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.
Two national intermediaries , the Local Initiatives Support Corporation ( LISC ) and the Enterprise Foundation manage implementation of programs . The funders include the Annie E. Casey Foundation , the John S. and James L. Knight ...
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.
Indeed , since the Title VII Special Impact Program and the Bedford - Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation in the late 1960s , community development as a named movement has been organized almost entirely around CDCs , with brick and ...
... foundations of community development theory and practice , represented by both private and public sector efforts such as the Gray Areas Program , the Community Development Corporation movement , and the Community Action Program .
31 This program funded the first generation of nonprofit organizations that formally called themselves community development corporations . The Bedford - Stuyvesant 28. For example , see Carmichael and Hamilton ( 1967 ) . 29.