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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Best Practices Study of Metropolitan Planning Organizations

Categories: Govt Processes/Organization,Virginia Issues

http://www.hrmpo.org/Documents/Reports/2009/MPOBestPracticesFinalReport.pdf

Calls the Hampton Roads Metropolitan Planning Organization one of the top 30 in the U.S. due to the population size, the importance of the commercial port activity, and the number of major defense installations. Examines the structure of the local planning organization and how it could be improved. From the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission.

The Hampton Roads Labor Market

Categories: Business/Economics,Labor/Employment,Virginia Issues

http://www.hrpdcva.gov/Documents/Economics/QuarterlyNewsletters/2009/Winter09Quarterly.pdf

Winter 2009 issue of The Hampton Roads Economic Quarterly with analysis and data on current employment trends in the area compared to the nation and the economic outlook for the region. From the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission.

Special Report on Regulatory Reform

Categories: Business/Economics,Consumer Info/Protection,Govt/Business Scandals,Headlines,Laws/Regulations

http://cybercemetery.unt.edu/archive/cop/20110402010517/http://cop.senate.gov/documents/cop-012909-report-regulatoryreform.pdf

Subtitled: Modernizing the American financial regulatory system: Recommendations for improving oversight, protecting consumers, and ensuring stability. Describes how increasingly complex consumer financial products developed without adequate governmental regulatory oversight. Offers recommendations in eight areas for improvement and identifies other issues for further study. From the Congressional Oversight Panel.

Opening the Arctic Seas: Envisioning Disasters and Framing Solutions

Categories: Arctic/Antarctic,Climate Change,Environment,Natural Resources,Weather/Disasters

http://www.crrc.unh.edu/workshops/arctic_spill_summit/arctic_summit_report_final.pdf

Provides a qualitative analysis of risk factors for five potential types of disasters involving shipping, tourism, and exploitation of natural resources in the Arctic area as ice cover retreats. From the Natiional Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the University of New Hampshire.

Key Figures on Europe: 2009 Edition

http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/cache/ITY_OFFPUB/KS-EI-08-001/EN/KS-EI-08-001-EN.PDF

Provides current statistics on a variety of topics for the member states of the European Union, other states in Europe, candidate countries, the U.S. and Japan. Topics of coverage include population, social conditions, economics, agriculture, international trade, transport, energy, environment, and science/technology. From Eurostat.

Not-in-Traffic Surveillance 2007: Highlights

Categories: Statistics,Traffic Accidents,Transportation

http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/811085.PDF

Reports on the number of fatalities and injuries involving motor vehicles while not moving in traffic. Estimates more than 1740 fatalities and 841,000 injuries involving parking lot crashes, pedestrian accidents, single vehicle crashes on private roads, and accidents while working on vehicles. From the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Quadrennial Roles and Missions Review Report

Categories: Defense/Military

http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Jan2009/QRMFinalReport_v26Jan.pdf

Reviews core military mission areas and competencies. In line with the challenge from militant extremists to U.S. security, it also focuses on a review of U.S. military capabilities in asymmetric and irregular warfare, cyberspace operations and the balance between hard and soft power military capabilities. From the Department of Defense.

Planning Guidance for Response to a Nuclear Detonation

Categories: Homeland Security,Terrorism,Urban Issues

http://www.afrri.usuhs.mil/outreach/pdf/planning-guidance.pdf

Provides guidance information for emergency response planners in the event of an urban nuclear detonation in the U.S. Covers such topics as scale of destruction, shelter and evacuation strategies, medical demands, management of casualties, and radiation concerns. From the Homeland Security Council and the Office of Science and Technology Policy.

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