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A commitment to urban Australia /

by Norman, Barbara | Australian Fabian Society.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. The Australian Fabian Society 2006Description: PDF.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A common purpose : ethical, practical and transformative directions for public and housing policy in Australia. /

by McClelland, Alison.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. unpublished 2003Description: Text.Online Access: Australian Dictionary of Biography entry Summary: Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A Low carbon and resilient urban future : a discussion paper on an integrated approach to planning for climate change /

by Norman, Barbara | Australia. Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency.

Publisher: Barton, A.C.T. Australia. Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: July 2010 Bibliography : 51-56Summary: This discussion paper raises issues about the challenges of increasing urbanisation and climate change, and seeks to present a more strategic approach to settlement planning in Australia for climate change. It focuses on cities and explores the issues and the barriers to change. The impacts of urbanisation and climate change bring with them opportunities to rethink how we can manage future urban growth.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Addressing the social determinants of health : the urban dimension and the role of local government /

by Grady, Mike (ed.) | World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe | Peter Goldblatt (ed.).

Publisher: Copenhagen World Health Organization 2012Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This report summarizes the evidence on the social determinants of health and the built environment with special reference to the role of local government across countries in the WHO European Region. It draws on the findings of the global Commission on Social Determinants of Health and the European review of social determinants of health and the health divide. Through its leadership, local government has a significant role to play in working across sectors and with civil society partners to support and accelerate action to address the social determinants of health and the causes of health inequalities. The evidence presented here provides the background to the complementary report Healthy cities tackle the social determinants of inequities in health: a framework for action.Availability: (1)

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).

Australia's future cities /

by Carr, Kim | Australian Fabian Society.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. The Australian Fabian Society 2006Description: Text.Notes: URL: 'http://www.fabian.org.au/1059.asp' Checked: 22/04/2009 2:27:41 PM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Beyond the suburbs : population change in the major exurban regions of Australia. /

by McKenzie, Fiona.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Government Publishing Service 1996Description: xiv, 78 p. : ill., maps.Notes: Cat. No. 9605711 "This report was prepared for the Bureau of Immigration, Multicultural and Population Research, whose work has now been absorbed into the Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs"-- inside cover. Includes bibliographical references (p. 73-78)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Brownfield residential redevelopment in England : what happens to the most deprived neighbourhoods? /

by Wong, Cecilia | Joseph Rowntree Foundation | Baing, Andreas Schulze.

Publisher: York, U.K. Joseph Rowntree Foundation 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2010 Bibliography : p. 25Summary: Government policy has emphasised the importance of regenerating towns and cities and delivering new housing supply by focusing on recycling previously developed (brownfield) land. The aim of this study is to examine the extent of brownfield regeneration through the delivery of new housing development and its effects on housing and socio-economic change across the most deprived neighbourhoods in England.Availability: (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 adaptation actions for local government /

by Australia. Department of Climate Change.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australia. Department of Climate Change 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Report by SMEC Australia. Bibliography: p. 59-62Summary: "The primary objective of this report is to identify climate change adaptation actions that are applicable to Australia s climatic conditions and climate impact risks as currently predicted (using the Climate Change in Australia Technical Report 2007) and that can be implemented by Australian local governments."Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Community and local governance in Australia /

by Smyth, Paul (ed.) | Reddel, Tim (ed.) | Jones, Andrew (ed.).

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. UNSW Press 2005Description: xii, 266 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: Part I An international perspective 1. International perspectives and policy issues / Mike Geddes -- Part II Community and social inclusion 2. Associational governance in Queensland / Paul Smyth, Tim Reddel and Andrew Jones -- 3. Designing public policy after neo-liberalism? / John Wiseman -- 4. Shifting urban governance in Australia / Suzanne Lawson and Brendan Gleeson -- 5. 'Community' and social inclusion / Susan Goodwin -- 6. Rethinking Aboriginal community governance / David Martin -- Part III The economy, new regionalism and community 7. Regional development policy and social inclusion / Al Rainnie -- 8. Building community economies in marginalised areas / Katherine Gibson and Jenny Cameron -- 9. A case study in the new regionalism / Rodin Genoff -- Part IV Local governance and community building 10. Local social governance and citizen engagement / Tim Reddel -- 11. Mapping the normative underpinnings of local governance / Mark Considine and Jenny Lewis -- 12. Localisation in contemporary public management / Michael Hess and David Adams -- 13. Social exclusion as a new framework for measuring poverty / Peter Saunders.Summary: This book offers an overview of place-based policy making in Australia, set in a broader international context. While, part 1 surveys the British and European experience; parts 2,3 and 4 focus on social policy, economic policy and governance respectively with emphasis on efforts in Victoria and Queensland to increase social inclusion and build community capacity.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Competitive cities and climate change /

by Kamal-Chaoui, Lamia (ed.) | Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. irectorate for Public Governance and Territorial Development | Robert, Alexis (ed.).

