Journal of the Community Development Society

Journal covering community development issues.

Articles from Vol. 33, No. 2, July

Building Capacity for Community Efficacy for Economic Development in Mississippi
ABSTRACT In the present political environment, there is an interest in developing policies aimed at building capacity for community efficacy: the ability of a local population to come together and act collectively in pursuit of a generalized...
Collaboration, New Generation Cooperatives and Local Development
ABSTRACT Local public officials and development practitioners are struggling to find ways to revitalize their communities. This article examines an expanded role for agricultural businesses in the development process. Three main issues are addressed....
Community-Based Social Marketing: Involvement in Health Programs
ABSTRACT Social marketing is a strategy that uses marketing approaches developed within the business arena to design, implement, and evaluate socially beneficial programs. This approach can be an effective social change strategy for groups working...
Community Development and Environmental Quality: Benefits and Challenges Using a Service Learning Model for University Engagement
ABSTRACT Urban neighborhood-based organizations have long played an important role in mobilizing resources and resident participation to revitalize communities. Today, these organizations seek information about environmental hazards and assets...
Ecosystem Restoration as Community Economic Development? an Assessment of the Possibilities
ABSTRACT The decline of the primary economy over the past two decades has had devastating socioeconomic effects on rural communities and people across the American West. However, it has also opened up an opportunity to restore ecosystem health...
Special Theme: Research on Community Development Practice
This issue includes a set of papers that share the theme of research on community development practice. It is fitting that this second issue of the Journal of the Community Development Society under my editorship has this focus, following the first...
Sponsorship of Community Leadership Development Programs: What Constitutes an Ideal Partnership?
ABSTRACT Leadership development programs help communities to address today's complex challenges. Such programs frequently emphasize the importance of collaborating with others to effect long-term, positive change. The costs and demands of operating...
Uinta County: A Case Study in Wyoming Land Use Planning
ABSTRACT Many Rocky Mountain States are experiencing unprecedented conversion of agricultural land to residential use. An early 1980s oil boom in Uinta County. Wyoming, set a precedent for rapid, unmanaged growth. Recent population growth and...
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