By Regine Gerike,John Parkin
By Stephen J. Ramos
By Karen M. O'Neill
O’Neill specializes in the construction of flood regulate courses alongside the reduce Mississippi River and the Sacramento River, the 1st rivers to obtain federal flood keep watch over relief. She describes how, within the early to mid-nineteenth century, planters, shippers, and retailers from either areas campaigned for federal assistance with flood keep watch over efforts. She explains how the government used to be slowly and reluctantly drawn into water administration to the level that, through the years, approximately each river within the usa used to be reengineered. Her narrative culminates within the passage of the nationwide Flood keep watch over Act of 1936, which empowered the military Corps of Engineers to construct initiatives for all navigable rivers along with neighborhood professionals, successfully finishing national, complete making plans for the security of water resources.
By John L. Renne,Carey Curtis
By Nick Devas
In their well timed and in-depth exam of ten towns in Africa, Asia and Latin the USA, they reveal that during many nations the worldwide tendencies in the direction of decentralization and democratization supply new possibilities for the bad to have a power at the judgements that impact them. additionally they express how that impression will depend on the character of these democratic preparations and decision-making tactics on the neighborhood point, in addition to at the skill of the bad to organize.
The learn concerned interviews with key actors inside and out of doors urban governments, discussions with poverty teams, neighborhood companies and non-governmental organisations (NGOs), in addition to analyses of knowledge on poverty, providers and finance. This booklet provides insights, conclusions and sensible examples which are of relevance for different towns. It outlines coverage implications for nationwide and native governments, NGOs and donor organisations, and highlights ways that terrible humans can use their voice to persuade many of the associations of urban governance.
By Sharon McKenzie Stevens,Wayne Franklin
In A position for Dialogue, Sharon McKenzie Stevens perspectives the contradictions and collaborations considering the administration of public land in southern Arizona—and by way of extension the full arid West—through the lens of political rhetoric. Revealing the socioecological relationships between cattlemen and environmentalists in addition to builders and recreationists, she analyzes the ways in which language shapes panorama by means of shaping judgements approximately land use.
Stevens specializes in the collaborative Sonoran desolate tract Conservation Plan initiated via Pima County, Arizona, the ever-present use of medical argument to safeguard contradictory practices, and the development and negotiation of rancher/environmentalist identities to light up either actually and metaphorically the dynamics of land use politics. Drawing in particular upon broad interviews with a various array of brokers on both sides of the debate—ranchers, environmentalists, scientists, land managers, executive officials—on old narratives, and on her personal conflicting studies as anyone who grew up with those that paintings the western lands, she demonstrates that it really is attainable to exploit ameliorations to unravel, instead of to worsen, the entrenched difficulties that bridge land and language.
By integrating her richly textured case research of a delicate area with rhetorical methods to narrative, science-based argument, and collective identities, Stevens makes an important contribution to the fields of rhetoric, land administration, and cultural studies.
By Steve Melia
By Alan March
By Joseph, PhD Coughlin,Lisa, PhD D'Ambrosio
"Recommended."--CHOICE: present stories for tutorial Libraries
"Coughlin and DíAmbrosioís edited quantity is a welcome contribution to highlighting this factor for gerontologists. the gathering is an informative and valuable reference for college students, researchers, practitioners, planners, and coverage analysts"--The Gerontologist
This solution-focused quantity fills a spot within the literature by means of addressing the major concerns round mobility and transportation for the getting older child Boomer generation--issues that would be considerably diversified than these of past generations of older adults. This new iteration, a lot of whom will proceed to paintings previous the conventional retirement age and anticipate to pursue an lively way of life, can have to confront new transportation expertise, the necessity to use public transportation, and how one can proceed riding accurately as their eyesight fades and response time slows down. This quantity examines a number of the concerns confronted by way of policymakers, transportation officers, automobile brands, healthiness and human companies pros, and getting older adults themselves because the biggest new release prepares to go into overdue maturity.
The volume's editors are either on the MIT AgeLab, whose multi-disciplinary staff designs, develops and deploys suggestions to reinforce caliber of lifestyles for getting older populations. throughout the contributions of a various workforce of theorists and practitioners, together with strategies from the nationwide Older driving force safeguard Advisory Council, a collaboration among AARP's motive force safeguard application and the MIT AgeLab, the booklet discusses a number of key subject matters pertinent to getting older the USA and transportation. between them are the altering demographics of the inhabitants, how this generation's way of life offerings impact mobility, expertise tendencies in deepest automobiles, adjustments within the infrastructure and transportation procedure, the "new" older driving force, and safety issues and schooling between older drivers. This booklet additionally explores sensible options and techniques, corresponding to new transportation ideas and thoughts that would considerably influence the way forward for mobility for older adults, for conserving those seniors energetic and cellular good into their later years.
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By Joseph L Scarpaci