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Voices from New Orleans: Design and Planning Diaspora

There is general agreement that to call New Orleans home means “living with danger, dangerously,” as William Barry put it. You’re “relieved when you dodge the big one, but the big one was always going to come,” says Lawrence Jenkens. So now that it has come, what next?

There’s a consensus here that m

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Rebuilding New Orleans: An Opportunity to Re-Energize the Planning Profession?
There’s no love lost between Kristina Ford and New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin; he made it clear that she was not welcome as the city’s main planner when he assumed office. The bone Ford has to pick is not merely with the current mayor and his notion of a casino- and hotel-dominated New Orleans, but with a wrongheaded plan
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Building Responsive Cities: Technology, Design, and Development
Even as new supercities pop up around the world, with populations in the tens of millions, urban planning remains stuck in an older time. As Dennis Frenchman says, “Amazingly very little progress has been made ... We’re using basically the models and methods of the 1920s.” Frenchman says we need to confront
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"The New Epoch" and the 21st Century Imperative for Engineering History
Great civil engineers finds an aesthetic appropriate for their building’s material and structure, asserts David Billington, whose life work has been the study of some of the world’s most stunning engineering feats.

He reviews his own intellectual journey, first honoring some of his forebears, including Elt

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Luminescent Solar Concentrators Explained
Researchers are well along in designing a highly efficient, inexpensive solar cell, but the big barrier to the dissemination of solar power in society remains the problem of installation, says Marc Baldo.

As an engineer, Baldo expresses confidence that “we’re going to mow down” the problem of producing a g

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2.3.4 Geophysical methods — borehole logging
During the Indistrial Revolution half of the world's coal came from Britain. We still rely heavily on it today to meet our energy needs, but now we input more than we produce. Burning it introduces large amounts of gases into the atmosphere that harm the environment in a variety of ways. In this unit it will become apparent that the most appealing quality of coal is that there is plenty of it.
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3.1.3 Observing through the interstellar medium
Stars can necessarily be observed only at a distance. This unit introduces the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram, an essential tool in understanding the nature of stars. You should have some understanding of the basic stellar properties of luminosity and temperature in order to get the most from the unit.
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3.1.2 Star clusters and stellar evolution
Stars can necessarily be observed only at a distance. This unit introduces the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram, an essential tool in understanding the nature of stars. You should have some understanding of the basic stellar properties of luminosity and temperature in order to get the most from the unit.
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1.2 The main classes of stars
Stars can necessarily be observed only at a distance. This unit introduces the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram, an essential tool in understanding the nature of stars. You should have some understanding of the basic stellar properties of luminosity and temperature in order to get the most from the unit.
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3.3 Section summary
You may have met complex numbers before, but not had experience in manipulating them. This unit gives an accessible introduction to complex numbers, which are very important in science and technology, as well as mathematics. The unit includes definitions, concepts and techniques which will be very helpful and interesting to a wide variety of people with a reasonable background in algebra and trigonometry.
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2.2 Defining the complex number system
You may have met complex numbers before, but not had experience in manipulating them. This unit gives an accessible introduction to complex numbers, which are very important in science and technology, as well as mathematics. The unit includes definitions, concepts and techniques which will be very helpful and interesting to a wide variety of people with a reasonable background in algebra and trigonometry.
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2.1 Introduction
You may have met complex numbers before, but not had experience in manipulating them. This unit gives an accessible introduction to complex numbers, which are very important in science and technology, as well as mathematics. The unit includes definitions, concepts and techniques which will be very helpful and interesting to a wide variety of people with a reasonable background in algebra and trigonometry.
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8 How ‘Romantic’ is the Pavilion?
In this unit we examine the Royal Pavilion at Brighton, and its relationship to nineteenth century romanticism and exoticism. We begin with a biographical discussion of the Prince of Wales, afterwards Prince Regent and eventually King George IV, to whose specifications the Pavilion was built. With the help of video and still images we take a tour of the Pavilion, examining the exterior then a series of interior rooms as a visitor in the 1820s may have experienced them. Besides this we look at co
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3 From Enlightenment to Romantic?
In this unit we examine the Royal Pavilion at Brighton, and its relationship to nineteenth century romanticism and exoticism. We begin with a biographical discussion of the Prince of Wales, afterwards Prince Regent and eventually King George IV, to whose specifications the Pavilion was built. With the help of video and still images we take a tour of the Pavilion, examining the exterior then a series of interior rooms as a visitor in the 1820s may have experienced them. Besides this we look at co
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2.1 The diversity of family life today
Here you will explore how different families have different ideas about how work in the home should be divided. You will also investigate the diversity of families. We will see how any discussion of the division of labour has to recognise that families differ in terms of shape and size.
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Challenges for charitable investors
Elroy Dimson, BGI Professor of Investment Management, talks about philanthropic and charitable investors, and the unique challenges they face in the current economic climate.

Why the credit crunch took hold
Richard Portes, Professor of Economics, talks about why the credit crunch took hold and what the authorities should do to avoid a repeat of the crisis.

Imitation and breaking the mould
Freek Vermeulen, Associate Professor of Strategic and International Management, talks about imitation and breaking the mould

Challenges for measuring performance
Sir Andrew Likierman, Professor of Management Practice in Accounting, discusses the challenges involved in accurately measuring performance

Sloan Masters in Leadership and Strategy
Professor Sir Andrew Likierman, Dean of London Business School, talks about his experiences of teaching on the Sloan programme

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