Living and Community

Or, as Geoff Mulgan, a former head of the government's policy unit argues in this insightful book - are the bonds of community and place much stronger than acknowledged by the persistent doom-mongers?

Author: Geoff Mulgan

Publisher: Artifice Incorporated

ISBN: 9781906155131

Category: Political Science

Page: 48

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"Do we live in a broken society, as claimed by both church leaders and politicians? Or, as Geoff Mulgan, a former head of the government's policy unit argues in this insightful book - are the bonds of community and place much stronger than acknowledged by the persistent doom-mongers? Mulgan suggests that there is everything to work for in local communities and that they are more than capable of being re-energised by new initiatives. As such, he proposes a new positive future for community life - if appropriate action is taken now."--BOOK JACKET.

Tobacco Town Futures

W3 Development Plans Living on the Edge an ecosystems, edge environments—
where a meadow meets the woods, for example—are the most productive. In
human communities, living on the edge can mean either being marginalized or ...

Author: Ann E. Kingsolver

Publisher: Waveland Press

ISBN: 1478609273

Category: Social Science

Page: 183

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Situated between the foothills of Appalachia to the east and bluegrass country to the west, Nicholas County has been home to small tobacco farms in rural Kentucky for the past 200 years. But now, in the midst of tremendous economic changes generated by the movement of both textile jobs and tobacco production to other countries, residents of Nicholas County face an uncertain future. Based on twenty-five years of research, Kingsolvers longitudinal ethnography of Nicholas County, her home community, synthesizes geographical, historical, economic, and political processes that have shaped lifeways and worldviews. She documents the perspectives of farmers, factory workers, politicians, those pursuing new niches in the labor market, and middle school students in search of alternative futures. Countering stereotypes, Kingsolver emphasizes the skills and agency of rural residents and demonstrates how people in widely dispersed and seemingly isolated communities in the world are connected through capitalist logic and practice, thereby illuminating globalizations far-reaching effects.

The Digital Edge

She will be living in a scenic landscape, one removed from the cutthroat
competition of a large city. In her story she is rising through the hospital ranks.
She starts in her immediate future by enrolling at a local community college.
There she will ...

Author: S. Craig Watkins

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 1479849855

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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How black and Latino youth learn, create, and collaborate online The Digital Edge examines how the digital and social-media lives of low-income youth, especially youth of color, have evolved amidst rapid social and technological change. While notions of the digital divide between the “technology rich” and the “technology poor” have largely focused on access to new media technologies, the contours of the digital divide have grown increasingly complex. Analyzing data from a year‐long ethnographic study at Freeway High School, the authors investigate how the digital media ecologies and practices of black and Latino youth have adapted as a result of the wider diffusion of the internet all around us--in homes, at school, and in the palm of our hands. Their eager adoption of different technologies forge new possibilities for learning and creating that recognize the collective power of youth: peer networks, inventive uses of technology, and impassioned interests that are remaking the digital world. Relying on nearly three hundred in-depth interviews with students, teachers, and parents, and hundreds of hours of observation in technology classes and after school programs, The Digital Edge carefully documents some of the emergent challenges for creating a more equitable digital and educational future. Focusing on the complex interactions between race, class, gender, geography and social inequality, the book explores the educational perils and possibilities of the expansion of digital media into the lives and learning environments of low-income youth. Ultimately, the book addresses how schools can support the ability of students to develop the social, technological, and educational skills required to navigate twenty-first century life. Relying on nearly three hundred in-depth interviews with students, teachers, and parents, and hundreds of hours of observation in technology classes and after school programs, The Digital Edge carefully documents some of the emergent challenges for creating a more equitable digital and educational future. Focusing on the complex interactions between race, class, gender, geography and social inequality, the book explores the educational perils and possibilities of the expansion of digital media into the lives and learning environments of low-income youth. Ultimately, the book addresses how schools can support the ability of students to develop the social, technological, and educational skills required to navigate twenty-first century life.

Living on the Edge

Nature conservation and tourism development in the Dutch Wadden Sea region:
A common future? In A. Postma, I. Yeoman, ... Using resilience concepts to
investigate the impacts of protected area tourism on communities. Annals of
Tourism ...

