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50 Years of Community Development Vol I
A History of its Evolution and Application in North America

ISBN 9780367563486
Published March 1, 2022 by Routledge
350 Pages

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Book Description

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

Jnanabrata Bhattacharyya

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‚Äźdevelopment 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

Ron Shaffer

19. What does "Smart Growth" Mean for Community Development?

Tom Daniels

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

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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.