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A Street Smart Song

Author : Nestor Capoeira
ISBN : 158394155X
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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"Nestor presents capoeira's unique street-smart inner philosophy--a form of 'body knowledge' that develops through practice and overflows into the apprentice's way of dealing with people, the world, and life itself"--Provided by publisher.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Street Smart

Author : Samuel I. Schwartz
ISBN : 9781610395656
Genre : Political Science
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With wit and sharp insight, former Traffic Commissioner of New York City, Sam Schwartz a.k.a. “Gridlock Sam,” one of the most respected transportation engineers in the world and consummate insider in NYC political circles, uncovers how American cities became so beholden to cars and why the current shift away from that trend will forever alter America's urban landscapes, marking nothing short of a revolution in how we get from place to place. When Sam Schwartz was growing up in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn—his block belonged to his community: the kids who played punchball and stickball & their parents, who'd regularly walk to the local businesses at which they also worked. He didn't realize it then, but Bensonhurst was already more like a museum of a long-forgotten way-of-life than a picture of America's future. Public transit traveled over and under city streets—New York's first subway line opened in 1904—but the streets themselves had been conquered by the internal combustion engine. America's dependency on the automobile began with the 1908 introduction of Henry Ford's car-for-everyone, the Model T. The “battle for right-of-way” in the 1920s saw the demise of streetcars and transformed America's streets from a multiuse resource for socializing, commerce, and public mobility into exclusive arteries for private automobiles. The subsequent destruction of urban transit systems and post WWII suburbanization of America enabled by the Interstate Highway System and the GI Bill forever changed the way Americans commuted. But today, for the first time in history, and after a hundred years of steady increase, automobile driving is in decline. Younger Americans increasingly prefer active transportation choices like walking or cycling and taking public transit, ride-shares or taxis. This isn't a consequence of higher gas prices, or even the economic downturn, but rather a collective decision to be a lot less dependent on cars—and if American cities want to keep their younger populations, they need to plan accordingly. In Street Smart, Sam Schwartz explains how. In this clear and erudite presentation of the principles of smart transportation and sustainable urban planning—from the simplest cobblestoned street to the brave new world of driverless cars and trains—Sam Schwartz combines rigorous historical scholarship with the personal and entertaining recollections of a man who has spent more than forty years working on planning intelligent transit networks in New York City. Street Smart is a book for everyone who wants to know more about the who, what, when, where, and why of human mobility.
Category: Political Science

Street Smart

Author : Gabriel Roth
ISBN : 9781351487894
Genre : Business & Economics
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The poor health of today's roads--a subject close to the hearts of motorists, taxpayers, and government treasurers around the world--has resulted from faulty incentives that misdirect government decision-makers, according to the contributors to Street Smart. During the 1990s, bad government decision-making resulted in the U.S. Interstate Highway System growing by only one seventh the rate of traffic growth. The poor maintenance of existing roads is another concern. In cities around the world, highly political and wasteful government decision-making has led to excessive traffic congestion that has created long commutes, reduced safety, and caused loss of leisure time.Street Smart examines the privatization of roads in theory and in practice. The authors see at least four possible roles for private companies, beyond the well-known one of working under contract to design, build, or maintain governmentally provided roads. These include testing and licensing vehicles and drivers; management of government-owned facilities; franchising; and outright private ownership. Two chapters describe the history of private roads in the United Kingdom and the United States. Contemporary examples are provided of road pricing, privatizing, and contracting out are evident in environs as diverse as Singapore, Southern California, and Scandinavia, and cities as different as Bergen, Norway, and London, England. Finally, several chapters examine strategies for implementing privatization. The principles governing providing scarce resources in free societies are well known. We apply them to such necessities as energy, food, and water so why not to "road space"? The main obstacle to private, or semi-private, ownership of roads is likely to remain the reluctance of the political class to give up a lucrative source of power and influence.Those who want decisions about road services to be controlled by the interplay of consumers and suppliers in free markets, rat
Category: Business & Economics

