The People Plan DC model incorporates community engagement, market research, and comprehensive visioning in an innovative approach to planning that emphasizes building stronger communities from the ground up.
The People Plan DC model is based on the logic that plans are only as comprehensive as the voices that contribute to their development. This community-driven approach to the Neighborhood Stabilization Initiative fully incorporates resident priorities and insight into strategic recommendations to DHCD. The People Plan DC model engages the broadest possible group of Anacostia and Ivy City & Trinidad residents from the initial stages of the project to identify needs, create a vision, and implement projects effectively.
Successful administration of the People Plan DC Neighborhood Stabilization Initiative is rooted in the collaboration of resident insight and expert technical assistance. Recommendations were created and informed through a wide variety of partnerships and programs with local and national experts in research, policy, design, and analysis, in addition to internal expertise drawn from the National Community Reinvestment Coalition.
Comprehensive vision for Community Development
The People Plan DC Neighborhood Stabilization Initiative has empowered local residents to develop a comprehensive and long-term vision for their neighborhood. To aid this process, local and national experts provided access to mapping and photo reimaging technology that are intended to help residents understand current conditions, communicate their vision, and shape future investments to ensure community benefits.