Asset Building and Community Development

Asset Building and Community Development


By (author) Gary P. Green, By (author) Anna L. Haines

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  • Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 360 pages
  • Dimensions: 178mm x 251mm x 20mm | 612g
  • Publication date: 8 March 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Thousand Oaks
  • ISBN 10: 1412982235
  • ISBN 13: 9781412982238
  • Edition: 3, Revised
  • Edition statement: 3rd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: colour line drawings, colour tables, figures, charts
  • Sales rank: 829,146

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Asset Building and Community Development examines the promise and limits of community development. Authors Gary Paul Green and Anna Haines provide an engaging, thought-provoking, and comprehensive approach to asset building by focusing on the role of different forms of community capital in the development process. Updated throughout, this edition explores how communities are building on their key assets-physical, human, social, financial, environmental, political, and cultural capital.

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Author information

Gary Paul Green is a professor in the Department of Community & Environmental Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a community development specialist in the Center for Community & Economic Development at the University of Wisconsin-Extension. Green's teaching and research interests are primarily in the areas of community and economic development. In addition to his work in the U.S., he has been involved in community and economic development research and teaching in China, New Zealand, South Korea, Uganda, and Ukraine. Anna L. Haines, Ph.D. is a professor in the College of Natural Resources at the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point and a land use and community development specialist with the University of Wisconsin-Extension. Haines received her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin - Madison in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning. Her research and teaching focuses on planning and community development from a natural resources or environmental perspective. Her research has focused on evaluating community planning and zoning in terms of smart growth and sustainability, land parcelization, and local food systems. Her extension work has focused on comprehensive planning and planning implementation tools and techniques, sustainable communities, and property rights issues.

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"Excellent updates from the last edition. More practical examples." -- JenniferA. Raitt

Table of contents

Preface Chapter 1: The Role of Assets in Community-Based Development Chapter 2: A History of Community Development in America Chapter 3: Community Sustainability Chapter 4: The Community Development Process Chapter 5: The Role of Community-Based Organizations Chapter 6: Human Capital Chapter 7: Social Capital Chapter 8: Physical Capital Chapter 9: Financial Capital Chapter 10: Environmental Capital Chapter 11: Political Capital Chapter 12: Cultural Capital Chapter 13: Food, Energy, and Community Chapter 14: Natural Disasters and Climate Change: The Role of Community Assets Chapter 15: The Future of Community Development Index About the Authors