Welcome to my first attempt at writing an Economic and Community Development Blog. Bear with me; I’m probably going to ramble a bit. Nevertheless, I hope that’s ok, since as I learned back in college from one creative writing professor - “every story has a beginning, a middle, and an ending, but not necessarily in that order.” I will try to start at the beginning.
I woke up today thinking about community development as a topic for this first blog, and I decided that I’m going to try to define it, or at least start a good discussion about what community development is by asking some thought provoking questions.
I have often heard a question asked by those that work in the field of Economic and Community Development: “Do you consider community development to be development in the community, or development of the community?”
What do you think?
For more see -- http://extension.psu.edu/ecd/news/2012/community-development-thinking-about-definitions..