Issue 2: Community Scale Economics
Recommended Reading in Community Economic Development
Social Purpose and Micro Enterprise Investing With Your Values: Making Money and Making a Difference
Hall Brill, Jack A. Brill, and Cliff Feigenbaum
Bloomberg Press, Princeton, New Jersey, 1999.
Practical advice on social investing, that shows how values-inclusive investors can outperform the market and be a force for social change. Includes helpful resource guides.
Making a Living While Making a Difference: The Expanded Guide to Creating Careers with a Conscience
New Society Publishers, Gabriola Island, B.C., Canada, 1999.
Career seekers with a conscience are shown ways to find meaningful work that emphasizes social and environmental responsibility.
Microenterprise and the Poor: Findings from the Self-Employment Learning Project Five Year Survey of Microentrepreneurs
This report documents the experiences of 133 individuals who attempted to escape poverty through entrepreneurship.
Aspen Institute 1999 Directory of U.S. Microenterprise Programs
Aspen Institute, 1999.
This Directory, a collaboration with the Association for Enterprise Opportunity (AEO), describes over 340 organizations providing assistance to microenterprises and documents the scope and characteristics of the microenterprise field in the United States today.
New Social Entrepreneurs: The Success, Challenge and Lessons of Non-Profit Enterprise Creation
Jed Emerson and Fay Twersky, editors
The Roberts Foundation Homeless Economic Development Fund, 1996
Neighborhood Equity & Trust Corp. A Design Book for Creating Street Equity.
Available online through StreetEquity Network: www.streetequity.net
The Challenge of Microenterprise: The CWED Story
The National Economic Development & Law Center and the Coalition for Women's Economic Development, Oakland, Calif., 1999 (email@example.com)
To Our Credit, Part II: Bootstrap Banking in America, (Video).
Available from: Rooy Media The Access to Credit Media Project 301-473-8797, F: 301-473-8695 firstname.lastname@example.org
Short Circuit: Strengthening Local Economies for Security in and Unstable World Richard Douthwaite
Lilliput Press, Ireland, 1996. (Available through the E.F. Schumacher Society. See resources page 16.)
New Money for Healthy Communities
Thomas Greco, Jr.,
1994. Available through the Community Information Resource Center:
P.O. Box 42663
Tucson, Arizona 85733
Community Economic Development
Building Communities from the Inside Out: A Path Toward Finding and Mobilizing a Community's Assets
John P. Kretzman and John L. McKnight Center for Urban Affairs and Policy Research, Neighborhood Innovations Network, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1993An innovative way of rejuvenating communities by focusing not on deficiences, but on locating the assets, skills, and capacities of residents, citizen groups, and local associations.
Economic Renewal Guide: A Collaborative Process for Sustainable Community Development
Michael J. Kinsley Rocky Mountain Institute, Colorado, 1997.
Describes a process for organizing and conducting a series of town meetings in order to approach development while integrating economic, community, and environmental concerns.
Faith In Our Neighborhoods Video.
National Congress for Community Edonomic Development (NCCED), 1996.30 minutes. (www.ncced.org) Shows how local faith-based institutions can be natural partners in economic development for low-income communities.
Grassroots Leaders for a New Economy: How Civic Entrepreneurs are Building Prosperous Communities
Douglas C. Henton, John Melville, Kimberly Walesh, McCracken
Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1997
Toward Sustainable Communities : Resources for Citizens and Their Governments
Mark Roseland, Maureen Cureton, Heather Wornell, Hazel Henderson
New Society Publishers, 1998
An Annotated Bibliography for Faith-Based Community Economic Development
Elliott Wright, Ed., NCCED, 1999
A comprehensive list of useful books, articles, videos and Internet sites of interest to those involved in faith-based community development.
At Your Fingertips: An Annotated Bibliography for CED Practitioners.
Carol Wayman for NCCED, 1997
An annotated bibliography of more than 300 publications (all media) from academics, activists, journalists, national advocates, practitioners, and technical assistance providers.
Public and Private Financing for CDCs: Funding Sources for Economic Development; Revised Edition
Bob Brandwein, NCCED, 1998 (see organizational resources pg. 37)
Globalism vs. Localism
Building a Win-Win World : Life Beyond Global Economic Warfare
Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 1997
The Case Against the Global Economy: And for a Turn Toward the Local
Jerry Mander, Edward Goldsmith, Eds.
Sierra Club Books, San Francisco, 1997
Going Local: Creating Self-Reliant Communities in a Global Age
The Free Press, New York, 1998
The Growth Illusion.
New Society Pub. 1999
Inequity in the Global Village.
Jan Knippers Black
Kumarian Press, West Hartford, 1999
The Post-Corporate World : Life After Capitalism.
David C. Korten
Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 1999
Beyond Growth: The Economics of Sustainable Development.
Herman E. Daly
Beacon Press, 1997
The Biology of Business: Decoding the Natural Laws of Enterprise.
John Henry, III Clippinger, Editor Jossey-Bass
San Francisco, 1999
Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution.
Paul Hawken, Amory B. Lovins, L. Hunter Lovins
New Titles of Note
Calvert-Henderson Quality of Life Indicators: A New Tool for Assessing National Trends.
Hazel Henderson, Jon Lickerman, and Patrice Flynn, Editors
Calvert Group Ltd., Bethesda, Maryland, 2000
Statististical analyses of the quality of life in the United States using of a wide range of socio-economic indicators for employment, income, infrastructure, energy, and human rights, to name a few. An Illuminating synthesis of many expert's work.
Communities Directory: A Guide to Intentional Communities and Cooperative Living
Fellowship for Intentional Community, Missouri, 2000
Includes 33 articles on community issues such as co-housing, consensus, and ecovillages. Listings for over 600 communities in North America and more than 100 overseas. Also, maps and an annotated reading list of over 300 community-related titles.
Fellowship for Intentional Community
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