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Where We Want To Live

Author : Ryan Gravel
ISBN : 9781466890534
Genre : Architecture
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**Winner, Phillip D. Reed Award for Outstanding Writing on the Southern Environment** **A Planetizen Top Planning Book for 2017** After decades of sprawl, many American city and suburban residents struggle with issues related to traffic (and its accompanying challenges for our health and productivity), divided neighborhoods, and a non-walkable life. Urban designer Ryan Gravel makes a case for how we can change this. Cities have the capacity to create a healthier, more satisfying way of life by remodeling and augmenting their infrastructure in ways that connect neighborhoods and communities. Gravel came up with a way to do just that in his hometown with the Atlanta Beltline project. It connects 40 diverse Atlanta neighborhoods to city schools, shopping districts, and public parks, and has already seen a huge payoff in real estate development and local business revenue. Similar projects are in the works around the country, from the Los Angeles River Revitalization and the Buffalo Bayou in Houston to the Midtown Greenway in Minneapolis and the Underline in Miami. In Where We Want to Live, Gravel presents an exciting blueprint for revitalizing cities to make them places where we truly want to live.

We Want To Live

Author : Aajonus Vonderplanitz
ISBN : 1889356778
Genre : Self-Help
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We Just Want To Live Here

Author : Amal Rifa'i
ISBN : 9781429979764
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Palestinian Amal Rifa'i and Israeli Odelia Ainbinder are two teenage girls who live in the same city, yet worlds apart. They met on a student exchange program to Switzerland. Weeks after they returned, the latest, violent Intifada broke out in the fall of 2000. But two years later, Middle East correspondent Sylke Tempel encouraged Amal and Odelia to develop their friendship by facilitating an exchange of their deepest feelings through letters. In their letters, Amal and Odelia discuss the Intifada, their families, traditions, suicide bombers, and military service. They write frankly of their anger, frustrations, and fear, but also of their hopes and dreams for a brighter future. Together, Amal and Odelia give us a renewed sense of hope for peace in the Middle East, in We Just Want To Live Here.

The Country We Want To Live In

Author : Nonhlanhla Mkhize
ISBN : 0796923418
Genre : History
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"The country we want to live in: Hate crimes and homophobia in the lives of black lesbian South Africans offers a refreshing perspective on violence perpetrated against black lesbians. Based on a Roundtable seminar, held during the 2006 16 Days of Activism for no Violence against Women and Children, the text engages the heteronormative focus of the campaign, profiles aspects of the dynamic conversations, and builds strong arguments about violence against lesbians. It also profiles the voices of women who are central to the activism around hate crimes and homophobia. In capturing key aspects of the lively discussion of 2006, an update of subsequent events that have bearing on the original seminar is provided, concluding with recommendations that have relevance for research, policy and practice. The country we want to live in makes an impassioned plea about citizenship, belonging and social justice, confirming that silence about these issues is not an option"--Cover.

Where We Live

Author : Nancy LeaMond
ISBN : 9781683308829
Genre : Political Science
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"Whatever our age, we all want the same things: safe, affordable housing and transportation options; good health for ourselves, our loved ones and our environment; opportunities to learn, support our families and enjoy our lives; a connection with our neighbors and a government that is responsive to our needs." -author Nancy LeaMond, from the Introduction to Where We Live: Communities for All Ages: 100+ Inspiring Ideas from America's Community Leaders. The AARP bookazine series Where We Live: Communities for All Ages highlights inspiring ideas and solutions from America's local leaders to improve their communities, respond to pressing issues, and build partnerships. The series' first installment, published in 2016, featured 100+ Inspiring Ideas from America's Mayors. The second title in the series "takes a broader look at what's happening on the ground, recognizing that good ideas and the energy to push them forward can come from any number of sources," writes LeaMond. "By shining a spotlight on a range of solutions-and digging deeper into how ideas are being turned into action-our aim is to make it a little easier to trigger change at the local level." The publication, which is aligned with an AARP initiative to help communities become more livable for people of all ages, shares examples from all 50 states within seven subject-based chapters: Housing Transit, Streets and Sidewalks Public Places and Outdoor Spaces Health and Wellness Community Engagement Work, Volunteerism and Opportunity Arts, Entertainment and Fun

How Should We Live?

Author : John Kekes
ISBN : 9780226155654
Genre : Philosophy
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As the title suggests, John Kekes examines two different ethical approaches to the question How should we live? One approach gives a person an ideal theory, or an overriding concern that should guide how everyone, always, everywhere should make ethical decisions. The other promotes instilling virtues in people that will give each person the practical reasoning skills to assess the situation they face and choose ethically. Kekes argues that the ideal theory approach is misguided because it ignores the context of ethical dilemmas and the multiple ethical demands placed upon us by our various roles in life. Looking at popular ideal theories by prominent, modern philosophers Donald Davidson, Thomas Nagel, Christine Korsgaard, Harry Frankfurt, Charles Taylor, Alasdair MacIntyre, and Bernard Williams, Kekes shows how each of these theories is inadequate for navigating our daily lives. To demonstrate the flaws of ideal theories Kekes examines real lives, which are lives as they are, not as they should be, and demonstrates how ideal theories give the wrong answers to conflicts within ourselves between our various responsibilities; ways of using our limited time, energy, and money; balancing long-term and short-term satisfactions; controlling our temper; doing too much or not enough; dealing with people we dislike; and so on. Advocating instead for a virtue-based approach to our conflicts, Kekes offers an accessible, engaging book that speaks to the root of ethical inquiry and offers a practical approach to a good life."

Creating The Life You Want To Live

Author : Florence Bienenfeld, Ph.D., M.F.T.
ISBN : 9781496941596
Genre : Self-Help
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By working as a therapist, with families for over thirty years, Florence Bienenfeld, Ph.D, MFT, has put together a truly kind, loving, personal guidebook to improve one’s life and relationships. Creating the Life You Want to Live gathers decades of cutting edge therapeutic skills, Bienenfeld developed with thousands of patients, and presents them to you as a ‘game changing’ opportunity. Through anecdotal case studies, contextual principles and mind/body healing exercises and practices, you learn to change your life by identifying and resolving debilitating issues that keep you from thriving – so that you can create the life you want to live. “The suggestions I make throughout my book are intended to support you in achieving your goals. By the time you have finished reading, absorbing, and utilizing all vital skills, the goals you seek can become a reality.” —from Creating the Life You Want to Live.

We Want Land To Live

Author : Amy Trauger
ISBN : 9780820350264
Genre : Social Science
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We Want Land to Live explores the current boundaries of radical approaches to food sovereignty. First coined by La Via Campesina (a global movement whose name means “the peasant’s way”), food sovereignty is a concept that expresses the universal right to food. Amy Trauger uses research combining ethnography, participant observation, field notes, and interviews to help us understand the material and definitional struggles surrounding the decommodification of food and the transfor­mation of the global food system’s political-economic foundations. Trauger’s work is the first of its kind to analytically and coherently link a dialogue on food sovereignty with case studies illustrating the spatial and territorial strate­gies by which the movement fosters its life in the margins of the corporate food regime. She discusses community gardeners in Portugal; small-scale, independent farmers in Maine; Native American wild rice gatherers in Minnesota; seed library supporters in Pennsylvania; and permaculturists in Georgia. The problem in the food system, as the activists profiled here see it, is not markets or the role of governance but that the right to food is conditioned by what the state and corporations deem to be safe, legal, and profitable—and not by what eaters think is right in terms of their health, the environment, or their communities. Useful for classes on food studies and active food movements alike, We Want Land to Live makes food sovereignty issues real as it illustrates a range of methodological alternatives that are consistent with its discourse: direct action (rather than charity, market creation, or policy changes), civil disobedience (rather than compliance with discriminatory laws), and mutual aid (rather than reliance on top-down aid).

I Want To Live Again

Author : Queen Hadassah
ISBN : 9781499094930
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This book is about a woman’s struggle to make it in America after immigrating from Guyana in South America. It deals with issues which she had to overcome to survive in Brooklyn,New York. The stories are all true but names have been changed to protect the identities of relatives and close friends. The events take place in urban settings and they are not typical of all immigrants. The book shows that anyone can overcome adversity if he or she is determined to work hard and remain focused on personal goals. Queen Hadassah

I Want To Live

Author : Lurlene McDaniel
ISBN : 9781467727891
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Fourteen-year-old Dawn Rochelle has had a busy year. She's been to summer camp and she's helped her brother make plans for his wedding. And Dawn has been in remission from the leukemia that threatened her life. Now she's sick again and waiting to hear the news. Has the cancer come back? Will she live to celebrate her fifteenth birthday?

How Should We Live? An Introduction To Ethics

Author : Louis P. Pojman
ISBN : 9781133416456
Genre : Education
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Louis Pojman's new HOW SHOULD WE LIVE? is a concise and engaging text that offers a provocative discussion of the central questions and theories in moral philosophy. Crafted by one of contemporary philosophy's most gifted teachers, it begins with a poignant meditation on Golding's LORD OF THE FLIES, a starting point for an eye-opening examination of central metaethical concepts such as relativism, objectivism, egoism, and whether or not religion is a necessity for morality. From there Pojman presents with even-handed consideration and in a readily accessible style the three most seminal ethical theories: utilitarianism, deontology, and virtue-based ethics. The book's discussion culminates with a very timely exploration of the grounds for human rights in today's increasingly global society. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Housing Boom And Bust

Author : Peter King
ISBN : 9781135173203
Genre : Business & Economics
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Outlining how the current crisis in housing markets has arisen, this sharp analysis considers the considers the causes of house price bubbles and the reason for the collapse in markets worldwide. It explains the ways in which future booms and busts can be mitigated and how the lessons of this latest housing bubble will be – finally - learnt.

