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Speaker says V.I. Should Alter Perception of Territory

By Susan Ellis for the St. Thomas Source – November 23, 2013 Changing a mindset that the U.S. Virgin Islands as merely a dependent United States possession instead of a small island nation with rich resources is necessary for the territory to become economically stable and a better Caribbean neighbor, said Lloyd Gardner, president of the Foundation for Development Planning, […]

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Climate Change and the U.S. Virgin Islands

By Lloyd Gardner. Op-ed article in the St. Thomas Source – March 1, 2012 An October 2011 Associated Press article on climate change stated that a leading skeptic of climate change, after conducting his own study, concluded that the earth’s surface temperature is rising. This was notable because this particular climate skeptic, Richard Muller, is said to be a prominent […]

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Foundation for Development Planning Review

written by: Lynda Lohr for the St. Thomas Source The Foundation for Development Planning , a fledgling non-profit organization on St. Thomas, is providing technical support in the development and planning process to non-profit groups, governments and private institutions so they can improve their decision making and policy-setting process. The foundation works Caribbean wide to achieve this goal. The foundation […]

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Environmental Impact Assessment and Development Planning in the Caribbean

Lloyd Gardner – March 1, 2012 Environmental impact assessment (EIA) can be defined simply as a mechanism for identifying the likely environmental impacts of an action.  Within the Caribbean, EIA is used in two basic ways; (i) as an evaluation tool for identifying the environmental impacts of specific projects, and (ii) as a process for facilitating public participation in environmental […]

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Community Empowerment for Climate Adaptation

John Waugh, Jan 30, 2012 Hurricanes have always been the dread of Small Island Developing States in the tropics, and nowhere are they feared more than in the insular Caribbean.  Models of our changing climate predict more intense tropical storms, but that isn’t the only thing the future has in store for the Caribbean.  Climate change is also expected to […]

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Urban Green Spaces and Development in the Insular Caribbean

By Lloyd Gardner – January 1, 2012 Green spaces were traditionally included in urban development to achieve objectives such as aesthetics (verges and gardens), provision of recreational opportunities (gardens, camp grounds, playing fields, urban parks), and delineation of particular land uses (e.g. green belts used to demarcate residential areas or set city limits).  Green spaces contribute to an urban community’s […]

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Regional Environmental Information Networks in the Caribbean

By Lloyd Gardner – December 1, 2011 One of the supporting elements of environment and development programmes is the establishment of communication and information sharing mechanisms.  Such mechanisms have evolved to include professional networks and the use of internet-based communication tools.  During the 1980s and 1990s, the establishment of national environmental management agencies, the rapid growth in the number of […]

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Cost of Social Conflicts in Tourism Development in the Caribbean

By Lloyd Gardner – November 1, 2011 The Caribbean community is reminded constantly that the tourism industry produces significant economic benefits to Caribbean economies. Less discussed, but of major concern, are the environmental and social costs associated with Caribbean tourism development.  Though there have been previous attempts to identify the environmental impacts associated with tourism in the Caribbean, the costs […]

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Introducing the Foundation for Development Planning, Inc

By Lloyd Gardner – August 1, 2011 The Foundation for Development Planning, Inc was founded for the purpose of designing tool and processes, and supporting programs, that lead to sustainable development of Caribbean communities.  As development takes place at the individual, organizational, community, national, and regional levels, the Foundation has designed its Program of Work and operational modalities to function […]

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