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A Guide to Careers in Community Development Paperback – January 1, 2001

ISBN-13: 978-1559637503 ISBN-10: 1559637501 Edition: 1st

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  • Paperback: 328 pages
  • Publisher: Island Press; 1st edition (January 1, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1559637501
  • ISBN-13: 978-1559637503
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 7.4 x 7.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #236,411 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Tim Siegel on November 10, 2001
Format: Paperback
Excellent guide for anyone considering or already starting out working or volunteering in the field of community development (CD) human services, economic development, planning, banking, politics. Comprehensive, well written, reader friendly, up to date, with specific tips and examples. Features: Concise overview of broadly interpreted CD industry and movement in U.S. of community renewal, organizing, planning, construction, financing, managing in lower income or disinvested communities. Great profiles of those working in the field from many walks of life, levels of formal education. Numerous profiles of nonprofits, for-profits, congregations, and public agencies leaders in CD. Good section on figuring out if this field for you and listing of pros and cons. Best ever appendices featuring texts, web sites, job hunting resources, schools, and portals, and organizations. Read in one one hour what has taken many several years to figure out. Great for guidance counselors, career services departments at universities. Useful too to educate board members and interns or philanthropists.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By "jconnors73" on November 7, 2002
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Ever heard the joke about the city planner who married his wife just so he wouldn't have to explain what city planning is on another first date again? Community development is often even harder for the general masses to comprehend, and yet we are a part of it all the time. CD is basically what happens when neighbors get together and decide they want a better neighborhood, where people can afford to live and still feel safe, still find economic opportunity and a sense of community. Over the last generation, a whole industry and profession has grown around this simple idea. CD is something you can now get a masters degree in. Most people in the CD field entered it through a back door. Today's CD professional is more than a person with good intentions. He/she has skills in real estate development, group facilitation and strategic planning, public policy analysis, and finance. This book is the first of its kind--an actual front door into the field--and it's a godsend for anyone considering a challenging and meaningful career in making neighborhoods better. The book gives great background on the industry, has real case studies with leaders--as well as everyday joes--in the field, lists common job titles and responsibilities, and even estimates pay scales. It's an ambitious, yet slim, readable book that delivers what it promises.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By nope on May 8, 2005
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After graduating from college I tried a lot of different things, seeking my niche. I knew I wanted to do work that would influence my community and make it a better place, but I didn't know on what scale I wanted to operate or how my day-to-day might look. This remarkable book helped me broaden and clarify my thinking about what directions I might go in. I highly recommend it to any other do-gooder who feels herself in a bit of a career crisis.
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By T. on May 25, 2014
Format: Paperback
Be aware that this book was published in 2001 and has not been updated. The information is more than a decade old. You will find references to events that happened “30 years ago” when they are actually talking about the 1960’s. Although it was published in 2001, much of the data appears to have been compiled in the late 1990’s. I’m sure a lot has changed in the community development field in over a decade. For this reason alone, I can’t give this book a high rating like other reviewers have who reviewed the book shortly after it was published. Charging $32.00 for 15 year old information is simply outrageous in my view.

I’m also disappointed that this book is focused on low-income housing development. It constantly references “other” types of community development organizations but doesn’t discuss them in any detail. If you have an interest in “other” types of organizations, this book won’t help you much.

With all that said, if you are seeking to learn about Community Development careers for the first time, this book can help at least give you some idea what to expect and educate you enough that you can proceed with a more informed search for more up to date information. However, due to the fact the book is so outdated, I wouldn’t pay more than $10 total for the book. Five dollars is more reasonable.
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