Smart Communities: How Citizens and Local Leaders Can Use Strategic Thinking to Build a Brighter Future / Edition 1

Smart Communities: How Citizens and Local Leaders Can Use Strategic Thinking to Build a Brighter Future / Edition 1

by Suzanne W. Morse
     
 

ISBN-10: 0787965162

ISBN-13: 9780787965167

Pub. Date: 03/05/2004

Publisher: Wiley

"Based on the results of more than a decade of research by the Pew Partnership for Civic Change, Smart Communities provides directions for strategic decision-making and outlines the key strategies used by thousands of leaders who have worked to create successful communities. Smart Communities offers leaders from both the public and private sectors the tools they need…  See more details below

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"Based on the results of more than a decade of research by the Pew Partnership for Civic Change, Smart Communities provides directions for strategic decision-making and outlines the key strategies used by thousands of leaders who have worked to create successful communities. Smart Communities offers leaders from both the public and private sectors the tools they need to create a better future for the citizens of their communities. Using illustrative examples from communities around the country, Smart Communities shows how these change agents' well-structured decision-making processes can be traced to their effective use of seven key leverage points." "This resource is a unique contribution to the literature and offers community leaders the information they need to build a civic infrastructure and to create community readiness that will help avert problems before they begin." Smart Communities offers hope to those who are striving to improve their communities and addresses vital issues such as poverty, race relations, and children's health and welfare.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787965167
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/05/2004
Series:
Wiley Desktop Editions Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.32(h) x 0.95(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
The Author
1Setting the Stage for Community Change1
2Investing Right for the First Time21
3Working Together45
4Building on Community Strengths75
5Practicing Democracy117
6Preserving the Past147
7Growing Leaders181
8Inventing a Brighter Future207
References219
Index227

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