Community Change

Community Change is an online, peer-reviewed, graduate student-run journal at Virginia Tech that explores multiple approaches to democratic community development and change. This interdisciplinary journal examines the practices, processes, and individual and collective struggles that produce change at all levels of society. Community Change adopts a broad definition of community development that includes issues relating to public policy, democratization, collective action, physical and social infrastructure developments, agency, and efficacy.




New Call for Papers_Vol.2 No.1

We are excites to announce our new call for papers for the Special Theme Issue Vol.2 No.1!  
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Vol 1, No 1 (2017): Inaugural Issue: Community Change Revisited

Community Change’s inaugural issue seeks to unpack the notion of ‘community change’—its complexities, transformations, and challenges in recent decades of intensified economic, environmental, and political instabilities. It critically interrogates responses to these processes and aims to locate where change is (or is not) happening, why, and in what ways. It also explores who is claiming authority to create community change and for what purposes. This inaugural issue contains scholarly articles that re-examine the complexities of community change, probing whether this and related concepts are mobilized to achieve genuine, emancipatory transformation or to reinforce existing structures and relations of power or perhaps both.

Table of Contents

Letter from the Editors



Lyusyena Kirakosyan
p. 1-14
Edgar M Hollandsworth
p. 15-35
Lisa Juckett
p. 36-49
Joseph Ayers-Johnson, Bridget Ayers Looby, Anna Ayers Looby, Lydia Benge Briggs
p. 50-59

Book Reviews

Putu D Apriliani
p. 60-62

Themed Section Highlight: Placemaking

Transforming Your City with Placemaking: An Interview with Ethan Kent
Vanessa Guerra M, Heather Lyne, Vera Smirnova
p. 63-67
Placemaking Revisited
Vera Smirnova, Vanessa Guerra
p. 68-72