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Translating Research Into Homelessness Policy And Practice: One Perspective From The United States, Dennis P. Culhane Oct 2005

Translating Research Into Homelessness Policy And Practice: One Perspective From The United States, Dennis P. Culhane

Dennis P. Culhane

Like social scientists everywhere, homelessness researchers in the US are usually ignored. Good science that identifies what causes homelessness, sound evaluations which document that certain programs will never work, and even evidence that promising solutions deserve broad replication, are often disregarded. Such wanton indifference for science would constitute malpractice in the field of medicine, but it sometimes passes as acceptable policy in the field of social welfare. Ideology, politics and preservation of the status quo usually prevail. So, what’s a well intentioned researcher to do? Persevere and become more tactical. After all, policy failures can’t be ignored forever ...


Levels Of Consciousness, Archetypal Energies, And Earth Lessons: An Emerging Worldview, Carroy U. Ferguson Sep 2005

Levels Of Consciousness, Archetypal Energies, And Earth Lessons: An Emerging Worldview, Carroy U. Ferguson

Carroy U "Cuf" Ferguson, Ph.D.

Worldviews emerge from our individual and collective Levels of Consciousness at given points in time and space and from what we come to “believe” is possible or not. In my own experience, my research on Consciousness, and my study of various cultures, societies, and Consciousness literature, I have identified at least seven Levels of Consciousness, twenty-five Archetypal Energies, and various Earth Lessons, which we seem to commonly experience as human beings, in our own unique personal, societal, and global life spaces.


Pobres Las Ciudades De Pobres, Fernando Carrión Mena Aug 2005

Pobres Las Ciudades De Pobres, Fernando Carrión Mena

Fernando Carrión Mena

En América Latina, los años ochenta, en términos socioeconómicos, fueron definidos como la "década perdida". Las políticas de ajuste estructural dirigidas a solventar las llamadas variables macroeconómicas dejan -a estas alturas-una considerable deuda social que, en lugar de reducirse con el paso del tiempo, se incrementa considerablemente. Según el Banco Mundial, América Latina es la región del mundo con mayor grado de desigualdad social, lo cual hace que la pobreza sea impermeable al crecimiento económico y al gasto social.

Si bien la pobreza no es un fenómeno nuevo, sí se puede afirmar que durante los últimos años creció, se transformó ...


Quito Imaginado, Fernando Carrión Mena, Milagros Aguirre A., Eduardo Kingman G. Apr 2005

Quito Imaginado, Fernando Carrión Mena, Milagros Aguirre A., Eduardo Kingman G.

Fernando Carrión Mena

Apreciado lector, investigador, viajero, habitante de estas urbes: en las páginas siguientes encontrará usted uno de los resultados más sugestivos de la que también es una de las investigaciones más originales e interesantes generadas en América Latina sobre las formas y maneras de ser habitante de una ciudad iberoamericana; labor realizada por numerosos especialistas que nos aportaron miradas locales, de conjunto y comparativas. Este trabajo fue realizado con el auspicio del Convenio Andrés Bello y el aporte de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia y de múltiples instituciones académicas, oficiales y de la sociedad civil en todo el continente y España ...


Citizen Based Public Health Surveillance, Monitoring And Post-Event Assessments, Thomas Lyons Carr Iii Apr 2005

Citizen Based Public Health Surveillance, Monitoring And Post-Event Assessments, Thomas Lyons Carr Iii

Thomas Lyons (Thom) Carr III Appl.Sc., CEM

When a sudden on-set emergency or disaster affects a region or the whole country, communities and neighborhoods should plan for the possibility that emergency and other civic services will be disrupted and unavailable (District of Columbia 2003a, 2003b, 2004; Doyle 2004; Siskiyou County Public Health/NorCalBT.com 2004). The event may be severe enough that the routine public health surveillance and monitoring system will be disrupted or the system will not be able to provide data quickly enough to support state and local decisionmaking. A temporary post-disaster system should be planned for and implemented. The epidemiologist supporting the local decision ...


Immigrant Workers Empowerment And Community Building: A Review Of Issues And Strategies For Increasing Workforce And Economic Opportunity For Immigrant Workers, Chris Benner, Tony Lopresti, Martha Matsuoka, Manuel Pastor Jr., Rachel Rosner Mar 2005

Immigrant Workers Empowerment And Community Building: A Review Of Issues And Strategies For Increasing Workforce And Economic Opportunity For Immigrant Workers, Chris Benner, Tony Lopresti, Martha Matsuoka, Manuel Pastor Jr., Rachel Rosner

Martha Matsuoka

No abstract provided.


Land Planning And Development Mitigation For Protecting Water Quality In The Great Lakes System: An Evaluation Of U.S. Approaches, Elizabeth Brabec, Peter Kumble Mar 2005

Land Planning And Development Mitigation For Protecting Water Quality In The Great Lakes System: An Evaluation Of U.S. Approaches, Elizabeth Brabec, Peter Kumble

Elizabeth Brabec

A review of the land use/water quality interface of the Great Lakes system, and the monitoring programs in place. The paper reviews the weakness in the system and suggests opportunities for improvement.


What Communities Should Do Pre-Event To Support Public Health Post-Event Assessments, Surveillance And Monitoring, Thomas Lyons Carr Iii Feb 2005

What Communities Should Do Pre-Event To Support Public Health Post-Event Assessments, Surveillance And Monitoring, Thomas Lyons Carr Iii

Thomas Lyons (Thom) Carr III Appl.Sc., CEM

[Abstract written March 2008, TLC] Under worst-case planning assumptions used by some major metropolitan areas, a Neighbor-to-Neighbor self-help program model is the primary link between citizens and the professional response personnel of the responsible government agencies.

