Jump to main navigation. Jump to main content

The CURA publications library is currently being digitized by the University of Minnesota Digital Conservancy. When the project is complete, the entire CURA publications library will be online and fully searchable. Unfortunately, during this process we are not able to honor individual requests for publications . Additionally, we no longer have physical copies of publications to send out.

New publications are digitized daily and the publications catalog on the CURA website is not automatically updated with links to scanned copies, so please search the CURA collection at the Digital Conservancy for the publications you are looking for:

Advancing Neighborhood Goals: The Role of Geographic-Based Community Development Corporations.

Nix, Noel.

Community-development corporations (CDCs) have traditionally been geographically based, concentrated on a specific neighborhood, and primarily focused on physical- and economic development activities. Most CDCs have remained small and undercapitalized, which has contributed to the rise of so-called areawide nonprofit development entities that work on projects throughout a city, metropolitan area, state, or region. 'Area-wides' have been lauded for their ability to produce a greater quantity of housing or commercial real estate than their neighborhood-based kin, but also criticized for their diminished capacity for neighborhood advocacy. The author provides case studies of two recent redevelopment projects in the Twin Cities area (the Winnipeg development in St. Paul co-led by Sparc and the Franklin Avenue Vision project in Minneapolis conducted by Seward Redesign) to illustrate the role that CDCs play in local planning and development, as well as their partnerships with area-wide developers.

CURA Reporter
Publication date: 
Minneapolis: Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, University of Minnesota.
Supported by a Charles R. Krusell Fellowship in Community Development, a joint program of the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs and the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota.
40 (1-2): 25-28
Online availability
Download from CURA: 
CURA call number: 
Reporter 40 (1-2)