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The following is an abstract of a talk presented as part of the Lubrication Engineering Short Course, organized by the American Society of Lubrication Engineers and held…
The following is an abstract of a talk presented as part of the Lubrication Engineering Short Course, organized by the American Society of Lubrication Engineers and held at Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, in June this year.
An increase in community engagement by governments across Australia’s three-tiered federal polity conforms to international trends. It represents a multidimensional…
An increase in community engagement by governments across Australia’s three-tiered federal polity conforms to international trends. It represents a multidimensional institutionalization of participatory democracy designed to involve the public in decision-making. Increasingly, it is a practice which displays the markers of professionalization, including (self-described) professionals, professional associations and a code of ethics. The individuals who design, communicate, and facilitate community engagement are placed in a unique position, whereas most professions claim to serve both their client or employer and a greater public good, community engagement practitioners play these roles while also claiming to serve as “guardians” of democratic processes. Yet the claimed professionalization of community engagement is raising some questions: Is community engagement really a profession – and by what criteria ought this be assessed? What tensions do community engagement practitioners face by “serving multiple masters,” and how do they manage these? More pointedly, how can ethics inform our understanding of community engagement and its professionalization? This chapter examines the case for the practice of community engagement as a profession using Noordegraaf’s (2007) pillars of pure professionalism as a guide. It then explores some practical examples of the tensions practitioners may experience. The chapter concludes by reflecting on the future direction of community engagement given its positioning.
THE College of Librarianship is best considered on its own terms, as an institution unique in the history and present pattern of British library education, but its significance and probable future development can best be assessed if two external factors are kept in mind.
This article examines the effect of the customer focus (CF) group of competencies, which includes communication and negotiation skills, on project performance as measured…
This article examines the effect of the customer focus (CF) group of competencies, which includes communication and negotiation skills, on project performance as measured by reaching the internal and the overall budget, the quality, and the deadline goals.
The multiple regression model was based on a dataset from Trimo, an engineering and production company of prefabricated buildings.
The inverted U-shaped relationship of the CF group has been proven to exist with all project goals.
The present study provides a starting-point for further empirical research on the international construction sector, projects, teams, and competence research.
This case study chapter reviews the evidence related to TransMilenio (TM) and its ability to promote walking among Bogotá’s citizens. A historical perspective of the Bus…
This case study chapter reviews the evidence related to TransMilenio (TM) and its ability to promote walking among Bogotá’s citizens. A historical perspective of the Bus Rapid Transit system in Latin America and Bogotá is provided as well as some of the social, environmental and cultural implications. Through a literature review, studies that specifically assessed the role of TM in the promotion of walking and active transportation were identified. In addition, experts in the field were contacted to receive additional papers or reports from the grey literature that could have been missed through the peer-reviewed literature search. In December 2000, Bogotá implemented TM. The system has been successful in reducing traffic congestion, environmental pollution and travel times, as well as improving mobility in the city. Although not initially a goal of TM, some evidence suggests that the system has also served to promote walkability in the city. TM users are more likely to meet recommendations for daily moderate-to-vigorous physical activity and for walking for transportation, reaching an average of 22 minutes per day. Despite its many benefits, TM has some shortcomings that need to be recognised and addressed. In 2014, the daily number of TM users (2.2 million) surpassed the number of users of the traditional public transportation system, but there has still been a migration of users to private means of transportation such as motorcycles and automobiles.