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Community Development


Gilchrist, A. (2004) The Well-Connected Community: A Networking Approach to Community Development. Policy Press. ISBN: 1861345275

Green, G., & Haines, A. (2002) AssetBuilding & Community Development. Sage Publications. ISBN: 0761922636

Murphy, P., & Cunningham, J. (2003) Organizing for Community Controlled Development: Renewing Civil Society. Sage Publications. ISBN: 0761904158

Rubin, H. (2001) Community Organizing and Development (third edition). Allyn & Bacon Press. ISBN: 0205261167


Community Development Journal

Community, Work, and Family

Journal of Community Practice


The Community Development Handbook (Canada)

Community Development Organization Websites

Community Development Society

Innovation Centre for Community and Youth Development

Pan-Canadian Community Development Learning Network

Sustainable Communities Network


Mayer, M., & Rankin, K. (2002) Social Capital and Community Development: A North/South Perspective. Antipode, 34(4) 804-808. Available in the Academic Science Premier database on the AU Library site.

Rainey, D., et al. (2003) Essential Forms of Capital for Community Development. American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 85(3) 708-715. Available in the Blackwell database on the AU Library site.

Vidal, C., et al. (2004) Community Development: Current and Emerging Issues. Journal of Urban Affairs, 26(2) 125-137. Available in the Academic Science Premier database on the AU Library site.

Updated February 25 2015 by Student & Academic Services

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