New England Basic Economic Development Course Resources

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American Planning Association. (2017). Characteristics and Guidelines of great neighborhoods. Retrieved from

Arnstein, Sherry R.(1969) ‘A Ladder Of Citizen Participation’, Journal of the American Planning Association, 35: 4, 216 — 224

Asset-Based Community Development Institute – Beaulieu, L. (2002).  Mapping the Assets of Your Community: A Key Component for Building Local Capacity. Southern Rural Development Center.  Retrieved November, 2016 at

Burns, J. , D. Paul, & S. Paz. (2012). Participatory Asset Mapping Toolkit . Advancement Project- Healthy City.  Retrieved November, 2016 at

Community Tool Box – Identifying Community Assets and Resources  Retrieved November, 2016 at

Deller, S.  Community Economic Development. (2013). What is Community Development? Retrived August 2017 at

Emery, M. and C.B. Flora. (2006). “Spiraling-Up: Mapping Community Transformation with Community Capitals Framework.” Community Development: Journal of the Community Development Society 37: 19-35. Retrieved November, 2016 at

Green, G.P. and Haines, A. Asset Building and Community Development.  (2008). Thousand Oaks, California. Sage Publications.

Hinds, D. (2008). Building Community Capacity: Environment, Structure and Action to Achieve Community Purposes. University of Wisconsin-Extension Retrieved at

How can we benefit from consensus decision-making?  (n.d.). University of Minnesota Extension

Kretzman, J.P. and McKnight j. L. (1993).  Building Communities from the Inside Out. A Path Toward Finding and Mobilizing A Community’s Assets.  Evanston, IL.: Asset Based Community Development Institute, Northwestern University.

Peterson, M and  M. Rose. (n.d.) Total Community Development Model.  University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service. Retrieved at

Ryan, B., L. Brown, and J. Simone. (2016). Downtown Market Analysis and Benchmarking: A workshop on using data to guide your work and to measure your accomplishments. Slides presented Dec. 2, 2016, New Britain, CT.

Wilkins, J., C. Girdwood, and D. Hackler. Neighborhood Development Strategies. (2011). Washington, D.C. International Economic Development Council,