Publisher: Paris, France Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development 2010Description: PDF.Other title: OECD Regional Development working paper ; no. 2, 2009.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 131-133Summary: Cities have a key role to play in the global agenda for addressing the challenge of climate change. Today, approximately half of the world?s population lives in cities; by 2050, that proportion will probablyhave increased to two-thirds. Cities are responsible for the bulk of national output, innovation and employment, and they constitute the key gateways of transnational capital flows and global supply chains (OECD, 2006). As key engines of the global economy, cities are responsible for the bulk of national output, innovation and employment, and they constitute the key gateways of transnational capital flows and global supply chains (OECD, 2006). It is therefore not surprising that cities consume a great majority - between 60 to 80% -of energy production worldwide and account for a roughly equal share of global greenhouse emissions. All projections indicate that this trend will continue as urban populations grow. If urbanization is contributing to the increase in CO2 emissions, many cities arealso likely to be affected by climate change in increasingly detrimental ways. The tendency for cities to be located in coastal areas increases their vulnerability to water-related calamities, increasing the risk to property, livelihoods and urban infrastructure.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Current issues in transport policy . /

by Smith, Stewart.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. NSW Parliamentary Library Research Service 2004Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/prod/parlment/publications.nsf/0/1F41BE08AF3396CDCA256F81001F62CC/Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Empowerment and estate regeneration : a critical review. /

by Stewart, Murray | Taylor, Marilyn.

Publisher: Bristol, U.K. Policy Press 1995Description: vii, 90 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Engendering social policy. /

by Watson, Sophie (ed.) | Doyal, Lesley (ed.).

Publisher: Buckingham, U.K. Open University Press 1999Description: [vii], 211 p. : ill.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Introduction / Sophie Watson -- 1. The changing worlds of work and families / Hilary Land -- 2. Sex, gender and health : a new approach / Lesley Doyal -- 3. City/genders / Sophie Watson -- 4. 'She's there for me' : caring in a rural community / Imogen Taylor -- 5. Child protection policy and practice : women in the front line / Elaine Farmer and Margaret Boushel -- 6. The criminalization of female poverty / Christina Pantazis -- 7. Domestic violence policy in the 1990s / Gill Hague -- 8. Fatherhood, children and violence : placing the UK in an international context / Marianne Hester and Lynne Harne -- 9. Mainstreaming equality / Teresa Rees -- 10. 'Dangerous and different' : reconstructions of madness in the 1990s and the role of mental health policy / Sarah Payne.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Financial exclusion and the poverty trap : overcoming deprivation in the inner city /

by Lenton, Pamela | Mosley, Paul.

Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon Routledge 2011Description: xv, 214 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.Other title: Routledge advances in social economics ; no. 17.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and indexSummary: The persistence of poverty hurts us all, and attacking poverty is a major policy objective everywhere. In Britain, the main political parties have an anti-poverty mandate and in particular an agreed commitment to eliminate child poverty by 2020, but there is controversy over how this should be done. This book addresses one of the main causes of poverty, financial exclusion -- the inability to access finance from the high-street banks. People on low or irregular incomes typically have to resort to loan sharks, 'doorstep lenders' and other informal credit sources, a predicament which makes escape from the poverty trap doubly difficult. Over the last fifteen years, a strategy of breaking down the poverty trap has been implemented, known in the UK as community development financial institutions (CDFIs), typically non-profit lending institutions focussed on the financially excluded, and seeking to learn from the achievements of microfinance around the world. Focussing on the period 2007-09, during which the UK went into a global recession, this book investigates how CDFIs work and how well they have helped low-income people and businesses to weather that recession. Based on a study of eight CDFIs in four UK cities, we ask: what ideas for overcoming financial exclusion have worked well, and which have worked badly? What can we learn from the experience of these CDFIs which can help reduce poverty in this country and globally? We assess the impact of CDFIs using a range of indicators (including income, assets, education, health) and ask what changes in policy by both CDFIs and government agencies (for example, benefits agencies) might be able to increase impact. Some of the key lessons are: CDFIs need to work with appropriate partners to build up savings capacity in their clients; the community environment is vital in determining who escapes from the poverty trap; and CDFIs can never function properly unless they learn how to control their overdue debts. This book will be vital reading for those concerned with social policy, microfinance and anti-poverty policies in industrialised countries and around the world. ; Contents: Introduction -- Scope and method -- Financial performance of CDFIs -- CDFI clients : impacts on individuals -- Community-level impacts -- Fiscal impact -- Where next?.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

From Fraser to Hawke: Australian public policy in the 1980s. /

by Head, Brian W. (ed.) | Patience, Allan (ed.).

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Longman Cheshire 1989Description: 525 p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Future urban development impacts on low income households /

by Mant, John.

Publisher: unpub. 1991Description: 8 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: At head of title : Australian Council of Social ServiceAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (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).

Ideas for Australian cities in the 1990's. /

by Dalton, Tony | McDonald, Kevin.

Publisher: Kensington, N.S.W.in Fine, Michael (ed.) The Planning and delivery of community services in the 1990's. 1991Description: p. 55-74.Notes: Rec. no. for book B3572 indexed chapterAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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