Place making and Urban Development

Titre : Place making and Urban Development
Auteur : Pier Carlo Palermo
Éditeur : Routledge
ISBN-13 : 9781134632619
Libération : 2014-12-05

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The regeneration of critical urban areas through the redesign of public space with the intense involvement of local communities seems to be the central focus of place-making according to some widespread practices in academic and professional circles. Recently, new expertise maintains that place-making could be an innovative and potentially autonomous field, competing with more traditional disciplines like urban planning, urban design, architecture and others. This book affirms that the question of 'making better places for people' should be understood in a broader sense, as a symptom of the non-contingent limitations of the urban and spatial disciplines. It maintains that research should not be oriented only towards new technical or merely formal solutions but rather towards the profound rethinking of disciplinary paradigms. In the fields of urban planning, urban design and policy-making, the challenge of place-making provides scholars and practitioners a great opportunity for a much-needed critical review. Only the substantial reappraisal of long-standing (technical, cultural, institutional and social) premises and perspectives can truly improve place-making practices. The pressing need for place-making implies trespassing undue disciplinary boundaries and experimenting a place-based approach that can innovate and integrate planning regulations, strategic spatial visioning and urban development projects. Moreover, the place-making challenge compels urban experts and policy-makers to critically reflect upon the physical and social contexts of their interventions. In this sense, facing place-making today is a way to renew the civic and social role of urban planning and urban design.

River Basin Management in the Twenty First Century

Titre : River Basin Management in the Twenty First Century
Auteur : Victor Roy Squires
Éditeur : CRC Press
ISBN-13 : 9781466579637
Libération : 2014-07-10

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Worldwide development of agriculture and industry creates burgeoning demands on natural resources. Management of the rivers and the surrounding landscape is one of the important tasks for today and for the foreseeable future. Lessons learned from centuries of management (and mismanagement) have been distilled into principles and practices which form the subject matter for this book. It provides both a global perspective and an entrée to the special problems associated with management of transboundary rivers.

The Worth of the Social Economy

Titre : The Worth of the Social Economy
Auteur : Marie J. Bouchard
Éditeur : Peter Lang
ISBN-13 : 9052015805
Libération : 2010

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This book fills a gap in the literature about the social economy. of today must cater and for which questions of evaluation appear to be the most telling. --

Developments in French Politics 4

Titre : Developments in French Politics 4
Auteur : Alistair Cole
Éditeur : Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN-13 : 9781137114839
Libération : 2008-08-20

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The presidential election of 2007, which propelled Nicolas Sarkozy into the Élysée Palace, was arguably the most important for a generation. Sarkozy's victory was seen as opening a new political era, as he replaced Jacques Chirac at the forefront of French politics. Developments in French Politics 4 takes stock of the Chirac years, gives an account of the changed political scene, and makes accessible the latest analysis of contemporary French politics. Written by a team of leading authorities from France, the USA, the UK and beyond, this volume provides a systematic assessment of the French political system, from the central institutions and organizations through to key policies and issues. It addresses the main challenges in contemporary politics and the administration's response. Globalization, gender, immigration and culture all come under the microscope, as do traditional concerns such as economic, welfare and foreign policy. Arguing that reform went further under Chirac than is commonly acknowledged, the chapters together provide state of the art coverage of French politics and an assessment of the degree of continuity and change – institutionally, structurally and behaviourally – between Chirac and Sarkozy. ALISTAIR COLE is Professor of European Politics at Cardiff University, UK. PATRICK LE GALÈS is Research Professor in Politics and Sociology at Sciences Po, at the Centre for Political Research (CEVIPOF) and the National Centre of Scientific Research. JONAH LEVY is Associate Professor of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley, USA.

Quality Matters

Titre : Quality Matters
Auteur : Robert Schwartz
Éditeur : Transaction Publishers
ISBN-13 : 1412832594
Libération : 2005-01-01

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Contributors are from Australia, Canada, the European Union, France, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States, and the World Bank. They examine and analyze practices for assuring the quality of evaluation, performance auditing, and performance reporting in the face of political, organizational, and technical obstacles. A final chapter addresses the extent to which quality assurance systems become bothersome rituals or remain meaningful mechanisms to ensure quality control. This well-defined volume will be of particular interest to policymakers and adds much to the literature on program evaluation and performance auditing.

