Improving Communities in the City of San Fernando, La Union

The JSDF/World Bank-Philssa Upscaling Urban Poor Community Renewal Scheme Project

Author: Cynthia C. Veneracion,Myal C. Apilado,Candy D. Lachica,Lorraine S. Mangaser

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789719326564

Category: Community development

Page: 114

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From Local Action to Global Networks: Housing the Urban Poor

Author: Peter Herrle,Astrid Ley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317132130

Category: Social Science

Page: 220

View: 6744

Over the past two decades it has become widely recognized that housing issues have to be placed in a broader framework acknowledging that civil society in the form of Community Based Organizations (CBOs) and their allies are increasingly networking and emerging as strong players that cannot easily be overlooked. Some of these networks have crossed local and national boundaries and have jumped political scales. This implies that housing issues have to be looked at from new angles: they can no longer simply be addressed through localized projects, but rather at multiple scales. The current debate is largely limited to statements about the relevance of individual organizations for local housing processes and tends to overlook the innovativeness in terms of re-scaling those processes and of influencing institutional change at various levels by transcending national boundaries. There is a significant lack of a systemic understanding of such globally operating grassroots networks and how they function in the housing process. This book brings together different perspectives on multi-scalar approaches within the housing field and on grassroots’ engagement with formal agencies including local government, higher levels of government and international agencies. By moving away from romanticizing local self-initiatives, it focuses on understanding the emerging potential once local initiatives are interlinked and scaled-up to transnational networks.

Development Poverty and Politics

Putting Communities in the Driver’s Seat

Author: Richard Martin,Ashna Mathema

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135177406

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 310

View: 592

By providing specific and practical examples, this book helps practitioners to apply the insights of how best to pursue a bottom-up approach to development in their own work, while also helping theoreticians and students to develop a strong analytical framework on the subject.

Solid Waste Management in the World's Cities

Water and Sanitation in the World's Cities 2010

Author: Un-Habitat

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113654299X

Category: Architecture

Page: 256

View: 8458

In our rapidly urbanizing global society, solid waste management will be a key challenge facing all the world's cities. Solid Waste Management in the World's Cities provides a fresh perspective and new data on one of the biggest issues in urban development. Using the framework of Integrated Sustainable Waste Management (ISWM), the report brings together unprecedented research from 22 cities across six continents. It uncovers the rich diversity of waste management systems that are in place throughout the world, and draws out the practical lessons for policymakers. The volume will be essential reading for all professionals and policymakers in the field, as well as a valuable resource for researchers and students in all aspects of urban development. Winner of the International Solid Waste Association Publication Award 2010 Published with UN-Habitat.

Little Manila Is in the Heart

The Making of the Filipina/o American Community in Stockton, California

Author: Dawn Bohulano Mabalon

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822395746

Category: Social Science

Page: 458

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In the early twentieth century—not long after 1898, when the United States claimed the Philippines as an American colony—Filipinas/os became a vital part of the agricultural economy of California's fertile San Joaquin Delta. In downtown Stockton, they created Little Manila, a vibrant community of hotels, pool halls, dance halls, restaurants, grocery stores, churches, union halls, and barbershops. Little Manila was home to the largest community of Filipinas/os outside of the Philippines until the neighborhood was decimated by urban redevelopment in the 1960s. Narrating a history spanning much of the twentieth century, Dawn Bohulano Mabalon traces the growth of Stockton's Filipina/o American community, the birth and eventual destruction of Little Manila, and recent efforts to remember and preserve it. Mabalon draws on oral histories, newspapers, photographs, personal archives, and her own family's history in Stockton. She reveals how Filipina/o immigrants created a community and ethnic culture shaped by their identities as colonial subjects of the United States, their racialization in Stockton as brown people, and their collective experiences in the fields and in the Little Manila neighborhood. In the process, Mabalon places Filipinas/os at the center of the development of California agriculture and the urban West.

From the Studio to the Streets

Service-learning in Planning and Architecture

Author: Mary C. Hardin

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC.

ISBN: 1563771004

Category: Education

Page: 234

View: 4892

Architecture should be the ideal field of study for applying to service learning since it requires mastery of theoretical concepts for direct application to human situations and needs. Though architecture has long fostered learning by doing, it is only recently that the field's hands-on aspects have been subjected to more systematic appraisal. This book is the first book to make a formal connection between service learning pedagogy and architectural practice, and to address the related issues, both professional and ethical. This book looks equally at the emergence in the sixties of planning departments out of schools of architecture, and at planning's shift in orientation away from "master planning," elite designers, and signature buildings to the mainstream acceptance of neighborhood-based planning and socially engaged practice. This turn has led to far more widespread adoption of service learning in planning programs. The chapters in this book illustrate how service learning can be used to develop a wide range of professional skills in students, including land use and building condition surveys, zoning analysis, demographic analysis, cost estimating, public presentation, site planning, urban design, participatory design processes, public workshops, and design charrettes as well as measured drawings of existing buildings. The author demonstrates how community design programs are more than service activities; and how they can be models of interdisciplinary teamwork, often involving planners, urban designers, and landscape architects as well as scholars and researchers from related fields. The essays in this book offer insights into both successful initiatives and roadblocks along the way and address the practicalities of the use of this powerful pedagogy.

A People's Guide to Los Angeles

Author: Laura Pulido,Laura Barraclough,Wendy Cheng

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520953347

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

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A People’s Guide to Los Angeles offers an assortment of eye-opening alternatives to L.A.’s usual tourist destinations. It documents 115 little-known sites in the City of Angels where struggles related to race, class, gender, and sexuality have occurred. They introduce us to people and events usually ignored by mainstream media and, in the process, create a fresh history of Los Angeles. Roughly dividing the city into six regions—North Los Angeles, the Eastside and San Gabriel Valley, South Los Angeles, Long Beach and the Harbor, the Westside, and the San Fernando Valley—this illuminating guide shows how power operates in the shaping of places, and how it remains embedded in the landscape.

The Rough Guide to Costa Rica

Author: Keith Drew

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN: 1405391995

Category: Travel

Page: 464

View: 4603

The Rough Guide to Costa Rica is the ultimate travel guide to this incredible country, offering astute information on everything from its magnificent national parks to its lively cultural festivals. Find detailed practical advice on what to see and do throughout Costa Rica, whether you want to go turtle-watching in Tortuguero or surfing in Santa Teresa. Plus, you can rely on up-to-date descriptions of the best hotels, eco-lodges, restaurants and caf�s for all budgets. The guide also includes a full-colour section highlighting some of the country's amazing outdoor activities, with an engaging field guide to its abundant wildlife. Explore every region of this picturesque country with easy-to-use maps that make sure you don't miss the unmissable. Make the most of your trip with The Rough Guide to Costa Rica.

Andean Newsletter

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Civil rights

Page: N.A

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Hispanic Business

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Hispanic American business enterprises

Page: N.A

View: 1169

Noticias NAHJ.

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Galignani's Messenger

The Spirit of the English Journals. 1825,2

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Yearbook of International Organizations 2013-2014

Organization Descriptions and Cross-references

Author: Union of International Associations

Publisher: Brill Academic Pub

ISBN: 9789004255135

Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 7969

Volume 1 (A and B) of the Yearbook of International Organizations covers international organizations throughout the world, comprising their aims, activities and events

Saturday Review

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Arts

Page: N.A

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Städte für Menschen

Author: Jan Gehl

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783868593563

Category:

Page: 288

View: 3698