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approaches to Neighborhood Planning (or "models") are:
Rational Planning, Community Organizing, and Assets Based Community
Development (ABCD). Each of these approaches is described with an
emphasis on organizing and ABCD. Yet all are needed in different
circumstances. This section contains the advice from the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative: "The heart is far more
important than the head"
Issues critical to neighborhoods sometimes surface metropolitan-wide. Then political action must be organized at this level, which creates a more complex action situation. Neighborhood associations are Grass Roots Organizations. These groups must work in a coordinated way with Coalitions, Public Interest Groups, and Campaign Organizations to effect change. The stakes are high and the politics can be hard-edged. A case study describing how this can be done is in the reading list below, Report from the Trenches, Adopting the Planned Growth Strategy. The Planned Growth Strategy is covered in Topic 3 next.
Colombo, "Action Strategies for Community Development",
P. Kretzmann and John L. McKnight, Building Communities from
the Inside Out, A Path Toward Finding and Mobilizing A Community's
Assets, (Evanston: Northwestern University, 1993). "Introduction";
Chapter One, "Releasing Individual Capacities"; Chapter
Two, "Releasing the Power of Local Associations and Organizations";
Chapter Five, "Asset-Based Community Development: Mobilizing
an Entire Community".
and Sklar, Streets of Hope, Chapter 2. "Creating the
Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative", Chapter 3, "Don't
Dump On Us: Organizing the Neighborhood", Chapter 4, "Planning
the Urban Village".
Report from the Trenches: Adopting the Planning Growth Strategies is divided into four parts to make downloading more convenient. The first reading is the report itself. The second and third links mostly contain newspaper articles, flyers, and mailers used during the campaign. The fourth link consists of the text of the legislation proposed and then adopted.
If you have difficulty in opening your readings, you may need to
- "Report from the Trenches: Adopting the Planned Growth Strategy",
- "Report from the Trenches: Appendix 1, Part A",
- "Report from the Trenches: Appendix 1, Part B",
- "Report from the Trenches: Appendix 2", 2005.
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Overview of planning models
Roles of planner
Assets Based Community Development