Community Resources

Author: Angela Catalano
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781404227811
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Community Resources. Discusses the various resources that help a community to succeed.

Forests Water And People In The Humid Tropics

Author: M. Bonell
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521829533
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Forests Water And People In The Humid Tropics. Forests, Water and People in the Humid Tropics is a comprehensive review of the hydrological and physiological functioning of tropical rain forests, the environmental impacts of their disturbance and conversion to other land uses, and optimum strategies for managing them. The book brings together leading specialists in such diverse fields as tropical anthropology and human geography, environmental economics, climatology and meteorology, hydrology, geomorphology, plant and aquatic ecology, forestry and conservation agronomy. The editors have supplemented the individual contributions with invaluable overviews of the main sections and provide key pointers for future research. Specialists will find authenticated detail in chapters written by experts on a whole range of people-water-land use issues, managers and practitioners will learn more about the implications of ongoing and planned forest conversion, while scientists and students will appreciate a unique review of the literature.

Nourishing The Land Nourishing The People

Author: Brett Shapiro
Publisher: CABI
ISBN: 1845937414
Size: 63.76 MB
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Nourishing The Land Nourishing The People. As accelerated urbanization widens the gap between rich and poor and population growth becomes a global phenomenon, key strategies promoting rural economic development need to be implemented. This book covers the progress of a development initiative in Madagascar that enabled a region suffering from chronic drought and famine to provide food and become the area's breadbasket. Working with local people, the project delivered increased new cultivations, abundant harvests and improvements in infrastructure, media access, education and health. This is an indispensable book for development practiti.

People Land And Water

Author: Guy Bessette
Publisher: IDRC
ISBN: 1552502244
Size: 31.78 MB
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People Land And Water. Presents conceptual and methodological issues related to the use of Participatory Development Communication (PDC). This book describes the major issues involved in applying PDC to natural resource management practices and research, and also discusses the challenges and the difficulties linked to such an approach.

Rural People And Communities In The 21st Century

Author: David L. Brown
Publisher: Polity
ISBN: 0745641288
Size: 28.56 MB
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Rural People And Communities In The 21st Century. Rural people and communities continue to play important social, economic and environmental roles at a time in which societies are rapidly urbanizing, and the identities of local places are increasingly subsumed by flows of people, information and economic activity across global spaces. However, while the organization of rural life has been fundamentally transformed by institutional and social changes that have occurred since the mid-twentieth century, rural people and communities have proved resilient in the face of these transformations. This book examines the causes and consequences of major social and economic changes affecting rural communities and populations during the first decades of the twenty-first century, and explores policies developed to ameliorate problems or enhance opportunities. Primarily focused on the U.S. context, while also providing international comparative discussion, the book is organized into five sections each of which explores both socio-demographic and political economic aspects of rural transformation. It features an accessible and up-to-date blend of theory and empirical analysis, with each chapter's discussion grounded in real-life situations through the use of empirical case-study materials. Rural People and Communities in the 21st Century is intended for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in rural sociology, community sociology, rural and/or population geography, community development, and population studies--From publisher description.

The Practice Of Generalist Social Work

Author: Julie Birkenmaier
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1315394898
Size: 66.17 MB
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The Practice Of Generalist Social Work. The fourth edition of The Practice of Generalist Social Work continues to teach students to apply micro, macro, and mezzo social work skills. This new edition strengthens the connection between the three levels of practice and is fully updated to the 2015 EPAS. This edition also contains more illustrations of theory and more context for deciding which type of intervention is a good fit. Most chapters now open with a case study and continually refer back to the case to provide additional connections between theory and real-life practice. Each chapter also incorporates a link to a Grand Challenge of Social Work from the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare, which shows the connection between social work and the most significant societal challenges of today. The Quick Guides within the text offer students guidance for their field experience and practice after graduation. The text also comes with a rich companion website that includes support materials and six unique cases that encourage students to learn by doing. Go to www.routledgesw.com to explore the cases and additional resources.

