Erscheinungsdatum: 12.12.2013, Medium: Taschenbuch, Einband: Kartoniert / Broschiert, Titel: Jamaica Plain Community Organizations..., Autor: Authority, Boston Redevelopment, Verlag: HardPress Publishing, Sprache: Englisch, Schlagworte: HISTORY // General, Rubrik: Geschichte, Seiten: 78, Informationen: Paperback, Gewicht: 128 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
For more than 30 years, Tom Roddy presided over the Atlanta Resource Foundation (ARF), which serves as a conduit for bringing people with resources, both monetary and time, together with those who are less fortunate. ARF offers a network aimed at engaging urban Christians to support empowerment instead of entitlement. Roddy's major work has been to encourage people who in many different ways were bringing hope to those living in Atlanta's most difficult neighborhoods. Tom wrote a non-news newsletter about what was going on in the city and also inside of himself as he came up against the promises and demands of the gospel and the stark realities and disparities of urban life. Journeying in one city for many decades, he has seen history repeat itself. The same personalities and the same issues keep popping up. There are economic booms and busts, the ongoing displacement of the poor, rising rhetoric around immigrants, and the pull of a retaliatory response to terrorism. When Atlanta won the 1996 Summer Olympics, we were involved in the redevelopment of neighborhoods adjacent to the new Olympic Stadium, he writes. We helped mobilize the faith community to welcome visitors to Atlanta. We created the Summerhill Neighborhood Redevelopment Association and launched Quest Atlanta. Through it all, we could never escape the plight of the poor, especially the homeless. In this group of essays, he shares his observations and offer insights gleaned from his years of experience. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Key. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/022610/bk_acx0_022610_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the 1970s, New York City hit rock bottom. Crime was at its highest, the middle class exodus was in high gear, and bankruptcy loomed. Many people credit New York’s master builder Robert Moses with turning Gotham around, despite his brutal, undemocratic. and demolition-heavy ways. Urban critic and journalist Roberta Brandes Gratz contradicts this conventional view. New York City, Gratz argues, recovered precisely because of the waning power of Moses. His decline in the late 1960s and the drying up of big government funding for urban renewal projects allowed New York to organically regenerate according to the precepts defined by Jane Jacobs in her classic, The Death and Life of Great American Cities, and in contradiction to Moses’s urban philosophy. As American cities face a devastating economic crisis, Jacobs’s philosophy is again vital for the redevelopment of metropolitan life. Gratz who was named as one of Planetizen’s Top 100 Urban Thinkers gives an on-the-ground account of urban renewal and community success. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Carol Monda. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/017222/bk_adbl_017222_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Can you fall in love with someone before you've even met? Seren MacArthur is living a life she never intended. Trying to save the Cornish seaside business her late father built - while grieving for his loss - she has put her own dreams on hold and is struggling. Until she discovers a half-finished seaglass star on her favourite beach during an early morning walk. When she completes the star, she sets into motion a chain of events that will steal her heart and challenge everything she believes. Jack Dixon is trying to secure a better life for daughter Nessie and himself. Left a widower and homeless when his wife died, he's just about keeping their heads above water. Finding seaglass stars completed on Gwithian beach is a bright spark that slowly rekindles his hope. Seren and Jack are searching for their missing pieces. But when they meet in real life, it's on the opposing sides of a battle. Jack is managing the redevelopment of a local landmark, and Seren is leading the community campaign to save it. Both have reason to fight - Seren for the cause her father believed in, Jack for his livelihood. But only one can win. With so much at stake, will they ever find what they are really looking for? Miranda Dickinson's Somewhere Beyond the Sea is a sparkling tale of love, life and finding magic where you least expect it. