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date: 29 November 2022

Community Economic Developmentlocked

Community Economic Developmentlocked

  • Steven D. SoiferSteven D. SoiferUniversity of Mississippi
  •  and Joseph B. McNeelyJoseph B. McNeelyCentral Baltimore Partnership

Summary

The basic concepts and history of community economic development (CED) span from the 1960s to the present, during which there have been four different waves of CED. During this time period, practitioners in the field have worked with limited resources to help rebuild low-to-moderate-income communities in the United States. There are particular values, theories, strategies, tactics, and programs used to bring about change at the community level. The accomplishments in the CED field are many, and social workers have played a role in helping with community building at the neighborhood, city, county, state and federal levels.

Subjects

  • Macro Practice
  • Policy and Advocacy
  • Poverty
  • Social Justice and Human Rights
  • Social Work Profession

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