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Ferguson, Ronald F and Dickens, William T., eds. (1999) Urban problems and community development. Washington: Brookings Institute .

This book looks at community development from the perspective of economists, sociologists, political scientists, and an historian. They define community development as including all capacity building (including social, intellectual, physical, financial, and political assets) aimed at improving the quality of life in low- to moderate-income neighbourhoods. The book addresses the history of urban development strategies within a U.S. context, the politics of resource allocation, business and workforce development, housing, community development corporations, informal social organisations, schooling, and public security.


Item Type:Book
Date:1999
Call No:ML2
Pages:xii, 6
Publisher:Brookings Institute
Place of Publication:Washington
ISBN:0-8157-1876-4
Keywords:urban society, urbanization, community development, urban area, urban poor, United States
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Accession Number:HRB 3486 (Available)
Subjects:VA Geographic area > United States
MA-ML Social science, culture and community > Social position > Social equality and inequality
MA-ML Social science, culture and community > Type of society and culture > Urban society
MA-ML Social science, culture and community > Community action > Community development
L Social psychology and related concepts > Inclusion and exclusion

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