Friday, October 14, 2011

Friday Burn

::: Interactive Map for the Future Global Cities

::: Demographics in Europe
The gravity of Europe’s demographic situation became clear at a conference I attended in Singapore last year. Dieter Salomon, the green mayor of the environmentally correct Freiburg, Germany, was speaking about the future of cities. When asked what Germany’s future would be like in 30 years, he answered, with a little smile, ”There won’t be a future.”
History has much to tell us about the relationship between demographics and national destiny. The declines of states — from Ancient Rome to Renaissance Italy and early modern Holland — coincided with drops in birthrates and population.
Demographics is one of the first things to consider when looking at context.

::: Students Departing Church Once They Graduate
Interview with Josh Griffen from Saddleback

::: Soda Bottles Providing Low Cost Light
Link via Ben Boles

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