Saturday, October 15, 2011

CDS 2012 Conference: Call for Abstracts

CDS 2012 Conference: Call for Abstracts

Deadline for submissions, October 31, 2011 Click here to submit:

2012 CDS Conference, July 21-25, 2012 in Cincinnati, OH, USA

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This conference focuses on ways to strengthen communities and provide a high quality of life for all residents. Community development, in both scholarship and practice, depends on an understanding of policies and practices that are effective in promoting local and regional areas.  At this conference we will work towards defining sustainable community development, innovation and entrepreneurship. Sustainable community development refers to the processes that facilitate positive interaction between multiple sectors of the community to ensure that all residents of varied income levels are provided the opportunities and tools to build assets, to participate in their communities, and to become part of the mainstream economy. Innovation in community development refers not only to the new ideas being developed within community systems, but also the adoption process, speed, and performance of the innovative activity. Entrepreneurship speaks to the venturesome ideas which stimulate economic progress by finding new and better ways of doing things.

The learning tracks will provide opportunities to explore entrepreneurial and innovative ideas in depth from an urban, metropolitan and rural perspective. The program agenda includes many issues and areas of community development practice such as:
•    Comprehensive Community Initiatives and Processes
•    Community Learning Centers
•    Community Cultural Arts
•    Healthy Communities
•    Community Engagement in Higher Education
•    Community Development Policy

For a description of each track, please review the full Call for Abstracts attached.

We invite your presentations, workshops and discussions of successful and innovative approaches to solving development issues in communities, large and small, in the US or internationally to share with your colleagues, new and emerging scholars, students and others in Cincinnati."

Thank you