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Can Smarter Growth Guide China’s Urban Building Boom?

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david biello
Can Smarter Growth Guide China’s Urban Building Boom?
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The world has never seen anything like China’s dizzying urbanization boom, which has taken a heavy environmental toll. But efforts are now underway to start using principles of green design and smart growth to guide the nation’s future development.

Coal money, generated by one of the world’s largest open-pit mines, has built a new Ordos, a municipality in the Chinese province of Inner Mongolia. ... Read more about Can Smarter Growth Guide China’s Urban Building Boom?

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Percent Change in Resale Home Prices from 2009-2011 in Low Priced, Mid Priced, and High Priced Housing in San Diego Since the Peak in House Prices in 2009

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Percent Change in  Resale Home Prices from 2009-2011 in Low Priced, Mid Priced, and High Priced Housing in San Diego Since the Peak in House Prices in 2009

Percent Change in Resale Home Prices from 2009-2011 in Low Priced, Mid Priced, and High Priced Housing in San Diego Since the Peak in House Prices in 2009 ... Read more about Percent Change in Resale Home Prices from 2009-2011 in Low Priced, Mid Priced, and High Priced Housing in San Diego Since the Peak in House Prices in 2009

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Median Resale Price per Square Foot in San Diego 2005-2011

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Median Resale Price per Square Foot in San Diego 2005-2011

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San Diego County Notices of Default and Foreclosures for 2010 and 2011

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San Diego County Notices of Default and Foreclosures for 2010 and 2011

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BANGLADESH: Selling the toilet idea

Abdul Malik, a 35-year-old rickshaw puller from Dhaka, shares a communal toilet
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BANGKOK, 14 October 2011 (IRIN) - By some measures, Bangladesh is modernizing rapidly - one in two residents now owns a cell phone. However, when it comes to basic sanitation, progress is clogged.

While some point to obstacles of funding and a lack of political leadership, others say toilets, despite their long-established health benefits, have an image problem.
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