Community development and planning is a field that can be approached from several directions: either from an interdisciplinary community development perspective or a specialized area of study such as planning or community health. In general, however, community development is a field that strives to improve the social, political and economic welfare of the people and the structures that support them.
About Community Development and Planning
Students interested in community development and planning should give serious thought to the various possibilities for specialization inherent in the discipline. They should also study the most closely related fields, including urban and regional planning, rural planning and development, architecture, public administration and political science.