social planning


Summary: A systematic process for evaluating and identifying specific needs in the community and the implementation of practical steps for meeting those needs and improving quality of life.

Top Publications

  1. Duretz S, Drouet J, Durand P, Hutchings N, Theobald M, Salmon Monviola J, et al. NitroScape: a model to integrate nitrogen transfers and transformations in rural landscapes. Environ Pollut. 2011;159:3162-70 pubmed publisher
    ..The model represents a new tool for assessing the effect of changes in landscape structure on N(r) fluxes. ..
  2. Adamatzky A, Alonso Sanz R. Rebuilding Iberian motorways with slime mould. Biosystems. 2011;105:89-100 pubmed publisher
    ..We compare the plasmodium network with principle motorways and also analyse man-made and plasmodium networks in a framework of planar proximity graphs. ..
  3. Arcidiacono C, Procentese F, Baldi S. Participatory planning and community development: an e-learning training program. J Prev Interv Community. 2010;38:70-83 pubmed publisher
    ..Our experience indicates that it is possible to promote participation and acquire skills through online training. Online training has shown itself to be a useful and successful tool for promoting skills in the field of social planning.
  4. Buchanan A. Enhancement and the ethics of development. Kennedy Inst Ethics J. 2008;18:1-34 pubmed
    ..Appreciating the productivity-increasing potential of enhancements also makes it possible to view the enhancement debate in a new light, through the lens of the ethics of development. ..
  5. Recatalá Boix L, Zinck J. Land-use planning in the Chaco plain (Burruyacú, Argentina): part 2: generating a consensus plan to mitigate land-use conflicts and minimize land degradation. Environ Manage. 2008;42:200-9 pubmed publisher
    ..Although the planning exercise did not directly involve the stakeholders, the results are sufficiently practical and realistic to suggest that the approach could be extended to the entire Chaco plain region. ..
  6. Costanza R, Graumlich L, Steffen W, Crumley C, Dearing J, Hibbard K, et al. Sustainability or collapse: what can we learn from integrating the history of humans and the rest of nature?. Ambio. 2007;36:522-7 pubmed
    ..Humans cannot predict the future. But, if we can adequately understand the past, we can use that understanding to influence our decisions and to create a better, more sustainable and desirable future. ..
  7. Stambolovic V. Epidemic of health care reforms. Eur J Public Health. 2003;13:77-9 pubmed
    ..In that role they could work on reforms which would rely on priciples of evolution. The first result of this reform orientation would be creation of the germ of pluralistic health care systems. ..
  8. Nepstad D, Boyd W, Stickler C, Bezerra T, Azevedo A. Responding to climate change and the global land crisis: REDD+, market transformation and low-emissions rural development. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 2013;368:20120167 pubmed publisher
    ..We illustrate this potential with the case of Mato Grosso State in the Brazilian Amazon...
  9. Foster S, Wood L, Christian H, Knuiman M, Giles Corti B. Planning safer suburbs: do changes in the built environment influence residents' perceptions of crime risk?. Soc Sci Med. 2013;97:87-94 pubmed publisher
    ..g., minimising incivilities, improved lighting and aesthetics). ..

More Information


  1. Weismehl R. Robert Morris: memories of a mentor. J Aging Soc Policy. 2007;19:129-32 pubmed
  2. Mannes T, Capon A. Constructing a database of development applications considered by public health units in NSW. N S W Public Health Bull. 2005;16:124-6 pubmed
  3. Ogilvie L, Astle B, Mill J, Opare M. Global health and equity: part 2: exploring solutions. Can Nurse. 2005;101:25-8 pubmed
    ..In this article, the authors examine strategies to mitigate inequities in global health within an international development framework, threats to achieving equity in health and the implications of these issues for nurses and nursing. ..
  4. Renting H, Rossing W, Groot J, van der Ploeg J, Laurent C, Perraud D, et al. Exploring multifunctional agriculture. A review of conceptual approaches and prospects for an integrative transitional framework. J Environ Manage. 2009;90 Suppl 2:S112-23 pubmed publisher
  5. Lauster N, Tester F. Culture as a problem in linking material inequality to health: on residential crowding in the Arctic. Health Place. 2010;16:523-30 pubmed publisher
    ..In this paper we discuss and illustrate these problems with reference to the study and measurement of overcrowding and its effects on health and well-being for Inuit communities in Nunavut, Canada. ..
  6. Pfeifer C, Sonneveld M, Stoorvogel J. Farmers' contribution to landscape services in the Netherlands under different rural development scenarios. J Environ Manage. 2012;111:96-105 pubmed publisher
    ..In our study, only increased cooperation between government, farmers and citizens appears to result in a general increase of all landscape services across the entire landscape. ..
