Action now!: A citizen's guide to better communities
Southern Illinois University Press, Jun 1, 1976 - Political Science - 257 pages
Designed as a practical guide, this new book presents workable programs and plans—from “dressing up” alleys to enticing new industry—designed to help citizens and their local officials work together to enrich the quality of community life.
Tailored to the conditions of the 1970s and beyond, and based on successful pioneer work tested and demonstrated in other communities, this is a “down-to-earth” textbook for citizens who wish to improve their community. It shows how all segments of the community can bring themselves together to make a precise appraisal of their assets and liabilities, identify and diagnose their local and area problems, collect pertinent facts, motivate concerted efforts for improvement, and develop sound, coordinated action.
For teachers and students of community development as well as lay persons active in local affairs You and Your Community is the definitive textbook—a product of the author’s more than thirty years of successful experience in community and area development.