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Managing Financial Risks in Urban Environments

Samuel Randalls

in Managing Financial Risks: From Global to Local

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199557431
eISBN:
9780191721687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557431.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

Financial risks relating to the environment are frequently concentrated in cities, both in the source of risks and in the management of those risks. Urban areas are prone to a number of environmental ... More


Ethnomusicological Research in an Urban Setting

Jonathan P. J. Stock

in Huju: Traditional Opera in Modern Shanghai

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262733
eISBN:
9780191734502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262733.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter argues that ethnomusicology is unevenly theorized. Despite the amount of research now carried out on large-scale, mass-mediated, transnational, and professional traditions, ... More


Religious Belief and Popular Culture in Southwark c.1880–1939

S. C. Williams

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207696
eISBN:
9780191677786
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207696.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Religion

This book challenges the domination of the institutional church as the overriding concern of 19th-century religious history by taking as its starting point the nature and expression of religious ... More


 The Religious and Cultural Meaning of The Green Pastures

Curtis J. Evans

in The Burden of Black Religion

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195328189
eISBN:
9780199870028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328189.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the content of and responses to Marc Connelly's long‐running Broadway drama, Green Pastures. The chapter examines why the play was so popular and how this most popular image of ... More


INTRODUCTION: Political Mobilization in the Urban Landscape

Benjamin L. Carp

in Rebels Rising: Cities and the American Revolution

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195304022
eISBN:
9780199788606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304022.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This book begins by describing the eighteenth‐century American city and its cultural landscape. The introduction discusses the social, economic, political, cultural, and military importance of the ... More


A Foundation for Community Capacity-Enhancement Practice

Melvin Delgado

in Community Social Work Practice in an Urban Context: The Potential of a Capacity-Enhancement Perspective

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195125467
eISBN:
9780199864188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195125467.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations

This chapter presents a brief review of several theoretical schools of thought that have direct applicability to community capacity-enhancement practice in an urban environment. Topics discussed ... More


Introduction

Kristian Kloeckl

in The Urban Improvise: Improvisation-Based Design for Hybrid Cities

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780300243048
eISBN:
9780300249347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300243048.003.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

This introductory chapter argues that technology-mediated interactions in cities today can be better understood and conceived of by adopting an improvisation-based design perspective. This allows one ... More


When the City Begins to Talk

Kristian Kloeckl

in The Urban Improvise: Improvisation-Based Design for Hybrid Cities

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780300243048
eISBN:
9780300249347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300243048.003.0002
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

This chapter introduces the digitally augmented city as a major focus of current design research and practice. It critically examines the impact that the entanglement of networked information ... More


Introduction: The City’s Edge

James Tweedie and Yomi Braester

in Cinema at the City's Edge

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099845
eISBN:
9789882206731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099845.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book is about city films, a genre of sorts that involves a reconsideration of both urban environment and cinema. It proposes several redefinitions of the terms “cinema” and the “city” while ... More


Framework for Capacity-Enhancement Practice

Melvin Delgado

in Community Social Work Practice in an Urban Context: The Potential of a Capacity-Enhancement Perspective

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195125467
eISBN:
9780199864188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195125467.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations

This chapter presents an overview of a framework for undertaking community capacity-enhancement interventions that are focused on murals, gardens, playgrounds, and sculptures that are built by the ... More


Acoustic Space, Modern Interiority, and Korngold’s Cities

Sherry Lee and Sadie Menicanin

in Korngold and His World

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691198293
eISBN:
9780691198736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691198293.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter considers Erich Korngold's multifaceted creative engagement with the delineation of distinctive acoustic spaces. It describes an “Age of Noise” in Vienna, within a modernizing ... More


The incidentally sensible city

Clare Herrick

in Governing health and consumption: Sensible citizens, behaviour and the city

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847426383
eISBN:
9781447302445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847426383.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter explores the rapidly expanding canon of work examining the ‘obesogenic’ nature of urban environments and the ways in which this epistemology crosscuts efforts to create an incidentally ... More


Introduction

Glenn R. Guntenspergen

in Urban Ecology: Patterns, Processes, and Applications

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199563562
eISBN:
9780191774713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563562.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This section focuses on the adaptability of species to the abiotic conditions and built structures in urban environments, and how they are affected by human subsidies. It consists of five chapters ... More


Riding with Death: Vodou Art and Urban Ecology in the Streets of Port-au-Prince

Jana Evans Braziel

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496812742
eISBN:
9781496812780
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496812742.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

On the southern end of the Grand Rue, a major thoroughfare that runs through the center of Port-au-Prince, waits the Haitian capital's automobile repair district. This junkyard of steel and rubber, ... More


Global Cities: Urban Environments in Los Angeles, Hong Kong, and China

Robert Gottlieb and Simon Ng

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262035910
eISBN:
9780262338868
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035910.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

During the past four decades Los Angeles and Hong Kong have come to play a critical role in the flow of goods, people, and capital; in the changes in production and consumption; and in the urban ... More


Environmental Health

Emily Ying Yang Chan

in Essentials for Health Protection: Four Key Components

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780198835479
eISBN:
9780191873140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198835479.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Human health is closely linked to the natural environment, behavioural patterns, and policy context. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines environment, as it relates to health, as all the ... More


Urban Ecology: Patterns, Processes, and Applications

Jürgen H. Breuste, Thomas Elmqvist, Glenn Guntenspergen, Philip James, and Nancy E. McIntyre (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199563562
eISBN:
9780191774713
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563562.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This book deals with urbanisation which is a global phenomenon that is increasingly challenging human society and ecosystems. It is therefore crucially important to ensure that the expansion of ... More


Urban policy: addressing wicked problems

Tony Harrison

in What works?: Evidence-based policy and practice in public services

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861341914
eISBN:
9781447304265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861341914.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

Of all the areas discussed, urban policy perhaps faces some of the most formidable problems in identifying what works. Nonetheless, this chapter shows that the rhetoric of evidence figures large in ... More


Floating Consciousness: The Cinematic Confluence of Ecological Aesthetics in Suzhou River

Andrew Hageman

in Chinese Ecocinema: In the Age of Environmental Challenge

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622090866
eISBN:
9789882206724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622090866.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on Lou Ye's Suzhou River (2000). This film adds urban environmental content to the scope of ecocinema studies and offers a highly productive opportunity for theorizing the ... More


Assessment of the Urban Environment: Measurement Scales, Modes, and Metrics

Gina S. Lovasi

in Urban Public Health: A Research Toolkit for Practice and Impact

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190885304
eISBN:
9780190885335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190885304.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter discusses the assessment of urban environment characteristics that may positively or negatively affect human health. The chapter starts with an orientation to why, at what geographic ... More


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