Creating Community in Planned Communities

Over the course of the last 50 years a ‘quiet revolution’ fostered by federal mortgage lending regulations has given rise to the creation of thousands of private community associations with the power to impose charges on members. In some areas, these associations are the only effective local governments. This symposium explored means of expanding the role of these associations in the provision of social services like elderly care and cooperative day care, and in the organization of charter schools; their financial relationship with county governments; and the possibility of extending the benefits of associational activity to already established urban neighborhoods. Read More……

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