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Human Settlements

Urbanization: A Source of Prosperity

A View from the United Nations | Posted 10.30.2015 | Politics
A View from the United Nations

We are in a new stage of human history where most of the world's population lives in urban areas. In the early twentieth century, only 20 percent of the population lived in cities. Today this figure has doubled, and predictions for the next 30 years suggest that it will rise to 70 percent.

Ancient Trash Triggers New View Of Human Migration

LiveScience | Charles Choi | Posted 08.30.2013 | Science

Ancient trash heaps in Bolivia used for millennia now suggest humans explored the western Amazon as early as 10,000 years ago, researchers say. Thi...

US Settlements Stance Inconsistent With Past Agreements: Israeli Official

AP | JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel's deputy prime minister said Tuesday the Obama administration's call to freeze West Bank settlement construction undermines p...

Lieberman: As Settler, Will Stay Out Of West Bank Negotiations

Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Monday that he had deliberately chosen to avoid taking part in the debate over West Bank settlement, as his ow...

An Obama Village Fantasy

Stephen C. Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Stephen C. Rose

Just an initial effort to think about human settlements as they might develop during coming years. An Obama Village would have a population of plus o...

Our Crisis is Not Economic and It's Beyond "Green"

Stephen C. Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stephen C. Rose

The best way to understand the current economic crisis is to see that it is not economic. It is political, but even that designation is inadequate.