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Community Development Research and Practice Series


About the Series

This series serves community developers, planners, public administrators and others involved in practice and policy making in the realm of community development. Building on a 40 year history of publishing the journal, Community Development: Journal of the Community Development Society, the book series seeks to contribute to the growing and rapidly changing knowledge base as a resource for practitioners and researchers alike.

 

To find out more about the Community Development: Journal of the Community Development Society please visit: www.tandfonline.com/rcod.

 

For more information about the Community Development Society please visit: http://www.comm-dev.org/publications/research-a-practice-series

Series Editor:

Rhonda G. Phillips
Purdue University, USA

Editorial Board:

Mark Brennan
Pennsylvania State University, USA

Jan Flora
Iowa State University, USA

Gary P. Green
University of Wisconsin, USA

Brian McGrath
National University of Ireland

Norman Walzer
Northern Illinois University, USA

Patricia A. Wilson
University of Texas, Austin, USA

 

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

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

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Norman Walzer, Rhonda Phillips, Robert Blair
October 30, 2020

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 ...

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

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

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Norman Walzer, Rhonda Phillips, Robert Blair
October 30, 2020

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 ...

Community Capacity and Resilience in Latin America

Community Capacity and Resilience in Latin America

1st Edition

Paul R. Lachapelle, Isabel Gutierrez-Montes, Cornelia Butler Flora
July 09, 2020

Community Capacity and Resilience in Latin America addresses the role of communities in building their capacity to increase resiliency and carry out rural development strategies in Latin America. Resiliency in a community sense is associated with an ability to address stress and respond to shock ...

Culture, Community, and Development

Culture, Community, and Development

1st Edition

Rhonda Phillips, Mark A. Brennan, Tingxuan Li
February 17, 2020

Culture is a living thing. In social settings, it is often used to represent entire ways of life, including rules, values, and expected behavior. Varying from nation to nation, neighborhood to neighborhood and beyond, even in the smallest localities, culture is a motivating factor in the creation ...

The Heart of Community Engagement Practitioner Stories from Across the Globe

The Heart of Community Engagement: Practitioner Stories from Across the Globe

1st Edition

Patricia A. Wilson
July 02, 2019

Drawing on first-hand accounts of action research in the Americas, Africa, and Asia, The Heart of Community Engagement illustrates the transformative learning journeys of exemplary catalysts for community-based change. Practitioners’ stories of community engagement for social justice in the Global ...

Addressing Climate Change at the Community Level in the United States

Addressing Climate Change at the Community Level in the United States

1st Edition

Paul R. Lachapelle, Don E. Albrecht
December 13, 2018

The concept of community, in all its diverse definitions and manifestations, provides a unique approach to learn more about how groups of individuals and organizations are addressing the challenges posed by climate change. This new volume highlights specific cases of communities developing ...

Using Collective Impact to Bring Community Change

Using Collective Impact to Bring Community Change

1st Edition

Norman Walzer, Liz Weaver
July 04, 2018

Collective Impact as a tool to bring about community change has seen remarkable growth in usage since 2011. Collective Impact has been used successfully with a variety of local issues and has raised the consciousness of how community groups interact as well as the approaches that can lead to ...

Community-Built Art, Construction, Preservation, and Place

Community-Built: Art, Construction, Preservation, and Place

1st Edition

Katherine Melcher, Barry Stiefel, Kristin Faurest
December 09, 2016

Throughout history and around the world, community members have come together to build places, be it settlers constructing log cabins in nineteenth-century Canada, an artist group creating a waterfront gathering place along the Danube in Budapest, or residents helping revive small-town main streets...

Arts and Community Change Exploring Cultural Development Policies, Practices and Dilemmas

Arts and Community Change: Exploring Cultural Development Policies, Practices and Dilemmas

1st Edition

Max O. Stephenson Jr., Scott Tate
May 05, 2015

Arts and Community Change: Exploring Cultural Development Policies, Practices and Dilemmas addresses the growing number of communities adopting arts and culture-based development methods to influence social change.  Providing community workers and planners with strategies to develop arts policy ...

Social Capital at the Community Level An Applied Interdisciplinary Perspective

Social Capital at the Community Level: An Applied Interdisciplinary Perspective

1st Edition

John M. Halstead, Steven C. Deller
April 28, 2015

In Social Capital at the Community Level, John Halstead and Steven Deller examine social capital formation beyond the individual level through a variety of disciplines: planning, economics, regional development, sociology, as well as non-traditional approaches like engineering and built ...

Knowledge Partnering for Community Development

Knowledge Partnering for Community Development

1st Edition

Robyn Eversole
October 28, 2014

Effective community development means that many different stakeholders have to work together: governments, development organizations and NGOs, and most importantly, the people they serve. Knowledge Partnering for Community Development teaches community development professionals how to mediate ...

Schools and Urban Revitalization Rethinking Institutions and Community Development

Schools and Urban Revitalization: Rethinking Institutions and Community Development

1st Edition

Kelly L. Patterson, Robert Mark Silverman
October 01, 2013

New research in community development shows that institutions matter. Where the private sector disinvests from the inner city, public and nonprofit institutions step in and provide engines to economic revitalization and promote greater equity in society. Schools and Urban Revitalization collects ...

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