Community Representation in
Local Development Planning

This study will focus on examining the input and reflection of community interests in local development plans. Literature linking social capital and neighborhood poverty, educational attainment, housing conditions with individual outcomes are extensive and demonstrate the importance of place attachments and neighborhood identity in comprehensive development planning.

Demographic data, community plans, and community representation of several Cincinnati neighborhoods are being analyzed to describe the relationship between neighborhood socio-economic conditions and community development planning. The goal of this project is to develop recommendations for improved community inclusion for future community development programs.

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