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Some weekend reading

This weeks’ weekend reading doesn’t have any theme (besides being posts that have caught my eye over the week). There are some reflections on asset-based thinking, high school ethics, nonviolence, anxiety and playing with food. 285 more words

Weekend Reading

This post is about cherishing and celebrating whatever is good in your city.

In activist lingo, that goes by the name of “asset-based community development.” Put simply, it’s the idea that when you’re trying to improve your neighborhood, you don’t start out by listing all of its problems–trash in the streets, few local businesses, speeding cars, etc.–but instead, you begin from a place of plenty. 665 more words

The Current State Of Cities

Looking Back to Look Forward: the intellectual heritage of Asset-Based Community Development - by Cormac Russell, Nurture Development

What a week, we’ve just finished the ABCD Festival where we celebrated with people from 17 countries. We revelled in the greatness of small, local, and organic things. 75 more words


A Critical Analysis of Asset Based Community Development in Scotland

I’ve just read a great article by Anne MacLeod & Akwugo Emejulu and thought that perhaps some visitors here who are interested in asset based approaches and are happy to read academic papers might enjoy. 160 more words


Local community development activist gets some of the recognition she deserves

Peter Kenyon of The Bank of I.D.E.A.S writes-

Our most recent recipient of the Global Community Builder Giraffe Award is Emily Messieh.

Emily is a dynamic, passionate 25 year old.

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Asset Based Community Development

From evangelism to system change? Citizen Led Approaches to Wellbeing

(With Acknowledgements to Mr Lowry of course.)

I recently had a good chat with Simon Rippon who with Trevor Hopkins wrote an article on assets for this blog… 905 more words

Asset Based Approaches

Saturday Quote

I find this quote by Ron Kral quite powerful as it captures one of the foundations of asset-based community-driven development.  He wrote it in the context of education, but it applies in many other contexts too. 50 more words

Strengths-based Approaches & ABCD