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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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1-10 of 12 results in Community Development – Current Issues Series
  1. Innovative Community Change Practices

    Edited by Norman Walzer, Sam Cordes

    Series: Community Development – Current Issues Series

    The national recession forced many communities to examine new and innovative ways to promote local economic development, resulting in long-term community changes. New techniques and approaches were used to identify available opportunities and programs which could take advantage of development...

    Published June 26th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Innovative Measurement and Evaluation of Community Development Practices

    Edited by Norman Walzer, Jane Leonard, Mary Emery

    Series: Community Development – Current Issues Series

    Finding innovative and useful measurement practices for community development projects is gaining in importance as policymakers increase the demands for accountability. This book examines some of the latest efforts to document the effectiveness of local development efforts. The types of...

    Published June 25th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Innovative Community Responses to Disaster

    Edited by Brent D. Hales, Norman Walzer, James R. Calvin

    Series: Community Development – Current Issues Series

    Increasingly, community leaders around the world face major natural and economic disasters that require them to find ways to rebuild both physical infrastructure and the local economy. Doing this effectively requires an understanding of how various parts of the community are interconnected, as well...

    Published June 25th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Community Visioning Programs

    Processes and Outcomes

    Edited by Norman Walzer, Gisele F Hamm

    Series: Community Development – Current Issues Series

    Communities have practiced strategic planning for decades using a variety of tools and programs based on the initial Take Charge programs of the early 1990s. These efforts generated a large amount of research regarding their effectiveness, as well as ways to measure long-term outcomes and other...

    Published June 15th 2015 by Routledge

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

Forthcoming Books

  1. Community Leadership Development: A Compendium of Theory, Research, and Application
    Edited by Mark A. Brennan
    To Be Published August 14th 2015
  2. Rural Wealth Creation as a Sustainable Economic Development Strategy
    Edited by Shanna Ratner, Deborah Markley
    To Be Published December 12th 2015

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