Community Development: Journal of the Community Development Society

Community Development: Journal of the Community Development Society is a magazine specializing in Politics topics.

Articles from Vol. 38, No. 2, Summer

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Community development practitioners and researchers are fully aware of the multifaceted nature of the development process and the many diverse groups involved in the various steps. In the beginning, successful development requires a project(s) that...
Jobs Now, Later, or ... Never? an Exploration of Resistance to Economic Change in Communities
Members of the research team report findings from a telephone survey of residents of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The survey asked residents about their preferences for job creation if a computer software company would relocate in their community. Respondents...
Leading Community Innovation: Organizing Successful Rural Telecommunications Self-Development Projects
In the mid-1990s, many U.S. rural communities began engaging in telecommunications self development projects in an attempt to stabilize declining economies and support long-term community viability. This study uses a comparative case-study design to...
Models and Methods for Creating Sustainable Community-Based Development Organizations in Diverse Communities
This paper presents an operational framework and a research base for creating sustainable community-based organizations in diverse rural communities. Special attention is given to criteria used to assess six input variables in creating sustainable...
Returns from Redeveloping Brownfields: Preliminary Estimates
Redeveloping brownfields is achieving more recognition as a strategy in local community development projects, but relatively little is documented about the financial benefits obtained from public investments in these projects. This article examines...
Tips for TIFs: Policies for Neighborhood Tax Increment Financing Districts
The research team investigated Tax Increment Financing (TIF), which can often help cities address critical needs to revitalize neighborhoods. Nevertheless, how planners and policy-makers define "neighborhood," how they construct state-enabling statutes,...
Wealth Transfer: Philanthropic Opportunity for Community Development Practitioners
In recent years, many community development practitioners became interested in exploring trends in inter-generational wealth transfer and philanthropic mechanisms as a way to sustain community vitality and quality of life. Fiscal pressures on federal,...
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