The community capital framework provides a lens through which to consider the unique characteristics of each community. This series provides accessible definitions for different types of capital, and introduces the Community Diagnostics and Social Impact (CD+SI) Toolkit, which is a UGA-developed instrument to quantitatively measure perceptions of different types of capital in a community.
Within the framework, political capital is a community's capacity to influence the allocation and availability of resources; natural capital is a community's existing environmental resources; social capital is a community's relationships and networks; human capital is a community's human resources; cultural capital is a community's heritage and self-perceptions; and built-financial capital identifies the financial and physical resources that can be utilized to benefit residents and facilitate growth.
6 publications were found in this series
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 o…
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…
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 …
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…
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 l…
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. Considerin…