Complex Communities

Introduction: the persistence of community -- Communal complexity on the margins -- Measuring social complexity in the early iron age -- Producing community -- Managing community -- Conclusion: the complex community.


Author: Benjamin W. Porter

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 9780816530328

Category: Social Science

Page: 203

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Introduction: the persistence of community -- Communal complexity on the margins -- Measuring social complexity in the early iron age -- Producing community -- Managing community -- Conclusion: the complex community.

Impact of Water Level Changes on Woody Riparian and Wetland Communities

This fact is particularly important in an examination of wetland and riparian sites,
as these areas and ecotonal zones forming the transition to wet sites tend to
support the highest species diversity, most complex community structure and, ...


Author: Robert O. Teskey


ISBN: MINN:31951D01856389L

Category: Floodplain ecology


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Northwest Forest Plan the First 10 Years 1994 2003 Rural communities and economies

businesses and jobs in resource - dependent communities . The Jobs - in - the -
Woods and RCA program managers have developed expertise within the
agencies to coordinate and integrate complex community and agency needs and
old ...




ISBN: MINN:31951D02977046J

Category: Forest policy


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The socioeconomic monitoring report addresses two evaluation questions posed in the Northwest Forest Plan (the Plan) Record of Decision and assesses progress in meeting five Plan socioeconomic goals. Volume I of the report contains key findings. Volume II addresses the question, Are predictable levels of timber and nontimber resources available and being produced? It also evaluates progress in meeting the goal of producing a predictable level of timber sales, special forest products, livestock grazing, minerals, and recreation opportunities. The focus of volume III is the evaluation question, Are local communities and economies experiencing positive or negative changes that may be associated with federal forest management? Two Plan goals are also assessed in volume III: (1) to maintain the stability of local and regional economies on a predictable, long-term basis and, (2) to assist with long-term economic development and diversification to minimize adverse impacts associated with the loss of timber jobs. Progress in meeting another Plan goal--to promote agency-citizen collaboration in forest management--is evaluated in volume IV. Volume V reports on trends in public values regarding forest management in the Pacific Northwest over the past decade, community views of how well the forest values and environmental qualities associated with late-successional, old-growth, and aquatic ecosystems have been protected under the Plan (a fifth Plan goal), and issues and concerns relating to forest management under the Plan expressed by community members. Volume VI provides a history of the Northwest Forest Plan socioeconomic monitoring program and a discussion of potential directions for the program.

Farmers in a Changing World

In complex communities this control is distributed among a great variety of people
. Some of them may be politicians , factory owners , administrators , teachers ,
professors , soldiers , ministers , and church officials . In complex societies , the ...


Author: United States. Department of Agriculture


ISBN: IND:30000050364508

Category: Agriculture

Page: 1215

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Monitoring the Vegetation Resources in Riparian Areas

Vegetation Cross - Section Composition Each riparian complex is usually
composed of a mix of stands of six to 12 community types . This procedure is
designed to quantify the percent of each community type in a particular complex .


Author: Alma H. Winward


ISBN: MINN:31951D030000467

Category: Government publications

Page: 49

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Iconic Planned Communities and the Challenge of Change

The planned commercial Town Center and Lyceum, devoted mainly to
educational programs as envisioned in the initial Plan, speak to the Davises'
ambition for a year-round, complexcommunity.” Seaside's Town Center was
intended to ...


