Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2016

Publication Title

International Journal of Communication

Volume

10

Pages

2704–2724

Abstract

Guided by an integrated theoretical approach combining communication infrastructure theory with methods of assets-oriented community field mapping, this study reports the findings of an engaged scholarship project we term communication asset mapping (CAM). Ecological in orientation and participatory in practice, CAM represents a tool for analyzing urban spaces’ potential as mediums for building healthy communities. This article offers two case studies from different low-income neighborhoods in Los Angeles, the first a researcher-directed CAM application and the second undertaken in collaboration with community health promotion workers. Both offer insights for researchers and practitioners interested in the intersecting roles of communication and place in creating positive community change.

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Author Posting © Villanueva et. al, 2016. This article is posted here by permission of the International Journal of Communication for personal use, not for redistribution. The article was published in International Journal of Communication , Vol. 10, 2016, http://ijoc.org/index.php/ijoc/article/view/5335

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