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This book provides new insights into an important national community development challenge: how to stimulate the formation of genuinely community-based organizations and effective citizen action in neighborhoods that have not spawned these efforts spontaneously.
Using evaluation research and detailed comparative study of community development activity in three diverse demonstration sites; Little Rock, New Orleans and Palm Beach county, the authors identify key elements of building social capital which strongly affect community development.
Social Capital and Networks in Community Development
Framing the LISC Demonstration
A Social Capital Perspective on Community Development Practice
Getting off to a Good Start
Positioning the Program in the Field
Organizing CDCs and Developing Indigenous Leadership
Building Relationships with the Private Sector
Transition and its Consequences
Building Social Capital