The Mobility Forum

The Journal of the Air Mobility Command

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Aeronautics, Military

Page: N.A

View: 4470


Five Minutes City

Architecture and (im)mobility, Forum & Workshop Rotterdam 2002

Author: Winy Maas

Publisher: episode publishers

ISBN: 9789059730038

Category: Architecture

Page: 304

View: 1372


Educating the Engineer of 2020:

Adapting Engineering Education to the New Century

Author: Committee on the Engineer of 2020,Phase II,Committee on Engineering Education,National Academy of Engineering

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309096499

Category: Education

Page: 208

View: 5699


Phase I in the Engineer of 2020 project, Visions of Engineering in the New Century, described a set of attributes that are expected to be necessary for engineers that will perform well in a world that is driven by rapid technological advancement, national security needs, aging infrastructure in developed countries, environmental challenges brought about by population growth and diminishing resources, and the creation of new disciplines that exist at the interfaces between engineering and science. These attributes call for us to educate technically proficient engineers who are broadly educated, see themselves as global citizens, can be leaders in business and public service, and who are ethically grounded. Educating the Engineer of 2020: Adapting Engineering Education to the New Century, this Phase II report, provides a suite of recommendations that can guide engineering educators, employers of engineers, professional societies, and government agencies in their efforts.

Engineering Education Quality Assurance

A Global Perspective

Author: Arun Patil,Peter Gray

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781441905550

Category: Science

Page: 316

View: 3384


With the rapid globalization of higher education as well as related changes in social, political, economic, and other conditions over the last 25 years there have been ever increasing expectations for higher education, in general, and Engineering Education, in particular. These expectations are often expressed in terms of the need for Quality Assurance locally, regionally, and globally. In some cases, there is a long tradition of independence and self-regulation of higher education institutions and programs. In other contexts, there has been c- siderable governmental regulation and disciplinary direction over time. The authors in this volume represent essentially all continents and 15 different countries. The common issues that they raise and their accounts of past, present, and future ch- lenges provide a snapshot of the current state of Quality Assurance in higher edu- tion and Engineering Education. This volume begins with an overview of the history and background of Quality Assurance in higher education and Engineering Education over the last century. The discussion of the historical, philosophical, political, and social background of Quality Assurance sets the stage for the other chapters. Following this broad brush stoke introduction, in the next part of the book, authors describe the general issues and challenges facing Quality Assurance in the twenty-first century from both regional and national perspectives. These authors have extensive experience in the area of Quality Assurance and have observed its growth and develop first hand over many years.

Becoming a Supple Leopard 2nd Edition

The Ultimate Guide to Resolving Pain, Preventing Injury, and Optimizing Athletic Performance

Author: Kelly Starrett,Glen Cordoza

Publisher: Victory Belt Publishing

ISBN: 1628600888

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 480

View: 2130


Updated and expanded with more than 80 pages of new content! Improve your athletic performance, extend your athletic career, treat stiffness and achy joints, and prevent and rehabilitate injuries—all without having to seek out a coach, doctor, chiropractor, physical therapist, or masseur. In Becoming a Supple Leopard, Dr. Kelly Starrett—founder of—shares his revolutionary approach to mobility and maintenance of the human body and teaches you how to hack your own movement, allowing you to live a healthier, more fulfilling life. This new edition of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller has been thoroughly revised to make it even easier to put to use. Want to truly understand the principles that guide human movement? Becoming a Supple Leopard lays out a blueprint for moving safely and effectively through life and sport. Want to learn how to apply those principles to specific movements, whether you are doing squats in the gym or picking up a bag of groceries? Hundreds of step-by-step photos show you not only how to perform a host of exercise movements, such the squat, deadlift, pushup, kettlebell swing, clean, snatch, and muscle-up, but also how to correct the common faults associated with those movements. Frustrated because you can't perform a certain movement correctly due to range of motion restrictions? Breaking the body down into 14 distinct areas, Starrett demonstrates hundreds of mobilization techniques that will help you resolve restrictions and reclaim your mobility. Unsure how to put it all together into a program that addresses your individual needs? This updated edition lays out dozens of prescriptions that allow you to hone in on a specific limitation, a nagging injury, or an exercise fault that you just can't seem to get right. It even offers a 14-day full-body mobility overhaul. Performance is what drives us as human beings, but dysfunctional movement patterns can bring the human body to an abrupt halt. Often, the factors that impede performance are invisible even to seasoned athletes and coaches. Becoming a Supple Leopard makes the invisible visible. Whether you are a professional athlete, a weekend warrior, or simply someone wanting to live healthy and free from physical restrictions, this one-of-a-kind training manual will teach you how to harness your athletic potential and maintain your body. Learn how to perform basic maintenance on your body, unlock your athletic potential, live pain-free…and become a Supple Leopard. This step-by-step guide to movement and mobility will show you how to: - Move safely and efficiently in all situations - Organize your spine and joints in optimal, stable positions - Restore normal function to your joints and tissues - Accelerate recovery after training sessions and competition - Properly perform strength and conditioning movements like the squat, bench press, pushup, deadlift, clean, and snatch - Build efficient, transferable movement patterns and skill progressions from simple to more advanced exercises - Identify, diagnose, and correct inefficient movement patterns - Treat and resolve common symptoms like low back pain, carpal tunnel, shoulder pain, and tennis elbow - Prevent and rehabilitate common athletic injuries - Use mobilization techniques to address short and stiff muscles, soft tissue and joint capsule restriction, motor control problems, and joint range of motion limitations - Create personalized mobility prescriptions to improve movement efficiency

