An Introduction to Community Development

Author: Rhonda Phillips
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134482329
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Beginning with the foundations of community development, An Introduction to Community Development offers a comprehensive and practical approach to planning for communities. Road-tested in the authors’ own teaching, and through the training they provide for practicing planners, it enables students to begin making connections between academic study and practical know-how from both private and public sector contexts. An Introduction to Community Development shows how planners can utilize local economic interests and integrate finance and marketing considerations into their strategy. Most importantly, the book is strongly focused on outcomes, encouraging students to ask: what is best practice when it comes to planning for communities, and how do we accurately measure the results of planning practice? This newly revised and updated edition includes: increased coverage of sustainability issues, discussion of localism and its relation to community development, quality of life, community well-being and public health considerations, and content on local food systems. Each chapter provides a range of reading materials for the student, supplemented with text boxes, a chapter outline, keywords, and reference lists, and new skills based exercises at the end of each chapter to help students turn their learning into action, making this the most user-friendly text for community development now available.

An Introduction to Community Development

Author: Rhonda Phillips
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134482256
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Beginning with the foundations of community development, An Introduction to Community Development offers a comprehensive and practical approach to planning for communities. Road-tested in the authors’ own teaching, and through the training they provide for practicing planners, it enables students to begin making connections between academic study and practical know-how from both private and public sector contexts. An Introduction to Community Development shows how planners can utilize local economic interests and integrate finance and marketing considerations into their strategy. Most importantly, the book is strongly focused on outcomes, encouraging students to ask: what is best practice when it comes to planning for communities, and how do we accurately measure the results of planning practice? This newly revised and updated edition includes: increased coverage of sustainability issues, discussion of localism and its relation to community development, quality of life, community well-being and public health considerations, and content on local food systems. Each chapter provides a range of reading materials for the student, supplemented with text boxes, a chapter outline, keywords, and reference lists, and new skills based exercises at the end of each chapter to help students turn their learning into action, making this the most user-friendly text for community development now available.

Introduction to Community Development

Author: Jerry W. Robinson, Jr.
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412974623
Format: PDF, Docs
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Introduction to Community Development provides students of community and economic development with a theoretical and practical introduction to the field of community development. Bringing together leading scholars in the field of community development, the book follows the curriculum needs in offering a progression from theory to practice, beginning with a theoretical overview, an historical overview, and the various approaches to community development.

An Introduction to Community Development

Author: Rhonda Phillips
Publisher:
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Comprehensive and practical, this textbook enables students to connect academic study and professional know-how, and demonstrates how to best plan the rebuilding, revitalization and development of communities utilizing a wide variety of economic and strategic tools. The features include; chapter outlines, text boxes, key words and references.

Fostering Sustainable Behavior

Author: Doug McKenzie-Mohr
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 9781550924626
Format: PDF
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The highly acclaimed manual for changing everyday habits--now in an all-new third edition!

An Introduction to Community Health

Author: James McKenzie
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 0763790117
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Now in its Seventh Edition, An Introduction to Community Health is a mainstay in community health education, and is used in hundreds of colleges and universities across the country. This best-selling text features the latest trends and statistics in community health, covering such topics as epidemiology, community organization, program planning, minority health, health care, mental health, environmental health, drugs, safety, and occupational health. With an emphasis on developing the knowledge and skills necessary for a career in health education, it incorporates a variety of pedagogical elements that assist and encourage students to understand complex community health issues. New to the Seventh Edition -Details on the Affordable Care Act, the health insurance reform law passed in March 2010 -The importance of immunizations and needle exchange programs in the prevention of communicable disease -The latest information about school wellness policies and an overview of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Health Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (HECAT) for curriculum review and development -Information on the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, giving the FDA oversight of tobacco products -Natural- and human-generated environmental disasters and how communities respond to them -Discussion of distracted driving, including texting and e-mailing while driving -New court rulings concerning restriction of firearms on college campuses (Utah) and in cities (Chicago), and the ramifications for community safety

The Short Guide to Community Development 2e

Author: Alison Gilchrist
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 1447327837
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Interest in the topic of ‘community’ – and how local communities can be supported to take control of their lives, services and environment – continues to ride high on the public agenda in many parts of the world. Now in its second edition, this invaluable guide provides an introduction to community development, its origins and the different forms it takes. It has been updated to reflect developments in policy and practice, as well as recent debates about the changing nature of community development itself. Crucially, it explores how community development can be applied in different policy areas, examines trends and the challenges it faces. Accessibly written, this is essential reading for students studying a degree or taking a module in this field, as well as those already involved in community development and community organising.

Theory and Practice of Dialogical Community Development

Author: Peter Westoby
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136272844
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book proposes that community development has been increasingly influenced and co-opted by a modernist, soulless, rational philosophy - reducing it to a shallow technique for ‘solving community problems’. In contrast, this dialogical approach re-maps the ground of community development practice within a frame of ideas such as dialogue, hospitality and depth. For the first time community development practitioners are provided with an accessible understanding of dialogue and its relevance to their practice, exploring the contributions of internationally significant thinkers such as P. Freire, M. Buber, D. Bohm and H.G Gadamer, J. Derrida, G. Esteva and R. Sennett. What makes the book distinctive is that: first, it identifies a dialogical tradition of community development and considers how such a tradition shapes practice within contemporary contexts and concerns – economic, social, political, cultural and ecological. Second, the book contrasts such an approach with technical and instrumental approaches to development that fail to take complex systems seriously. Third, the approach links theory to practice through a combination of storytelling and theory-reflection – ensuring that readers are drawn into a practice-theory that they feel increasingly confident has been 'tried and tested' in the world over the past 25 years.

An Introduction to Community Dance Practice

Author: Diane Amans
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137603402
Format: PDF
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This popular textbook offers a clear introduction to community dance practice today. With an expert panel of contributors, including dance artists, practitioners and academics, it combines lively discussions with practical advice on duty of care, inclusive practice and project coordination. This new edition has been thoroughly revised to offer expanded coverage of community dance practices throughout the world, including in the US, Australia, Japan and Scandinavia. Guidance on entering the profession has also been fully updated, offering the most recent and relevant information and contacts. Featuring definitions of community dance, engaging case studies, informative interviews and a substantial resources section, this book is essential reading for both students and practitioners of community dance. Diane Amans is one of the leading practitioners in community dance. She is a dance artist, lecturer and consultant whose career has included working in education, managing dance projects in diverse community settings, and training staff in arts, health and social care.