Community Development Core Competencies

  • Robert O. ZdenekEmail author
  • Dee Walsh


Community development requires myriad competencies to revitalize low-income communities. This chapter explores a number of major community development competencies and builds on Bob Zdenek’s working paper, published by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco in September 2013, titled: “Comparative Advantages: Creating Synergy in Community Development,” which serves as the basis of this book. The discussion of community development competencies is organized around: organizational development and management; community engagement and public policy; planning feasibility; project development; lending; property and asset management; program management; resource development; communication; collaboration and partnering; and performance measurement and performance criteria. Each of the above-listed competency categories has a number of sub-categories that are described in this chapter.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.San FranciscoUSA
  2. 2.PortlandUSA

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