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goal of Neighborhood Planning is to build social capital, which
is the ability of the neighborhood to organize itself to identify
problems and solve them in partnership with elected officials, businesses,
and public agencies. In this section, we define Neighborhood Planning,
assemble the parts of a good neighborhood plan, and review its history.
Neighborhood Planning is a way to unify and improve place-based
social and physical conditions.
Robert Sampson, "What
"Community" Supplies", in Ronald Ferguson and Williams
Dickens, Urban Problems and Community Development (Washington,
D.C.: Bookings Institution Press, 1999), 242-291.
Reading #17 (pdf)
Medoff and Holly Sklar, Streets of Hope (Boston: South
End Press, 1994) Chapter 1 "Remembering", 7-36
Rohe and Lauren Gates, Planning with Neighborhoods,
(Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1985), Chapter
5 (pp. 102-125)
Garrett Hardin, "The Tragedy of the Commons",
Science, 162 (December 1968) (pp. 1243-1248)
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Some thoughts to begin
Neighborhood planning - texts and some cases
Neighborhood and culture
Community and social capital
Neighborhood planning history
Rationale for neighborhood planning