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Earl Gregg Swem Library

The Changing Shape of American Cities

Categories: Maps/Geography,Statistics,Urban Issues,Virginia Issues

http://www.coopercenter.org/sites/default/files/publications/ChangingShape-AmericanCities_UVA-CooperCenter_February2015.pdf

Describes demographic changes in U.S. metropolitan areas since 1990, especially the revitalization/gentrification of inner city cores and the movement of lower income people to inner suburbs.  From the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia

 

Population Trends in Incorporated Places: 2000 to 2013

Categories: Population/Census,Statistics,Urban Issues

http://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2015/demo/p25-1142.pdf

Nearly two-thirds of Americans live in cities.  This report examines trends in city populations since 2000, the distribution of the population in cities by states, the fastest growing cities, city population densities, and new incorporations between 2010 and 2013.  From the Census Bureau

 

Department of Justice Report Regarding the Criminal Investigation into the Shooting Death of Michael Brown by Ferguson, Missouri Police Officer Darren Wilson

Categories: African Americans,Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Headlines,Urban Issues

http://www.justice.gov/sites/default/files/opa/press-releases/attachments/2015/03/04/doj_report_on_shooting_of_michael_brown_1.pdf

Announces that the evidence does not support bringing federal civil rights charges against Officer Wilson.  Presents the evidence from witness statements, the autopsies, blood, and ballistics and explains the relevant law. From the Justice Department

 

Investigation of the Ferguson Police Department

Categories: African Americans,Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Headlines,Urban Issues

http://www.justice.gov/sites/default/files/opa/press-releases/attachments/2015/03/04/ferguson_police_department_report_1.pdf

Finds that the Ferguson Missouri police department engaged in a pattern of conduct that violates the First, Fourth, and 14th Amendments of the Constitution.  Discusses the evidence and what remedies should be implemented.  One of two reports issued on the events surrounding the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. From the Justice Department

 

 

Distribution of U.S. Health Care Providers Residing in Rural and Urban Areas

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

http://bhpr.hrsa.gov/healthworkforce/supplydemand/nchwafactsheet.pdf

Presents statistics on the supply and distribution of practitioners in 32 health occupations across rural and urban areas, based on their place of residence.  From the Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

 

Effect of Sea Level Rise on Energy Infrastructure in Four Major Metropolitan Areas

Categories: Climate Change,Energy,Environment,Urban Issues

http://www.energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2014/10/f18/DOE-OE_SLR%20Public%20Report_Final%20_2014-10-10.pdf

Covers New York, Houston, Miami, and Los Angeles to help establish a baseline understanding of the specific threat SLR poses to coastal energy infrastructure.  From the Energy Department

 

Eurostat Regional Yearbook 2014

Categories: Environment,European Union,Statistics,Urban Issues

http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/cache/ITY_OFFPUB/KS-HA-14-001/EN/KS-HA-14-001-EN.PDF

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

http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2014/5073/pdf/sir2014-5073.pdf

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

 

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