Breaking the Development Logjam

Author: Douglas R. Porter
Publisher: Urban Land Institute
ISBN: 0874209560
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book explains in plain terms how developers and planners can involve the community in the development process using the latest community engagement tools. It describes why, in these days of more complex projects and development approval procedures, it pays to win citizen support rather than fight opposition.

Empowerment Series Social Work and Social Welfare

Author: Rosalie Ambrosino
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 130548066X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Reflecting the latest practices, accreditation requirements, and developments from the field, the eighth edition of bestselling SOCIAL WORK AND SOCIAL WELFARE gives readers a broad understanding about the social work profession and the role it plays in the social welfare system. Part of the Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series, the text is completely up to date and thoroughly integrates the core competencies and recommended practice behaviors outlined in the current Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) set by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). With its signature systems/ecological approach to understanding social welfare, the book focuses on specific social welfare areas in which social workers play major roles in policy and practice. It adopts the philosophy that there are many reasons why social problems occur, and that students need to understand the history, values, and economic, political, and cultural factors that surround these issues and the attempts to solve or address them. Instead of presenting a specific political perspective, the authors encourage readers to think critically about issues in a new way. Each chapter opens with a vignette about a social worker in a specific setting and closes with information about the career opportunities for social workers in the area discussed. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Breaking the Logjam

Author: David Schoenbrod
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300149611
Format: PDF, Mobi
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After several decades of significant but incomplete successes, environmental protection in the United States is stuck. Administrations under presidents of both parties have fallen well short of the goals of their environmental statutes. Schoenbrod, Stewart, and Wyman, distinguished scholars in the field of environmental law, identify the core problems with existing environmental statutes and programs and explain how Congress can fix them. Based on a project the authors led that incorporated the work of more than fifty leading environmental experts, this book is a call to action through public understanding based on a nonpartisan argument for smarter, more flexible regulatory programs to stimulate the economy and encourage green technology.

Land in Conflict

Author: Sean Nolon
Publisher: Lincoln Inst of Land Policy
ISBN: 9781558442467
Format: PDF, Kindle
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With years of professional experience and more than a decade of research sponsored by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, the authors, all associated with the Consensus Building Institute, have found that the mutual gains approach is a better way to manage the most challenging land use disputes. This approach is guided by core principles, follows a set of clear action steps, and is useful at different stages of land use decision making. It is different from, though not incompatible with, the required land use procedures. It is not a single process or technique; it draws from the fields of negotiation, consensus building, collaborative problem solving, alternative dispute resolution, public participation, and public administration. The result is a more public, collaborative process designed to tease out the range of interests and criteria, compare various alternatives, and determine which alternatives meet the most interests. Case studies from across the United States and Canada illustrate the principles and steps in the mutual gains approach.

Making the Most of Small Spaces

Author: Stephen Crafti
Publisher: Images Publishing
ISBN: 9781876907525
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book visits a number of extraordinary homes, from the apartment to the townhouse. Those settled in the suburban house on the quarter acre block will be intrigued by the smaller spaces emerging in our cities. From lofts nestled into warehouse spaces