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This paper aims at describing developments that emerged from a conference held in Chicago in 2009 and that attempted to make up the contours of an emerging scientific paradigm, supporting community intervention that would be collaborative, multilevel, culturally situated, and aimed at creating sustainable community-level impact. Although this ambitious goal might have not been fully achieved, the article’s merit is that it brings together alternative or more marginalized viewpoints on community based interventions. The more innovative and interesting parts of the paper are those that deal with communities cultural history in relation to their capacities and the call for examining the culture of science in relation to community interventions. The quite exhaustive reference list is also worth scanning.