The Organization of Hope: Communities Planning Themselves / Edition 1

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Analyzes the future of urban communities and presents models for community planning, taking into account different classes, ethnicities, and cultures.
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“In this book, Baum is our own American de Tocqueville who sees nuance, conflict, ambivalence, and value clashes at every community level. If things are not what they seem—or what we would ideologically like them to be—they are in Baum’s hands sadly, even tragically, real. Though we still do not know exactly what ‘community’ is, the fact that people yearn for it suffices to make the subject compelling and the last words of the book emotionally as well as intellectually lasting. The book is in a class by itself.” — Howard F. Stein, University of Oklahoma
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791431948
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/1997
  • Series: SUNY series in Urban Public Policy Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 318
  • Product dimensions: 5.88 (w) x 8.88 (h) x 0.71 (d)

Meet the Author

Howell S. Baum is Professor in the Urban Studies and Planning Program at the University of Maryland, College Park. He is the author of Organizational Membership: Personal Development in the Workplace, also published by SUNY Press.

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Table of Contents


PART 1. The Question of Community

1. Introduction

2. The Baltimore Jewish Community, The Associated, and Strategic Planning

3. Southeast Baltimore, the South East Community Organization, and Southeast Community Planning

4 Community, Identity, and Planning

PART 2. Setting Community Boundaries

5. Setting Jewish Community Boundaries: The Affiliated and the Unaffiliated

6. Permeable Southeast Boundaries: Dumping, Loss, and the Decline of Ethnicity

7. Establishing the Boundaries: Investing and Regenerating

PART 3. Defining Good Community Membership

8. Defining the Jewish Community and Good Membership: The Orthodox and the Non-Orthodox

9. The Orthodox, the Non-Orthodox, and Strategic Planning: The Case of Jewish Education

10. Consensus Decision Making

11. Defining Good Membership in Southeast Baltimore: Good-Heartedness, Homeownership, and the Problem of Race

12. Homeownership and Community Preservation

PART 4. Managing Resources

13. Resources in the Jewish Community: The Wealthy and the Nonwealthy

14. Setting Community Priorities

15. Other People's Money: The Challenges of Implementation in Southeast

PART 5 Continuing the Community

16. Continuing the Jewish Community: Older Generations and Younger Generations

17. Continuing the Southeast Community: Old-Timers, Newcomers, and Schools

PART 6 Community, Organizations, Planning, and the City

18. Community Identities

19. Community Organizations Planning for Community

20. Communities and the City




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