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Safer Homes Stronger Communities

Safer Homes  Stronger Communities Author Abhas K. Jha
ISBN-10 0821382683
Release 2010-01-15
Pages 404
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This handbook is designed to guide public sector managers and development practitioners through the process of large-scale housing reconstruction after major disasters, based on the experiences of recent reconstruction programs in Aceh (Indonesia), Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Gujarat (India) and Bam (Iran).



Post Disaster Reconstruction and Change

Post Disaster Reconstruction and Change Author Jennifer E. Duyne Barenstein
ISBN-10 9781439888179
Release 2016-04-19
Pages 368
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Successful recovery following a disaster depends upon transcending the disciplinary divides of architecture, engineering, and planning and emphasizing the importance of community perspectives in the post-disaster reconstruction process. Effective results in community recovery mandate that we holistically examine the complex interrelationship between physical and social dimensions. Through a series of case studies, Post-Disaster Reconstruction and Change: Communities' Perspectives explores community viewpoints on post-disaster aid provided by external agencies and demonstrates how equity and effectiveness are affected by community social organization, power structures, and leadership capacities. The book further focuses on how external aid in turn affects community livelihoods, cultures, and social organizations. Each chapter serves as a real-world case study based on several months of ethnographic fieldwork conducted in India, Nicaragua, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, and Argentina. Post-disaster community recovery depends on informed decisions that build on lessons learned from past experiences. This book shows how different communities have coped with and responded to various external interventions. Focusing on housing reconstruction and the restoration of livelihood, the authors demonstrate that changes in settlement location, morphology, housing materials, and design produce multiple cascading consequences for the inhabitants of reconstructed settlements. Ultimately, the book establishes the importance of integrating community perspectives in policies and programs for sustainable post-disaster reconstruction—enabling greater resiliency as well as future disaster risk reduction.



Strong Safe and Resilient

Strong  Safe  and Resilient Author Abhas K. Jha
ISBN-10 9780821398319
Release 2013-04-10
Pages 202
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Disaster risk management is essential in the fight against poverty. Disasters can, in an instant, wipe out decades of hard-fought poverty reduction and development gains and push countless households into poverty. Disasters disproportionally affect the poor: Vulnerable and marginalized groups, including women, children, the elderly, and people with disabilities, are at particular risk. East Asia and the Pacific is the most disaster-stricken region in the world, suffering from small recurrent as well as rare high-impact events. East Asia is rapidly urbanizing, and cities are becoming disaster hotspots. Unplanned or poorly planned urbanization, which puts more people and assets in harm’s way, is the single largest driver of disaster risk. There is deep uncertainty about future disaster and climate risks, challenging our ability to adapt to new developments and changing the physical and natural environment. Decision makers can make a significant difference by effectively managing disaster risk and building resilience. With education and communication, preparedness, and investments, urbanization can be channeled as a tremendous positive force for development. By decreasing disaster exposure and vulnerability through systematic assessments and communication of risks, better land-use planning, and many other practical measures, the impacts of natural hazards can be reduced significantly. At the same time, it is necessary to recognize that the risks of disasters cannot be entirely eliminated, and countries need to plan for failure by considering different scenarios, especially within complex systems and networks. Preventive investments in risk reduction and emergency preparedness can be extremely cost-effective and can greatly reduce the impact of natural hazards. Governments can prioritize actions based on informed decisions about the level of risk to reduce the risks from disasters. Public investments, such as early-warning systems, retrofitting of critical infrastructure at risk, and mainstreaming systematic risk assessments into relevant public investment planning processes, can help to reduce poverty and promote sustainable economic growth. The World Bank supports countries around the world in mainstreaming a comprehensive and integrated approach to disaster risk management into development. The World Bank provides analytical and advisory services, helps to build climate and disaster resilience into core investments across sectors, and offers unique financial solutions to better manage the contingent fiscal risks from disasters.



Building Urban Resilience

Building Urban Resilience Author Abhas K. Jha
ISBN-10 9780821398265
Release 2013-03-01
Pages 206
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This handbook is a resource for enhancing disaster resilience in urban areas. It summarizes the guiding principles, tools, and practices in key economic sectors that can facilitate incorporation of resilience concepts into decisions about infrastructure investments and urban management that are integral to reducing disaster and climate risks.



