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The view from Robinswood Hill: a story of asset-based community development and a community-based participatory research partnership in South Gloucestershire

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  • Alice Willatt
  • Mary Brydon-Miller
  • Denise Cumberland
  • Yunyan Li
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>29/09/2022
<mark>Journal</mark>Educational Action Research
Number of pages19
Publication StatusE-pub ahead of print
Early online date29/09/22
<mark>Original language</mark>English


The Gloucestershire Gateway Trust (GGT) is a social enterprise initiative in Southwest England focused on Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD). This article describes a six-year action research collaboration that has sought to support the GGT and its local non-profit organizational partners using a variety of action research methods, including community surveys, Group Level Assessment, Future Creating Workshops, and arts-based methods. The development of a community resident research team (CCRT) model has been a core aspect of this partnership that honours local knowledge and experience while providing training and employment opportunities to local residents. This initiative and the action research partnership described here offer an innovative approach for using AR to support effective community development that could be replicated in a variety of other contexts.