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Research Handbook on Community Development
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Research Handbook on Community Development

9781788118460 Edward Elgar Publishing
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
Publication Date: 2020 ISBN: 978 1 78811 846 0 Extent: 512 pp
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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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.
Critical Acclaim
‘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
Contributors: N. Al Sader, K.B. Anacker, C.J.L. Balsas, L.J. Beaulieu, G. Bonilla-Santiago, L. Cleckner, 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.P. Mason, J. McGrath, A. Meshkini, M. Norouzi, M. Page, C.B. Peterson, R. Phillips, J. Reece, M. Roseland, K.A. Rouf, A.R. Russell, R.M. Silverman, M. Spiliotopoulou, C. Sutton-Brown, C.A. Talmage, H.L. Taylor, Jr., T.D. Thomas, G. Tonon, L. Townsend, D.P. Varady, C. Wallace, L. Yin
Contents
Contents:

Introduction to the Research Handbook on Community Development 1
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 12
C. Bjørn Peterson, Craig A. Talmage and Richard C. Knopf
2 The study of poverty in places: scope, scale, and space 24
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 48
Jason Reece
4 Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD): core principles 67
Ivis García
5 Stepping up the ladder: reflecting on the role of nonprofit organisations in
supporting community participation 76
Julia Fursova
6 Social economy, social capital, NGOs and community development: a
gendered perspective 93
Dyana P. Mason
7 What can Northwest European community enterprises learn from
American community-based organizations? 104
David P. Varady, Reinout Kleinhans and Nuha Al Sader
8 Community development, well-being and technology: a Kenyan village 124
Claire Wallace and Leanne Townsend

PART II RESEARCH METHODS AND FRAMEWORKS
9 Experience of group formation in Grameen Bank, Bangladesh 137
Kazi Abdur Rouf
10 How to build an “intentional community” 172
Brenda M. Elias
11 Inclusionary zoning and inclusionary housing in the United States:
measuring inputs and outcomes 189
Katrin B. Anacker
12 Enhancing evaluation capacity: lessons from faith-based community
development in El Salvador 204
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 211
Robert Mark Silverman, Li Yin and Henry Louis Taylor, Jr.
14 Methods and framework of participatory action research for community
development in Bangladesh 224
M. Rezaul Islam
15 Building a healthy community: the Coastal Georgia Indicators Coalition 244
Patsy Kraeger
16 Social indicator projects for rural communities: the case of the
Northwoods Quality of Life Database 273
Brandon Hofstedt
17 An exploratory study of food deserts in Utica, Mississippi 290
Talya D. Thomas
18 Impact of socioeconomic characteristics on neighborhood environment
satisfaction in deteriorated areas 301
Mostafa Norouzi, Abolfazl Meshkini and Somayeh Khademi
19 Downtown revitalization, livability and quality of life in Tucson, Arizona 319
Carlos J.L. Balsas

PART III EMERGING CONSTRUCTS AND THE FUTURE OF
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH
20 Theories and concepts influencing sustainable community development: introducing the concept of community productivity 337
Maria Spiliotopoulou and Mark Roseland
21 Re-imagining community development: the Cocoa360 model 348
Shadrack Frimpong, Allison R. Russell and Femida Handy
22 Community development and place attachment using an inductive social
media approach 361
Justin B. Hollander and Max Page
23 Re-imagining democratic research processes in community-based
development: a case for photovoice 382
Camille Sutton-Brown
24 Centering aesthetics in community development: approaches from the
Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity 391
Jerrold McGrath
25 The new role of the university in community development 407
Graciela Tonon
26 Community innovation and small liberal arts colleges: lessons learned from
local partnerships and sustainable community development 416
Craig A. Talmage, Robin Lewis, Kathleen Flowers and Lisa Cleckner
27 Sustaining an urban education pipeline: a case study of university and
community development partnership 439
Gloria Bonilla-Santiago

Index 457

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