50 years of community development vol I : a history of its evolution and application in North America / edited by Norman Walzer, Rhonda Phillips and Robert Blair.

  • Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2021.
  • ©2021
xiii, 336 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.


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This 50th anniversary publication provides a comprehensive history of community development. Beginning in 1970 with the advent of the Community Development Society and its journal shortly thereafter, 'Community Development', the editors have placed the chapters in major themed areas or issues pertinent to both research and practice of community development. 0The evolution of community development as an area of scholarship and application, and the subsequent founding of the discipline, is vital to capture. At the 50-year mark, it is particularly relevant to revisit issues that reoccur throughout the last five decades and look at approaches to addressing them. These include issues and themes around equity and inclusion, collective impact, leadership and policy development, as well as resilience and sustainability. Community change over time has much to teach us and this set will provide a foundation for fostering understanding of the history of community development and its focus on community change. 0The chapters in this book were originally published in the journal, 'Community Development' : 50 years of community development': Vol. 1 - ISBN 97803674396990Vol. 2 - ISBN 9780367439941.
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