David Allor, AICP, is a professor in the School of Planning, and a fellow at the Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution, at the University of Cincinnati. He is the author of The Planning Commissioner's Guide: Processes for Reasoning Together ( 1984). He conducts planning commission training sessions nationwide and serves as a consultant to planning commissions. Dr. Allor received his Ph.D. from Syracuse University and his Master's in Planning from the University of Michigan.
Stephen Ameyaw, Ph.D. (Regional Planning and Resource Development, University of Waterloo, Ontario), is Research Associate at the Center for Community Economic Development, Simon Fraser University. Before coming to Simon Fraser University, he taught at the University of Calgary in Alberta. His research and writing has focused on women and socio-economic development, regional planning, sustainable and community development, and appreciative planning. He is the co-coordinator of the Ghana country study and contributed several articles in Community Development Around the World: Practice, Theory, Research and Training (H. Campfen ed., 1997). He acts as research and policy adviser to several women and indigenous organizations in Botswana, Tanzania, Burkina Faso, Ghana, and Canada. He has also served as Simon Fraser University's community economic development program coordinator for the Secwepemc Cultural Education Society.
Howell S. Baum is a Professor of Community Planning at the University of Maryland in College Park. He has conducted research and practiced in social planning, education, and community development. He is interested in problems of planning, governance, and development in communities, which he assumes to be