Essays on People, Place & Purpose

Investing in What Works for America's Communities

What Does “Community Development” Mean to You?

by theandystratton

On the Urban Institute’s MetroTrends blog, Margery Turner posted a piece on the expanding definition of the community development sector outlined in Investing in What Works for America’s Communities. She notes that the field continues to focus on improving neighborhoods but is also pushing forward to find new ways to best support the people living in those neighborhoods and to connect low-income areas with larger city and regional opportunities.

Ms. Turner says, “At its best, community development today isn’t just about the built environment or about investments within the borders of a distressed neighborhood, although both are important.”

Read more on the MetroTrends blog

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