Making People Friendly Towns

Author : Francis Tibbalds
ISBN : 9781134558636
Genre : Architecture
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Making People-Friendly Towns explores the way our towns and cities, particularly their central areas, look and feel to all their users and discusses their design, maintenance and management. Francis Tibbalds provides a new philosophical approach to the problem, suggesting that places as a whole matter much more than the individual components that make up the urban environment such as buildings, roads and parks. This informative book suggests the way forward for professionals, decision-makers and all those who care about the future of our urban environment and points the reader in the direction of a wealth of living examples of successful town planning.

Live Learn Love

Author : Dr Kogi Naidoo
ISBN : 1452506868
Genre : Self-Help
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Do you value who you are? Do you have a fulfilled life, loving relationships and a great career? Are you frustrated, disillusioned, or tired of being exploited? How committed are you to you? Invest in yourself and discover how your priceless gifts and talents can change the world. You can have it all! Dr Kogi Naidoo is a devoted mother, wife, and author who has inspired thousands to live their greatest lives. In Live, Learn, Love! Kogi shares the best of her experiences with you. You’ll learn how her Tapping Talents techniques will motivate those in your life as well. By putting this simple three-step guide to work for your life, relationships, and career, you’ll find ways to ignite your spirit and bring out your inner power, living your life on purpose, and leave your legacy. Never doubt that you can inspire everyone in your life! Dr Kogi Naidoo invites you to laugh with her, cry with her, and grow with her. Her stories are amusing, entertaining, and emboldening. They reveal that we are all courageous, authentic, risky, energised, resilient, and successful – some of us just haven’t taken hold of these qualities yet! Time is precious. So what will you do to make every moment count? Live your life on purpose and make a difference!

The Children S Guide Q A For The Christian Faith

Author : Saloma Smith
ISBN : 9780557021673
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The Knife And Gun Club

Author : Eugene Richards
ISBN : 0871136236
Genre : Medical
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Award-winning photographer Eugene Richards was asked by a magazine to report on what happens inside a typical emergency room. Once inside, he took photograps, talked with doctors and nurses and made friends with paramedics. He discovered a world he never knew existed. The Knife And Gun Club is the fascinating account of his exploration of emergency room medicine. Serial in LIFE magazine.

The Possibility Of Politics

Author : Stein Ringen
ISBN : 141283161X
Genre : Political Science
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The Possibility of Politics explores the power of political reform, specifically reform of the modern welfare state. Can reform be effective if limited to cautious and piecemeal interventions that avoid radicalism and revolution? Can it also avoid unwanted consequences? Will the welfare state survive in the future? Stein Ringen views the welfare state as a large-scale experiment in political reform. To ask if the welfare state works is to ask if political reform is possible at all. By its nature, the welfare state is reform on a grand scale, for it attempts to change the circumstances individuals and families live under without changing and disrupting society itself. But is it realistic to believe a population can get together, set goals and then try to meet these goals through collective actions, specifically public policies, without causing unintended consequences and destroying the state in the process? The welfare state attempts, idealistically, to redistribute welfare without reshaping the economic processes that cause inequities in the first place. Ringen considers how well redistribution has met the test in terms of political legitimacy, its intended effects on poverty and inequality, as well as its undesired and unintended effects on economic efficiency and the quality of private life. Ultimately, does the welfare state work? Further, is the welfare state a good thing? In considering these questions, The Possibility of Politics should be of particular value to academics and advanced students interested in political theory, public economics, social administration, and political sociology. Stein Ringen is professor of sociology and social policy at Oxford University and a Fellow of Green College. He teaches social and political theory and research methodology for graduates in social policy, sociology, politics, economic and social history and other subjects.

Scarred By Struggle Transformed By Hope

Author : Joan Chittister
ISBN : 0802829740
Genre : Religion
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Building on the biblical story of Jacob wrestling with God and on the story of her own battle with life-changing disappointment, Sister Joan Chittister deftly explores the landscape of suffering and hope. (Practical Life)

A Tale Of Kooshla And Saboo

Author : Angelique La Fon-Cox
ISBN : 9781434386076
Genre : Family & Relationships
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It is the Fourth of July in Bearwood USA and the Huggabear Family has a wonderful day planned to celebrate! Join the Huggabears for a patriotic picnic, beautiful decorations, fun family games and of course the grand fireworks display of Bearford Falls over Mount Bearford! Discover the important lessons that Kooshla and Saboo learn about their country, their flag, the brave Veterans of their nation and the blessing of freedom. God bless the U.S.A.!

The Sermon On The Mount

Author : James L. Mayfield
ISBN : 9781630875923
Genre : Religion
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The goal of this book is for readers to experience a personal encounter with the wisdom of Jesus found in Matthew 5-7. The Sermon on the Mount has grown out of pastor James Mayfield's study and struggles across the years as person, marriage partner, parent, pastor, teacher, and writer. The primary guides for this book have been John Chrysostom, Augustine of Hippo, Martin Luther, John Calvin, John Wesley, and Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Because there are forty chapters, the book is well suited for Lent, but it is not limited to that season.

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