Public Administration Quarterly

Public Administration Quarterly is a magazine focusing on Politics

Articles from Vol. 28, No. 1/2, Spring

Building Communities While Building Plans: A Review of Techniques for Participatory Planning Processes
ABSTRACTThere is no single recipe for a successful planning process. Instead, communities must take advantage of the ingredients at their disposal. A variety of techniques, both high- and low-tech, can be used. None is failsafe; each has pros and cons....
Building Sustainable Communities: Leadership Development along the U.S.-Mexico Border
ABSTRACTMuch attention to revitalization in central urban neighborhoods focuses upon economic development and the infusion of economic capital. Throughout the United States, many organizations and communities have sent their "best and brightest" representatives...
Introduction
This symposium contains seven articles, each providing examples of sustainable community programs. What are sustainable community programs? Sustainable communities adopt programs that result in self-supporting outcomes. For example, just as an ecological...
Public Participation and Community Development: The Role of Strategic Planning
ABSTRACTCommunities increasingly adopt decision aides like strategic planning as a way to clarify their role in local development. Many public administrators have integrated public participation into this planning process. This article examines the link...
Reconsidering Economic Development: The Prospects for Economic Gardening
ABSTRACTFor decades many local development and community leaders have been questioning the effectiveness of business attraction to create new jobs and expand local economies. At the same time, there has been growing interest among some professional planners...
Reinventing Paradise: Santa Monica's Sustainable City Program
ABSTRACTFaced with the growing cross-pressures of citizen consumer demands, economic vitality, finite environmental resources, and resident concern over quality of life issues, a number of cities have looked toward a sustainable community strategy as...
Selecting and Sustaining Community Programs in Developing Countries
ABSTRACTWhile academics and policymakers are unified in calling for community participation in governance reforms in the developing world, the micro-level manifestation of participation is highly varied and unsatisfactory. Many participatory programs...
The Local Political Economy of Inner City Neighborhoods: Theory and Application
ABSTRACTOne of the issues in the local political economy literature revolves around the advantages of a centralized system of government versus a decentralized system of metropolitan governance with overlapping jurisdictions. Supporters of the creation...