Building Stronger Communities with Children and Families

Building Stronger Communities with Children and Families Author Karl Brettig
ISBN-10 144387468X
Release 2015-05-01
Pages 235
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This book captures the essence of how communities that better support healthy child development can be built. It includes a look at key elements of the Australian Communities for Children initiative, including the use of an approach taking into account community, government and family. How can the voices of children in decision-making processes that impact their futures be heard? How can the avalanche of electronic games, the information superhighway and social media be negotiated to support, educate and protect children living in an online world? What does it mean to use a whole of community approach to supporting families? How can government departments and non-government agencies work together with communities to provide the kind of support that effectively engages families so that the quality of parenting improves and results in healthy child development? What strategies can be developed in early childhood and school settings to improve family functioning? How can the integration of fragmented services be improved? While these are undoubtedly diverse questions, this kind of holistic viewpoint is necessary if inadequate, siloed approaches are to be redesigned and family friendly urban villages that deliver improved outcomes for children and families built. Complex early childhood trauma often leads to recurring problems for generations with significant economic cost if there is no effective intervention. The current 'merry go round' of services risks the re-traumatisation and escalation of symptoms of those seeking help. If significant change is to be witnessed, relevant stakeholders need to make a concerted attempt to, first of all, listen to what children and families are saying, and then to implement the kinds of practices and policies that will adequately address their needs and aspirations. To do this, a well-trained workforce that understands the issues of holistic, trans-disciplinary and integrated work with children and families is required. Governments and services can't do this alone, however. Most families are more influenced by peers and associates, and change needs to be galvanised across whole communities. A whole of community approach involves linking together a place-based combination of government, non-government and community initiatives to support families. Services need to consider how they can work with individuals and community groups to develop the kind of social environment that enables families to flourish. This is not an easy task, and, drawing on research and practical experience, this book looks at some of the key ingredients needed by those individuals and organisations who dare to attempt it.



Policy Walking

Policy Walking Author John A. Calhoun
ISBN-10 0997292245
Release 2016-05-26
Pages 218
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Policy Walking: Lighting Paths to Safer Communities, Stronger Families & Thriving Youth by author, speaker, and policy advocate John A. Calhoun is the moving culmination of a lifelong career spent restoring fragile communities, pulling youth back from the edge, supporting vulnerable children and their families, and helping build communities that don’t produce crime. Heartwarming and inspiring, Policy Walking weaves the wisdom of years on the path with stories and profiles of compelling courageous, and memorable "walkers" met along the way. Calhoun not only chronicles his own "policy walk," but also highlights the pressing policy issues confronting communities today and the dedicated individuals who walk with those policies in communities all across the country. With insights into leadership and key lessons learned, Calhoun shares human stories of the creative preventative programs and approaches that strengthen communities, families, and youth. A must-read for social science, criminal justice, and theology students, those in the midst of this important work at all levels will see themselves in the pages and raw emotion of this both timely and timeless book. This practical guide will leave readers inspired, motivated, and encouraged to start their walk, stay on the path, and follow the guiding light of this illuminating collection of hope and transformation. TABLE OF CONTENTS Preface - Do We Know What Sets Us On Our Path? Introduction - Why I Wrote this Book Chapter 1 - "Hey, Loved One” Chapter 2 - Nurse-Family Partnership: Changing Futures Two at a Time Chapter 3 - From Trauma to Triumph: Becoming a Man and Working on Womanhood Chapter 4 - The Overlooked Partner: Youth as Resources Chapter 5 - Aiming Policy at Reducing Gun Violence: It Starts Closest to the Pain Chapter 6 - Skills + Service + Leadership + Love = YouthBuild’s Stunning Success Chapter 7 - Community Renewal: Changing Norms & Building Resilient Communities Chapter 8 - Faith in Action Chapter 9 - Community Trust and the "New” Policing Chapter 10 - Welcome Home? The Challenges of Jail to Job Chapter 11 - Comprehensive Strategies: All are Affected, All Must Play a Part Chapter 12 - Do We Really Know the Children? The Case for Data Sharing Chapter 13 - Restorer of the Streets: 8 Lessons from My Policy Walk Chapter 14 - Leadership Chapter 15 - Engaging the Philanthropic and Business Communities as Partners Chapter 16 - Glossary of the Walk: The Words that Keep Us on the Path Chapter 17 - Pain Must Not Be Wasted Acknowledgements About the Author



Bicycling Magazine s Complete Book of Road Cycling Skills

Bicycling Magazine s Complete Book of Road Cycling Skills Author Ed Pavelka
ISBN-10 0875964869
Release 1998-01-15
Pages 240
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Provides advice on equipment and skills, including tips on how to prevent injury and convert a mountain bike into a road bike



American Citizen Global Citizen

American Citizen  Global Citizen Author Mark Gerzon
ISBN-10 9780984093014
Release 2010-07-30
Pages 221
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Discusses how to work effectively with any one, in any part of the world, by realizing our global common ground and explores the basic skills necessary to fix the problems facing all of humanity.



