ARTICLE | The Four Actions to Create an Asset-Based World

This article was co-written by Heather Keam and John McKnight.

How can we improve traditional community development approaches? How can we shift from a societal model in which citizens are powerless and dependent on institutions?

The complex challenges facing our communities today require us to think out of the box. For this, we turn to Asset Based Community Development (ABCD). An ABCD world is one in which people are not only supported but are placed in positions of autonomy and become their own producers, as opposed to consumers. An ABCD approach highlights the gifts communities, supporting them in their best interests from health, to security, to climate, and more.

Read John McKnight and Heather Keam’s latest article exploring the four ways in which we can create an asset-based world.

 

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