns´ branding efforts examines both their internally and externally directed communication. It demonstrates that an insufficient understanding of...... - or willingness to face - these differences will inevitably hamper such branding efforts because of the consequential inconsistencies. Finally, paths to more effective city branding are indicated...

  16. Soft Cities

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    Brix, Anders; Yoneda, Akira; Nakamura, Kiyoshi

    2015-01-01

    This paper presents a project exploring sustainable ways of urban living. The project renders a scenario comprised of an array of simple conversions of existing urban spaces and buildings, in the attempt to tie strategies ranging from urban planning to interior design into a coherent vision of a...... sustainable future. The project is the result of a joint research study between Denmark and Japan. Taking as its example the city of Kyoto, the project investigates some possible strategies on how cities more generally may be transformed into liveable, healthy and ecologically sensible environments....

  17. Uncertainties in city greenhouse gas inventories

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    Wattenbach, Martin; Redweik, Richard; Luedtke, Stefan; Deng-Beck, Chang; Ross, Lutz; Nagel, Claus

    2015-04-01

    In 1993 mayors from 50 cities in 20 countries gathered at the UN in New York under the umbrella of the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) to issue a declaration aimed at cutting carbon dioxide emissions from cities. By today 465 cities report their GHG emissions in ICLEIs carbonn Cities Climate Registry (cCR) . Many cities worldwide are on the route to implement the combined new standard for city-based GHG accounting and reporting, named the Global Protocol for Community-Scale GHG Emissions (GPC). These extensive data sources offer the unique chance to better understand, manage and reduce city GHG emissions. However, many cities are already reporting or have reported their GHG emission in non GPC conform tools. This heterogeneous data source raises the question on how these data could be potentially transferred to a GPC conform level. For the transfer process it is very important to understand and quantify the potential losses of information and increase or decrease in uncertainty due to class conversions and associated recalculations of GHG data. Here we compare existing GHG reports from different sources based on the use of different tools. We look at data from the carbonn Registry by ICLEI, the CDP, C40 and the Ecoregion tool. Using examples of existing data form cities in Europe we demonstrate potential information losses and inconsistencies leading to increased uncertainty. We also illustrate the potential mapping schemes for the data structures and identify uncertainties from using alternative mappings. In conclusion it is essential to develop consistent data structures in order to allow the use of city GHG data for time series analysis and city intercomparison.

  18. AGU Council to Meet in December

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    Enderlein, Cheryl L.

    2010-11-01

    The AGU Council will hold a meeting on Sunday, 12 December 2010, in San Francisco in conjunction with the Fall Meeting. This is the first meeting of the reconfigured Council, chaired by President­elect Carol Finn. As an outcome of the membership vote a year ago, the composition and the focus of the Council changed. With the creation of the Board of Directors to handle the business and fiduciary responsibilities of the organization, the Council is free to focus on science policy and other science-related matters. There are currently 59 Council members, including section presidents and presidents-elect, focus group chairs and vice chairs, committee chairs, early-career scientists, and the AGU president, president-elect, and executive director.

  19. The Council of Psychological Advisers.

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    Sunstein, Cass R

    2016-01-01

    Findings in behavioral science, including psychology, have influenced policies and reforms in many nations. Choice architecture can affect outcomes even if material incentives are not involved. In some contexts, default rules, simplification, and social norms have had even larger effects than significant economic incentives. Psychological research is helping to inform initiatives in savings, finance, highway safety, consumer protection, energy, climate change, obesity, education, poverty, development, crime, corruption, health, and the environment. No nation has yet created a council of psychological advisers, but the role of behavioral research in policy domains is likely to grow in the coming years, especially in light of the mounting interest in promoting ease and simplification ("navigability"); in increasing effectiveness, economic growth, and competitiveness; and in providing low-cost, choice-preserving approaches. PMID:26393867

  20. 77 FR 10543 - Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council Charter

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    2012-02-22

    ... Office of the Secretary Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council Charter AGENCY: Office of the... Secretary of Agriculture have renewed the Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council (Council...; (8) Hunting and shooting sports outreach and education organizations; (9) Tourism, outfitter,...

  1. 75 FR 53951 - North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings

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    2010-09-02

    ... Council;s Gulf of Alaska (GOA) and Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands (BS/AI) Groundfish Plan Teams will meet in... (GOA Plan Team) and Traynor Room (BS/AI Plan Team), Seattle, WA. Council address: North Pacific...

  2. 75 FR 54092 - North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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    2010-09-03

    ... Management Council's (Council) Scallop Plan Team will meet September 28th, 2010 at the Anchorage Hilton Hotel... be held at the Anchorage Hilton Hotel, 500 West 3rd Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501. Council...

  3. City 2020+

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    Schneider, C.; Buttstädt, M.; Merbitz, H.; Sachsen, T.; Ketzler, G.; Michael, S.; Klemme, M.; Dott, W.; Selle, K.; Hofmeister, H.

    2010-09-01

    This research initiative CITY 2020+ assesses the risks and opportunities for residents in urban built environments under projected demographic and climate change for the year 2020 and beyond, using the City of Aachen as a case study. CITY 2020+ develops scenarios, options and tools for planning and developing sustainable future city structures. We investigate how urban environment, political structure and residential behavior can best be adapted, with attention to the interactions among structural, political, and sociological configurations and with their consequences on human health. Demographers project that in the EU-25-States by 2050, approximately 30% of the population will be over age 65. Also by 2050, average tem¬peratures are projected to rise by 1 to 2 K. Combined, Europe can expect enhanced thermal stress and higher levels of particulate matter. CITY 2020+ amongst other sub-projects includes research project dealing with (1) a micro-scale assessment of blockages to low-level cold-air drainage flow into the city centre by vegetation and building structures, (2) a detailed analysis of the change of probability density functions related to the occurrence of heat waves during summer and the spatial and temporal structure of the urban heat island (UHI) (3) a meso-scale analysis of particulate matter (PM) concentrations depending on topography, local meteorological conditions and synoptic-scale weather patterns. First results will be presented specifically from sub-projects related to vegetation barriers within cold air drainage, the assessment of the UHI and the temporal and spatial pattern of PM loadings in the city centre. The analysis of the cold air drainage flow is investigated in two consecutive years with a clearing of vegetation stands in the beginning of the second year early in 2010. The spatial pattern of the UHI and its possible enhancement by climate change is addressed employing a unique setup using GPS devices and temperature probes fixed to

  4. Fun City

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    Once the blues guitarist B.B. King sang that when he "didn't wanna live no more", he would go shopping instead. Now, however, shopping has become a lifestyle... The city of today has become "Disneyfied" and "Tivolized". It has become a scene for events. The aim of the book is to encircle and pin ...

  5. City Geology.

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    Markle, Sandra

    1989-01-01

    This article provides information on the evolution of the building material, concrete, and suggests hands-on activities that allow students to experience concrete's qualities, test the heat absorbency of various ground surface materials, discover how an area's geology changes, and search for city fossils. A reproducible activity sheet is included.…

  6. 努力打造"京南近海强市名城"%Develop Baoding into A Famous City in North China

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    宋长瑞

    2007-01-01

    @@ Baoding is under the jurisdiction of Hebei Province. Located in the Midwest of Hebei Province, standing at a situation of tripartite confrontation with Beijing & Tianjin,and known as an important place to the capital city and its environs and the south entrance of the capital city, Baoding is one of the important cities in the city circle formed by Beijing, Tianjin & Hebei Province and surrounding area of Bohai Sea. It is an open city approved by the State Council in 1985.

  7. "Science and Peace" symposium to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the first Council session | 19 September

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    Friday 19 September 2014 In the tent behind the Globe of Science and Innovation The Convention for the Establishment of a European Organization for Nuclear Research entered into force on 29 September 1954, 60 years ago. This marks CERN's official birthday. The first session of the CERN Council, the governance of CERN, was held in Geneva on 7 and 8 October 1954, just one week later. The symposium "Science and Peace" is being held to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the first Council session. Speakers from all generations will present highlights from 60 years of the Council and various views from their own perspectives. Programme 3.00 - 3.10 p.m.: Welcome address - Agnieszka Zalewska 3.10 - 3.25 p.m.: The history of the Council: a brief selection of highlights - Jens Vigen 3.25 - 3.40 p.m.: The Council as seen by a Member State - Sijbrand De Jong 3.40 - 3.55 p.m.: The Council as seen by an outreach specialist - Steven Goldfarb 3.55 - 4.10 p.m.: The Council as seen by a young scie...

  8. The knowledge economy and Dutch cities

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    van Oort, Frank; Raspe, Otto

    2005-01-01

    How can cities and metropolitan regions remain prosperous and competitive in a rapidly changing economy? In our paper we argue that 'the knowledge economy' offers perspectives for growth and added value creation. The paper clarifies what elements the knowledge economy actually consists of, how it can be measured in statistical indicators, in which regions and cities in the Netherlands the knowledge economy has its most significant imprints and what statistical association there is between the...

  9. Mentoring Functions within the American Council on Education (ACE) Fellows Leadership Development Program: A Mixed Methods Study

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    Grotrian-Ryan, Sheri A.

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine and better comprehend the concept of mentoring within the American Council on Education (ACE) Fellows Program. This study addressed the functions of mentoring and how they applied to those participating in the ACE Fellows Program--from the Fellows' (or protégés') perspectives. A sequential…

  10. Autonomy and ‘Appointment’ of representatives to General Councils in Río de la Plata during the times of autonomism (1810-1811. The city of San Miguel de Tucumán and its deputy at the Junta Grande

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    Gabriela Paula Lupiañez

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available This paper aims to show the way that a small and subordinated city located to the northwest of the viceroyalty of the Rio de la Plata understood the “autonomy” between 1810-11. Being part of the Spanish monarchy, San Miguel de Tucumán had to find a way to overcome the crisis of this monarchy by the time that sovereignty was in fact exercised by the revolutionary government and the peoples of the viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata. The city dealt with more than one way of thinking about its relationships. That was not underlined enough by a historiography that emphasized the capital city prevalence as well as Tucuman´s subordination to Buenos Aires. To support this statement this research followed the representative itinerary at the Junta Grande.

  11. 78 FR 13641 - Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council); March 5-11, 2013 Pacific Council Meeting

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    2013-02-28

    ... Habitat Issues F. Administrative Matters 1. Research Planning 2. Approval of Council Meeting Minutes 3... interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Carolyn Porter at 503-820-2280 at least five...

  12. Sustainable Cities

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    Georg, Susse; Garza de Linde, Gabriela Lucía

    Judging from the number of communities and cities striving or claiming to be sustainable and how often eco-development is invoked as the means for urban regeneration, it appears that sustainable and eco-development have become “the leading paradigm within urban development” (Whitehead 2003). But......), urban design competitions are understudied mechanisms for bringing about field level changes. Drawing on actor network theory, this paper examines how urban design competitions may bring about changes within the professional field through the use of intermediaries such as a sustainable planning....../assessment tool. The context for our study is urban regeneration in one Danish city, which had been suffering from industrial decline and which is currently investing in establishing a “sustainable city”. Based on this case study we explore how the insights and inspiration evoked in working with the tool...

