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.

1 Comments:

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

http://www.collectionscanada.ca/obj/s4/f2/dsk3/ftp04/MQ62776.pdf

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

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