Urban Problems and Community Development
In recent years, concerned governments, businesses, and civic groups have launched ambitious programs of community development designed to halt, and even reverse, decades of urban decline. But while massive amounts of effort and money are being dedicated to improving the inner-cities, two important questions have gone unanswered: 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 workforce development, housing, community development corporations, informal social organizations, schooling, and public security.
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The Institution was founded on December 8 , 1927 , to merge the activities of the Institute for Government Research , founded in 1916 , the Institute of Economics , founded in 1922 , and the Robert Brookings Graduate School of Economics ...
... Ronald F. Ferguson ( chairman ) and Robert D. Putnam of Harvard ; Langley Keyes of MIT ; Anna Kondratas of the Urban Institute ; and Peter H. Rossi , professor emeritus from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst .
... appear grossly out of place under one of the others . Consider the following statement from the Aspen Institute's Roundtable on Comprehensive Initiatives : As a reformulation of earlier approaches , CCIs build on Introduction / II.
Members of the Aspen Institute's Roundtable on Comprehensive Community Initiatives are hard at work on developing the ideas behind and testing the usefulness of theory-based evaluation. See, for example, Connell and others (1995); and ...
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