School of Community Resources and Development

411 N. Central Ave. Suite 550

Phoenix, AZ 85004-0685

Mail Code 4020

P (602) 496-0550

F (602) 496-0953

For more information about our work, please contact Dr. Richard Knopf (mailto:

Partnership for Community Development

Our mission is to inspire and empower citizens of all ages to engage in continuous learning, which - through conversations and synchronized action with neighbors and organizations - builds relationships, counters social challenges, and increases quality of life in communities in the United States and around the world.

project spotlights:

Global Community Development Partnership

Doctoral student Chia-Mei Hsia had a vision of connecting her native Taiwan to the United States around the theme of community development. That dream is coming to life as she launches the Global Community Development Partnership — a collaboration between Arizona State University’s Partnership for Community Development (PCD) and Feng Chia University. (See the article "ASU student fosters connections with Taiwan Pilot Tour and International Forum project").

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Redfields to Greenfields

Redfields to Greenfields is a nation-wide initiative to transform vacant lots in major American cities into a financially-sustainable and resident-friendly open spaces. PCD collaborated with the Speedwell Foundation, the City of Phoenix, and Virginia Tech on plans to strengthen the provision of parks and connectors in Phoenix. (Video on Vimeo).