Between August and November 1984, The University of Illinois Center for Urban Economic Development (CUED) conducted a study of the Roseland community.
The study of Roseland had two basic components:
1. An assessment of needs and resources. This component was designed to determine the most pressing needs in Roseland as well as the community's potential for revitalization.
2. An analysis of organizational resources. This was done to determine the availability of local organizations and other actors engaged in efforts aimed at the improvement of local conditions in Roseland.