Definition of community development in English:

community development

noun

  • 1The improvement of the condition of a particular area or community, especially with regard to health, housing, education, etc. (frequently attributive).

  • 2A housing development designed to foster a sense of community amongst residents, especially through the provision of shops, schools, leisure facilities, communal areas, etc.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in The New England Magazine.