11.302J Urban Design Politics (MIT)
This is a seminar about the ways that urban design contributes to the distribution of political power and resources in cities. "Design," in this view, is not some value-neutral aesthetic applied to efforts at urban development but is, instead, an integral part of the motives driving that development. The class investigates the nature of the relations between built form and political purposes through close examination of a wide variety of situations where public and private sector desig
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IT Risk
George Westerman is a Research Scientist in MIT Sloan’s Center for Information Systems Research (CISR). In this video, he discusses the following key concepts in IT risk management: how IT managers can improve alignment and understanding, both in IT and the business, by discussing IT risk considerations in terms of key enterprise risks; how organizations build effective IT risk management capability through the disciplines of foundation, the risk governance process, and risk aware culture; and
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1908-03-12: Sage, Margaret Olivia Slocum, to Maria Jesup
This image is a copy of a handwritten letter from Margaret Olivia Slocum Sage, to Maria Jesup. The writer sympathizes with Mrs. Jesup's recent bereavement. She also discusses the breach between the Sages and the current management of the New-York Woman's Hospital.,This revealing letter should put to rest the myth, still current, that the Sage marriage was an unhappy one. Writing to her old friend Maria Jesup, the recently widowed Olivia Sage pours out her grief on losing her husband, "one so lov
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1990s Plastic Product Commercial - Dacron textiles by Visa
Visa America's freedom fabric.

Dacron is a fiber made from polyethylene terephthalate (PET).  PET can take up to several thousand years to degrade.

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4.5 Sustainable Development of Socio-Economic and Ecological Systems

thumbnailProgramme Areas, Promoting Sustainable Development Through Trade, Making Trade and Environment Mutually Supportive, Providing Adequate Financial Resources to Developing Countries,
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Green Growth
Over the next few years, we have a real chance to set a path towards a low-carbon future. It is the only realistic future for growth and for overcoming world poverty. The global economic downturn is an opportunity to invest in green technology while costs are lower. Nick Stern is IG Patel Professor of Economics and Government at LSE and chairman of LSE's new Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment.
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Research for a World in Transition
This presentation provides an overview of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis' (IIASA) accomplishments and its new strategy, focussing on policy relevant research on three global problem areas: food and water; energy and climate change; and poverty and equity. Detlof von Winterfeldt is director of IIASA and centennial professor of operational research at LSE.
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Global Warming and the Political Economy of Cities
Global warming will fundamentally alter the political economy of cities. A large number of cities will be in the front line of the most massive onslaughts of these changes. What do engineers and architects already know about how we can adjust our built environments? And how can ecological economists help to take us beyond the Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change? Saskia Sassen is Centennial Professor at LSE and Professor, Committee on Global Thought at Columbia University. Her latest
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What Next? Surviving the 21st Century
The list of challenges facing the world is proliferating rapidly from climate change to nuclear proliferation and nobody seems to have much of a grip on what is going on. In this public dialogue hosted by Global Policy, a new innovative and interdisciplinary journal, Chris Patten and Professor David Held will discuss what we know in each of these areas and how progress can be made.
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Ouvrage: Compréhension orale
Domaine: Langues & Cultures
Compréhension orale (TOEFL/TOEIC/IELTS/CLES) comprend 52 extraits audio couvrant les domaines variés, susceptibles d’être rencontrés lors de ces tests : les sciences, l’histoire, la civilisation, des personnalités marquantes, entre autres.
Afin de familiariser les candidats avec les réalités du monde anglo-saxon, des native speakers de plusieurs pays anglo¬phones ont été retenus pour enregistrer les documents sonores authentiques.

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Character Building-Kid's Character-Honesty-Part 1 of 2
Honesty is being trustworthy and truthful. This series is about character building. This video's main characters are two dogs Smuggles and Tunder. Smuggles realizes that his dog bone pile was getting smaller and smaller and wonders what's happening to his bones. Elementary students will enjoy watching this cute video as they learn about the importance of being honest. This would be an excellent resource for a teachable moment and would work well in conjunction with a unit on character education
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Lunch and Keynote Address: The Future of Finance
Robert C. Merton PhD ’70
School of Management Distinguished Professor of Finance, MIT Sloan School of Management

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3.2 Task 1: Arts
Even if you feel confident using English in everyday situations, studying in English at higher education level might present extra challenges. This unit provides an opportunity for you to reflect on your English language skills through a series of academic exercises.
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Pakistan's prospects
As Pakistan's relations with America worsen, Ahmed Rashid, an author and commentator, outlines his fears for his country's future
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Fashion Accessories from Head to Toe
The accessories that graced the ensembles of history are on display at the Colonial Williamsburg Art Museums in "Fashion Accessories from Head to Toe." Curator Linda Baumgarten introduces the collection.Author(s): No creator set

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Environments of Africa
EARTH 105 investigates the interrelationships between geology, hydrology, land use and human development in several areas of Africa. We focus primarily on regions north of the equator, although there is a brife segment on South African mining. Specific topics include the Nile River (sources of the Nile, agricultural practices, effects of damming the Nile, and hydropolitics), the Sahara and Sahel (salt mines, climate change, drought, and wather resources), and natural resources and their role in
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A Fighting Chance or Fighting Dirty? Michael Gross meets the Spartans
Part of the Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict/Changing Character of War program seminar series looking into the Ethics of war and violence.
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Natural Inquirer Journals: Facts to the Future
The articles in this Natural Inquirer include just a few of the renewable natural resources studied by USDA Forest Service scientists. By reading these articles, you will learn about the condition of the resources in the year 2000, and you will learn what might happen to them by the year 2040. In the year 2040, how old will you be? Do you think that the condition of the Nation's renewable natural resources will be important to our society in 2040? Why or why not? The articles in this journal wil
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Art and Ecology
Artists are often particularly keen observers and precise recorders of the physical conditions of the natural world. As a result, paintings can be good resources for learning about ecology. Teachers can use this lesson to examine with students the interrelationship of geography, natural resources, and climate and their effects on daily life. It also addresses the roles students can take in caring for the environment. Students will look at paintings that represent cool temperate, warm temperate,
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Global Warming WebQuest
Global warming has become one of the most pressing issues facing the United States and the world. The following webquest, based on the Koshland Science Museum's exhibit Global Warming: Facts and Our Future, was designed primarily to introduce high school and middle school students to the complicated issues surrounding global warming and climate change. Through participating in a fictitious scenario, students will take an active role in determining how and why climate is changing and how humans m
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