Learning Cities, Learning Regions, Learning Communities

Learning Cities, Learning Regions, Learning Communities

By: Norman Longworth (author)Hardback

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This book explores the mental and social landscape of the city of today and tomorrow; the way in which people think, interact, work together, learn and live with and among each other. Written to address the urgent need for a guide to the principles and practices of lifelong learning, the topics covered include: * an introduction to the idea of learning cities * policies and strategies for the learning city, including examples form around the world * how to activate learning, involve stakeholders and encourage citizen participation in a learning city or region. Written by one of the world's foremost thinkers in the field, this book is highly readable and easily accessible to anyone interested in the issues addressed. Workers in local, regional and national government, academics and students of lifelong learning, in addition to anyone with an interest in the future of cities and communities will find this a truly invaluable resource and guide to a way of thinking that many see as the way to a better tomorrow.

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Foreword by Peter J Finnegan, Director, Dublin City Development Board Preface by the author to the reader Chapter 1: Renewing, Researching, Refining: Making Sense of Learning Cities and Regions Chapter 2: Defining, Dissecting, Deepening: Learning Communities, Cities, Regions and Organisations Chapter 3: Constructing, Contracting, Commemorating: Tools, Techniques, Charters and Festivals for Learning Cities and Regions Chapter 4: Measuring, Monitoring, Managing: Tools and Techniques for Measuring and Monitoring Learning Cities and Regions Chapter 5: Equipping, Empowering, Enriching: Tools and Techniques for Activating Learning in Learning Cities and Regions Chapter 6: Participating, Partnering, Profiting: Tools and Techniques for Involving Stakeholders in Learning Cities and Regions Chapter 7: Consulting, Convincing, Contributing: Tools and Techniques for Citizen Participation in Learning Cities and Regions Chapter 8: Imagining, Internationalising, Interconnecting: Global Roles, Global Opportunities for Learning Cities and Regions. Chapter 9: Summarising, Strengthening, Sustaining: Putting it all Together Annexe 1: Useful websites References

Product Details

  • publication date: 16/12/2004
  • ISBN13: 9780415371742
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 248
  • ID: 9780415371742
  • weight: 521
  • ISBN10: 0415371740

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