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Military Contingencies In Megacities And Sub-Megacities By Phil Williams & Werner Selle
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The U.S. Army has to adapt to a constantly changing environment. One of the most important changes in this environment is urbanization—a process that is occurring rapidly and globally and is... More > resulting in the advent of much larger cities—of over 10 or in some cases even 20 million people—as well as the growth of many more smaller cities. It is also resulting in different kinds of cities, ranging from smart cities, in which technology is fully integrated, to feral cities characterized by violence and disorder. In between these extremes are fragile cities that can tip in either direction. This has led to some discussion about the appropriate focus for the Army, but the authors of this study argue that the best way forward is to consider both megacities and (what they term) sub-megacities. The authors also respond to questions that have been raised about the conditions that might draw the Army into a military operation in a megacity or sub-megacity, identifying six different kinds of strategic considerations< Less
Alternative Governance Structures in Megacities: Threats or Opportunities? By Diane E. Chido
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Many cities are growing into “mega” land areas filled with complex terrain and populations where the U.S. military will undoubtedly have to engage. Often, states fail to provide basic... More > services to some territories, leaving inhabitants disenfranchised. These gaps are then filled by social entrepreneurs, often ethnic or religious-based civil society groups—or even organized crime syndicates—who effectively identify niche needs in the marketplace and fill them more effectively than other competitors, including traditional state authorities. Leaders of these groups maintain control through various means, including: violence, coercion, and service provision; or through tribal, religious, or other cultural ties and structures. In order to understand and predict the emergence of alternative governance, and to identify whether it represents a threat or opportunity to U.S. interests, we must develop a toolkit, which can be based on existing sources and analytic methods that only need to be expanded.< Less
Emergent Megacities: An Investigation of Urban Growth in Accra, Ghana By LaToya Nelson
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Emergent megacities evaluates contextual patterns of expansion within the metropolitan assembly of Accra, Ghana and proposes design schemes that will accommodate future growth while maintaining... More > elements of cultural reference. A critical investigation of the present conditions within urban settlements located in Greater Accra informed proposed development strategies for future proliferation. Patterns of micro-level subdivision and macro-level sprawl were actuated to implement a design approach, and a parametric coding model was constructed to monitor quantitative impacts of development over time.< Less
Emergent Megacities: An Investigation of Urban Growth in Accra, Ghana By LaToya Nelson
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Emergent megacities evaluates contextual patterns of expansion within the metropolitan assembly of Accra, Ghana and proposes design schemes that will accommodate future growth while maintaining... More > elements of cultural reference. A critical investigation of the present conditions within urban settlements located in Greater Accra informed proposed development strategies for future proliferation. Patterns of micro-level subdivision and macro-level sprawl were actuated to implement a design approach, and a parametric coding model was constructed to monitor quantitative impacts of development over time.< Less
Human Topographies By Marshall Ford
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The megacity is created by expansion controlled only by the needs of the people. Growth continues informally outward as verticality becomes less possible in urban cores. Incredibly rapid and... More > autonomous patterns of settlement create cities too big for comprehension. What do we do before this expansion creates international, social, political, structural, and economical problems too big for comprehension? This project maximizes our possible/reasonable densities through familiar architectural and construction systems, envisioning appropriate, sustainable, yet futuristic vertical systems that will permit necessary macro and micro vertical expansion, adding rare program like open space, amenities, and agriculture zones, as we engulf the fringes of our megacities. It becomes a 3-dimensional micro-city contained in constantly growing vertical structures, integrated within maximized human topographies. In 30 years when 90% of the world’s population lives in cities, it will not make sense to avoid verticality.< Less
Human Topographies By Marshall Ford
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The megacity is created by expansion controlled only by the needs of the people. Growth continues informally outward as verticality becomes less possible in urban cores. Incredibly rapid and... More > autonomous patterns of settlement create cities too big for comprehension. What do we do before this expansion creates international, social, political, structural, and economical problems too big for comprehension? This project maximizes our possible/reasonable densities through familiar architectural and construction systems, envisioning appropriate, sustainable, yet futuristic vertical systems that will permit necessary macro and micro vertical expansion, adding rare program like open space, amenities, and agriculture zones, as we engulf the fringes of our megacities. It becomes a 3-dimensional micro-city contained in constantly growing vertical structures, integrated within maximized human topographies. In 30 years when 90% of the world’s population lives in cities, it will not make sense to avoid verticality.< Less
São Paulo By Peter Echevers H.
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Erfahrungen in der Megacity São Paulo. Eine anständige Orientierungshilfe für Reisende, die sich für Brasiliens wirtschaftliches Herz interessieren und alles in einem... More > Überblick über diese gigantische Stadt erfahren wollen.< Less
MADDERTHANHELL VOLUMN VII By MICHAEL GREER
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A Conservative activist's blog covering her trips and travels in her quest to preserve Western civilization and values. Recently she traveled to Malaysia and China for a UN Conference on how to move... More > 80% of the world's population into high rise apartments in nine mega-cities by 2050.< Less
Civilization Ad Infinitem: Changing the Planetary Albedo Through the Global Expansion of Urban Heat Islands By W. D. Raymondson
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The Earth and its Populations forms a closed container of expansion resources and opportunities…yet Mankind insists on aggressively indulging in unlimited expansionism. Greenhouse emissions... More > is only one part of the global warming equation while ‘Urban Heat Islands’ is the other. As global populations explode uncontrollably, giant urban centers must be built to sustain them. However, each one of those Mega-cities acts as a giant Urban Heat Island that jeopardizes climate stability Read Civilizations ad Infinitem and find out more about the risks of filling up a verdant planet with Mega-cities made of concrete, glass and asphalt.< Less
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