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An Introduction to Community Development / Edition 2

An Introduction to Community Development / Edition 2

by Rhonda Phillips, Robert Pittman
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ISBN-13: 9780415703550
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 11/18/2014
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 446
Sales rank: 164,977
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.75(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Rhonda Phillips, Ph.D., AICP, is Dean of Purdue University’s Honors College, USA, and a Professor in the Agricultural Economics Department. Previously, at Arizona State University, USA, she served as Professor in the School of Community Resources and Development; Senior Sustainability Scientist at the Global Institute of Sustainability; and Affiliate Faculty in the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning. Rhonda is author or editor of 18 books, including Sustainable Communities: Creating a Durable Local Economy (Routledge Earthscan, 2013, co-editor). She is editor of the book series Community Development Research and Practice (Community Development Society and Routledge) and serves as the President of the International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies (

Robert H. Pittman, Ph.D., PCED, is Founder and Executive Director of the Janus Institute and Janus Forum, USA, whose mission is to advance the community and economic development profession and help communities in new and innovative ways. Attendees include leading community and economic developers from around the country and overseas, state directors, corporate executives, and other stakeholders in community and economic development. Pittman has held a number of executive positions in the field of community and economic development, including Director of the Global Business Location and Economic Development Consulting Group at Lockwood Greene, USA, and Deputy Director of the International Development Research Council (now Corenet). He also served as Associate Professor of Economics and Director of the Community Development Institute at the University of Central Arkansas, USA. He is a widely published author and frequent speaker in the field of community and economic development, and a Honorary Life Member of the Southern Economic Development Council.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Foundations Chapter 1 A Framework for Community and Economic Development Chapter 2 Seven Theories for Seven Community Developers Chapter 3 Asset-based Community Development Chapter 4 Social Capital and Community Building Chapter 5 Sustainability in Community Development Chapter 6 The "New" Local Chapter 7 Community Development Practice Part 2: Preparation and Planning Chapter 8 Community Visioning and Strategic Planning Chapter 9 Establishing Community-Based Organizations Chapter 10 Developing Leadership Skills Chapter 11 Community Development Assessments Chapter 12 Community Asset Mapping and Surveys Chapter 13 Assessing the Local Economy Part 3:Programming Techniques and Strategies Chapter 14 Workforce Training Chapter 15 Marketing the Community Chapter 16 Retaining and Expanding Existing Community Businesses Chapter 17 Entrepreneurship as a Community Development Strategy Chapter 18 Tourism-based Development Chapter 19 Housing and Community Development Chapter 20 Neighborhood Planning for Community Development Chapter 21 Measuring Progress Part 4: Issues Impacting Community Development Chapter 22 Local Food Systems and Community Development Chapter 23 Clean Energy and Green Industries Chapter 24 Community Development Financial Resources Chapter 25 The Global Economy and Community Development Chapter 26 Conclusions and Observations on the Future of Community Development

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