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Community Change Process

Leslie Hollingsworth, Larry M. Gant and Patricia L. Miller

in A Twenty-First Century Approach to Community Change

Published in print July 2017 | ISBN: 9780190463311
Published online July 2017 | e-ISBN: 9780190463342 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190463311.003.0006
Community Change Process

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Abstract: This chapter summarizes and discusses the planning phase of the community change process that comprised the three Good Neighborhoods phases (planning, readiness, and transformation). The purpose of the planning phase was to engage neighborhood residents and stakeholders in a community-wide planning process that would result in a community goal and action plan that was community-owned and -driven. In this chapter, the authors describe and discuss the process by which engagement of the community, needs assessment, and planning took place. The authors use the Osborn neighborhood as the case, recognizing that, as much as possible, the same process was followed in each of the six neighborhoods.

Keywords: community planning; community change processes; needs assessment; neighborhood resident engagement; neighborhood stakeholder engagement

Chapter.  6112 words. 

Subjects: Organizations

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