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    • Connecting Natural and Societal Domains for Sustainable Rural Community-based Water Systems in Odisha, India 

      Mendhekar, Disha (Cornell University, 2017-08-21)
      The purpose of this thesis is to develop a conceptual framework for analyzing whether the interactions between natural and societal domains of rural drinking water infrastructure are complementary in nature. Much of this ...
    • Developing a Vibrant Local Food Economy in New York Communities 

      Kroeger, Ruth; Zeltser, Yelena (2009-12-24)
      A well connected local food system creates new jobs in the agricultural and processing sectors, increases tax revenue and contributes to vibrant local economies in New York State. The lack of appropriately scaled local ...
    • Do Mobile Workforces Contribute to Innovation? 

      Jung, Namji (Experience the Creative Economy Conference by Martin Prosperity Institute, 2010-06-21)
      Are mobile creative workers mainly responsible for innovation in the creative industry because they mediate knowledge transfer and spill-over that are critical in creating new ideas? This paper explores the labour requirements ...
    • Economic Policy Makers Beware: Estimating the Job Impact of Public Investment in Biofuel Plants 

      Christopherson, Susan; Sivertsen, Zachary (2009-12-12)
      Despite all the hoopla about the green economy and clean tech, skeptics are beginning to ask questions about the projections of job creation from investments in renewable energy and energy efficiency. Since these projections ...
    • The Effect of NSP on HUD and its Grantees 

      Decker, Nathaniel (2011-06-01)
      This report examines how suburban characteristics may have hampered grantees’ administration of the first round of Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP1) funding. The report focuses on NSP1’s “set-aside” requirement ...
    • The Genesee Land Trust Conservation Plan 

      Amundsen III, Ole; Hertzberg, Martha; Israel, Evelyn; McConnell, Kate; Sauer, Andy; Tamaskar, Kaustubh; Varsa, Krisztian; Verma, Neha; Webb, Abigail; Striney, Michelle (2007-12-18)
      Over the Fall semester of 2007, 9 graduate students created a Strategic Conservation Plan for the Genesee Land Trust (GLT), based in Rochester, NY. The plan features a series of natural resource inventories as well as a ...
    • Grass Biomass: A Biofuel Strategy Right for Upstate New York 

      Koenig, Chris; Wellemeyer, Jonathan (2009-12-24)
      Given the steady increase in gas utility rates, it’s becoming more and more desirable for homeowners to seek out energy alternatives for home heating in upstate New York. In this brief we discuss why large-scale liquid ...
    • How Local Policies Can Support the Development of Green Jobs 

      Cajina, Ana; Hess Pace, Kate; Patterson, Anika; Randall, C.J. (2009-12-24)
      Green jobs and the green economy have received considerable attention from state and national policymakers, particularly in the energy efficiency sector. Local leaders can capitalize on the momentum and facilitate the ...
    • How Local Policies Can Support the Development of Green Jobs 

      Ana Cajina, Kate Hess Pace; Anika Patterson, C.J. Randall (2009-12-28)
      Green jobs and the green economy have received considerable attention from state and national policymakers, particularly in the energy efficiency sector. Local leaders can capitalize on the momentum and facilitate the ...
    • In-Sourcing the Production of America’s Energy Technology 

      Ufberg, Marc (2009-12-27)
      $22 billion in stimulus money has been provided to promote renewable energy projects and re-train workers but amidst the frenzy, something has been missing in the public discussion. While the media has championed the use ...
    • Labor requirements and HR practice in Innovation: Implications for Local-Regional Workforces 

      Jung, Namji (ACSP Conference proceeding, 2010-10-08)
      This paper proposes a way to measure the internal organizational capacity as an important element for innovation in the context of the creative industry at regional scale. In particular, this paper pays attention to the ...
    • Losing Out on Industrial Policy: The Chicago Case 

      Clavel, Pierre; O'Neill-Kohl, Sara (2010-01-09)
      While other nations were finding ways to intervene productively in their economic machinery in the post-war period, the United States moved from the pragmatic approach of the New Deal period, to avoidance of real economic ...
    • Municipal Responses to Syrian Refugee Inflow to Lebanon: Studying the impact of religiopolitical affiliations on policy responses 

      El-Samra, Siba (2015-05)
      In a country where politics and religion are far from being separated, policies fall victim of stagnation and biases. The Lebanese government’s response to the Syrian Refugee inflow is not an exception. With the new challenge ...
    • OBSERVING THE PUBLIC REALM IN BROOKLYN: EXPLORING DIGITAL ANALYSIS TECHNIQUES FOR PUBLIC SPACES 

      Moran, Daniel W (2015-01)
      This paper expands discourse and methodologies for the scientific study of urban public spaces. It presents an analysis of observational data collected for the Fulton Area Business Alliance in Brooklyn, NY. Over the ...
    • Planning for Urban Biodiversity in a Divided World 

      Pierce, Jennifer (Cornell University, 2015-01)
      Despite over two decades of effort, biodiversity loss has persisted at increasing rates. Interests focus on protection of key habitats, while the drivers of biodiversity loss continue unabated. With repeated failure to ...
    • Public Private Partnerships in Urban Parks: A Case Study of Five U.S. Parks 

      Wilson, Amanda (2011-06-01)
      Public-private partnerships (P3s) are increasingly used to manage public parks. What do cities, citizens, and organizations need to know when establishing a P3 for park management? What are the opportunities and implications ...
    • Ready or Not, Here They Come: How U.S. Cities are Preparing for the Aging Population, and Lessons from New York City and Atlanta 

      Morken, Lydia J (2012-08)
      Graying Baby Boomers and advances in medicine, technology and public health mean that by 2030 nearly one in five people in the U.S. will be 65 years old or older. The needs of this aging population will put unprecedented ...
    • RESTRUCTURING COMMUNITY IN THE FACE OF FOOD WASTE: NETWORK RESPONSE TO VERMONT'S UNIVERSAL RECYCLING LAW 

      Hochreiter, Jaclyn (2016-08-01)
      Vermont’s Universal Recycling Law (Act 148) created a fresh set of opportunities as well as challenges for the rural state’s businesses and residences alike. Enacted in 2012, this law was the first to ban statewide ...
    • Restructuring Local Government 

      Warner, Mildred (Cornell Cooperative Extension, 2006)
      Fiscal stress, changing public expectations and shifting responsibilities for services due to devolution have prompted many local governments to consider restructuring service delivery. This web site is designed to provide ...
    • Southern Madison Heritage Trust Strategic Land Protection Plan 

      Amundsen, Ole III; Sinker, Jonathan; Bishop, Matthew; Chang, Heejae; Duchesneau, Adam; Johnston, Matthew; Lee, Chia-Ping; Lin, Ya-Shian; Ottley, Tricia; Murphy, Elizabeth; Iuchi, Kanako; Lauber, Danielle; Hayward, Nicholas (Cornell University, 2005-12)
      Over the Fall semester of 2005, 12 graduate students undertook the task of creating a Strategic Land Protection Plan for the Southern Madison Heritage Trust (SMHT), a land trust based in Hamilton, NY. The Strategic Land ...