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Ansr El Muhammad

Com Plan 1
Homework 1

Community Planning 1 Key Terms: Define each term in 2 or 3 words. (Then provide an example of how
the term is relevant today.)

1. Economic Development: Bringing systems to an area to improve economic conditions. (ED is

relevant today because most communities lack understanding of how to properly interface with
2. Gentrification: the process of renewal and rebuilding accompanying the influx of middle-class or
affluent people into deteriorating areas that often displaces poorer residents. (Relevant today
because all over America certain areas are being targeted by investors who only see a for the
most part is profit.)
3. Displacement: the moving of something from its place or position. (Currently people are being
displaced because of gentrification.)
4. Speculation: the forming of a theory or conjecture without firm evidence. (Very relevant. Many
protestors do not know that they have remedy but need the proper techniques to implement
5. Real Estate: property consisting of land or buildings. (Most people who are displaced lack
knowledge in R.E.)
6. City Subsidized Development Project: Funding for City Development.
7. Small Business (Mom and Pop): A business that has the potential of being a big business but
stays local with many interstate transactions. (Small business in the community is very
necessary for it to feel like a real community)
8. Big Box Retail Businesses: Corporations from other states set up in communities primarily for
profit. (Big business aid to gentrification.)
9. Business Corridors:
10. Retails vs. Wholesale: Wholesale means "selling in large quantities" while retail means "selling in
small quantities.
11. Redevelopment Projects: any new construction on a site that has pre-existing uses. (Needed
12. Community Benefit Agreements: in the United States is a contract signed by community groups
and a real estate developer that requires the developer to provide specific amenities and/or
mitigations to the local community or neighborhood.
13. CEQA California Environmental Quality Act: a statute that requires state and local agencies to
identify the significant environmental impacts of their actions and to avoid or mitigate those
impacts, if feasible.
14. Zoning and Zoning Changes: it permits the owner to use the land in a manner not otherwise
permitted by the zoning ordinance. (Most places that are being gentrified are zoned for lots of
liquor stores and churches.
15. Community Plans: consists of a public participatory and usually interactive form of town or
neighborhood planning and design in which diverse community members (often termed
stakeholders) contribute toward formulation of the goals, objectives, planning, fund/resource
identification and direction. (Very relevant. Self explanatory)
16. CRA Community Redevelopment Agency: an economic development strategy which many local
governments are currently using successfully to eliminate and prevent conditions of blight in
their communities.
17. CRA Banks, Community Reinvestment Act: enacted by Congress in 1977 (12 U.S.C. 2901) and
implemented by Regulations 12 CFR parts 25, 228, 345, and 195, is intended to encourage
depository institutions to help meet the credit needs of the communities in which they operate.
18. Community Engagement: process by which community benefit organizations and individuals
build ongoing, permanent relationships for the purpose of applying a collective vision for the
benefit of a community.
19. Community Organizing: the coordination of cooperative efforts and campaigning carried out by
local residents to promote the interests of their community.
20. Community Wealth Building:
21. Real Time/Contextual Situations:
22. Concept of Supply and Demand: Demand refers to how much (quantity) of a product or service
is desired by buyers. The quantity demanded is the amount of a product people are willing to
buy at a certain price; the relationship between price and quantity demanded is known as the
demand relationship. Supply represents how much the market can offer.
23. Demographic Data: statistical data about the characteristics of a population, such as the age,
gender and income of the people within the population. When the census
assembles data about people's ages and genders, this is an example of assembling information
about demographics.
24. Qualitative Research: primarily exploratory research. It is used to gain an understanding of
underlying reasons, opinions, and motivations. It provides insights into the problem or helps to
develop ideas or hypotheses for potential quantitative research.
25. Quantitative Research: Quantitative methods emphasize objective measurements and the
statistical, mathematical, or numerical analysis of data collected through polls, questionnaires,
and surveys, or by manipulating pre-existing statistical data using computational techniques