Asset-Based Community Development Empowers Neighborhoods

Here’s an easy to read introduction to asset-based community development (ABCD)  Asset-Based Community Development Empowers Neighborhoods.

One of the strengths of ABCD is that it helps us to see things around us in a new way. One time I did a bit of an asset map of our local shopping village for the school and it helped me to see the light poles as potential mural spaces. I haven’t acted on it, but with the school’s 150th anniversary coming up, wouldn’t it be great for students to do a series of murals  down the street?

I had passed those light poles hundreds of times, but when I looked at them in a different light, new possibilities emerged.

About Graeme Stuart

Lecturer (Family Action Centre, Newcastle Uni), blogger (Sustaining Community), environmentalist, Alternatives to Violence Project facilitator, father. Passionate about families, community development, peace, sustainability.
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