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Bailey, Clare Corbett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/macm/001282/bk_macm_001282_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The media tells us that "deregulation" and "unfettered free markets" have wrecked our economy and will continue to make things worse without a heavy dose of federal regulation. But the real blame lies elsewhere. In Meltdown, best-selling author Thomas E. Woods, Jr., unearths the real causes behind the collapse of housing values and the stock market---and it turns out the culprits reside more in Washington than on Wall Street. And the trillions of dollars in federal bailouts? Our politicians' ham-handed attempts to fix the problems they themselves created will only make things much worse. Woods, a senior fellow at the Ludwig von Mises Institute and winner of the 2006 Templeton Enterprise Award, busts the media myths and government spin. He explains how government intervention in the economy---from the Democratic hobby horse called Fannie Mae to affirmative action programs like the Community Redevelopment Act---actually caused the housing bubble. Most important, Woods, author of the New York Times best seller The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History, traces this most recent boom-and-bust---and all such booms and busts of the past century---back to one of the most revered government institutions of all: the Federal Reserve System, which allows busybody bureaucrats and ambitious politicians to pull the strings of our financial sector and manipulate the value of the very money we use. Meltdown, which features a foreword by Congressman Ron Paul (R - Texas), also provides a timely history lesson to counter the current clamor for a new New Deal. The Great Depression, Woods demonstrates, was only as deep and as long as it was because of the government interventions by Herbert Hoover (no free-market capitalist, despite what your high-school history teacher may have taught you) and Franklin D. Roosevelt (no savior of the American economy, in spite of what the mainstream media says). If you want to understand what c 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alan Sklar. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/000933/bk_tant_000933_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Decision makers and affected parties engaged in solving contemporary governmental problems, specifically land use planning and environmental issues, are recognizing that traditional decision making strategies are insufficient. Because a participatory democracy approach to public participation has been offered as a potential solution to these problems, a more sophisticated understanding of its role in local development decisions is necessary. This study attempts to meet that need by defining a more substantive brand of public participation, identifying significant barriers to its implementation and providing specific recommendations for practice. The role of participatory democracy in local economic development is explored through a qualitative analysis of Louisville, Kentucky's Brownfield Institute, a series of community public workshops designed to develop, through a community participatory process, innovative methods to encourage and support economic revitalization and brownfields redevelopment in West Louisville.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Novena is a town in Singapore, and is within the Central Region. The area falls under the Novena Planning Area, an urban planning zone under the Urban Redevelopment Authority. It is served by the North South MRT Line at the Novena MRT Station. Novena and its roads (Jalan Novena Barat and Novena Terrace), buildings (Novena Ville and Novena Gardens), as well as the MRT station in this area are named after the Novena Church, or Church of St Alphonsus at Thomson Road. The current premises of the Novena Church were owned by a wealthy Chinese businessman,Wee Kah Kiat. The premises were bought over by the Redemptorist community in 1948 and a small church was built by May 1950. The Saturday novenas began in January 1949 and were heavily publicised in 1951. The novenas are a mission given by Pope Pius IX to the Redemptorist fathers to make Our Lady of Perpetual Succour well-known throughout the world.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Sailortown is an area of Belfast, Northern Ireland once famed as home to a large community gathered close to the dockland area of the city. Many of that community worked in the docks or went to sea, hence its seafaring name. Much of Sailortown was built on reclaimed land. One of its most famous sons was former world flyweight boxing champion Rinty Monaghan. Streetfighter "Buck Alec" Robinson was also from Sailortown. It has largely disappeared due to redevelopment and neglect on the part of planners but a vigorous campaign to regenerate the area and preserve St Joseph's, the local Roman Catholic church, has been underway for a number of years. In August 2006, that campaign reached 2,000 days of what it considers to be a "lockout" by the diocesan hierarchy.
The history of North Omaha, Nebraska includes wildcat banks, ethnic enclaves, race riots and social change spanning over 200 years. With a recorded history that pre-dates the rest of the city, North Omaha has roots back to 1812 with the founding of Fort Lisa. It includes the Mormon settlement of Cutler's Park and Winter Quarters in 1846, a lynching before the turn of the century, the thriving 24th Street community of the 1920s, the bustling development of the African-American community through the 1950s, a series of riots in the 1960s, and redevelopment in the late 20th and early 21st century.