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May 03 2011

New publications are available at the Scout Report!

  1. Cities and Climate Change: Global Report on Human Settlements
  2. Planners and others continue to explore how the world’s cities will be affected by climate change in the coming decades, and this 62-page report released by the United Nation’s Human Settlement Programme takes a close look at the subject. This abridged version of the full report argues, “local action is indispensable for the realization of national climate change commitments agreed through international negotiations.” Visitors will find that the report is divided into six chapters, including “Urbanization and the Challenge of Climate Changes” and “The Impacts of Climate Change on Urban Areas”. The report draws on a wide range of scholarly data taken from UN reports, along with others working in the field of climate change…

  3. Regulations.gov
  4. Locating information about U.S. government regulations just got much easier with the Regulations.gov website. Visitors can use the site to find regulations from almost 300 federal agencies, and they can also search for proposed rules, final rules, and also submit comments on pending regulations. First-time visitors can get a feel for the site by looking at the “What’s Hot” area, which features some of the most visited regulations…

  5. U.S. Census Bureau: Random Samplings
  6. The U.S. Census Bureau provides a wealth of data about the population and economy of the United States, and certain aspects of their work are covered in this eminently engaging blog, “Random Samplings”. The intent of this blog is “to describe the objective of their work and explain census and survey results”. The blog began in September 2010, and visitors can search the archive of previous posts by category or date of publication. Some of the categories include “business ownership”, “income”, and “poverty”…

  7. Google: Map your own neighborhood
  8. Google Map Maker
  9. Railroad Maps Collection

[Source: The Scout Report, Volume 17, Number 16, April 22, 2011]

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