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Engineering a City #thread
Having spent my entire childhood in #Kochi (#Cochin ), it feels criminal to not know the story of how the city came to be the #metropolis it is today. Putting together a thread to trace the journey of the city which has been so endearingly mine (1)
Part 1: The #Malabar Mud-Banks
The story of Cochin is not just about how an engineering marvel can change social fabric, but also of many tenets of #British #Colonialism in India which is often taken for granted, passed off lazily as exploitation, missing nuance (2)
As with any coastal town, the cultural and economic history of Kochi is intertwined with maritime trade routes since the time of the Early Romans and Arabs. Thanks to the #biennale , most of us would now be familiar with the term #Muzuris (3)
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 07/24/2020 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2020/07/24/dai…
Andy Slavitt on the 3 Things He’d Do to Prepare for the Next Pandemic – Mother Jones

motherjones.com/politics/2020/…

#pandemic #preparations
The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity on Twitter



#coronavirus #testing
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Large charismatic birds with disproportionately large beaks and distinctive calls, #hornbills are the #farmers of our #forests. Today’s #WildAboutFacts series focuses on these feathered foresters.

Join us & share your hornbill images!

Rufous-necked Hornbills
📷Sarbajit Ghosh
#WildAboutFacts

There are 62 #hornbill species in the world, with 32 in #Asia and 30 in #Africa.

#India is home to 9 of them including the #GreatHornbill, the #MalabarPiedHornbill and the #RufousNeckedHornbill.

Malabar Pied Hornbill
📷 @samyak15
#WildAboutFacts

Several #hornbill species have a distinct #casque on their upper mandible. #GreatHornbills have a prominent #yellow and #black casque.

📷 Keya Das
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 7/07/2020-2

greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2020/07/07/dai…

The race for coronavirus vaccines: a graphical guide

nature.com/articles/d4158…

#coronavirus #vaccines #health
The Idea of Entropy Has Led Us Astray - Issue 86: Energy - Nautilus

nautil.us/issue/86/energ…

#energy #entropy
The Present Belongs to Crowds | The New Yorker

newyorker.com/news/daily-com…

#crowds #present
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 7/01/2020-2

greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2020/07/01/dai…

CRISPR gene editing in human embryos wreaks chromosomal mayhem

nature.com/articles/d4158…
#human #editing #mayhem #CRISPR #gene
Distributed consent and its impact on privacy and observability in social networks

arxiv.org/abs/2006.16140

#distributed #networks #SocialNetworks
Irving Wladawsky-Berger: How Will Covid-19 Transform Urban Life?

blog.irvingwb.com/blog/2020/06/t…

#urban #coronavirus #cities #change
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1/ This thread will be a VERY sobering analysis of some of the $billions (and $trillions, when pensions are included) that go solely to the #police--not including fire departments & other emergency management divisions of municipal budgets. @alex_zee @NigelJaquiss
2/ I've been saying for many years that over-militarized #police departments cripple #cities' budgets at BEST--and are brutal & racist at worst. NYPD's annual budget: $5 billion!! @NYCMayor’s proposed $24M cut is well under *1/200th* of the budget.
3/ New York City spends more on policing (possibly $6B/year, in fact!) than it does on the Departments of Health, Homeless Services, Housing Preservation and Development, and Youth and Community Development *combined*.
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 6/05/2020-2

greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2020/06/05/dai…

Bruno Latour, the Post-Truth Philosopher, Mounts a Defense of Science - The New York Times

nytimes.com/2018/10/25/mag…

#philosophy #postmodernism #Science
Leading with the Unknowns in COVID-19 Models - Scientific American Blog Network

blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/l…

#models #uncertainty #DecisionMaking
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 5/16/2020-2

Technique could enable cheaper fertilizer production

phys.org/news/2020-05-t…
#production #fertilizer
Four years of calculations lead to new insights into muon anomaly

phys.org/news/2020-05-y…
#anomaly #insights #calculations #physics
Researchers identify potential pathway to make opioids safer, more effective

medicalxpress.com/news/2020-05-p…
#opioids
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1/12 Thread on our new report: 'Becoming more open: the view from four European cities'🏙️
theodi.org/article/becomi… #opencities #smartcities