Author: Susan Snyman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000384012

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 148

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Tourism has an essential role in terms of contributing to the financial sustainability of protected areas. In addition, through effective and efficient benefit-sharing, tourism can positively impact numerous stakeholders within and beyond the protected area. Living on the Edge: Benefit-Sharing from Protected Area Tourism highlights the complexity of benefit-sharing, the importance of identifying all relevant stakeholders, the challenges of ensuring equity and sustainability, and the critical importance of good governance. The evolution of benefit-sharing mechanisms over time also emphasizes a continuing need to evolve and adapt to each unique situation as much evidence indicates that little has changed for those living on the edge. Although this book focuses on benefit-sharing from protected area tourism, it is essential to acknowledge that along with these benefits are costs associated with tourism, including possible increased local prices, loss of access to land, human–wildlife conflict, and other related costs. The contributing authors agree that benefit-sharing must include good governance, accountability, equity, transparency, a broad reach of stakeholder engagement, and a robust combination of tangible and intangible benefits – with recognition that benefit-sharing systems need to be adaptive and evolve, as needed, according to the relevant situation. The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Sustainable Tourism.

Future Survey

and when people choose places to live , work , and shop ) . The interplay
between the few and the many is marked by cooperation and conflict . Chapters
describe cases of planning politics , value allocation in urban planning ( esthetic ,
moral ...

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Education and Creativity

Edge Futures offers a series of critical views of events , in the next two decades ,
that need to be planned for today . ... in Geoff Mulgan ' s call in Living and
Community for strengthening communities through rethinking local governance
and ...

Author: Simon Foxell

Publisher: Artifice Incorporated

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 64

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Education and Creativity - two views on the future of education. Simon Foxell examines the possible outcomes of current government policy for personalised learning in an increasingly stressed and competitive world. Whilst William J. Mitchell offers the education methodology developed for getting the best out of students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a potential educational model for teaching and learning in general.

The Special EDge

... for Professionals futures while transitioning into adultServing Youth with
Educational and www.ivrs.iowa.gov/Transition/ hood . Topics include finances ,
education , Career Development Challenges is a BuildPartnershipsforCareer
employment , independent living , and resource for ... their own per classroom ,
community program , or other video - phone ( for individuals who sonal
assistance services .

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Future Survey Annual

Korean futurist Kim Tae - Chang ( President , Institute for the Integrated Study of
Future Generations , Osaka ) writes that all ... Authors of Builders of the Dawn :
Community Lifestyles in a Changing World ( Stillpoint , 1985 ; FS Annual 1986 ...
asking them to arrange for one of their classes to put themselves in the shoes of
people living several decades from now and ... Beyond Scientism ( not letting sci /
tech dictate 12782 Explorations at the Edge of Time : The Prospects for World
Order .

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The Future Church of 140 BCE

Author: Bernard J. Lee

Publisher: Crossroad Publishing Company

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 218

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"A century and a half before the time of Jesus, a movement of educated Jewish laity initiated a profound transformation of Judaism. Bernard Lee uses this as a metaphor for a hidden revolution in the U.S. Catholic Church today: the development of a lay interpretation of Catholic Christian identity. He proposes an ecclesiology that believes that the Spirit is God's gift to the entire people of God without privilege or prejudice. Accordingly, some form of dialogic community is ecclesiologically appropriate to give the lay experience of faith a legitimated voice in the telling of the Catholic story, i.e., a place in the interpretive structure of Catholic community."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Uncertain Futures

... allows them to live in relative comfort and think great thoughts without worrying
about securing the means of personal survival . ... mentality ; work come
difficulties , to acquire knowl - seen as a necessary ( or unnecessary ) edge ,
abilities , and skills . ... be impulsive , and live for the mofamily , community , and
the nation . ment with no thought for conseWilling to sacrifice some immediate
quences .

Author: Robert U. Ayres

Publisher: New York : Wiley

ISBN:

Category: Economic forecasting

Page: 429

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Alternative Futures for Worship

Empowerment has a double edge, each of which has been sharpened by the
chapters in this book. ... If Church communities are to be witness of a redeemed
way of living, then we must find ways of using authority and power that reflect the
 ...

