Journal of the Community Development Society

Journal covering community development issues.

Articles from Vol. 32, No. 1, January

A Fifty-Year Overview of Persistence and Change in an Old Order Amish Community
ABSTRACT The Old Order Amish of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania were studied by Walter Kollmorgen as part of the Rural Life Study series conducted in 1940 by the Bureau of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture. Kollmorgen's 1942 study provides...
Community Wealth Stratification and the Organizational Provisioning Dilemma: The Case of Amazonian Fishing Communities
ABSTRACT Previous theoretical analysis suggested that group heterogeneity facilitates collective action because agents with high stakes in a public good are also endowed with large amounts of wealth and thus will have greater incentives to contribute...
Editor's Comments
With the publication of Volume 32 (Nos. 1 & 2), I will complete my term as editor. Dr. Ted Bradshaw, University of California-Davis, has been appointed editor and will assume responsibility for the Journal beginning with Volume 33. To facilitate...
Fiscal Impact Analysis: Does Method Matter?
ABSTRACT Fiscal impact analysis, which is intended to estimate the impact of a development or land use change on the costs and revenues of governmental units serving the development, is used in a variety of planning contexts. The technique is commonly...
Socioeconomic Impacts of Agricultural Processing Plants
ABSTRACT Expanded processing of agricultural products in rural areas has been widely pursued as a strategy for rural economic development. However, while offering substantial potential benefits to communities where plants may be located, the expansion...
The Evolution of Knowledge Networks: An Example for Rural Development
ABSTRACT Knowledge management practices have had a huge impact on the private sector, and no doubt the principles grounded in knowledge management will benefit communities as they build social and organizational networks to further their community...
Tourism and Forest Products: Twin Resource Sectors for Effective Community Development in the Lake States
ABSTRACT The central purpose of this paper is to help communities and their leaders think realistically about prospects for becoming combined-development centers. Its specifics are based on experience and three community-based case studies in the...
Utah Agricultural Operators' Attitudes toward Commonly Used Agricultural Land Preservation Initiatives
ABSTRACT Like many areas in the Intermountain West, Utah experienced rapid population growth in the 1990s, resulting in the conversion of agricultural lands to various types of urban uses. The work described here is an examination of Utah agricultural...
What Does "Smart Growth" Mean for Community Development?
ABSTRACT Sprawling patterns of dispersed residential and commercial development are seen as wasteful of land, expensive to service, automobile-dependent, environmentally harmful, and, ultimately, community-defeating. The state of Maryland has enacted...
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