These organizations are considered essential resources in the field of community development and were recommended by professors in the program.
American Planning Association
The American Planning Association provides leadership in the development of vital communities by advocating excellence in planning, promoting education and citizen empowerment, and providing our members with the tools and support necessary to meet the challenges of growth and change.
Community Development Society
The Community Development Society was founded in 1969 to create a national and international network of community development researchers, practitioners and policy makers with an interest in community development.
International Association for Community Development
IACD members work for governmental, non-governmental and educational agencies. This website tells you more about the association’s work. How it is organised, who are the members of its international Board, the types of services and activities we provide for members, the many opportunities we organize for community developers from across the world to come to learn and work together.
National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals
NACDEP is an organization dedicated to improving the visibility, coordination, professional status and resource base of community and economic development Extension programs and professionals.
The Community Development Society publishes Community Development (formerly titled, the Journal of the Community Development Society). This title is available digitally via Search It:
The International Association of Community Development publishes the Community Development Journal, also available digitally via Search It: