Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Comprehensive community initiatives as place–based strategies for change: An analysis of the LISC/Chicago New Communities Program
by Anderson, Ina, M.A., Tufts University, 2010, 77; 1476121
Abstract (Summary)

Planners, community development professionals and local governments often look to place-based strategies to create community change in disinvested urban neighborhoods. These strategies aim to create change at the local level and seek to involve community residents in their design. This thesis explores the concept of the comprehensive community initiative, an integrated, holistic approach to neighborhood development. Using the Local Initiative Support Corporation/ Chicago New Communities Program as a case study; the structure, design and process of the program are analyzed. Implications for community organizing, neighborhood planning and revitalization are discussed. The lessons learned from the program are examined in the context of emerging place-based federal legislation such as Promise and Choice Neighborhoods.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Jennings, James
Commitee: Loh, Penn
School: Tufts University
Department: Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning
School Location: United States -- Massachusetts
Source: MAI 48/05M, Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Urban planning
Keywords: Choice neighborhoods, Comprehensive community initiative, Local Initiative Support Corporation/Chicago, Promise neighborhoods, Sustainable communities
Publication Number: 1476121
ISBN: 978-1-109-76965-4
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