Communities on the Way

Communities on the Way

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Ita€™s become an all too familiar headlinea€”plant closes, employees laid off, another community plunged into economic despair. Stewart Perry looks beyond the headlines to our a€œforgottena€ communities, showing what urban and rural areas can do and are doing to revitalize their sagging economies. The acknowledged authority in the field, Perry herein provides the first full-length systematic treatment of community-based economic development (CED). As the brainchild of the local residents and leaders, CEDa€™s success is linked to the ability of community members to identify their particular problems and to formulate solutions for local change. Perry cites dozens of case studies from his own consulting experiences in communities in the United States and Canada, illustrating the practical and conceptual applications of the approach. New means to achieve the economic health of communities are illustrated by the efforts of diverse communities such as East Los Angeles; Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia; the Appalachian hillsides of southeastern Kentucky; the Hunts Point district of the Bronx; the Point St. Charles neighborhood of Montreal; and Hancock County, Georgia. The experience of each locality combines the human dimensions of community developmenta€”the psychological and cultural implicationsa€”as well as the vital economic considerations. Perry demonstrates the innovative ideas developing out of the community development corporation strategy, both for encouraging local economic growth and rethinking national economic policy.has freed up funds for the rehabilitation of deteriorated units and systems; and GRDC must now go about the task of strengthening the ... is for the CDC to maintain the landlord role, but it will still have to enlist tenants in a common perspective on property maintenance. ... Or it may set up a housing management companyanbsp;...

Title:Communities on the Way
Author:Stewart E. Perry
Publisher:SUNY Press - 1987-07-01


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