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Title An introduction to community development / edited by Rhonda Phillips, Robert H. Pittman
Edition Second edition
Published New York : Routledge, [2014]
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Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; List of Boxes; List of Contributors; Acknowledgements; Editors' Introduction; Part I Foundations; 1 A Framework for Community and Economic Development; 2 Seven Theories for Seven Community Developers; 3 Asset-Based Community Development; 4 Social Capital and Community Building; 5 Sustainability in Community Development; 6 The ""New"" Local; 7 Community Development Practice; Part II Preparation and Planning; 8 Community Visioning and Strategic Planning
21 Measuring ProgressPart IV Issues Impacting Community Development; 22 Perspectives on Current Issues; 23 Community-Based Energy; 24 Community and Economic Development Finance; 25 Conclusions and Observations on the Future of Community Development; Index
9 Establishing Community-Based Organizations10 Leadership and Community Development; 11 Community Development Assessments; 12 Community Asset Mapping and Surveys; 13 Understanding Community Economies; Part III Programming Techniques and Strategies; 14 Human Capital and Workforce Development; 15 Marketing the Community; 16 Retaining and Expanding Existing Community Businesses; 17 Entrepreneurship as a Community Development Strategy; 18 Arts, Culture, and Community Development; 19 Housing and Community Development; 20 Neighborhood Planning for Community Development and Revitalization
Summary "Beginning with the foundations of community development, An Introduction to Community Development offers a comprehensive and practical approach to planning for communities. Road-tested in the authors' own teaching, and through the training they provide for practicing planners, it enables students to begin making connections between academic study and practical know-how from both private and public sector contexts. An Introduction to Community Development shows how planners can utilize local economic interests and integrate finance and marketing considerations into their strategy. Most importantly, the book is strongly focused on outcomes, encouraging students to ask: what is best practice when it comes to planning for communities, and how do we accurately measure the results of planning practice? This newly revised and updated edition includes: - increased coverage of sustainability issues, - discussion of localism and its relation to community development, - quality of life, community well-being and public health considerations, - and content on local food systems. Each chapter provides a range of reading materials for the student, supplemented with text boxes, a chapter outline, keywords, and reference lists, and new skills based exercises at the end of each chapter to help students turn their learning into action, making this the most user-friendly text for community development now available"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Community development.
Economic development.
Form Electronic book
Author Phillips, Rhonda, editor
Pittman, Robert H., author
ISBN 1134482256 (electronic bk.)
9781134482252 (electronic bk.)