Description : people places Second Edition Design Guidelines for Urban Open Space edited by Clare Cooper Marcus and Carolyn Francis A resurgence in the use of public space continues throughout North America and many other parts of the world. Neighborhoods have become more outspoken in their demands for appropriate park designs; corporations have witnessed the value of providing outdoor spaces for employee lunch-hour use; the rising demand for child care has prompted increased awareness of the importance of developmentally appropriate play and learning environments; and increased attention is being focused on the specific outdoor space needs for the elderly, college students, and hospital patients and staff. Now available in an updated, expanded second edition, People Places is a fully illustrated, award-winning book that offers research-based guidelines and recommendations for creating more usable and enjoyable public open spaces of all kinds. People Places analyzes and summarizes existing research on how urban open spaces are actually used, offering design professionals and students alike an easily understood, easily applied guide to creating people-friendly places. Seven types of urban open space are discussed: urban plazas, neighborhood parks, miniparks and vest-pocket parks, campus outdoor spaces, outdoor spaces in housing for the elderly, child-care outdoor spaces, and hospital outdoor spaces. People Places contains a chapter-by-chapter review of the literature, illustrative case studies, and design guidelines specific to each type of space. People Places has a number of features that can be easily incorporated into the design process: * Clear, readable translations of existing research on people's use of outdoor spaces. * Performance-based design recommendations that specify key relationships between design and use. * Design review checklists that help readers plan and critique designs. * A clearly organized, concise format equally useful to the design practitioner and the design student. The newly revised edition of People Places also includes: * Discussion of accessibility issues, including ADA regulations and the concept of universal design; and of design responses aimed at crime reduction. * Procedures for conducting post-occupancy evaluations of designed outdoor spaces. * Updated and new information on each type of outdoor space, with special attention to hospitals, child care facilities, and campus outdoor spaces where specific advances have occurred since 1990. * A completely new color-photo section and 50 new black and white illustrations. Winner of the Merit Award in Communication from the American Society of Landscape Architects, People Places is an essential working tool for landscape architects and architects, city planners, urban designers, neighborhood groups, and anyone else concerned with the quality of urban open space.
Description : In every workplace there are problem people causing people problems: authoritarians, boasters and coasters, manipulators, martyrs and meddlers. In this text, leading occupational psychologist Peter Honey gives help with the commonest types of office menace. Always start by looking at yourself - you may be making a fuss about nothing, mis-labelling someone a worrier rather than conscientious and caring, or accidentally triggering and rewarding other people's bad behaviour. Once you realize what you are contributing to the problem, it becomes far easier to persuade or encourage the person to change.
Description : Featuring in-depth case studies this is a book which is intended for GCSE Geography. It provides enquiries and decision-making exercises with particular emphasis on topical issues throughout the UK, Europe and the world.
Description : This resource aims to answer all the commonly asked questions about disabled participants in sport and how to set up a coaching session to suit their needs. It gives advice on how to plan a session or make minor adjustments to the way you work to make coaching more effective. You do not necessarily need special training to work with disabled people in sport. What you do need is sport-specific knowledge and skills, coupled with the confidence and understanding to make any appropriate adjustments to the ways in which you already work in your own sport. This book will provide all the basic knowledge you need to develop this confidence and become a good coach for every kind of participant. Endorsed by the English Federation of Disability Sport Regular 'practical tips' allow you to easily apply your knowledge in coaching sessions References throughout the text point you in the right direction for further reading Great stand-alone resource, but can be used in conjunction with the other books in the sports coach UK 'Coaching Essentials' range to provide a comprehensive introduction to coaching. Suitable for anyone who leads or delivers sports programmes, eg coaches, leaders, teachers, instructors, development officers, officials, administrators, volunteers, parents/carers AND those with responsibility for the organisation of sport, eg national governing bodies, local authorities, centre managers, sports clubs. Forms part of the 'Coaching Essentials' series, which contains the titles: What is Sports Coaching, How to Coach Sports Safely, How to Coach Sports Effectively, How to Coach Children in Sport, How to Coach Disabled People in Sport, How the Body Works in Sport.
Description : Interest in quality of life has increased considerably over recent years and is now making considerable impact amongst all practitioners concerned with people with disabilities. This book looks critically at the concepts, assessment and practice as they relate to quality of life issues in many fields of disability. The issues for professional training and practice are evaluated and the benefits of involvement in creative activities are examined. Vocational, social and leisure implications for quality of life considerations are also explored in a number of chapters. Case studies and examples are used throughout the book to make this edition accessible and of real practical use to all those working with people with disabilities.
Description : An anthropologist describes life among the Eveny people of Siberia, detailing their nomadic way of life in one of the most inhospitable places on Earth, their close relationship with the reindeer who share their environment, and their successful survival despite their harsh living conditions and Soviet efforts at control. Reprint.
Description : Describes the culture of the Tlingit Indians and gathers traditional stories about creation, witches, spirit helpers, and courage
Description : Policymaking is of its very nature a people-centered business-a good reason why highly effective policy analysts display not only superb technical expertise but excellent people skills as well. Those "people skills" include the ability to manage professional relationships, to learn from others about policy issues, to give presentations, to work in teams, to resolve conflict, to write for multiple audiences, and to engage in professional networking. Training programs for policy analysts often focus on technical skills. By working to enhance their people skills, policy analysts can increase their ability to produce technical work that changes minds. Fortunately, this unique book fills the gaps in such programs by covering the "people side" of policy analysis. Beyond explaining why people skills matter, this book provides practical, easy-to-follow advice on how policy analysts can develop and use their people skills. Each chapter provides a Skill Building Checklist, discussion ideas, and suggestions for further reading. People Skills is essential reading for anyone engaged in public policymaking and public affairs as well as all policy analysts. Completely changing how we think about what it means to be an effective policy analyst, People Skills for Policy Analysts provides straightforward advice for students of policy analysis and public management as well as practitioners just starting their professional lives.