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Introducing the CD+SI Toolkit Series: Built-Financial Capital: The Promise and Potential of Community Development and Introducing the CD+SI Toolkit
Built-financial capital refers to the constructed environment (or infrastructure) and economic resources needed to support community activities and sustain successful community development. Considering the infrastructure as well as the financial resources within a community may provide an important perspective regarding needs as well as opportunities.
Introducing the CD+SI Toolkit Series: Cultivating Connections: Social Capital and Community and Introducing the CD+SI Toolkit
Social capital refers to resources resulting from relationships and networks within a community. These resources include the established expectations and practices (or norms) that shape the behavior of community or group members, known penalties for disregarding these norms, higher levels of trust, and the give-and-take transactions necessary for cooperation. These resources typically will enable …
Introducing the CD+SI Toolkit Series: Cultural Capital: Strengthening Community Identity and Introducing the CD+SI Toolkit
Cultural capital refers to the resources that make up a community’s tangible and intangible creative assets. Tangible assets can include historical buildings, sites, and other structures, as well as local art, sculptures, and crafts. Intangible assets include community traditions, customs, values, practices, music, and literature, which contribute to a community’s identity and distinguish communit…
Introducing the CD+SI Toolkit Series: Human Capital: Developing Communities by Investing in People and Introducing the CD+SI Toolkit
People represent one of the most important local assets available to a community. While a collection of individuals is needed to start and maintain a community, growth and prosperity largely depend on the talents these individuals possess and the contributions they make to ensure that the community thrives. The education, training, and personal characteristics that give rise to these talents are c…
Introducing the CD+SI Toolkit Series: Natural Capital: The Foundation of Community Development and Introducing the CD+SI Toolkit
Natural capital refers to a community’s environmental resources, such as air, water, land, forests, vegetation, minerals, fossil fuels, local animal populations, and all other natural resources. These resources can be considered capital assets because of the potential goods and services derived from them, such as food, drinking water, timber, and natural beauty. Natural capital is also the foundat…
Introducing the CD+SI Toolkit Series: Political Capital: Power and Influence in Community Development and Introducing the CD+SI Toolkit
Political capital can increase communities’ productive capacity by helping them and their residents achieve specific goals that would be unattainable without it. Political capital refers to the power and influence of communities and groups that are organized around strong relationships and associations.
Life Hacks for Wanna-be-Well-Adjusted 20-Somethings
Graduating from college is a time of difficult transition for many young adults. This circular is a research-based guide giving practical tips to assist recent college graduates in transitioning to their new role as adults in the workplace and beyond.
Sourcing Soil Amendments for Small-Scale Farms and Gardens
Whether from a local store, regional supplier, or another farmer down the road, understanding where your soil amendments come from and how they were handled prior to reaching your farm or garden is necessary to ensure you are sourcing the highest quality product with the lowest amount of risk.