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Peer cities are cities that are experiencing similar trends or challenges. Identifying a city’s peers can give needed context to policymakers and practitioners. To identify peers, choose your city (click on the map or search), select a theme, and scroll down to explore the results.
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Atlas of ReUrbanism
Buildings and Blocks in American Cities
As the National Trust’s ReUrbanism initiative seeks to build the successful, inclusive, and resilient cities of tomorrow, the Atlas of ReUrbanism is a tool for urban leaders and advocates to better understand and leverage the opportunities that exist in American cities.
The Atlas of ReUrbanism takes the massive amount of data currently available about cities and makes it more accessible, allowing for the exploration and discovery of connections between older buildings and economic, demographic, environmental measures. Whether you’re an activist, journalist, developer, or resident, the Atlas of ReUrbanism contains detailed information about the businesses and residents, buildings and blocks that make cities work for everyone.
The Atlas of ReUrbanism was supported through the generous financial contributions of the Jessie Ball duPont Fund, the Kresge Foundation, and the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.
If you had to guess how strongly a place supported Donald J. Trump in the election, would you rather know how popular ‘Duck Dynasty’ is there, or how George W. Bush did there in 2000? It turns out the relationship with the TV show is stronger.
That’s how closely connected politics and culture can be.
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Published: January 3, 2017 | By Ian Williams
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Continuously updated US flooding information from the National Weather Service shows observed flooding locations and statistics, flood warning areas, as well as current precipitation. See the real-time effects of the flooding via social media posts. To change the search terms, go to the Media Layers menu, click the settings icon, and update the keyword.
3. Child Vaccination Across America American Academy of Pediatrics
Immunization rates across the states: https://immunizations.aap.org/
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VIEW ORIGINAL RESEARCH: http://drugabuse.com/featured/cause-of-death-interactive/
From Daily Mail:
Interactive map lays bare America’s devastating overdose epidemic: Analysis of 15 years of data reveals key ages, genders, regions, and drugs behind the crisis
- Overdose deaths have increased 137% since 2000; more than 50,000 Americans fatally overdosed in 2015
- This interactive map, using CDC statistics, puts the staggering epidemic into context
- It breaks down the statistics into gender, age group, drug preference, and region
- The steepest increase in overdose deaths has been among those aged between 65 and 74 years old
Prescription opioids and illicit drugs have become incredibly pervasive throughout the U.S., and things are only getting worse.
Overdose deaths have increased 137 percent since 2000.
In fact, new figures released today revealed more than 50,000 Americans died from drug overdoses last year – the highest figure ever.
Fentanyl, a painkiller, causes 44 deaths every day, making it the most dangerous drug in America.
An analysis of 15 years of data shows the steepest increase in overdose deaths has been among those aged between 65 and 74 years old – going from 16 deaths in 1999, to 680 deaths in 2014, a 4,150 percent increase.
This is likely to do with chronic pain and un-monitored prescription opioid refills, as well as those turning to cheaper on-the-street alternatives – like heroin – when they cannot afford pharmaceutical drugs.
Opioids – which are legal, controlled substances often prescribed by doctors – have caused a 200 percent increase in overdose deaths.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4018086/Interactive-map-lays-bare-America-s-devastating-overdose-epidemic-figures-drugs-kill-people-guns.html#ixzz4U2seOCFf
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National Geographic Rewind the Red Planet
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World Population History: http://worldpopulationhistory.org/map/1/mercator/1/0/25/
USGS National map of Surficial Mineralogy: http://cmerwebmap.cr.usgs.gov/usminmap
Awesome interactive map shows every German bomb dropped in London during WWII Blitz: