The Neighborhood Project

Crowded and ethnically heterogeneous neighborhoods might well erode social structure, as other studies in the scientific literature suggest. As for the cultural difference, Binghamton is still a largely white city, ...

Author: David Sloan Wilson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780316175258

Category: Science

Page: 448

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After decades studying creatures great and small, evolutionary biologist David Sloan Wilson had an epiphany: Darwin's theory won't fully prove itself until it improves the quality of human life in a practical sense. And what better place to begin than his hometown of Binghamton, New York? Making a difference in his own city would provide a model for cities everywhere, which have become the habitat for over half of the people on earth. Inspired to become an agent of change, Wilson descended on Binghamton with a scientist's eye and looked at its toughest questions, such as how to empower neighborhoods and how best to teach our children. He combined the latest research methods from experimental economics with studies of holiday decorations and garage sales. Drawing upon examples from nature as diverse as water striders, wasps, and crows, Wilson's scientific odyssey took him around the world, from a cave in southern Africa that preserved the dawn of human culture to the Vatican in Rome. Along the way, he spoke with dozens of fellow scientists, whose stories he relates along with his own. Wilson's remarkable findings help us to understand how we must become wise managers of evolutionary processes to accomplish positive change at all scales, from effective therapies for individuals, to empowering neighborhoods, to regulating the worldwide economy. With an ambitious scope that spans biology, sociology, religion, and economics, The Neighborhood Project is a memoir, a practical handbook for improving the quality of life, and an exploration of the big questions long pondered by religious sages, philosophers, and storytellers. Approaching the same questions from an evolutionary perspective shows, as never before, how places define us.

All Around the Neighborhood Grades PK K

A neighborhood is made up of people who live and/or work together. If you were to look up the word neighborhood in the dictionary, you would find it defined as a place or people living near one another. Another similar word is community ...

Author: Debra Olson Pressnall

Publisher: Key Education Publishing

ISBN: 9781602680364

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 177

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ThereÕs a huge world for students in pre-kindergartenÐkindergarten to explore, and All Around the Neighborhood provides the perfect place for them to start. Teachers use the reproducible building fronts and vehicles to create a familiar neighborhood setting, then let students' imaginations do the rest. Students add buildings from their own homes to fire stations to construction sites. This 176-page book teaches social awareness in conjunction with a variety of concepts and vocabulary words that draw upon students' interests. It includes 10 mini-books, 7 file-folder games, more than 60 reproducible patterns, more than 80 literature links, and a wealth of cross-curricular activities that reinforce each new concept. The book supports NCSS and NAEYC standards. Key Education products are intended to engage and educate young and special learners, as well as assist teachers in building a strong and developmentally appropriate curriculum for these children. The product lineÑcomprised of teacher/parent resource books, photographic learning cards, and other activity- and game-oriented materialsÑis designed to assist in ÒUnlocking the Potential in Every Child.Ó

Faith in the Neighborhood Belonging

When Christians are the majority in the American neighborhood (and in most parts of the country this is still the case), to what extent do we take notice of the other religions in our midst? Do we know what their adherents prefer to be ...

Author: Lucinda Mosher

Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 9781596271517

Category: Religion

Page: 180

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This series of books explores what it means to live and worship among the many faiths unique to America's neighborhoods. Each book in the series illuminates the questions Christians have about other faiths such as Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Baha'i, Zoroastrianism, Afro-Caribbean religions, Native-American religions, Confucianism, and Shinto. Different faiths have different ideals of community, and different kinds of rules. In Belonging Lucinda Mosher explores the vocabulary of America's many religions, the theologies and rituals that create a sense of belonging, and how these religions handle life's stages--welcoming babies, rites of passage for adolescents, initiation, and conversion. Interwoven with interviews and personal stories, Belonging is intended for interfaith education of all kinds. A quick guide to each religion, a glossary, and recommended reading are included.

The Neighborhood Health Center

Through the Health Center a new partnership is created between health professionals and the neighborhood ; jointly they attack community problems which have a bearing upon health . Rat - infested buildings , inadequate toilets ...

Author: United States. Office of Economic Opportunity


ISBN: IND:30000087171512

Category: Government publications

Page: 16

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Fracking the Neighborhood

A neighbor called Alisha at work to let her know that her horses were running loose. To this day the family has not been compensated for the damage to their property. “When I came around the corner,” Alisha recalled, “there was about a ...

Author: Jessica Smartt Gullion

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262329804

Category: Law

Page: 216

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What happens when natural gas drilling moves into an urban area: how communities in North Texas responded to the environmental and health threats of fracking. When natural gas drilling moves into an urban or a suburban neighborhood, a two-hundred-foot-high drill appears on the other side of a back yard fence and diesel trucks clog a quiet two-lane residential street. Children seem to be having more than the usual number of nosebleeds. There are so many local cases of cancer that the elementary school starts a cancer support group. In this book, Jessica Smartt Gullion examines what happens when natural gas extraction by means of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” takes place not on wide-open rural land but in a densely populated area with homes, schools, hospitals, parks, and businesses. Gullion focuses on fracking in the Barnett Shale, the natural-gas–rich geological formation under the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex. She gives voice to the residents—for the most part educated, middle class, and politically conservative—who became reluctant anti-drilling activists in response to perceived environmental and health threats posed by fracking. Gullion offers an overview of oil and gas development and describes the fossil-fuel culture of Texas, the process of fracking, related health concerns, and regulatory issues (including the notorious “Halliburton loophole”). She chronicles the experiences of community activists as they fight to be heard and to get the facts about the safety of fracking. Touted as a greener alternative and a means to reduce dependence on foreign oil, natural gas development is an important part of American energy policy. Yet, as this book shows, it comes at a cost to the local communities who bear the health and environmental burdens.

