Special Issue "Community Development for Equity and Empowerment"
A special issue of Societies (ISSN 2075-4698).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 August 2018)
Professor Robert Silverman
Department of Urban and Regional Planning, School of Architecture and Planning, University at Buffalo, USA
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Interests: non-profit sector; the role of community-based organizations in urban neighborhoods; education reform; shrinking cities; and inequality in inner city housing markets
In cities and settlements across the world, calls for equitable community development policy are unparalleled. The forces of globalization, neoliberalism, and accompanying austerity measures pose new challenged to practitioners engaged in community development and advocacy work. This special issue on “Community Development for Equity and Empowerment” examines strategies to navigate these challenges across a number of domains. Manuscripts are invited that examine issues related to: affordable housing, access to education, police accountability, social welfare, environmental justice, public participation, social movements, and other areas of community development.
Manuscripts that are empirical, theoretical, comparative, advocacy oriented and focused on perspectives of excluded groups and the dispossessed are encouraged. In an effort to attract the broadest possible scope of viewpoints and facilitate submissions from a diverse group of scholars, article processing charges are waived for this special issue of Societies.
Dr. Robert Silverman
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