Spring 2010 Community Investments

Posted by on May 24, 2010

This issue of Community Investments explores key issues in place-based community development.  The articles highlight some of the lessons learned over the past two decades of place-based work and introduce new ideas to inform future initiatives, such as using a neighborhood typology to inform investment strategies.  We also consider the effect of place on youth and explore the very difficult task of evaluating place-based initiatives.


Spring 2010 Issue
(Entire Issue: PDF – 1.73MB)

CI Notebook (PDF – 399KB)
Introduction by Laura Choi

Special Focus: Place-Based Initiatives

Improving the Outcomes of Place-Based Initiatives
(PDF – 435KB)
Naomi Cytron

Community Change Initiatives from 1990-2010: Accomplishments and Implications for Future Work
(PDF – 210KB)
Anne C. Kubisch, Patricia Auspos, Prudence Brown, and Thomas Dewar

Understanding the Different Types of Low-Income Neighborhoods
(PDF – 296KB)
Elwood Hopkins

Five Simple Rules for Evaluating Complex Community Initiatives
(PDF – 197KB)
Thomas Kelly, Jr.

Understanding How Place Matters for Kids
(PDF – 238KB)
Susan J. Popkin, Gregory Acs, and Robin Smith

Eye on Community Development

The End of the 460 Percent APR: Tackling Payday Lending in California
(PDF – 596KB)
Leslie Diane Cook, Kyra Kazantzis, Melissa Morris, and James Zahradka

Quarterly Features

Research Briefs (PDF – 79KB)

Dr. CRA (PDF – 97KB)

Data Snapshot (PDF – 162KB)

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