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Author Ferguson, Ronald F.

Title Urban problems and community development / Ronald F. Ferguson and William T. Dickens, editors
Published Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, [1999]


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 W'PONDS  307.14 Fer/Upa  AVAILABLE
Description xii, 628 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents 1. Introduction / Ronald F. Ferguson and William T. Dickens -- 2. Reconceiving the Community Development Field / Ronald F. Ferguson, Sara E. Stoutland and Bennett Harrison -- 3. Swimming against the Tide: A Brief History of Federal Policy in Poor Communities / Alice O'Connor and Joseph McNeely -- 4. Power, Money, and Politics in Community Development / Margaret Weir and Peter Dreier -- 5. Community Development Corporations: Mission, Strategy, and Accomplishments / Sara E. Stoutland -- 6. What "Community" Supplies / Robert J. Sampson and James P. Connell -- 7. Security and Community Development / Mark H. Moore and Wesley G. Skogan -- 8. Schools and Disadvantaged Neighborhoods: The Community Development Challenge / Clarence Stone, Kathryn Doherty and Cheryl Jones -- 9. Rebuilding Urban Labor Markets: What Community Development Can Accomplish / William T. Dickens and Rebecca M. Blank -- 10. The Economics of Housing Services in Low-Income Neighborhoods / Kenneth T. Rosen, Ted Dienstfrey and Anthony Downs -- 11. Inner-City Business Development and Entrepreneurship: New Frontiers for Policy and Research / Ross Gittell, J. Phillip Thompson and Peter B. Doeringer -- 12. Evaluating Community Development Programs: Problems and Prospects / Peter H. Rossi and Judith M. Gueron -- 13. Conclusion: Social Science Research, Urban Problems, and Community Development Alliances / Ronald F. Ferguson
Summary "Can community development actually help solve long-standing urban problems? And, based on social science analyses, what kinds of initiatives can make a difference?" "This book surveys what we currently know and what we need to know about community development's past, current, and potential contributions. The authors - economists, sociologists, political scientists, and a historian - define community development broadly to include all capacity building (including social, intellectual, physical, financial, and political assets) aimed at improving the quality of life in low- to moderate-income neighborhoods. The book addresses the history of urban development strategies, the politics of resource allocation, business and work force development, housing, community development corporations, informal social organizations, schooling, and public security."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Judith McRostie
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Dickens, William T.
Community development -- United States.
Urban policy -- United States.
Author Dickens, William T.
Ferguson, Ronald F.
LC no. 98040262
ISBN 0815718756 (paperback: alk. paper)
0815718764 (cloth : alk. paper)