Asset mapping provides information about the strengths and resources of a community and can help uncover solutions. Once community strengths and resources are inventoried and depicted in a map, you can more easily think about how to build on these assets to address community needs and improve health. [Wikipedia]
There are several ways to map New Jersey’s assets: ecologically, economically, socially come to mind as obvious starting-points. Our initial focus is on assets that support localization, as a strategy to increase sustainability, quality of life, and community resiliency.
If you want to work with us on mapping the assets of the state and its communities, please contact us with a brief statement of of your interests and expertise.