ERIC Number: ED194742
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
Reference Count: 0
A Citizen's Handbook for Evaluating Community Impacts. Papers in Community Development: No. 1.
Gibson, Lay James; And Others
Organized in a series of logically ordered planning components, this citizen's handbook seeks to develop local expertise for evaluating major economic impacts (economic growth or decline) in nonmetropolitan centers. In each section the user is guided through a set of simple calculations which provide quantitative answers regarding a particular area of impact. An introduction discusses use of the handbook and lists some preliminary questions which must be answered. The remainder of the handbook is divided into two parts concerning the two kinds of impact: growth and decline. Part A deals with new development and part B with the loss of a major employer. Both parts are parallel in outline since the same issues must be confronted. The four major topics in each part are (1) economic and demographic impacts (employment, population), (2) housing and transportation, (3) environmental services (water, sewer, solid waste), and (4) social services (education, health care, public safety, quality of life). In each section some questions concerning impact are answered, and then questions using sample data and/or regarding one's own community are given for user solution. A summary concludes each section. (YLB)
Descriptors: Career Education, Community Change, Community Development, Community Services, Economic Change, Economic Development, Economic Progress, Employment Projections, Evaluation, Housing, Population Trends, Quality of Life, Sanitation, Services, Social Services, Transportation, Utilities, Waste Disposal
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Arizona Commission for Postsecondary Education, Phoenix.
Authoring Institution: Arizona Univ., Tucson. Cooperative Extension Service.
Identifiers: Nonmetropolitan Areas