Urban Problems and Community Development

ISBN 13: 9780815718758

Urban Problems and Community Development

3.54 avg rating
( 13 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780815718758: Urban Problems and Community Development
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 


In recent years, concerned governments, businesses, and civic groups have launched ambitious programs of community development designed to halt, and even reverse, decades of urban decline. But while massive amounts of effort and money are being dedicated to improving the inner-cities, two important questions have gone unanswered: Can community development actually help solve long-standing urban problems? And, based on social science analyses, what kinds of initiatives can make a difference? This book surveys what we currently know and what we need to know about community development's past, current, and potential contributions. The authors--economists, sociologists, political scientists, and a historian--define community development broadly to include all capacity building (including social, intellectual, physical, financial, and political assets) aimed at improving the quality of life in low- to moderate-income neighborhoods. The book addresses the history of urban development strategies, the politics of resource allocation, business and workforce development, housing, community development corporations, informal social organizations, schooling, and public security.


"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:



William T. Dickens, a senior fellow in the Economics Studies program at the Brookings Institution, was previously a senior economist on the President's Council of Economic Advisers and professor of economics at the University of California, Berkeley. Ronald F. Ferguson has taught at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government since 1983 and is senior research associate at Harvard's Wiener Center for Social Policy.


Review:

"Combined, the essays and commentaries provide insights into ways to use community development initiatives to improve the quality of life in cities, especially central cities." —Louis F. Weschler, Arizona State University, The Social Science Journal, 9/1/2000



"The most substantial product to date of the National Community Development Policy Analysis Network.... The writing throughout is thoughtful and reflective. The authors and editors have succeeded in keeping the text nontechnical and free from jargon." —Avis Vidal, Urban Institute, APA Journal, 4/1/2001



"This book surveys what we currently know and what we need to know about communities development's past, current, and potential contributions." — 'DISP" Switzerland, no. 143; 2000

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780815718765: Urban Problems and Community Development

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0815718764 ISBN 13:  9780815718765
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press, 1999
Hardcover

9780815791393: Urban Problems and Community Development

Brooki..., 1999
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Published by Brookings Institution Press
ISBN 10: 0815718756 ISBN 13: 9780815718758
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 4
Seller:
Textbookmom
(Lexington, SC, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Brookings Institution Press. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0815718756 Great opportunity to save on this book. We ship daily!!! FOR QUICK DELIVERY PLEASE CHOOSE EXPEDITED SHIPPING!. Seller Inventory # Z0815718756ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 19.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.80
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

ISBN 10: 0815718756 ISBN 13: 9780815718758
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Seller Inventory # 97808157187580000000

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 31.14
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Ronald. F. Ferguson, William T. Dickens
Published by BROOKINGS INSTITUTION, United States (1999)
ISBN 10: 0815718756 ISBN 13: 9780815718758
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description BROOKINGS INSTITUTION, United States, 1999. Paperback. Condition: New. New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. In recent years, concerned governments, businesses, and civic groups have launched ambitious programs of community development designed to halt, and even reverse, decades of urban decline. But while massive amounts of effort and money are being dedicated to improving the inner-cities, two important questions have gone unanswered: Can community development actually help solve long-standing urban problems? And, based on social science analyses, what kinds of initiatives can make a difference? This book surveys what we currently know and what we need to know about community development s past, current, and potential contributions. The authors--economists, sociologists, political scientists, and a historian--define community development broadly to include all capacity building (including social, intellectual, physical, financial, and political assets) aimed at improving the quality of life in low- to moderate-income neighborhoods. The book addresses the history of urban development strategies, the politics of resource allocation, business and workforce development, housing, community development corporations, informal social organizations, schooling, and public security. Seller Inventory # TNP9780815718758

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 32.20
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Ferguson, Ronald F.
Published by Brookings Institution (1999)
ISBN 10: 0815718756 ISBN 13: 9780815718758
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Brookings Institution, 1999. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IQ-9780815718758

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 28.26
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

ISBN 10: 0815718756 ISBN 13: 9780815718758
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. Brand New. Seller Inventory # 0815718756

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 29.17
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.60
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Published by Brookings Institution Press (1999)
ISBN 10: 0815718756 ISBN 13: 9780815718758
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Brookings Institution Press, 1999. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0815718756

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 34.77
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Ronald F. Ferguson (Editor), William T. Dickens (Editor)
Published by Brookings Institution Press (1999)
ISBN 10: 0815718756 ISBN 13: 9780815718758
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Brookings Institution Press, 1999. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0815718756

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 30.69
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Ferguson, Ronald F.
Published by Brookings Institution Press 3/1/1999 (1999)
ISBN 10: 0815718756 ISBN 13: 9780815718758
New Paperback or Softback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Brookings Institution Press 3/1/1999, 1999. Paperback or Softback. Condition: New. Urban Problems and Community Development. Book. Seller Inventory # BBS-9780815718758

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 36.07
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Published by Brookings Institution Press (2018)
ISBN 10: 0815718756 ISBN 13: 9780815718758
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Brookings Institution Press, 2018. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used! This item is printed on demand. Seller Inventory # 0815718756

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 37.07
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Ferguson, Ronald F.
Published by Brookings Institution (1999)
ISBN 10: 0815718756 ISBN 13: 9780815718758
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Brookings Institution, 1999. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our UK warehouse in 4 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IQ-9780815718758

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 27.95
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 12.09
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book