@bsnaith_ from the 'open #cities' team is going to take you through some of the key points from the report...
2/12 All four of these cities – #Amsterdam, #Gdańsk, #Hamburg and #Helsinki – have made significant progress in the move towards becoming open cities. The report shares how they're developing data infrastructure, training staff, engaging with citizens and fostering innovation.
3/12 The report talks about some of the challenges of using #data and #technology, but also how being open and being trustworthy with data can produce better services for citizens, businesses and communities.
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For the most part, asthma, hypertension, and diabetes are inequalities — differences that are a direct result of racism, poverty, disinvestment, and other structural barriers — not “pre-existing conditions.”
#publichealth #healthequity #covid19
Here’s an excellent article by @uche_blackstock that provides an overview of the barriers to equitable treatment and other inequalities that emerge during the #covid19 pandemic and similar disasters: #healthequity #phealth
Most US cities have a 15-year gap in life expectancy. Neighborhoods that have seen these catastrophically-high premature death rates for decades, due to inequality, racism, & incarceration, are also likely to be impacted by #covid19 at 2-5 times the rate of affluent areas. #nnip Image
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THREAD. A week ago I wrote this on the contribution that #migrants and #refugees make to the response to #coronavirus. Since then I have been collecting information on HOW this happens in different countries to learn for the future.
#migration #COVID19
medium.com/@marta.foresti…
At @ODIdev we will be tracking and analysing these actions/innovations, for now here is an overview

First up the #USA where #NY state takes action allowing qualified graduates of foreign medical schools to contribute to the #Covid_19 emergency response
governor.ny.gov/news/no-20210-…
Still in the #USA, the State Department is on the lookout for medical professionals abroad willing to work in the #US. As long as they have a valid visa....mhh.....🙄

#COVID19 #migration #keyworkers #coronavirus

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MAR 23 #COVIDー19 #MDTHREAD 1: Most stories from WaPo tinyurl.com/r8uqf9b .. but not all. Two Today on #MAGA #Trumps preferred Treatment ( it usually kills faster than COVID) and Are you Immune if recover? FIRST NUMBERS 351,731 Deaths 15,374
MAR 23 #COVID19 #MDTHREAD 2: and here is link to yest thread on Thread Reader tinyurl.com/yx43ru4p .. with piece on #Croatia Earthquake. Sharing #London #Volunteer .. do consider Meals need delivery, patients in #FieldHospitals need moving. WASH YOUR HANDS Wear gloves outside
MAR 23 #COVIDー19 #MDTHREAD 3: @Surgeon_General begged Americans to #stayhome while warning that the situation is “going to get bad” in the coming days — #Trump seemed to suggest that containment measures may be too extreme... ? Calls for #MAGA revolt? PICK YOUR POISON..
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#energytwitter @exeterepg @EnergySysCat @EnergyLeeds @EnergyREV_UK @NatureEnergyJnl continuing our energy #ideology theme for the week, we know ideology is a fundamental determinant of whether and if we legislate for an #energytransition sciencedirect.com/science/articl…
So overt questions of regulating energy in capitalism are legit terrain for a partisan empirics of energy research. But are we aware how much we enjoy our own more private ideologies? Reactions to @UKLabour energy policy are fascinating.
Responses to a #GreenNewDeal scale home retrofit programme "I already paid to insulate my home [individual responsibility trope] why should I pay for my neighbour's loft insulation [feckless socialist/free stuff trope] even before the finance mechanism is announced.
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You can:
1. Hire an expat and listen to them @Advance
2. Sign up to #weeklysparks > sparkfestival.co
3. Be a customer of your co, find problems to solve. Solve them.
4. Get @hyperanna_AI and see what the data says

bit.ly/2No8P5B
4. Read @neweconomymedia
5. Understand the scale of the challenge with @FaethmAI
6. Do the assessment and training with @WYWM_Academy
7. Join a #hackathon run by @servantofchaos
8. Go on a Trade Mission to Israel with @AICC_NSW
9. Go to demo day @SydneyIncubate or @murudau
10. Visit a hub like @stoneandchalk, @HaymarketHQ, @TheStudioAu or @TankStreamLabs
11. Ask @Entirl to share how Ireland rebuilt its economy and visit Estonia.
12. Visit @MaRSDD and see how they turned around > @KJsaysthis
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In the first of a ten-part data journalism series on city life in India, @sh_devulapalli analyzes congestion in 300 major arterial roads spread across six largest urban agglomerations of the country #PlainFacts
livemint.com/news/india/the…
@sh_devulapalli In the second part, @sh_devulapalli takes a look at the public transport crisis in India and shows why we can't rely only on the metro to solve our #urban mass-transit challenge (even in Delhi, half the city doesn't have easy access to metro) #PlainFacts
livemint.com/news/india/ind…
@sh_devulapalli In the third part, @sh_devulapalli and @Howindialives analyze census data to find migration to southern metros rose in 2001-11 period, even as migrant flows to #Delhi and #Mumbai were ebbing [also most migration from urban areas of own states] #PlainFacts
livemint.com/news/india/mig…
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At the @cityofsydney we want you, the people who live, work & visit Sydney, to help us shape the city’s future: that’s what #SustainableSydney2050 is about. I’m at Town Hall with about 500 people to further the plan today, part of 18months of consultation on our city, our future.
As Lord Mayor @CloverMoore just said, we don’t want to just react. We want to lead. We want our community to be prepared & resilient to face a changing world.

