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ur buh nuh zay shuhn

  • n  the condition of being urbanized
  • n  the social process whereby cities grow and societies become more urban

  • Historians have long sung the praises of the potato when talking about the boom in population and urbanization we saw in the 18th and 19th centuries.
  • One theory is that AIDS started through contact with infected monkeys in a remote area and spread to the rest of the population through urbanization and mass inoculations.
  • Mines dot the pathways of migratory animals, and unchecked urbanization is putting pressure on scarce resources.
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  • Is building more cities the answer to China’s economic problems?
    Encouraging urbanization to boost domestic spending is one of Beijing’s top policy priorities, but the government’s efforts to do so are already hitting roadblocks. Chinese officials are calling for a ...
    June 12, 2013 - Quartz via Yahoo! Finance
  • Solutions for Today's Energy, Efficiency and Sustainability Challenges
    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The future of efficiency in the context of global forces driving change in our society, including economic and government rebalancing, urbanization, ...
    June 12, 2013 - PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance
  • 3 Charts The China Bulls Do Not Want You To See
    As trade sanctions rise , ghost cities crumble, shadow banking surges, and the PBOC loses control of the most centrally-planned economy in the world amid their own version of 'peak debt' , it appears yet another pillar of the China-is-the-world's-growth-engine meme is crumbling. As Manpower recently reported , the belief in a mass 'urbanization' dream is absolutely not occurring . In fact, based ...
    June 11, 2013 - Zero Hedge

  • Marc Morial in Forbes
    I call it the urbanization of the suburbs,Morial said.
  • Thoraya Obaid in UN News Centre
    Leaders need to be proactive and take far-sighted action to fully exploit the opportunities that urbanization offers,said Ms. Obaid.
  • William Hodgson in Niagarathisweek.com
    First, urbanization is the largest trend on the planet. Four billion people will move into megacities in the next 50 years, and they all want green transportation, water, and energy. Second, climate change and global warming are accelerating at... John Doerr http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Doerr&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNFQhBba9DABBwuiaNs_iOrDF-fGYA Bizjournals.com http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/stories/2006/05/15/daily30.html&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNEd6J7urptibk3XEDY4LopGr6Ucyw May 18, 2006 106652 139747 urbanize The project identified was dropped from the budget last fall. It's a shovel-ready project to urbanize Prince William St. and the residents will be very pleased to have this done," Hodgson said.

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