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Public libraries and resilient cities

Author: Michael Dudley
Publisher: Chicago : American Library Association, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the economic renewal potential of library development projects, to the provision of public space in a privatizing world, from services for the homeless to crisis management during urban disasters, Public Libraries and Resilient Cities explores the vital role that public libraries can play in the promotion of ecologically, economically, and socially sustainable communities in challenging times.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Public libraries and resilient cities.
Chicago : American Library Association, 2013
(DLC) 2012019788
(OCoLC)796081877
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Dudley
ISBN: 9780838996126 0838996124
OCLC Number: 839304425
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 175 pages) : illustrations
Contents: The library and the city / Michael Dudley --
Exploring public library contributions to urban resiliency / Dr. Glen Holt --
Finding room for everyone : libraries confront social exclusion / Jennifer Hoyer --
Baltimore's equalizer : lessons in social equity from the Enoch Pratt Free Library / Vanessa N. Francis --
Queens Library's Literacy Zone Welcome Center at Long Island City / Deborah Olley Murphy and Denise Clark --
From outreach to community development : making socially sustainable choices at Winnipeg Public Library / Monique Woroniak --
Summer foods, libraries, and resiliency : creative problem solving and community partnerships in Massachusetts / Melissa S. Rauseo and Julie Biando Edwards --
Public library gardens : playing a role in ecologically sustainable communities / Mary Wilkins Jordan --
Partners for the future : public libraries and local governments creating sustainable communities / Urban Libraries Council --
A "people's palace" : public libraries and placemaking / Maija Berndtson --
In the wake of Hurricane Ike : the Houston Public Library responds / Meller Langford and Roosevelt Weeks with Dr. Rhea Brown Lawson --
Public libraries, peak oil, and climate change / Matthew Evan Havens and Michael Dudley --
Collaborative community library planning and economic crisis : the case of Harare, Zimbabwe / Innocent Chirisa --
Engaging communities, making a difference : Edmonton Public Library's community-led service philosophy / Pilar Martinez.
Responsibility: edited by Michael Dudley.

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Public libraries are keystone public institutions for any thriving community, and as such can be leaders in making cities better places to work, play, and live. Here, Dudley shows how public  Read more...

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