If we divide this project into 3 phases, how dose the schedule of project look like?
Phase I: Food Waste (Summer 2013?)
Phase II: Data Mapping (Fall 2013?)
Phase III: Rat (Spring 2014?)
Food Waste Generation
+ Collected socieconomic parameters and waste data (Jeremy, Ben, Masa)
+ Creating a food waste distribution (Masa)
+ Developing Food waste generation model (Masa)
+ Creating layers for food waste and rats using GIS or Google Map/earth (Ben)
+ Creating a rat distribution
+ Investigating rat behaviors
+ Developing Agent Model for rats (Ben)
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Sustainable City 2013
8th International Conference on Urban Regeneration and Sustainability
3 – 5 December, 2013
This is not a conference, but it’s an opportunity to show our data.
Pied piper a plague risk?
Mostly about how small reservoirs can still carry epidemic disease
The computer model shows that plague can persist in very low rat populations (about 60,000) and spreads to humans only when some random event reduces rodent numbers. And it simulates what happens when there is a drastic reduction in rat numbers, caused by anything from mass poisonings to a strangely dressed man playing a hypnotic pipe.
Also, the 48 year “rat flood” know as the bamboo death that results in famine.
Something I saw yesterday coming into Pearl. Like an idiot, I forgot to turn my phone sideways.
This guy is about to die. Probably hemorrhaging internally.