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Community Mapping Best Practices Brief


This four-page document provides an introduction to community mapping and includes information on community asset mapping, uses of mapping for youth development, and other forms of conceptual mapping including mapping public capital, cultural mapping and community relationship mapping. This information is particularly relevant for planning approaches to the Community Themes and Strengths Assessment.

Primary Toolkit:

MAPP Related Toolkit

Keyword Area:

Community Assessment, MAPP


Institutional Author:

Michigan State University





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