Alembic Community Development assists community leaders and neighborhood residents in identifying community development needs, priorities and aspirations through the design and implementation of community visioning processes that lead to concrete implementation strategies. We do not plan for planning’s sake. Rather, we strive to coordinate community-based visioning and planning initiatives that focus on neighborhood capacity building and participatory implementation. Each of our community planning processes is tailored to meet the particular circumstances of individual neighborhoods, but our approach generally includes the following components that contribute to the completion of a community profile, vision and development agendas and implementation plan:
- Community surveys;
- Land use and building condition assessments;
- Interviews with community residents and leaders;
- Focus groups addressing particular areas of concern;
- Community meetings to present summary findings; and
- Local Advisory Committee meetings.
Neighborhood plan for Manhattan’s Chinatown, one year after the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center.
Community visioning process and plan for D’Iberville Mississippi in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
East Biloxi Community Restoration Initiative, a community planning and rehabilitation effort in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.