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Brian G. Dowling

Symbiosis in Development (SiD) - Integrated Sustainability Development Framework - 0 views

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    SiD has been developed since 2001 as a toolkit to develop long term viable sustainable solutions for business, governments and industry. SiD guides individuals and interdisciplinary groups in incorporating problems beyond material and energy usage, extending to include social, ecological, economic, and political matters. If we ever hope to achieve sustainability, we must optimize for all of these competing areas at the same time - and this is what SiD does.
Brian G. Dowling

How to Start a Community Land Trust - Shareable - 0 views

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    "The land trust movement in the United States has gained notoriety over the past 20 years mainly for its role in environmental conservation. Known as land conservancies, these non-profit organizations, such as the Nature Conservancy, acquire development rights or land in fee simple, in order to conserve natural resources by protecting land from development. "
Brian G. Dowling

Macro to Micro: Introducing Eco-Social Matrix - Permaculture College Australia - 1 views

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    "ESM combines the conceptual systems thinking behind zonation, bioregionalism and social planning, as a simple yet powerful matrix for integrated design where the macro provides a practical and realistic context for the details." "
Brian G. Dowling

Appropedia - 1 views

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    Appropedia is the site to develop and share collaborative solutions in sustainability, poverty reduction and international development through the use of sound principles and appropriate technology, original research and project information.
Brian G. Dowling

Welcoming + Economic Development - 1 views

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    A growing number of places recognize that being welcoming leads to prosperity. Welcoming America provides the roadmap and support they need to become more inclusive toward immigrants and all residents. Launched in 2009, Welcoming America has spurred a growing movement across the United States, with one in eight Americans living in a Welcoming Community. Our award-winning, social entrepreneurship model is beginning to scale globally. A non-profit, non-partisan organization, Welcoming America is proud to support the many diverse communities and partners who are leading efforts to make their communities more vibrant places for all.
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National Resources & Technical Assistance For Transit-Oriented Development - 0 views

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    The TOD Technical Assistance Initiative is a project of the Federal Transit Administration administered by Smart Growth America that provides on-the-ground and online technical assistance to support transit-oriented development, improve access to public transportation, and build new economic opportunities and pathways to employment for local communities. Learn more about the project >>
Brian G. Dowling

Recorded Webinars - Waters Foundation - 0 views

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    View recordings of previous webinars by clicking below. Note that a webinar may also have materials for participants to use during the session. Webinars and materials links open as new browser windows/tabs.
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Why economic development matters | Brookings Institution - 0 views

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    "In a new report, I reinforce what the goal of economic development should be, as summarized by decades of academic literature: to put a region on a path to higher growth by improving the productivity of firms and people in ways that leads to better incomes and living standards for all."
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Home - Nurture Development - 0 views

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    We are one of eleven strategic partners of the ABCD Institute, and the lead partner in Europe. We have worked as ABCD social explorers, trainers, mentors, facilitators, researchers and consultants with change partners and disruptive innovators around the world. These include Communities, Charities, NGOs/NPOs, Faith-based organisations, Think Tanks; local and national Governments in over 30 countries. Our ambition is to support the proliferation of inclusive, bottom up, community driven change. We aim to achieve this by supporting local communities and supportive mediating/civic organisations to create the conditions where any neighbourhood can identify, connect and mobilise its assets to the benefit of the whole community.
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Community Tool Box - 0 views

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    ABOUT THE COMMUNITY TOOL BOX The Community Tool Box is a free, online resource for those working to build healthier communities and bring about social change. It offers thousands of pages of tips and tools for taking action in communities. Want to learn about community assessment, planning, intervention, evaluation, advocacy, and other aspects of community practice? Then help yourself to over 300 educational modules and other free tools. Under continuous development since 1994, the Community Tool Box is widely used in teaching, training, and technical support. Currently available in English, Spanish, and Arabic and with millions of user sessions annually, it has reached those working in over 230 countries around the world.
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Institute for Applied Economics - Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation - 0 views

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    The Institute for Applied Economics at LAEDC performs objective research for a wide range of clients, detailing economic impact of development, business operations, and regulation, as well as providing intelligence about specific industry clusters, labor force, and workforce development issues.  The Institute's reports provide decision makers with critical information from which to make informed decisions.  In addition to providing on-demand research per client requirements, the Institute also provides foundational research to ensure LAEDC's combined programs for economic development are on target, ranging from our collaboration with workforce investment boards to major initiatives such as the L.A. County Strategic Plan for Economic Development.
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SmartCode Complete - 0 views

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    The SmartCode is a unified land development ordinance for planning and urban design. It folds zoning, subdivision regulations, urban design, and optional architectural standards into one compact document. Because the SmartCode enables community vision by coding specific outcomes that are desired in particular places, it is meant to be locally customized (also known as "calibrated") by professional planners, architects, and attorneys.
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Positive Deviance Initiative - 0 views

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    Positive Deviance is based on the observation that in every community there are certain individuals or groups whose uncommon behaviors and strategies enable them to find better solutions to problems than their peers, while having access to the same resources and facing similar or worse challenges. The Positive Deviance approach is an asset-based, problem-solving, and community-driven approach that enables the community to discover these successful behaviors and strategies and develop a plan of action to promote their adoption by all concerned.
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Gapminder: Unveiling the beauty of statistics for a fact based world view. - Gapminder.org - 0 views

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    Gapminder is a non-profit venture - a modern "museum" on the Internet - promoting sustainable global development and achievement of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals.
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Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development Facebook - 0 views

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    Welcome to the official Facebook page of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, Rio+20. We are dedicated to promoting the themes and objective Conference, which takes place 20-22 June 2012 , in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Beyond Access Facebook - 0 views

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    Everyone, everywhere should have access to the information they need to improve their lives. In the 21st century, cost-effective and successful development efforts rely on access to information. However, many donors and governments overlook the potential of public libraries. We believe that libraries power development.
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Beyond Access - 2 views

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    Development in the 21st century demands access to information. At a time of tight budgets, libraries offer a more efficient, smarter way of doing development. Most countries around the world, regardless of their size or level of development have public libraries. Beyond Access is starting a movement to make them all hubs for economic and social change. We believe that libraries power development.
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Portland State College of Urban & Public Affairs | The Initiative on Triple Bottom Line... - 0 views

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    The Initiative on Triple Bottom Line Development evolved from the College's Social Equity and Opportunity Forum (SEOF).  The Forum was established by the Dean in 2007 as a bridging and brokering entity with a mission to elevate visibility and understanding of equity and opportunity issues in the region and facilitate effective response. When we speak of opportunity, we speak of fulfilling potential to thrive in physical, cultural, intellectual, and spiritual terms.  When we speak of equity we speak of fairness, within and between generations, in the distribution of access, benefits, and burdens.
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GDRC | The Global Development Research Center - 0 views

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    The Global Development Research Center is an independent nonprofit think tank that carries out initiatives in education, research and practice, in the spheres of environment, urban, community and information, and at scales that are effective.
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Global Pulse | Harnessing innovation to protect the vulnerable - 0 views

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    The time has come for policymakers to begin using innovative technologies to analyze data exhaust to protect communities from multiple slow-onset crises that threaten to reverse hard-won progress in human development
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