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2021 APA Utah Fall Conference Speaker

Anthony Biamont

Student, Master of City and Metropolitan Planning
University of Utah

Anthony Biamont grew up in Las Cruces, NM and Bentonville, AR and completed his Bachelor of Architecture degree at Oklahoma State University. Anthony spent the last 4 years working as a licensed architect in Oklahoma City and is now pursuing a Master of City and Metropolitan Planning at the University of Utah.

Session Information:

The Asset-Based Community Development Institute Training
September 10, 2021 11:20 am

Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) is a strategy for sustainable community-driven development. The appeal of ABCD for planners lies in its premise that planners can facilitate communities to drive the development process themselves by identifying and mobilizing existing, but often unrecognized assets, and thereby responding to and creating local opportunities. ABCD builds on the six assets that are already found in the local neighborhood and mobilizes them to realize the vision of community residents. Instead of concentrating on community needs, planners in this workshop will learn how they can help community groups to discover and mobilize their own assets. The six assets we will discuss are (1) individuals, (2) associations, (3) institutions, (4) physical space, (5) exchange and economy, (6) culture, history, and stories. The key is for planners to begin to use what is already in the community. After discussing and engaging in group exercises for each asset h, we will discuss how the group can move forward with what they just heard. What are some ideas people have for planning and implementation?

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