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CITIES WITH THAT ‘sinking’ FEELING

We all have heard about the perils posed to urban areas by rising sea levels, but less often discussed (until recently) are the potential disasters awaiting those cities that are literally sinking under the weight of themselves. The proper term … Continue reading

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World’s 25 busiest air travel “markets” in 2011

It is often heard that Atlanta’s Hartsfield International Airport is the busiest airport in the world. On an individual airport basis, that is correct. But when you calculate the total air passengers passing through each market (single airport or multiple-airport), … Continue reading

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Summary of the “Asian Green City Index”

A expert panel selected by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) of The Economist magazine and Siemens AG ranked 22 major urban centers of Asia  in 2011, by utilizing an eight category green city index. The index categories include: Energy and carbon dioxide Transport Water Air … Continue reading

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