  13. 2013 Elections to Staff Council

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    2013-01-01

    Elections Timetable Starting with Echo of 16 September, posters, etc. call for applications Monday 21 October, at noon closing date for receipt of the applications Monday 28 October, at noon start date for voting Monday 11 November, at noon closing date for voting Monday 18 and Monday 25 November, publication of the results in Echo Tuesday 19 November Staff Association Assizes Tuesday 3 December, at 10.00 a.m. first meeting of the new Staff Council and election of the new Executive Committee The voting procedure is monitored by the Election Committee, which is also in charge of announcing the results in Echo on 18 and 25 November. n its meeting on 11 September 2013, the Electoral Commission decided on the following distribution of seats in colleges O.1 to O.6: Sectors Departments Career paths AA – A – B – C – D Career paths E – F – G – H Accelerators and Technology BE TE EN Electoral colle...

  14. 2011 Elections to Staff Council

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    2011-01-01

    Elections Timetable Starting with Echo of 26 September, posters, etc. call for applications Wednesday 26 October, at noon closing date for receipt of the application Monday 31 October, at noon start date for voting Monday 14 November, at noon closing date for voting Monday 21 November, publication of the results in Echo Tuesday 22 and Wednesday 29 November Staff Association Assizes Tuesday 6 December, at 10.00 a.m. first meeting of the new Staff Council and election of the new Executive Committee The voting procedure will be monitored by the Election Committee, which is also in charge of announcing the results in Echo on 21 November. In its meeting on 19 September 2011, the Electoral Commission decided on the following distribution of seats in colleges 0.1 to 0.6: Sector Department Career path AA – A – B – C – D Career path E – F – G – H Accelerators and Technology BE TE EN Electoral college 0.1 18 si&e...

  15. 2013 Elections to Staff Council

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    2013-01-01

    Elections Timetable Starting with Echo of 16 September, posters, etc. call for applications Monday 21 October, at noon closing date for receipt of the applications Monday 28 October, at noon start date for voting Monday 11 November, at noon closing date for voting Monday 18 and Monday 25 November, publication of the results in Echo Tuesday 19 November Staff Association Assizes Tuesday 3 December, at 10.00 a.m. first meeting of the new Staff Council and election of the new Executive Committee The voting procedure is monitored by the Election Committee, which is also in charge of announcing the results in Echo on 18 and 25 November. n its meeting on 11 September 2013, the Electoral Commission decided on the following distribution of seats in colleges O.1 to O.6: Sectors Departments Career paths AA – A – B – C – D Career paths E – F – G – H Accelerators and Technology BE TE EN Electoral college 0.1 13 si&...

  16. Nuclear facilities and terrorism (European Nuclear Council)

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    Attack from September 11, 2001 exceed the boundary of risk of the peace world. Realised measures in nuclear power plants are measured aid for their protection. European Nuclear Council supports all decisions accepted by European governments. (author)

  17. President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition

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    ... Newsletter Search Site President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition Be Active Why Is It Important? Ways To ... Let's Move! Active School today. From Our Blog Nutrition , Physical Activity The Fastest Way to Living Healthy ...

  18. 77 FR 55218 - Homeland Security Advisory Council

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    2012-09-07

    ...The Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) will meet in person and members of the public may participate by conference call on September 25, 2012. The two-day meeting will be partially closed to the...

  19. United States Interagency Council on Homelessness

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    ... State Data & Contacts Map Click to open map → United States Interagency Council ON HOMELESSNESS The U.S. Interagency ... Office of Management and Budget Social Security Administration United States Postal Service White House Office of Faith- ...

  20. US sanctions on Russia hit ITER council

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    Clery, Daniel

    2014-06-01

    The ITER fusion experiment has had to bow to the impact of US sanctions against Russia and move the venue of its council meeting, scheduled for 18-19 June, from St Petersburg to the project headquarters in Cadarache, France.

  1. Workforce mobility: Contributing towards smart city

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    Nor, N. M.; Wahap, N. A.

    2014-02-01

    Smart cities gained importance as a means of making ICT enabled services and applications available to the citizens, companies and authorities that form part of a city's system. It aims at increasing citizen's quality of life, and improving the efficiency and quality of the services provided by governing entities and businesses. This perspective requires an integrated vision of a city and of its infrastructures in all components. One of the characteristics of a smart city is mobility. The concept of mobility, especially for the workforce, is studied through a research carried out on a daily work undertaken as a prototype in the administrative town of Putrajaya, Malaysia. Utilizing the location track from GNSS integrated with mobile devices platform, information on movement and mobility was analysed for quality and efficiency of services rendered. This paper will highlight the research and outcomes that were successfully carried out and will suggest that workforce mobility management can benefit the authorities towards implementing a smart city concept.

  2. CDA Judicial Council: blending idealism and practicality.

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    Kiger, Robert D

    2013-07-01

    The California Dental Association Judicial Council has the responsibility for interpreting and enforcing the Code of Ethics, for disciplining members and for fostering a climate of education and ethics awareness for CDA members. The Council recognizes the inherent difficulty in rigid enforcement of the Code of Ethics, and chooses to take an approach that educates and encourages members to embrace the highest standards of our profession as outlined in the Code. PMID:24024298

  3. Opening of the 123rd Council session

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    Patrice Loïez

    2002-01-01

    The CERN Council held its 123rd session on 13 December 2002 under the chairmanship of Professor Maurice Bourquin. The election of the next Director General, the Baseline Plan for 2003-2010 and a new status for non-European states were among the items agreed. Photo 01: (left to right) Director-General Prof. Luciano Maiani, President of Council Prof. Maurice Bourquin, and Director of administration Jan van der Boon.

  4. Verifying Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit

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    Sainsbury, R.; Corden, A; Carlisle, J

    1998-01-01

    This report presents findings of qualitative research into the procedures used to verify Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit claims in a representative sample of 30 local authorities. It includes information on local authorities' approach to fraud prevention, application forms, internal auditing and the resource implications of setting up and operating the Department's forthcoming Verification Framework for Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit claims. The research was based on intervie...

  5. 75 FR 47624 - Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council

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    2010-08-06

    ... Fish and Wildlife Service Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife... public meeting of the Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council (Council). DATES: The meeting will be.... App., we announce that the Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council will hold a meeting...

  6. 76 FR 75898 - Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council

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    2011-12-05

    ... Fish and Wildlife Service Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife... (Service), announce a public teleconference of the Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council (Council.... The Council represents the interests of the public and private sectors of the sport fishing,...

  7. 75 FR 22423 - Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council

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    2010-04-28

    ... Fish and Wildlife Service Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife... public meeting of the Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council (Council). DATES: The meeting will be... announce that the Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council will hold a meeting. Background The...

  8. 78 FR 4161 - Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council

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    2013-01-18

    ... Fish and Wildlife Service Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife... (Service), announce a public teleconference of the Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council (Council.... App., we announce that Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council will hold a...

  9. 78 FR 33856 - Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council

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    2013-06-05

    ... Fish and Wildlife Service Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife... (Service), announce a public teleconference of the Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council (Council.... App., we announce that Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council will hold a...

  10. 75 FR 2053 - Establishment of the Council of Governors

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    2010-01-14

    ... person. (Presidential Sig.) THE WHITE HOUSE, January 11, 2010. [FR Doc. 2010-705 Filed 1-13-10; 8:45 am... of the Council of Governors By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the... follows: Section 1. Council of Governors. (a) There is established a Council of Governors (Council)....

  11. 77 FR 51521 - New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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    2012-08-24

    ... Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul J... National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648-XC179 New England Fishery Management Council... Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Scientific and Statistical Committee to...

  12. 78 FR 33068 - New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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    2013-06-03

    ...: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950; telephone (978... National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648-XC712 New England Fishery Management Council... Council (Council) will hold a 3-day meeting to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in...

  13. 78 FR 27367 - New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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    2013-05-10

    ... England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950. FOR FURTHER... National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648-XC674 New England Fishery Management Council... Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Monkfish Committee on May 29, 2013 and May...

  14. 77 FR 58982 - New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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    2012-09-25

    ... England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950. FOR FURTHER... National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648-XC256 New England Fishery Management Council... Council's (Council) Groundfish Committee will meet to consider actions affecting New England fisheries...

  15. 75 FR 70722 - New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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    2010-11-18

    ... Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul J... National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN: 0648-XA044 New England Fishery Management Council... Council's (Council) VMS/ Enforcement Committee will meet to consider actions affecting New...

  16. 78 FR 65617 - New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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    2013-11-01

    ... addressed to the New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950... National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648-XC952 New England Fishery Management Council... Council (Council) will hold a one-day meeting on November 20, 2013 to consider actions affecting...

  17. 78 FR 54868 - New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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    2013-09-06

    ... Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950; telephone: (978) 465-0492. FOR FURTHER... National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648-XC854 New England Fishery Management Council... Council (Council) will hold a three-day meeting on September 24-26, 2013 to consider actions affecting...

  18. 75 FR 47268 - New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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    2010-08-05

    ... Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION... National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN: 0648-XY00 New England Fishery Management Council... Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Scientific and Statistical Committee, on August...

  19. 75 FR 63146 - New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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    2010-10-14

    ... Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul J... National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648-XZ64 New England Fishery Management Council... Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Scientific and Statistical Committee, on...

  20. 78 FR 31519 - New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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    2013-05-24

    ... address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950. FOR... National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648-XC696 New England Fishery Management Council... Council's (Council) Groundfish Oversight Committee will meet to consider actions affecting New...

  1. 75 FR 9392 - New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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    2010-03-02

    ... Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul J... National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648-XU75 New England Fishery Management Council... Council's (Council) Groundfish Committee will meet to consider actions affecting New England fisheries...

  2. 18 CFR 701.57 - Official decisions of the Council.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 18 Conservation of Power and Water Resources 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Official decisions of the Council. 701.57 Section 701.57 Conservation of Power and Water Resources WATER RESOURCES COUNCIL COUNCIL ORGANIZATION Headquarters Organization § 701.57 Official decisions of the Council....

  3. 75 FR 80798 - New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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    2010-12-23

    ... Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul J. Howard... National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648-XA106 New England Fishery Management Council... Council's (Council) Groundfish Committee will meet to consider actions affecting New England fisheries...

  4. 75 FR 66357 - New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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    2010-10-28

    ... accommodations should be addressed to the New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2... National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648-XA007 New England Fishery Management Council... Council (Council) will hold a three-day meeting on Tuesday through Thursday, November 16-18, 2010...

  5. 77 FR 26515 - New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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    2012-05-04

    ... Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul J... National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648-XC015 New England Fishery Management Council... Council's (Council) Groundfish Advisory Panel will meet to consider actions affecting New...

  6. 77 FR 42278 - New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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    2012-07-18

    ...: (603) 431-2300; fax: (603) 433-5649. Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water... National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting...), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; public meeting. SUMMARY: The New England Fishery Management Council's...

  7. 18 CFR 701.76 - The Water Resources Council Staff.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 18 Conservation of Power and Water Resources 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false The Water Resources Council Staff. 701.76 Section 701.76 Conservation of Power and Water Resources WATER RESOURCES COUNCIL COUNCIL ORGANIZATION Headquarters Organization § 701.76 The Water Resources Council Staff. The...

  8. 36 CFR 242.11 - Regional advisory councils.

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    2010-07-01

    ... Board will identify the interest(s) the applicants propose to represent on the respective Regional... Regional Council. To ensure that each Council represents a diversity of interests, the Board will strive to... councils. (a) The Board shall establish a Regional Council for each subsistence resource region...

