December 3, 2011

MetroTrends Weekly Wrap-up

MetroTrends Week in Review

Last week, MetroTrends bloggers offered fresh, metropolitan perspectives on topics in the news:

  • John Roman argues that the child abuse tragedy at Penn State can be viewed as an “organizational error” on the university’s part.
  • Barbara Ormond waxes optimistic about progress in the fight against HIV/AIDS, in US metros and in developing countries.
  • Rolf Pendall predicts that sprawling development on the fringes of metro areas isn’t likely to slow down anytime soon.

If Rolf’s topic interests you, check out MetroTrends’ latest interactive map.  It compares the urban and ex-urban footprints of various metros and lets you click to zoom in or download data.  

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