The National Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation (NCDD) began in 2003 to create and organize a database of resources and tools of various practitioners in the field of dialogue and deliberation. Over 2,000 resources are summarized with web links.
This handbook targets community leaders and provides specific information for how to work with the community to undertake three different Asset Mapping approaches: the Whole Assets approach, the Storytelling Approach, and the Heritage Approach.
The Environmental Simulation Center offers the application of multidimensional, digital, place-based decision-support software such as GIS and Community Viz in creating interactive visualizations of cities, towns, and landscapes.
To build a strong sense of community, towns must understand and build on relationships between people. This Heart & Soul Community Planning Implementation Guide outlines steps communities can take to increase their social capital and build community.
The Smart Growth Network’s online database of relevant news, events, resources and funding information relating to sensible and livable development in small towns, urban centers, suburbs, and wilderness areas.
Cyburbia, the web's oldest forum for urban planners and others interested in cities and the built environment, contains an extensive list of discussion boards, forums, resources, mailing lists and newsgroups.
This chapter in the Heart & Soul Community Planning Handbook explains how the Heart & Soul Community Planning process differs from other planning programs and how it can help engage residents and allow towns to identify and protect what matters most.
YouthScape, run by the National League of Cities’s Institute for Youth, Education, and Families (YEF), provides youth community leaders with a place on the web to connect, ask questions, and share events or projects going on in their communities.