  9. 77 FR 26784 - Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council

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    2012-05-07

    ... Fish and Wildlife Service Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife... (Service), announce a public teleconference of the Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council (Council.... App., we announce that Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council will hold a...

  10. 77 FR 61626 - Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council

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    2012-10-10

    ... Fish and Wildlife Service Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife...), announce a public meeting of the Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council (Council). A Federal.... App., we announce that the Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council will hold a...

  11. 77 FR 4575 - Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council

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    2012-01-30

    ... Fish and Wildlife Service Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife... public meeting of the Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council (Council). DATES: Meeting... Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council will hold a meeting. Background Formed in February...

  12. Innovation 2.0 and Smart City in Perspective of Metasynthetic Engineering Theory of Qian Xuesen%钱学森大成智慧理论视角下的创新2.0和智慧城市

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    宋刚; 朱慧; 童云海

    2014-01-01

    新一代信息技术的发展和知识社会的来临催生了创新2.0,创新2.0视野下的智慧城市正在成为这个时代城市发展的主题。钱学森先生前瞻性提出的大成智慧学理论对智慧城市建设具有重要的指导意义。本文从复杂性科学的视角分析了城市的复杂巨系统特性,阐述新一代技术应用给智慧城市创新所带来的机遇,以及在新一代信息技术支撑下综合集成方法在智慧城市建设中的应用。创新2.0视野下智慧城市建设应抓住新一代信息技术的机遇并高度重视人的因素,营造有利于创新涌现的制度和生态,推动城市的可持续发展。%The new generation of ICT, together with the emerging knowledge-based society, drives the democratization of innovation hence the emergence of Innovation 2.0. Smart city becomes the theme of city development of the era. The Metasynthetic Engineering theory of Qian Xuesen is very important to smart city construction. This paper analyzed the characteristics of complex giant system of city in perspective of complexity science, analyzed the opportunities of city de-velopment triggered by ICT innovation, and studied the application of meta-synthesis methodology in smart city. In per-spective of Innovation, smart city construction should seize the new information technology opportunities and pay attention to the people factor, and create the system and ecosystem conducive to innovation emergence, and fuel urban and regional sustainable development.

  13. The Experience City and challenges for Architects and Urban Designers

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    Marling, Gitte

    2008-01-01

    The article discusse the challenges of the experience economy from a Nordic welfare perspective. It argues that the challenges of the experience economy must be combined with the ambition that our cities are not reduced to entertainment engines. The urban life in the Nordic "welfare cities" must ...

  14. Smart Aarhus: Participatory Digital City Development in Scandinavia

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    Brynskov, Martin

    This talk will present and discuss some of the most prominent opportunities and challenges facing cities with an ambition to leverage the potential of digital technologies. The perspective is that of Aarhus, Denmark, a Scandinavian city situated in Nothern Europe in a conurbanized area of approxi...

  15. Flying Cities

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    Ciger, Jan

    2006-01-01

    of providing a tangible correspondence between the two spaces. This interaction mean has proved to suit the artistic expression well but it also aims at providing anyone with a pleasant and stimulating feedback from speech activity, a new medium for creativity and a way to visually perceive a vocal...... performance. As the feedback we have received when presenting Flying Cities was very positive, our objective now is to cross the bridge between art and the potential applications to the rehabilitation of people with reduced mobility or for the treatment of language impairments....

  16. Determinant Attributes of City Brand Personality That Influence Strategic Communication

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    Muhamad Fazil Ahmad; Ezhar Bin Tamam; Jusang Bin Bolong; Zulhamri Bin Abdullah

    2013-01-01

    This paper examines the determinant attributes of city brand personality that influence strategic communication of Bandar Melaka world heritage city UNESCO. The results will provide insight on the development of a city brand personality scale, that can be applied in the Malaysian context. Based on Aaker (1997), Brand Personality Scale (BPS), the study adjusted the scale used in the Bandar Melaka for strategic communication. The study approaches the issues from several perspectives including t...

  17. Smart Cities and Languages: The Language Network

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    Andrea Gobbi; Stefania Spina

    2013-01-01

    This paper intends to analyze the potential of smart cities from a linguistic perspective, with particular attention towards aspects such as second language acquisition (SLA), social inclusion and innovation, but also positive influences on sectors such as tourism and commerce. After an introduction of the theoretical foundations, the possible developing scenarios will be taken into consideration and analyzed more in detail.

  18. Smart Cities and Languages: The Language Network

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    Andrea Gobbi

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available This paper intends to analyze the potential of smart cities from a linguistic perspective, with particular attention towards aspects such as second language acquisition (SLA, social inclusion and innovation, but also positive influences on sectors such as tourism and commerce. After an introduction of the theoretical foundations, the possible developing scenarios will be taken into consideration and analyzed more in detail.

  19. Experiencing the Tourist City. The European Capital of Culture in Re-designing City Routes

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    Manuela Guerreiro; Júlio Mendes

    2014-01-01

    Assuming that providing memorable experiences is the raison d’être of tourism industry, the city envisaged as a tourist destination should assume the tourist’s perspective when designing the settings and the most significant activities of a visit. Cities are facing new challenges, noticeably the globalisation of economies, the growing importance of the visual and the symbolic that define the current trends of consumption and the attractiveness of a place. Culture and events play a strat...

  20. Branding Cities, Changing Societies

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    Ooi, Can-Seng

    Societal changes are seldom discussed in the literature on city branding. The time element is important because it highlights the fluctuating reality of society. The city brand message freezes the place but in fact, the city branding exercise is a continuous process. Society emerges too. City...... brands are supposed to accentuate the uniqueness of the city, be built from the bottom-up and reflect the city's identity. This paper highlights three paradoxes, pointing out that city branding processes can also make cities more alike, bring about societal changes and forge new city identities. A city...... branding campaign does not just present the city, it may change the city. The relationships between the branding exercise and the city are intertwined in the evolution of the place....

  1. Learning Cities as Healthy Green Cities: Building Sustainable Opportunity Cities

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    Kearns, Peter

    2012-01-01

    This paper discusses a new generation of learning cities we have called EcCoWell cities (Economy, Community, Well-being). The paper was prepared for the PASCAL International Exchanges (PIE) and is based on international experiences with PIE and developments in some cities. The paper argues for more holistic and integrated development so that…

  2. Challenges, Changes, and Impact of the Council on Social Work Education Women's Council: An Update

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    Tower, Leslie E.; Lazzari, Marceline M.; Faul, Anna C.; Alvarez, Ann Rosegrant

    2015-01-01

    This article highlights the contributions of the Council on the Role and Status of Women in Social Work Education (Women's Council) as well as the role and status of women in social work education. For this historical analysis update, the authors drew on several primary and secondary data sources. The first major theme was organizational…

  3. 77 FR 46732 - Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council); Public Meetings

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    2012-08-06

    ... Document for Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Amendment 4 Designating Petroleum Platforms and Artificial Reefs as Essential Fish Habitat. --Recess-- Council Wednesday, August 22, 2012 10:30 a.m.--The Council... National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648-XC140 Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management...

  4. Managing for Results in America's Great City Schools 2014: Results from Fiscal Year 2012-13. A Report of the Performance Measurement and Benchmarking Project

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    Council of the Great City Schools, 2014

    2014-01-01

    In 2002 the "Council of the Great City Schools" and its members set out to develop performance measures that could be used to improve business operations in urban public school districts. The Council launched the "Performance Measurement and Benchmarking Project" to achieve these objectives. The purposes of the project was to:…

  5. Managing for Results in America's Great City Schools. A Report of the Performance Measurement and Benchmarking Project

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    Council of the Great City Schools, 2012

    2012-01-01

    "Managing for Results in America's Great City Schools, 2012" is presented by the Council of the Great City Schools to its members and the public. The purpose of the project was and is to develop performance measures that can improve the business operations of urban public school districts nationwide. This year's report includes data from 61 of the…

  6. Luis Albert and the first urban plans of the Provincial Council of Valencia

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    José Luis Merlo Fuertes

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available This article will analyze the urban plans of those municipalities in the Province of Valencia that embraced the technical assistance given by the Provincial Council for the planning composition, at the time of Luis Albert Ballesteros, the provincial council architect. Those first urban plans of the Provincial Council make up a homogeneous set of documents since they respond to a unique style of urban planning that varies as much as the original core of the population does. The common element is the ground plan centrality that would be highlighted by an area or a protected green zone that will somehow link to the urban proposals connected to the city-garden model by Howard. Commencement of which began at a time characterized mainly by the co-existence of a great diversity of laws and percepts, making it so that the meaning of the term urban planning could be applied in a variety of ways. The urban plans of the Provincial Council represent the latest inheritance of the extension models and interior remodeling. In the transition to the Land Planning Act (Ley de Suelo of 1956, these plans have the interest in being, in addition to the last examples of the so-called urbanism in the municipal tradition, one of the ancestors of the current master plans of urban development (plan general de ordenación urbana.

  7. “Suicide Heights”: Council Estates As Sites Of Entrapment And Resistance In Hello Mum

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    Sebnem Toplu

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available Council estates have been contestable social spaces of contemporary urban life in metropolitan cities like London and the marginalizing spatial experience they provide for the “working class” has been a problematic topic for many disciplines like architecture, sociology, psychology and literature. Considering the significance of space for the body in literary works, this essay analyses the black British woman writer Bernardine Evaristo’s fifth work, Hello Mum, a short-fiction, which revolves primarily around a fourteen-year-old black teenager Jerome’s tragic experience in a council estate in London. In this essay, scrutinizing Bernardine Evaristo’s novella Hello Mum and inhabiting a council estate as a challenging spatial experience, I suggest the teenager victim Jerome’s narrative reveals a kind of physical and psychological entrapment and resistance to the dominant ideology of the council estates, offers an alternative perception for the black people who are obliged to live in such marginalized places. 

  8. Open letter to President of CERN Council

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    2010-01-01

    Geneva, 1 February 2010 Dear President of Council, The active and retired members of the Pension Fund are very concerned and indignant about the way in which Council is dealing with the alarming question of the balance of the Fund. Indeed, in 2004 the actuarial review had alerted Council to the matter of the technical deficit of the scheme and the insufficient funding of its benefit scheme. At that time, Council contented itself with putting in place a mechanism of under-indexation of pensions – arbitrary and discriminatory in that it called on the solidarity of the pensioners only – and with deciding on a very small increase in contributions to the Fund, a token measure having no relation to the size of the problem. Since 2004, all that Council has done is to ask for one study after another: in December 2004, December 2005, December 2006, June 2007, and June 2008. The conclusions of the last study, carried out by the Pension Fund Governing Board, were presented on 11 November 2009. Th...

  9. A Hundred Years Later. Streetcars are still rattling in Baltic Cities

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    Dominika V. Polanska

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available A young geographer by the name of Sten De Geer mapped the cities around the Baltic Sea in an article published in 1912. As an attempt to capture the urban structure of Baltic region cities, his paper is unique. In this article, we comment on his meticulous descriptions of these cities, with a century-long perspective.

  10. Pittsburgh City Facilities

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    Allegheny County / City of Pittsburgh / Western PA Regional Data Center — Pittsburgh City FacilitiesIncludes: City Administrative Buildings, Police Stations, Fire Stations, EMS Stations, DPW Sites, Senior Centers, Recreation Centers,...

