Our book series, Community Development Research and Practice, is the featured series this month at Routledge. For the rest of the month, Routledge will offer 20% off on all titles in the series. Just use the discount code JRK93 on the Routledge website (http://www.routledge.com/books/series/CDRP/?utm_source=Adestra&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=SBU3_NOV13_LAB_Comm%2520Dev%2520Research). Take a moment and look over the new books offered.
If you're interested in submitting a proposal for a volume in the series, see http://www.comm-dev.org/publications/research-a-practice-series for guidelines.
Congratulations to our authors for the first four books in the series!
The Community Development Society offers two book series, Community Development Research and Practice, and Community Development – Current Issues Series. Both are published in partnership with Routledge (www.routledge.com/books/).
Community Development Research and Practice
This series serves community development practitioners and students, planners, public administrators, educators and others involved in research, practice and policy-making in the realm of community development, providing timely and useful information. Building on a 40+ year history of publishing the journal, Community Development, theseries seeks to contribute to the growing and rapidly changing knowledge base as a resource for practitioners and researchers alike.
Current volumes include:
Rethinking Institutions and Community Development
New research in community development shows that institutions matter. Where the private sector disinvests from the inner city, public and nonprofit institutions step in and provide engines to economic revitalization and promote greater equity in society. Schools and Urban Revitalization collects...
Published September 30th 2013 by Routledge
For many scholars, the study of community and community development is at a crossroads. Previously dynamic theories appear not to have kept pace with the major social changes of our day. Given our constantly shifting social reality we need new ideas and research that pushes the boundaries of...
Published May 29th 2013 by Routledge
21st Century Philanthropy and Community Development
21st Century Philanthropy and Community fills a gap in the literature on philanthropic organizations and how they intertwine with community development. Drawing first on the history of philanthropic funding, Maria Martinez-Cosio and Mirle Bussell look at developments in the last twenty...
Published May 23rd 2013 by Routledge
Processes and Outcomes
Community visioning is key in helping local public officials and community leaders create a flourishing future for their cities, and is essential for the effective planning and implementation of these strategies. Visioning involves collaborative goal setting to motivate actions – of planners,...
For additional information and updates, check the website at: http://www.routledge.com/books/series/CDRP/
To Submit a Proposal:
See the guidelines posted at the Community Development Website. Each work in the series will be published in hardcover, paperback, and electronic editions simultaneously. Each volume will be approximately 250 to 300 pages long (a manuscript of between 80,000 and 90,000 words and around 20 or 30 images). Volumes can build on special issues or themes from the Journal, or new topics that are of interest to the profession. The author(s) of each volume can invite chapter contributions if desired. A proposal must be written and submitted to the Series Editor/Editorial Board for consideration. The Board will make an initial decision on review, then submit to Routledge for their consideration. Final decision is made at that point, and a contract is placed between author(s) and Routledge. It is anticipated that two to four volumes will be published per year in the series.
1. General information - Each work in the series will be published in hardcover, paperback, and electronic editions simultaneously.
2. Each volume will be approximately 250 to 300 pages long (a manuscript of between 80,000 and 90,000 words and around 20 or 30 images).
3. Volumes can build on special issues or themes from the Journal, or new topics that are of interest to the profession. The author(s) of each volume can invite chapter contributions if desired.
4. A proposal must be written and submitted to the Series Editor/Editorial Board for consideration. The Board will make an initial decision on review, then submit to Routledge for their consideration. Additional information may be requested by Routledge at this stage in the process. Final decision is made at that point.
5. It is anticipated that two volumes will be published per year in the series.
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We welcome your ideas and proposals for this exciting series!
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The Community Development Research and Practice Series Team
RHONDA G. PHILLIPS
Arizona State University, USA
Pennsylvania State University, USA
Iowa State University, USA
GARY P. GREEN
University of Wisconsin, USA
BRIAN MCGRATH, IRELAND
National University of Ireland
Northern Illinois University, USA
Community Development – Current Issues Series
Editors: Paul Lachapelle and Rhonda Phillips
This series is designed to present books organized around special topics or themes first presented in the Society’s journal, Community Development, promoting exploration of timely and relevant issues impacting both community development practice and research. Building on a rich history of over 40+ years of publishing the journal, the series provides reprints of special issues and collections from the journal. Each volume is updated with the guest editor’s introductory chapter, bringing together current applications around the topical theme. The series is aimed primarily for library and organization collections and are printed in hard cover format. If you are a special issues editor for the journal and interested in developing a book title from this work, please contact either of the series editors.
For additional information, see the website at: http://www.routledge.com/books/series/CDS/
Current volume titles are:
Community Development Approaches to Improving Public Health
Edited by Robert Ogilvie
As the rates of chronic diseases, like diabetes, asthma and obesity skyrocket, research is showing that the built environment – the way our cities and towns are developed – contributes to the epidemic rates of these diseases. It is unlikely that those who planned and developed these places envisioned these situations. Public health, community development planning, and other fields influencing the built environment have operated in isolation for much of recent history, with the result being places that public health advocates have labeled, ‘designed for disease’. The sad irony of this is that planning and public health arose together, in response to the need to create health standards, zoning and building codes to combat the infectious diseases that were prevalent in the industrializing cities of late nineteenth and early twentieth century America. In recent years, the dramatic rise in chronic disease rates in cities and towns has begun to bring public health and planning back together to promote development pattern and policies facilitating physical activity and neighborly interactions as antidotes. In this book, a number of such community development efforts are highlighted, bringing attention to the need to coordinate planning, community development and health policy.
Published August 12th 2012 by Routledge
Tourism, Planning, and Community Development
The intersection of community development, tourism and planning is a fascinating one. Tourism has long been used as a development strategy, in both developed and developing countries, from the national to local levels. These approaches have typically focused on economic dimensions with decisions about tourism investments, policies and venues driven by these economic considerations. More recently, the conversation has shifted to include other aspects – social and environmental – to better reflect sustainable development concepts. Perhaps most importantly is the richer focus on the inclusion of stakeholders. An inclusionary, participatory approach is an essential ingredient of community development and this brings both fields even closer together. It reflects an approach aimed at building on strengths in communities, and fostering social capacity and capital. In this book, the dimensions of the role tourism plays in community development are explored. A panoply of perspectives are presented, tackling such questions as, can tourism heal? How can tourism development serve as a catalyst to overcome social injustices and cultural divides?
Published July 18th 2012 by Routledge
Community Leadership Development: A Compendium of Theory, Research, and Application
Edited by Mark A. Brennan
To Be Published February 26th 2013
Sustainable Rural Development: Sustainable livelihoods and the Community Capitals Framework
Edited by Mary Emery, Isabel Gutierrez-Montes,Edith Fernandez-Baca
To Be Published May 12th 2013