Date of Award
Master of City and Regional Planning (MCRP)
The College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities
Community Development is one of the most important facets of modern urban and regional planning. Many communities rely on the existence of formal structural organizations that utilize federal and state funding sources to address a wide variety of issues from housing to transportation. However, as political climates shift and economic resources follow community development efforts adapt to ensure they have the resources to operate. The fluctuation of these organizations’ objectives undermine a core principle of community development; that of consistency. There is not a silver bullet for community development models that will work in every city; but by exploring the benefits of alternative methods communities can increase their ability to address the public’s needs.
Rubin, Samuel G., "Radical Community Development: An Examination of Social Relations in Food Not Bombs" (2014). Master of City and Regional Planning Terminal Projects. 8.