Publications

The Community Development Society distributes three regular publications:

JOURNAL OF THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT SOCIETY

The Journal is a professional peer review journal that features current topics and insightful analysis on a variety of topics relevant to community developers. The Journal recently increased its publication rate to become a quarterly journal. Editors welcome articles and book reviews from both members and non-members.

Issues of the Journal are available in print for CDS members. All CDS members also have access to online back issues of the Journal through the website members only section.  Abstracts are available on-line for general viewing. Journal issues are also available in more than 170 libraries. Back issues may be ordered from the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

VANGUARD

One benefit of CDS membership is the opportunity to network with other members through our newsletter, the Vanguard. It profiles current CDS news, topical issues, and resources. You are welcome to submit items for publication to the editor, Timothy Collins, assistant director of the Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The Vanguard is also available to CDS nonmembers for free. To subscribe, contact Dawn Kennedy, CDS manager, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Deadline for subbmitting information is the 10th of each month. The Vanguard is distributed mid-month, except July and December.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PRACTICE SERIES

This newest Community Development Society publication is a series of brief descriptions of techniques that community development practitioners can use in various community development settings.

When released, each issue of CD Practice will be made available on-line.

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