ERIC Number: ED167643
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
Examination of "Widespread Citizen Participation" in the Model Cities Program and the Demands of Ethnic Minorities for a Greater Decision Making Role in American Cities.
Millett, Ricardo A.
The Model Cities Program is discussed in this report in terms of neighborhood revitalization, citizen participation, and funding. The effects of the program, as a Federal intervention in the social, political and economic problems of the urban poor, are described. The operational effectiveness of the program's participatory mechanisms designed to channel and structure the rising demands of ethnic minorities for a greater role in urban decision making are evaluated. Factors and conditions which are correlated with residents' participation in eleven urban localities are analyzed. Program administration, citizen participation structures, and minority interest in the program are discussed. The methodology, data tables, and results of a study on decision making in a Model Cities Program are examined. It is concluded that the program failed to reach the majority of its target population and did not succeed in terms of an economic impact on communities. (Author/WI)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Citizen Participation, Community Attitudes, Community Development, Decision Making, Economic Development, Ethnic Groups, Federal Programs, Job Development, Minority Group Influences, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Resource Allocation, Urban Areas, Urban Demography
R and E Research Associates, 4843 Mission Street, San Francisco, California 94112 ($8.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: R and E Research Associates, Inc., San Francisco, CA.