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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Estimating the Holdout Problem in Land Assembly

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

http://www.frbatlanta.org/documents/pubs/wp/wp1319.pdf

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

http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/pubs/dst2013/2014467.aspx

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

 

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

Categories: Education,Mathematics,Statistics,Tests/Assessments,Urban Issues

http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/pubs/dst2013/2014468.aspx

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

 

A First Look: 2013 Mathematics and Reading Trial Urban District Assessment

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

http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/subject/publications/main2013/pdf/2014466.pdf

Reports initial results of math and reading tests administered to a selection of students in 4th and 8th grade in urban school districts as part of the National Assessment of Educational Progress.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Urban Green Infrastructure

Categories: Environment,Great Britain,Science/Technology,Urban Issues

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/POST-PN-448.pdf

Summarizes research evidence of the effectiveness of green infrastructure in urban areas and challenges to its implementation.  From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

 

Traffic Safety Facts: 2011 Data: Rural/Urban Comparison

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Births/Deaths,Statistics,Traffic Accidents,Urban Issues

http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/811821.pdf

Offers statistics on fatal traffic accidents by urban versus rural regions.  Also covers trends and causes such as speeding and alcohol.  Includes state by state data on rural versus urban traffic fatalities.  From the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

 

The Millennium Development Goals Report 2013

http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/pdf/report-2013/mdg-report-2013-english.pdf

Describes the Millennium Development Goals program          as the most successful global anti-poverty program in history.  Also focuses on where action is needed most, especially food security, health care, sanitary facilities.  From the United Nations

 

World Economic and Social Survey 2013: Sustainable Development Challenges

Categories: Energy,Environment,Food/Nutrition,United Nations,Urban Issues

http://www.un.org/en/development/desa/policy/wess/wess_current/wess2013/WESS2013.pdf

Focuses on three issues: sustainable cities, food security, and energy transformation as a follow-up to the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development.  From the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations

 

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