All posts tagged “education

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Human Development Index

The Human Development Index (HDI) is a composite index that ranks countries based on four key indicators (3 dimensions): Life expectancy in years (health) Expected years of schooling (education) Mean years of schooling (education) Gross national income per capita (standard of living) Equal weighting (1/3)… Read More

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New School of Cities

The University of Toronto just announced a new School of Cities. It will begin operations on July 1 of this year (2018) and bring together researchers from various disciplines to address the world’s most critical urban challenges.  Insert stat here about the percentage of the… Read More

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Who needs work?

Earlier this month, The Atlantic published an article called: The Free-Time Paradox in America. The gist of the article was that the wealthy are increasingly starved for time, whereas the exact opposite is happening to the poor. The article throws out this stat: “In 2015, 22… Read More

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State of Center City, Philadelphia

The Center City District and Central Philadelphia Development Corporation recently published a report called: State of Center City 2016. The objective was to measure the progress being made in Philadelphia’s downtown.  I moved out of Center City (Rittenhouse Square) in 2009, but I still like… Read More