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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Community Development Corporations : Mission , Strategy , and Accomplishments Sara E. Stoutland 139 193 241 6 . What “ Community ” Supplies . Robert J. Sampson Comment by James P. Connell 7. Security and Community Development Mark H.
It warrants a long - term national commitment , expressed in varied ways within an evolving national strategy for social ... To these authors it is not surprising that strategic actions to foster community vitality have for many years ...
... of basic guiding concepts — including comprehensiveness , coordination , collaboration , and community participation — and then use a wide range of organizational approaches and programmatic strategies to achieve positive change .
... of a balanced social strategy . Indeed , since 1968 large numbers of blacks , Latinos , and Asian Americans have entered the middle class and have dispersed to suburbs that once excluded them , just as Kain and Persky recommended .
In her review of these studies she discusses CDCs ' missions and strategies , their evolution as organizations and ... and wealth in society , but lacks a feasible and effective strategy for causing radical changes and redistribution .