Creating Sustainable Community Programs

Creating Sustainable Community Programs : Examples of Collaborative Public Administration

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Public opinion polls consistently reveal the lack of confidence, disillusionment, and mistrust that citizens feel toward government. Daniels and his contributors believe that the relationship between citizens and their governments can be changed by facilitating greater citizen collaboration with government, particularly through local sustainable programs. As the case studies show, often sustainable community programs are created through grassroots movements that are initiated and managed by citizens themselves, bringing them in contact with their local elected and appointed officials. Unlike traditional programs that are administered by local officials on behalf of their citizens, once sustainable community programs are created, citizens administer their own programs in collaboration with local officials. The case studies look at a variety of sustainable programs, primarily in the United States, that help to deal with issues such as recycling, transportation, microcredit, site redevelopment, pollution, health care, and hunger.
Creating Sustainable Community Programs is the first book on sustainable programs that is intended for an audience of public administration scholars, researchers, and students as well as practitioners who are searching for ways to change the relationship between citizens and their governments.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 163.07 x 240.28 x 28.7mm | 671.32g
  • Praeger Publishers Inc
  • Westport, United States
  • English
  • New
  • 0275967743
  • 9780275967741

Table of contents

Preface Introduction by Mark R. Daniels Working Toward Sustainability: Successful Community Based Efforts by Jason Venetoulis Harmony Homestead and the Macoskey Center for Sustainable Systems Education and Research by Claire Anderson Sustaining Community Through Collaboration: The Value of Conflict Management Training for Community Leader by Patricia J. Fredericksen and Nicholas P. Lovrich Developing, Financing, and Implementing Local Sustainable Trasnportation Programs by Eric Lindquist Sustaining Microcredit Programs: Lessons Learned Over Two Decades of Practice by Douglas Snow, Terry F. Buss and Colette Dumas Building a Sustainable Community and Revitalizing Urban Citizenship in Los Angeles' Empowerment Zone by Gerry Riposa Brownfield Redevelopment in Michigan: Experimenting with Contaminated Site Redevelopment Policies by Richard C. Hula The Aga Khan Rural Support Program and the Orangi Pilot Project: The Demand Side in Development by Feisal Uzair Khan and Jennifer E. Tessendorf Local Control, Local Capacity, and Regulatory Effectiveness: Issues in Municipal Water Pollution Control by Y. Mina Chang and Anand Desai Recycling Programs in Sustainable Communities by Mark R. Daniels The Role of Technology in Creating a Sustainable Community: Application of Radio Frequency Identification Technology in Curbside Recycling by Jothi S. Themozhi and Gail Johnson A Local Partnership for Sustainable Food and Agriculture: The Case of PlacerGROWN by David Campbell and Gail Feenstra Food Gatherers: The Role of Entrepreneurship and Political Context in Sustainable Community Programs by Rhonda S. Kinney and Michael Harris Empty Bowls: A Simple Idea to Feed Hungry People by Alice Kaiser-Drobney Gwinnett Coalition for Human Resource Development by Patricia Mitchell Environment Management Information Systems and Sustainable Communities by Michelle Wyman and Sherman Wyman Engaging Youth in Their Communities: The Ultimate Tool for Sustainability by Alice Kaiser-Drobney Selected Bibliography Index
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"Daniel's collection of examples of sustainable community development is wide-ranging and most of the papers provide insights into the practice of community development in many facets. The book is useful not only for students of public administration but also for practitioners."-Development Policy Review ..."a resource for US public administration students..."-Urban Studies ?...a resource for US public administration students...?-Urban Studies ?Daniel's collection of examples of sustainable community development is wide-ranging and most of the papers provide insights into the practice of community development in many facets. The book is useful not only for students of public administration but also for practitioners.?-Development Policy Review .,."a resource for US public administration students..."-Urban Studies "Creating Sustainable Community Programs is an outstanding presentation of a number of analytical case studies of community development progrms throughout the United States. It is an invaluable resource for everyone interested in uplifting communities from the grassroots."-Thomas Vocino Distinguished Research Professor Head of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration Auburn University at Montgomery "Although engaging people in governance is an important theoretical and practical issue in contemporary public administration, there are a few resources that show how the thorny issues of engagment and participation get worked out in practice. Creating Sustainable Community Programs helps fill this gap. The chapters in this edited volume speak to the lessons learned from community programs that resulted in self-supporting outcomes. The book demonstrates the link between these sustainable community programs and a greater development, planning, and municipal water policy to transportation, environmentatl issues, and solid waste--show that it is possible to move from the traditional to the sustainable in a way that encourages both good governance and the growth of community."-Cheryl Simrel King co-author of Government is Us: Public Administration in an Anti-govenment Era
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About Mark R. Daniels

MARK R. DANIELS is an Associate Professor of Government and Public Affairs and Director of the Graduate Program in Public Administration at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania./e Among Professor Daniels' earlier publications are Terminating Public Programs: An American Political Paradox and Medicaid Reform and the American States: Cases Studies on the Politics of Managed Care (Auburn House, 1998).
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