Safe Passage Communities


in Safe Passage

Published in print January 2000 | ISBN: 9780195137859
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199846948 | DOI:
Safe Passage Communities

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This chapter presents examples of two specific communities, Minneapolis and Kansas City, several other multicommunity initiatives, and discusses what seem to be the most promising approaches to organizing neighborhoods. Here, the concept of community is an area defined by tradition as a neighborhood, with enough students to fill one high school but small enough so people feel a sense of identity with the area. A great deal of positive energy is directed toward putting together the pieces of effective programming at the community level. Diverse ways of governing reflect the strengths and attributes of local governing bodies and community agencies.

Keywords: Minneapolis; Kansas City; multicommunity initiatives; tradition; neighborhood; community agencies

Chapter.  7469 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Developmental Psychology

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