Monthly Archives: May 2019

Tracing the History of Urban Civilization

The world’s most advanced urban civilizations are impressive achievements of human planning, technology, engineering and imagination. Modern cityscapes appear to have been built with the specific aim of serving the needs of our civilizations and their institutions. But where does … Continue reading

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Ten characteristics of an urban civilization

Size and density of cities. The great enlargement of an organised population meant a much wider level of social integration.   Full-time specialisation of labour. Specialisation of production among workers was institutionalised, as were systems of distribution and exchange.   … Continue reading

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Social Carrying Capacity Politspeak Bamboozle

Originally posted on Exposing the Big Game:
May 13, 2019 |https://www.grizzlytimes.org/single-post/2019/05/13/Social-Carrying-Capacity-Politspeak-Bamboozle David Mattson As a scholar and social scientist I get annoyed when concepts are deployed for partisan purposes without regard for intellectual integrity. Having said that, I suspect that…

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Overtourism : A New Phenomenon

Recently, some of Europe’s most-visited cities have become surprisingly inhospitable to tourists. Barcelona residents have been openly hostile to visitors and officials are now cracking down on Airbnb rentals. Venice has been overrun with daytrippers and recently instituted tourist-only diversion … Continue reading

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