Energy Efficient Cities

Energy Efficient Cities Author Ranjan K. Bose
ISBN-10 0821383094
Release 2010-04-29
Pages 246
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These papers, presented at the Fifth Urban Research Symposium in Marseille, France, put into perspective ESMAP’s prioritization of city-wide and sector specific urban energy initiatives to make cities energy efficient, providing analytical tools, policy insights, and good practices.



Bicycling Complete Book of Road Cycling Skills

Bicycling Complete Book of Road Cycling Skills Author Jason Sumner
ISBN-10 9781623364960
Release 2016-08-30
Pages 224
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Take your road cycling skills to the next level with the latest techniques, equipment, and skills. This completely revised edition of the popular handbook for everyday road cyclists is a comprehensive guide to road cycling skills and safety from the most trusted name in cycling, Bicycling magazine. Updated to include contemporary expert sources, fresh photography, and cutting-edge information on cycling technology, nutrition and supplementation, training, riding techniques, safety, and performance, this is a book no road cyclist should be without. You can improve your performance and bike skills, and this book will show you how. You'll learn how to ensure your bike is in tip-top shape in 8 easy steps, prevent injury and knee pain, boost your efficiency with smooth pedaling and proper form, brake without wasting speed or wiping out, discover the benefits of riding in a paceline, and master the skills of riding in traffic. Packed with tips from professional cyclists, coaches, and experts, Bicycling Complete Book of Road Cycling Skills is the ultimate guide to riding faster, stronger, longer, and safer.



Coalitions and Partnerships in Community Health

Coalitions and Partnerships in Community Health Author Frances Dunn Butterfoss
ISBN-10 9780787996017
Release 2007-04-27
Pages 608
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Coalitions and Partnerships in Community Health is a step-by-step guide for building durable coalitions to improve community and public health. This important resource provides an in-depth, analytical, and practical approach to building, sustaining, and nurturing these complex organizations. Author Frances Dunn Butterfoss includes all the tools for success in collaborative work from a research and practice-based stance. The book contains useful approaches to the issues, recommendations for action, resources for further study, and examples from actual coalition work. Coalitions and Partnerships in Community Health explores Historical foundations of coalitions and partnerships Principles of collaboration and partnering Benefits and challenges of a coalition approach Coalition frameworks and models Cultivating coalition leadership Roles and responsibilities of coalition staff, leaders, and members Communication, decision-making, and problem-solving methods Vision, mission, and bylaws Effective marketing Planning for sustainability Approaches to assessment Developing strategic and action plans Implementing coalition strategies in the community Media advocacy, strategies, and tips Participatory coalition evaluation



Strong Safe and Resilient

Strong  Safe  and Resilient Author Abhas K. Jha
ISBN-10 9780821398319
Release 2013-04-10
Pages 202
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Disaster risk management is essential in the fight against poverty. Disasters can, in an instant, wipe out decades of hard-fought poverty reduction and development gains and push countless households into poverty. Disasters disproportionally affect the poor: Vulnerable and marginalized groups, including women, children, the elderly, and people with disabilities, are at particular risk. East Asia and the Pacific is the most disaster-stricken region in the world, suffering from small recurrent as well as rare high-impact events. East Asia is rapidly urbanizing, and cities are becoming disaster hotspots. Unplanned or poorly planned urbanization, which puts more people and assets in harm’s way, is the single largest driver of disaster risk. There is deep uncertainty about future disaster and climate risks, challenging our ability to adapt to new developments and changing the physical and natural environment. Decision makers can make a significant difference by effectively managing disaster risk and building resilience. With education and communication, preparedness, and investments, urbanization can be channeled as a tremendous positive force for development. By decreasing disaster exposure and vulnerability through systematic assessments and communication of risks, better land-use planning, and many other practical measures, the impacts of natural hazards can be reduced significantly. At the same time, it is necessary to recognize that the risks of disasters cannot be entirely eliminated, and countries need to plan for failure by considering different scenarios, especially within complex systems and networks. Preventive investments in risk reduction and emergency preparedness can be extremely cost-effective and can greatly reduce the impact of natural hazards. Governments can prioritize actions based on informed decisions about the level of risk to reduce the risks from disasters. Public investments, such as early-warning systems, retrofitting of critical infrastructure at risk, and mainstreaming systematic risk assessments into relevant public investment planning processes, can help to reduce poverty and promote sustainable economic growth. The World Bank supports countries around the world in mainstreaming a comprehensive and integrated approach to disaster risk management into development. The World Bank provides analytical and advisory services, helps to build climate and disaster resilience into core investments across sectors, and offers unique financial solutions to better manage the contingent fiscal risks from disasters.



