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ERIC Number: ED299096
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Regenerating America: Meeting the Challenge of Building Local Economies.
Gabel, Medard; And Others
The document includes five papers on the implications and applications of regeneration by the Regeneration Project, based in Emmaus, Pa. The first paper, "Regenerating America: Meeting the Challenge of Building Local Economies," (Medard Gabel) defines regeneration as economic recovery and growth, fostered by diversification within a local economy. The paper details the project's seven-step method for building or regenerating a local economy. The second paper, "The Nature of Regeneration: The Evolution of a Concept," (Ron Shegda, Gabel) offers philosophical background for the economic theory, borrowing terms from various disciplines. The paper also discusses the holistic thinking behind regeneration. The third paper, "The Regeneration Center: A Vortex for Local Economic Development," (Gabel) discusses plans for a center that would produce research, marketing surveys and perform outreach, networking, education, and business incubation. The paper also discusses financing and personnel for the center. The fourth paper, "Tools for Regeneration: Beyond the Bottom Line," (Ellen Pahl, Gabel) discusses work for evaluating and initiating local economic regeneration. The tools for such work include indexes, inventories, and market searches. The work should reach beyond "narrow economic concerns" to tie a local economy into natural systems, use of free time, and the creativity of local people. The last paper, "The Need for Pioneer Enterprises in Regeneration Zones," (Robert Rodale) supports the need for regeneration projects, especially in agriculture. The document includes charts, tables, a glossary of terms, and a list of regeneration project products. (TES)
Descriptors: Agriculture, Community Development, Developmental Programs, Economic Change, Economic Development, Economic Opportunities, Economic Progress, Economic Research, Entrepreneurship, Holistic Approach, Quality of Life
Rodale Press, Inc., 33 E. Minor St., Emmaus, PA 18049.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rodale Press, Inc., Emmaus, PA.