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Transportation And Sustainable Campus Communities

Author : Will Toor
ISBN : 1559636564
Genre : Architecture
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Colleges and universities across North America are facing difficult questions about automobile use and transportation. Lack of land for new parking lots and the desire to preserve air quality are but a few of the factors leading institutions toward a new vision based upon expanded transit access, better bicycle and pedestrian facilities, and incentives that encourage less driving. Transportation and Sustainable Campus Communities presents a comprehensive examination of techniques available to manage transportation in campus communities. Authors Will Toor and Spenser W. Havlick give readers the understanding they need to develop alternatives to single-occupancy vehicles, and sets forth a series of case studies that show how transportation demand management programs have worked in a variety of campus communities, ranging from small towns to large cities. The case studies in Transportation and Sustainable Campus Communities highlight what works and what doesn't, as well as describing the programmatic and financial aspects involved. No other book has surveyed the topic and produced viable options for reducing the parking, pollution, land use, and traffic problems that are created by an over-reliance on automobiles by students, faculty, and staff. Transportation and Sustainable Campus Communities is a unique source of information and ideas for anyone concerned with transportation planning and related issues.

An Introduction To Sustainable Transportation

Author : Preston L. Schiller
ISBN : 9781844076642
Genre : Business & Economics
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Transportation plays a substantial role in the modern world; it provides tremendous benefits to society, but it also imposes significant economic, social and environmental costs. Sustainable transport planning requires integrating environmental, social, and economic factors in order to develop optimal solutions to our many pressing issues, especially carbon emissions and climate change. This essential multi-authored work reflects a new sustainable transportation planning paradigm. It explores the concepts of sustainable development and sustainable transportation, describes practical techniques for comprehensive evaluation, provides tools for multi-modal transport planning, and presents innovative mobility management solutions to transportation problems. This text reflects a fundamental change in transportation decision making. It focuses on accessibility rather than mobility, emphasizes the need to expand the range of options and impacts considered in analysis, and provides practical tools to allow planners, policy makers and the general public to determine the best solution to the transportation problems facing a community. Featuring extensive international examples and case-studies, textboxes, graphics, recommended reading and end of chapter questions, the authors draw on considerable teaching and researching experience to present an essential, ground-breaking and authoritative text on sustainable transport. Students of various disciplines, planners, policymakers and concerned citizens will find many of its provocative ideas and approaches of considerable value as they engage in the processes of understanding and changing transportation towards greater sustainability.

Sustainability On Campus

Author : Peggy F. Barlett
ISBN : 9780262524223
Genre : Education
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Stories both practical and inspirational about environmental leadership on campus.

Social Sustainability In Urban Areas

Author : Tony Manzi
ISBN : 9781136542435
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 68. 39 MB
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This groundbreaking new volume on social sustainability offers both critique and creative solutions. It challenges the conventional wisdoms of social sustainability and presents practical examples of projects that will help practitioners to think carefully and innovatively about the situations they are addressing. The book consists of original contributions from academics working in the fields of urban planning, housing, regeneration, transport and international sustainable development. Drawing on case study research gathered in the UK, Europe and Africa, it adopts an original, interdisciplinary approach to both theory and practice, illustrating the challenges and opportunities facing policy-makers and practitioners attempting to develop, manage and maintain sustainable communities. The authors argue that the dominant approach of 'how to do' small scale social sustainability fails to locate it within broader social processes. Ignoring the context not only sustains, but also actively reproduces wider inequalities. The book presents a new, more coherent and more complete approach to issues of social sustainability in urban areas. The book approaches current urban policy discourses in three different ways, represented by three sections: firstly focusing on small places within the urban fabric, secondly addressing the whole urban fabric by examining whether changing urban living and working patterns. The third section explores some of the ways that funding can be secured to achieve the aims of social sustainability and the social planning associated with it.

