New Article on Community Development by Lucas Kirkpatrick
Abstract: Two Community Development Corporations (CDCs) in Oakland, California, anchor the following analysis. These legally homogenous organizations have implemented similar "low-income" redevelopment projects widely hailed as representing a single successful blueprint for urban revitalization. Despite their similarities, however, these entities have produced starkly different socio-economic outcomes--phenomenon traced to the CDCs' divergent internal structures and the contrasting external contexts of their development activities. These variations generated competing "logics" of redevelopment. On one hand, we find a CDC dominated by market-oriented interests and the economic logic of exchange-values, while on the other, we find a CDC dominated by community-oriented interests and the social logic of neighborhood use-values.
L. Owen Kirkpatrick, 2007. "The Two "Logics" of Community Development: Neighborhoods, Markets, and Community Development Corporations," Politics and Society 35 (2): 329-359.
This article is available at: http://pas.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/35/2/329?etoc