Author: Mary Corbin Sies

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812251142

Category: Architecture

Page: 544

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In the history of planning, the design of an entire community prior to its construction is among the oldest traditions. Iconic Planned Communities and the Challenge of Change explores the twenty-first-century fortunes of planned communities around the world. Drawing on interdisciplinary perspectives, the editors and contributors examine what happened to planned communities after their glory days had passed and they became vulnerable to pressures of growth, change, and even decline. Beginning with Robert Owen's industrial village in Scotland and concluding with Robert Davis's neotraditional resort haven in Florida, this book documents the effort to translate optimal design into sustaining a common life that works for changing circumstances and new generations of residents. Basing their approach on historical research and practical, on-the-ground considerations, the essayists argue that preservation efforts succeed best when they build upon foundational planning principles, address landscape, architecture, and social engineering together, and respect the spirit of place. Presenting twenty-three case studies located in six continents, each contributor considers how to preserve the spirit of the community and its key design elements, and the ways in which those elements can be adapted to contemporary circumstances and changing demographics. Iconic Planned Communities and the Challenge of Change espouses strategies to achieve critical resilience and emphasizes the vital connection between heritage preservation, equitable sharing of the benefits of living in these carefully designed places, and sustainable development. Communities: Bat'ovany-Partizánske, Cité Frugès, Colonel Light Gardens, Den-en Chôfu, Garbatella, Greenbelt, Hampstead Garden Suburb, Jardim América, Letchworth Garden City, Menteng, New Lanark, Pacaembú, Radburn, Riverside, Römerstadt, Sabaudia, Seaside, Soweto, Sunnyside Gardens, Tapiola, The Uplands, Welwyn Garden City, Wythenshawe. Contributors: Arnold R. Alanen, Carlos Roberto Monteiro de Andrade, Sandra Annunziata, Robert Freestone, Christine Garnaut, Isabelle Gournay, Michael Hebbert, Susan R. Henderson, James Hopkins, Steven W. Hurtt, Alena Kubova-Gauché, Jean-François Lejeune, Maria Cristina a Silva Leme, Larry McCann, Mervyn Miller, John Minnery, Angel David Nieves, John J. Pittari, Jr., Gilles Ragot, David Schuyler, Mary Corbin Sies, Christopher Silver, André Sorensen, R. Bruce Stephenson, Shun-ichi J. Watanabe.

Limnology in Australia

A comparison of cladoceran communities from South Australian reservoirs ( m =
3 ) and Australian athalassic lakes ( m = 1 ) ( Fig . 2 ) shows more complex
communities in South Australian localities , most having three to five species .


Author: P. de Deckker

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9061935784

Category: Science

Page: 688

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Australia is the world's driest inhabited continent. Water is our limiting resource. It might therefore be thought that our water resources would be the subject of the most intensive study. Certain aspects, it must be conceded, have received much attention, notably the availability of water in terms of actual quantity. The size of the surface water and the groundwater resource is well understood and indeed receives about as much study as can reasonably be expected in a country with as sparse a population and level of scientific manpower as ours. Although the importance of understanding the water resource in terms of quantity is widely accepted, what has not been generally appreciated is that for this resource to be 'available' to human society for all the different uses to which it is put, it is not sufficient that there exists within easy reach of the end users a certain total volume of water. For that water to fulfil its functions-for agriculture, industry, the home, recreation, biological conservation-it must be in a certain state: it must conform to certain chemical, physical and biological criteria, and what has not been sufficiently appreciated in Australian society is that the condition a water is in depends very much on the ecology of the waterbody in which it resides. There are waterbodies in the world, for example high-altitude glacial lakes, which are naturally so pristine that their water could be used for any purpose without treatment.

A Review of the Dan Harrison Community Complex

Concerns about a deteriorating quality of life at the project led the Cityhome Board to authorize a comprehensive review of the development. This document contains the review findings.


Author: Cityhome


ISBN: OCLC:63091896

Category: Community development, Urban

Page: 47

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Kinetics Characterization of Cometabolizing Communities and Adaptation to Nongrowth Substrate

cultures compared to complex communities and in batch reactors compared to
continuous reactors . In sequencing batch reactors ( SBRs ) , for example , the
microbial community is exposed to a range of growth and nongrowth substrate ...


Author: Wang-kuan Chang


ISBN: MSU:31293010506412

Category: Biotransformation (Metabolism)

Page: 348

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Human Behavior Communities Organizations and Groups in the Macro Social Environment

However , major resources flow into communities from larger city , state , and
national macro systems . Communities depend on these resources . Bureaucratic
structures are complicated and regulations for funding distribution complex .