  11. Agenda Responsiveness in the European Council

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    Alexandrova, Petya; Rasmussen, Anne; Toshkov, Dimiter

    2016-01-01

    . However, a detailed examination of the shifts in prioritisation of single issues over time reveals little evidence for dynamic issue responsiveness. Recently the European Council has paid more attention to the issues that the public considered the most pressing problems but the convergence could possibly......The existence of political responsiveness in multi-level systems like the EU remains an open question despite significant recent research on the topic. This article studies whether the European Council responds to the shifting policy priorities of European citizens. More specifically, it explores...... the synchronic and diachronic associations between what people consider to be the most important problems and the political attention devoted to these issues from 2003 to 2014. The economic crisis after 2008 appears to have made the ranking of public concerns and the European Council agenda more alike...

  12. Cities, Towns and Villages - City Limit (polygon)

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    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — Data available online through GeoStor at http://www.geostor.arkansas.gov. Arkansas Cities: This data set contains all of the city limit boundaries within the state...

  13. 'Facework', Flow and the City

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    Jensen, Ole B.

    2006-01-01

    This paper contains a re-reading of Simmel and Goffman with an eye to the mobility practices of the contemporary city. The paper offers a ‘new’ perspective on mobility in the contemporary city by re-reading two sociological ‘classics’ as there is a need to conceptualise the everyday level of flow...... and mobility in the midst of an intellectual climate dominated by grand theories of networks and globalisation. In the re-reading of Simmel and Goffman, the aim is to reach an understanding of how contemporary material mobility flows and symbolic orders and meanings are produced and re-produced. You may argue......, they rather carry important insights that will benefit the sociology of mobility. Arguably Simmel and Goffman offer the opportunity to connect the global flows to the everyday level of social practice, as well as linking more basic/classic sociological theory to contemporary issues of mobility. The reason...

  14. City evacuations an interdisciplinary approach

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    Binner, Jane; Branicki, Layla; Galla, Tobias; Jones, Nick; King, James; Kolokitha, Magdalini; Smyrnakis, Michalis

    2015-01-01

    Evacuating a city is a complex problem that involves issues of governance, preparedness education, warning, information sharing, population dynamics, resilience and recovery. As natural and anthropogenic threats to cities grow, it is an increasingly pressing problem for policy makers and practitioners.   The book is the result of a unique interdisciplinary collaboration between researchers in the physical and social sciences to consider how an interdisciplinary approach can help plan for large scale evacuations.  It draws on perspectives from physics, mathematics, organisation theory, economics, sociology and education.  Importantly it goes beyond disciplinary boundaries and considers how interdisciplinary methods are necessary to approach a complex problem involving human actors and increasingly complex communications and transportation infrastructures.   Using real world case studies and modelling the book considers new approaches to evacuation dynamics.  It addresses questions of complexity, not only ...

  15. Sister Cities Flourish

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    2008-01-01

    @@ Building sister city relation,also known as friendsh ip city,is a common channel for cities in different countries to keep a closer tie and communication.According to the statistics from China International Friendship Cities Association,up to the end of 2007,1087 provinces and states and 314 cities from 120 countries in the world have found their sister cities in China.Among them,Japan has the largest amount of Chinese sister cities,that is 200 provinces and 33 cities,and takes up almost 17 percent of the total number.

  16. Northern Land Council v. the Commonwealth

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    The Ranger Project Area in the Northern Territory contains deposits of uranium. By section 5 of the Atomic Energy Amendment Act (No. 2) 1980 the assignment of an agreement between the Commonwealth and joint venturers for the conduct of uranium mining was authorised. The Northern Land Council, representing Aboriginal interests, challenged the validity of the section. It was held that the section was valid. The Council also submitted that, although it had entered into an agreement with the Commonwealth in 1978, the agreement was void or voidable

  17. City positioning theories and city core competencies

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    Xinquan; Zhu

    2007-01-01

    Gity positioning The Chinese city in a decision develops the topic of the destiny. Since the 90's of 20 centuries, the economic integral and globalization developed rapidly. The development make national boundary become not so important, the function of the city is increasingly outstanding. In other words, national competition ability is morally now on the city competition ability. At the same time, this development result that the industry is divided internationally and is divided in cities. Therefore, under the condition of globalization, if the city wants the superior development, it must take advantages and avoid shortage, to position the city accurately, establish the competition and development the strategy. The city positioning is clearly defined the city competition ability, more important it indicated the direction of the city development. Trough the analysis of the resource and environment of the city, decide an accurate position of the best function of the city, well configure the inner and outside resource, catch the opportunities,face the challenges, maximized the market share in order to maximized the wealth and city competition ability.

  18. Evaluation Report: The Workplace Education Program of the Central Labor Council and the Consortium for Worker Education (October 1, 1989-June 30, 1990).

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    Gross, Alan L.; Feldmann, Shirley

    A study investigated key aspects of New York City's Workplace Education Program of the Central Labor Council for Worker Education in 15 union workplace literacy programs. The program enrolled 3,775 students and offered 215 classes in English as a Second Language (ESL), basic education (BED), and union-specific or skills programs. Within each type,…

  19. An integrated water resources management strategy for Al-Ain City, United Arab Emirates

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    Mohamed, M. M.

    2014-01-01

    Al-Ain is the second largest city in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and the third in the UAE. Currently, desalination plants are the only source of drinking water in the city with an average daily supply of 170 MIG. Recently, Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC) released Al-Ain 2030 Plan. Projects suggested in this plan, over and above the expected natural population growth, will certainly put additional stress on the water resources in the city. Therefore, Al-Ain city seems to be in urgent need ...

  20. [The role of management councils of public policies: a debate on practices in the Municipal Councils of Chapecó, Santa Catarina State].

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    Kleba, Maria Elisabeth; Matielo, Alexandre; Comerlatto, Dunia; Renk, Elisonia; Colliselli, Liane

    2010-05-01

    In this work we analyze the effectiveness of social control from a study of attributions of Municipal Councils of: social assistance, children and teenagers' rights, health and, education in Chapecó city. The data was collected by the reading of official documents, application of questionnaires, systematic observation and a meeting in which the focus group technique was used. Five categories of action were found: to deliberate, to supervise, to regulate, to give assistance, to communicate, and other less frequents actions. The analysis of information revels an overcharge of attributions of bureaucracy, restricting the political debate on the role of councilors. Besides this, we question the legitimacy of the conferred attributions, considering the objective conditions of its participation: the volunteer character, non-remunerated; the restrict time of the meetings the lack of qualified and self-made physical and operational structure, and others. The Management Councils are the spaces of citizenship practice, what requires a bigger actuation in creation and strength of dialogue processes with different social actors, establishing a connection in the partner net in favor of dealing with social problems of the city and the construction of favorable conditions for life. PMID:20464192

  1. Integrative Processes in the Romanian Contemporary Rural. The Impact of Advisory Community Councils

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    Elena UNGURU

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available This research has the purpose to identify several ways to improve social services in rural areas from Romania, especially from Iasi County. In this article we focused our attention on the views of members of Advisory Community Councils from Iasi County, in order to highlight their perspectives in improving the social services developed in the researched areas.This article was developed during the research “Supervision of Social Services from rural areas of the county of Iasi”; the research was made on behalf of Lumen Research Centre in Humanistic Science and of “Supervision and Social Planning “Master Program, from “AI Cuza” University Iasi. The research frameworks are more complex than this exposure, that’s why we limited the analysis in this article on the perceptions of members of Advisory Community Councils to modern social services and their supervision.

  2. Birmingham-Britain’s Second Largest City

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    汪伦

    2009-01-01

    Surrounded by several motorways, separated by canals and with many modem shopping centres, Birmingham seems like a huge maze (迷宫). (1) Best to.set your bearings on the great Council House 19th-century buildings which is located in the heart of town. This area consists of Victoria and Chamberlain Squares, which are the most attractive architecture in the city. To the west are Centenary Square, the International Convention Centre and Symphony Hall, as well as the popular bars and cafes. To the northwest is the colourful Jewellery Quarter. In the southeast of the area are the Pallasades and Pavilions shopping centres and the City Plaza.

  3. 76 FR 66304 - Employee Thrift Advisory Council

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    2011-10-26

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office FEDERAL RETIREMENT THRIFT INVESTMENT BOARD Employee Thrift Advisory Council TIME AND DATE: 2 p.m. (EST), November 15, 2011. PLACE: 4th.... Legislation: (a) Update on Board Member nominations. (b) Nonappropriated Fund status. (c) 3-year statute...

  4. 76 FR 9765 - National Coal Council

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    2011-02-22

    ..., Department of Energy. Council Business: Finance report by Committee Chairman Joe Hopf. Presentation by Coal Policy Committee Chairman Frank Blake on the findings and recommendations in the new NCC Report. Presentation by Mike Howard, President and CEO of Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). Presentation by...

  5. Community Bioethics: The Health Decisions Community Council.

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    Gallegos, Tom; Mrgudic, Kate

    1993-01-01

    Sees health care decision making posing variety of complex issues for individuals, families, and providers. Describes Health Decisions Community Council (HDCC), community-based bioethics committee established to offer noninstitutional forum for discussion of health care dilemmas. Notes that social work skills and values for autonomy and…

  6. Economics at the American Chemistry Council

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    Thomas Kevin Swift

    2014-01-01

    This article examines the role of the economics team at the American Chemistry Council, a major trade association representing the leading companies in the business of chemistry. The history of the team, its organization, its role in providing good statistics, monitoring and forecasting business conditions, conducting policy analysis, and thoughts on managing professionals are presented.

  7. 75 FR 63215 - Federal Salary Council Meeting

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    2010-10-14

    ... MANAGEMENT Federal Salary Council Meeting AGENCY: Office of Personnel Management. ACTION: Notice of Meeting... the Office of Personnel Management) about the locality pay program for General Schedule employees... the meeting. DATES: October 29, 2010, at 10 a.m. Location: Office of Personnel Management, 1900...

  8. 77 FR 59026 - Federal Salary Council

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    2012-09-25

    ... MANAGEMENT Federal Salary Council AGENCY: Office of Personnel Management. ACTION: Notice of meeting. SUMMARY... Personnel Management) about the locality pay program for General Schedule employees under section 5304 of... the meeting. DATES: October 19, 2012, at 9 a.m. Location: Office of Personnel Management, 1900...

  9. Network form of the Danish agricultural council

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    Graversen, Jesper Tranbjerg; Karantininis, Kostas

    The Danish Agricultural Council (DAC) is a joint committee for the Danish farmers' associations and a number of other political and professional organisations of the agri-food industry. Danish farmers are often members of both the local farmer union and at least one cooperative, and both farmer...

  10. 75 FR 20832 - National Coal Council

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    2010-04-21

    ... Generate Electricity Council Business: Finance Report by Committee Chairman Joe Hopf Secretary's Report by... Roger Bezdek on Green Transmission: An Opportunity for Clean Coal Technologies Other Business Adjourn... Michael.Ducker@HQ.DOE.GOV (e-mail). You must make your request for an oral statement at least 5...

