About this book
This briefs provides foundations of both community wellbeing and community development, and the relationships between the two areas, including both similarities and differences. Community well-being encompasses a large array of concepts and disciplines. Community development, as an established discipline, is one framework that can help further understanding of community well-being, and is an allied concept. The interaction between the two areas is worthy of exploration, as both a new way to think about community development as well as a way to understand what community well-being entails. Beginning with a discussion of the foundations, the first and second chapters provide grounding for conceptions and potential theory applications as well as constructs for moving community wellbeing forward. The remaining chapters provide applications of community well-being in the context of community development, with examples from North America and Asia. Community development focused community wellbeing policies and programs illustrate processes and outcomes.
Building Community Well-Being: Case Study USA Community Development Council in Singapore Community Development in Singapore Community Well-Being Framework Community Well-Being and Community Development Community Well-Being and Happiness Community Well-Being and Quality of Life Concepts of Community Well-Being Foundational Aspects of Community Well-Being Improving Community Well-Being Local Business Development Policies Meaning of Community Well-Being Measuring Well-Being