Urban Problems and Community Development

Urban Problems and Community Development

by Ronald F. Ferguson
     
 
The book addresses the history of urban development strategies, the politics of resource allocation, business and workforce development, housing, community development corporations, informal social organizations, schooling, and public security.

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The book addresses the history of urban development strategies, the politics of resource allocation, business and workforce development, housing, community development corporations, informal social organizations, schooling, and public security.

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"Combined, the essays and commentaries provide insights into ways to use community development initiatives to improve the quality of life in cities, especially central cities." —Louis F. Weschler, Arizona State University, The Social Science Journal, 9/1/2000

"The most substantial product to date of the National Community Development Policy Analysis Network.... The writing throughout is thoughtful and reflective. The authors and editors have succeeded in keeping the text nontechnical and free from jargon." —Avis Vidal, Urban Institute, APA Journal, 4/1/2001

"This book surveys what we currently know and what we need to know about communities development's past, current, and potential contributions." — 'DISP" Switzerland, no. 143; 2000

Booknews
Asks whether community development actually helps solve long-standing urban problems, and looks at evidence from social science analysis to ascertain what types of initiatives can make a difference. Defines community development broadly to include all types of programs aimed at improving the quality of life in low- to moderate-income neighborhoods, and addresses the history of urban development, politics of resource allocation, business and work force development, housing, community development corporations, and education. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknew.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815718765
Publisher:
Brookings Institution Press
Publication date:
03/28/1999
Pages:
500
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

William T. Dickens, a senior fellow in the Economics Studies program at the Brookings Institution, was previously a senior economist on the President's Council of Economic Advisers and professor of economics at the University of California, Berkeley. Ronald F. Ferguson has taught at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government since 1983 and is senior research associate at Harvard's Wiener Center for Social Policy.

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