Chapter 9 Urbanization Data Analysis

Overview of Data

Occasionally one notes the presence of a new variable in a data base that seems particularly striking--why is it there; to what might it be related? Such was the case with the variable “Botanical Gardens” within the World Resources Institute data base. One might imagine botanical gardens as a surrogate measure for extent of urbanization. Cities draw life from resources (energy) and typically ideas are created through the interaction made ...

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