This segment explains the fundamentals of Asset-based Community Development (ABCD) in the context of building and sustaining the vitality of communities. It explores the asset-based, internally focused and relationship driven principles of ABCD. It describes how to identify individual, organizational and institutional community assets and demonstrates how to engage these community assets in a process to create vital and sustainable communities. A case study will be shared detailing how the ABCD principles and approaches were utilized in a Wisconsin community. This section also explores related theories for implementing asset-based community development initiatives such as the community capital framework, action research and change theory.
Asset Based Community Development PowerPoint (PowerPoint – 2.29 MB)