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Emerging Opportunities for "Design Thinking" to Deliver Sustainable Solutions in the Built Environment

Drawing on a review of literature, this paper discusses the critical role that "design thinking" can play in achieving significant and systemic environmental improvements within the built environment sector.

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Making Sense of Intergenerational Closeness and Distance: The Case of Grandparent Caregivers in Uganda

In the wake of the HIV/AIDS crisis in sub-Saharan Africa the critical role played by grandparents in caring for children has been highlighted by a growing body of evidence.

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Nurturing Hope: Capturing Mental Illness on Video, the Caregiver’s Role

A documentary that captures narratives of family members who support a family member who has a mental illness presents challenges. An ethical framework of working enables participants to speak.

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Published online: August 27, 2014

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Learning from Experience: The Social Value of Contextually Situated Architecture

Vernacular architecture, originating from distinctive cultural memories, can facilitate the synthesis of spatial cognition, contextual aesthetics, and settlement patterns expanding the possibility for a situated relationship between society and artifact.

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Published online: August 27, 2014

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Intercultural Dialogues between the EU and Turkey through Contemporary Art Projects

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Published online: August 27, 2014

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The Extendable Museum: Art Prosthetics Overlaid on the Natural and Urban Environments in the First Granada Millennium Biennale Event

Some of the features of recent artistic creation, such as the hybridisation of languages, interdisciplinarity, diversification of materials, have expanded beyond their traditional repositories into a proliferation of alternative spaces.

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Published online: August 27, 2014

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Single Parent Families: Change In Leisure Consumption

The purpose of this study is to explore the changes in leisure consumption in single parent families.

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Published online: August 26, 2014

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The Politics of Women's Empowerment: The Transformative Struggles of KAMER (Women's Center) against Violence

This paper presents an ethnographic fieldwork on women's empowerment conducted in Turkey with a women’s organization, KAMER (Women's Center) working in eastern Anatolia on violence against women.

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Published online: August 26, 2014

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Love Thy Baby: Breastfeeding and Its Relation to Infant Attachment Security

This paper questions often-unsubstantiated claims about positive effects of breastfeeding on infant attachment security, and argues for the presence of psychological, cultural, and demographic mediating factors.

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Published online: August 26, 2014

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Life Satisfaction of Women in Northern Cyprus: An Empirical Study

Life satisfaction is mainly considered to be the most important aspect of human welfare. This paper tries to evaluate the life satisfaction among women living in North Cyprus.

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Published online: August 26, 2014

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