The A to Z of Corporate Social Responsibility

Author: Wayne Visser,Dirk Matten,Manfred Pohl,Nick Tolhurst

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470971398

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 500

View: 6590


CSR has now moved beyond the stage of specialist or niche subject to become an integral part of global business and society. This timely edition is destined to become the definitive guide to CSR, Sustainability, Business Ethics and the organizations and standards in the field. The A to Z of Corporate Social Responsibility is a unique publication and is the culmination of over a hundred of the world’s leading thinkers, opinion formers, academic and business people providing an easy-to-use guide to CSR: from general concepts such as sustainability, stakeholder management, business ethics and human rights to more specific topics such as carbon trading, microfinance, biodiversity, the Base of the Pyramid model and globalisation. In addition to definitions of the most important terms across the wide range of CSR associated topics, this book also covers all the most important codes and guidelines, such as the Equator Principles, the UN Global Compact and ISO standards, as well as providing background on organizations such as the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and Transparency International and profiles of CSR in particular industries and regions. This paperback edition includes all the latest developments in CSR as well as incorporating new sections on boardroom pay, the sub-prime market and the financial crisis. Praise for the first edition: "A complete reference guide...offers an invaluable combination of lessons learned and best practice for the future...provides first–hand insights" (Forum CSR International, October 2008) "This is a timely and innovative contribution to the field of Corporate Social Responsibility" (Retail & Leisure International, February 2008) "...a handy reference to have on the shelf behind your desk..." (Ethical Performance, February 2008) “You will not find a wider display of today’s key global players and their action programs than here.” (CSR–, May 2008) “The book contains a great deal of detailed research.” (Supply Management, May 2008)

The Forum

Author: Lorettus Sutton Metcalf,Walter Hines Page,Joseph Mayer Rice,Frederic Taber Cooper,Arthur Hooley,Mitchell Kennerley,Edwin Wildman,George Henry Payne,Henry Goddard Leach

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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Effective Transport Policies for Corporate Mobility Management

Author: International Transport Forum

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9282102556


Page: 104

View: 5933


Many companies and other large employers have put in place Corporate Mobility Management initiatives (CMM) to address the traffic generated by their workers and customers. This book provides guidance to governments regarding the role they can play in facilitating uptake of CMM.

The Manufacturing Forum

A Final Report of Discussions

Author: Christopher T. Hill

Publisher: National Academies


Category: Manufacturing processes

Page: 63

View: 6558


Forum On Key National Indicators

Assessing The Nation's Position And Progress

Author: N.A

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9780756739720

Category: Political Science

Page: 66

View: 5217


On Feb. 27, 2003, the General Accounting Office (GAO) in cooperation with the National Academies, hosted a forum on key national indicators. The purpose of the forum was to have a rich and meaningful dialogue on whether and how to develop a set of key national indicators for the U.S. The forum brought together a diverse group of national leaders to discuss the following: How are the world's leading democracies measuring national performance? What might the U.S. do to improve its approach and why? What are important areas to measure in assessing U.S. national performance? How might new U.S. approaches be led and implemented? Charts and tables.

Mobile Lives

Author: Anthony Elliott,John Urry

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134019211

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

View: 2817


How should we understand the personal and social impacts of complex mobility systems? Can lifestyles based around intensive travel, transport and tourism be maintained in the 21st century? What possibility post-carbon lifestyles? In this provocative study of "life on the move", Anthony Elliott and John Urry explore how complex mobility systems are transforming everyday, ordinary lives. The authors develop their arguments through an analysis of various sectors of mobile lives: networks, new digital technologies, consumerism, the lifestyles of ‘globals’, and intimate relationships at-a-distance. Elliott and Urry introduce a range of new concepts – miniaturized mobilities, affect storage, network capital, meetingness, neighbourhood lives, portable personhood, ambient place, globals – to capture the specific ways in which mobility systems intersect with mobile lives. This book represents a novel approach in "post-carbon" social theory. It will be essential reading for advanced undergraduate students, postgraduates and teachers in sociology, social theory, politics, geography, international relations, cultural studies, and economics and business studies.

