Engaged Research for Community Resilience to Climate Change

Engaged Research for Community Resilience to Climate Change
Author: Shannon Vanzandt,Jaimie Hicks Masterson,Galen D. Newman,Michelle Annette Meyer
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2020-06-17
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9780128155769

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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
Genre: Education
ISBN: 9781137481054

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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.

Psychology and Climate Change

Psychology and Climate Change
Author: Susan Clayton,Christie Manning
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2018-06-05
Genre: Psychology
ISBN: 9780128131312

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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

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
Genre: Education
ISBN: 9781799822103

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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.

Research Anthology on Environmental and Societal Impacts of Climate Change

Research Anthology on Environmental and Societal Impacts of Climate Change
Author: Management Association, Information Resources
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 2064
Release: 2021-10-29
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9781668436875

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Climate change is an issue that has been generating a significant amount of discussion, research, and debate in recent years. Climate change continues to evolve at a rapid rate and continues to have a wide array of effects on everything from temperature to plant life. Beyond the negative environmental impacts, climate change is also proving to be a detriment to society with increasingly violent natural disasters and human health effects. It is essential to stay up to date on the latest in emerging research within this field as it continues to develop. The Research Anthology on Environmental and Societal Impacts of Climate Change discusses the varied effects of climate change throughout all areas of life and provides a comprehensive dive into the latest research on key elements of society that are affected by the rapidly increasing clime. Covering a range of topics including reproduction, plants and animals, and energy demand, it is ideal for environmentalists, policymakers, environmental engineers, scientists, disaster and crisis management personnel, professionals, government officials, practitioners, upper-level students, and academics interested in emerging research on the numerous impacts of climate change.

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
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9781315315904

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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
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9781466687653

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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
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9789210044752

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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.

Creating Resilient Futures

Creating Resilient Futures
Author: Stephen Flood,Yairen Jerez Columbié,Martin Le Tissier,Barry O'Dwyer
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 257
Release: 2021-10-31
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9783030807917

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This open access edited volume critically examines a coherence building opportunity between Climate Change Adaptation, the Sustainable Development Goals and Disaster Risk Reduction agendas through presenting best practice approaches, and supporting Irish and international case studies. The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted existing global inequalities and demonstrated the scope and scale of cascading socio-ecological impacts. The impacts of climate change on our global communities will likely dwarf the disruption brought on by the pandemic, and moreover, these impacts will be more diffuse and pervasive over a longer timeframe. This edited volume considers opportunities to address global challenges in the context of developing resilience as an integrated development continuum instead of through independent and siloed agendas.

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
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9781136540486

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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.

Communication and Community Engagement in Disease Outbreaks

Communication and Community Engagement in Disease Outbreaks
Author: Erma Manoncourt,Rafael Obregon,Ketan Chitnis
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2022-05-30
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 9783030922962

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This book provides readers with a critical, conceptual and applied understanding of the role of communication and community engagement for disease outbreak preparedness and response. Until the WHO declared COVID-19 a pandemic on March 11, 2020, for several years public health authorities and influential voices in the international public health community have warned of a pandemic and therefore a need to strengthen governments and communities’ ability to prevent and respond to it effectively to minimize its impact on lives and economies. While investments have focused on clinical, diagnostic, and vaccine research, preventing and minimizing the impact of disease outbreaks requires a wider socio-ecological systems approach that places communities at the centre of the response. Such an approach is still rare in public health practice. One of the key lessons that the authors have learned, and on which they reflect in the chapters, is that technical inputs will be as effective as they are fully integrated within the broader architecture of disease outbreak preparedness and response. The ten chapters of this contributed volume are organized under three parts: a conceptual framework, case studies, and recommendations. Communication and Community Engagement in Disease Outbreaks is a timely and essential resource for public health managers, donors, implementers, organizations engaged in disease prevention and control and academics called on to support the response. These audiences should benefit from this approach as the book highlights dimensions that are often under-resourced.

The Affordable Housing Reader

The Affordable Housing Reader
Author: Elizabeth J. Mueller,J. Rosie Tighe
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 568
Release: 2022-07-14
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 9781000594829

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This second edition of The Affordable Housing Reader provides context for current discussions surrounding housing policy, emphasizing the values and assumptions underlying debates over strategies for ameliorating housing problems experienced by low-income residents and communities of color. The authors highlighted in this updated volume address themes central to housing as an area of social policy and to understanding its particular meaning in the United States. These include the long history of racial exclusion and the role that public policy has played in racializing access to decent housing and well-serviced neighborhoods; the tension between the economic and social goals of housing policy; and the role that housing plays in various aspects of the lives of low- and moderate-income residents. Scholarship and the COVID-19 pandemic are raising awareness of the link between access to adequate housing and other rights and opportunities. This timely reader focuses attention on the results of past efforts and on the urgency of reframing the conversation. It is both an exciting time to teach students about the evolution of United States’ housing policy and a challenging time to discuss what policymakers or practitioners can do to effect positive change. This reader is aimed at students, professors, researchers, and professionals of housing policy, public policy, and city planning.

Building Community Resilience to Climate Change

Building Community Resilience to Climate Change
Author: Belay Simane
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2016
Genre: Agricultural ecology
ISBN: 9994452711

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"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

Adaptation to Climate Change

Adaptation to Climate Change
Author: Mark Pelling
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2010-10-18
Genre: Nature
ISBN: 9781134022014

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The impacts of climate change are already being felt. Learning how to live with these impacts is a priority for human development. In this context, it is too easy to see adaptation as a narrowly defensive task – protecting core assets or functions from the risks of climate change. A more profound engagement, which sees climate change risks as a product and driver of social as well as natural systems, and their interaction, is called for. Adaptation to Climate Change argues that, without care, adaptive actions can deny the deeper political and cultural roots that call for significant change in social and political relations if human vulnerability to climate change associated risk is to be reduced. This book presents a framework for making sense of the range of choices facing humanity, structured around resilience (stability), transition (incremental social change and the exercising of existing rights) and transformation (new rights claims and changes in political regimes). The resilience-transition-transformation framework is supported by three detailed case study chapters. These also illustrate the diversity of contexts where adaption is unfolding, from organizations to urban governance and the national polity. This text is the first comprehensive analysis of the social dimensions to climate change adaptation. Clearly written in an engaging style, it provides detailed theoretical and empirical chapters and serves as an invaluable reference for undergraduate and postgraduate students interested in climate change, geography and development studies.

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
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9781317667964

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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.