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Ageing in urban neighbourhoods : place attachment and social exclusion /

by Smith, Allison E.

Publisher: Bristol, U.K. Policy Press 2009Description: vi, 242 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 217-236) and index.Summary: Many western nations have experienced a rise in the number of marginalised and deprived inner-city neighbourhoods. Despite a plethora of research focused on these areas, there remain few studies that have sought to capture the 'optimality' of ageing in place in such places. In particular, little is known about why some older people desire to age in place despite multiple risks in their neighbourhood and why others reject ageing in place. Given the growth in both the ageing of the population and policy interest in the cohesion and sustainability of neighbourhoods there is an urgent need to better understand the experience of ageing in marginalised locations.This book aims to address the shortfall in knowledge regarding older people's attachment to deprived neighbourhood and in so doing progress what critics have referred to as the languishing state of environmental gerontology. The author examines new cross-national research with older people in deprived urban neighbourhoods and suggests a rethinking and refocusing of the older person's relationship with place. Impact on policy and future research are also discussed. This book will be relevant to academics, students, architects, city planners and policy makers with an interest in environmental gerontology, social exclusion, urban sustainability and design of the built environment. ; Contents: 1.Introduction -- 2.Environmental gerontology -- 3.Urban ageing -- 4.Skid row? : area profiles -- 5.Ageing in deprived neighbourhoods -- 6.Reconceptualising the person-environment relationship -- 7.The way forward - building sustainability -- 8.Influences, opportunities and challenges -- 9.Conclusion -- App. A Summary of participant characteristics -- App. B Short biographies of participants in Manchester and Vancouver -- App. C Mrs MacDougall's short story.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Building environmentally sustainable communities : a framework for inclusivity /

by Been, Vicki | The Urban Institute | Cunningham, Mary | Ellen, Ingrid Gould | Gordon, Adam | Pari, Joe | Turner, Margery Austin | Whitney, Sheryl Verlaine.

Publisher: Washington, DC The Urban Institute 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: April 2010 Bibliography : p. 44-46Summary: The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has decided to include two key goals in all of its programs: encouraging sustainable communities and enhancing access to opportunity for lower-income people and people of color. This paper examines the relationship between these two goals through a literature review and an original empirical analysis of how these goals interact at the neighborhood and metropolitan area levels.Availability: (1)

Building inclusive cities : women's safety and the right to the city /

by Whitzman, Carolyn (ed.) | Legacy, Crystal (ed.) | Andrew, Caroline (ed.).

Publisher: London, U.K. Routledge 2012Description: xv, 216 p., [8] p. of col. plates : ill. (some col.), map ; 24 cm.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: Building on a growing movement within developing countries in Latin America, Africa, and Asia-Pacific, as well as Europe and North America, this book documents cutting edge practice and builds theory around a rights based approach to women's safety in the context of poverty reduction and social inclusion. Drawing upon two decades of research and grassroots action on safer cities for women and everyone, this book is about the right to an inclusive city. The first part of the book describes the challenges that women face regarding access to essential services, housing security, liveability and mobility. The second part of the book critically examines programs, projects and ideas that are working to make cities safer. Building Inclusive Cities takes a cross-cultural learning perspective from action research occurring throughout the world and translates this research into theoretical conceptualizations to inform the literature on planning and urban management in both developing and developed countries. This book is intended to inspire both thought and action. ; Contents: 1.Introduction: challenges, opportunities and tools / Crystal Legacy -- pt. I Challenges and opportunities -- 2.Gendered livelihoods and inclusive cities / Fran Klodawsky -- 3.Women's safety and everyday mobility / Carolyn Whitzman -- 4.Migrant women's safety: framing, policies, and practices / Elizabeth L. Sweet -- pt. II Interventions -- 5.Gender Inclusive Cities Programme: implementing change for women's safety / Kalpana Viswanath -- 6.I he role 01 partnerships in creating inclusive cities / Crystal Legacy -- 7.What it looks like when it's fixed: collaboration towardsa shared vision of city safety / Barbara Holtmann -- 8.Safe access to basic infrastructure: more than pipes and taps / Suneeta Dhar -- pt. III Tools -- 9.From gender mainstreaming to intersectionality: advances in achieving inclusive and safe cities / Yardena Tankel -- 10.Safer discursive space: artistic interventions and online action research / Melanie Lambrick -11.How do we evaluate the safety of women? / Margaret Shaw -- 12.Conclusion: women's safety and the right to the city / Kalpana ViswanathAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Building resilience: how the urban poor can drive climate adaptation /

by Swalheim, Sarah | Dodman, David.

