Renewing the City: Reflections on Community Development and Urban Renewal

by Robert D. Lupton. InterVarsity Press, 2005.

This resource retells the story of Nehemiah in the Bible to raise awareness about the dilemmas and complexities for those engaged in community development work.


challenges of urban renewal, the Biblical story of Nehemiah

Best For

clergy, lay leaders, individuals involved in redevelopment work


purchase as a book or e-book

Suggested Uses

  • Develop new strategies for urban redevelopment by examining the story of Nehemiah and drawing parallels to contemporary issues.
  • Train volunteers involved in redevelopment work by using this book as a teaching resource.

About the Contributor

Katie Lindberg

The retired director of the Northwest Center for Congregations office, Katie Linsberg is a skilled counselor, group facilitator and spiritual director.

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