COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT & SOCIETY (CDS) has a new peer-reviewed journal called the Local Development & Society Journal that considers articles that represent the breadth and depth of the field of community development. This Journal is free to all our members and can be found by clicking here.
Local Development & Society will explore potentials and limitations of local growth and test evidence from academic research and practice against relevance in local societies. The journal supports theoretical and empirical research in a diversity of local contexts, with the aim of strengthening universities and organizations that produce research about communities’ development and society. Areas of interest include but are not limited to planning, geography, economics, sociology and other disciplines. The scope is global and of interest to diverse social scientists, planners, researchers, policy makers, students, and practitioners.
Locally-focused issues continue to emerge rapidly with key interest by the public, nonprofit and even private sectors as well as by citizen groups seeking to encourage more healthy and sustainable sources of livelihoods, culture, and foods in their communities and regions. At the same time, local systems connote changes in social and economic systems (participation, empowerment, health impacts, livelihoods and other economic impacts), and vice versa. Simply put, localization is the process of adapting or adopting changes in a product, content, process, or policy for a specific area or locale. Local Development and Society brings together these domains across social and economic systems. Interest in localism is on the rise around the world, and we seek to create a repository of cross-disciplinary academic research in local contexts that will be integrated with national, provincial, state, and community practices. The journal will explore potentials and limitations of local growth and test evidence from academic research and practice against relevance in local societies. The journal supports theoretical and empirical research in a diversity of local contexts, with the aim of strengthening universities and organizations that produce research about communities’ development and society. Areas of interest include but are not limited to planning, geography, economics, sociology and other disciplines. The scope is global and of interest to diverse social scientists, planners, researchers, policy makers, students, and practitioners.
Please consider submitting a manuscript to the new journal, Local Development & Society, published by Taylor & Francis in conjunction with CDS as a companion journal to Community Development. We are seeking manuscripts for original research, case study, perspective and review articles, as well as program, book, or organization reviews.
Here are six reasons why you should publish with Local Development & Society:
- Validate your research through a robust peer review process
- An international platform and global reach for your research
- Share your research with 50 free e-prints and tips on promoting your article
- Immediately see the impact of your research: track downloads, citations, and the Altmetric score of your article
- The option to publish Open Access if you choose
- A diverse range of manuscript types published; from original research to book reviews and more
Learn more at: Taylor & Francis Local Development & Society.
Community Development Society Annual Business Meeting
· The Community Development Society provides an annual business meeting for the members of CDS as well as members of the general public. Members can participate in the meeting. This year the meeting will be 100% online. This meeting will be recorded.
· Meeting Date/Time
Community Development Society Annual Business Meeting
Tuesday July 14, 2020
Start Time: 6am PDT/8am Central/9am EDT
Approximate End Time: 8am PDT/10am Central/9am EDT
· Attendees should access the zoom webinar 15 minutes before the meeting. It is expected that the meeting shall take a total time of 2 hours.
· IT-Brian Suggs shall manage the technical aspects/Eric Trevan will be the Meeting Coordinator (MC) and manage membership participation.
Attend the Meeting
· In order to attend the meeting, member and panelists/speakers must RSVP for the meeting. Members may participate, in the meeting at the MC’s discretion, while the general public can participate in a view only manner via Facebook live. The meeting will be a webinar format which allows members to participate via Q&A sessions and hand raising. ALL RSVP’s ARE DUE BY 5PM PDT FRIDAY JULY 10, 2020! RSVP’s shall include name and email. In addition, the general public will be required to provide a phone number, address and brief description of interest in CDS.
§ A panelist registration link will be e-mailed to CDS speakers on Friday July 3, 2020, Monday July 6, 2020 and Thursday July 9, 2020. Panelists must RSVP so we can verify participation and set up a technical consult to verify each speaker is prepared for the Zoom presentation.
§ A practice session will be coordinated with all panelists/speakers on Friday July 10, 2020. An email will be sent with a more specific time as well as more information on how to join the practice session
o CDS Members (Active and in Good Standing)
§ A registration link will be e-mailed to CDS members on Friday July 3, 2020, Monday July 6, 2020 and Thursday July 9, 2020. Members must RSVP so we can check your information with our current CDS membership list. ALL RSVP’s ARE DUE BY 5PM PST FRIDAY JULY 10, 2020!
§ Please use the following link to RSVP https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ll-UOJ47TgSQsrzPD8gG8Q
§ After registering and CDS approval, a secure link will be sent to the email on the RSVP-CDS reserves the right to remove anyone from the meeting for any reason inconsistent with the purpose of the meeting.
§ Participation shall be through the “hand raise” function and at the discretion of the CDS webinar host and co-host’s.
o General Public
§ The general public will be able to join via a live stream on Facebook. A link to the live stream will be posted on the CDS Facebook page when the Webinar starts
§ Information will be placed on the CDS website (comm-dev.org) informing for the general public to watch Facebook for the live stream post
· Please use these contacts to reach out for any questions, comments and/or concerns. As you are aware, it will be difficult to answer questions the day of the CDS Annual Business Meeting.
o Please refer all specific webinar technical questions to Brian Suggs (call/text) 888-873-7380 at email@example.com
o Please refer all meeting questions to Eric S. Trevan, Ph.D. at (call/text) 888-873-7380 firstname.lastname@example.org