Bob Brehm

Bob Brehm served as director of Bickerdike Redevelopment Corporation from 1978 through 1995. Since then, he has taught practitioners in communinity and organizational development and consulted for community groups.

Keeping the Jobs in House

Humboldt Construction Company, a subsidiary of a Chicago CDC, has been providing local employment for over 30 years. But it hasn't been easy.

Salvaging Success from Failure

While the case of Chicago's El Mercado marketplace project illustrates the kinds of false assuptions that get community development organizations into trouble, it can point the way toward sound decision-making

A Recipe for Failure

In a large mixing bowl, stir in these ingredients:1 cup Good Idea 3 cups Vision 2 tbl Great Site 16 oz Capital 2 pints Community SupportWhen fully...

The Mistakes Project

This article is one of a series of papers written as part of the “Mistakes, Learning, and Adaptation” Project. In November of 2007, a...