Introduction to Planning
This 2005 document includes summaries of all 14 Quality-of-Life Plans plus essays on the planning process and cross-cutting issues. It is an oversized document best printed on legal-sized paper (8.5 by 14 inches). Set page setup to legal-size and, if necessary, scale the page or check the shrink-to-fit-page option.
This handbook provides a roadmap to the quality-of-life planning process. It provides guidelines for organizing the process, a sample schedule and examples of components that will become part of the plan. Contact us to purchase printed copies. Also available in Spanish (does not include all graphics from the English version).
This overview of the NCP planning process was presented at the American Planning Association's National Planning Conference on April 24, 2006, in San Antonio, Texas. It was presented by Les Pollock, Camiros, Ltd.; Joel Bookman, LISC/Chicago; Joy Aruguete, Bickerdike Redevelopment Corp.; and Jim Capraro, Greater Southwest Development Corp.
Updated Quality-of-Life Plans
Three communities worked in 2006 and 2007 to update their previous plans.
2005 Quality-of-Life Plans
Ten new quality-of-life plans were officially released by New Communities Program neighborhoods on May 18, 2005, culminating 18 months of planning that involved more than 3,500 people citywide. Each of the plans is available in Adobe PDF format below. These are large downloads (about 5 MB each), so they may take a while on slower connections. Shorter summaries are also available.
Earlier Quality-of-Life Plans
Three quality-of-life plans were completed from 2000 to 2002 during the NCP pilot phase, the New Communities Initiative. A fourth, for Washington Park, was completed in 2004. To download these files in Adobe PDF format, click on the name of the community. These are large downloads that may take some time on slower connections.