Author: Karen Kay Kirst-Ashman

Publisher: Thomson Brooks/Cole

ISBN: UOM:39015056786133

Category: Psychology

Page: 283

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This comprehensive book, loaded with case studies, offers a solid foundation for assessment of human behavior in macro settings. Kirst-Ashman offers the reader practical and concrete ways of thinking about how macro systems (or task groups, communities and organizations) affect human behavior, and how these influences have implications for macro social work practice. The theme of empowerment, or building on the strengths of communities, organizations, and groups to promote change, lies at the heart of the profession's goals and central philosophies.

Microbial Interactions and Communities

The range of microcosm designs is large and includes simple closed ( batch )
systems of the sort used by Gause , and complex instrumented chambers and
channels that comprise an array of trophic levels and spatial heterogeneities .


Author: Alan T. Bull


ISBN: UCSD:31822006530299

Category: Biotic communities


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Nutrition Education Nutrition Delivery Systems and the Management Function

Today , very few elementary communities exist . Over a period of seventy years ,
there has been a gradual transition from simple to strangely different and
complex communities . Table 10 illustrates the characteristics of a simple
community ...


Author: Sara J. Clemen


ISBN: WISC:89031159239

Category: School children

Page: 338

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Official Journal of the European Communities

CHEYSSON in building this Community , namely that we never hold a political
debate any more ; all we do is deal piecemeal ... So it is gratifying that alongside
the Delors report , which envisages a complex Community auVAN DER WAAL (
iii ) ...




ISBN: WISC:89042889998



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Alliances Latent War Communities in the Contemporary World

Alliances have been a part of international relations since the earliest recorded
political and military relationships between complex communities . They remain
important in the contemporary world , but two major characteristics are clearly
new ...


Author: Francis A. Beer


ISBN: UOM:39015005192821

Category: Alliances

Page: 384

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The Open Court

But such statements predicated upon superficial comparison of simple and
complex communities are of little value . If we would form an idea of the
difference in the moral character of the savage and the civilized man , we must
imagine the ...


Author: Paul Carus


ISBN: NYPL:33433104805175

Category: Religion


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Complex Interactions in Lake Communities

In its Ecology Program, one mode of initiating research is to en courage the development of new ideas through advisory workshops. The NSF is specifically directed to strengthen our nation's research potential.


Author: Stephen R. Carpenter

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461238386

Category: Science

Page: 283

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In its statutory authority (National Science Foundation Act of 1950, as amended), the NSF is directed to both initiate and support basic scientific research. In its Ecology Program, one mode of initiating research is to en courage the development of new ideas through advisory workshops. The NSF is specifically directed to strengthen our nation's research potential. In addition, stimulating new approaches to research will continue to be prominent in the coming years as federal attention is given to increasing the innovativeness and competitiveness of the U. S. in science and engineering. A decision to initiate a workshop does not arise de novo in the Ecology Program. Rather, it emerges from panel discussions, conversations with in vestigators at meetings or on the phone, and from discussions between pro gram officers in the Division of Biotic Systems and Resources. This workshop was developed to provide advice to the NSF and the lim nological community. Some NSF perceptions on future funding for ecolog ical research on lake communities are presented here. Researchers often mentioned a paucity of innovative lake ecology at the community level. This perception was accompanied by a certain frustration since lakes probably have the best empirical data base of any natural environment and should continue to lead in the development of ecological concepts. Members of NSF advisory panels sometimes expressed similar concerns during consid eration of proposals for lake research.

Proceedings of the Ghana Academy of Sciences

A community is a group of individual persons living together in an area . The
existence of a community , therefore , is a very complex matter . The picture
becomes infinitely more complex when one considers the many - sided nature of
the life ...


Author: Ghana Academy of Sciences


ISBN: STANFORD:36105014853795



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The Convergence of U S National Security and the Global Environment

Forests are especially rich in species because they are structurally complex .
Communities dominated by structurally complex plants support more species of
animals than communities dominated by structurally simple plants . Why this is so
is ...


Author: Dick Clark


ISBN: IND:30000055842482

Category: Environmental policy

Page: 80

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