Toward Sustainable Communities

Author : Mark Roseland
ISBN : 9781550925067
Genre : Business & Economics
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The single most useful resource out there on how to build and grow sustainable places

Discovering The New America

Author : Francis P. Koster
ISBN : 1482618699
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 81. 13 MB
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This book introduces elected officials and civic volunteers throughout our country to proven recipes for success they can use when they set out to solve problems existing in their towns, counties, and states. As a country, we are not without solutions. If we just imitate successful strategies already developed by our fellow Americans, we can lower birth defects, increase educational levels, reduce unwanted pregnancy, create employment, clean up the environment, rehabilitate prisoners, help single parents do a better job raising the next generation, deliver better health care, feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, reduce climate change, stop the spread of infectious disease-- reduce costs and taxes while we do it. Others have already done it.

Education And Sustainability

Author : Daniella Tilbury
ISBN : 9782831706238
Genre : Business & Economics
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A publication from IUCN s Commission on Education and Communication (CEC), this book tells the stories of people who work with communities to motivate them to create a more sustainable future. The accounts range from engaging communities through theatre to a revival of indigenous stories to pass on good environmental practice. The publication was produced both to share what educators around the world have learnt and to give them a platform to tell their stories."

Let Knowledge Serve The City

Author : B. D. Wortham-Galvin
ISBN : 178353396X
Genre : Business & Economics
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Portland State University's motto, "Let knowledge serve the city", reflects a founding belief in the importance of dialogue between academia and broader society to resolve dilemmas facing society. This is integral to the work of PSU's Institute for Sustainable Solutions (ISS), which brings together different disciplines and communities to find sustainable solutions to some of today's most pressing problems. The Sustainable Solutions Series examines the work of the Institute, to share best practice in community-engaged teaching and research with a sustainability focus. This first volume examines the different approaches united by ISS: how has capacity been built to overcome entrenched divides between different areas of study, between academia and the public, and why is bridging these divides so important? It also introduces the themes that have shaped ISS's work, such as social justice, climate change, and sustainable economic development. With unique clarity, the authors of Let Knowledge Serve the City combine academically-grounded ideas about sustainability with practical learning points on how these ideas may be put into action effectively. This is ideal for anyone seeking a better understanding of best practice in engaging the broader community with institutes of higher education.

Communities In Action

Author : National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
ISBN : 9780309452960
Genre : Medical
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In the United States, some populations suffer from far greater disparities in health than others. Those disparities are caused not only by fundamental differences in health status across segments of the population, but also because of inequities in factors that impact health status, so-called determinants of health. Only part of an individual’s health status depends on his or her behavior and choice; community-wide problems like poverty, unemployment, poor education, inadequate housing, poor public transportation, interpersonal violence, and decaying neighborhoods also contribute to health inequities, as well as the historic and ongoing interplay of structures, policies, and norms that shape lives. When these factors are not optimal in a community, it does not mean they are intractable: such inequities can be mitigated by social policies that can shape health in powerful ways. Communities in Action: Pathways to Health Equity seeks to delineate the causes of and the solutions to health inequities in the United States. This report focuses on what communities can do to promote health equity, what actions are needed by the many and varied stakeholders that are part of communities or support them, as well as the root causes and structural barriers that need to be overcome.

The Scope Of Social Psychology

Author : Miles Hewstone
ISBN : 9781135419738
Genre : Psychology
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Social psychology attempts to understand, explain, predict and, when needed, change people's thoughts, feelings and behaviours. For a relatively young discipline it has already made great strides toward this awe-inspiring goal. Pioneers such as Lewin, Asch, Kelley and Festinger began groundwork in the 1940s and 1950s, but it was only in the late 1960s that social psychology came of age. Since then it has blossomed, both in investigating the basics of the discipline and in applying the insights from fundamental social psychology to different fields related to the area. This volume is devoted to the development of understanding in the field of social psychology over the last four decades, focusing on both basic and applied social psychology. Contributions are gathered under five main areas: attitudes and attitude change; social cognition and emotions; interpersonal and group processes; health behavior; and bereavement and coping. These five domains not only illustrate the scope of social psychology, but also pay tribute to one of the key figures in modern social psychology, Wolfgang Stroebe. Remarkably, he has made significant contributions across all five of these areas, and his research achievements exemplify the progress, prospects and problems faced by modern social psychology over the last 40 years. This volume includes contributions from some of the most distinguished names in the field, and all authors provide an overview or critical look at their specific area of expertise, tracing historical developments where appropriate. The Scope of Social Psychology provides a broad-ranging, illustrative review of the field of modern social psychology.

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