Book
371 p. : ill., port. ; 21 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
268 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
viii, 191 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction to the transition movement
  • Background of study
  • Sustainability, development communication, and social movements
  • Framing the communicative relationship(s) mediated within the movement
  • Methodology
  • The appeal of the glocal narrative(s)
  • Measuring and communicating impacts
  • The multiscalar role of ideology and culture in transition
  • Are transition towns sustainable?
  • The value of diversity : the role of race, class, and age
  • Digital communication, technology, and transition
  • Conclusion and recommendations.
This book explores the communication processes of the Transition Movement, a community-led global social movement, as it was adapted in a local context. First it analyzes how the movement's grand narratives of responding to "climate change" and creating greater "resiliency" were communicated into local community-based stories, responses, and actions in the Transition Town of Amherst, Massachusetts. Second, it seeks to understand the multilayered communication processes that facilitate these actions toward sustainable social change. Transition Amherst developed and/or supported projects that addressed reducing dependency on peak-oil, creating community-based-local economies, supporting sustainable food production and consumption, and participating in more efficient transportation, among others. The popularity of the model coincides with an increase in the interest in and use of the term "sustainability" by media, academics and policymakers around the world, and an increase in the global use of digital technology as a resource for information gathering and sharing. Thus this book situates itself at the intersections of a global environmental and economic crisis, the popularization of the term "sustainability, " and an increasingly digitized and networked global society in order to better understand how social change is contextualized and facilitated in a local community via a global network. This book is the first comprehensive analysis of the ways in which the theories of Transition are applied over an extended period of time in practice, on the ground in a Transition town.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780739198537 20160618
Law Library (Crown)
Book
viii, 191 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction to the transition movement
  • Background of study
  • Sustainability, development communication, and social movements
  • Framing the communicative relationship(s) mediated within the movement
  • Methodology
  • The appeal of the glocal narrative(s)
  • Measuring and communicating impacts
  • The multiscalar role of ideology and culture in transition
  • Are transition towns sustainable?
  • The value of diversity : the role of race, class, and age
  • Digital communication, technology, and transition
  • Conclusion and recommendations.
This book explores the communication processes of the Transition Movement, a community-led global social movement, as it was adapted in a local context. First it analyzes how the movement's grand narratives of responding to "climate change" and creating greater "resiliency" were communicated into local community-based stories, responses, and actions in the Transition Town of Amherst, Massachusetts. Second, it seeks to understand the multilayered communication processes that facilitate these actions toward sustainable social change. Transition Amherst developed and/or supported projects that addressed reducing dependency on peak-oil, creating community-based-local economies, supporting sustainable food production and consumption, and participating in more efficient transportation, among others. The popularity of the model coincides with an increase in the interest in and use of the term "sustainability" by media, academics and policymakers around the world, and an increase in the global use of digital technology as a resource for information gathering and sharing. Thus this book situates itself at the intersections of a global environmental and economic crisis, the popularization of the term "sustainability, " and an increasingly digitized and networked global society in order to better understand how social change is contextualized and facilitated in a local community via a global network. This book is the first comprehensive analysis of the ways in which the theories of Transition are applied over an extended period of time in practice, on the ground in a Transition town.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780739198537 20160618
Green Library, Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
Book
30 leaves ; 28 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
xvii, 223 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
  • Introduction: Rural America : our field of dreams
  • Transition : the depopulation of rural America
  • Prospects for a rural revival
  • Kansas : the essence of rural America
  • Rural communities at risk
  • "Welcome home" and the "Free Land" movement
  • Plainville and Rooks County : high plains, high style
  • Atwood and Rawlins County : surviving in the great American desert
  • Tipton : the town that refused to die
  • Ottawa County : the challenges of becoming a rural bedroom community
  • "The amazing 100 miles" : tourism in rural America
  • Sedan : community building from the top down
  • Selling rural America : Dave Rose and eBay
  • The federal government's role
  • Back to the future : sustainable agriculture and its effect on rural america
  • Ethanol and alternative energy : rural America's saviors?
  • Reinventing rural America : the Buffalo Commons and other regional metaphors.
On the high plains of Kansas, the future of rural America is at stake.Small farming communities are the heart and soul of America, but it's no secret that they're under siege. Family farms are disappearing and manufacturing is out-sourced. Schools close, jobs vanish, and local stores can't survive. Some communities resort to giving away land just to get people to move there.Richard Wood knows that rural communities need more than jobs or money to survive: they need to become valued again as desirable places to live. He takes a closer look at what has happened in several Kansas farming towns and shows that there is much more depth and diversity to rural life than meets the eye.Wood traveled the back roads to gather stories of people in some of the most vulnerable communities that are trying to stave off depopulation. These are not just accounts of people scrambling to survive in incipient ghost towns like Ada, but gritty success stories like Plainville, where an upscale design business ignited a revival, or Atwood, which shifted from industrial recruitment to home-grown entrepreneurship.Unlike Thomas Frank, whose "What's the Matter with Kansas?" used the state as a political yardstick, Wood sees it reflecting major economic and population trends throughout the world. Looking at projects as small as community medical clinics or plans for vast buffalo grassland parks, he also sees a robust future for small-town pioneers, folks who are betting their - and rural America's - future on such things as alternative energy (think "ethanol"), sustainable natural agriculture, tourism, and the enduring appeal of rural life to outsiders.With dozens of photos that bring rural America to life, Wood provides an inside look at what really makes this country tick - and at some of the developments that may turn the tide against what seemed an inevitable decline. Although the odds are stacked against rural recovery, the small victories that Wood shows us hold the promise that transformation and revival may yet stave off the final bitter harvest.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780700615773 20160528
Green Library
Book
46 p. ; 23 x 10 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
35 p. ; 28 cm.
Green Library
Book
54, iv leaves ; 28 cm.
Green Library

10. Les cahiers d'Ocisca [1994 - ]

Book
v. : ill. ; 30 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Journal/Periodical
v. : col. ill. ; 30 cm.
Green Library
Book
87, [15] p. ; 21 cm.
Green Library
Book
x, 307 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
The global economy has witnessed important changes in recent years. In the United States, enterprising communities have transitioned from tobacco farming to growing organic produce, from extractive fishing to vertical farming, from nonrenewable energy consumption to the implementation of solar cooperatives - and have transformed from impoverished neighborhoods into green development zones. Yet these promising achievements remain a small part of the total economy and are largely ignored by policy makers, pundits, and economists. In Building a Healthy Economy from the Bottom Up: Harnessing Real World Experience for Transformative Change , Anthony Flaccavento introduces readers to the innovators who are creating thriving, locally based economies and provides a road map for others who are interested in doing the same. He demonstrates that, despite the success of local initiatives like farmers' markets and clean energy cooperatives, true and lasting change of this type stalls without the appropriate discussion and implementation of public policies that define their lasting impact. He shows how active citizens can spur essential changes, generate community capital, increase civic dialogue, and foster sustainability efforts. Flaccavento skillfully combines economic analysis and public policy recommendations with practical solutions. His call to collective action will appeal to scholars, entrepreneurs, policymakers, community activists, environmentalists, and all citizens passionate about the health of their communities.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780813167343 20160912
Green Library

14. Informe de gestión [2010 - ]

SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
x, 294 p. ; 22 cm.
  • Table of Contents - List of Tables and Figures - Abbreviations - Preface - Towards a New Paradigm - Sustainable Agriculture - Common Goods - Poverty Alleviation - The Project - Holistic Approaches - Participation - Structuring Development Agencies - Organisational Change - Conclusion - Bibliography.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780333664858 20160528
Essential reading for all rural development students and practitioners in the 1990s, this book examines the paradigm shift in rural development from an industrial to a holistic approach to technology development, from a technocratic to a participatory approach to management, and from resource control by big organisations to local resource management. It provides a broad ranging assessment of agriculture and local level institutional development and sets out a range of agendas for development practice, management and policy into the 21st century.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780333664858 20160528
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
xiv, 56 pages ; 21 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
100 pages ; 24 cm
Community development; sustainable development; Egypt.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
xi, 223 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
  • List of Figures vi Acknowledgments viii 1 Living a New Story 1 2 Around the World in Fourteen Ecovillages 15 3 Ecology: Living in the Circle of Life 33 4 Economy: Prospering in the Circle of Life 77 5 Community: Relating in the Circle of Life 111 6 Consciousness: Being in the Circle of Life 149 7 Scaling It Up 187 Epilogue 205 Resources 208 Index 213.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780745679501 20160612
In a world of dwindling natural resources and mountingenvironmental crisis, who is devising ways of living that will workfor the long haul? And how can we, as individuals, make adifference? To answer these fundamental questions, Professor KarenLitfin embarked upon a journey to many of the world secovillagesNintentional communities at the cutting-edge ofsustainable living. From rural to urban, high tech to low tech, spiritual to secular, she discovered an under-the-radar globalmovement making positive and radical changes from the groundup. In this inspiring and insightful book, Karen Litfin shares herunique experience of these experiments in sustainable livingthrough four broad windows - ecology, economics, community, andconsciousness - or E2C2. Whether we live in an ecovillage or acity, she contends, we must incorporate these four key elements ifwe wish to harmonize our lives with our home planet. Not only is another world possible, it is already being born insmall pockets the world over. These micro-societies, however, aresmall and time is short. Fortunately - as Litfin persuasivelyargues - their successes can be applied to existing socialstructures, from the local to the global scale, providingsustainable ways of living for generations to come. You can learn more about Karen's experiences on the Ecovillageswebsite: http://ecovillagebook.org/.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780745679501 20160612
Green Library
Book
xx, 162 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • 1. Development Approaches and Competing Paradigms 2. Strategic Entry Points for Sustainable Community Development 3. Engaging Strategic Stakeholders 4. Creating an Enabling Environment.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137497390 20160618
Although the theme of community development has quickly gained prominence in development studies, the emphasis has tended to be on the economic and social welfare of communities, with minimal reflection on the environmental sphere. This explains why the quality of ecosystems has generally deteriorated through the development process-thereby undermining the intended development, when viewed from a long-term perspective. By focusing on 'sustainable' community development in the Kenyan case, this book highlights the importance of integrating ecological concerns in socio-economic and cultural development processes. Although the value of communities in the development process stems from the democratic principle of 'government of the people, for the people and by the people, ' this volume introduces another overlooked component in this democratic philosophy: government 'with the people.' This underlies the authors' thesis that national development is hinged on community development, and not the other way around. This calls for a people and environment centred governance system. Further, communities should increasingly take responsibility for their destiny by holding the political leadership of the day to account on all matters development.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137497390 20160618
Green Library

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