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Community Development – Current Issues Series

Series Editor: Paul Lachapelle

The Community Development Society (CDS) in conjunction with Routledge/Taylor & Francis is pleased to present this series of volumes on current issues in community development. The series is designed to present books organized around special topics or themes, promoting exploration of timely and relevant issues impacting both community development practice and research. Building on a rich history of over 40 years of publishing the journal, Community Development, the series will provide reprints of special issues and collections from the journal. Each volume is updated with the editor’s introductory chapter, bringing together current applications around the topical theme.

Founded in 1970, the Community Development Society is a professional association serving both researchers and practitioners. CDS actively promotes the continued advancement of the practice and knowledge base of community development.

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  1. Community Development Approaches to Improving Public Health

    Edited by Robert S Ogilvie

    Series: Community Development – Current Issues Series

    As the rates of chronic diseases, like diabetes, asthma and obesity skyrocket, research is showing that the built environment – the way our cities and towns are developed – contributes to the epidemic rates of these diseases. It is unlikely that those who planned and developed these places...

    Published April 24th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Tourism, Planning, and Community Development

    Edited by Rhonda Phillips, Sherma Roberts

    Series: Community Development – Current Issues Series

    The intersection of community development, tourism and planning is a fascinating one. Tourism has long been used as a development strategy, in both developed and developing countries, from the national to local levels. These approaches have typically focused on economic dimensions with decisions...

    Published April 24th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Community Economic Development

    Edited by Rhonda G. Phillips, Terry Besser

    Series: Community Development – Current Issues Series

    The role of economic development in communities is multi-faceted, having an array of antecedents, impacts, and implications. This volume explores the relationships between economic development and community development, focusing on the aspects that impact communities such as social capital,...

    Published August 19th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Sustainable Rural Development

    Sustainable livelihoods and the Community Capitals Framework

    Edited by Mary Emery, Isabel Gutierrez-Montes, Edith Fernandez-Baca

    Series: Community Development – Current Issues Series

    This book brings together several systems-level approaches to the consideration of the interaction of livelihood choices, natural resource management and participatory action research on sustainable development. By focusing on these approaches to community change, the volume hopes to encourage...

    Published May 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  5. Cooperatives and Community Development

    Edited by Vanna Gonzales, Rhonda G. Phillips

    Series: Community Development – Current Issues Series

    In celebration of cooperatives’ contributions to community development processes and outcomes worldwide, the United Nations designated 2012 as the Year of the Cooperative. Today, as in the past, cooperatives have proved effective in bringing people and organizations together to accomplish a broad...

    Published April 19th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Developing Sustainable Agriculture and Community

    Edited by Lionel J. "Bo" Beaulieu, Jeffrey L. Jordan

    Series: Community Development – Current Issues Series

    This book illustrates the ways in which communities can strengthen the links and set the stage for long-term partnerships between sustainable agriculture and sustainable rural community development initiatives. It provides lessons learned, first, from the community development literature that can...

    Published April 10th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Local Food and Community Development

    Edited by Gary Paul Green, Rhonda G. Phillips

    Series: Community Development – Current Issues Series

    Food has become an essential component in community development practice. Whether in reference to building a local or regional food system or addressing food insecurity, food has become a focus in community development approaches in many localities. Farmers markets, community gardens,...

    Published March 1st 2013 by Routledge

  8. Community Leadership Development

    A Compendium of Theory, Research, and Application

    Edited by Mark A. Brennan

    Series: Community Development – Current Issues Series

    The development of leadership capacities addresses a vital and continuing need in communities and organizations as they attempt to adapt to a wide range of social, economic, environmental, and political changes. Leadership development activities that focus on building new skills and ...

    Published February 27th 2013 by Routledge

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