Community building and economic development: articles and links

Index of articles and links

Growing new jobs and businesses

Enterprise Facilitation (articles) is Ernesto Sirolli's method of transforming people's passion, motivation, and skill into viable local businesses. It works in part by giving people access to assets and support in their community.

Asset-based community development

John McKnight explains asset-based community development, an alternative to the more popular needs- or deficiency-based conventional model.

Institution or Association? A basic choice for community efforts.

Generating social capital in an urban neighborhood by Peter Donovan. An asset-based approach to urban neighborhood development in the West Central neighborhood of Spokane, Washington (USA). Patterns of Choice, 1998.

What people learned from using the asset-based model of community building (rather than the more popular needs- or deficiency-based model) in the West Central neighborhood of Spokane, Washington (USA). Marilyn Trail and Sally Horton.

An asset approach focuses on youth in the small town of Washtucna, Washington (USA). Peter Donovan, Patterns of Choice, 2000.