Engaged Research for Community Resilience to Climate Change

Engaged Research for Community Resilience to Climate Change
Author: Shannon Van Zandt,Jaimie Hicks Masterson,Galen D. Newman,Michelle Annette Meyer
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2020-06-17
ISBN 10: 0128155760
ISBN 13: 9780128155769
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Engaged Research for Community Resilience to Climate Change Book Review:

Engaged Research for Community Resilience to Climate Change is a guide to successfully integrating science into urban, regional, and coastal planning activities to build truly sustainable communities that can withstand climate change. It calls for a shift in academic researchers’ traditional thinking by working across disciplines to solve complex societal and environmental problems, focusing on the real-world human impacts of climate change, and providing an overview of how science can be used to advocate for institutional change. Engaged Research for Community Resilience to Climate Change appeals to a wide variety of audiences, including university administrators looking to create and sustain interdisciplinary research groups, community and state officials, non-profit and community advocates, and community organizers seeking guidance for generating and growing meaningful, productive relationships with university researchers to support change in their communities. Focuses on the process of building a successful, active partnership between climate change researchers and climate resilience professionals Provides case studies of university-community partnerships in building climate resilience Includes interviews and contributors from a wide variety of disciplines engaged in climate resilience partnerships

Community Resilience Universities and Engaged Research for Today s World

Community Resilience  Universities and Engaged Research for Today   s World
Author: W. Madsen,L. Costigan,S. McNicol,Roland Turner
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 99
Release: 2016-06-01
ISBN 10: 1137481056
ISBN 13: 9781137481054
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Community Resilience Universities and Engaged Research for Today s World Book Review:

The increasing development of partnerships between universities and communities allows the research of academics to become engaged with those around them. This book highlights several case studies from a range of disciplines, such as psychology, social work and education to explore how these mutually beneficial relationships function.

Preparing Students for Community Engaged Scholarship in Higher Education

Preparing Students for Community Engaged Scholarship in Higher Education
Author: Zimmerman, Aaron Samuel
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 465
Release: 2020-02-01
ISBN 10: 1799822109
ISBN 13: 9781799822103
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Community-engaged scholarship is an equitable and democratic approach to scholarship that seeks to identify and solve community-based problems. Community-engaged scholars aim to serve the public good by developing and sustaining community-campus partnerships built on trust, reciprocity, and mutual benefit. As universities orient themselves towards serving the public good, they face a number of challenges: faculty and students may not possess the competencies or commitment to build fruitful community partnerships, graduate and undergraduate students may lack the necessary training and mentorship required to develop their identity as community-engaged scholars, and institutional leaders may not know how to motivate faculty and students for this ambitious and challenging endeavor. Unless these challenges are addressed, universities will fail to prepare the next generation of community-engaged scholars. Preparing Students for Community-Engaged Scholarship in Higher Education is an essential research book that explores how faculty and academic leaders can create learning opportunities and intellectual cultures that support the development of community-engaged scholars. Additionally, it will examine how university coursework can help undergraduate and graduate students to develop the knowledge, skills, and commitments necessary for productive and responsible community-engaged scholarship. Featuring a range of topics such as mentorship, higher education, and service learning, this book is ideal for higher education faculty, university leaders, deans, chairs, educators, administrators, policymakers, curriculum designers, academicians, researchers, and students.

Psychology and Climate Change

Psychology and Climate Change
Author: Susan Clayton,Christie Manning
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2018-06-05
ISBN 10: 0128131314
ISBN 13: 9780128131312
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Psychology and Climate Change Book Review:

