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National Science Foundation (U.S.). Research Applied to National Needs Program

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Works: 918 works in 1,364 publications in 1 language and 12,153 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Abstracts 
Roles: Funder, Monitor
Classifications: TJ810, 333.70973
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Environment : a new focus for land-use planning by D.C.) International Science Foundation (Washington( Book )

7 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A workshop/conference held in Boulder, Colorado, during two weeks of summer 1972 had the goal of bringing together a group of university researchers and planning practitioners to "think through" how the research requirements of environmental/land-use planning might be met and to identify the areas of new knowledge needed by practitioners and society at large if they are to do a better job of planning the physical environment. The conference encompassed two elements: (1) the substantive questions dealing directly with the problems involved in planning physical environments (within a broad societal framework) and (2) research organization--what needs to be done to insure that the necessary research is carried out. The book is divided into four parts. Part 1 presents the recommendations of high-priority research for land-use planning and allocation that were developed by the workshop participants. Part 2 contains an introductory chapter and an historical overview of land-use planning in the United States. Part 3 comprises a collection of nine background papers devoted to various topics concerning the social, economic, and natural environmental factors important to environmental/land-use planning. Part 4 contains six committee reports that were prepared during the conference. (Author/MLF)
The video telephone: impact of a new era in telecommunications; a preliminary technology assessment by Edward M Dickson( Book )

7 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This technological assessment of the video telephone discusses in some detail the basic principles of video telephony, the many forms of video telephones, as well as competing and complementing technologies. The development of related and supporting technologies and the institutional and regulatory setting of the medium are also reviewed. The impact of video telephones on society is discussed in terms of human response, organizations, transportation, energy and environment, medical applications, education, economic considerations, law, and international relations. (Wcm/jy)
Selected aspects of consumer behavior : a summary from the perspective of different disciplines by National Science Foundation (U.S.)( Book )

8 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An assessment of solar energy as a national energy resource by United States( Book )

6 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Solar Energy Panel was organized jointly by the NSF and NASA in January 1972, and comprised of nearly 40 scientists and engineers possessing expertise in solid state physics, chemistry, microbiology, power engineering, architecture, photovoltaics, and the thermal sciences as well as several economists, environmentalists, and sociologists. The Panel was charged with assessing the potential of solar energy as a national energy resource and the state of the technology in the various solar energy application areas, and with recommending necessary research and development programs to develop the potential in those areas considered important. The scope of the Panel's activities was defined to include all applications of direct solar energy, as well as power from wind, ocean thermal differences, and useful energy from replenishable organic materials. This report presents the findings of the Panel."--Page 1
The consequences of electronic funds transfer : a technology assessment of movement toward a less cash/less check society by Inc Arthur D. Little( Book )

3 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Energy, environment, productivity : proceedings of the first Symposium on RANN-Research Applied to National Needs, Washington, D.C., November 18-20, 1973 by Jay Holmes( Book )

4 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume records the presentations made at the Symposium on Research Applied to National Needs. The three major problem areas of energy, the environment, and productivity serve as a focus for the papers. The 14 papers in the first section deal with energy programs; energy under the ocean; energy conversion and transmission systems; and geothermal, wind, and solar energy. The second section includes 10 papers covering threats to man and his environment, environmental programs and projects, disaster mitigation (earthquake engineering and fire research), mercury pollution, weather modification, and resourse management. The third section contains three policy addresses which discuss national research, energy policy, and environmental policy. Twelve papers in section 4 are concerned with productivity in the public and private sectors; the final section consists of one paper on research utilization. (Dt)
City size and the quality of life : an analysis of the policy implications of continued population concentration by Duane Elgin( Book )

6 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study explores the relationship between city size and quality of life as measured across environmental, social, political, systemic, preferential, and economic dimensions. Its primary objective is to assess the desirability of continued population concentration across these dimensions. It is noted that if historical distribution trends continue, by the year 2,000, two thirds of the American people will live within large metropolitan areas of one million or more people. However, recent distribution trends suggest there may be a substantial departure from these historical trends. The research summarized in this report indicates that for a substantial portion of the American population the trend to ever larger cities is considered undesirable. For them, the quality of urban life is inversely correlated with size of urban place. A conclusion of this study is that there appears to be a substantial amount of latent support for a national population redistribution policy aimed at greater population balance. For such a growth policy to be successful, it must deal with the underlying economic forces and mechanisms that create indesirable distribution patterns. (Author/AM)
Report of the public meeting on genetic engineering for nitrogen fixation : October 5-6, 1977, held at the National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C. by Public Meeting on Genetic Engineering for Nitrogen Fixation( Book )

6 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geothermal energy : a national proposal for geothermal resources research; final report by Geothermal Resources Research Conference( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wind energy conversion systems : workshop proceedings, Washington, D.C., June 11-13, 1973 by Lewis Research Center( Book )

11 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Policing metropolitan America by Elinor Ostrom( Book )

4 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study concerns police services delivery in small-to-medium sized metropolitan areas. It addresses three broad issues: the producers of police services, agency cooperation and service delivery, and agency size and service delivery. Each issue is treated in a separate chapter and includes a discussion of several related questions. The 80 geographic areas studied varied in size, population density, and types of communities. The report's findings challenge several assumptions which have been the basis of many proposals for police reorganization. The findings show that policing metropolitan areas can be divided among separately organized agencies as well as among the personnel of a single police department. It is concluded that the diversity in size of agencies and the different combinations of services they produce are not necessarily wasteful or confusing. There appears to be little duplication by small-to-medium sized police agencies. Most police departments seem to know what services they are responsible for and where to deliver them. Instances of duplication, of confusion and of noncooperation are found, but they are not found to be the common pattern. It is suggested that reorganization of metropolitan policing needs to be based on a realistic assessment of the resources and needs of each particular metropolitan area. (Author/AM)
Local capital improvements and development management : analysis and case studies by Judith Getzels( Book )

5 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proceedings of the second Workshop on Wind Energy Conversion Systems, Washington, D.C., June 9-11, 1975 by Workshop on Wind Energy Conversion Systems( Book )

5 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Building practices for disaster mitigation; proceedings by National Workshop on Building Practices for Disaster Mitigation( Book )

3 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Workshop on Enzyme Economics : proceedings, October 15-17, 1975 by Workshop on Enzyme Economics( Book )

3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Local capital improvements and development management : executive summary( Book )

3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Energy use and climate : possible effects of using solar energy instead of "stored" energy by R. S Greeley( Book )

4 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Report and recommendations of the Solar Energy Data Workshop, held November 29-30, 1973 by Solar Energy Data Workshop( Book )

5 editions published between 1974 and 1977 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
National Science Foundation RANN

National Science Foundation Research Applications Directorate RANN

National Science Foundation Research Applications Directorate Research Applied to National Needs

National Science Foundation Research Applications Directorate Research Applied to National Needs Program

National Science Foundation Research Applied to National Needs

National Science Foundation Research Applied to National Needs Program

National Science Foundation (U.S.). Directorate for Research Applications. Research Applied to National Needs Program

National Science Foundation (U.S.) Research Applied to National Needs

National Science Foundation (U.S.) Research Applied to National Needs Program

NSF. RA. RANN [program]

NSF/RANN

R.A.N.N.

RANN

Research Applied to National Needs

Research Applied to National Needs Program

United States. National Science Foundation. Research Applied to National Needs Program

United States Research Applied to National Needs Program

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