On November 12, 2015 the Democracy Collaborative released an important monograph by Marjorie Kelly and Sarah McKinley: Cities Building Community Wealth. The 90 page study is available as a free PDF download.
Its abstract reads:
As cities struggle with rising inequality, widespread economic hardship, and racial disparities, something surprising and hopeful is also stirring. In a growing number of America’s cities, a more inclusive, community-based approach to economic development is being taken up by a new breed of economic development professionals and mayors. This approach to economic development could be on the cusp of going to scale. It’s time it had a name. We call it community wealth building.