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“Community Development at 40,” the cover story in the Winter 2007 issue
of Shelterforce magazine, asks whether the community-development
movement can stay true to its roots while adapting to the challenges of
Since the founding of the Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation in
1968, community development corporations (CDCs) have multiplied around
the country, becoming a driving force behind the vision of building
healthy, economically vital communities.
This issue of Shelterforce assesses the past four decades of community
development and looks to the future, analyzing the kind of leadership
that’s needed to succeed, examining attempts to build new partnerships
and strategies, even redefining the idea of community itself.
PLUS: Why Bill McKibben’s latest book, “Deep Economy,” presents a
provocative challenge for community economic developers.
You will find a summary and links to these and more feature articles
below. Contact Alice Chasan at achasan at nhi.org with questions. To view
the full issue or subscribe to Shelterforce, go to www.nhi.org.
COVER STORY: Community Development at 40
Out Front and In Sync
By Keith Getter and Leonard Vazquez
What kind of leadership does the community development filed demand for
the 21st century?
By Dee Walsh and Robert Zdenek
Old definitions of community development may be obsolete as CDCs
consider new ways to navigate today’s social and economic environment.
An Unfinished Agenda
By Elizabeth Julian
It’s time for fair housing and community development to reunite to fight
the vestiges of segregation.
By Mafruza Khan
A wealth of new, independent, young leaders have emerged after the 2005
hurricanes with the potential to transform the Gulf Coast, and the nation.
Beyond the Farm
By David Dangler
New trends in rural community development are making the work of rural
CDCs more akin to that of their urban counterparts.
Have Community, Will Travel
By Shomon Shamsuddin
Ethnic-based CDCs reflect the changing face of contemporary America.
When Supportive Housing Isn’t
By Martha Bridegam
Too often supportive housing lacks the crucial ingredient that makes it
especially helpful to people with mental disabilities—the support.
Important reading in the new issue of Shelterforce:
the Journal of Affordable Housing and Community Building
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