Action Planning Process, Revitalization Program, Neighborhood
Introduction to the Action Planning Process
Neighborhood revitalization is a comprehensive approach to improving neighborhoods. In a revitalization effort, neighborhoods identify their community, social, physical and economic needs and work in partnership with the City and others to obtain resources that can address these needs and further improve the quality of life for their residents.
Neighborhood revitalization could include, but is not limited to, the following elements.
- Community revitalization involves building relationships and developing leadership within the neighborhood. Residents take greater responsibility for defining, initiating and achieving projects that are important to their neighborhoods and the larger community. Developing and promoting neighborhood identity is also part of community revitalization.
- Economic revitalization has to do with the local economy, job availability, quality of available jobs, transportation, educational opportunities, job skills training, and other aspects that contribute to the economic health of the community.
- Social revitalization addresses the connections between people in a community—between friends, families, neighborhoods, social groups, schools, businesses, and faith organizations. Relationships within the community greatly influence cooperation; provide support and positive, meaningful interaction; and are important to successful revitalization efforts. Social revitalization also involves strengthening the skills, abilities, capacities and opportunities of all people who live in the community.
- Physical revitalization includes improving such things as neighborhood streets and sidewalks, lighting, recreation space, quality of the housing stock, and landscaping.
If you would like to get more involved please contact Carly Daelli, Neighborhood Revitalization Specialist at firstname.lastname@example.org