Several key points to consider when defining processes and resources to serve urban populations through outreach education.
- Use effective delivery methods
- Address critical and relevant issues
- Partnership building is a necessity
- Understand and apply successful teaching methods
- Respect historical, political, geographic, economic and social values
- Understand how to access funding and resource support
- Base resource distribution on distinct urban characteristics and needs
- Provide professional development support for staff from institutions that specialize in urban-focused research and programming
Journal of Extension. Expanding Urban Programming. Benjamin H. Yep; May/June, 1981
Is Extension Relevant for the 21st Century? Nancy H. Bull, Lawrence S. Cote, Paul D. Warner, M. Ray McKinnie; 2004
Adult Education Theories: Informing Cooperative Extension's Transformation. Nancy Franz; February 2007
Exploring the Challenges for Extension Educators Working in Urban Communities. Nicole Webster, Patrese Ingram; June 2007
Building Political Support for Extension in the 21st Century. Patrick G. Boyle; Research Extension Partnership and ECOP
Charter of the New Urbanism. Congress for the New Urbanism; 2001.
University of Missouri Extension has a website dedicated to community and economic development with various modules such as: diversity and inclusion, economic viability, leadership development, organizational development, planning and public policy.