Community Rights Conservation And Contested Land

Author: Fred Nelson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415520363
Size: 53.74 MB
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Community Rights Conservation And Contested Land. Natural resource governance is central to the outcomes of biodiversity conservation efforts and to patterns of economic development, particularly in resource-dependent rural communities. The institutional arrangements that define natural resource governance are outcomes of political processes, whereby numerous groups with often-divergent interests negotiate for access to and control over resources. These political processes determine the outcomes of resource governance reform efforts, such as widespread attempts to decentralize or devolve greater tenure over land and resources to local communities. This volume examines the political dynamics of natural resource governance processes through a range of comparative case studies across east and southern Africa. These cases include both local and national settings, and examine issues such as land rights, tourism development, wildlife conservation, participatory forest management, and the impacts of climate change, and are drawn from both academics and field practitioners working across the region. Published with IUCN, The Bradley Fund for the Environment, SASUSG and Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Communities And Forests

Author: Robert G. Lee
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780870710582
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Communities And Forests. Communities and Forests offers a timely view of the changing face of forests and forestry in North America today. In examining interactions between people and forests, the book shows that forests are as much a social institution as they are a biological resources. In their introduction, editors Robert Lee and Donald Field document the shift from scientific forestry to community forestry. They note that the traditional science-based, state-controlled model for managing, forests ignores the voices of those affected by the use of forest resources. The editors suggest that science-based forestry is giving way to an alternative approach, one in which nature, economy, society, and culture are considered integral elements of the human-forest relationship. They see a future where forestry will continue to be informed by science but shaped by community values. Contributors to this volume include leading social scientists and policy professionals such as John Bliss, Louise Fortmann, Samuel P. Hays, and Nancy Langston. The contributors consider the connection between forests and comnmunities from a variety of perspectives, including environmental history, natural resouce sociology, and forest policy. The book begins with an investigation of the historical and sociological foundations of community-based forest management. Chapters in the second section highlight the complex and diverse issues surrounding community forestry, specifically the conflicts between the management of public forestlands and the interests of various stakeholders in using forests as a public good. The final section examines urban forestry, with chapters focusing on both the importance of forestry in urban settings and thedeemographic shifts that have brought people with urban values and lifestyle to rural, forested settings. With its unique focus on the integration of communities into decision-making about forests, this collection of insightful essays will prove useful to public and private land managers, as well as to researchers and students in the fields of forestry, resource management, rural sociology, regional planning, environmental studies, and parks and recreation.

Land Solutions For Climate Displacement

Author: Scott Leckie
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134485050
Size: 36.76 MB
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Land Solutions For Climate Displacement. "This book includes ten chapters of highly original and innovative research on the reality and dynamics of climate displacement in seven of the countries which are most seriously affected, or which will be in the future. The book includes both general analytical chapters as well as country-specific chapters on Bangladesh, Kiribati, the Maldives, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu and Vanuatu. All country chapters are written by nationals of those countries, lending a first-hand account of how these frontline nations are grappling with the human consequences of climate displacement"--

Designing Sustainable Communities

Author: Judy Corbett
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 1559636866
Size: 80.18 MB
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Designing Sustainable Communities. The movement toward creating more sustainable communities has been growing for decades, and in recent years has gained new prominence with the increasing visibility of planning approaches such as the New Urbanism. Yet there are few examples of successful and time-tested sustainable communities.Village Homes outside of Davis, California offers one such example. Built between 1975 and 1981 on 60 acres of land, it offers unique features including extensive common areas and green space; community gardens, orchards, and vineyards; narrow streets; pedestrian and bike paths; solar homes; and an innovative ecological drainage system. Authors Judy and Michael Corbett were intimately involved with the design, development, and building of Village Homes, and have resided there since 1977.In Designing Sustainable Communities, they examine the history of the sustainable community movement and discuss how Village Homes fits into the context of that movement. They offer an inside look at the development of the project from start to finish, describing how the project came about, obstacles that needed to be overcome, design approaches they took, problems that were encountered and how those problems were solved, and changes that have occurred over the years. In addition, they compare Village Homes with other communities and developments across the country, and discuss the future prospects for the continued growth of the sustainable communities movement.The book offers detailed information on a holistic approach to designing and building successful communities. It represents an invaluable guide for professionals and students involved with planning, architecture, development, and landscape architecture, and for anyone interested increating more sustainable communities.