Agricultural Economics Department


Date of this Version

May 2005


Published in Cornhusker Economics, 05/18/2005. Produced by the Cooperative Extension, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Nebraska–Lincoln.


Communities change all the time .... businesses come and go, streets and other infrastructure are improved and schools grow or constrict depending upon their enrollment. Even with the wide range of changes in our communities, research shows that there are really only three commonly used approaches to implement change. They include the: 1) self-help; 2) technical assistance; and 3) conflict approach.