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Main Title Urban problems and community development /
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Ferguson, Ronald F.
Dickens, William T.
Publisher Brookings Institution Press,
Year Published 1999
OCLC Number 40163455
ISBN 0815718764; 9780815718765; 0815718756; 9780815718758
Subjects Community development--United States ; Urban policy--United States ; Gemeinwesenarbeit ; Stadt ; USA ; Aufsatzsammlung
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EIAM  HN90.C6U747 1999 Region 2 Library/New York,NY 11/12/2019
Collation xii, 628 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes Introduction / Ronald F. Ferguson and William T. Dickens -- Reconceiving the community development field / Ronald F. Ferguson and Sara E. Stoutland ; comment by Bennett Harrison -- Swimming against the tide: a brief history of federal policy in poor communities / Alice O'Connor ; comment by Joseph McNeedy -- Power, money, and politics in community development / Margaret Weir ; comment by Peter Dreier -- Community development corporations: mission, strategy, and accomplishments / Sara E. Stoutland -- What "community" supplies / Robert J. Sampson ; comment by James P. Connell -- Security and community development / Mark H. Moore ; comment by Wesley G. Skogan -- Schools and disadvantaged neighborhoods: the community development challenge / Clarence Stone, Kathryn Doherty, Cheryl Jones, and Timothy Ross ; comment by Gary Orfield -- Rebuilding urban labor markets: what community development can accomplish / William T. Dickens ; comment by Rebecca M. Blank -- The economics of housing services in low-income neighborhoods / Kenneth T. Rosen and Ted Dienstfrey ; comment by Anthony Downs -- Inner-city business development and entrepreneurship: new frontiers for policy and research / Ross Gittell and J. Phillip Thompson ; comment by Peter B. Doeringer -- Evaluating community development programs: problems and prospects / Peter H. Rossi ; comment by Judith M. Gueron -- Conclusion: social science research, urban problems, and community development alliances / Ronald F. Ferguson. "Can community development actually help solve long-standing urban problems? And, based on social science analyses, what kinds of initiatives can make a difference?" "This book surveys what we currently know and what we need to know about community development's past, current, and potential contributions. The authors - economists, sociologists, political scientists, and a historian - define community development broadly to include all capacity building (including social, intellectual, physical, financial, and political assets) aimed at improving the quality of life in low- to moderate-income neighborhoods. The book addresses the history of urban development strategies, the politics of resource allocation, business and work force development, housing, community development corporations, informal social organizations, schooling, and public security."--Jacket.
Place Published Washington, D.C.
PUB Date Free Form ©1999
BIB Level m
Medium unmediated
Content text
Carrier volume
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
LCCN 98040262
Merged OCLC records 966057215; 971352751; 1022670318
OCLC Time Stamp 20191108065137
Language eng
Origin OCLC
Type CAT
OCLC Rec Leader 04540cam 2200589 a 45010