Projects

World Bank's Urbanization Knowledge Platform

Part of a presentation at Globalization Studies in an Urban World's faculty forum (March 18, 2011)

Workshop: Second Generation Research Dialogues. Comparative Perspectives on children of immigrants

Jan 16 2009 - 9:00am
Jan 17 2009 - 6:00pm
Etc/GMT-5

The Center for Metropolitan Studies Berlin presents the two-day workshop "Second Generation Research Dialogues. Comparative Perspectives on children of immigrants" / Berlin, 16|17 January 2009

Mapping the Internet

How does the Internet actually work geographically? Where are the "backbones?" How is each part of the world, each country, connected? Where is the traffic most intense? Where is connectivity most vulnerable?
These are important questions. You can probably think of others. The answers are not easy to find. Here is a link to a very promising project:
http://www.lumeta.com/internetmapping/

Penn Global Development Initiative

Penn's Global Development Initiative (GDI) is working to make the university higher profile in international development, policy, and research. They provide funding for student internships abroad with select organizations and host an annual forum in the spring. Penn GDI is collaborating on the eight Millennium Development Goals as set forth by the United Nations as attainable by 2015.

Global Seed Vault

The Global Seed Vault located in the Arctic at Svalbard, Norway is a project of the Global Crop Diversity Trust. The high-security seed vault houses in cold storage crop seeds from all over the world as a means of protecting biodiversity through conservation. The seeds stored at the vault included crop species which are threatened as well as more common varieties. Protection of biodiversity of crop species may prove critical in the face of global climate change.

 

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