Publisher: London, U.K. International Institute for Environment and Development 2008Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: Adaptation ? preparing for and coping with climate impacts ? is now a key issue in climate negotiations. This is real progress from a decade ago, when mitigation alone dominated the climate agenda. But adaptation itself needs to move on. The 900 million urban dwellers living in poverty worldwide will likely be among the worst affected by climate change, yet they hardly feature in adaptation policies and practices. These people, most living in the world?s poorer countries, urgently need efficient, cost-effective solutions. Community-based adaption is one.Now widely used in rural areas, CBA allows local people to identify and address adaptation issues, building a lasting legacy of skills and ownership. But for CBA to work in urban areas, adaptation funding needs to reach the grassroots organisations and city governments that will initiate and deliver it.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Climate change : what are local governments liable for? /

by England, Philippa.

Publisher: Brisbane, Qld. Griffith University. Urban Research Program 2006Description: PDF.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Explaining changes in the social structure of employment : the importance of geography. /

by Hunter, Boyd | University of New South Wales. Social Policy Research Centre.

Publisher: Kensington, N.S.W. Social Policy Research Centre. University of New South Wales 1996Description: 42 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: July 1996Availability: (1)

Green Prosperity [elelctronic resource] : How Clean-Energy Policies Can Fight Poverty and Raise Living Standards in the United States /

by Pollin, Robert | Jeannette, Wicks-Lim | Garrett-Peltier, Heidi.

Publisher: Amherst, Massachusetts; USA. Department of Economics & Political Economy Research Institute (PERI), University of Massachusetts. 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This study, co-commissioned by Natural Resources Defense Council and Green For All, considers the employment and other policy effects of a Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Implications of potential climate change for Melbourne's water resources /

by Howe, C | Melbourne Water | Jones, R.N | Maheepala, S.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Melbourne Water 2005Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: March 2005 This report has been produced by CSIRO Urban Water and CSIRO Atmospheric Research in collaboration with Melbourne Water.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure : a national study of employment impacts /

by Garrett-Peltier, Heidi | University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Political Economy Research Institute.

Publisher: Amherst, Mass. University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Political Economy Research Institute 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2011Summary: Pedestrian and bicycling infrastructure such as sidewalks, bike lanes, and trails, can all be used for transportation, recreation, and fitness. These types of infrastructure have been shown to create many benefits for their users as well as the rest of the community. Some of these benefits are economic, such as increased revenues and jobs for local businesses, and some are non-economic benefits such as reduced congestion, better air quality, safer travel routes, and improved health outcomes. While other studies have examined the economic and non-economic impacts of the use of walking and cycling infrastructure, few have analyzed the employment that results from the design and construction of these projects. In this study we estimate the employment impacts of building and refurbishing transportation infrastructure for cyclists and pedestrians. We analyze various transportation projects and use state-specific data to estimate the number of jobs created within each state where the project is located.Availability: (1)

Planning and diversity in the city : redistribution, recognition and encounter. /

by Fincher, Ruth | Iveson, Kurt.

Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, U.K. Palgrave Macmillan 2008Description: ix, 244 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Social justice and the Australian city : developments in urban and housing policies. /

by Mowbray, Martin.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W.in Welfare & Social policy in Australia : the distribution of advantage edited by Michael Wearing and Rosemary Berreen. 1994Description: p. 155-175.Notes: Rec. no. for book B6702 indexed chapterAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Socially inclusive urban renewal in low value suburbs : a synopsis of issues and an agenda for action. /

by Randolph, Bill.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Universiy of New South Wales. City Futures Research Centre 2008Description: PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: URL: 'http://www.fbe.unsw.edu.au/cityfutures/publications/issuespapers/issuespaper6.pdf' Checked: 2/03/2009 9:54:45 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Towards more equitable cities : a receding prospect? /

by Badcock, Blair.

Publisher: Oakleigh, Vic.in Australian cities : issues, strategies and policies for urban Australia in the 1990s edited by Patrick N. Troy 1995Description: p.196-217.Notes: Rec. no. for book B6744 indexed chapterAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Towards pro-poor adaptation to climate change in the urban centres of low- and middle-income countries /

by Moser, Caroline | Satterthwaite,David.

Publisher: London, U.K. International Institute for Environment and Development 2008Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This paper outlines a framework for adaptation to climate change for urban area in low- and middle-income nations that is pro-poor and that enhances the capacity of low-income households and community organizations to contribute to such adaptation. ; Moser C and D Satterthwaite (2008), Towards pro-poor adaptation to climate change in the urban centres of low- and middle-income countries. Human Settlements Working Paper Series Climate Change and Cities, No. 2. IIED, London.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Urban environments & [and] health : identifying key relationships & [and] policy imperatives. /

by Mead, Elspeth | Dodson, Jago | Ellway, Claire.

Publisher: Brisbane, Qld. Griffith University. Urban Research Program 2006Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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