  7. Axelsson R, Angelstam P, Myhrman L, Sädbom S, Ivarsson M, Elbakidze M, et al. Evaluation of multi-level social learning for sustainable landscapes: perspective of a development initiative in Bergslagen, Sweden. Ambio. 2013;42:241-53 pubmed publisher
    ..We discuss how social learning can be improved, and how a learning network of development initiatives could be realized. ..
  8. Hogrefe C, Civerolo K, Hao W, Ku J, Zalewsky E, Sistla G. Rethinking the assessment of photochemical modelin systems in air quality planning applications. J Air Waste Manag Assoc. 2008;58:1086-99 pubmed
  9. Cleary G, Parsons H, Davis A, Coleman B, Jones D, Miller K, et al. Avian Assemblages at Bird Baths: A Comparison of Urban and Rural Bird Baths in Australia. PLoS ONE. 2016;11:e0150899 pubmed publisher
  10. Mangubhai S, Erdmann M, Wilson J, Huffard C, Ballamu F, Hidayat N, et al. Papuan Bird's Head Seascape: emerging threats and challenges in the global center of marine biodiversity. Mar Pollut Bull. 2012;64:2279-95 pubmed publisher
  11. Eisenberg J, Cevallos W, Ponce K, Levy K, Bates S, Scott J, et al. Environmental change and infectious disease: how new roads affect the transmission of diarrheal pathogens in rural Ecuador. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2006;103:19460-5 pubmed
    ..This study provides insight into the initial health impacts that roads have on communities and into the social and environmental processes that create these impacts. ..
  12. Zhou R, Li Y, Hu Y, Xi F, Shan T, He H, et al. [Spatiotemporal expansion of urban and rural built-up areas in Shenyang City: an analysis based on remote sensing and GIS technology]. Ying Yong Sheng Tai Xue Bao. 2009;20:2446-54 pubmed
    ..Economic development, population growth, transportation, natural environment, policy-guiding, and urban planning were the main driving forces of the expansion of built-up areas in Shenyang City. ..
  13. Morton B. Ningaloo. Mar Pollut Bull. 2003;46:1213-4 pubmed
  14. Courbage C, Rey B. Priority setting in health care and higher order degree change in risk. J Health Econ. 2012;31:484-9 pubmed publisher
  15. Parusel S, McLaren A. Cars before kids: automobility and the illusion of school traffic safety. Can Rev Sociol. 2010;47:129-47 pubmed
    ..While this context of school traffic safety programs helps to maintain an "illusion of safety," it does not challenge the current auto-dominant mobility structure and its inherent problems. ..
  16. Patiño G, Herrán O. [Forced displacement, childhood and adolescence: scenarios regarding socioeconomic stability]. Rev Salud Publica (Bogota). 2012;14 Suppl 2:58-68 pubmed
    ..Government-promoted social and economic stabilisation programmes must be rethought regarding forcibly displaced populations, particularly when situations are envisaged involving the welfare of children and adolescents. ..
  17. Schofield D, Cox C. The use of virtual environments for percentage view analysis. J Environ Manage. 2005;76:342-54 pubmed
    ..A case study is shown to demonstrate the application and the capabilities of the technology. ..
  18. Greenberg M, Mayer H, Miller K, Hordon R, Knee D. Reestablishing public health and land use planning to protect public water supplies. Am J Public Health. 2003;93:1522-6 pubmed
    ..In New Jersey, government and purveyor action is being taken as a result of, and in support of, these findings. ..
  19. Nie H, Gao Y, Chen J. [Syndrome distribution among patients with chronic hepatitis C and interventions of integrated traditional Chinese and Western medicine: study protocol]. Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Xue Bao. 2011;9:365-73 pubmed
    ..The study results will be helpful to developing a TCM treatment program for chronic hepatitis C. The research program was registered in the Chinese Clinical Trial Registry in English and Chinese in January 2010. ChiCTR-TRC-10000770. ..
  20. Bhutta Z, Chopra M, Axelson H, Berman P, Boerma T, Bryce J, et al. Countdown to 2015 decade report (2000-10): taking stock of maternal, newborn, and child survival. Lancet. 2010;375:2032-44 pubmed publisher
    ..However, much more can and should be done to address maternal and newborn health and improve coverage of interventions related to family planning, care around childbirth, and case management of childhood illnesses. ..
  21. Morse W, Hall T, Kruger L. Improving the integration of recreation management with management of other natural resources by applying concepts of scale from ecology. Environ Manage. 2009;43:369-80 pubmed publisher
    ..The United States Forest Service is used as an example to discuss how resource-management agencies can improve this integration. ..
