Asset-based community development

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Asset-based community development (ABCD) is a methodology for sustainable development of communities based on their strengths and potentials. It involves assessing the resources, skills and experience available in a community, organizing the community around issues that are moving its members into action, and then determining and taking appropriate action.[1]

Asset-Based Community Development Institute[edit]

The ABCD approach is developed and supported by the Asset-Based Community Development Institute is located at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, founded by Jody Kretzmann and John L. McKnight.[2]

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  1. ^ McKnight, John; Kretzmann, John. "Mapping Community Capacity". Northwestern University. 
  2. ^ Asset-Based Community Development Institute

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