30 most sleep-deprived cities in the U.S.

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A federal study concluded in 2008, certain states have higher incidence rates of sleeplessness than others.

Functioning on a few hours of sleep isn’t just miserable, it’s dangerous, as recent news has suggested.  Several air-traffic controllers were caught sleeping on the job last month, prompting the FAA to fire a few. Recent studies have proven that sleep deprivation can make people more unethical, less attractive, and can weaken problem-solving skills.

 

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A plan towards building micro homes and micro apartments for struggling cities

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The following is a letter written  to the Mayor of Providence, RI by Walt Barrett. Walt would like to encourage you to pass the letter on to the mayor of your town or city and try to make some changes across the country.

 

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American cities built for the young strained by aging boomers

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Atlanta Regional Commission project constructed the new ramp to accomodate the aging population in Atlanta.

People are getting old, fast, and they’re doing it in cities designed for the young.  Cities in American are grappling with that fact as work on getting the communities ready for an older population has gotten a late start considering demographers have warned for a long time that the population is about to get older.

 

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Cities Offer Revenue Guarantees to Persuade Airlines to Expand

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Harrisburg International Airport is going to negotiate revenue guarantees with airlines in the future by hiring a company to help them.

According to a recent article on PennLive.com, when you type ‘airline’ and ‘revenue guarantee’ in a major search engine and you’ll find articles about airports nationwide that have used and are using revenue guarantees to expand or preserve air service.”

 

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Financially Distressed Cities Turning to States for Money as an Alternative to Bankruptcy

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Harrisburg, Pa. has sought refuge in the haven that states provide as alternatives to bankruptcy court.

Harrisburg, the capital of Pennsylvania, dodged financial disaster last month by getting money from the state to make a payment to its bondholders. It did so even though the state warned that the money had to be used for city workers’ pensions.

 

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China’s Growing Pains on the Road to Urbanization

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Blocks of soon-to-be-completed residential apartments tower over the simple fish farms that are a feature of Shanwei.

How are China’s ever-expanding small cities coping with the challenge of rapid growth? Daniel Chinoy finds out in Shanwei, a city that would be a major urban hub in any other nation.   On the coast of Guangdong province, two hours northeast of Shenzhen, is a city with a population of about 3.5 million, 500,000 more people than Chicago, and an annual GDP growth rate of about 17 percent. Few people have heard of this city.

 

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Five Technological Trends That Will Change Cities In The Next Five Years

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Buildings that know when they need to be fixed before something breaks; sensors that tell the fire department details of a fire before they receive the emergency phone call; smart water and sewage systems that filter and recycle water. . . . .

 

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