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Neighborhood Planning and Community-Based Development
The Potential and Limits of Grassroots Action



January 2000 | 208 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Exploring the promise and limits of grassroots strategies for community organizating, development and planning, this book looks at how they can be used in the revitalization and maintenance of urban neighbourhoods. The book presents a number of case studies from the United States, analyzing the reasons for success and failure, and concludes with recommendations in the form of a "tool kit" for planners and community leaders.
 
Introduction
 
Neighborhoods, Communities, Community Development and Neighborhood Planning
 
Community Empowerment, Organization and Development
 
Changing Urban Structure
Implications for Neighborhood Development  
 
A Community Confronts Gentrification
 
The Sport Stadium versus the Neighborhood
 
Resident Management and Community Empowerment
 
Rebuilding Roseland and a Block at a Time
 
Criteria for Doing Successful Neighborhood Development
 
Doing Planning for Grass-Roots Neighborhood Development

"Bill Peterman offers important insights from his long experience in Chicago on neighborhood planning and community-based development. His case studies offer very useful lessons on success and failure. This is a valuable addition to the literature on urban neighborhoods." 

W. Dennis Keating
Cleveland State University

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