Planning & Urban Design


The Neighborhood Vitality Capacity Building Program empowers, educates and equips residents and neighborhood leaders with the knowledge and tools to address community challenges, increase residential engagement, and develop partnerships. Neighborhood Vitality has created training workshops for newly formed and established community organizations.

The following workshops can be scheduled by your registered Neighborhood Association or Homeowner’s Association by contacting us at: or (214) 671-9565

Membership Recruitment & Sustainability (Scheduled by request) 
Get tips on membership recruitment, sustainability strategies, and leadership planning. 

Forming a Neighborhood Association (Scheduled by request)  
Learn how to create a neighborhood organization with seven steps and how to operate  successfully. 

Neighborhood Organizations Workshops:

All Things Beautification |  March 9, 2019  | Toolkit.pdf
Learn tips on neighborhood beautification project ideas including how to incorporate native plants, transform concrete spaces,  prepare fall garden planting and plan neighborhood clean-ups and include stakeholders.

Navigating City Services |  February 9, 2019  | Revised Toolkit.pdf
Get solutions to neighborhood challenges like illegal dumping, bulky trash, traffic calming, abandoned homes, code compliance violations and media beautification.

Partnership Development & Coalition Building  |  April 6, 2019  Toolkit.pdf
Learn how to develop partnerships with community stakeholders including schools, faith-based groups and businesses, and how to create a coalition with neighborhood groups. 

ABC's of Land Development & Zoning   |  May 4, 2019 
Get tips on how your neighborhood can influence zoning and land development and learn how land development is regulated.

Data & Maps to Empower Your Neighborhood  |  June 1, 2019 
Learn how to use the Dallas Policy Map web tool and find existing adopted plans for your neighborhood.

Creating a Neighborhood Plan  |  June 1, 2019 
Learn about the neighborhood planning process, and make your vision become a reality with the help of the City.

Creating a Neighborhood Brand  |  June 22, 2019 
Understand the importance of neighborhood branding by creating a marketing strategy and implementing tactics that build awareness.

National Night Out Event Planning  |  August  2019 
Get tips and resources to plan a successful neighborhood event and develop relationships with the Dallas Police Department.

Dallas Neighborhood Vitality Grant Program  |  October/November 2019 
The Dallas Neighborhood Vitality Grant offers funds to implement neighborhood projects and community engagement tools.

Grant Writing 101  |  October/November 2019 
Learn tips and techniques on grant writing, develop a project budget, create measurable grant outcomes, and manage grant funds.