Community Strategic Visioning Programs (Hardcover)

Community Strategic Visioning Programs By Norman Walzer (Editor), Norman Walzer (Other) Cover Image
By Norman Walzer (Editor), Norman Walzer (Other)
Email or call (847) 234-4420 for price information.


Community visioning and strategic planning programs have become increasingly important in recent years as local governments in rural areas have searched for innovative ways to revitalize their local economies or manage population growth. A panel of experts describes local government programs in ten states. They also evaluate the effectiveness in reaching the vision and objective set forth in these programs. The authors examine the main components of each program and offer insights into factors contributing to its success. Major attention is paid to the need for social capital, benchmarking, and continuing support following the initial efforts. The discussion in the book includes recommendations for starting a community strategic visioning exercise.

About the Author

NORMAN WALZER is Professor of Economics and Director of the Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs at Western Illinois University. He is the editor or coeditor of the following titles: Rural Health Care (Praeger, 1992), Rural Community Economic Development (Praeger, 1991), and Financing Rural Health Care (Praeger, 1988).
Product Details
ISBN: 9780275955045
ISBN-10: 0275955044
Publisher: Praeger
Publication Date: September 24th, 1996
Pages: 248
Language: English