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Community Development Research and Practice Series


About the Series

In partnership with Routledge (http://www.routledge.com/books/), the Community Development Society (www.comm-dev.org) is pleased to present this new book series. It will serve community developers, planners, public administrators and others involved in practice and policy making in the realm of community development. The series will provide timely, useful and applied information for researchers, students, and practitioners. Building on a 40 year history of publishing the journal, Community Development: Journal of the Community Development Society, the book series seeks to contribute to the growing and rapidly changing knowledge base as a resource for practitioners and researchers alike.

 

You can also view our Current Issues in Community Development series for related titles: http://www.routledge.com/books/series/CDS/.

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The Heart of Community Engagement: Practitioner Stories from Across the Globe

The Heart of Community Engagement: Practitioner Stories from Across the Globe

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Patricia A Wilson
July 02, 2019

Drawing on first-hand accounts of action research in the Americas, Africa, and Asia, The Heart of Community Engagement illustrates the transformative learning journeys of exemplary catalysts for community-based change. Practitioners’ stories of community engagement for social justice in the global...

Addressing Climate Change at the Community Level in the United States

Addressing Climate Change at the Community Level in the United States

1st Edition

Paul R. Lachapelle, Don E. Albrecht
December 13, 2018

The concept of community, in all its diverse definitions and manifestations, provides a unique approach to learn more about how groups of individuals and organizations are addressing the challenges posed by climate change. This new volume highlights specific cases of communities developing...

Using Collective Impact to Bring Community Change

Using Collective Impact to Bring Community Change

1st Edition

Norman Walzer, Liz Weaver
July 04, 2018

Collective Impact as a tool to bring about community change has seen remarkable growth in usage since 2011. Collective Impact has been used successfully with a variety of local issues and has raised the consciousness of how community groups interact as well as the approaches that can lead to...

Community-Built: Art, Construction, Preservation, and Place

Community-Built: Art, Construction, Preservation, and Place

1st Edition

Katherine Melcher, Barry Stiefel, Kristin Faurest
December 09, 2016

Throughout history and around the world, community members have come together to build places, be it settlers constructing log cabins in nineteenth-century Canada, an artist group creating a waterfront gathering place along the Danube in Budapest, or residents helping revive small-town main streets...

Arts and Community Change: Exploring Cultural Development Policies, Practices and Dilemmas

Arts and Community Change: Exploring Cultural Development Policies, Practices and Dilemmas

1st Edition

Max O. Stephenson Jr., Scott Tate
May 05, 2015

Arts and Community Change: Exploring Cultural Development Policies, Practices and Dilemmas addresses the growing number of communities adopting arts and culture-based development methods to influence social change.  Providing community workers and planners with strategies to develop arts policy...

Social Capital at the Community Level: An Applied Interdisciplinary Perspective

Social Capital at the Community Level: An Applied Interdisciplinary Perspective

1st Edition

John M. Halstead, Steven C. Deller
April 28, 2015

In Social Capital at the Community Level, John Halstead and Steven Deller examine social capital formation beyond the individual level through a variety of disciplines: planning, economics, regional development, sociology, as well as non-traditional approaches like engineering and built...

Knowledge Partnering for Community Development

Knowledge Partnering for Community Development

1st Edition

Robyn Eversole
October 28, 2014

Effective community development means that many different stakeholders have to work together: governments, development organizations and NGOs, and most importantly, the people they serve. Knowledge Partnering for Community Development teaches community development professionals how to mediate...

Schools and Urban Revitalization: Rethinking Institutions and Community Development

Schools and Urban Revitalization: Rethinking Institutions and Community Development

1st Edition

Kelly L. Patterson, Robert Mark Silverman
October 01, 2013

New research in community development shows that institutions matter. Where the private sector disinvests from the inner city, public and nonprofit institutions step in and provide engines to economic revitalization and promote greater equity in society. Schools and Urban Revitalization collects...

Theory, Practice, and Community Development

Theory, Practice, and Community Development

1st Edition

Mark Brennan, Jeffrey Birdger, Theodore R. Alter
May 30, 2013

For many scholars, the study of community and community development is at a crossroads.  Previously dynamic theories appear not to have kept pace with the major social changes of our day. Given our constantly shifting social reality we need new ideas and research that pushes the boundaries of...

Catalysts for Change: 21st Century Philanthropy and Community Development

Catalysts for Change: 21st Century Philanthropy and Community Development

1st Edition

Maria Martinez-Cosio, Mirle Rabinowitz Bussell
May 24, 2013

Winner of the Community Development Society's 2014 Current Research Award! 21st Century Philanthropy and Community fills a gap in the literature on philanthropic organizations and how they intertwine with community development. Drawing first on the history of philanthropic funding, Maria...

Community Visioning Programs: Processes and Outcomes

Community Visioning Programs: Processes and Outcomes

1st Edition

Norman Walzer, Gisele F. Hamm
January 19, 2012

Community visioning is key in helping local public officials and community leaders create a flourishing future for their cities, and is essential for the effective planning and implementation of these strategies.  Visioning involves collaborative goal setting to motivate actions – of planners,...

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