  22. Rockefeller R. Turn public problems to private account. Harv Bus Rev. 2003;81:129-36, 142 pubmed
    ..The road to meeting a public need-especially a major one--is rarely easy, the author says. But if management sizes up the need well, there is a good chance its new venture will survive under adversity. ..
  23. Lei Z, Wang L. [Control situation and primary task of key parasitic diseases in China]. Zhongguo Ji Sheng Chong Xue Yu Ji Sheng Chong Bing Za Zhi. 2012;30:1-5 pubmed
  24. Sheil D, Liswanti N. Scoring the importance of tropical forest landscapes with local people: patterns and insights. Environ Manage. 2006;38:126-36 pubmed
    ..Aside from revealing and clarifying local preferences, scoring has unexplored potential as a quantitative technique. Scoring is an underappreciated management tool with wide potential. ..
  25. Klie T, Marzluff S. [Volunteering shapes rural areas. Opportunities and limits of civic engagement for municipal safeguarding of sustenance]. Z Gerontol Geriatr. 2012;45:748-55 pubmed publisher
    ..Also, there is a limit to what can be achieved through self-organization and civic engagement. This approach does not release politics and administration from their responsibility to take care of the safeguarding of sustenance. ..
  26. Muthayya S, Rah J, Sugimoto J, Roos F, Kraemer K, Black R. The global hidden hunger indices and maps: an advocacy tool for action. PLoS ONE. 2013;8:e67860 pubmed publisher
    ..Moreover, the indices and maps serve as a useful advocacy tool in the call for increased commitments to scale up effective nutrition interventions. ..
  27. Vanlandeghem M, Meyer M, Cox S, Sharma B, Patino R. Spatial and temporal patterns of surface water quality and ichthyotoxicity in urban and rural river basins in Texas. Water Res. 2012;46:6638-51 pubmed publisher
    ..In conclusion, the physicochemistry of the urban-influenced NF water was conducive to the expression of ichthyotoxicity and also point to water hardness as a novel factor influencing golden alga ichthyotoxicity in surface waters. ..
  28. Belford M, Robertson T, Jepson R. Using evaluability assessment to assess local community development health programmes: a Scottish case-study. BMC Med Res Methodol. 2017;17:70 pubmed publisher
    ..This type of pre-evaluation method is already a useful resource for national policy evaluations, but could be a valuable evaluation tool for other regional or community health programmes. ..
  29. Petit S. The dimensions of land use change in rural landscapes: lessons learnt from the GB Countryside Surveys. J Environ Manage. 2009;90:2851-6 pubmed publisher
    ..The benefits of integrated rural landscape studies are discussed in the context of other national monitoring programmes. ..
  30. Maticka Tyndale E, Lewis J, Street M. Making a place for escort work: a case study. J Sex Res. 2005;42:46-53 pubmed
    ..The specific historical, geographic, social, and political location of the city figured prominently in its choice of a normalization rather than a spatialization strategy. ..
  31. Aghajanian A, Mehryar A, Ahmadnia S, Kazemipour S. Impact of rural health development programme in the Islamic Republic of Iran on rural-urban disparities in health indicators. East Mediterr Health J. 2007;13:1466-75 pubmed
    ..The implications of inexpensive rural health policies for other countries in the region such as Afghanistan and Central Asian countries with a similar sociocultural structure are discussed. ..
  32. Linkie M, Smith R, Zhu Y, Martyr D, Suedmeyer B, Pramono J, et al. Evaluating biodiversity conservation around a large Sumatran protected area. Conserv Biol. 2008;22:683-90 pubmed publisher
    ..Our results also emphasize the importance of quantitative approaches in helping to inform successful and cost-effective strategies for tropical biodiversity conservation. ..
  33. Ravula P, Grisso R, Cundiff J. Comparison between two policy strategies for scheduling trucks in a biomass logistic system. Bioresour Technol. 2008;99:5710-21 pubmed
    ..5% and 70.8%, respectively. The delivered cost (load, haul, and unload) varied from USD14.68 (Policy 1) to USD16.14 per Mg (Policy 2) for 15% w.b. moisture content biomass. ..
  34. Holdstock D. Past, present--and future?. Med Confl Surviv. 2005;21:85-7 pubmed
  35. Mills C. Planning law and public health at an impasse in Australia: the need for targeted law reforms to improve local food environments to reduce overweight and obesity. J Law Med. 2014;22:179-87 pubmed
    ..It is contended that planning law in Australia is out of step with the evidence of planning's potential impact on health, and reforms are required to ensure consistency with public health priorities. ..