  11. Council Offers Sexual Harrassment Policy Guidelines.

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    McMillen, Liz

    1986-01-01

    The American Council on Education has published guidelines for institutions to use in establishing and carrying out policy on sexual harrassment, addressing such issues as grievance procedures, dissemination of information about policy and claim resolutions, campus education programs, recordkeeping, and the use of a coordinator to handle reports…

  12. 77 FR 61466 - National Women's Business Council

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    2012-10-09

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION National Women's Business Council AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Notice of....gov . Dan S. Jones, Small Business Administration Committee Management Officer. BILLING CODE P...

  13. Summary Analysis [United States Water Resources Council].

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    Roose, John B.; Cobb, Gary D.

    This report contains a summary and analysis of public response to the Water Resources Council proposed principles and standards and its accompanying draft environmental impact statement for planning the use of water and related land resources as well as planning and evaluating water and related land resources programs and projects. Both written…

  14. 78 FR 53156 - Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council; Teleconference

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    2013-08-28

    ... Fish and Wildlife Service Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council; Teleconference AGENCY: Fish... Wildlife Service (Service), announce a public teleconference of the Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership.... App., we announce that Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council will hold a...

  15. 78 FR 49752 - National Environmental Education Advisory Council

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    2013-08-15

    ... AGENCY National Environmental Education Advisory Council AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA... series of teleconference meetings of the National Environmental Education Advisory Council (NEEAC). The... EPA under the National Environmental Education Act (the Act). The purpose of these...

  16. 78 FR 12056 - National Environmental Education Advisory Council

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    2013-02-21

    ... AGENCY National Environmental Education Advisory Council AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA... series of teleconference meetings of the National Environmental Education Advisory Council (NEEAC). The... EPA under the National Environmental Education Act (the Act). The purpose of these...

  17. 78 FR 21709 - Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council (IRSAC); Nominations

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    2013-04-11

    ... Internal Revenue Service Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council (IRSAC); Nominations AGENCY: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury. ACTION: Request for Applications. SUMMARY: The Internal Revenue... Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council (IRSAC). Nominations should describe and document the...

  18. 77 FR 24268 - Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council (IRSAC); Nominations

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    2012-04-23

    ... Internal Revenue Service Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council (IRSAC); Nominations AGENCY: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury. ACTION: Request for applications. SUMMARY: The Internal Revenue... Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council (IRSAC). Nominations should describe and document the...

  19. 77 FR 55810 - Meeting of the Manufacturing Council

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    2012-09-11

    ... International Trade Administration Meeting of the Manufacturing Council AGENCY: International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of an open meeting. SUMMARY: The Manufacturing... Jennifer Pilat, the Manufacturing Council, Room 4043, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC...

  20. 77 FR 55266 - Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council

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    2012-09-07

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Maritime Administration Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council ACTION: National Advisory Council public meeting. SUMMARY: The Maritime Administration announces that the Marine...

  1. 78 FR 77449 - National Environmental Education Advisory Council Meeting

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    2013-12-23

    ... Director, Office of Environmental Education. BILLING CODE 6560-50-P ... AGENCY National Environmental Education Advisory Council Meeting AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency... of a meeting of the National Environmental Education Advisory Council (NEEAC). The NEEAC was...

  2. The value of Internet research to Danish council reporters

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    Sparre, Kirsten

    2008-01-01

    archive of council affairs. Most importantly, the website expands the opportunities for monitoring council affairs. Journalists also found that access to Internet-based information on websites outside the council has improved the quality of their products. Generally, council reporters add context......This article presents the findings from qualitative interviews with nine Danish council reporters on how they use the Internet for research on council affairs. Through qualitative interviews, the article aims to qualify and expand findings from survey research on journalists' use of the Internet...... for research and asks how much value journalists add to information found on the Internet and how important Internet research is compared to other types of research. The journalists interviewed found that the council website was useful as a provider of factual information about the council and a searchable...

  3. 75 FR 66071 - North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings

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    2010-10-27

    ... Council's (NPFMC) Gulf of Alaska (GOA) and Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands (BS/AI) Groundfish plan teams will... Training Room (GOA Plan Team) and Traynor Room (BS/AI Plan Team), Seattle, WA. Council address:...

  4. 76 FR 71321 - North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings

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    2011-11-17

    ... Anchorage Hilton Hotel. DATES: The Council will begin its plenary session at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, December 7... Hilton Hotel, 500 West Third Avenue, Anchorage, AK. Council address: North Pacific Fishery...

  5. Reka patching the city, international architecture workshop

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    Ajda Primožič

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available The INA oil refinery, having a significant impact on the quality of life in Rijeka, is just about to complete the transfer of its oil production from the city to the southern penninsula of Bakar. Rijeka is thus acquiring great potential for developing new kinds of activity almost in the centre of the city.What is the quality of this newly acquired area? While the land is steep and hard to build on, the 50 ha of land and 2 km of waterfront being liberated from industry is priceless. An additional value lies in its rich industrial heritage and specific industrial building legacy. What happens to this land in the near future is therefore a very important issue.An international student workshop called PATCHING UP RIJEKA was organised by the City Council of Rijeka to generate some initial ideas about what Rijeka needs, and what the most suitable programme for the location would be. Firstly, we were introduced to the site and INA’s role in the everyday life of Rijeka in October 2009. At that time, we made an analysis which served us later when we were developing our projects. We gave a preliminary presentation of our developing ideas in Ljubljana in order to establish the direction of different groups and their progress. The final review was in Rijeka, in December 2009, where all the projects were publicly compared and critically discussed. There were no winners, but a wide range of different ideas that the City Council can now use for the future management of the newly-acquired area.

  6. A Regular City

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    Arina Sharavina

    2015-01-01

    The article describes the first plans of Chita, which served as the basis for the city development. It presents contribution to the city history made by the Decembrist Dmiry Zavalishin’s, who was the first author of the city development plan. Peculiarities of the quarter development of the realized city plan are also presented.

  7. Water changed the cities

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    Elle, Morten; Jensen, Marina Bergen

    An improvement in water infrastructure and cleaning up the waters changed many harbour cities in Denmark at the beginning of the 90s. The harbour cities changed from drity, run-down industrial harbours to clean and attractive harbour dwelling creating new city centres and vital city areas...

  8. Independent Fiscal Councils and Their Possible Role in Greece

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    Vassilis Th. Rapanoss; Georgia Kaplanoglou

    2010-01-01

    There is a growing interest in the role of independent fiscal councils in strengthening the incentives for fiscal discipline and improving fiscal performance. This paper discusses the motivation for the establishment of such councils and draws on the existing literature and the range of fiscal councils in OECD countries to discuss their key functions. In light of the recent fiscal crisis in Greece, the paper examines the potential role of such a council in enhancing fiscal transparency and ac...

  9. Urban Culture Study from Media Perspective --A Comment on ZENG Yiguo' s Imagine City: City Narrative of Mass Media Since the Reform and Opening -up%传媒视角下的城市文化研究——评曾一果的《想象城市:改革开放30年来大众媒介的城市叙事》

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    王莉

    2012-01-01

    The new book by ZENG Yiguo, taking the relationship between mass media and city as the starting point, profoundly discusses how the mass media narrate and construct the city since the reform and opening - up from different angles. This book provides an insightful perspective for people to better understand contemporary city life.%曾一果的新著以媒介与城市关系为切入点,从不同角度,深入探讨了改革以来,大众传媒对于城市的叙述和建构,为人们更好地认识当今的城市,提供了一个新的视角。

  10. Planned Parenthood Association of Cincinnati v. City of Cincinnati.

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    1986-02-21

    The Council of the City of Cincinnati passed an ordinance imposing a fine on any abortion clinic that failed to bury, deposit in a tomb or vault, or cremate an aborted human fetus. The plaintiff, a local provider of abortion services, brought an action in federal district court seeking to enjoin the city from enforcing the ordinance. Noting that the ordinance was intended to discourage or interfere with abortions, the court granted the preliminary injunction on the grounds that the plaintiff was likely to succeed in the ensuing action and that the ordinance, in violating the constitutional right to privacy, was causing irreparable harm to the public. PMID:11648373

  11. 78 FR 27366 - North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings

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    2013-05-10

    ... Hall, 101 Egan Drive, Juneau, AK. DATES: The Council will begin its plenary session at 8 a.m. on..., June 4, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Goldbelt Hotel, 51 Egan Drive, Chilkat Room, Juneau, AK. All... Centennial Hall, 101 Egan Drive, Juneau, AK. Council address: North Pacific Fishery Management Council, 605...

  12. Cal Council at Seventy: Past, Present, and Future

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    Cantor, James S.

    2015-01-01

    James Cantor, a professor in the College of Education at California State University, describes his history with the California Council on Teacher Education (CCTE or Cal Council) before becoming the President of the CCTE in 2008. He served as an active member for 10 years prior to becoming the Cal Council President. The author shares the…

  13. The American Council on Education for Journalism: An Accrediting History.

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    Conn, Earl Lewis

    It was the purpose of this study to present an evolutionary history of the American Council on Education for Journalism (ACEJ) and to draw some conclusions about some issues now facing the council. Data for the study came from minutes of councils and associations involved in journalism accrediting, personal files, interviews, and other sources.…

  14. 76 FR 81959 - Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council

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    2011-12-29

    ... Fish and Wildlife Service Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife... public meeting of the Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council (Council). DATES: The meeting will be... with the requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App., we announce that the...

  15. 76 FR 7579 - Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council

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    2011-02-10

    ... Fish and Wildlife Service Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife... public meeting of the Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council (Council). DATES: The meeting will be... Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App., we announce that the Sport Fishing and Boating...

  16. 76 FR 1628 - Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council

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    2011-01-11

    ... Fish and Wildlife Service Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife...), announce a public teleconference of the Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council (Council). DATE(S... private sectors of the sport fishing, boating, and conservation communities and is organized to...

  17. 76 FR 47606 - Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council

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    2011-08-05

    ... Fish and Wildlife Service Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife... public meeting of the Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council (Council). DATES: The meeting will be... of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App., we announce that the Sport Fishing and...

  18. 77 FR 37077 - Hispanic Council on Federal Employment

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    2012-06-20

    ... MANAGEMENT Hispanic Council on Federal Employment AGENCY: Office of Personnel Management. ACTION: Scheduling... other responsibilities, the Council shall advise the Director of the Office of Personnel Management on... Council is co-chaired by the Chief of Staff of the Office of Personnel Management and the...

  19. 77 FR 23513 - Hispanic Council on Federal Employment

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    2012-04-19

    ... MANAGEMENT Hispanic Council on Federal Employment AGENCY: Office of Personnel Management. ACTION: Scheduling... other responsibilities, the Council shall advise the Director of the Office of Personnel Management on... Council is co-chaired by the Chief of Staff of the Office of Personnel Management and the...

  20. The School Council: What Should It Be Like?

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    Bochkarev, V. I.

    1992-01-01

    Discusses the nature of the school council in the Soviet Union during Perestroika. Suggests that the councils have yet to find their place in the social and political changes of democratization. Attributes the low effectiveness of the school councils to student and parent passivity. (DK)

  1. 75 FR 70005 - Establishment of the Independence Advisory Council

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    2010-11-16

    ... HUMAN SERVICES Establishment of the Independence Advisory Council AGENCY: Department of Health and Human Services. ACTION: Notice. Authority: The Independence Advisory Council is authorized under section 3207 of... Independence Advisory Council, as directed by section 3207 of Public Law 111-148. FOR FURTHER...

