Sustainable Green Alleys: Collaborative Governance

submitted by: julieyun
The Southcrest Beta Green Street Alley pilot project represents a longstanding priority of the City of San Diego to pave the dirt alleyway with permeable material to promote sustainability and to improve accessibility for the adjacent residents. Cities across the United States have been adopting their own green alley programs to better manage storm water and urban runoff while this trend has only caught on recently for San Diego. As greening alleys is a fairly new concept to San Diegans,...
Authors: Julie Yun

SPACEPOL Academic Publishers: Books This Autumn

submitted by: spnw

SPACEPOL Books This Autumn 2010 presents perhaps the only textbook to cut past the technology hype that is causing many governments and companies to struggle with technology spending decisions. Technological Revolution as Political Coup D'etat (ISBN13: 9789529950843) will be released this fall. Multidisciplinary expert and author Gunnar K. A. Njalsson talks about why policymakers, students, professors, journalists and other professionals should be interested.

A New Biology for the 21st Century

submitted by: earthandlifescience
Following the release of a National Academies report on the future of biological science, three of the study’s authors discuss its key findings. A New Biology for the 21st Century identifies how biology can help meet challenges like feeding a growing population, providing adequate health care, generating energy to meet increasing demands, and coping with global climate change. In this video, Dr Phillip Sharp, Dr. Anthony Janetos, and Dr. Keith Yamamoto explain the study’s goals and...

Alzheimer's Disease

submitted by: alex01
Z. Khachaturian, PhD. - New approaches to the therapy of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) are discussed in video interviews of this series. According to Z. Khachaturian (Potomac, MD) substantial progress has been made during the last 10 years in our understanding of pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease as well as in the discovery of biomarkers and therapeutic approaches. In addition to cholinergic drugs, inhibitors of plaque formation have been discovered, but the currently available...