entries in the RWBC glossary are written by invited authors. The
authors include academics, scientists, researchers, activists,
and select writers at large. Our approach with respect to each
entry's form, content and length, is similar to the International
Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences.
entry has a series of descriptive and definitional fields (filled
out by the author using an on-line form). The fields include the
term itself, authorship--including author contact information,
an abstract, extended essay, illustrative quote, references, and
Terms in the glossary include words/concepts, as well as more
complicated concept clusters such as categorical labels of discourse
(e.g., new regionalism, sustainability science), theory (e.g.,
urban theory, economic geography) and practice.(e.g., adocacy
planning, knowledge networking).
At this link you will find an on-line form to fill out and submit
electronically. As an author, you will be able to edit your
article even after it is submitted (improve it over time with
feedback). You must be logged into the RWBC Web site to submit
and/or edit your entry in the glossary. To avoid loosing information
via the on-line submission process, the text of your article
should be prepared in a seperate document --then cut and paste
into the on-line form.
Semantic Webs and Knowledge Maps There are some interesting tools you can use to explore
the semantic web of meaning (related terminology/ideas) within
which concepts are embedded. The Visual
Thesaurus , for instance, is an animated display of words
and meanings -- a visual representation of the English language.
Looking up a word creates a visualization with your word in
the center of the display, connected to related words and meanings.
You can then click on these words or meanings to explore further.
Environmental Protection Agency has created a "Terminology
Reference System" (TRS). The TRS is a single resource
of environmental terminology. At the site, one can on a letter
from A-Z to to retrieve a list of all terms beginning with that
letter. Other ways to query TRS information may be found on the
of the terms that experts in our group can define include: