Development Sustainability Through Community Participation

Author: Joaquin Lucero Gonzalez
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing
ISBN: 9781840145021
Size: 61.83 MB
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This is a very timely book, especially with the current global concern for sustaining socio-economic development projects through increased civil society participation. The author warns development practitioners and scholars to be careful about over prescribing community participation as a panacea to achieving project sustainability.

Tourism And Sustainable Community Development

Author: Greg Richards
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415309158
Size: 40.66 MB
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As the tourist industry becomes increasingly important to communities around the world, the need to develop tourism sustainably has also become a primary concern. This collection of international case-studies addresses this crucial issue by asking what local communities can contribute to sustainable tourism, and what sustainability can offer local communities. Individually these investigations present a wealth of original research and source material. Collectively the book illuminates the term 'community', the meaning of which, it is argued, is vital to understanding how sustainable tourism development can be implemented in practice.

Making Community Participation Meaningful

Author: Danny Burns
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 186134614X
Size: 54.92 MB
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Community participation is now demanded of virtually all public sector services and programmes. This handbook provides practitioners, community activists, regeneration managers, teachers and academics with the tools needed to ensure that it is effective.

Investing In People

Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 9780821348918
Size: 44.32 MB
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This guide is a resource to help International Finance Corporation (IFC) clients and other companies establish effective community development programs. It defines general principles and methods, disseminates good practice, and refers readers to other resources to help them develop an appropriate community development program.

Community Participation In China

Author: Janelle Plummer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136569243
Size: 74.75 MB
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This important volume provides a source of information on the key issues, including constraints and capacity building, necessary to implement participatory approaches in China today. A wealth of case studies are provided by principal Chinese academics and practitioners in forestry, natural resource management, rural development, irrigation and poverty alleviation. At the core, the book is about strengthening local government as a key player in the development of participatory initiatives. It is an invaluable text for development practitioners, donors, researchers and students seeking to understand the opportunities and constraints for participation in China, and for those working to institutionalize participatory processes in a complex rural context.

Sustainable Development And Planning Viii

Author: C.A. Brebbia
Publisher: WIT Press
ISBN: 1784661538
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The 8th International Conference on Sustainable Development and Planning is part of a series of biennial conferences on the topic of sustainable regional development which began in Greece in 2003. The papers included in these proceedings report on the latest advances from scientists specialising in the range of subjects included within sustainable development and planning. Planners, environmentalists, architects, engineers, policy makers and economists have to work together in order to ensure that planning and development can meet our present needs without compromising the ability of future generations. The use of modern technologies in planning gives us new potential to monitor and prevent environmental degradation. Problems related to development and planning, which affect both rural and urban areas, are present in all regions of the world and accelerated urbanisation has resulted in both the deterioration of the environment and quality of life. Urban development can also intensify problems faced by rural areas such as forests, mountain regions and coastal areas, which urgently require solutions in order to avoid irreversible damage. The papers in the book cover the following topics: City planning; Regional planning; Rural developments; Sustainability and the built environment; Sustainability indicators; Policies and planning; Environmental planning and management; Energy resources; Cultural heritage; Quality of life; Community planning and resilience; Sustainable solutions in emerging countries; Sustainable tourism; Learning from nature; Transportation Social and political issues and Community planning.

Engineering For Sustainable Communities

Author: William Edward Kelly
ISBN: 9780784414811
Size: 15.93 MB
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Engineering for Sustainable Communities: Principles and Practices defines and outlines sustainable engineering methods for real-world engineering projects.