Our cities can be engines for Inclusion & sustainability, but business-as-usual won’t get us there. #ourcityourfuture
But we *do* need to recognise our enormous privilege & out-sized impact. Megan Flynn from @Earthwatch_Aus tells us, in most of the world, July 29 is the day we “use up” our sustainable allocation of natural resources.

In Australia, that date is March 31. #ourcityourfuture
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”How cities erode gender inequalities: a new theory & evidence from Cambodia”!

This is the most important paper I’ve ever written, the culmination of a decade’s work on social norms, & it’s just been accepted by Gender & Society!!

docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/2e7ace_0cd…
This is the 3rd (maybe 4th?) paper I’ve submitted to Gender & Society!!

All rejected!! 😫

But I kept on trying... 🙇‍♀️

Persevering!! 🐘

And I was especially keen for this paper to be accepted there, hopefully encouraging more studies in this field! 😊🙌🏞🏙
Here's the thing..

Studies of social change typically look at individual- or country-level characteristics

This omits the #places we live in.

In subnational comparisons, we see faster social change in cities.

Why?

And what does it tell us about the drivers of social change?
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For clarity. When i say #showertime. I mean when the government puts drugs in your shower head, and you're dosed every time you take a shower. You'll be easily manipulatable, and appear crazy to the regular John.
You might also be impartial to taking showers, exhibiting all the symptoms of "mental illness". (and or smelling and looking like shit). So Obamas church crew, being led by "#mentalhealth professionals, local law enforcement officials" can come and get you. Under #ExecutiveOrder
But can you prove it to a Judge like Jeffrey Steven White??

Ask @SharylAttkisson

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Yesterday, #SpacesAndPlaces, an accredited #NPC19 offsite session held at @impacthub_oak, a group of largely black planners, urbanists & activists discussed ways they are practicing planning in ways that go deeper than engaging with black & PoC communities. They start from there.
The session featured folks like @oakclt People Power Solar Cooperative, @EOakCollective @bankCBB & more who are doing planning, housing, cultural, environmental and even banking work that is rooted in, values, uplifts, builds from the perspective of the historically marginalized.
It might not seem like a big difference, but it really is. #NPC19

Tired: “Let’s build cities, communities, neighborhoods that work for all.”

Wired: “Cities, communities, neighborhoods are working better for some versus others based on race, gender etc. Let’s change that.”
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Pocas veces escribo un #hilo, y la ciudad de Ani merece el suyo: (antes de pasar al siguiente tuit, RETUITEA por favor, que el mundo conozca la efímera grandeza de este lugar) #Patrimonio #Heritage #Arquelogía #Historia #Archaeology #History #Cities #cuidades
La ciudad de Ani está situada en la actual Turquía, muy cerca de la frontera turco-armenia. Y es que fue la capital de la Armenia medieval, allá por el siglo X
En la época de mayor esplendor de la ciudad más de 100.000 habitantes llegaron a pasear por sus calles. Llegó a tener la importancia de ciudades como Bagdad, El Cairo o Constantinopla. Este es el símbolo de la ciudad
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Thread:

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Like many of you, I'm deeply inspired by the #MarchForOurLives speakers. These students modelled a couple of key changemaking principles, relevant to #cities and #urbanism, worthy of serious contemplation.
2.

@davidhogg111, a white male Parkland student noted that media didn't give his fellow #Black students equal space in the convo, Naomi Wadler, a brilliant Black girl addressed ways racialized victims are not equally valued + most of the students acknowledged their #privilege.
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This degree of self interrogation, meaningful inclusion, and courage to challenge movements from within is how we achieve true #inclusion and #justice for all.
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