Toolkits + Guides

Participatory Asset Mapping Toolkit

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Categories: Formation, Governance

By: Healthy City


The Participatory Asset Mapping Toolkit was developed by Healthy City as part of the Community Research Lab Toolbox. The Toolkit can be used as an instructional guide that provides community-based organizations with concepts, methods and tools to host an event or activity that collects knowledge and experiences from community members about local assets.

Participatory Asset Mapping is a process where community members collectively create asset maps by identifying and providing information about their own community’s assets on a map, including citizen associations and local institutions.

Participatory Asset Mapping can support strategic planning efforts by building on existing community strengths. It recognizes human capital and the capacity of individuals to use their own hearts, heads, and hands to build and create positive structures in their communities.