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This research guide is primarily intended for students enrolled in the Community Equity and Development Seminar. This research guide lists and describes various resources materials for researching topics relating to community development. The sources listed are available freely online or available in print or electronically from the Thurgood Marshall Law Library. Use of subscription databases listed in this research guide is limited to affiliated law faculty, staff and students.
There are several resources for researching community development. However, some excellent resources for getting started are:
Building Healthy Communities: A Guide to Community Economic Development for Advocates, Lawyers, and Policymakers (2009) / by Roger A. Clay & Susan R. Jones. This book documents themes and trends in community economic development, including the role of nonprofit organizations, government community and economic development tools, and environmental considerations.
Daniel S. Shah, Lawyering for Empowerment: Community Development and Social Change, 6 Clinical L. Rev. 217 (1999). In this article, the author discusses the history of community development and the motivations of policymakers, advocates, mediators, and communities to show how different agendas shape community development; and provides a framework for examining the social implications of the legal field of community development practice.
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