Asset-based community development (ABCD) is a model for community change that is focused on leveraging the existing strengths of a neighborhood instead of focusing on its deficiencies. The Asset-Based Community Development Institute at DePaul University has assembled a series of resources for people interested in using the ABCD model in their communities.
Build Local Government and Civic Capacity
This handbook from the University of Denver Center for Community Engagement to Advance Scholarship and Learning (formerly the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning) explains the process of community organizing and outlines tools and terms to help those new to the field understand the basics.
Network maps help users identify the leaders in a community, illustrate how they connect to each other, and pinpoint where additional representation is needed. Kumu’s online network mapping tool allows users to create straightforward network maps that lay out connections between stakeholders.
Measuring racial disparities across 72 indicators to inform data-driven policy making in the City of St. Louis
An urban revitalization initiative that uses a real-time parcel-level survey and mapping platform to guide its strategic demolition and neighborhood stabilization efforts
Promoting economic and urban development in neighborhood business districts through comprehensive corridor planning, incentive programs, and public management reforms
A city and nonprofit partnership model for neighborhood planning and community development
Promotional and branding program to strengthen the housing market in the Triangle neighborhood of North Winton Village, a target middle neighborhood in Rochester
A one-year fellowship with a strong professional development component that places recent college graduates in a Cuyahoga County public agency
Supporting long-term residency by providing free architectural designs for owner-occupants seeking to add a half-bathroom to the ground floor of single-bathroom homes