Monday, February 19, 2007

place based vs person based community development

just passing this on.. anyone reading this blog ought to read this blog post by Randall Crane who is a professor of planning at the UCLA School of Public Affairs on the state of what we know about:

place based vs person based community development.

I of course appreciate his reference back to some more historical research on this, in particular Lou Winnick's 1966 essay, "Place Prosperity vs. People Prosperity", but I also need to mention Ed Hoover's prognosis for Pittsburgh a few years before that:
...the Pittsburgh region's future depends to such a major extent upon retaining and attracting highly qualified and professional and technical people and business enterprisers, who are in demand everywhere and who command a high standard of residential amenity and cultural and professional opportunities.
This all comes from Region With a Future. Volume 3 of the Economic Study of the Pittsburgh Region. Produced by the Pittsburgh Regional Planning Association. Edgar Hoover, Study Director. Published by the University of Pittsburgh Press. 1964.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Feel free to have a look at my masters of city planning thesis--or at least the bibliography--for more info in the place-based approach to community development

Thursday, February 22, 2007 1:33:00 PM  

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