Psychology and Climate Change: Human Perceptions, Impacts, and Responses organizes and summarizes recent psychological research that relates to the issue of climate change. The book covers topics such as how people perceive and respond to climate change, how people understand and communicate about the issue, how it impacts individuals and communities, particularly vulnerable communities, and how individuals and communities can best prepare for and mitigate negative climate change impacts. It addresses the topic at multiple scales, from individuals to close social networks and communities. Further, it considers the role of social diversity in shaping vulnerability and reactions to climate change. Psychology and Climate Change describes the implications of psychological processes such as perceptions and motivations (e.g., risk perception, motivated cognition, denial), emotional responses, group identities, mental health and well-being, sense of place, and behavior (mitigation and adaptation). The book strives to engage diverse stakeholders, from multiple disciplines in addition to psychology, and at every level of decision making - individual, community, national, and international, to understand the ways in which human capabilities and tendencies can and should shape policy and action to address the urgent and very real issue of climate change. Examines the role of knowledge, norms, experience, and social context in climate change awareness and action Considers the role of identity threat, identity-based motivation, and belonging Presents a conceptual framework for classifying individual and household behavior Develops a model to explain environmentally sustainable behavior Draws on what we know about participation in collective action Describes ways to improve the effectiveness of climate change communication efforts Discusses the difference between acute climate change events and slowly-emerging changes on our mental health Addresses psychological stress and injury related to global climate change from an intersectional justice perspective Promotes individual and community resilience

Responses to Disasters and Climate Change

Responses to Disasters and Climate Change
Author: Michele Companion,Miriam S. Chaiken
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2016-11-30
ISBN 10: 1315315904
ISBN 13: 9781315315904
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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As the global climate shifts, communities are faced with a myriad of mitigation and adaptation challenges. These highlight the political, cultural, economic, social, and physical vulnerability of social groups, communities, families, and individuals. They also foster resilience and creative responses. Research in hazard management, humanitarian response, food security programming, and other areas seeks to identify and understand factors that create vulnerability and strategies that enhance resilience at all levels of social organization. This book uses case studies from around the globe to demonstrate ways that communities have fostered resilience to mitigate the impacts of climate change.

Promoting Climate Change Awareness through Environmental Education

Promoting Climate Change Awareness through Environmental Education
Author: Wilson, Lynn
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2015-09-22
ISBN 10: 1466687657
ISBN 13: 9781466687653
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Addressing global climate change is a monumental battle that can only be fought by the leaders of tomorrow, but future leaders are molded through education and shaped by the leaders of today. While the pivotal role of education in spreading awareness of climate change is one universally espoused, equally universal is the recognition that current education efforts are falling woefully short. Promoting Climate Change Awareness through Environmental Education stems the rising tide of shortcomings in environmental education by plugging a known gap in current research and opening a dialogue for the future. Targeting an audience of young scholars, academics, researchers, and policymakers, this volume provides a much needed dam of empirical evidence regarding the role of youth education in addressing one of the greatest challenges of our age. This timely publication focuses on topics such as building resilience to climate change, green learning spaces, gender issues and concerns for developing countries, and the impact of young adults on the future of environmental sustainability.

The Role of Science Technology and Innovation in Building Resilient Communities Including through the Contribution of Citizen Science

The Role of Science  Technology and Innovation in Building Resilient Communities  Including through the Contribution of Citizen Science
Author: United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
Publsiher: United Nations
Total Pages: 52
Release: 2020-05-21
ISBN 10: 9210044754
ISBN 13: 9789210044752
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This series of publications seeks to contribute to exploring current issues in science, technology and innovation, with particular emphasis on their impact on developing countries.

Building Community Resilience to Climate Change

Building Community Resilience to Climate Change
Author: Belay Simane
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 9789994452712
ISBN 13: 9994452711
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Building Community Resilience to Climate Change Book Review:

"This book represents a detailed local-scale analysis of the vulnerability of socio-ecological systems to climate change, experiences and lessons from community-based adaptation efforts, advantages of agroecosystem-based adaptation planning, and provides useful insights about how communities could be made climate resilient. The Choke Mountain watersheds and communities are used as case study subjects. Though a local-specific study, the findings, conclusions and recommendations are valid and useful beyond the watersheds and communities studied; it is a useful edition to the limited empirical literature we have on climate change adaptation in Ethiopia. It is thus a commendable reference material for decision-makers, development practitioners and researchers alike. I would certainly recommend it to my masters and doctoral students. - Woldeamlak Bewket, Professor of Environmental Studies, Addis Ababa University" -- back of book

Engaging the Public with Climate Change

Engaging the Public with Climate Change
Author: Lorraine Whitmarsh,Irene Lorenzoni,Saffron O'Neill
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2012-06-25
ISBN 10: 1136540482
ISBN 13: 9781136540486
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Despite increasing public awareness of climate change, our behaviours relating to consumption and energy use remain largely unchanged. This book answers the urgent call for effective engagement methods to foster sustainable lifestyles, community action, and social change. Written by practitioners and academics, the chapters combine theoretical perspectives with case studies and practical guidance, examining what works and what doesn't, and providing transferable lessons for future engagement approaches. Showcasing innovative thought and approaches from around the world, this book is essential reading for anyone working to foster real and lasting behavioural and social change.

