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Author Peterman, William.

Title Neighborhood planning and community-based development : the potential and limits of grassroots action / William Peterman
Published Thousand Oaks : Sage Publications, [2000]


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Description xiii, 191 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Series Cities & planning
Cities & planning series.
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Neighborhoods, communities, community development, and neighborhood planning -- 3. Community empowerment, organization and development -- 4. Changing urban structure: implications for neighborhood development -- 5. A community confronts gentrification -- 6. The sports stadium versus the neighborhood -- 7. Resident management and community empowerment -- 8. Rebuilding Roseland a block at a time -- 9. Criteria for doing successful neighborhood development -- 10. Doing planning for grassroots neighborhood development
Summary "This book explores the promise and limits of bottom-up, grass-roots strategies of community organizing, development, and planning as blueprints for successful revitalization and maintenance of urban neighborhoods. Peterman proposes conditions that need to be met for bottom-up strategies to succeed. Successful neighborhood development depends not only on local actions, but also on the ability of local groups to marshal resources and political will at levels above that of the neighborhood itself. While he supports community-based initiatives, he argues that there are limits to what can be accomplished exclusively at the grassroots level, where most efforts fail." "Neighborhood Planning and Community-Based Development should be of special interest to individuals who are directly involved in neighborhood planning and development activities."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-180) and index
Subject Community development, Urban -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Case studies.
Community development, Urban -- Illinois -- Chicago.
Community development, Urban.
Neighborhoods -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Case studies.
Neighborhoods -- Illinois -- Chicago.
Urban renewal -- Illinois -- Chicago.
Urban renewal.
LC no. 99050429
ISBN 0761911987