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International Handbook of City Recovery
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This original book builds on the author’s research in Phoenix cities to present a vivid story of Europe’s post-industrial cities pre- and post- financial crisis. Using varied case studies the book explores how policy responses to the economic crisis have played out in different European cities, with their contrasting conditions, history and performance generating contrasting reactions. The book compares changes between Northern and Southern European countries, bigger and smaller cities, over the past ten years. Across the continent social cohesion, community investment and social enterprise have gained momentum as Europe’s crowded, resource-constrained cities face up to environmental and social limits faster than other less densely urban countries, such as the US. The author presents a compelling framework to show that Europe’s cities are creating a new industrial economy to combat environmental and social unravelling.

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and internationally, which, as Daniel Bell notes, is not the same as soft or cultural power because it is a type of political leadership that underpins national power and international stability. 37 While a rosy theoretical vision is unfolded, critics in this book generally question whether it will be realized empirically. Although contributors in this volume commonly agree on the significance of morality in interstate leadership, they differ in terms of what constitutes morality, how to assess it, and to what extent it matters in relation to environmental

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- ticularly in implementation analysis where the critical role of political authority and governing assumptions still have major, and in many cases, primary roles to play in the explanation of policy outcome. Furthermore, concepts developed with reference to a concern for coping within the limits of given organisational form and environmental constraint, reinforce a conservative stance on the critical issues of the day. Douglas E. Ashford, The Structural Comparison of Social Policy and Inter- governmental Politics To improve the empirical value of theories of the welfare

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• Organizational impacts • EBP requirements Capacity Acceptability • Financial – reimbursement • Organizational • Lack of staff • Leadership • Environmental constraints • Lack of technical support • Staff buy-in • Client fit and buy-in • Organizational fit and buy-in 123 barrier, followed by limited capacity (55.9%) and lack of acceptability (52.9%). With respect to facilitators, the highest percentage (82.3%) of participants identified available capacity, followed by acceptability (41.2%) and benefits or limited costs (24.0%). Costs and benefits of adoption Analysis of

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users) are responsible for developing ‘Maternity Transformation Plans’ in response to several key themes identified through the review. Dawn also mentions environmental constraints in her chapter. This relates to the local strategic objective of promoting breastfeeding as the cultural norm. This is difficult to penetrate at a local level. The main focus has been increasing the number of venues signed up to the Breastfeeding Welcome scheme. A range of council (local government) run and commissioned venues have signed up, and opportunities are also taken

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, without a stable base to care for their children; others lived in persistent poverty, without opportunities to engage in paid employment, and were adversely affected by the current climate of austerity and welfare reform. Where young men face a combination of relational, socioeconomic and environmental constraints, these can be overwhelming in their struggle to gain a foothold as a parent. Most young fathers will need some level of professional support. However, those living with material disadvantages and/or a lack of family support, may have extensive needs

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through a governmental or social welfare programme. Notably, respondents viewed formal and informal support as concomitant, mentioning the necessity of “a caregiver there when persons have to work, and immediate family to help out when they have to socialise” (71-year-old female not living with an older person with a disability). Constraints refer to environmental constraints, support resources and finances. For environmental constraints, respondents mentioned that their lodging is unsuitable for OAWD. For example, one respondent highlighted: “My property is located

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The idea and the practice of sustainable development have a history that derives from environmental constraints and political struggles among competing interests. Over the last half century, experts have become louder in their warnings about the environmental consequences of economic growth and modernity, such as toxic pollution, unsustainable depletion of natural resources, destruction of habitats and extinction of species and, most recently, global climate change. The environmental 238 Environmental policy and sustainable development in China footprint of

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opportunity for human civilization to live within the environmental constraints of the planet. As stated in Raskin et al: The vision of a better life can turn to non-material dimensions of fulfilment – the quality of life, the quality of human solidarity and the quality of the earth. With the Keynes (1972), we can dream of a time when ‘we shall once more value ends above means and prefer the good to the useful’. The concept of eco-communalism arises from views associated with the reaction to the industrial world by the 19th century utopians and the Small is Beautiful

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. All of Europe’s cities were not long ago producers of goods. Today, most of those goods come from afar and too many hands, machines and spaces are idle. This international handbook draws together ten years of ground- level research into the causes and consequences of Europe’s biggest urban challenge – the loss of industry, jobs and productive capacity. The handbook explores the potential of former industrial cities to offer a new and more sustainable future for a crowded continent under severe environmental constraints and extreme, economic and social

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