  2. 76 FR 2672 - Caribbean Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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    2011-01-14

    ... National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 068-XA145 Caribbean Fishery Management Council; Public... (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. SUMMARY: The Caribbean Fishery Management Council (Council) in partnership with the Fisheries Leadership and Sustainability Forum ] (FLSF) will conduct...

  3. 77 FR 43810 - Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

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    2012-07-26

    ... National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648-XC126 Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public... (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. SUMMARY: The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) will hold a trawl catch share program gear workshop (workshop), which is open to...

  4. 75 FR 52719 - South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings

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    2010-08-27

    ..., Policy and Procedures (SOPPs) Committee and a meeting of the Full Council. The Council will take action... funding, discuss a letter relative to Florida's management of spiny lobster, octocorals, and several reef... Council and not subject to overfishing. This includes species in the Snapper Grouper, Coral, Golden...

  5. 76 FR 85 - National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council

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    2011-01-03

    ... Forest Service National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA... Forest Service staff and Council members; however, persons who wish to bring urban and community forestry... in Washington, DC, January at the USDA Whitten Building. The purpose of the Council's meeting is...

  6. 78 FR 6810 - Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings

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    2013-01-31

    ... Management Council (Council) will hold the 112th meeting of its Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC... National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648-XC473 Western Pacific Fishery Management Council..., 2013 7. Pelagic Fisheries. A. Action Item. 1. Management Options for American Samoa South...

  7. 75 FR 53736 - Notice of National Grain Car Council Meeting

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    2010-09-01

    ... Surface Transportation Board Notice of National Grain Car Council Meeting AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board, DOT. ACTION: Notice of National Grain Car Council meeting. SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of a meeting of the National Grain Car Council (NGCC), pursuant to section 10(a)(2) of the Federal...

  8. 78 FR 52606 - Notice of National Grain Car Council Meeting

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    2013-08-23

    ... Surface Transportation Board Notice of National Grain Car Council Meeting AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board, DOT. ACTION: Notice of National Grain Car Council meeting. SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of a meeting of the National Grain Car Council (NGCC), pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5...

  9. 78 FR 11950 - Advisory Council on Transportation Statistics; Meeting

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    2013-02-20

    ... Research and Innovative Technology Administration Advisory Council on Transportation Statistics; Meeting....C. app. 2), a meeting of the Advisory Council on Transportation Statistics (ACTS). The meeting will... Advisory Council on Transportation Statistics subject to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C.,...

  10. 77 FR 31636 - Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council

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    2012-05-29

    ... Fish and Wildlife Service Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife... public meeting of the Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council (Council). DATES: Meeting.... ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the Room B-20 at the U.S. Forest Service Southwestern Regional...

  11. 75 FR 28785 - Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings

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    2010-05-24

    ... Management Council (Council) will hold a meeting of its Hawaii Plan Team (PT). DATES: The Hawaii PT meeting...: The PT meeting will be held at the Council Office Conference Room, 1164 Bishop Street, Suite 1400... business. Schedule and Agenda for PT meeting: Wednesday, June 16, 2010, 9 a.m. - 12 noon The Hawaii PT...

  12. 76 FR 45232 - Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Meetings

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    2011-07-28

    ... convene at 9 a.m. Swearing in of new and reappointed Council members and election of Council Officers will... sworn into office and there will be an election of Council Officers. The Council in conjunction with...

  13. 78 FR 48158 - Meeting of the National Drinking Water Advisory Council

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    2013-08-07

    ... AGENCY Meeting of the National Drinking Water Advisory Council AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency... announcing a meeting of the National Drinking Water Advisory Council (Council), established under the Safe... Council typically considers various issues associated with drinking water protection and public...

  14. 75 FR 16177 - Meeting of the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

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    2010-03-31

    ... Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Meeting of the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention AGENCY: Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. ACTION: Notice of meeting. SUMMARY: The Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice...

  15. 76 FR 16638 - Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council Teleconference; Cancellation

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    2011-03-24

    ..., see our March 4, 2011, Federal Register notice (76 FR 12130), or contact Joshua Winchell, Council... Fish and Wildlife Service Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council Teleconference... teleconference of the Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council (Council). The teleconference was...

  16. A Study on the Factors Influencing City Brand Perception from the Perspective of Customer Value%基于顾客价值视角的城市品牌感知影响因素研究

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    胡梅; 苏杰

    2014-01-01

    城市也可以像产品一样通过品牌塑造来提升影响力和竞争力,优秀、独特的城市品牌必定是能够得到顾客内心认同与理解的品牌。本研究以天津市为例,对545名具有不同利益诉求的城市顾客进行了问卷调研,通过实证分析研究发现,城市品牌的两个构成维度---城市基本功能和城市情感认同,都会对顾客的城市品牌感知产生促进作用;生态功能、生活功能、经济功能、游憩功能、文化功能这五个城市基本功能对顾客城市品牌感知的影响程度不同;整体而言,城市情感认同维度比城市基本功能维度更能对城市品牌感知产生积极影响。%This article proposes that the attractiveness and competitiveness of a city can be promot-ed by making an appropriate brand ,and that outstanding and distinctive city brands are necessari-ly characterized by their elliciting sense of identity and understanding from customers .This article takes Tianjin as an example ,and conducts a survey on 545 city customers with various interests . The empirical analysis demonstrates that customers ’ city brand perception can be promoted by two factors of the city brand ,namely ,basic functions and emotional identification .There are five basic functions of a city ,namely ,ecological function ,living function ,economic function ,recre-ational function and cultural function ,which exert different effects on customers’ city brand per-ception .Generally speaking ,emotional identification of a city contributes more to customers ’ city brand perception than the basic functions .

  17. Sustainable cities and energy policies

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    This book starts out with the optimistic perspective that modern cities can indeed play a strategic role in the necessary pathway to sustainable development, with particular emphasis on the opportunities offered by local energy and environmental initiatives. Our study aims to demonstrate that an urban sustainability policy has many socio-economic benefits, while it also seeks to identify the critical success and failure factors of sustainable city innovations. After a comprehensive review of various opportunities and experiences, attention is focused particularly on renewable energy resources which may offer new potential for the active involvement of local authorities. The study also highlights major impediments regarding the adoption and implementation of renewable energies, in particular, the development of advanced energy-environmental technology in a world dominated by natural (public) monopolies and/or monopolistic competition elements. In this context both theoretical and empirical elements are discussed, as well as institutional aspects. The theory and methodology is tested by a thorough empirical investigation into local renewable energy initiatives in three European countries, viz. Greece, Italy and The Netherlands. Based on an extensive data base, various statistical models are estimated in order to identify the key elements and major driving forces of sustainable development at the city level. And finally, the study is concluded with a long list of applicable and operational policy guidelines for urban sustainability. These lessons are largely based on meta-analytic comparative studies of the various initiatives investigated. (orig.)

  18. Council Approves Scanning All Back Issues

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    2004-07-01

    At its last meeting, the 2002-2004 Council, which oversaw the first 2 years of electronic publishing by the Union, authorized funds to scan all back issues of journals, books, and the archival material from Eos and Transactions. In accepting the proposal of the Publications Committee, Council noted that providing the means to deliver all back issues is a fitting conclusion to the transition to electronic publishing. Expenditures of up to $1.1 million were authorized for the scanning project, and for creating searchable abstracts of all back material, and for several other smaller projects. The money comes from the Electronic Publishing Development Fund, which had been built in the 1990s specifically to assure the financial underpinning for the electronic publishing transition. Members should start seeing the fruits of this work in 2006.

  19. Cold Lake at a crossroads : financially unsustainable, the city at the centre of the second largest oilsands deposit faces dissolution

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    Despite the fact that it is located near some of Alberta's expanding heavy oil projects, the city of Cold Lake must dissolve the city unless drastic financial solutions are found. The city receives little or no tax revenues from the surrounding in situ oil sands projects operated by major oil and gas operators in the region. The city currently has the highest urban tax of any municipality in Alberta. Residential taxes have risen by 38 per cent in the last 2 years, despite the fact that the city has struggled to provide basic services to its residents. New arenas, fire halls, sewage facilities and other infrastructure improvements are needed. The city's council is in need of substantial funding from the provincial government. A dissolution study will be conducted to determine if the city should become part of the municipal district of Bonnyville or examine other alternatives. It was concluded that without a substantial industrial tax base, the city is not sustainable. 4 figs

  20. New Members of CPAFFC Executive Council

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    2015-01-01

    The Executive Council of the CPAFFC gained two new members in 2015—vice presidents Lin Yi and Song Jingwu.Lin Yi,born in Guangdong Province in 1966 and a graduate of Peking University,joined the CPAFFC in 1989 and has been engaged in people-to-people diplomacy ever since,serving successively as deputy director and director of the Fourth Division of the Department of Asian

  1. A representação política das mulheres nos Conselhos Gestores de Políticas Públicas The political representation of women in public policy management councils

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    Lígia Helena Hahn Lüchmann

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho levanta algumas hipóteses para explicar a significativa presença das mulheres nos Conselhos Gestores de Políticas Públicas, espaços de discussão e deliberação de políticas que foram implementados no Brasil nas últimas décadas. Os dados sobre o perfil dos representantes nestes espaços apontam para um quadro inversamente proporcional, em termos numéricos, ao baixo grau de inclusão política das mulheres nos espaços tradicionais de representação política - Executivos, Câmara de Vereadores e Assembleias Legislativas. Eles desafiam, portanto, o desenvolvimento de novas ferramentas analíticas para o entendimento do fenômeno da representação política, na mesma medida em que problematizam um diagnóstico que, centrado em uma perspectiva redutora da ação e do campo político, conclui pela manutenção de uma baixa taxa de inclusão política das mulheres.This work raises some hypotheses to explain the significant presence of women on public policy management councils, which are spaces for discussion and deliberation of policies that have been implemented in Brazil in recent decades. The data about the profile of representatives on these spaces indicates a situation inversely proportional to the low degree of political inclusion of women in traditional spaces of political representation - executive positions, city councils, and state legislatures. There is thus a need to develop new analytical tools to understand the phenomenon of political representation. The data also question a reductive perspective of action and politics, which concludes that there is a low degree of political inclusion of women.

  2. Cities and Countries

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    Andrew K. Rose

    2005-01-01

    If one ranks cities by population, the rank of a city is inversely related to its size, a well-documented phenomenon known as Zipf's Law. Further, the growth rate of a city's population is uncorrelated with its size, another well-known characteristic known as Gibrat's Law. In this paper, I show that both characteristics are true of countries as well as cities; the size distributions of cities and countries are similar. But theories that explain the size-distribution of cities do not obviously...

  3. City Car = The City Car / Andres Sevtshuk

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    Sevtshuk, Andres, 1981-

    2008-01-01

    Massachusettsi Tehnoloogiainstituudi (MIT) meedialaboratooriumi juures tegutseva Targa Linna Grupi (Smart City Group) ja General Motorsi koostööna sündinud kaheistmelisest linnasõbralikust elektriautost City Car. Nimetatud töögrupi liikmed (juht William J. Mitchell, töögruppi kuulus A. Sevtshuk Eestist)

  4. Bright Lights, Big Cities

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    2009-01-01

    Overabundant lighting has become another pollution source in the Chinese cities The glow of electric lights illuminating the nights of ever-brighter cities has been regarded as one of the signs of prosperity and modern civilization.

