This 50th anniversary publication provides a comprehensive history of community development. Beginning in 1970 with the advent of the Community Development Society and its journal shortly thereafter, Community Development, the editors have placed the chapters in major themed areas or issues pertinent to both research and practice of community development.
The evolution of community development as an area of scholarship and application, and the subsequent founding of the discipline, is vital to capture. At the 50-year mark, it is particularly relevant to revisit issues that reoccur throughout the last five decades and look at approaches to addressing them. These include issues and themes around equity and inclusion, collective impact, leadership and policy development, as well as resilience and sustainability. Community change over time has much to teach us, and this set will provide a foundation for fostering understanding of the history of community development and its focus on community change.
The chapters in this book were originally published in the journal Community Development.
Table of Contents
Section 1 Introduction
1. Observed Community Development Patterns: 1950-1970
Huey B. Long
2. The Basics: What's Essential about Theory for Community Development Practice?
Ronald J. Hustedde and Jacek Ganowicz
3. Theorizing Community Development
4. The Power of Community
M.A. Brennan and Glenn D. Israel
5. Theories of Poverty and Anti-Poverty Programs in Community Development
Ted K. Bradshaw
6. The Community Capitals Framework: an empirical examination of internal relationships
Kenneth Pigg, Stephen P. Gasteyer, Kenneth E. Martin, Kari Keating and Godwin P. Apaliyah
7. Social Well-being and Community
Kenneth P. Wilkinson
8. Perspective in Retrospect: Community Development During the Sixties
Otto G. Hoiberg
9. Saul D. Alinsky's contribution to community development
Donald C. Reitzes and Dietrich C. Reitzes
Section 2 Introduction
10. Spiraling-Up: Mapping Community Transformation with Community Capitals Framework
Mary Emery and Cornelia Flora
11. Rural retail business survival: Implications for community developers
Janet Ayres, Larry Leistritz and Kenneth Stone
12. Integrating research with local community‐development programs
Willis J. Goudy and John L. Tait
13. Building Entrepreneurial Communities: The Appropriate Role of Enterprise Development Activities
Gregg A. Lichtenstein, Thomas S. Lyons, and Nailya Kutzhanova
14. An Effective Process for Rural Planning
Martin G. Anderson and Ralph A. Catalano
15. Developing a Community Perspective on Rural Economic Development Policy
Glen C. Pulver
16. Cooperatives in Rural Community Development: A New Framework for Analysis
Kimberly Zeuli, David Freshwater, Deborah Markley and David Barkley
17. Rural development policy in the United States: a critical analysis and lessons from the "still birth" of the rural collaborative investment program
Beth Walter Honadle
18. Achieving Sustainable Economic Development in Communities
19. What does "Smart Growth" Mean for Community Development?
20. An Interactional Approach to Place-Based Rural Development
Jeffrey C. Bridger and Theodore R. Alter
21. Measuring community development: what have we learned?
Andy S. Blanke and Norman Walzer
Norman Walzer is Senior Research Scholar at the Center for Governmental Services, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, USA.
Rhonda Phillips is Dean, Purdue University Honors College, West Lafayette, USA.
Robert Blair is Professor of Public Administration and Urban Studies at the College of Public Affairs, University of Nebraska, Omaha, USA.