Readings

SES # TOPICS READINGS
1 Course Introduction  
2 Background on North End Community 1958 North End Urban Renewal Plan. pp. 1 - R-26.

Brightwood/Memorial Square Neighborhood Plans.

North End Strategic Plan (2003).

Springfield Practicum Final Report, 2004.
3 Economic Development Theories, Regions and Neighborhoods as Economic Units Buy at Amazon Barnes and Ledebur. The New Regional Economies. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 1998, pp. 19-38. ISBN: 0761909397.

Buy at Amazon Malizia and Feser. Understanding Local Economic Development. New Brunswick, NJ: Center for Urban Policy Research, 1999, pp. 51-55, 81-90, 123-133, 174-182, 195-201, 222-228, and 244-257. ISBN: 0882851632.

Buy at Amazon Wiewel, Brown, and Morris. "The Linkage Between Regional and Neighborhood Development." In Approaches to Economic Development. Edited by Blair and Reese. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 1999, pp. 113-129. ISBN: 0761918841.

Buy at Amazon Novak. "Neighborhood Initiative and the Regional Economy." In Approaches to Economic Development. Edited by Blair and Reese. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 1999, pp. 149-156. ISBN: 0761918841.
4 Review/Discussion of North End Field Trip Project Resources and Work Plan Amulya, Joy. "Summary of Critical Moments Reflection." Center for Reflective Community Practice Working Paper 2004-06. Cambridge, MA: MIT, 2004. (PDF)
5 Regional Context: Greater Springfield Economy Western Mass Economic Review 2004.

Regional Labor Market Profile, Hampden County, Summer 2004. (PDF)

Porter, Michael E. Regional Competitiveness in the Pioneer Valley. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Business School Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness, 2003. (PDF)

Pioneer Valley Plan for Progress: Economic Strategies for the Region. (PDF - 2.3 MB)
6 Springfield Political Context Harry Spence HCED Lunch Talk, February 3, 2005.

Keough, Robert, and Michael Jonas. "Down but not Out." Commonwealth Magazine, Winter 2004.

Roche, B. J. "Under Control?" Commonwealth Magazine, Summer 2005.

Tantraphol, Roselyn. "Springfield: A City Under Siege." Hartford Courant, April 17, 2005.
7 Work Session Buy at Amazon Reese and Fasenfest. "What works best: Values and evaluation of local economic development policy." In Approaches to Economic Development. Edited by Blair and Reese. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 1999, pp. 278-291. ISBN: 0761918841.

Organizational Research Services. Theory of Change: A Practical Tool for Action, Results and Learning, 2004, pp. 1-17.

Buy at Amazon Ross and Freidman. "The emerging third wave: New economic development strategies." In Local Economic Development: Strategies for a Changing Economy. Edited by Fosler. Washington, DC: International City/County Management Association, pp. 125-137. ISBN: 0873260856.
8 Analytical Tools to Support Evaluation: Economic Development Refection Tools (Critical Moments) Mt. Auburn Associates. Fall River Economic Development Strategy.

Hammer, Siler George Associates. Brockton Supermarket Study.

Karl F. Seidman Consulting Services, and BAE. Real Estate Market Analysis: Old Central Fire Station Property, Marlborough, MA, 2003, pp. 19-29.

Buy at Amazon Clark, Peggy, and Amy J. Kays. Labor Market Profiling. Washington, DC: Aspen Institute, 1997, pp. 9-34. ISBN: 0898432170.

Amuyla, Joy. "Summary of Critical Moments Reflection."

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9 Work Session  
10 Work Session (cont.)  
11 Work Session: Review of Preliminary Finding  
12 Review of Findings/Draft Presentation  
13 Reflection on Client Meeting and Decisions; Organization of Next Work Phase  
14 ED Policies and Practices: Enterprise and Small Business Development Buy at Amazon Blakely. Planning Local Economic Development. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2002, chapter 8, pp. 217-235 and 248-249. ISBN: 0761924582.

Buy at Amazon Edgcomb, Elaine, and Joyce Klein. Opening Opportunities, Building Ownership: Fulfilling the Promise. Washington, DC: Aspen Institute, chapters 1 and 2, pp. 9-31 (chapters 3 and 4 optional). ISBN: 0898434300. (PDF - 1.2 MB)

Kumar, Tara. "Informal microenterprise in the North End community-Springfield, MA." MCP Thesis, MIT, 2004, pp. 43-106.
15 ED Policies and Practices: Workforce Development Fleischer. Extending Ladders: Findings from the Annie E. Casey Foundation's Jobs Initiative, pp. 4-27. (PDF - 1.8 MB)

Mt. Auburn Associates. Workforce Development Strategy for Weinland Park Neighborhood.

Proscio, Tony. Structures of Opportunity: Developing the Neighborhood Jobs Initiative in Fort Worth, Texas. Oakland, CA: Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation, 2002, pp. 1-29.
16 Work Session  
17 Application of Models; Preliminary Ideas; Critical Moments Training  
18 ED Policies and Practices: Real Estate and Commercial District Development Buy at Amazon Blakely. Planning Local Economic Development. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2002, chapter 7, pp. 179-196. ISBN: 0761924582.

Martínez Hernández, Hernandez, Manuel Martinez. "Impact of Commercial Development on inner City Revitalization: An Analysis of Projects in Boston." M.C.P Thesis, MIT, 2001, pp. 20-40, 58-65, 89-95, and 115-124.

Seidman, Karl. Revitalizing Commerce for American Cities. Fannie Mae Foundation, 2004, chapters 1-3 and St Paul Case Studies, pp. 3-14 and 59-72.

Buy at Amazon Simons, Robert A. Turning Brownfields Into Greenbacks: Developing and Financing Environmentally Contaminated Urban Real Estate. Washington, DC: Urban Land Institute, 1998, pp. 100-110. ISBN: 0874208513.
19 ED Policies and Practices: Capital Market and Financing Buy at Amazon Seidman. Economic Development Finance. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2004, chapter 1 and 10, pp. 5-18 and 217-239. ISBN: 0761927093.

Benjamin, Rubin, and Zielenbach. Community Development Financial Institutions: Current Issues and Future Prospects. (PDF)

Grzywinski. The New Old Fashioned Banking, Harvard Business Review. (May-June 1991): 87-98.
20 Work Session: Formulating and Detailing Proposals  
21 Work Session: Plan Formulation and Refinement  
22 Work Session: Preparing for Client Meeting  
23 Review/Feedback on Initial Plans  
24 Work Session: Finalize Plan  
25 Trial Run of Plan Presentation  
26 Course Conclusion and Reflections Amulya, Joy. "Summary of Critical Moments Reflection." Center for Reflective Community Practice Working Paper 2004-06. Cambridge, MA: MIT, 2004. (PDF)
27 Final Class