“Community Asset Mapping is a capacity-focused way of redeveloping devastated communities. This positive approach is proposed as a substitute for the traditional deficits focus on a community’s needs and problems. Using problems to formulate human service interventions targets resources to service providers rather than residents, fragments efforts to provide solutions, places reliance on outside resources and outside experts, and leads to a maintenance and survival mentality rather than to community development."
Let's hope the mappers notice the plethora of vacant storefronts on both Wilson and Broadway. This "Full Circle" program was already implemented in Rogers Park over 2 years ago, according to Craig from 'Broken Heart.' We suppose its up to debate whether or not it was successful there and whether it can be successful in Uptown. Check out the comments on this post for more info on what to expect once this study concludes in Uptown. Unfortunately, it appears that Uptown United won't learn anything more from this "mapping" than what the average informed Uptown resident already knows.