Return to Homepage...


       History of the Movement...         Return to Homepage...         About         Topics and Readings...         History of the Movement...         Contact Us...



Background Information for Neighborhood Planning

Back | Next

Topic 5

Slide Show:
Background Information
Powerpoint presentation (in Adobe Presenter format) Click "Notes" for author's description of slides. It is suggested that you set the main slide controller (in the bar under the slide) to ">" / stop, instead of "||" and advance the slides manually using the ">|" and "|<" buttons.

Neighborhood Planning always involves collecting background information. This section covers a range of planning tools used to describe neighborhood conditions and inform planning. The tools include some standard approaches like using Census data and surveys. Other less frequently used techniques are oral histories, population forecasts, and employment projections. Background information should be collected in the service of neighborhood strategic planning.


Neighborhood Planning and Development Class, University of New Mexico, Bel Air Neighborhood, December 1994, "History", pp. 13-29.
Reading #4 (pdf)

NOTE: If you have difficulty in opening your readings, you may need to download Adobe Acrobat Reader.
This is a free download and simple installation. Please follow the instructions at the official Adobe website.




Selected Readings (pdf)
Background Information

Subtopics inside:

History / oral history
Bureau of Census data
Survey research
Population forecasts
Employment forecasts
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Data &
the Community Reinvestment Act


Back | Next

Home | About Us | Topics | Heroes | Email

Copyright 2005
Dr. Louis Colombo & Ken Balizer, AICP