Author: Michael A. Cowan

Publisher: Health Policy Advisory Center

ISBN: 9780814614983

Category: Christian leadership

Page: 182

View: 417


Living at the Edge of Faith

It soon became apparent , however , that the children had their own personalities
which would play a large role in shaping their futures . Our cat we have ... It is not
easy to have a child struggling through school in our rather typical community
where a great emphasis is placed on achievement . The norm around here ... 17 .
go of the belief that I can control everything and 30 LIVING AT THE EDGE OF
FAITH.

Author: Lawrence D. Reimer

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780817010232

Category: Religion

Page: 95

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Alternative Futures

People do not live together because they are related , but because they choose
to be together . ... It goes without saying that there is no class structure because
people share equally in the community's resources and freely contribute their
own ... Luciente , in Piercy's Woman on the Edge of Time , explains that for the
people of utopian Mattapoisett : “ The gift is in growing to care , to connect , to
cooperate .

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Category: Forecasting

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Stories at the Forest Edge

The KEMALA Approach to Crafting Good Governance and Sustainable Futures
Tory Read ... a Javanese Park - - - - - - in this story , LATIN , a national policy and
research NGO specializing in community forestry , successfully facilitates a co -
management agreement between national park REFLECTIONS authorities and
Javanese villagers living along the borders of Meru Betiri National Park in East
Java .

Author: Tory Read

Publisher:

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Category: Biodiversity conservation

Page: 68

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Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers

LAWSON AN APPEAL TO living and REASON Edge futures by Jonathon Porritt ,
William Mitchell , Simon Foxell , Hank ... Finally , in Living and Community , Geoff
Mulgan discusses the complex interactions that occur in the places we live .

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Category: Civil engineering

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Day Trading Grain Futures

This practical book provides all the information necessary to trade grain futures effectively. Bennett explains his preference for the grain futures markets and outlines trading fundamentals.

Author: David Bennett

Publisher: Harriman House Limited

ISBN: 1905641931

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 155

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This practical book provides all the information necessary to trade grain futures effectively. Bennett explains his preference for the grain futures markets and outlines trading fundamentals.

Futures Research Quarterly

To grasp the dilemma of Hard - Edge Cities adequately is to understand the inter
- relationship of three relatively new aspects of major ... The third component of
the downward spiral involves the loss of positive role models , entry - level jobs ,
and community and housing renewal resources . ... Sociologist Jonathan
Rubinstein starkly explains that “ living in their neighborhoods is a pathology - -
they are a ...

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Category: Forecasting

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Globalism and Regionalism

Edge Futures offers a series of critical views of events , in the next two . decades ,
that need to be planned for today . ... and to achieve a ' Civic Globalisation ' has
an echo in Geoff Mulgan ' s call in Living and Community for strengthening ...

Author: Jonathon Porritt

Publisher: Artifice Incorporated

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 95

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The world is simultaneously approaching a number of crises; from climate change, to global inequity, unbalanced population growth, resource shortage and terrorism. Jonathan Porritt, in this well-argued book, recognises the role that globalism plays as both part of the problem and as an essential part of the solution. He addresses different possible modes of globalism and challenges the world's leaders to reform the way business as we know it is done. A sequel to his 2007 book Capitalism as if the World Matters, Globalism and Regionalism should be read by everyone who has an interest in the future of our planet.

Living at the Edge

The smallest of the communities , Cross Creek and Cane Beds , cropped up after
the turn of the century at the sites of prior ... and recent homestead amendments
encouraged the families to stake their futures west of the early lumbering sites of
 ...

Author: Michael F. Anderson

Publisher: Grand Canyon Assn

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 184

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A comprehensive look at the pioneer history of the Grand Canyon region, from its earliest residents to the creation of the national park at the end of the pioneer era (circa 1920). Included are nearly 200 historical photographs, many never published before, and 12 custom maps of the region.

Living Heritage

These groups are unofficial and not answerable to the residents of the Edge
Cities in which they operate . ... but its pow- reached huge proportions after World
reached huge proportions after World represent the urban futures tor the ers are
confined to the county borough . ... Grafton Street should be pedestriAmerican
cities have resulted from community and anised as have many of the adjoining
streets .

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Category: Historic buildings

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