In the Neighbor-to-Neighbor self-help program model or a Community Emergency Management Plan (CEMP) calls on the citizens in neighborhoods to identify and establish cluster emergency preparedness committees, Cluster Emergency Coordination Centers (CECC) and Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT). Missing from these plans or what is not articulated is how constant Public Health Post-Event Surveillance, Monitoring and Assessments will be done. Given the worst-case planning ...


Keep Moving Forward, Keep Moving Left, Robert Gottlieb, Regina Freer Jan 2005

Keep Moving Forward, Keep Moving Left, Robert Gottlieb, Regina Freer

Regina Freer

No abstract provided.


Extending Spatial Hot Spot Detection Techniques To Temporal Dimensions, Sungsoon Hwang Dec 2004

Extending Spatial Hot Spot Detection Techniques To Temporal Dimensions, Sungsoon Hwang

Sungsoon Hwang

This paper presents how hot spot detection methods can be extended to allow for temporal dimensions. Major concerns are how temporal dimension is incorporated into the framework of point pattern analysis, while maintaining the capability of multi-scale analysis. The study elaborates on expanding the scope of (space) K function in order to count time in the analysis. With the explicit treatment of time as well as space, K function falls into three category depending on the way space and time are controlled; (1) space K function, (2) time K function, (3) space-time K function. Space K function is equivalent to ...


Air Medical Coverage And The Correlation With Reduced Highway Fatality Rates: Use Of Adams As A Research Tool, Marie Flanigan, Alan Blatt, L Lombardo, D Mancuso, M Miller, D Wiles, H Pirson, Sungsoon Hwang, Jean-Claude Thill, Kevin Majka Dec 2004

Air Medical Coverage And The Correlation With Reduced Highway Fatality Rates: Use Of Adams As A Research Tool, Marie Flanigan, Alan Blatt, L Lombardo, D Mancuso, M Miller, D Wiles, H Pirson, Sungsoon Hwang, Jean-Claude Thill, Kevin Majka

Sungsoon Hwang

The Atlas and Database of Air Medical Services (ADAMS) is a web-based, password-protected, geographic information system containing data on air medical service main and satellite base helipads, communication centers, rotorwing aircraft, and major receiving hospitals for trauma in the United States. ADAMS initially was developed to provide the geographic information needed to support realtime, wireless routing of automatic crash notification (ACN) alerts from a crashed motor vehicle to the nearest air medical transport service and trauma center. This coupling of ADAMS and ACN technology to enhance emergency communications is expected to speed delivery of emergency medical care to crash victims ...


Bridging Bays, Bridging Borders: Global Justice And Community Organizing In The San Francisco Bay Area, Bhavna Shamasunder, Joshua Abraham, Cheryl Brown, Juliet Ellis, Lili Farhang, Lila Hussain, Tony Lopresti, Manuel Pastor, Erica Swinney Dec 2004

Bridging Bays, Bridging Borders: Global Justice And Community Organizing In The San Francisco Bay Area, Bhavna Shamasunder, Joshua Abraham, Cheryl Brown, Juliet Ellis, Lili Farhang, Lila Hussain, Tony Lopresti, Manuel Pastor, Erica Swinney

Bhavna Shamasunder

No abstract provided.


Regional Land Pattern Assessment: Development Of A Resource Efficiency Measurement Method, Elizabeth Brabec, Geoffrey Mcd Lewis Dec 2004

Regional Land Pattern Assessment: Development Of A Resource Efficiency Measurement Method, Elizabeth Brabec, Geoffrey Mcd Lewis

Elizabeth Brabec

Debate on the sustainability of human settlements has recently been focused primarily on the urban portion of the land use pattern. However, urban areas rely on suburban, rural, and other less densely settled lands for their existence. In order to quantify the impacts of various land patterns on their supporting resources, these exurban lands must be included in any sustainability assessment. This need for a regional view has resulted in a measurement method that enables comparisons of relative sustainability between various regional land use patterns. Existing methods employed to assess urban sustainability are reviewed and compared with the regional characteristic ...


Barriers To Canadian Municipal Response To Climate Change, Pamela J. Robinson, Christopher D. Gore Dec 2004

Barriers To Canadian Municipal Response To Climate Change, Pamela J. Robinson, Christopher D. Gore

Christopher D Gore

No abstract provided.


Beyond Theme Parks And Digitized Data: What Can Cultural Heritage Technologies Contribute To The Public Understanding Of The Past?, Neil A. Silberman Dec 2004

Beyond Theme Parks And Digitized Data: What Can Cultural Heritage Technologies Contribute To The Public Understanding Of The Past?, Neil A. Silberman

Neil A. Silberman

No abstract provided.


Physical Activity And Use Of Suburban Train Stations: An Exploratory Analysis, Michael Greenberg, John Renne, Robert Lane, Jeffrey Zupan Dec 2004

Physical Activity And Use Of Suburban Train Stations: An Exploratory Analysis, Michael Greenberg, John Renne, Robert Lane, Jeffrey Zupan

John L Renne

Physical inactivity contributes to a growing proportion of illness and premature death in the United States. Only about 45 percent of Americans meet the recommended national standard for physical activity. Yet, analysis of 300 surveys collected from train riders at three walkable New Jersey suburban train stations showed that 78 percent met the activity guidelines. A new train station that allows these riders to save time in their commute has attracted new riders and has led existing commuters to change their commute. One-third of those surveyed reported additional physical activity primarily because they walked more after leaving the train in ...


Multistakeholder Evaluation Of Condominial Sewer Services, Earthea Nance Dec 2004

Multistakeholder Evaluation Of Condominial Sewer Services, Earthea Nance

Earthea Nance, PhD (Stanford University, 2004)

No abstract provided.