Planning & Urban Design


The 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.

Neighborhood Organization Workshops - By Request:

The following workshops can be scheduled by your Neighborhood Association or Homeowner’s Association by contacting us at or (214) 671-8900.

Membership Recruitment & Sustainability  
Get tips on membership recruitment, sustainability strategies, and leadership planning. 

Forming a Neighborhood Association   
Learn how to create a neighborhood organization with seven steps and how to operate  successfully. 

Neighborhood Organization Workshops - Prescheduled:

Navigating City Services - Spanish |  February 18, 2020
Navigating City Services - English |  February 25, 2020
Learn  how to resolve neighborhood challenges such as illegal dumping, bulky trash, traffic calming, abandoned homes, code compliance and more. Also, learn about how to report and track service requests provided to 311.

All Things Beautification (Spring) |  March 7, 2020
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.  Also get ideas for neighborhood beautification projects which can be funded by the Dallas Neighborhood Vitality Grant.

Disaster Preparedness  |  March 28, 2020  CANCELLED
The Planning and Urban Design Department in partnership with the Office of Emergency Management will present safety tips that can be used during weather related and other types of emergencies. 

Map My Neighborhood |  April 11, 2020 CANCELLED
Learn how to access user-friendly data and maps related to your neighborhood and the entire City of Dallas.

Partnership Development & Coalition Building  |  May 23, 2020  CANCELLED
Learn how to develop partnerships with community stakeholders including schools, faith-based groups and businesses, and how to create a coalition with neighborhood groups. 

How to Form a Neighborhood Association  | December 9, 2020
Learn how to create a neighborhood organization with seven steps and how to operate  successfully.

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