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Four Types of Urban Capacity-Enhancement Projects (Murals, Gardens, Playgrounds, and Sculptures)

Melvin Delgado

in Community Social Work Practice in an Urban Context

Published in print October 1999 | ISBN: 9780195125467
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199864188 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195125467.003.0006
 Four Types of Urban Capacity-Enhancement Projects (Murals, Gardens, Playgrounds, and Sculptures)

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This chapter describes four community capacity-enhancement projects and places them within a historical context to provide a better appreciation of their significance in the lives of urban communities. The concept of community-built projects is defined, and data related to these types of projects are presented to highlight their importance to urban-based communities across the United States. The various dimensions and tasks associated with each project are also defined and described in detail.

Keywords: community capacity-enhancement; urban social work; social work practice; urban communities; urban-based

Chapter.  15062 words.  Illustrated.

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