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1st Edition

Reengineering Community Development for the 21st Century

ISBN 9780765622907
Published July 1, 2008 by Routledge
368 Pages

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Book Description

This timely book takes a wide-angled look at how the field of community development is evolving in an era of reduced resources, changing priorities, privatization, competition, and performance management at the federal, state, and local government levels, as well as for non-profits and private sector entities. It shows how community development organizations and programs are offering many new services, entering into new partnerships, developing extensive networks, and attracting new and alternative sources of funding - and how, in the process, these organizations are becoming more innovative, leaner in their operations, more competitive, and much more effective than ever before.Students, researchers, and policy-makers will all appreciate the numerous policy examples from the local, state, and federal levels, including a wide range of developments in housing, transportation, smart growth, education, and crime prevention. "Reengineering Community Development for the 21st Century" is an invaluable source for insights into the latest developments in community development financing and performance management.

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments; 1. Wither Community Development: An Introduction, Donna Fabiani and Terry F. Buss; Part 1. Community Development Institutions; 2. Evolving Roles of Mission-Focused and Mainstream Financial Organizations, Robin Newberger, Michael Berry, Kirsten Moy, and Gregory A. Ratliff; 3. When Subsidy Becomes Scarce: Rethinking Community Development Finance, Julia Sass Rubin; 4. CDFIs "Make the Market" for Charter School Financing, Annie Donovan; 5. The Case for the Community Partner in Economic Development, Anna Steiger, Tessa Hebb, and Lisa A. Hagerman; 6. Research Design Issues for Measuring CDFI Performance and Impact, Daniel Immergluck; 7. Social Performance Measurement for CDFI Banks, David Porteous and Saurabh Narain; Part 2. Asset Building; 8. Stubborn and Persistent Lending Disparities, Joshua Silver; 9. The Assets Framework: Moving Toward Transformative Transactions, Hannah Thomas; 10. Connecting Asset Building and Community Development, William Schweke; 11. Innovation in State Government: Pennsylvania's Financial Education Office, Rene Bryce-Laporte and Hilary Hunt; Part 3. Capacity Building and Citizen Engagement; 12. Community Capacity-Building Through Strategic Philanthropy at the United Way, Yoel Camayd-Freixas, Gerald Karush, Melissa Nemon, and Richard Koenig; 13. Building Community Capacity Through Multisector Collaborations, Jane F. Morgan; 14. Southern Bancorp's Model for Community Economic Development: The Delta Bridge Project, Ben Steinberg, Ben Goodwin, and Michael Rowett; 15. Effective Citizen Engagement: Lessons from Seattle Schools - A Memoir, Norman Rice and Lynda Petersen.

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