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Community Planning

Elisheva Sadan

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

Published by NASW Press and Oxford University Press


Published online March 2015 | e-ISBN: 9780199975839 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acrefore/9780199975839.013.1164

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This entry discusses community planning in the context of community social work. Distinctions are made between community planning as a rational comprehensive process of the planning discipline, and the process of community planning in community social work. Community planning is defined as a process of participatory and inclusive organized social change, directed toward community empowerment, building community, and developing members’ capacities to take part in democratic decision making. A three-dimensional model of empowering community planning is presented and discussed. The model focuses on the tasks of community social work in the planning process, and the empowering outcomes they can enable.

Keywords: community planning; community work; community empowerment; participation

Article.  12202 words. 

Subjects: Social Work Macro Practice ; Social Policy and Advocacy ; Social Work Practice Settings ; Social Work Research and Evidence-based Practice

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