The Neighborhood Manhattan Forgot

With the neighborhood's connection to John James Audubon a distant memory, many residents assumed the Audubon garage, drugstore, and dozen other businesses derived their names from the avenue, “not the ornithologist whose pleasant home ...

Author: Matthew Spady

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 9780823289431

Category: History

Page: 479

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“An illuminating treat! . . . it retraces the neighborhood’s fascinating arc from remote woodland estate to the enduring Beaux Arts streetscape.” —Eric K. Washington, award-winning author of Boss of the Grips This fully illustrated history peels back the many layers of a rural society evolving into an urban community, enlivened by the people who propelled it forward: property owners, tenants, laborers, and servants. It tells the intricate tale of how individual choices in the face of family dysfunction, economic crises, technological developments, and the myriad daily occurrences that elicit personal reflection and change of course pushed Audubon Park forward to the cityscape that distinguishes the neighborhood today. A longtime evangelist for Manhattan’s Audubon Park neighborhood, author Matthew Spady delves deep into the lives of the two families most responsible over time for the anomalous arrangement of today’s streetscape: the Audubons and the Grinnells. Beginning with the Audubons’ return to America in 1839 and John James Audubon’s purchase of fourteen acres of farmland, The Neighborhood Manhattan Forgot follows the many twists and turns of the area’s path from forest to city, ending in the twenty-first century with the Audubon name re-purposed in today’s historic district, a multiethnic, multi-racial urban neighborhood far removed from the homogeneous, Eurocentric Audubon Park suburb. “This well-documented saga of demographics chronicles a dazzling cast of characters and a plot fraught with idealism, speculation, and expansion, as well as religious, political, and real estate machinations.” —Roberta J.M. Olson, PhD, Curator of Drawings, New-York Historical Society The story of the area’s evolution from hinterland to suburb to city is comprehensively told in Matthew Spady’s fluidly written new history.” —The New York Times

Notorious in the Neighborhood

Also see Scott, Old Richmond Neighborhoods, 1 3 5. 77. Richmond Daily Dispatch ... The neighborhood of Oregon Hill in particular was a likely location for an event such as the one described above. As Mary Wingfield Scott noted, ...

Author: Joshua D. Rothman

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807827680

Category: History

Page: 359

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Provides a history of interracial sexual relationships during the era of slavery.

Public Defenders in the Neighborhood

It opened a Harlem office that became the headquarters for a public defender service based in a neighborhood rather than a courthouse . It sought to acquire cases early enough to Brought up for arraignment , Duncan met his court ...

Author: David C. Anderson


ISBN: PURD:32754067539514

Category: Defense (Criminal procedure)

Page: 11

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A Crime in the Neighborhood

'A boy got killed in our neighborhood,' I said. Everyone turned to look at me. 'He got killed behind the mall. People thought Mr Green did it. Mr Green was our neighbor,' I told my father. Once I'd opened my mouth, I couldn't close it ...

Author: Suzanne Berne

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780241003886

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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In the long hot summer of 1972, three events shattered the serenity of ten year old Marsha's life: her father ran away with her mother's sister Ada; Boyd Ellison, a young boy, was molested and murdered; and Watergate made the headlines. Living in a world no longer safe or familiar, Marsha turns increasingly to 'the book of evidence' in which she records the doings of the neighbors, especially of shy Mr Green next door. But as Marsha's confusion and her murder hunt accelerate, her 'facts' spread the damage cruelly and catastrophically throughout the neighborhood.

The Neighborhood in the Internet

The design rationale for the ''discussing online a local issue with a neighbor'' scenario in Box 2.2 included two downsides – namely, that such discussions can make conflicts more public and perhaps more polarizing, and that they can ...

Author: John M. Carroll

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317571520

Category: Computers

Page: 256

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Today, "community" seems to be everywhere. At home, at work, and online, the vague but comforting idea of the community pervades every area of life. But have we lost the ability truly to understand what it means? The Neighborhood in the Internet investigates social and civic effects of community networks on local community, and how community network designs are appropriated and extended by community members. Carroll uses his conceptual model of "community" to re-examine the Blacksburg Electronic Village – the first Web-based community network – applying it to attempts to sustain and enrich contemporary communities through information technology. The book provides an analysis of the role of community in contemporary paradigms for work and other activity mediated by the Internet. It brings to the fore a series of design experiments investigating new approaches to community networking and addresses the future trajectory and importance of community networks. This book will be of interest to students of sociology, community psychology, human-computer interaction, information science, and computer-supported collaborative work.