Community Resilience under the Impact of Urbanisation and Climate Change

Community Resilience under the Impact of Urbanisation and Climate Change
Author: Chirisa, Innocent,Mabeza, Christopher
Publsiher: Langaa RPCIG
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2019-01-06
ISBN 10: 9956550051
ISBN 13: 9789956550050
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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As the world today faces messy problems, what in some circles has been called global weirding, the term resilience has taken centre stage. This is crunch time –as we grapple with the negative effects of both climate change and urbanisation. Some commentators have compared the huge problems we face today to Oom Schalk’s proverbial leopard waiting for us in the withaak’s shade. Do we endlessly count Oom Schalk’s proverbial leopard’s spots? This is the question posed by a stellar cast of academics, researchers, and experts whose contributions in this text is a rallying cry for action to build resilience to the challenging impact of urbanisation and climate change. To that end, this volume gives hope about the potential for human agency. Our challenge however, is to re-examine our values, to change our conservation conversation and return to a more wise and holistic understanding of ourselves and our place in the Universe. Perhaps, then only can the obituaries on our demise stay locked in the drawer.

Building Sustainability Through Environmental Education

Building Sustainability Through Environmental Education
Author: Wilson, Lynn A.,Stevenson, Carolyn N.
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 335
Release: 2018-12-07
ISBN 10: 1522577289
ISBN 13: 9781522577287
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Building Sustainability Through Environmental Education Book Review:

Global climate change will alter the environmental forces of today and increasingly affect weather patterns, rises in temperature, and government policies for decades to come. To provide future generations with the knowledge and resources needed to develop solutions for these ongoing issues, current shortcomings in environmental education need to be addressed. Building Sustainability Through Environmental Education is a collection of innovative research on methods and applications for creating comprehensive environmental education programs that support sustainability practices and instruct students on a variety of topics including water resource management, disaster risks and mitigation, and issues surrounding climate change. Targeting an audience of educators, conservationists, instructional designers, administrators, academicians, researchers, policymakers, and students, this publications provides practical applications and examples of integrating best environmental sustainability practices into education.

Framing Community Disaster Resilience

Framing Community Disaster Resilience
Author: Hugh Deeming,Maureen Fordham,Christian Kuhlicke,Lydia Pedoth,Stefan Schneiderbauer,Cheney Shreve
Publsiher: Wiley-Blackwell
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2019-01-04
ISBN 10: 1119165962
ISBN 13: 9781119165965
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Framing Community Disaster Resilience Book Review:

An essential guide to the foundations, research and practices of community disaster resilience Framing Community Disaster Resilience offers a guide to the theories, research and approaches for addressing the complexity of community resilience towards hazardous events or disasters. The text draws on the activities and achievements of the project emBRACE: Building Resilience Amongst Communities in Europe. The authors identify the key dimensions of resilience across a range of disciplines and domains and present an analysis of community characteristics, networks, behaviour and practices in specific test cases. The text contains an in-depth exploration of five test cases whose communities are facing impacts triggered by different hazards, namely: river floods in Germany, earthquakes in Turkey, landslides in South Tyrol, Italy, heat-waves in London and combined fluvial and pluvial floods in Northumberland and Cumbria. The authors examine the data and indicators of past events in order to assess current situations and to tackle the dynamics of community resilience. In addition, they put the focus on empirical analysis to explore the resilience concept and to test the usage of indicators for describing community resilience. This important text: Merges the forces of research knowledge, networking and practices in order to understand community disaster resilience Contains the results of the acclaimed project Building Resilience Amongst Communities in Europe - emBRACE Explores the key dimensions of community resilience Includes five illustrative case studies from European communities that face various hazards Written for undergraduate students, postgraduates and researchers of social science, and policymakers, Framing Community Disaster Resilience reports on the findings of an important study to reveal the most effective approaches to enhancing community resilience. The emBRACE research received funding from the European Community‘s Seventh Framework Programme FP7/2007-2013 under grant agreement n° 283201. The European Community is not liable for any use that may be made of the information contained in this publication.