Bush Bound

Young Men and Rural Permanence in Migrant West Africa

Author: span lang="EN-US"Paolo Gaibazzi

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1782387803

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

View: 1992


Whereas most studies of migration focus on movement, this book examines the experience of staying put. It looks at young men living in a Soninke-speaking village in Gambia who, although eager to travel abroad for money and experience, settle as farmers, heads of families, businessmen, civic activists, or, alternatively, as unemployed, demoted youth. Those who stay do so not only because of financial and legal limitations, but also because of pressures to maintain family and social bases in the Gambia valley. 'Stayers' thus enable migrants to migrate, while ensuring the activities and values attached to rural life are passed on to the future generations.

The Railway Journey

The Industrialization of Time and Space in the Nineteenth Century

Author: Wolfgang Schivelbusch

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520957903

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

View: 9306


The impact of constant technological change upon our perception of the world is so pervasive as to have become a commonplace of modern society. But this was not always the case; as Wolfgang Schivelbusch points out in this fascinating study, our adaptation to technological change—the development of our modern, industrialized consciousness—was very much a learned behavior. In The Railway Journey, Schivelbusch examines the origins of this industrialized consciousness by exploring the reaction in the nineteenth century to the first dramatic avatar of technological change, the railroad. In a highly original and engaging fashion, Schivelbusch discusses the ways in which our perceptions of distance, time, autonomy, speed, and risk were altered by railway travel. As a history of the surprising ways in which technology and culture interact, this book covers a wide range of topics, including the changing perception of landscapes, the death of conversation while traveling, the problematic nature of the railway compartment, the space of glass architecture, the pathology of the railway journey, industrial fatigue and the history of shock, and the railroad and the city. Belonging to a distinguished European tradition of critical sociology best exemplified by the work of Georg Simmel and Walter Benjamin, The Railway Journey is anchored in rich empirical data and full of striking insights about railway travel, the industrial revolution, and technological change. Now updated with a new preface, The Railway Journey is an invaluable resource for readers interested in nineteenth-century culture and technology and the prehistory of modern media and digitalization.

Waterman 2.0

Optimized Movement For Lifelong, Pain-Free Paddling And Surfing

Author: Kelly Starrett

Publisher: Mobilitywod Incorporated

ISBN: 9780692171035

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 402

View: 4311


The goal of any waterman or woman is to surf, paddle or row as often as they can, as well as they can, for the rest of their life. The trouble is that few understand how to get the most from their body and when they can't, what to do about it outside of the usual layoffs, surgeries and cortisone injections. As one veteran paddler recently put it: "Ibuprofen is my second religion." There is a better way. Using insights gleaned from his experiences on the whitewater canoe and rafting national teams and improving the performance and wellbeing of the world's top athletes, Dr. Kelly Starrett has created nothing short of a movement manifesto for the water athlete. Equally applicable to the pro waterman, novice and everyone in between, Waterman 2.0 gives paddlers, surfers and rowers of all ages and abilities a one-stop guide to understanding: Basic movement baselines for optimal and sustainable performance on and off the water How to identify and fix weakest links, and become faster, stronger and more resilient Mobility techniques to help prevent, assess and address soft tissue, joint and sliding surface issues Common errors that lead to pain and performance limitations Corrective strategies that enhance movement patterns and unlock more speed and endurance Lifestyle adaptations that enable better preparation, training and racing Tactics for more effective recovery, hydration and sleep Waterman 2.0 also features unique insights and tips from more than 30 of the world's top watermen and women, including Laird Hamilton, Kai Lenny, Emily Jackson-Troutman and Paige Alms. This book is the start of a revolution in water sports performance. Are you ready to become Waterman 2.0?


A New Urban Design and Transport Planning Philosophy for a Sustainable Future

Author: John Whitelegg

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781530227877

Category: Transportation

Page: 182

View: 8026


The book presents a detailed case for the transformation of mobility. After over a century of rapid growth in distances travelled and the multiplication of expensive infrastructure (roads, high speed rail, airports) we have passed a tipping point. Our transport systems globally and regionally now account for millions of deaths each year (air pollution and crashes), eye-wateringly large subsidies and demands on public funds and have created unfriendly, unpleasant spaces that damage community life and foster obesity. The time has come for a new transport paradigm and one that is ethical, child-friendly and nurturing of local economic vitality and resilience. The book sets out how this can be done and focusses on the "three zeroes". We can have all the advantages of gaining high quality access to our chosen destinations but in future we will do this with zero deaths in road traffic, zero air pollution from traffic sources and zero greenhouse gas emissions to counter climate change threats.

17th International ITF/OECD Symposium on Transport Economics and Policy: Benefiting from Globalisation Transport Sector Contribution and Policy Challenges

Transport Sector Contribution and Policy Challenges

Author: International Transport Forum

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9282101789


Page: 466

View: 5143


Opportunities for individuals and businesses to benefit from globalisation are increased by efficient, cost-effective transport networks. A competitive, responsive, well-organised transport sector facilitates trade and creating the conditions for this poses policy challenges that must be tackled.