Measuring African Development

Titre : Measuring African Development
Auteur : Morten Jerven
Éditeur : Routledge
ISBN-13 : 9781317552994
Libération : 2016-04-14

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The chief economist for the World Bank's Africa region, Shanta Devarajan, delivered a devastating assessment of the capacity of African states to measure development in his 2013 article "Africa's Statistical Tragedy". Is there a "statistical tragedy" unfolding in Africa now? If so then examining the roots of the problem of provision of statistics in poor economies is certainly of great importance. This book on measuring African development in the past and in the present draws on the historical experience of colonial French West Africa, Ghana, Sudan, Mauritania and Tanzania and the more contemporary experiences of Ethiopia and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The authors each reflect on the changing ways statistics represent African economies and how they are used to govern them. This bookw as published as a special issue of the Canadian Journal of Development Studies.

Spatial Planning and Urban Development

Titre : Spatial Planning and Urban Development
Auteur : Pier Carlo Palermo
Éditeur : Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN-13 : 9048188709
Libération : 2010-06-25

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Urban planning is a complex field of knowledge and practice. Through the decades, theoretical debate has formed an eclectic set of possible perspectives, without finding, in our opinion, a coherent paradigmatic framework which can adequately guide the interpretation and action in urban planning. The hypothesis of this book is that the attempts of founding an autonomous planning theory are inadequate if they do not explore two interconnected fields: architecture and public policies.The book critically reviews a selected set of current practices and theoretical founding works of modern and contemporary urban planning by highlighting the continuous search for the epistemic legitimization of a large variety of experiences. The distinctive contribution of this book is a documented critique to the eclecticism and abstraction of the main international trends in current planning theory. The dialogic relationship with the traditions of architecture and public policy is proposed here in order to critically review planning theory and practice. The outcome is the proposal of a paradigmatic framework that, in the authors’ opinion, can adequately guide reflections and actions. A pragmatic and interpretative heritage and the project-orientated approach are the basis of this new spatial planning paradigm.

L tat t tons

Titre : L tat t tons
Auteur : Fabrizio Cantelli
Éditeur : Peter Lang
ISBN-13 : 9052013411
Libération : 2007

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Comment agir face a la precarite sociale et aux inegalites ? Comment repondre aux situations de vulnerabilite ? Responsabilite, participation, autonomie, ecoute, tels sont aujourd'hui les axes qui orientent certaines politiques publiques, en particulier les politiques sociales et de sante. S'agit-il d'un tournant - subjectiviste - dans le traitement de la nouvelle question sociale ? Que devient l'Etat social ? Ce livre propose au lecteur une exploration des modes d'action actuels de l'Etat face au VIH/sida en Belgique. Il s'agit d'une etude originale, se basant sur des entretiens aupres d'associations de terrain actives dans plusieurs domaines (prostitution, homosexualite, reduction de risques, migration) et sur des observations pour mieux saisir le politique - de l'interieur -, ses manieres de faire et de dire. Il en ressort une action publique qui agit avec les moyens du bord, dont les equipements visent l'autonomie des usagers mais en etant marques par la fragilite, et dont les dispositifs se veulent participatifs mais en etant aussi experimentaux, hesitants, tatonnants. Ce livre ne s'inscrit pas dans une perspective de sociologie critique, mais plutot dans une approche pragmatique, de l'action publique, attentive aux formes de la coordination et aux objets de prevention du VIH/sida."

Trait de l action publique et de l action civile en mati re criminelle

Titre : Trait de l action publique et de l action civile en mati re criminelle
Auteur : Claude Mangin
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : BSB:BSB10394968
Libération : 1839

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Table g n rale alphab tique et raisonn e des mati res contenues dans le R pertoire de jurisprudence

Titre : Table g n rale alphab tique et raisonn e des mati res contenues dans le R pertoire de jurisprudence
Auteur : Louis Rondonneau
Éditeur : Roret
ISBN-13 : NYPL:33433006967743
Libération : 1829

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Louis Rondonneau A été écrit sous une forme ou une autre pendant la plus grande partie de sa vie. Vous pouvez trouver autant d'inspiration de Table g n rale alphab tique et raisonn e des mati res contenues dans le R pertoire de jurisprudence Aussi informatif et amusant. Cliquez sur le bouton TÉLÉCHARGER ou Lire en ligne pour obtenir gratuitement le livre de titre $ gratuitement.