Center for Neighborhoods was referenced in the Urban Land Institute’s Advisory Series Panel Report, December 1-6, 2019. A 58-page report titled, “Providing a More Equitable Approach to Investing in Parks and Recreation”, was commissioned by the Kansas City, Missouri Parks and Recreation department “to provide strategic advice on how to best leverage the park and boulevard system’s resources to ensure equitable planning and development of its parks and park facilities throughout the city.”
Quoting from page 20: “One of the most important things KC Parks can do is define what ‘equitable planning and development’ means in the context of its work with KCMO’s residents and the parks and park assets they hold dear. Local institutions, such as the University of Missouri–Kansas City’s Center for Neighborhoods, have been critical community partners in many of the city’s underserved neighborhoods. The center just completed its seventh cohort across 10 neighborhoods, using an asset-based community development approach to building capacity with KCMO residents.”
A Note From the Director:
Those of you, who know us (CFN), know that we are just doing our work. We are not looking for accolades, but certainly, we are appreciative when others recognize our dedication and hard work, as we continue to engage, equip and empower our neighborhood leaders, advocates and residents.
Dina Newman, Director Center for Neighborhoods
To see the report, click here: https://knowledge.uli.org/-/media/files/advisory-service-panels/uli-asp_report_kansascitymo_2019_final.pdf?rev=9aaee953ff1245188c7efc9bfea3bb41&hash=FD982A43F69396D956C4AF091E50630A