Planning & Urban Design


The Neighborhood Vitality team of the Planning & Urban Design Department supports vibrant and sustainable neighborhoods through several functions including Neighborhood Capacity Building workshops. Capacity Building workshops empower residents and strengthen neighborhoods. The workshops are offered on a year-round basis to neighborhood organizations that wish to form a neighborhood association, newly-formed as well as established Neighborhood Associations (NA) or Homeowner Associations (HOA).

Newly Formed Neighborhood Organizations Workshops:

The following workshops are offered for groups that wish to become organized or for newly formed NAs or HOAs:

  • How to Form a Neighborhood Association
  • How to Navigate City Services
  • Operation Beautification
  • Creating a Neighborhood Brand
  • Member Recruiting & Sustainability
  • Partnership Development


Established Neighborhood Organization Workshops:

  • National Night Out Event Planning
  • The How To's of Grant Writing
  • growSouth Neighborhood Challenge Grant
  • ABC's of Zoning & Land Development
  • Developing a Neighborhood Plan
  • Data & Maps to Empower Your Neighborhood

Want to schedule a workshop or have questions?
Email Sandra.Bowie or call (214) 671.9565