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  Europe article - Europe disputed talk page Europe (band) continent Atlantic Ocean Arctic - What-Means.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In terms of area, Europe is the world's second smallest continent, with an area of 10,400,000 km² (4,000,000 square miles), making it slightly larger than Australia.
The origin of Western culture is generally attributed to the ancient Greeks, and the Roman Empire spanned the entire continent for many centuries.
Western Europe is always assumed to include: the British Isles (United Kingdom, Ireland), the French Region (France, Monaco) and Benelux (Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg).
www.what-means.com /encyclopedia/European   (1447 words)

 Paris, France [Definition]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The urban area In the study of human settlements, an agglomeration is an extended city or town area comprising the built-up area of a central place (usually a municipality) and any suburbs or adjacent satellite towns.
The Middle Ages of Western Europe are commonly dated from the end of the Western Roman Empire (5th century) until the rise of national monarchies, of European overseas exploration, the discovery and diffusion of printing, and the humanist revival of the Renaissance in the 15th century i...
The population of the metropolitan area of Paris was 11,174,743.
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 Europe biography .ms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Europe is bounded to the north by the Arctic Ocean, to the west by the Atlantic Ocean, to the south by the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea, and to the east by the Ural Mountains and the Caspian Sea (for more detailed description see Geography of Europe).
The population of Europe in 2001 was estimated to be 666,498,000: roughly one ninth of the world's population.
Origins of Western democratic and individualistic culture are often laid in Ancient Greece ; the Roman Empire divided the continent along the Rhine and Danube for several centuries.
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 Europe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Europe is a historical and cultural continent, and a geographical subcontinent, forming the westermost part of the Eurasia n supercontinent.
In terms of area, Europe is the world's second smallest continent, with an area of 110,400,000 km² (4,000,000 square miles), making it slightly larger than Australia.
In another usage, "Europe" is increasingly being used as a short-form for the European Union (EU) and its members, currently consisting of 25 sovereign nations.
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 Metropolitan area - free-definition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
A metropolitan area is a large population center consisting of a large city and its adjacent zone of influence, or of several neighboring cities or towns and adjoining areas, with one or more large cities serving as its hub or hubs.
A metropolitan area usually combines an agglomeration (the contiguous built-up area) with peripheral zones not themselves necessarily urban in character but closely bound to the centre by employment or commerce; these zones are also sometimes known as a commuter belt, and may extend well beyond the urban periphery depending on the definition used.
The term metropolitan area is sometimes abbreviated to 'metro', for example in Metro Manila and Washington, DC Metro Area, and then should not be mistaken to mean the metro rail system of the city.
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 Urban Change in the United States and Western Europe: Comparative Analysis and Policy--Chapter 1
The 1990 conference in Bellagio, Italy, on "Comparisons of Urban Economic Development in the United States and Western Europe, 1950-87" was an effort to improve understanding of the efficacy of urban policies by telling a cohesive tale of the cities on two continents.
A somewhat overgeneralized summary of the positions of the contributing scholars might be that the Europeans stress the efficacy of "hard" instruments for urban policy—tangible physical infrastructure such as housing and transportation networks—and that the Americans stress the efficacy of "soft" instruments—assistance in the form of welfare grants, educational expenditures, and health insurance.
Urban Change in the United States and Western Europe: Comparative Analysis and Policy, edited by Anita A. Summers, Paul C. Cheshire and Lanfranco Senn, is available from the Urban Institute Press (paper, ISBN 0-87766-683-0, $39.50).
www.urban.org /pubs/urban_change/chapter1.html   (3654 words)

 Western Europe
The climate of Western Europe is a marine climate.  Its abundant moisture comes from the Atlantic Ocean.  The ocean moderates the temperature during the seasons, making the winter moist and mild, and the summer moist and cool.  This influence can also be called the North Atlantic Drift.
Western European climates tend to be noticeably milder than their latitudinal equivalents in North America because: A. Eurasia is a larger continent; B. Western Europe is closer to the North Pole; C. of the influence of the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf stream; D. there are no high mountains in Western Europe.
As a result of their central location, the nations of Western Europe: A. enjoy relatively easy potential for contact with most of the inhabited world and its resources; B. tend to be very large by world standards; C. are assured of easy markets for whatever they can produce; D. dominate decision-making at World conferences.
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 Final Report on Western Europe
Western Europe is at the heart of the European Realm.
Its area is 212,400 square miles with a population density of 59.9 per square mile and a physiologic density of 61.6 per square mile.
It is a ring-shaped urban area that surrounds a rural center.
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 Metropolitan area - SmartyBrain Encyclopedia and Dictionary
A metropolitan area or conurbation is a large population center that consists of several cities or towns clustered together with one or more large cities serving as its hub or hubs.
Many metropolitan areas have such a high population density that the cost of living is too high for those of average means to have a decent living space.
Lis of the largest urban areas of Western Europe by population
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 Urban Transport Fact Book: Denver Index
But in most urban areas, public transport had no overall vision for competing with the automobile beyond what might be termed “on the margin.” The new rail services generally served the same CBD markets as already existing services, with little or no new service to the newer residential and employment areas.
Dense urban cores represent a declining share of urban area population, while CBDs represent a comparatively small and declining share of urban area employment For example, the New York CBD represents 20% of employment, while Paris and London are less than 20%.
For urban transport to achieve its potential for contributing to the economic advancement of   lower-income urban areas, it will be necessary for public policy to focus on a simple objective --- the provision of the highest level of urgent and comprehensive public transport service possible within resource constraints.
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 GEO-2000: Chapter Two: The State of the Environment - Europe and Central Asia - Atmosphere
In Central Europe, in the post-war period, a policy of self-reliance on domestic energy resources and the forced development of heavy industry resulted in the exploitation of local energy resources, often of poor quality and high sulphur content (for example, brown coal and oil shales).
Europe is responsible for approximately one-third of global greenhouse gas emissions.
In Western Europe, per capita emissions of carbon dioxide (the main greenhouse gas) fell slightly between 1990 and 1995, mainly due to economic recession, the restructuring of industry in Germany, and the switch from coal to natural gas for electricity generation.
www.unep.org /geo2000/english/0080.htm   (1353 words)

