Asset Building & Community Development
- Gary Paul Green - University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
- Anna Haines - University of Wisconsin, USA, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, USA
Asset Building and Community Development, Fourth Edition examines the promise and limits of community development by showing students and practitioners how asset-based developments can improve the sustainability and quality of life. Authors Gary Paul Green and Anna Haines provide an engaging, thought-provoking, and comprehensive approach to asset building by focusing on the role of different forms of community capital in the development process. Updated throughout, this text explores how communities are building on their key assets—physical, human, social, financial, environmental, political, and cultural capital— to generate positive change. With a focus on community outcomes, the authors illustrate how development controlled by community-based organizations provides a better match between assets and the needs of the community.
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- Exam questions created by Gary Paul Green include three exams with essay questions and, for each chapter, additional multiple-choice questions. This resource provides you with pre-written options as well as the opportunity for editing any question and/or inserting your own personalized questions to effectively assess students’ progress and understanding.
- A Respondus electronic test bank created by Gary Paul Green is available and can be used on PCs. The test bank contains several multiple choice questions for each chapter, as well as the three essay-based exams, and the opportunity for editing any question and/or inserting your own personalized questions to effectively assess students’ progress and understanding. Respondus is also compatible with many popular learning management systems so you can easily get your test questions into your online course.
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“Green and Haines provide community development practitioners with the tools to engage the public in the development of their communities and neighborhoods.”
“Easy to read and comprehend, the book keeps up with the new data and materials and therefore a must read for anyone engaged in community and economic development.”
“The collection of readings brings community development and practice alive.”
One of the best book for teaching assets based community development
This is a very well structured book providing a comprehensive understanding of the theoretical framework underpinning asset based community development. The coherence enables an evidence base for community planning in an accessible format for level 5-6 students.
A useful book providing a considered and comprehensive background to asset building in community development, written for the American market, but much of which is applicable in the UK
The book present an asset-based approach of the Work with Community. Present the material divided by capital. Is easy to read. Provided resources for students.