  5. A Crowded City

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    2009-01-01

    Over 4 million vehicles on road challenge Beijing’s city management Beijing, the city once known as the kingdom of bicycles, has become clogged with automobiles, the Beijing Municipal Government Publicity Office said on December 18.

  6. Secretariat, Facilitator or Policy Entrepreneur? Role Perceptions of Officials of the Council Secretariat

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    Karolina Pomorska

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available The Council Secretariat General has emerged as one of the institutional winners of the dynamic development of the EU’s foreign and security policy, especially in the field of crisis management. Despite this, the role of the Council Secretariat in European foreign policy remains under researched. Based on extensive qualitative and quantitative data, the article provides new insights into the context of the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP by examining the role(s of the Council Secretariat and its officials from the perspective of the latter. Firstly, it discusses the theoretical framework drawing on the insights of role theory. Secondly, it provides a historical account of how the Secretariat has developed into the kind of actor it is today – especially in foreign and security policies – and also presents rich empirical evidence about EU diplomats (e.g. nationality, professional background, etc.. Third, it explores in detail the officials’ views on the roles they themselves play and the roles of the Secretariat as an institution involved in the making of European foreign policy. In this regard, the article reveals interesting differences amongst the constitutive parts of the Secretariat as to how they perceive both their individual and institutional roles. It also uncovers potential conflicts in perceptions between old and new institutional roles.

  7. 宜居城市视野中的城郊休闲农业发展研究%Research on the Development of Suburban Leisure Agriculture in the Perspective of the Livable City

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    王景全

    2011-01-01

    休闲是城市的重要功能,是宜居城市不可或缺的重要元素。城郊休闲空间是城市休闲服务体系的重要组成部分。其中城郊休闲农业是环城市游憩带的主体,承载着增加城市休闲供给、带动乡村经济发展的重要经济与社会功能。适应城市化快速推进背景下城市居民休闲需求结构的变化趋势,发展都市城郊休闲农业,是建设宜居城市的重要抓手。%Leisure is an important function of the city and one of the indispensable and important elements of livable city.Suburban leisure space is the important part of the city leisure services system.Among it,suburban leisure agriculture is the main body of the urban recreation zone around the city,carrying the important economic and social functions for increasing the supply of urban leisure and promoting the rural economic development.Adapting to the changing trend of the leisure demand structure of the urban residents in the context of rapid urbanization,is an important starting point to develop the metropolitan suburban leisure agriculture and build a livable city.

  8. Progress towards energy efficient cities in Denmark

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    Fertner, Christian

    measure the energy situation in cities, compiling 50 energy-related indicators. In this paper we discuss the progress towards more energy efficient cities in Denmark, by analysing selected key-indicators across all 98 municipalities and their development in the recent 10 years. This allows a unique...... perspective on the state of energy use in an advanced economy as well as its transition towards more sustainable energy patterns. An important question in this context is how cities (i.e. municipalities) actually can work towards being more energy efficient. Many municipalities have an increasing focus on...... sustainable and efficient use of resources and energy as well as renewable energy production. However, the role and potential contribution of municipalities to this transition is still unclear as many aspects of energy generation, distribution and use are going far beyond municipal competences (Rutherford...

  9. Cities as Spatial Clusters

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    Ferdinand Rauch

    2013-01-01

    This paper shows that Zipf's Law for cities can emerge as a property of a clustering process. If initially uniformly distributed people chose their location based on a specific gravity equation as found in trade studies, they will form cities that follow Zipf's Law in expected value. This view of cities as spatial agglomerations is supported empirically by the observation that larger cities are surrounded by larger hinterland areas and larger countryside populations.

  10. Social participation, democratic state and constitution: a analisys of the profile of the municipal councils in Ribeirão Preto - SP

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    André Gomes Antonietto

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Our study aims to determine the institutional profile of the Municipal Councils of Public Policy in Ribeirão Preto/SP, by analyzing the normative acts that cre- ate and regulate them and applying variables cho- sen from the recent literature on the topic. The study found that, in the history of the city, 47 councils have being created, chosen as the sample 23 of them, based on criteria that define the meaning of Council that we adopted and identify those who are working today. In the scientific literature, variables that rep- resent the characteristics that influence the effective- ness of councils were identified, divided into three categories: general characteristics, decision-making and composition/representation. The results sub- stantiate the lack of transparency regarding the func- tioning of the Councils and that the Municipal Coun- cils generally integrated in their shapes some features initially considered as essential to their effectiveness, but other recent features, identified in terms of the limitations from the previous ones are implemented in a few of them. We expect the results of this work contribute to deepening democracy within the Public Policy Councils of Ribeirão Preto. 

  11. Sustainability and Interest Group Participation in City Politics

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    Kent E. Portney; Jeffrey M. Berry

    2013-01-01

    Many cities across the United States have embraced programs aimed at achieving greater sustainability. This may seem surprising, particularly since adopting aggressive environmental protection programs is regarded by some as inimical to economic development. An alternative perspective is that in the modern city sustainability can be part of an economic development strategy. What is largely missing from the literature on sustainable cities’ policies and programs is systematic analysis of the p...

  12. European Agenda for Research on Cities and Social Cohesion

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    2011-01-01

    One of the main goals of the Social Polis platform has been the production of a European Research Agenda on “Cities and Social Cohesion”. We believe research on Social Cohesion and Cities is crucial for tackling complex societal problems. We are also convinced that these problems should be addressed by approaching them from different perspectives. The failure of existing integrative mechanisms and the deepening of processes of differentiation and individualization in contempora...

  13. Establishing Conformity : Globalization Perspectives of Four Nordic Countries

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    Öjehag-Pettersson, Andreas

    2009-01-01

    By first arguing for the fact that globalization is a concept under contest within the social sciences this thesis develops a tool to classify perspectives of globalization. This tool is then applied to textual documents that represents the so called globalization councils (or initiatives) of Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway. Each document is then classified as falling within one of four perspectives of globalization; Liberalisms, Marxisms, Constructivisms and Post-colonialisms. By analyzi...

  14. Strategic Planning Approaches for Creating Resilient Cities: A Case Study on Hangzhou City

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    Liu; Dan; Hua; Chen

    2015-01-01

    In the twenty-first century, the population in China will be increasingly urbanized – focusing the sustainability challenge on cities and raising new challenges to address the urban resilience capacity. During the past two decades, China’s urban policies are state institution-directed, growth-oriented, and land-based, imposing unprecedented challenges on sustainability. Strengthening the capacity of cities to manage resilience appears to be a key factor for cities to effectively pursue sustainable development. The aim of this paper is to explore strategic planning approaches for creating resilient cities in China through a study on Hangzhou City in an integrated framework. Firstly, the paper gives a systematic insight into the structure of Hangzhou City. Secondly, the development trajectory of the urban system is analyzed to understand how the past has shaped the present and to get a broader perspective on its evolution. Thirdly, scenario planning is conducted to explore the adaptive capacity of Hangzhou City under different future conditions. At last, having analyzed the past, present, and future of the urban system, the paper discusses the strategies for resilient planning, which helps to identify factors and trends that might enhance or inhabit the adaptability.

  15. The Creative Cities Network

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    2010-01-01

    The Creative Cities Network, started by UNESCO in 2004, is one of the world’s highest-level non-governmental organizations in creative industry. The network focuses on the excellence of its member cities as its main product, and finds ways to maintain relevance in city life, local economy

  16. Imagineering the city

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    M. van den Berg

    2015-01-01

    Cities today are products. The urban experience is commodified into marketable items by urban entrepreneurs. Urban administrations, city marketers, politicians, local businesses and other actors all over the world are developing entrepreneurial strategies to sell their city. From "‘I ♥ New York"’ to

  17. World coal perspectives to 2030

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    In Summer 2004, The World Energy Council published a Study on 'Sustainable Global Energy Development: the Case of Coal'. The Study aims at developing an internationally consistent reply to the question whether and to what extent coal use could be economic and sustainable in meeting global energy demand to 2030 and beyond. It covers markets, trade and demand, mining and combustion technologies, restructuring and international policies, and perspectives. It considers both, the contribution that coal could make to economic development as well as the need for coal adapt to the exigencies of security of supply, local environmental protection and mitigation of climate change. (Author)

  18. Implementation Of The Local Minimum Wage In Malang City (A Case Study in Malang City 2014

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    Dhea Candra Dewi Candra Dewi

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Wage system in a framework of how wages set and defined in order to improve the welfare of worker. The Indonesian government attempt to set a minimum wage in accordance with the eligibility standard of living. The study intend to analize the policy of Local Minimum Wage in Malang City in 2014, its implementation and constraining factors of those Local Minimum Wages. The research uses interactive model analysis as introduced by Miles and Hubermann [6] that consist of data collection, data reduction, data display, and conclusion. Constraining factors seen at the respond given by relevant actors to the policy such as employer organizations, worker unions, wage councils, and local government. Firstly, company as employer organization does not use wage scale system as suggested by the policy. Secondly, lack of communication forum between company and worker union sounds very high. Thirdly, inability of small and big companies to pay minimum standard wages. Lastly, disagreement and different opinion about wage scale applied between local wage council, employer organization and workers union that often occurs in tripartite communication forum.     Keywords: Employers Organization, Local Minimum Wage, Local Wage Council, Policy Implementation, Tripartite Communication forum, Workers Union.

  19. 基于系统论视角的上海市智慧城市建设研究%Research on the Construction of Shanghai Smart City from the Perspective of System Theory

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    甘锋; 刘勇智

    2014-01-01

    System theory considers smart city a grand system which is consisted of the subsystem of target,technology, subject,object and management.Moreover,the core factor of the construction of smart city is to transform and arm the whole city system with advanced technical system.The construction of smart Shanghai in technology infrastructure,smart governance,smart people's livelihood,and smart industries has made remarkable achievements,but its initial formation of the smart city system also faces a variety of problems and challenges.At present,preparing of the top scientific plan, building a resultant mechanism for multi -agent participation,strengthening the research and application of emerging in-formation technologies,improving smart city management system and accelerating the industrial development of wisdom are the main ways to improve and deepen the system of Shanghai smart city development.%系统论认为,智慧城市是由目标子系统、技术子系统、主体子系统、客体子系统和管理子系统组成的大系统,智慧城市建设的核心就是由更为先进的技术系统武装或改造整个城市系统。上海市的智慧城市建设在技术基础设施、智慧治理、智慧民生和智慧产业等方面都取得了显著的成绩,但其初步形成的智慧城市系统也面临着各种问题和挑战。目前而言,编制科学的顶层规划、构建多主体共同参与的合力机制、强化新兴信息技术的研究和应用、完善智慧城市管理系统、促进智慧产业快速发展,是深化完善上海市智慧城市系统发展的主要途径。

  20. Council of public health. Report of 1978

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    Following a general introduction over the organisation and function of the Council of Public Health, of the work carried out by two philosophy committees, two deliberation groups and 60 general committees, during 1978, are presented. Included are reports from the philosophy committee for radiation hygiene and committees for food irradiation, disposal of radioactive waste and categorised radionuclide laboratories, guide-lines for radiation safety in hospitals and clinics, isotope laboratories, legal responsibility of radiation accidents, computer tomography, supplementary advice for nuclear energy, combustion furnace for radioactive waste, experiments on subjects with radioactive materials and systematic dental X-ray examination. (C.F.)