The Athlete s Book of Home Remedies

The Athlete s Book of Home Remedies Author Jordan Metzl
ISBN-10 9781609612344
Release 2012-03-13
Pages 400
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A reference for sports hobbyists and fitness buffs shares medically sound, comprehensive guidelines for treating chronic pain and preventing injuries, providing a complementary, doctor-designed fitness workout and diet plan. Original. 40,000 first printing.



Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Author Harriet Ann Jacobs
ISBN-10 9781632209313
Release 2015-06-23
Pages 240
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After hiding in her grandmother’s attic for seven years, Harriet Ann Jacobs was finally able to escape servitude—and her master’s sexual abuse—when she fled to the North. Once there, she became a very active abolitionist, and her correspondence with Harriet Beecher Stowe inspired her to write Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl about her years as a slave. She published the narrative in 1861 under the pseudonym Linda Brent, and the book was written as a novel with fictionalized characters to protect Jacobs from retribution by her former owners. (Dr. Flint, i.e., the real Dr. James Norcom, is Linda Brent’s master in the novel.) The story emphasized certain negative aspects of slavery—especially the struggles of female slaves under sexually abusive masters, cruel mistresses, and the sale of their children—in order to play on the sympathies of white middle-class women in the North. Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl was published at the beginning of the American Civil War. It contributed to the Union’s and abolitionists’ war effort, but is today seen as an important first-hand account from an escaped slave woman and an important abolitionist. After the Civil War, Jacobs continued to support the African-American cause, particularly education, until her death in 1897. Skyhorse Publishing, along with our Arcade, Good Books, Sports Publishing, and Yucca imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of biographies, autobiographies, and memoirs. Our list includes biographies on well-known historical figures like Benjamin Franklin, Nelson Mandela, and Alexander Graham Bell, as well as villains from history, such as Heinrich Himmler, John Wayne Gacy, and O. J. Simpson. We have also published survivor stories of World War II, memoirs about overcoming adversity, first-hand tales of adventure, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.



Your Cat Simple New Secrets to a Longer Stronger Life

Your Cat  Simple New Secrets to a Longer  Stronger Life Author Elizabeth M. Hodgkins, D.V.M., Esq.
ISBN-10 9781429993449
Release 2008-10-14
Pages 304
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In this controversial new book, dedicated veterinarian Elizabeth M. Hodgkins, D.V.M., Esq. raises the alarm regarding the dry food we feed our cats and the nutritional diseases that result. Your Cat: Simple New Secrets to a Longer, Stronger Life turns today's conventional wisdom of cat care on its head with completely new, yet remarkably easy-to-follow guidelines for every cat owner. From kitten-rearing to the adult cat's middle years to caring for the geriatric cat, Dr. Hodgkins explores the full spectrum of proper cat care, as well as the many deadly feline diseases that are rampant. This indispensible manual belongs on every modern cat owner's shelf.



Cities and Flooding

Cities and Flooding Author Abhas K. Jha
ISBN-10 9780821394779
Release 2012-02-01
Pages 632
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Urban flooding is an increasing challenge today to the expanding cities and towns of developing countries. This Handbook is a state-of-the art, user-friendly operational guide that shows decision makers and specialists how to effectively manage the risk of floods in rapidly urbanizing settings--and within the context of a changing climate.



Letters from Alfonso

Letters from Alfonso Author Earl Kessler
ISBN-10 193828822X
Release 2013-10-20
Pages 260
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Construction, development projects, slum improvement -- rewarding work for Peace Corps volunteer Earl Kessler. But when residents of a Colombian town wiped out by flood took the future into their own hands, his life intersected with that of Alfonso Perez Correa, and he learned lessons in local participation and empowerment that have helped bring success in meeting community needs all over the world.