There isn’t one definition of community development (CD). Throughout the world, it can be seen as many different things. Even within the same state or suburb it may be defined differently!
Depending on the context it is being discussed in, community development might be seen as:
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Community development may be utilised across a number of sectors – health, social services, education, etc. There are often similar themes and principles regardless of the sector or definition.
Some definitions of community development that might be considered include:
We’ll explore these definitions and more in detail in the following topics of this lesson. To understand community development, we must first understand what it means to be a ‘community.’
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