Human Ecology Forum

Articles from Vol. 23, No. 3, Summer

Children Need Space
Crowded environments are stressful for all people. But children are less able to cope. Behavioral problems are one response to crowded homes and classrooms. "For solitude is best society, and short retirement urges sweet return," wrote the poet John...
Clean Well Water? Not Always!
Simple, low-cost prevention and monitoring measures can ensure that drinking water from private wells is safe. The problem is, many homeowners aren't taking these precautions. At its best, well water is exceptionally cool and fresh tasting, the perfect...
Designing with Care
Designing short- and long-term care residences for the sick and the elderly requires an entirely new perspective on facility design. Associate Professor Paul Eshelman's design students are taking the best approach-learning by doing. The needs of people...
Get the Goods, Not the Garbage
Low-income households tend to make less use of waste reduction and recycling programs in their communities than higher-income households do. A commonly held belief is that limited-resource households have a more urgent priority - making do with too few...
Pilot Project Links Nonprofit Agencies to Internet
Nonprofit agencies in the Ithaca area now can cruise the "information superhighway" as guests of Cornell University, one of the first universities to share its network links with community human service agencies. The community hookup was spearheaded...
Researchers Challenge Nature vs. Nurture Argument
It is not so much genes or childhood environment that directly determine how successfully a person will cope, acquire knowledge and skills, and develop rewarding relationships as an adult. Rather, it is the number of enduring relationships and activities...
Rx for Sick Buildings
When many workers suffer from unexplained illnesses, often it's the building that's sick. But the cure may include fixing the human as well as the physical work environment. Many modern office buildings would fail a physical exam. Tight insulation,...
The Hidden Strengths of Communities
The neighborhood environment can nurture or defeat those who live there. Therefore, many view the decline of America's communities with alarm. But even the most downtrodden community has the resources to pull itself back up. It's all about harnessing...

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