Community Development in Chicago: From Harold Washington to Richard M. Daley

  title={Community Development in Chicago: From Harold Washington to Richard M. Daley},
  author={J. Betancur and Douglas C. Gills},
  journal={The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science},
  pages={108 - 92}
This article examines the transformation of community development in Chicago in the last three decades from a predominately grass roots movement for social change to a much smaller and fragmented one led by professionalized groups. It focuses on Harold Washington’s and Richard M. Daley’s mayoral regimes and the ways they helped to shape the context and implementation of community development. The major theme in the article is that this movement lost most of its capacity to be innovative and to… Expand
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