We understand that community development does not often happen on private land trusts. We are dynamic individuals seeking community in all forms, including our urban districts and neighborhoods.
Creating a community plan for a wider audience requires a different approach than one for a small group of people agreeing to the same intentions. We must create a strategy that is engaging and clear defined.
This free toolkit, Road to the Community Plan, outlines a path towards that strategic engagement and is based on research conducted on behalf of Macalester-Groveland Community Council and the City of Saint Paul, MN, and supported by the Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program, a program of the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) at the University of Minnesota.
The Road to the Community Plan is a toolkit, “intended to offer best practices & insights to guide the conversation between district councils & their respective communities as they develop their own unique approaches to the community plan. Users are encouraged to interpret & utilize these tools as they see fit.
The information on the ‘Road Map’ is a result of research conducted through a literature review of community planning best practices & plan elements, focus group interviews of district council staff, individual interviews of community organizations & personal observations of MGCC leadership meetings. This companion guide also includes documentation of the aforementioned process & will be of particular interest to district councils & community members seeking additional information.”