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Citizens Academies and Civic Infrastructure

August 14, 2018

A key conceptual cousin to community economic development is the idea of “civic infrastructure.” A recent article by University of San Diego professor Keith Pezzoli defines civic infrastructure as “formal and informal institutional as well as sociocultural means of connectivity used in knowledge–act … Continued

Citizens Academies and Developing Community Capital

April 10, 2012

For decades now, Cornelia and Jan Flora of Iowa State University have been at the leading edge of community development research. They have found that sustainable communities nurture and make investments in seven types of community capital. Thus community development can be viewed as the development … Continued

Cabarrus County 4-H Citizenship Focus: One Community’s Proactive Strategy to Develop Civic and Human Capital

May 31, 2011

Kelley O’Brien is the Director of the North Carolina Civic Education Consortium, a program of the School of Government and one of the five North Carolina Civic Health Index partner organizations. One key aspect of a community’s civic capital is its civil society: the groups and organizations that ma … Continued