The BBC reports that half of the world’s population will soon live in cities. More information can be found at the United Nations Population Division’s web site.
For once, Donald Trump is right. At a news conference, Trump proposed rebuilding the original Twin Towers instead of the schmalzy 1,776′ tall Libeskind proposal. It’s hard to disagree with his pithy assessment of the scheme: “It is the worst pile of crap architecture I have ever seen in my life.”
Slashdot links to an interview with Richard Sawyer, director of data center technology for West Kingston, R.I.-based American Power Conversion Corp. (APC) about energy efficiency in the data center. With all the interest in so-called “Green Buildings,” Sawyer points out that the data center has the highest power density in the building.
How much did your neighbor really pay for their house? Were they late on their taxes? All this and more at the LA County Assessor’s Office Property Assessment Information System. After you enter in an intersection it displays a map of all the property in the area for you to inspect.
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Joel Kotkin writes about San Francisco, the Ephemeral City. Is the successful city nothing more than Disneyland? See also Rebecca Solnit’s Hollow City: Gentrification and the Eviction of Urban Culture for a more detailed, darker view.
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