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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Eurostat Regional Yearbook 2014

Categories: Environment,European Union,Statistics,Urban Issues

An overview of official statistics for regions within European countries; includes the most recent data plus an analysis of changes over a period of 5 to 10 years.  Also features focus chapters on environment, land use, cities, and regional competitiveness.  From Eurostat


Streamflow, Water Quality, and Aquatic Macroinvertebrates of Selected Streams in Fairfax County, Virginia, 2007-2012

Categories: Chesapeake Bay,Environment,Natural Resources,Urban Issues,Virginia Issues

Describes results of long-term effort to assess the condition of Fairfax County streams and documents watershed-scale responses to the implementation of Best Management Practices.  The focus was on hydrologic and ecological condition of 14 monitored streams.  From the U.S. Geological Survey


Low Performing Schools in Urban High Poverty Communities

Categories: Education,Income/Poverty,Laws/Regulations,Urban Issues,Virginia Issues

Examines options for improving weak schools in urban poverty areas and recommends against promoting a local takeover strategy.  Calls for Virginia’s takeover statute to be repealed.  Draft report from the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission


Climate Change Impacts in the United States


The Third National Climate Assessment, described as the most authoritative scientific report on U.S. climate change impacts. Includes recent advances in climate change science, climate change impacts for 7 societal and environmental sectors, key impacts on U.S. regions, and the report’s 12 key findings.  From the U.S. Global Change Research Program


2013 NCHS Urban-Rural Classification Scheme for Counties

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Health/Medical,Statistics,Urban Issues

Explains the development of the 2013 Urban-Rural Classification Scheme for Counties and applies it to health measures to demonstrate urban-rural health differences.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Rural and Urban Hospitals’ Role in Providing Inpatient Care, 2010

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid,Statistics,Urban Issues

Provides national data on the types of patients served and the types of care provided by rural hospitals in the health care system in 2010 and contrasts their situation with that of urban hospitals.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Estimating the Holdout Problem in Land Assembly

Categories: Laws/Regulations,Property Rights,Supreme Court/courts,Urban Issues

Takes the Supreme Court’s decision in Kelo v. New London, a case involving the use of eminent domain to create a parcel for private development, to examine whether private holdouts justify the use of public powers by examining before and after land values.  From the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve


The Nation’s Report Card: 2013 Reading Trial Urban District Assessment

Categories: Education,Literacy/Reading,Statistics,Tests/Assessments,Urban Issues

Provides one page snapshot results of the reading tests administered to 4th and 8th grade students in 21 urban school districts around the U.S.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


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