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Geography of advanced degrees in the USA (2013)

This fascinating chart from newgeography.com depicts those large metropolitan areas in the United States with the highest percentage of advanced degrees (masters or Ph.D) in 2013.

Geography of advanced degrees in the USA (2013)

This fascinating chart from newgeography.com depicts those large metropolitan areas in the United States with the highest percentage of advanced degrees (masters or Ph.D) in 2013.

Ain’t it the truth!

This chart pretty much sums up the condescending attitude of many non-cyclists.

Ain’t it the truth!

This chart pretty much sums up the condescending attitude of many non-cyclists.

Scaling 8,144 foot Green Mountain in Boulder, Colorado

Scaling 8,144 foot Green Mountain in Boulder, Colorado

Enjoying the view from atop Green Mountain

Enjoying the view from atop beautiful Green Mountain

Last Saturday (October 11th), just 12 hours after arriving from Michigan, we undertook an arduous hike to the top of Green Mountain, Colorado. The weather forecast was poor for Sunday, so Saturday was our best opportunity to enjoy the splendid beauty of Colorado.

Source: www.protrails.com/trail

Green Mountain – Source: http://www.protrails.com/trail

At 8,144 feet, Green…

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Cities with all the vowels

Cities with all the vowels

Source: tourdeprofit.com

Source: tourdeprofit.com

Here’s my list of cities whose name contains all five of the vowels (a, e, i, o, u) in the Latin/Roman alphabet. A couple of interesting findings among the list:

  • The majority of city names with all the vowels consist of multiple words.
  • Six cities were found to contain all five vowels in a one word name – these are highlighted in bold.
  • If you included “y” as a vowel, only…

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Bangkok to join the 2,000 foot skyscraper club

Bangkok to join the 2,000 foot skyscraper club

Source: newsobserver.com

Source: newsobserver.com

Bangkok is about to join the mega-skyscraper club with a 125 story, 2018 foot tall tower planned for completion in 2019.

 

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"Climatopolis" isn’t "Hot" enough to evoke change

“Climatopolis” isn’t “Hot” enough to evoke change

Source: grist.org

Source: grist.org

I was looking forward to reading Climatopolis, by author Matthew Kahn, as its title hinted at the eye-opening and daunting challenges facing society that I found previously while reading the superb book, Hot, Living Through the Next 50 Years on Earth by Mark Hertsgaard. Unfortunately, where Hot is a very personalized call to action, Climatopolis ultimately sinks under the weight…

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A rock track to shred effin pop records by

A rock track to shred effin pop records by

Julian Casablancas and the Voidz have released a new song entitled “Where No Eagles Fly” where guitars blast out powerful riffs that blow your socks off. It’s an awesome headbanger’s stadium rock song.  Who gives a crap if you can hardly understand any of the lyrics when the guitar riffs are so wickedly good.

This song is the…

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World’s longest subway/metro systems

World’s longest subway/metro systems

Shanghai Subway System Map Source: china-tour.cn

Shanghai Subway System Map Source: china-tour.cn

Below is a list of the longest subway/metro systems in the world, based on a minimum length of 100 kilometers. These do not include street trams, light rail, or commuter railroads, only subways/metros.

Of those cities identified below, 14 are located in Asia, 9 in Europe, 5 in North America, and 1 (Santiago, Chile) in South America. No cities in…

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Who ya gonna call? Car Busters!

Another great Andy Singer cartoon extolling the virtues of transport via cycling, walking, and rollerblading over motor vehicles.

Who ya gonna call? Car Busters!

Another great Andy Singer cartoon extolling the virtues of transport via cycling, walking, and rollerblading over motor vehicles.

Planners should not be just paper pushers and processors!

Planners should not be just paper pushers and processors!

In the planning profession, there is an inherent risk of urban planners becoming solely mundane paper pushers and permit processors. That is due to several factors, including:

  • The variety of requests being processed – rezonings, special use permits, variances, plats, planned unit developments, site plans, environmental permits, etc.
  • The regulatory processes established by laws and codes.
  • Politics…

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