Routledge Handbook of Environmental Anthropology

Routledge Handbook of Environmental Anthropology
Author: Helen Kopnina,Eleanor Shoreman-Ouimet
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 472
Release: 2016-08-12
ISBN 10: 1317667964
ISBN 13: 9781317667964
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Routledge Handbook of Environmental Anthropology Book Review:

Environmental Anthropology studies historic and present human-environment interactions. This volume illustrates the ways in which today's environmental anthropologists are constructing new paradigms for understanding the multiplicity of players, pressures, and ecologies in every environment, and the value of cultural knowledge of landscapes. This Handbook provides a comprehensive survey of contemporary topics in environmental anthropology and thorough discussions on the current state and prospective future of the field in seven key sections. As the contributions to this Handbook demonstrate, the subfield of environmental anthropology is responding to cultural adaptations and responses to environmental changes in multiple and complex ways. As a discipline concerned primarily with human-environment interaction, environmental anthropologists recognize that we are now working within a pressure cooker of rapid environmental damage that is forcing behavioural and often cultural changes around the world. As we see in the breadth of topics presented in this volume, these environmental challenges have inspired renewed foci on traditional topics such as food procurement, ethnobiology, and spiritual ecology; and a broad new range of subjects, such as resilience, nonhuman rights, architectural anthropology, industrialism, and education. This volume enables scholars and students quick access to both established and trending environmental anthropological explorations into theory, methodology and practice.

Building and Measuring Community Resilience

Building and Measuring Community Resilience
Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Policy and Global Affairs,Office of Special Projects,Committee on Measuring Community Resilience
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2019-05-26
ISBN 10: 0309489725
ISBN 13: 9780309489720
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Building and Measuring Community Resilience Book Review:

The frequency and severity of disasters over the last few decades have presented unprecedented challenges for communities across the United States. In 2005, Hurricane Katrina exposed the complexity and breadth of a deadly combination of existing community stressors, aging infrastructure, and a powerful natural hazard. In many ways, the devastation of Hurricane Katrina was a turning point for understanding and managing disasters, as well as related plan making and policy formulation. It brought the phrase "community resilience" into the lexicon of disaster management. Building and Measuring Community Resilience: Actions for Communities and the Gulf Research Program summarizes the existing portfolio of relevant or related resilience measurement efforts and notes gaps and challenges associated with them. It describes how some communities build and measure resilience and offers four key actions that communities could take to build and measure their resilience in order to address gaps identified in current community resilience measurement efforts. This report also provides recommendations to the Gulf Research Program to build and measure resilience in the Gulf of Mexico region.

Innovations in Asian Higher Education

Innovations in Asian Higher Education
Author: Zhou Zhong,Hamish Coates,Shi Jinghuan
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 100
Release: 2019-10-16
ISBN 10: 100071294X
ISBN 13: 9781000712940
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Innovations in Asian Higher Education Book Review:

This Asian Higher Education Outlook (AHEO) series is produced in collaboration with the Asian Universities Alliance (AUA), a network of 15 leading universities. This book focuses on education innovation in the world’s biggest higher education region. With contributions from every AUA university, the book articulates innovations in teaching innovation, reforms in doctoral education, and maturing forms of online and mobile education. The book reveals the growing role universities are playing in sustainable development, charts strategies for boosting universities’ social contributions, and reviews the futures being designed by these leading universities. The book offers case studies and authoritative insights from primary research, and reveals trends in policy and practice. It is a must-read for people working anywhere in the world with an interest in higher education.