  1. The NATO-Russia Council - a Success?

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    2010-01-01

    After the end of the Cold War and the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, NATO and Russia concluded that «they no longer regarded each other as adversaries» (NATO, 1997).They also soon began a gradual rapprochement. In 1997, the Founding Act was created, and in 2002, the NATO-Russia Council (NRC) was established. The aim of the NRC was to treat the actors as equal partners, build trust, practical cooperation and become the main forum for crisis and security consultation between NATO and ...

  2. ADDRESSING “BEHIND THE SCENES” ECOLOGICAL CONCERNS ASSOCIATED WITH THE DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION, OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF AN URBAN TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM– A NEW YORK CITY TRANSIT PERSPECTIVE ON SUSTAINABILITY

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    Singh, Ajay; Ramdahin, Dennis; Topielski, Bogdan; Raman, Ramesh Raman

    2003-01-01

    In 1999, The New York City Transit’s (NYCT) Department of Capital Program Management achieved ISO14001 certification- Environmental Management Systems. Today, sustainable design is an integral part of all design, construction, procurement and operations and maintenance activities. This paper outlines NYC Transit’s adoption of sustainable business practices which exposed significant opportunities to reduce the impact to ecologies. These practices encompass high-performance building designs, re...

  3. Cities as development drivers

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    Johnson, Bjørn; Poulsen, Tjalfe; Hansen, Jens Aage;

    2011-01-01

    There is a strong connection between economic growth and development of cities. Economic growth tends to stimulate city growth, and city economies have often shaped innovative environments that in turn support economic growth. Simultaneously, social and environmental problems related to city growth...... can be serious threats to the realization of the socio-economic contributions that cities can make. However, as a result of considerable diversity of competences combined with interactive learning and innovation, cities may also solve these problems. The ‘urban order’ may form a platform for...... innovative problem solving and potential spill-over effects, which may stimulate further economic growth and development. This paper discusses how waste problems of cities can be transformed to become part of new, more sustainable solutions. Two cases are explored: Aalborg in Denmark and Malmö in Sweden. It...

  4. Me, the City

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    Konstantin Lidin

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available The search for identity of cities looks rather urgent and attracts attention of many researchers. Addressing this issue, the article draws an analogy between a human person and a city. Like a city, a human being needs to comprehend his self-identity in order to resist depressive tendencies. It is shown that a person’s depressive symptoms are similar to those of cities. The city identity necessary to resist depression can be searched for both historically and geographically. The historical aspect consists of local myths and legends about the city and the citizens. The geographical aspect of identity comprises features of the terrain, climate, flora and fauna of the region where the city is located.

  5. 77 FR 1670 - Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council); Public Meetings

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    2012-01-11

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE... Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings. SUMMARY: The Gulf of Mexico... Street, Mobile, AL 36602; telephone: (251) 438-4000. Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery...

  6. 78 FR 61840 - Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council); Public Meetings

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    2013-10-04

    ... business. ADDRESSES: Meetings of the Pacific Council and its advisory entities will be held at the Hilton....m. PT or when business for the day is complete. Only the audio portion, and portions of the.... Sablefish Permit Stacking Program Review Scoping 3. Stock Complex Restructuring 4. Stock Assessments...

  7. 78 FR 46325 - Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council); Public Meeting

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    2013-07-31

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648-XC785 Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific... to dial the following toll-free number and, when requested, the access code for the...

  8. 78 FR 23539 - National Marine Fisheries Service, Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council); May 6...

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    ..., electronic monitoring, allocation review process, Department of Commerce Office of the Inspector General... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE...), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings. SUMMARY: The Pacific Council will host a meeting of...

  9. 75 FR 62109 - Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council); Public Meetings

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    ... Habitat Protection Committee will receive a final report on Essential Fish Habitat update. 3:30 p.m.-4 p.m... National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648-XZ49 Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council... Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings. SUMMARY: The Gulf of...

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    ... Planning NASA Flight Research Planning National Research Council Autonomy Study Discussion Unmanned Aircraft Systems Subcommittee Outbrief Advanced Composites Project Planning It is imperative that...

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    ... Direction National Research Council Autonomy Study Planning Integrated Systems Research Program Future Direction Unmanned Aircraft Systems Subcommittee Outbrief ARMD Strategic Implementation Plan It...

  12. The Swedish Research Councils' Laboratory progress report for 1975

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    The Swedish Research Councils' Laboratory herewith presents its progress report for 1975. The report summarizes the current projects carried out by the research groups working at the laboratory. The very efficient assistance of the staff of the laboratory is greatfully acknowledged. The laboratory has been financially supported by the Atomic Research Council, the Medical Research Council, the Natural Science Research Council, and the Board of Technical Development. Valuable support in various ways has also been given by the Atomic Energy Company (AB Atomenergi). (author)

  13. 75 FR 18146 - South Central Idaho Resource Advisory Council

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  14. Analisis Perspektif Pengembangan Kawasan Wisata Kota Medan, Penerapan Twin City Dengan Malioboro, Kota Yogyakarta

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    Andrasari, Monika

    2016-01-01

    To promote tourism sector in the City of Medan, a targeted tourism area development which is supported by all levels of society is need to be done. One of the activities is to apply a twin city program with the tourist city of Yogyakarta. For this purpose, this study was conducted to analyze the perspective of Medan tourism area development through the application a twin city program with Malioboro, the City of Yogyakarta. The problems discussed in this study was the prospect of Medan tourism...

  15. Biophilic Cities Are Sustainable, Resilient Cities

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    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available There is a growing recognition of the need for daily contact with nature, to live happy, productive, meaningful lives. Recent attention to biophilic design among architects and designers acknowledges this power of nature. However, in an increasingly urban planet, more attention needs to be aimed at the urban scales, at planning for and moving towards what the authors call “biophilic cities”. Biophilic cities are cities that provide close and daily contact with nature, nearby nature, but also seek to foster an awareness of and caring for this nature. Biophilic cities, it is argued here, are also sustainable and resilient cities. Achieving the conditions of a biophilic city will go far in helping to foster social and landscape resilience, in the face of climate change, natural disasters and economic uncertainty and various other shocks that cities will face in the future. The paper identifies key pathways by which biophilic urbanism enhances resilience, and while some are well-established relationships, others are more tentative and suggest future research and testing.

  16. Urban street networks: a comparative analysis of ten European cities

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    Strano, Emanuele; Cardillo, Alessio; Costa, Luciano Da Fontoura; Porta, Sergio; Latora, Vito

    2012-01-01

    We compare the structural properties of the street networks of ten different European cities using their primal representation. We investigate the properties of the geometry of the networks and a set of centrality measures highlighting differences and similarities among cases. In particular, we found that cities share structural similarities due to their quasi planarity but that there are also several distinctive geometrical proprieties. A Principal Component Analysis is also performed on the distributions of centralities and their respective moments, which is used to find distinctive characteristics by which we can classify cities into families. We believe that, beyond the improvement of the empirical knowledge on streets network proprieties, our findings can open new perspectives in the scientific relation between city planning and complex networks, stimulating the debate on the effectiveness of the set of knowledge that statistical physics can contribute for city planning and urban morphology studies.

  17. Spatial Distribution of City Tweets and Their Densities

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    Jiang, Bin; Yin, Junjun; Sandberg, Mats

    2016-01-01

    Social media outlets such as Twitter constitute valuable data sources for understanding human activities in the virtual world from a geographic perspective. This paper examines spatial distribution of tweets and densities within cities. The cities refer to natural cities that are automatically aggregated from a country's small street blocks, so called city blocks. We adopted street blocks (rather than census tracts) as the basic geographic units and topological center (rather than geometric center) in order to assess how tweets and densities vary from the center to the peripheral border. We found that, within a city from the center to the periphery, the tweets first increase and then decrease, while the densities decrease in general. These increases and decreases fluctuate dramatically, and differ significantly from those if census tracts are used as the basic geographic units. We also found that the decrease of densities from the center to the periphery is less significant, and even disappears, if an arbitra...

  18. Workforce mobility: Contributing towards smart city

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    Smart cities gained importance as a means of making ICT enabled services and applications available to the citizens, companies and authorities that form part of a city's system. It aims at increasing citizen's quality of life, and improving the efficiency and quality of the services provided by governing entities and businesses. This perspective requires an integrated vision of a city and of its infrastructures in all components. One of the characteristics of a smart city is mobility. The concept of mobility, especially for the workforce, is studied through a research carried out on a daily work undertaken as a prototype in the administrative town of Putrajaya, Malaysia. Utilizing the location track from GNSS integrated with mobile devices platform, information on movement and mobility was analysed for quality and efficiency of services rendered. This paper will highlight the research and outcomes that were successfully carried out and will suggest that workforce mobility management can benefit the authorities towards implementing a smart city concept

  19. Shrinking cities: urban challenges of globalization.

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    Martinez-Fernandez, Cristina; Audirac, Ivonne; Fol, Sylvie; Cunningham-Sabot, Emmanuèle

    2012-01-01

    Urban shrinkage is not a new phenomenon. It has been documented in a large literature analyzing the social and economic issues that have led to population flight, resulting, in the worse cases, in the eventual abandonment of blocks of housing and neighbourhoods. Analysis of urban shrinkage should take into account the new realization that this phenomenon is now global and multidimensional — but also little understood in all its manifestations. Thus, as the world's population increasingly becomes urban, orthodox views of urban decline need redefinition. The symposium includes articles from 10 urban analysts working on 30 cities around the globe. These analysts belong to the Shrinking Cities International Research Network (SCIRN), whose collaborative work aims to understand different types of city shrinkage and the role that different approaches, policies and strategies have played in the regeneration of these cities. In this way the symposium will inform both a rich diversity of analytical perspectives and country-based studies of the challenges faced by shrinking cities. It will also disseminate SCIRN's research results from the last 3 years. PMID:22518881

  20. Rogaland County Council and Universal Design.

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    Ask, Linda Nilsen

    2016-01-01

    Rogaland Council has adopted Universal Design as an overriding principle for all planning and development in the county. Private stakeholders and public agencies collaborated in the development of a successful County Plan for Universal Design that has been recognised as an example of good practice by Norway's public authorities. The plan provides guidelines for both state and municipal planning and operations in several policy areas from public transport to educational and cultural buildings to sports and recreation areas. One of the main contributions of the plan is an evaluation methodology built on the "TEK-10" national standard, and developed with the participation of authorities, experts, staff from municipalities and representatives of organisations for people with disabilities. This method is used to assess the accessibility and compliance with Universal Design principles of different destinations. This information is then published in the dedicated website www.tilgjengelighet.no which serves as an information channel for the general public about accessibility to various locations in the county. A community engagement method has been developed for including user groups in the design process for both new buildings and renovation projects. Representatives for user groups are chosen by the Council's Disability Committee, and these help to inform the planning and construction process. The plan also emphasises the development of knowledge and skills in Universal Design through educational programmes for secondary schools and colleges as well as training opportunities for councillors. This paper summarises the plan's rationale and the progress made until now. PMID:27534289