CDI Book Club

The CDI Book Club is a way for us to connect with you virtually once a month to expand our knowledge and explore topics related to community and economic development including community building, entrepreneurship, housing, poverty, public health, and more. The goal of this book club is that it will lead to a deeper understanding of the various factors that go into community and economic development and improving quality of life for our communities. This is also a great opportunity to meet and discuss with community and economic development professionals from across Arkansas and the mid-south.

The CDI Book Club meets the last Wednesday of each month via Zoom from 12:00 to 1:00 PM. If you’re interested in participating, you can find us on our Facebook Group or reach out to Dylan Edgell at for more information.

What We Are Reading Now:


Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time

Book Discussion on January 27, 2021 from 12:00 to 1:00 PM


 Previous Books

October 2020: Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard

September 2020: Building a Vibrant Community: How Citizen-Powered Change Is Reshaping America

August 2020: You’re Not Listening: What You’re Missing and Why It Matters by Kate Murphey

July 2020: The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters by Priya Parker

June 2020: Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn

May 2020: Strong Towns: A Bottom-Up Revolution to Rebuild American Prosperity by Charles Marohn