Scope of Services
Preliminary Draft of Revised Scope of Neighborhood
1. Establish a relationship with your community partner.
a leader who can arrange a meeting with the officers of the local CBO
the goals, objectives and deliverables of the planning process
the roles of local residents, neighborhood leaders, student planners, NTAC
staff and University faculty throughout the process
a basic calendar for the project
a regular means of weekly communication
these understandings in a written memorandum
2. Inform local residents, business persons,
institutional leaders and elected
officials about the neighborhood planning process.
local newspapers, radio stations, television stations, and cable networks.
basic organizational materials from the Lansdowne Neighborhood Association
in order to create a press release regarding the neighborhood planning process.
press releases to local media and follow-up with a phone calls asking them
to run the item and consider doing a feature story of the neighborhood planning process.
a list of local churches and send them a letter asking them to inform
their parishioners about the planning process via a bulletin notice and a
3. Invite local residents, business persons and
institutional leaders to become involved in the local planning process.
with Lansdowne Neighborhood Association Leaders in developing an
"invitation" to distribute to local residents, business persons
and institutional leaders to be signed by leaders from throughout the area.
a door-to-door outreach effort aimed at inviting each local resident,
business person and institutional leader (i.e. pastor, principal, fire commander) to the next
neighborhood meeting at which a preliminary assessment of neighborhood
strengths and weaknesses will be completed.
students to attend Sunday services at as many Lansdowne-based churches as
possible to recruit additional individuals to attend the next neighborhood
4. Gather relevant Lansdowne information from the ESLARP
web site and 1992 Lansdowne plan
5. Involve Local Residents in a Preliminary Assessment of
the Neighborhood" Camera Exercise
"The Good, the Bad, Its Gotta Go" Drawing Exercise
6. Collect and Analyze Available Census Information for
variables to be used
the study area using either block groups or tracts
appropriate "comparison areas" to be used for analytical purposes
relevant data from 1970, 1980 and 1990 from the Census of Population and
7. Collect, Enter and Analyze Local Physical Conditions
Train students and residents to complete the following
physical conditions survey
Local Land Use, Building Condition, and Site Condition Information via a
Thematic Maps summarizing this Information
8. Soliciting Local Residents' Views Regarding Future
Community Development Goals, Objectives
a survey instrument to elicit residents views regarding current conditions
and desired future states
students in basic interview techniques
students and residents to interview heads of households in the Lansdowne
and analyze this data via EXCEL
9. Invite local stake-holders to a Neighborhood Summit to
confirm our analysis of existing
conditions, confirm overall development
goal, objectives and major programs and
organize relevant program development issue committees.
the date and location for the meeting
and implement community media campaign to create interest in the event
an "all out" outreach effort to recruit local residents and
leaders to participate in the event
local professionals (planners, public administrators, and officials) to
serve as expert "resource" persons for each issue area
participating student and residents to help organize, chair and facilitate
10. Research "model programs/best practices"
for each issue element of the proposed plan.
a traditional literature search focusing on the fields of urban planning and community development
additional program materials using the resources of the world wide web
issue experts for feedback upon your preliminary program plan
materials from these research activities into the proposed plan
11. Prepare a preliminary draft of the plan for community
a detailed outline of the plan
a preliminary draft of each chapter
the document based upon faculty feedback
a second draft of the plan
12. Prepare for a preliminary presentation of the
existing conditions section of the plan
a concise presentation of overall goal, objectives and program elements
a single innovative proposal from each substantive section of the plan for
the implementation strategy for the plan
visual materials to help communicate these ideas: overheads, slides, and
13. Organize resident participation in this community
the date, time and location of the community hearing
a mailing to go to all residents, leaders, and businesspersons
people to remind them to participate in this event
local press releases to re-enforce residents' interest in the meeting
14. Revise the plan based on resident feedback.
Identify and make recommended changed
Edit the document
Review revised copy with local leaders
15. Work with local residents to prepare for a
presentation of the plan before the
City Planning Commission.
a time to present the plan
material to be presented
resident speakers to present the plan
with local residents to prepare for these speaking roles
"advance" copies of the plan to the CPC for their review
the plan to the CPC
a press release summarizing the highlights of the plan
16. Evaluate the neighborhood planning process.
an evaluative criteria for evaluating the planning document and process
with local stake-holders to evaluate the process
a detailed memo highlighting what should be changed before the next
neighborhood plan is completed