  36. Fan V, Le au R. Insights in public health: a tale of two polities: health in Independent and American Samoa. Hawaii J Med Public Health. 2015;74:179-84 pubmed
    ..Limited data remains a persistent challenge to conducting analysis of public health in the Pacific islands, particularly in American Samoa. ..
  37. Gardner T, Ferreira J, Barlow J, Lees A, Parry L, Vieira I, et al. A social and ecological assessment of tropical land uses at multiple scales: the Sustainable Amazon Network. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 2013;368:20120166 pubmed publisher
    ..We also discuss some of the practical lessons, limitations and realities faced during the development of the RAS initiative so far. ..
  38. Peres F. [Health, work and environment at the Brazilian rural]. Cien Saude Colet. 2009;14:1995-2004 pubmed
  39. Liu T, Sun L. Pension Reform in China. J Aging Soc Policy. 2016;28:15-28 pubmed publisher
    ..quot; Additionally, we argue that the 2015 pension reform has created a situation in which the stratification of Chinese pension arrangements has been "flattened," even though it remains stratified to some extent. ..
  40. Smith A, Newman R, Thompson P, Farkas S, Wynne J. Mitral Valve Repair Outcomes in a Community Hospital: A Retrospective Analysis. Heart Lung Circ. 2016;25:499-504 pubmed publisher
    ..The appropriate institutional setting for performing highly complex procedures has substantial implications for health policy, especially regarding access and quality issues. ..
  41. RAJARATNAM J, Marcus J, Flaxman A, Wang H, Levin Rector A, Dwyer L, et al. Neonatal, postneonatal, childhood, and under-5 mortality for 187 countries, 1970-2010: a systematic analysis of progress towards Millennium Development Goal 4. Lancet. 2010;375:1988-2008 pubmed publisher
    ..These positive developments deserve attention and might need enhanced policy attention and resources. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. ..
  42. Gebreel A. In pursuit of a better quality of life through the Basic Minimum Needs Programme: the Afghan experience. Ann Trop Med Parasitol. 1997;91:755-62 pubmed
    ..The paper gives an exposé of the set of potential interventions and solutions chosen by the community to solve their problems. ..
  43. Zabaniotou A, Kantarelis E, Skoulou V, Chatziavgoustis T. Bioenergy production for CO2-mitigation and rural development via valorisation of low value crop residues and their upgrade into energy carriers: a challenge for sunflower and soya residues. Bioresour Technol. 2010;101:619-23 pubmed publisher
    ..Such residues could comprise an attractive renewable source of energy for covering additional energy demands in agricultural regions through exploitation in small gasification systems. ..
  44. Tveit M. Indicators of visual scale as predictors of landscape preference; a comparison between groups. J Environ Manage. 2009;90:2882-8 pubmed publisher
  45. Assai M, Siddiqi S, Watts S. Tackling social determinants of health through community based initiatives. BMJ. 2006;333:854-6 pubmed
  46. Buss P, Pellegrini Filho A. Social determinants of health. Cad Saude Publica. 2006;22:1772-3 pubmed
  47. Ryan J, Mahoney P, Macnab C. Conflict recovery and intervening in hospitals. BMJ. 2005;331:278-80 pubmed
  48. Yidong G, Xin C, Shuai Z, Ancheng L. Performance of multi-soil-layering system (MSL) treating leachate from rural unsanitary landfills. Sci Total Environ. 2012;420:183-90 pubmed publisher
    ..9% under HLR 200 and 400L/(m(2)·d). The intermittent aeration was helpful to remove the clogging of MSLs, after they were clogged under HLRs of 800 and 1600L/(m(2)·d). MSL is promising as an appealing nitrifying biofilm reactor. ..
  49. Schäffer B, Bütikofer R, Plüss S, Thomann G. Aircraft noise: accounting for changes in air traffic with time of day. J Acoust Soc Am. 2011;129:185-99 pubmed publisher
    ..Finally, the situations for which the simpler approach is sufficiently accurate are ascertained. ..
  50. Fernández H, Molineri C. Toward a sustainable experience in an intermountain valley in northwestern Argentina. Ambio. 2006;35:262-6 pubmed
  51. Nomura M. Development of Library Services for disadvantaged people: a Japanese perspective. Health Info Libr J. 2004;21 Suppl 2:69-71 pubmed
  52. Replogle J. Hunger on the rise in Central America. Storms, drought, and a lack of development threaten rural communities. Lancet. 2004;363:2056-7 pubmed
  53. Li Y, Zheng J, Li F, Jin X, Xu C. Assessment of municipal infrastructure development and its critical influencing factors in urban China: A FA and STIRPAT approach. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0181917 pubmed publisher