Grand Challenges for Social Work and Society

Grand Challenges for Social Work and Society
Author: Rowena Fong,James Lubben,Richard P. Barth
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2017-12-18
ISBN 10: 0190859008
ISBN 13: 9780190859008
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Grand Challenges for Social Work Initiative (GCSWI), which is spearheaded by the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare (AASWSW), represents a major endeavor for the entire field of social work. GCSWI calls for bold innovation and collective action powered by proven and evolving scientific interventions to address critical social issues facing society. The purpose of GCSWI was modeled after the National Academy of Engineering, which aimed to identify some of the most persistent engineering problems of the day and then put the attentions, energies, and funding of the entire field to work on them for a decade. The GCSWI does the same for social issues, tackling problems such as homelessness, social isolation, mass incarceration, family violence, and economic inequality. Grand Challenges for Social Work and Society is an edited book that will present the foundations of the GCSWI, laying out the start of the initiative and providing summaries of each of the twelve challenges. The 12 main chapters that form the core of the book, one on each of the dozen Grand Challenges, are written by the primary research teams who are driving each GC project.

Routledge Handbook of Climate Justice

Routledge Handbook of Climate Justice
Author: Tahseen Jafry
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 542
Release: 2018-11-01
ISBN 10: 1134978413
ISBN 13: 9781134978410
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Routledge Handbook of Climate Justice Book Review:

The term "climate justice" began to gain traction in the late 1990s following a wide range of activities by social and environmental justice movements that emerged in response to the operations of the fossil fuel industry and, later, to what their members saw as the failed global climate governance model that became so transparent at COP15 in Copenhagen. The term continues to gain momentum in discussions around sustainable development, climate change, mitigation and adaptation, and has been slowly making its way into the world of international and national policy. However, the connections between these remain unestablished. Addressing the need for a comprehensive and integrated reference compendium, The Routledge Handbook of Climate Justice provides students, academics and professionals with a valuable insight into this fast-growing field. Drawing together a multidisciplinary range of authors from the Global North and South, this Handbook addresses some of the most salient topics in current climate justice research, including just transition, urban climate justice and public engagement, in addition to the field’s more traditional focus on gender, international governance and climate ethics. With an emphasis on facilitating learning based on cutting-edge specialised climate justice research and application, each chapter draws from the most recent sources, real-world best practices and tutored reflections on the strategic dimensions of climate justice and its related disciplines. The Routledge Handbook of Climate Justice will be essential reading for students and scholars, as well as being a vital reference tool for those practically engaged in the field.

Climate Change and Community Resilience

Climate Change and Community Resilience
Author: A. K. Enamul Haque
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 9811606803
ISBN 13: 9789811606809
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Routledge Handbook of Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure

Routledge Handbook of Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure
Author: Paolo Gardoni
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 898
Release: 2018-12-17
ISBN 10: 1351392778
ISBN 13: 9781351392778
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Routledge Handbook of Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure Book Review:

To best serve current and future generations, infrastructure needs to be resilient to the changing world while using limited resources in a sustainable manner. Research on and funding towards sustainability and resilience are growing rapidly, and significant research is being carried out at a number of institutions and centers worldwide. This handbook brings together current research on sustainable and resilient infrastructure and, in particular, stresses the fundamental nexus between sustainability and resilience. It aims to coalesce work from a large and diverse group of contributors across a wide range of disciplines including engineering, technology and informatics, urban planning, public policy, economics, and finance. Not only does it present a theoretical formulation of sustainability and resilience but it also demonstrates how these ideals can be realized in practice. This work will provide a reference text to students and scholars of a number of disciplines.

Optimizing Community Infrastructure

Optimizing Community Infrastructure
Author: Ryan Colker
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2019-10
ISBN 10: 0128162406
ISBN 13: 9780128162408
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Optimizing Community Infrastructure Book Review:

Optimizing Community Infrastructure: Resilience in the Face of Shocks and Stresses examines the resilience measures being deployed within individual disciplines and sectors and how multi-stakeholder efforts can catalyze action to address global challenges in preparedness and disaster and hazard mitigation. The book provides a theoretical framework to advance thinking on creating resilient, inclusive, sustainable and safe communities. Users will find an accurate and up-to-date guide for working on the development, implementation, monitoring and assessment of policies, programs and projects related to community resilience. Provides updated information on resilience, especially on infrastructure, finance, land use, standards and policies Includes case studies that illustrate how communities have increased their resilience to natural and other disasters Analyzes the institutional, political, social and economic dimensions of resilience at the community level Illustrates the interdependencies and interconnectedness of infrastructure systems and how community resilience relies on a holistic approach Examines responses to emerging risks associated with climate change