Omnisophie

Author : Gunter Dueck
ISBN : 9783642187841
Genre : Business & Economics
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Das Buch spielt mit einem neuen, ganzheitlichen Vorstellungsbild des Menschen, der aus drei Einheiten zusammengesetzt gedacht wird: das analytische Denken residiert in einer computerähnlichen linken Gehirnhälfte, die kreative Intuition sitzt wie ein naturbelassenes neuronales Netzwerk in der rechten. Der Mensch denkt, wohin ihn das dritte System lenkt: Ein hyperschneller Anzeichen-Identifizierer alarmiert etwa bei gefährlichen Ereignissen die Aufmerksamkeit, unbewusst, ohne Denken. Bis auf ein paar Zeilen mathematischer Erklärung ist dieses Buch fulminante Philosophie. Wichtige Ansichten dieser Welt werden gedreht und bleiben zum Teil auf dem Kopf stehen. Die Lehren von Platon, Aristoteles, Konfuzius, Epikur, Freud & Co. erscheinen als notwendige Philosophien verschiedener Gehirnnutzungsvarianten. Das Buch ist eine scharfsinnig-bissig-humorvolle und sehr persönliche Auseinandersetzung mit dem, was wir "Lebenssinn" nennen.
Category: Business & Economics

Health And Safety Street Smart

Author : Ron Thomas
ISBN : 1420204335
Genre : Accidents
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Read about how you can keep safe when you are out and about. Learn how to keep safe when walking, riding or skating near roads and in the park. Suggested level: primary, intermediate.
Category: Accidents

Get It

Author : Lacey T. Smith
ISBN : 0891062076
Genre : Business & Economics
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Cuts through traditonal, logic-oriented negotiation strategy to uncover the street-smart basic: emotions drive decision making and can be harnessed for successful negotiation.
Category: Business & Economics

Incident Management For The Street Smart Fire Officer

Author : John Coleman
ISBN : 0912212608
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Deputy Chief Coleman has taken a basic, no-nonsense approach toward helping you understand and implement the incident command system in a methodical and effective way, beginning with an introduction to the system and an explanation of command operations. Staging and sectors are discussed to ensure that adequate personnel are available to command and arrive at the scene in an organized manner. Mission statements are covered to help explain the responsibilities of the various fireground sectors and the integration of 'command' into their operations. Contents: Section 1: The System Introduction to the incident management system Command Establishing command The command post The command staff The function of command. Section 2: Staging and Sectorization Staging Sectorization. Section 3: Mission Statements Defining mission statements The mission of command The mission of search The mission of attack The mission of backup The mission of ventilation The mission of exposure The mission of extension The mission of overhaul and salvage The mission of rapid intervention Benchmarks.Section 4: Miscellaneous incidents Emergency medical incidents Vehicular incidents Hazardous materials incidents Miscellaneous incidents Section 5: Applying incident command Applying incident command to various types of incidents Appendices Reminder sheet Answers to chapter questions.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Street Smart Franchising

Author : Joe Mathews
ISBN : 9781613080238
Genre : Business & Economics
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Experienced franchisees and franchisors tell entrepreneurs what they need to know before they buy a franchise. Second edition includes a sample copy of the entire UFOC plus 40% new and updated examples. This straight-shooting franchise guide goes beyond the “how to” to teach potential franchisees what to expect when starting a franchise. Real life stories from the trenches illustrate how to cope with the difficulties a franchise presents. The author reveals the personality types most likely to succeed at franchising, and identifies entrepreneurial traits that may increase risk of failure. Plus, it takes an in-depth look at the research and investigation of a franchise, something glossed over in most franchise books.
Category: Business & Economics

Street Smart Singapore

Author : David Brazil
ISBN : UCAL:B3806443
Genre : Singapore
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Category: Singapore

Street Smart

Author : Jamison Jo Medby
ISBN : 9780833033758
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 76.99 MB
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Intelligence preparation of the battlefield (IPB), the Army's traditional methodology for finding and analyzing relevant information for its operations, is not effective for tackling the operational and intelligence challenges of urban operations. The authors suggest new ways to categorize the complex terrain, infrastructure, and populations of urban environments and incorporate this information into Army planning and decisionmaking processes.
Category: Technology & Engineering