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1st Edition

Promoting Sustainable Local and Community Economic Development

Edited By

Roland V. Anglin

ISBN 9781420088106
Published August 16, 2010 by Routledge
302 Pages 21 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Growing local economies, empowering communities, revitalizing downtowns, developing entrepreneurship, building leadership, and enhancing nonprofits — you can achieve all these benefits and more with a comprehensive and strategic revitalization plan. Chronicling the struggle of local revitalization as organizers move from trial and error to effective revitalization strategies, Promoting Sustainable Local and Community Economic Development documents the current transformation in community revitalization from market-based incentives to mixed strategies of public sector learning, partnerships, and community capacity.

Knowledge about the field and what works is growing, but not always publicized and readily accessible. This reference surveys the breadth of innovative place and people development practices, presenting lessons and examples at a general and textured level, putting information about innovative ways to change, influence, and improve the economic development process within easy reach.

Roland Anglin brings his unique vantage point to the topic; his experience as a practitioner and applied academic allowed him to see how community economic development practices grow over time in size, scale, and impact. He highlights the difference between what is now termed community economic development (CED) and traditional local economic development practice, specifically the priority placed on community involvement in economic development partnerships between the private sector and government. The book includes case studies that demonstrate what has and has not worked in revitalization efforts, as well as how active public and private sector partnerships have been the most effective in revitalization efforts. A Resource Guide is included at the end of the book for readers who may want a more expansive understanding of community economic development.


Table of Contents

What Is Community Economic Development?
The CED Intermediaries
Expanding Capital Access
Support for Community Economic Development
Searching for Sustainable Community Economic Development
What Can Be Done?
Rethinking People and Place Development
Putting People First
Livable and Sustainable Communities
Brownfield Redevelopment
Reusing Steel from Automobiles to Build Affordable Housing
Public Sector Innovation and Community Economic Development
Leadership and Innovation
Community Economic Development Capacity
Community Building and Development
Assets and Agency
Changing Strategies in Workforce Development
School Reform for Sustainable Community Economic Development
The Role of Higher Education
Locally Based Community Economic Development Institutions: A Base for Innovation
Community Development Corporations
Government Support
Community Reinvestment Act
The Low Income Housing Tax Credit
New Markets Tax Credit Program
The Management Challenge
The Unity Council: Connecting Transit-Oriented Development to Community Economic Development
The Mountain Association for Community Economic Development: Bridging the Regional Divide
Preserving Individual Assets
Research and Policy
The Role of Community Economic Development Intermediaries
Expanding the Supply of Capital: Public Sector Support of Community Development Finance
Building Capacity on the Community Side
NeighborWorks America
Building Strong Communities
The Local Initiatives Support Corporation
Connecting the Basics
Enterprise Community Partners
Experimentation and Innovation
Regional and Local Intermediaries
Neighborhood Partnership Inc.: Less Is More
Institutional Strength Conditions Innovation and Policy Leadership
CED Intermediaries Augment the Field by Routinizing the
Development Process
Linking Mainstream Markets and CED
Leading the Way for Sustainable Community Economic Development
Community Building and Development
Are Community Development and Community Building Different?
Reintroducing Old Friends
Planning, Information Management, and Development
Neighborhood Security and Community Economic Development
Weed and Seed
Partnering with Weed and Seed, LISC’s Community Safety Initiative
Gang Diversion: Homeboy Industries
Developing Youth/Youth Developing Communities
Arts and Culture
Turning Graffiti into Art: The Mural Arts Program in Philadelphia
Food and Community Development
Assets and Agency
Individual Asset Building
Individual Development Accounts
Hidden Gold: Earned Income Tax Credits
Access to Credit for Self-Employment and Human Capital Development
Collective Asset Building
Stabilizing the Commons
Operation Neighborhood Recovery
Financing Innovation
What Can Be Done Nationally: The National Community
Stabilization Trust
Innovations in Community-Based Workforce Development
Sectoral Employment
Second Chance, Inc
Career Ladders
Temporary Staffing
Network Building
Partnerships with Community Colleges
Reforming Schools and Strengthening Community Economic Development
Linking Community Building and Education
Lincoln, Nebraska: Leadership Makes a Difference
Smart Education Systems
Chicago: Logan Square Neighborhood Association
Parent Involvement and Organizing
Linking Community Economic Development and Educational Reform
Community Economic Development Partnerships for Educational Reform
Enterprise Community Partners and New Compact School
Linking Schools to Community
Linking Education and Development
More Effective Mobility Policies
Higher Education as a Partner in Development
Successful University–Community Partnerships
Building Community Capacity
The University as Developer
Knowledge Generation, Geographical Information Systems, and Community Economic Development
Minnesota 3D
The Special Role of Community Colleges as CEDIs
Effective Partnerships
Public Sector Support
Looking Forward: Promise and Hope
Addressing the Organizational and Institutional Challenge
Expanding the Planning and Implementation Capacity for Innovation
Modeling Innovation
Community Development
Local School Reform
Assets and Agency
Workforce Development
Sustainable Development
Public Sector Involvement in Sustainable Community Economic Development
Resource Guide

Further Reading: Public Sector Innovation
Further Reading: Sustainable, Community, and Economic Development
Community Economic Development Institutions and Stakeholders
The Public Sector Institutions, Strategies, and Programs
Community Economic Development Support, Advocacy and Learning Resources
Asset Building and Community Development
Workforce Development
Higher Education and Community Economic Development
Community Building/Development
Arts and Community Economic Development
Education Reform and Community Development
Community Organizing Groups
Crime Prevention
Youth Development
International CED

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Roland V. Anglin is the director of the Initiative for Regional and Community Transformation (IRCT) at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. Dr. Anglin’s career spans over twenty years of working in the public, educational, and philanthropic sectors. In all his professional positions, Anglin has focused on promoting economic and community development in and for marginalized communities.