Accessing Community Capacity in Rural America: Some Lessons from Two Rural Observatories*
By A. Marre & B. Weber
Building community capacity is a central concern of both policymakers and community residents. Both want to understand why some communities are more successful in achieving positive social, economic and environmental outcomes, and how to increase the capacity of communities to achieve these outcomes. This is particularly true in communities that face the most difficult economic challenges: central cities of large metropolitan areas and remote rural communities.
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