 Aire urbaine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In France an aire urbaine (literally: "urban area") is roughly the equivalent of a US Metropolitan Statistical Area.
In that perspective, a metropolitan area is no more conceived as strictly speaking the urbanized area centered on a city, but rather as a hub of towns and suburbs around a central urban core where people interact and commute.
the communes of the contiguously urbanized area around the city center, and 2- the communes in the peri-urban ring (outside of the urban core) in which at least 40% of the resident population in employment works in the communes of the urban core or in the other communes of the peri-urban ring.
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 Nat' Academies Press, Making Transit Work: Insight from Western Europe, Canada, and the United States -- Special Report ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Hence while many American urban areas including many booming "frontier" cities such as Houston and Los Angeles were shaped initially by the electric streetcar early in the 20th century, all have been funda- mentally reshaped by the decades-Ion" dominance of the automobile.
Such differences in the timing of urban growth in the United States and Western Europe, especially in relation to the widespread use of the auto- mobile, suggest the importance of historical developments in explaining variations in transit usage today.
Of the 40 largest urban areas in the United States in 1995 (all exceeding 1 million in population), nearly half had urbanized area populations of less than 100,000 in 1900.
www.nap.edu /books/0309067480/html/17.html   (6106 words)

 Largest European cities - free-definition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
These are the largest metropolitan areas and cities of Europe.
Where the population figure is for a metropolitan area, the population of the city proper is given in the brackets.
See also: List of metropolitan areas by population for the world, Largest urban areas of Western Europe for the population of urban areas (and not metropolitan areas like here).
www.free-definition.com /Largest-European-cities.html   (103 words)

 Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs
Among the urban areas with less than 3,000,000 population, an average of six minutes is added to a 30-minute trip due to traffic congestion.
Urban areas may be even less successful in controlling traffic congestion in the years to come.
Their international research estimated that the economic performance of an urban area increased 1.18 times the change in the percentage of jobs that could be reached in a fixed time, such as 30 minutes.
www.ocpathink.org /ViewPerspectiveEdition.asp?ID=91   (8411 words)

 European Academy of the Urban Environment / Europaeische Akademie fuer staedtische Umwelt - Large housing estates
While many residential areas - especially in the inner city or those well integrated in the urban fabric - have made their mark and become attractive places to live, many other areas have for several decades been made the object of various publicly subsidized improvement schemes.
This is therefore the current picture: decaying dwellings in neglected urban areas which includes much of the old centers as well as many of the new estates; problems caused by the use of polluting and dangerous building materials (e.g.
The area is to be economically revitalized in accordance with the population's capabilities, new family housing is to be constructed as well as a civic center for the neighborhood.
www.eaue.de /Housing/HOUSFUT.HTM   (4025 words)

 City Mayors: Historic cities - Western Europe
It is notable for the coherence of its plan, the beauty of its three-tier interior elevation and the particularly fine display of sculptures on the principal facade and in the south transept.
The cathedral, the four ancient churches and the Palais Rohan – former residence of the prince-bishops – far from appearing as isolated monuments, form a district that is characteristic of a medieval town and illustrates Strasbourg's evolution from the 15th to the 18th century.
Palladio's urban buildings, as well as his villas, scattered throughout the Veneto region, had a decisive influence on the development of architecture.
www.citymayors.com /culture/historic_weurope.html   (3490 words)

 DEMOGRAPHIA: Demographics, Development Impacts, Market Research & Urban Policy
For example, myopic urban planners wrongly believe that automobile oriented urban areas can be converted into places where people have public transport as a choice (at least that's what they say).
Western European urban areas are less than 1/12th the density of Hong Kong, while US urban areas are less than 1/30th.
This analysis of international data for 64 areas shows that suburbanization is pervasive, with all sampled urbanized areas outside the United States losing population density since 1960.
www.demographia.com   (2373 words)

 Europe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Europe is a continent forming the westermost part of the Eurasia n supercontinent.
Many of the states in Europe took their present form in the aftermath of World War I. After World War II, and until the end of the Cold War, Europe was divided into two major political and economic blocks: Communist nations in Eastern Europe and capitalistic countries in Western Europe.
This physical and political map shows Europe at its furthest extent, reaching to the Urals.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/E/Europe.htm   (2062 words)

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