Community Development

Complexity and Community Change: Managing Adaptively to Improve Effectiveness

September 24, 2014  • Roundtable on Community Change

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The challenges of transforming distressed communities are heightened by the complexity of the problems community change actors address and the complexity of the environments in which they work. Confronted by complexity, actors in the community change field need to respond adaptively to manage effectively. This new publication from the Roundtable applies a complexity lens to place-based community change efforts and offers complexity-sensitive practices to increase effectiveness.