Community Well-Being and Community Development: Conceptions by Seung Jong Lee, Yunji Kim, Rhonda Phillips (eds.)

By Seung Jong Lee, Yunji Kim, Rhonda Phillips (eds.)

This briefs presents foundations of either group health and group improvement, and the relationships among the 2 components, together with either similarities and adjustments. group overall healthiness includes a huge array of ideas and disciplines. group improvement, as a longtime self-discipline, is one framework that may support additional figuring out of group health and wellbeing, and is an allied idea. The interplay among the 2 components is useful of exploration, as either a brand new approach to take into consideration neighborhood improvement in addition to the way to comprehend what group wellbeing and fitness includes. starting with a dialogue of the principles, the 1st and moment chapters supply grounding for conceptions and power thought functions in addition to constructs for relocating group wellness ahead. the rest chapters offer functions of neighborhood healthiness within the context of neighborhood improvement, with examples from North the USA and Asia. neighborhood improvement centred neighborhood well being rules and courses illustrate techniques and results. ​

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The rapid relocation of people into public housing estates since the 1960s—usually high rise apartments disconnected from their familiar neighborhoods—further accentuated the need to promote better neighborhood cohesion and integration among its people. 5 million at that time. The problem was resolved with the Housing and Development Board (HDB)’s successful building programs which began since 1961. By 1965, 10,000 units of flats were built. In 10 years, HDB have provided home for about 30 % of the population, and by 1989, it has expanded to cover above 75 % of Singapore’s population (Vasoo 1994).

If a stranger came to the kampong, we would inform each other and strangers rarely came in the night. I wish I could travel back in time and return to the kampong lifestyle (National Archives 1993: 83). Fully aware of the problems of estrangement and community disintegration which may face HDB dwellers, and thereby challenge the national objectives of maintaining racial harmony and others, HDB has placed the building of cohesive communities as one of its key priorities. The provision of community spaces in the housing precincts, between the blocks and the void decks on the ground floor of the blocks are such spaces encouraging interaction and acceptance of diversity.

Building Community Well-Being Across Sectors with “For Benefit” Community Business Rhonda Phillips Introduction In the previous chapter of this volume, a community well-being framework is presented, illustrating the overarching reach of community well-being’s foundational aspects. This chapter provides an illustration of the connection to two of the major foundational aspects of the framework—sustainability and community development. Community business is reflective of both these areas. This chapter provides further examples of using tools and techniques, as reflected in community indicators, to aid in progress towards promotion of overall community well-being and development.

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