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Community Voices: Creating Sustainable Spaces (Contemporary Issues)

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Book News Annotation:

Paulin (Institute for Sustainability and Technology Policy, Murdoch U.) presents a collection of 14 chapters by academics and community activists exploring how people in Western Australia have come together in community groups to achieve sustainable outcomes. The text combines theoretical background from a social science viewpoint with a range of urban and rural case studies of community engagement and civic participation to achieve sustainability outcomes, encompassing environmental, social, cultural, and economic goals. Themes addressed include community recognition and empowerment, Indigenous approaches to sustainability, political ecology, funding, organization issues and leadership. For students, activists, and interested general readers. No subject index. Distributed in the U.S. by ISBS. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Community Voices: Creating Sustainable Spaces focuses on the way people come together in community groups to achieve sustainable outcomes. It uses a series of Western Australian case studies to examine a range of projects and campaigns. Locations are a mix of urban and rural communities, and examples of projects explored are the Western Australian Forest Campaign, Saving the Moore River Campaign, and Children Caring for our Coastline. Grouped by theme, issues covered in the text include community recognition and empowerment, Indigenous approaches to sustainability, political ecology, funding, organizational issues, and leadership. The book explores varied approaches to community sustainability and highlights successes and failures of previous projects and campaigns. Whether as an active community member, a student of sustainable community participation and development, or as an interested observer, this book will be invaluable in providing contemporary information and guidance to the e

Product Details

ISBN:
9781920694876
Publisher:
University of Western Australia Press
Subject:
Sustainable Development
Editor:
Paulin, Sally
Author:
Paulin, Sally
Subject:
Community development, Urban
Subject:
General
Subject:
Development - Economic Development
Subject:
Development - Sustainable Development
Subject:
ARCHITECTURE / General
Edition Description:
Prometheus
Series:
Contemporary Issues
Publication Date:
20060931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
SG
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
249

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"Synopsis" by , Community Voices: Creating Sustainable Spaces focuses on the way people come together in community groups to achieve sustainable outcomes. It uses a series of Western Australian case studies to examine a range of projects and campaigns. Locations are a mix of urban and rural communities, and examples of projects explored are the Western Australian Forest Campaign, Saving the Moore River Campaign, and Children Caring for our Coastline. Grouped by theme, issues covered in the text include community recognition and empowerment, Indigenous approaches to sustainability, political ecology, funding, organizational issues, and leadership. The book explores varied approaches to community sustainability and highlights successes and failures of previous projects and campaigns. Whether as an active community member, a student of sustainable community participation and development, or as an interested observer, this book will be invaluable in providing contemporary information and guidance to the e
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