Community Economics

Author: Ron Schaffer
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 9780813816371
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This Complete revision of Dr. Shaffer's classic Community Economics provides readers with a comprehensive understanding of economic structure in small communities and urban neighborhoods of America. Authors Shaffer, Deller, and Marcouiller review the economics of smaller communities with continued emphasis on how to build and achieve theoretically sound community economic development policy. The text also demonstrates how local participation and knowledge can be used to identify problems, form solutions, and maintain community support for long-term goals. The main body of economic research and literature has neglected the economics of smaller communities. Community Economics: Linking Theory and Practice fills that information void. This text serves as a comprehensive guide on smaller, open economies and urban neighborhoods for economists, regional planners, rural sociologists, and geographers. Additionally, Community Economics is an issue-oriented handbook of development strategies for development practitioners, planning and zoning officials, and others involved in the ay-to-day activities of community economic development.

On Gandhi s Path

Author: Stephanie Mills
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 1550924516
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"Swann Song": A biography of Robert Swann, father of relocalization.

The Community Economic Development Handbook

Author: Mihailo Temali
Publisher: Fieldstone Alliance
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Docs
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The step-by-step guide to turning any neighborhood around A weak local economy can be strengthened. A run-down neighborhood of boarded-up storefronts, litter-strewn sidewalks, high unemployment, and poorly-maintained housing can be transformed. An entire community can be lifted up. Mihailo (Mike) Temali knows this first-hand. He has spent nearly twenty years working in community-based economic development, helping cities as diverse as St. Paul, Minnesota, and Santiago, Chile. In this concrete, practical, jargon-free handbook, he describes a proven way to make any community a better place to live. Comprehensive, realistic, and easy-to-use If you don't already have a community economic development (CED) organization in place, Temali tells you how to set one up. Then he defines four pivot points that are crucial to neighborhood economies: 1) Revitalizing your commercial district; 2) Developing microbusinesses; 3) Developing your community workforce; and 4) Growing good neighborhood jobs. He explains how to choose your first pivot point, then guides you through the process of tackling each one. True stories of successful CED provide inspiration. Sidebars explore related issues: dealing with gentrification, finding potential partners, supporting microentrepreneurs, and more. Other CED professionals share their insights in “From the Field” notes. Appendices point you toward useful resources, show you how to use the Internet to research your regional economy, and include dozens of worksheets that will help you move from reading about CED to doing it. The Community Economic Development Handbook is precisely what you need to turn your neighborhood around!

Black Economics

Author: Jawanza Kunjufu
Publisher: African Amer Images
ISBN:
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Jawanza Kunjufu examines how to keep black businesses and the more than $450 billion generated by them in the black community.

Let s Find Out Community Economics

Author: Rosen Publishing Group
Publisher: Britannica Educational Publishing
ISBN: 9781680485967
Format: PDF, Docs
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Many people find economic concepts difficult and therefore may not have all the knowledge and resources necessary to properly save, invest, and maintain personal solvency through their lives. This series serves as an essential starting point that young readers can use to learn the basics of our economy, the ways that its cycle will affect their lives, and the importance of financial responsibility. Complex topics and vocabulary are explained thoroughly and supplemented by helpful images and diagrams.

Community Economic Development

Author: Graham Haughton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136038485
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This important book examines the ways in which community economic development can contribute to local and regional regeneration. It presents a unique overview of the state of contemporary British practice in this important policy area and provides a series of fresh, theoretical, methodological and empirical insights which help us to understand ways in which communities are facing up to the challenges of devising and bringing about their own revitalisation. Community Economic Development is underpinned by the argument that much conventional regeneration work represents at best a short-term fix rather than a long-term sustainable solution to the problems of socially excluded communities. The emphasis of the book is largely on the British experience with contributions from a rich mix of new and established academics and practitioners.