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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NCCED , established in 1970 , is the lead trade organization for CDCs , providing financial , technical , and policy ... NCCED's national surveys of CDCs are the closest thing we have to a national data base on the organizations .
Table 1-1 shows the distribution of activity in 1994 among organizations that responded to the NCCED survey and indicated ... to the number of full - time equivalent ( FTE ) staff members at the parent organization and subsidiaries .
Some believed neighborhood - based development organizations could be instruments of political and economic empowerment , with a heavy emphasis on internal production and self - sufficiency as an economic development strategy .
Restoration Corporation was the first of these , though in the 1970s and 1980s a number of organizations established as far back as the progressive era adopted the label . 32 While the organization is smaller today than it was during ...
A few have been studied over and over again , while there continues to be very little information about smaller , younger , struggling , or failed organizations . " It is difficult to draw policy implications if what is known about ...