COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT & IMPACT MODEL
With the permission of the authors, we have posted a widely-quoted (but virtually
inaccessible hard copy) report of the seminal research and findings developed by
two of Canada's most actively community-engaged sociologists, Bernard Blishen
and Alexander (Sandy) Lockhart, who published with assistance from colleagues,
Prudence Craib and Elizabeth Lockhart.
The initial report of this research project was produced in 1979 and was entitled:
"Socio-Economic Impact Model For Northern Development".
Much of the research was sponsored by the Canadian government Department of
Northern Affairs, and was conducted in the Pacific Northwest of the province of
British Columbia, Canada.
Over time, the Blishen-Lockhart model has come to provide a powerful conceptual
basis of planning and socio-economic impact analysis for communities world-wide
(including Australia, Africa, Asia, and aboriginal settlements across North America).
links to downloadable PDF files for the various chapters of the original
research report. The core of the historical document below is the section entitled:
"Towards A New Model for Community Evaluation"
Also appended are PDF files of two 'classic' articles subsequently produced by
Professor Lockhart, based upon his experience of active engagement with native
communities in northern Canada.
"Socio-Economic Impact Model
For Northern Development"
(Click onto Links below for the PDF files)
TABLE OF CONTENTS