This article from The Scotsman, Scotland’s National Paper written by Alison Campsie (2017) reveals five alternative communities that are based in Scotland which live a lifestyle much different to societies social norms. These range from communities that are conscious of their carbon footprint and are self-sustainable to spiritual getaways. Some of these places are possible … Continue reading Scotland Self-Sustainable Communities
Community development is working with individuals, communities and systems. It means reaching out and supporting people to reach their goals, building relationships and advocacy. Basically developing and redeveloping communities that have been disenfranchised. We help people realise their potential and capacity. Community development can be messy sometimes but it’s worth the work you put in. … Continue reading Calgary community development conference promotion video.
This video concentrates on the assets in the community not whats wrong with the community, like what top down community development does. It suggests that grasssroots community development is the best avenue for sustainable community development. click here for video
This site contains useful tools, publicactions and research for Asset based community development work. The tools include facilitating tools, resources and and talking point tools. It also has podcasts and trainning videos dedicated to ABCD work. Click here for access
This article is on the role of community development in Asset based community development. the chapter is based on the fact that sset based community development is the most effective approach to developing a community. Click here for full chapter.
Over the last fifty years, approximately $2.3 trillion has been spent to alleviate global poverty. Even so, the economic disparity between the poor and the non-poor is wider and continues to grow, while restlessness grows among civil societies, and socio-political power remains in the hands of an elite few. It is this development paradox with … Continue reading ASSET-BASED COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: A PATH TOWARD AUTHENTIC COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PRACTICE
The courses are Communities and development, Poverty and development, Precursors to development, participation and development, and how development is done, the abcd approach. Click Here for access