New resources on asset-based community development (ABCD)

Asset-based community developmentI’ve just added the following resources to the reading list on asset-based community development (ABCD) I’ve created.

Cameron, C., & Wasacase, T. (2017). Community-driven health impact assessment and asset-based community development: An innovate path to community well-being. In R. Phillips & C. Wong (Eds.), Handbook of community well-being research (pp. 239-259). Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands. Available from (Link to abstract only)

Chinyowa, K. C., Sirayi, M., & Mokuku, S. (2017). From needs-based to asset-based community development: The ABCD method as an effective strategy for engaging with grassroots leaders in South Africa. In S. J. Erenrich & J. F. Wergin (Eds.), Grassroots leadership and the arts for social change. Bingly, UK: Emerald Publishing Limited. Available from (Need subscription to access)

Chiu, M. Y. L., Zhou, R. D. H., Tong, A. K. K., Tonsing, K. N., & Yiu, M. G. C. (2017). Asset-based community mental health: An evidence-based support program by lay mental health ambassadors. Asia Pacific Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, 8(2), 150-164. doi: 10.1080/21507686.2017.1349684 (Link to abstract only)

Field, R., & Miller, C. (2017). Asset-based commissioning: “Better outcomes, better value”. Bournemouth, UK: The National Centre for Post-Qualifying Social Work and Professional Practice, Bournemouth University. Available from

Gustafson, D. H., McTavish, F., Gustafson Jr., D. H., Gatzke, S., Glowacki, C., Iverson, B., . . . Johnson, R. A. (2017). The use of asset-based community development in a research project aimed at developing mhealth technologies for older adults. In J. M. Rehg, S. A. Murphy, & S. Kumar (Eds.), Mobile health: Sensors, analytic methods, and applications (pp. 83-99). Cham: Springer International Publishing. Available from (Link to abstract only)

Kretzmann, J. P., McKnight, J., & Green, M. (1997). A guide to capacity inventories: Mobilizing the community skills of local residents. Chicago, IL: ACTA Publications. Available from

McInnes, R. J., Dickson, C., & Barclay, C. (2017). Buggy walking groups: An asset-based approach to health care. Journal of Health Visiting, 5(5), 236-243. doi: 10.12968/johv.2017.5.5.236 (Link to abstract only)

Missingham, B. D. (2017). Asset-based learning and the pedagogy of community development. Community Development, 48(3), 339-350. doi: 10.1080/15575330.2017.1291528 (Link to abstract only)

Nel, H. (2017). A comparison between the asset-oriented and needs-based community development approaches in terms of systems changes. Practice, 1-20. doi: 10.1080/09503153.2017.1360474 (Link to abstract only)

Preece, J. (2017). University community engagement and lifelong learning. Cham: Springer International Publishing. Chapter 2 “A capabilities and asset-based development approach to community engagement.” Available from (Link to abstract only)

Rout, P. C., & Gupta, S. K. (2017). Asset based community development in mountain environs: A strategic application for sustainable community based tourism development in the Jaunsar-Bawar region of Uttarakhand, India. African Journal of Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure, 6(3), 1-11. Available from

If you liked this post please follow my blog, and you might like to look at:

  1. What is asset-based community-driven development (ABCD)?
  2. A reading list on ABCD (over 100 resources)
  3. An example of asset-based community development (includes a video)
  4. Seven principles for a strengths-based approach to working with groups
  5. 10 things I’ve learnt about strengths-based community engagement
  6. A story of two communities

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About Graeme Stuart

Lecturer (Family Action Centre, Newcastle Uni), blogger (Sustaining Community), Alternatives to Violence Project facilitator, environmentalist, father. Passionate about families, community development, peace, sustainability.
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2 Responses to New resources on asset-based community development (ABCD)

  1. Thanks a lot for sharing these links.

    I noticed that the link to this one is broken:

    “Field, R., & Miller, C. (2017). Asset-based commissioning: “Better outcome, better value”. Bournemouth, UK: The National Centre for Post-Qualifying Social Work and Professional Practice, Bournemouth University. Available from


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