asset map, relationships, mobilizing the community, community vision, resources
Asset-based community development (ABCD) is a way to look at our communities. Community development has often been viewed as something that a community is subjected to from the outside and that requires outside resources such as economic development grants to implement. ABCD is founded on the concept that each community already has a tremendous number of assets, which, if only accessed and channeled, can provide the resources necessary for success. ABCD searches out the strengths of a community as means of sustainable development.
Oedekoven, Dan, "ABCD – The Building Blocks that Help a Community Grow" (2011). SDSU Extension Extra Archives. 515.
Updated April 2011