The Social Project

Author: Kenny Cupers
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780816689644
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In the three decades following World War II, the French government engaged in one of the twentieth century's greatest social and architectural experiments: transforming a mostly rural country into a modernized urban nation. Through the state-sanctioned construction of mass housing and development of towns on the outskirts of existing cities, a new world materialized where sixty years ago little more than cabbage and cottages existed. Known as the banlieue, the suburban landscapes that make up much of contemporary France are near-opposites of the historic cities they surround. Although these postwar environments of towers, slabs, and megastructures are often seen as a single utopian blueprint gone awry, Kenny Cupers demonstrates that their construction was instead driven by the intense aspirations and anxieties of a broad range of people. Narrating the complex interactions between architects, planners, policy makers, inhabitants, and social scientists, he shows how postwar dwelling was caught between the purview of the welfare state and the rise of mass consumerism. The Social Project unearths three decades of architectural and social experiments centered on the dwelling environment as it became an object of modernization, an everyday site of citizen participation, and a domain of social scientific expertise. Beyond state intervention, it was this new regime of knowledge production that made postwar modernism mainstream. The first comprehensive history of these wide-ranging urban projects, this book reveals how housing in postwar France shaped both contemporary urbanity and modern architecture.

The Social Project Manager

Author: Mr Peter Taylor
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1472452224
Size: 16.19 MB
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The Social Project Manager describes a non-traditional way of organising projects, managing project performance and progress. A way that enables delivery, at the enterprise level, of a common goal for the business; one that harnesses the performance advantages of a collaborative community. Peter Taylor draws on research from projects and the worlds of social media and communication to paint a vivid and practical guide to the why and how of social project management. He provides an explanation of the benefits, the tools and the constraints so that readers can navigate through to an approach that is sensitive to the culture of their organization and the nature of the projects that they run.

The Social Project Manager

Author: Peter Taylor
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1317015606
Size: 35.11 MB
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The Social Project Manager describes a non-traditional way of organising projects, managing project performance and progress. The aim being to deliver, at the enterprise level, a common goal for the business; one that harnesses the performance advantages of a collaborative community. Social elements help mitigate the constraints associated with the control aspect of project management, which is essential for governance. Team collaboration, problem solving and engagement in projects will never come from technology alone but require careful management. Peter Taylor draws on research from projects and the worlds of social media and communication to paint a vivid and practical guide to the why and how of social project management. There is no simple template for you to follow; instead he provides an explanation of the benefits, the tools and the constraints so that readers can navigate through to an approach that is sensitive to the culture of their organization and the nature of the projects that they run. Alongside the author’s ideas, the text features advice and case examples from many of the leading technology providers. The Social Project Manager is a very-readable and down-to-earth guide from one of the most highly-regarded practitioners and commentators on the world of project management.

Strategic Integration Of Social Media Into Project Management Practice

Author: Silvius, Gilbert
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466698683
Size: 28.20 MB
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The functionality of social networking platforms has caused such technologies to become an integral part of modern society. Once limited to only personal purposes, the use of these platforms within organizations has seen significant growth in recent years. Strategic Integration of Social Media into Project Management Practice is an authoritative reference source for the latest research on benefits and challenges presented by the integration of online social networks in the project development process. Highlighting relevant perspectives on team communication, effective collaboration, and stakeholder engagement, this book is an essential resource for project managers, researchers, graduate-level students, and practitioners interested in the innovative uses of social media in professional settings.

Managing Projects In Health And Social Care

Author: Vivien Martin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134475403
Size: 62.21 MB
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Managing Projects in Health and Social Care is designed for anyone who is asked to manage a public services project but who lacks the experience or training to feel confident in this role. The book shows how to use project management techniques to ensure that your project will be successful. The key dimensions discussed are: * budget * time * feasibility * planning / scheduling * implementation * evaluation. The book includes many examples to show how people have used the techniques described in health and care settings. There are clear explanations of how and when to use each technique and consideration of the differences between large and complex projects and smaller, less complicated ones. It is a valuable resource for anyone who wants to be sure that their project will make a useful contribution to improvement of health and care services.

Social And Environmental Impacts Of The James Bay Hydroelectric Project

Author: James F. Hornig
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 0773518363
Size: 61.43 MB
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Planning and construction of the James Bay Hydroelectric project began in the early 1970s, when the effect of such projects on the physical and social environment was seldom considered. As the project matured, however, its unique and diverse environmental impacts came under intense scrutiny on both sides of the border.

Transport Project Evaluation

Author: Elvira Haezendonck
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1847208681
Size: 12.76 MB
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This timely book puts transport cost benefit analysis in a wider, institutional perspective, relating it in particular to decision making. The book will be of interest to practitioners, consultants and academics who are active in the evaluation of transport projects. Erik T. Verhoef, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands This is an important piece of work on project evaluation. An attractive feature is the balanced treatment of theory and application. The book provides very useful information on efforts of national governments in various countries to increase the quality of project evaluation studies by formulating guidelines for project evaluation. One of the strong points of the book is that it does not only address technical aspects of project evaluation tools, but also the institutional structures within which decisions are taken. Piet Rietveld, Vrije Universiteit and Tinbergen Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands This book revisits traditional evaluation methods, such as cost benefit analysis, to try and find a balance between the ever-increasing demand for transport, the search for sustainable mobility and green transport solutions, and the limited financial resources that governments are able to invest in transport infrastructure projects. In this respect, the effects of transport policy need to be measured and evaluated based on multiple criteria and the need to take into consideration a larger group of stakeholders and investors in transport projects. The book illustrates, methodologically and empirically, why and how the institutional and multi-actor environment impacts upon the analysis, evaluation and decision-making of transport projects in Europe. Including contributions from scholars with considerable expertise in the field, this book will be of great interest to consultants, policymakers and researchers.

Implementing Social Project Management

Author: Pietro Casanova
Publisher:
ISBN:
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The rapid growth of social media such as blogs, forums, wiki, content communities and social networking, collectively known as social computing and based on the ideological and technological foundation of Web 2.0, has already found adoption in the area of project management. This paper introduces the basic concepts related to social computing and social project management. It then presents the CoNOscenza per lo Sviluppo e manutenzione rapida (knowledge for rapid development and maintenance) (CNOS) web 2.0 knowledge centric software project management platform, which has been developed and experimented on for a few years by a large Italian IT services company. CNOS was already conceived as a social platform where the central project management role was mediated with the bottom-up team based approach. However there is now evidence that the project community was not sufficiently empowered on the requirements of the new social project management paradigm. One problem which emerged during the experimentation was the difficulty in collecting and organizing knowledge for future use. Based on the lessons learned, this paper also discusses how a proper adherence to the social project management philosophy can improve this and other important aspects of the CNOS platform.