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    Rhonda Phillips, Cecilia Wong, editors.
    Summary: This Handbook brings together foundational and leading-edge research exploring dimensions of improving quality of life in communities of place. Social indicators and other assessment techniques will be explored, including from the framework of community perspectives which is concerned with enhancing quality of life for community members. As part of this trans-disciplinary work, participation, engagement, and empowerment will be key concepts presented. Along with capacity building and service provision, these elements influence community well-being and will be considered along with subjective and objective assessment approaches. Researchers from around the globe share their work on this important topic of community well-being, bringing together a diverse array of disciplinary perspectives. Those working in the areas of public policy, community development, community and social psychology, urban and regional planning, and sustainable development will find this volume particularly useful for the array of approaches presented.

    Part I. Foundations
    Chapter 1. Community Functioning that Fosters Sustainable Personal Well Being, Ronald E. Anderson
    Chapter 2. Self-Expression and Elite-Challenging Activities: A Punk Rock Approach to Community Well- Being; Craig Talmage, C. Bjorn Peterson and Richard Knopf
    Chapter 3. The ART of Hope: Healing the Wounded City; Derek Cook
    Chapter 4. A Multi-Dimensional Model of Community Well-being from a Public Service Delivery Perspective
    Chapter 5. Sustainable Neighborhoods for Happiness: A Framework for a Sustainable Future; Scott Cloutier and Deirdre Pfeiffer
    Part II. Engaging and Participating for Well-Being
    Chapter 6. Community-University Engagement for Community Well-Being with Métis Settlements in Alberta, Canada; Fay Fletcher, Alice Hibbert and Brent Hammer
    Chapter 7. Achieving Development and Community Well-being through Participatory Governance: The Case of Saemaul [New Community] Movement; Seung Jong Lee, Seoul National University, and Yunji Kim
    Chapter 8. A Citizen-Led Approach to Enhancing Community Well-Being; Sylvia Cheuy, Tamarack, Leesa Fawcett, Karen Hutchinson and Tracey Robertson
    Chapter 9. Digital Communications and Community Well-being; Claire Wallace and Kathryn Vincent
    Chapter 10. Festivity, Play, Well-Being: A Relationship and its Implications for Community Development; Vern Biaett
    Part III. The "Health" of Well-Being
    Chapter 11. What We Can Learn from America's Highest Well-Being Communities; Dan Witters
    Chapter 12. Public Health and Urban Planning: Challenging Options for Well-Being; Sabine Baumgart
    Chapter 13. Community-Driven Health Impact Assessment and Asset Based Community Development: An Innovative Path to Community Well-Being; Colleen Cameron and Tanya Wasacase
    Chapter 14. The Human Development Approach Stimulates a Fact-Based Conversation in Sonoma County, California; Sarah Burd-Sharps, Patrick Nolan Guyer and Kristen Lewis
    Chapter 15. Community Capacity in End of Life Care: Can a Community Development Model Address Suffering and Enhance Well-Being?; Kyle Whitfield and Martin LaBrie
    Part IV. Planning, Design, and Measuring
    Chapter 16. From National to Local: Measuring Well-Being at the Community Level; Bryan Smale and Margo Hilbrecht
    Chapter 17. Building Well-Being: Community Flourishing and Tools for Collaborative Urban Design; Jamie Anderson and Cathy Baldwin
    Chapter 18. Stakeholder Preferences on a Working Waterfront: Quality of Life, Land Uses and Planning Processes in Chelsea, Massachusetts; Justin Hollander and Jessica Soule
    Chapter 19. LISADEMAS: A Life Satisfaction Decision Making System for Integrated Community Development Planning; Vaios Kotsios
    Chapter 20. A Geographic and Mixed Methods Approach to Capture Unequal Quality of Life Conditions; Javier Martinez, Jeroen Verplanke and Gianluca Miscione
    Chapter 21. Community Quality-of-Life Indicators: Distinguishing Distressed Communities from Flourishing Communities; M. Joseph Sirgy, Don R. Rahtz, and Clifford J. Shultz II
    Chapter 22. Integrating Community Well-being and Happiness: Applications in Seoul, Korea and Frankfurt, Germany; Yunji Kim and Kai Ludwigs
    Chapter 23. Delivering Community Well-Being from the Happy City Concept: A Practical Approach to Urban Planning and Design; Tzu-Yuan Stessa Chao with students at the Department of Urban Planning (Shao-Kuan Liu, Balint Kalman, Hsin-Chieh Cindy Lu, Miaoqi Cai)
    Part V. Community Concepts and Applications
    Chapter 24. The Role of Community Based Organizations in Poverty Reduction and Improving Community Well-being: The Case of the Saemaul Women's Club; Oe-Chool Choi
    Chapter 25. Material and Sociocultural Disconnections: Perceptions of Well-Being in Rural Wales; Paul Milbourne and Brian Webb
    Chapter 26. The Role of Spirituality and Religion in Building Capacity for Women's Leadership in Crisis Conditions: A Community Level Analysis of Burma; Phyusin Myint
    Chapter 27. The Decisive Contribution of Youth to Community Well-Being; Ilya Shodjaee-Zrudlo and Hoda Farahmandpour
    Chapter 28. Community Well-being and National Well-being: The Opinion of Young People; Graciela Tonon
    Chapter 29. Understanding the Success of Alberta's Early Child Development Community Coalitions; Samantha Berger and Launa Clark
    Chapter 30. The Green Machine Mobile Food Market: An Innovative Response to Inner City Food Security, Antonio Raciti and Kenneth M. Reardon
    Chapter 31. Is Living Wage Always a Burden for Employers? A Study of Living Wage Effects on Work Performance Indicators in Hamilton; Zhaocheng Zeng and Benson Honig.
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