CDS Operations

Membership Composition

24 January 2022

The CDS membership is a broad and diverse network of researchers, practitioners, and policymakers who share an interest in building and developing communities—socially, economically, and environmentally.

CDS Members represent a wide array of specializations: education, health care, social services, government, utilities, economic development, citizen groups, and more. Over eighty percent of CDS Members are located in the United States, with the remaining Members coming from nearly 32 different countries around the world. 

View of the Field

21 January 2022

CDS views community development as a profession that integrates and applies knowledge from many academic disciplines. CDS sees community development theory, research, teaching, and practice as important and interdependent contributions to both public and private sectors.

Page 2 of 2