Community Capital Tool

CSD uses a Community Capital Framework as a way to understand sustainable community development.  We have developed the Community Capital Tool based upon that framework.  Both the framework and the tool are described in detail in CSD Director Mark Roseland’s new book, Toward Sustainable Communities: Solutions for Citizens and Their Governments (2012). 

The Community Capital Tool is a decision support and assessment tool designed to facilitate and ground community discussion about integrated planning and monitoring. It is the product of collaboration between CSD and Telos, Brabant Center for Sustainable Development, Tilburg University, Netherlands.

The Community Capital Tool comprises two related instruments, the Community Sustainability Balance Sheet and the Community Capital Scan.  The Community Capital Tool is fully functional and ready to use.  The Community Capital Scan is available free online here, in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.  It was launched at the ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability 2012 World Congress and International Researcher’s Symposium, in association with the Rio+20 Earth Summit.