CD Current Issues Book Series

In partnership with Routledge/Taylor & Francis, the Community Development Society is pleased to support the Community Development Current Issues book series. The series is designed for edited volumes organized around special topics or themes, promoting exploration of timely and relevant issues impacting both community development practice and research. Building on a rich history of more than 50 years of publishing Community Development: Journal of the Community Development Society, the Current Issues book series also includes reprints of special issues and collections from the Journal.

Please see the publisher's website for information on the list of available titles, ordering books, and submitting book proposals to the Editors.

 

CD Research and Practice Book Series

In partnership with Routledge/Taylor & Francis, the Community Development Society is pleased to support the Community Development Research & Practice book series. Building on a history of more than 50 years publishing Community Development: Journal of the Community Development Society, the book series seeks to contribute to the field's growing and rapidly changing knowledge base as a resource for practitioners and researchers alike.

The Community Development Research and Practice book series serves community developers, planners public administrators, and others involved in the practice and policy making realm of community development. The books provide timely, useful and applied information for researchers, students, and practitioners.

Please see the publisher's website for information on the list of available titles, ordering books, and submitting book proposals to the Editors.

 

 

President's Update - CDS working for you now and for the future

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By Dave Lamie
 
It's been nearly two months now since many of us had the chance to rendezvous in Dubuque for our annual conference.  Thanks to all the hard work of excellent local hosts, program committees, presenters, speakers, reviewers, and the support of our sponsors, we were able to put on a great conference. Giselle Hamm, our current Vice President of Programs, is now deep into working with another great local host committee to help set the stage for the 2015 conference in Lexington, Kentucky. Chris Marko, the current Vice President of Operations, is also beginning to work with local hosts from Minnesota, who will organize the 2016 conference. And, there are multiple other conference location proposals being developed for consideration at the CDS Fall Board meeting to be held in early November.  Measured in financial terms, no one is getting rich from all of the time and energy put forward to create these wonderful opportunities for CDS members to share their knowledge and enthusiasm for what CDS represents in the world --- but, we are all enriched through participation in this effort, no matter our role.
 
Though our annual conference is, perhaps, the most visible feature of our organization, there are multiple other ways that our organization helps to foster enlightened community development around the world.  The Journal serves as a means for our members to engage in community development scholarship and for this scholarship to inform our practice.  John Green, who serves as our current editor, will be turning over the reigns to a new editor later this year.  We are in the process of finding just the right person(s) to serve in this important capacity.  Our CD Practice publication is a great companion to the Journal, allowing practitioners to share their experiences and to hone their skills as they help to make the world a better place.  The Vanguard, that you are now reading, helps to keep us all informed of what the organization and our members are doing.  And, our website serves as a portal where all of this information can be easily accessed, a place where dialogue on community development issues can be fostered, and a vehicle to deliver this content globally --- into virtually every nook and cranny the Internet occupies.   All of these tools and more are at our disposal and we invite our members to consider not only being consumers of what they provide, but to take a more active role by becoming co-creators.  
 
And, there are multiple committees and task forces working on many different issues, all with the focus of making CDS an even better organization for future generations.  As we go into the Autumn months there will be plenty of opportunities for you to consider how you want to be involved in making CDS be the very best professional organization dedicated to the mission of community development.   Many hands make light work and when a good team of folks is working well together, it doesn't really seem like work.  It seems like the right thing to do.  
 
Here's to a great beginning to a new season!

Community Development Practice

Community Development Practice or CD Practice was an open access publication long produced by the Community Development Society (CDS). In 2021, it was integrated into Community Development as a special section for practice-oriented articles, such as case studies and practitioner essays that invite dialogue with scholars. 

The CD Practice archives offer back-issues that present innovative approaches, tools, and techniques in teaching and practice that can be readily applied by community development practitioners, applied researchers, and educators. CD Practice also features practice extensions of work published in the other CDS journals and books.

CD Practice Archive 

 

Vanguard

Vanguard is the official newsletter of the Community Development Society (CDS). It profiles current CDS news, topical issues, and resources. Vanguard is generally distributed mid-month, except July and December. You are welcome to submit news items for consideration to the Vice Chair of Operations: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

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Vanguard Archives

2022 - February - March

2021 - January - February - March - April - May - August 

2020 - January - February - March - April - May - June - November - December

2019 - January - FebruaryMarch - April - May - June -  September - October - November 

2018 - January - February - March - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - Special Conference Ed. - December

2017 - January - February - March - April - May - July - August - September - October - November

2016 - January - February - March - April - May - June - August - September - October - November

2015 - January - February - March - April - May - June - August - September - OctoberNovember

2014 - JanuaryFebruaryMarch - April - May - June - August - September - October - November  

2013 - January - February - March - April - May - June - August - October - November 

2012 - March - April - May - June - August - September - October - November 

2011 - January - February - March - April - May - June - August - September - October - November

2010 - January - February - March - April - May - June - August - September - October - November Extra - November - December

2009 - January - March - August - September - October - November - December