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Urbanization & Engineering
December 1, 1999 Volume 29 Issue 4
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  • Wednesday, December 1, 1999
    AuthorJoseph F. Coates

    There is endless potential for science, technology, and engineering to enhance the quality of life for city dwellers, but there can be no progress without an agenda.

    The potential for science and engineering to enhance, alter, or radically change cities is real, but contingent upon social, ...

  • Wednesday, December 1, 1999
    AuthorJonathan Lash

    There are political challenges to be met regarding the connection between urbanization and our desire for sustainable communities.

    If you’ve read the program for today’s symposium, you’ll notice that I’m a lapsed litigator and a recovering regulator, which raises the ...

  • Wednesday, December 1, 1999
    AuthorThomas E. Graedel

    Cities can be regarded as organisms, and analyzed as such, in an attempt to improve their current environmental performance and long-term sustainability.

    A modern city is the place of residence of hosts of organisms, human and otherwise, and we can picture the metabolism of a city as the sum of ...

  • Wednesday, December 1, 1999
    AuthorGeorge Bugliarello

    The large urban agglomerates we call megacities are increasingly a developing world phenomenon that will affect the future prosperity and stability of the entire world.

    The concentration of the world’s population in urban areas is growing at an enormously rapid rate, and within that ...

  • Wednesday, December 1, 1999
    AuthorRobert A. Frosch

    American cities have generally been aging at the center and growing at the edges. In the center there are often problems with brownfields (polluted ex-industrial sites), poor housing stock, noise, and serious social problems. The infrastructure of central cities is aging -- already quite old in ...