Asset Building and Community Development

ISBN-10: 1412951348

ISBN-13: 9781412951340

Edition: 2nd 2008

Authors: Anna Haines, Gary Paul Green

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The Second Edition of Asset Building and Community Development examines the promise and limits of community development. Authors Gary Paul Green and Anna Haines provide an engaging, thought-provoking, and comprehensive approach to asset building by focusing on the role of different forms of community capital in the development process. Updated throughout, this edition explores how communities are building on their key assetsphysical, human, social, financial, environmental, political, and cultural capital. New to the Second Edition Provides a more in-depth discussion of the role of assets in local development: Students are able to make stronger connections between the theory and practice of community development. Presents a broader treatment of the community development field: Community-based organizations are explored, including faith-based organizations, youth-oriented organizations, and neighborhood associations. Traces the history of community development: Chapters on cultural and political capital have been added. Offers updated resources for students and practitioners: In addition to exercises and questions, each chapter concludes with case studies, additional references, Web sites, and videos. Intended Audience This is an ideal core textbook for undergraduate courses such as Community Development, Community Planning, and Urban Sociology in departments of sociology, urban and regional planning, political science, economics, urban studies, and geography.
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List price: $66.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/14/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

Anna L. Haines is an associate professor in the College of Natural Resources at the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point and a land use and community development specialist with the University of Wisconsin-Extension. Haines received her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin - Madison in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning. Her research and teaching focuses on planning and community development from a natural resources perspective. She recently completed an USDA project focused on the factors that influenced land division in amenity-rich areas of Wisconsin. Her extension work has focused on comprehensive planning and planning implementation tools and techniques, sustainable communities, and property rights issues. She is currently serving as co-chair of the North Central Region Task Force for Sustainable Communities.

Gary Paul Green is a professor in the Department of Community & Environmental Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a community development specialist in the Center for Community & Economic Development at the University of Wisconsin-Extension. Green�s teaching and research interests are primarily in the areas of community and economic development.  In addition to his work in the U.S., he has been involved in community and economic development research and teaching in China, New Zealand, South Korea, Uganda, and Ukraine.

The Role of Assets in Community-Based Development
Whither Community?
Growth Versus Development
People Versus Place
The Challenge of Regionalism
Asset Building
Public Participation
The Role of Community-Based Organizations
Models of Community Development
Technical Assistance
Summary and Conclusions
A History of Community Development in America
The Evolution of Community Development
The Progressive Era
The New Deal
Urban Renewal and Area Redevelopment
The War on Poverty
Retrenchment during the Nixon and Reagan Administrations
The Clinton Years
The Bush Administration
Recurring Issues in Community Development
Summary and Conclusions
The Community Development Process
Public Participation
Community Organizing
Community Visioning
The Roots of Visioning: Context and History
Comprehensive-Rational Planning
Advocacy Planning
Strategic Planning
Timing and Momentum
Goals and Strategy Development
Action Plan Development
Monitor, Evaluate, Revise
Community-Based Research
Summary and Conclusions
The Role of Community-Based Organizations
Community Development Corporations
Three Generations of CDCs
Debates Over CDCs
Local Development Corporations
Organizational Structure of LDCs
LDC Activities
Outcomes and Impacts of LDC Activities
Neighborhood Associations
Community Youth Organizations
Faith-Based Organizations
Summary and Conclusions
Human Capital and Workforce Development
Workforce Development Issues
Key Concepts and Debates
CBOs and Workforce Development
Context for Workforce Development
Key Actors and Institutions
Data on Local Labor Markets
Developing Goals and Strategies
Preparing the Future Workforce
Sustaining the Workforce
Upgrading the Workforce
Expanding the Workforce
Promoting Entrepreneurship
Summary and Conclusions
Social Capital: Building Trust, Norms and Networks
Social Capital Definition and Issues
Key Concepts and Debates
CBOs and Social Capital
Social Capital and Local Economic Development
Assessing Social Capital
Summary and Conclusions
Physical Capital: The Role of Housing in Community Development
Housing Issues
The Problem
Key Concepts and Debates
The Debate over Affordable Housing
The Federal Government Role in Housing
The Role of CBOs in Housing Provision
Models of Community-Based Housing Provision
The Impact of CBOs
Summary and Conclusions
Financial Capital: Community Credit Institutions
Financial Capital Issues
Key Concepts and Debates
Community Credit Institutions
Context for Community Credit Institutions
Key Actors and Institutions
Community Economic Development Finance
Assessing Local Credit Markets
Strategies for Building Local Credit Markets
Build CDFIs
Pressure Local Credit Institutions to Serve Community
Use Informal Credit Markets
Identify External Sources of Credit
Summary and Conclusions
Environmental Capital: Controlling Land Development
Forms of Environmental Capital
Aesthetic Qualities/Scenic Resources
Agricultural Land Resources
Geographic Setting and Soils
Human Health/Environmental Hazards
Plant Communities
Wildlife and Wildlife Habitat
Surface Water Resources/Water Supply
Groundwater/Water Supply
Land Use and Environmental Capital
Smart Growth and New Urbanism
The Roles of Government and the Market
The Government
The Market
Community-Based Organizations
What Is a Community Land Trust?
What Do Land Trusts Do?
Why Do People Choose to Use Land Trusts?
Do Land Trusts Work?
Summary and Conclusions
Political Capital: Organizing for Power
Key Concepts and Debates
Community-Based Organizations and Political Capital
Power Models
Information Models
Summary and Conclusions
Cultural Capital
Cultural Capital Definition and Issues
Key Concepts and Debates
Culture and Place
Government and CBOs in Cultural Capital
Summary and Conclusions
Community Sustainability
What Is Community Sustainability?
The History of Sustainability
Measuring Sustainability
Using Indicators
CBOs and Sustainability
Summary and Conclusions
The Role of Community-Based Organizations in International Development
Context for International Development
The Environment
The Informal Sector
Concepts, Theories, and Debates
The Aid Community: A Brief History
Organizations Involved in International Development
Nongovernment Organizations: Their Role at the Community Level
NGO-Aid Relations
NGO-Government Relations
Models of NGOs
What Do NGOs Do?
Impact of NGOs
Summary and Conclusions
The Future of Community Development
Limits to Community-Based Development
Local Versus External Initiation of Community Development
An Agenda for Promoting Community Development in America
Build on Successes
Create Spaces for Public Participation
Provide Training for CBOs
Form Regional CBO Consortiums/Networks
Use Meaningful Public Participation
Improve Diversity in Decision Making
Summary and Conclusions
About the Authors
Use Meaningful Public Participation
Improve Diversity in Decision-Making
About the Authors
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