Economic development, Labor Force Development
In recent years, the field of workforce development has emerged as a distinct area of policy and practice. While planning scholars have begun to engage with the workforce development field, its relevance and points of connection to planning scholarship remain underexplored. This article attempts to define the workforce development field by articulating its core concerns as well as its domains of practice and scholarship outside the planning field. The article locates workforce development within three stands of planning scholarship, concluding that workforce development represents an important bridge for planners between “place” and “people” prosperity within communities.
Schrock, Greg, "Connecting People and Place Prosperity: Workforce Development and Urban Planning in Scholarship and Practice" (2014). Urban Studies and Planning Faculty Publications and Presentations. 105.