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Middle Asia Digs Suggest a New View of the Dawn of Civilization

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Middle Asia Digs Suggest a New View of the Dawn of Civilization

For decades, school children have learned that human civilization emerged about 5000 years ago along the Euphrates River in Mesopotamia, along the Nile, and along the Indus River in South Asia. But archaeologists working in a broad arc from the Russian steppes through Iran and onto the Arabian Peninsula are finding evidence that a complex network of cities may have thrived across the region in roughly the same era, suggesting a dramatic new view of the emergence of human civilization.


By AAAS,USA.


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Smart Growth

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Smart Growth " In the past few years, widespread frustration with sprawling development patterns has precipitated an explosion in innovative thinking and action across the United States. This new thinking ? generally labeled as ?smart growth? ? contends that the shape and quality of metropolitan growth in America are no longer desirable or sustainable. It argues that metropolitan areas could grow in radically different ways if major government policies on land use, infrastructure and taxation were overhauled. This essay discusses the current state of smart growth and metropolitan thinking in the United States. "Smart Growth: The Future of the American Metropolis?" by Bruce Katz is published by the Centre for the Analysis of Social Exclusion

 

By Centre for the Analysis of Social Exclusion, US.

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