Dusty Columbia Embury

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Community intervention in urban areas: a youth driven initiative (CIUA)

Young people have something to say about degraded urban areas. They in fact have innovative ideas that can be applied to specific situations of urban degradation. When creativity related to artistic practice can be connected to innovative thinking, there may be important changes that can be accomplished. This article explores examples of youth intervention in […]

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How being appreciative creates change – theory in practice from health and social care in Scotland

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Appreciative Inquiry has been readily caricatured as slavishly focusing on the positive. Here we invite you to revisit it in the form of Appreciative Action Research (AAR). How can we have genuine hope as we seek to work through the major challenges confronting organisations and communities? How do we avoid the ‘ritual dance of attack […]

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Participatory action research in a rural Yucatec Maya community

Different initiatives have promoted the use of improved cook stoves around the world. Their goal has been to eradicate cooking over open flame inside dwellings because it is associated with health problems, inefficient resource use and greenhouse gas emissions. Most of these improved cook stoves initiatives depend heavily on expert-generated solutions, treating users as mere […]

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Work-integrated learning and health literacy as catalysts for Roma empowerment and social inclusion: A participatory action research

Roma people all over the world have often been subject to prejudice, stigma, discrimination and oppression. Many Roma have little or no education, which in combination with other factors often leads to unemployment and marginalization. Based on a case study in Sweden, this paper proposes an approach that can be used in participatory projects aiming […]

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