Course Readings
  Introductory Readings

Hester, Randolph. Community Design Primer. Mendocino: Ridge Times Press, 1990.

Jacobs, Allen. "Clues" and "Seeing Change" from Looking at Cities. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1985, pp. 30-83, 99-107.

Jones, Bernie. Neighborhood Planning: A Guide for Citizens and Planners. Bigtown: Planners Press, American Planning Association, 1990. pp. 1-38.

Lynch, Kevin. Image of the City. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1960.

Reardon, Kenneth M. "East St. Louis, Illinois." In Rebuilding Urban Neighborhoods. Keating and Krumholz, editors. New York: Sage Publications, 1999. (Ch. 8)

Reardon, Kenneth M. 1998. "Enhancing the Capacity of Community Based Organizations in East St. Louis," Journal of Planning Education and Research, 17:323-333.

Reardon, Kenneth M. 1998. "Back from the Brink" Gateway Heritage (Winter 1997-8): 5-15.


Empowerment Discussion

Francis, Mark. "Proactive Practice: Visionary Thought and Participatory Action in Environmental Design." Places 12, 2 (Winter 1999): 60-8.

Reardon, Kenneth M. Community Development in Low-Income Minority Neighborhood: A Case for Empowerment Planning. Unpublished, 1996.

Rivlin, Leanne. "The Neighborhood, Personal Identity, and Group Affiliations." In Neighborhood and Community Environments. Edited by Irwin Altman and Abraham Wandersman. New York: Plenum Press, 1987. pp. 1-31.


Urban Poverty Discussion

Wilson, William Julius. "From Institutional to Jobless Ghettos" and "Societal Changes and Vulnerable Neighborhoods." In When Work Disappears: The World of the New Urban Poor. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1996. pp. 3-50.

Keating and Krumholz, Rebuilding Urban Neighborhoods. New York: Sage Publications, 1999. Chapters 1,2,5,7,12.

Millar, Norman. "Street Survival: The Plight of the Los Angeles Street Vendors." Everyday Urbanism. New York: Monacelli Press, 1999. pp. 135-151.

Hood, Walter. "Urban Diaries: Improvisation in West Oakland." Everyday Urbanism. New York: Monacelli Press, 1999. pp. 152-173.

Smith, Neil. "The New City, the New Frontier: The Lower East Side as Wild, Wild West." In Variations on a Theme Park. Edited by Michael Sorkin. New York: Noonday Press, 1992. pp. 61-93, 238-242.

Gender Discussion

Appleton, Lynn. "The Gender Regimes of the American City." In Gender in Urban Research. New York: Sage Publications, 1995. pp. 44-59.

Rabrenovic, Gordana. "Women and Collective Action in Urban Neighborhoods." In Gender in Urban Research. New York: Sage Publications, 1995. pp. 77-96.

Eichler, Margrit "Change of Plans, towards a non-sexist sustainable city", Garamond Press 1995. pp. 1-25, 51-71, 131-157.


Ethnicity in Community Development Discussion

Darden, Duleep, Galster "Civil Rights In Metropolitan America" (1992), Journal of Urban Affairs, vol. 14, n.3/4. pp. 469-496.

Conley, Dalton Being Black, Living in the Red. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1999. Ch. 1-3.

DiChiro, Giovanna. "Nature as Community: The Environment and Social Justice." Uncommon Ground: Toward Reinventing Nature. New York: W.W. Norton, 1995. pp. 298-320, 527-531.


Economic Development Discussion

Thomas, June Manning and Reynard N. Blake, Jr. "Faith-Based Community Development and the African American Community." In Revitalizing Urban Neighborhoods. Edited by W. Dennis Keating,
Norman Krumholz and Philip Star. Lawrence: The University Press of Kansas, 1996. pp. 131-147.

Porter, Michael E. "The Competitive Advantage of the Inner City." Harvard Business Review 73 (5): 55-71.


Miscellaneous (not for discussion)

Crawford, Margaret. "Blurring the Boundaries: Public Space and Private Life." Everyday Urbanism. New York: Monacelli Press, 1999. pp. 22-35.

Taylor, Ralph B. and Adele V. Harrell. Physical Environment and Crime: A Report to the U.S. Department of Justice. Washington, D.C.: National Institute of Justice, 1996.

Hood, Walter. "Opening Day is Not Everyday." Democratic Design in the Pacific Rim. Edited by Randolph T. Hester and Corrina Kweskin. Mendocino: Ridge Times Press, 1999. pp. 116-123.