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Research Handbook on Community Development

Edited by Rhonda Phillips, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, Eric Trevan, The Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington and Patsy Kraeger, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Georgia, US
This timely Research Handbook offers new ways in which to navigate the diverse terrain of community development research. Chapters unpack the foundations and history of community development research and also look to its future, exploring innovative frameworks for conceptualizing community development. Comprehensive and unequivocally progressive, this is key reading for social and public policy researchers in need of an understanding of the current trends in community development research, as well as practitioners and policymakers working on urban, rural and regional development.
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Publication Date: April 2020
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This timely Research Handbook offers new ways in which to navigate the diverse terrain of community development research. Contributions from leading experts unpack the foundations and history of community development research and look to its future, exploring innovative frameworks for conceptualizing community development.

Chapters consider the trajectories and impact of global community development research, offering critical insight into the methods and frameworks that are currently being used in the field. Covering varied topics, from housing and food availability, to revitalization and faith-based regeneration, this Research Handbook provides a broad and in-depth exploration of the state of the field today.

Comprehensive and unequivocally progressive, this is key reading for social and public policy researchers in need of an understanding of the current trends in community development research as well as practitioners and policymakers working on urban, rural and regional development.
‘Phillips, Trevan, and Kraeger’s Research Handbook on Community Development is an invaluable new resource for students, faculty, and professionals committed to resident-led community transformation. It features deeply insightful articles exploring the most important challenges confronting those struggling to build more vibrant, equitable, resilient, and just neighborhoods, cities, and regions.’
– Kenneth Reardon, University of Massachusetts Boston, US
Contributors include: N. Al Sader, K. Anacker, C.J.L. Balsas, L.J. Beaulieu, G. Bonilla-Santiago, E.A. Dobis, B.M. Elias, K. Flowers, S. Frimpong, J. Fursova, I Garcia, F. Handy, B. Hofstedt, J.B. Hollander, J.G. Huff Jr., M.R. Islam, S. Khademi, R. Kleinhans, R.C. Knopf, P. Kraeger, I. Kumar, R. Lewis, D. Mason, J. McGrath, A. Meshkini, M. Norouzi, M. Page, C.B. Peterson, J. Reece, K.A. Rouf, M. Roseland, A.R. Russell, R.M. Silverman, M. Spiliotopoulou, C. Sutton-Brown-Fox, C.A. Talmage, H.L. Taylor, Jr., T.D. Thomas, G.H. Tonon, L. Townsend, D.P. Varady, C. Wallace, L. Yin
Contents:


Introduction to the Research Handbook on Community Development
Rhonda Phillips, Eric Trevan and Patsy Kraeger

PART I FOUNDATIONS
1. Weaving Reflection, Action, and Knowledge Creation: Lived Experience as a Catalyst into the Cycle of Praxis for Community Development
C. Bjørn Peterson, Craig A. Talmage, and Richard C. Knopf

2. The Study of Poverty in Places: Scope, Scale, and Space
Elizabeth A. Dobis, Lionel J. Beaulieu, and Indraneel Kumar

3. In Pursuit of Just Communities: Supporting Community Development for Marginalized Communities through Regional Sustainability Planning
Jason Reece

4. Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD): Core Principles
Ivis García

5. Stepping Up the Ladder: Reflecting on the Role of Non-profit Organisations in Supporting Community Participation
Julia Fursova

6. Social Economy, Social Capital, NGOs and Community Development – A Gendered Perspective
Dyana Mason

7. What Can Northwest European Community Enterprises learn from American Community-Based Organizations?
David P. Varady, Reinout Kleinhans, and Nuha Al Sader

8. Community Development, Well-being and Technology: a Kenyan village
Claire Wallace and Leanne Townsend

PART II RESEARCH METHODS AND FRAMEWORKS
9. Experience of group formation in Grameen Bank Bangladesh
Kazi Abdur Rouf

10.How to Build an “Intentional Community”
Brenda M. Elias

11. Inclusionary Zoning and Inclusionary Housing in the United States: Measuring Inputs and Outcomes
Katrin B. Anacker

12. Enhancing Evaluation Capacity: Lessons from Faith-based Community Development in El Salvador
James G. Huff Jr.

13. Managing Competing Interests in the Public Participation Process: Lessons from an Analysis of Residential Displacement in Buffalo, New York’s Transitioning Neighborhoods
Robert Mark Silverman, Li Yin and Henry Louis Taylor, Jr.

14. Methods and framework of participatory action research for community development in Bangladesh
M. Rezaul Islam

15. Building a Healthy Community: The Coastal Georgia Indicators Coalition
Patsy Kraeger

16. Social Indicator Projects for Rural Communities: The Case of the Northwoods Quality of Life Database
Brandon Hofstedt

17. An Exploratory Study of Food Deserts in Utica, Mississippi
Talya D. Thomas

18. Impact of Socio-economic Characteristics on Neighborhood Environment Satisfaction in Deteriorated Areas
Mostafa Norouzi, Abolfazl Meshkini, and Somaye Khademi

19. Downtown revitalization, livability and quality of life in Tucson, Arizona
Carlos Balsas

PART III EMERGING CONSTRUCTS AND THE FUTURE OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH
20. Sustainable Community Development Through the Conceptual Lens of Community Productivity
Maria Spiliotopoulou and Mark Roseland

21. Re-Imagining Community Development: The Cocoa360 Model
Shadrack Frimpong, Allison R. Russell, and Femida Handy

22. Community Development and Place Attachment Using an Inductive Social Media Approach
Justin B. Hollander and Max Page

23. Re-imagining Democratic Research Processes in Community-based Development: A Case for Photovoice
Camille Sutton-Brown-Fox

24. Centering Aesthetics in Community Development: Approaches from the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity
Jerrold McGrath

25. The new Role of the University in Community Development
Graciela Tonon

26. Community Innovation and Small Liberal Arts Colleges: Lessons Learned from Local Partnerships and Sustainable Community Development
Craig A. Talmage, Robin Lewis, and Kathleen Flowers

27. Sustaining an Urban Education Pipeline: A Case Study of University and Community Development Partnership
Gloria Bonilla-Santiago

Index