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Book Review by Tom Dewar: Cormac Russell, Rekindling Democracy: A Professional's Guide to Working in Citizen Space

Book Review by Tom Dewar: Cormac Russell, Rekindling Democracy: A Professional's Guide to Working in Citizen Space

​​​​​​​​​​​​This book is a welcome and clarifying contribution to contemporary community building. Cormac places Asset-Based Community... read more

An Occasional Book Review  by Robert Francis

An Occasional Book Review by Robert Francis

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ABCD Resources and Inspiration in Time of Crisis

ABCD Resources and Inspiration in Time of Crisis

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ABCD Institute Faculty Member Paul Born Inducted into Order of Canada

ABCD Institute Faculty Member Paul Born Inducted into Order of Canada

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ABCD Institute Faculty member and Co-founder and Co-CEO of the Tamarack Institute, Paul Born is appointed to the Order... read more

2017 Second International ABCD Conference in Goa, India

2017 Second International ABCD Conference in Goa, India

  In January 2017, 138 people from 15 countries gathered in Goa, India for the Second Annual... read more

Join the ABCD In Action online community

Join the ABCD In Action online community

​​ Join the ABCD In Action online community of practice! This free online space provides an opportunity to share examples of ABCD in... read more

Cormac Russell speaks at TEDxExeter

Cormac Russell speaks at TEDxExeter

Faculty member Cormac Russell's TEDxExeter Talk: Sustainable Community Development: Shifting From What's Wrong to What's... read more

New Book "An Other Kingdom" by John McKnight, Peter Block and Walter Brueggemann published

New Book "An Other Kingdom" by John McKnight, Peter Block and Walter Brueggemann published

​Authors Peter Block, Walter Brueggemann, and John McKnight invite you on a journey of departure from our consumer market culture, with... read more

New ABCD E-book, "Looking Back to Look Forward" available

New ABCD E-book, "Looking Back to Look Forward" available

Through interviews with co-founder of the ABCD Institute John McKnight, Faculty member Cormac Russell's new e-book on the history of... read more

Highlights from the 2015 ABCD Festival in Blackpool, UK

Highlights from the 2015 ABCD Festival in Blackpool, UK

The ABCD Festival drew people from all over the world. 180 people from 21 countries gathered to learn, celebrate and connect with fellow... read more

KaBOOM!

KaBOOM!

KaBOOM! is the national non-profit organization that empowers communities to build playgrounds. KaBOOM! passionately believes that play... read more

Fig Tree Community Garden

Fig Tree Community Garden

Fig Tree Community Garden in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia is a project by the community and for the community. There is just... read more

Seattle's Columbia City

Seattle's Columbia City

Seattle’s historic business district of Columbia City had seen better days. It was losing business to big box retail outside of the... read more

Greater Rochester Health Foundation

Greater Rochester Health Foundation

In 2008, the Greater Rochester Health Foundation launched a program called the Neighborhood Health Status Improvement grants through... read more

Our Town Rocks: A Rural area builds on its strengths and inspires healthy action

Our Town Rocks: A Rural area builds on its strengths and inspires healthy action

When you imagine a country town, you might think of farm families who eat fresh produce and spend active days outdoors doing chores,... read more

Mercado Central

Mercado Central

The Mercado Central is a retail business cooperative that was developed by the Latino immigrant community in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The... read more

Southeast Raleigh Community Garden

Southeast Raleigh Community Garden

Physical inactivity and poor dietary choices are both major risk factors for obesity among families. By providing an environment where... read more

The Abundant Community - John McKnight is blogging!

The Abundant Community - John McKnight is blogging!

ABCD Institute founder and co-director John McKnight is blogging! Please visit www.abundantcommunity.com to read his latest posts and... read more

Denver Foundation

Denver Foundation

When you set out on a journey to a place you’ve never been, you’re taking a risk. This could certainly be said of The Denver Foundation... read more

Emeritus ABCD Faculty member, Michelle Obama Speaks About ABCD

Emeritus ABCD Faculty member, Michelle Obama Speaks About ABCD

First Lady and ABCD Emeritus Faculty member, Michelle Obama, mentions the Asset-Based Community Development Institute and partner... read more

Two institute colleagues publish new volume

Two institute colleagues publish new volume

In partnership with ABCD, Coady Institute colleagues Gordon Cunningham and Alison Mathie have just published an edited volume titled... read more

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