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Community Development Society 2014 July 20-23, 2014
Grand River Center, Dubuque, Iowa
Conference Theme: Renaissance — From Vision to Action
Call for Abstracts
Deadline for submissions: January 31, 2014
Click this site to submit.
During the European Renaissance, society saw remarkable progress as old ways of thinking were questioned and individuals were challenged to great achievement, much of which endures today. In many of our communities and regions, present day leaders and residents face similar challenges to either move beyond old ways of thinking or face a severely diminished future.
Places that have created their own renaissance can provide lessons to benefit us all.
The 2014 Annual Meeting of the Community Development Society will focus on effective community development strategies, programs, and policies — fostered by CD practitioners, academics, elected officials, development organizations, organized citizens and motivated individuals — meant to inspire a Renaissance in communities around the world.
Be it in the areas of economic development, health, education, local facilities/services, transportation, natural resources management or more, the Dubuque conference will provide an ideal setting for CDS members and guests to explore the renaissance of our communities — rural and urban — toward a better understanding of what creates and sustains them as places that both retain and draw residents seeking well-being.
Please view the detailed Call for Abstracts that includes a detailed description of conference themes here.
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 Dubuque.