Box 22, Folder 17, Document 28
Text Item Type Metadata
Neighborhood Programs: Some Questions
A. Social Framework
Emergence of planning
In general, what conditions led to the emergence of this
specific neighborhood plan?
Who wrote the proposal?
What is his (their) relation to the neighborhood?
Were neighborhood people involved in the planning?
If so, how were they involved? | \
To what extent have planning concepts or methods been borrowed
from other proposals?’ ;
What attempts have been made to adapt transplanted concepts
to the neighborhood?
What is the role of the outside advisor in the neighborhood
What opposition has there been?
Social and political environment
How is the neighborhood defined?
What criteria were used to determine the limits of the
population to be served?
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e-- combination of above?
Has an inventory been made?
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Demographic (length of residence; population turnover;
commuting patterns for work, pley, health, education; etc.)
Economic: (individual family income; places of employment: |
Do dollars circulate in neighborhood or flow out, etc.)
Social (nunibers and types of organizations, churches,
neighborhood groups, etc.) [
Education (education of people, nuxber and types of schools,
Power structure (formal and informal)
Values and morale (e.g. suspicion; what ability does the -
neighborhood have to cope with its problems?)
Mobile ability ee,
d. To what extent is the neighborhood dependent upon outside re-
sources for jobs, medical care, welfare, education, recreation,
3. What social services are now available to the neighborhood?
a. What is the per capita dollar amount for social services?
b. What is the ratio of social service personnel to the neigh-
1. Hierarchy of goals
a. What are the overriding goals and how are lesser goals sub-
ordinated to them?
ob. What criteria were used to establish priorities of goals?
cc. Waat do the neighborhood people think their needs are?
d. What are the needs for:
Work, jobs, tiene
Advocacy: legal and consumer
Have the neighborhood peonis been involved in establishing the |
Are the programs intended to make the people less dependent and
more able to cope, or are they merely hand-outs which will keep
the people dependent?
Are long-range goals and purposes for the neighborhood specified?
How does this specific ao as Tit into the long-rang SO ee na
Does it nee Federal criteria of desegregation?
a. Do neighborhood organizations already exist?
b. Is there an identifiable central neighborhood saprecapei
responsible for this program?
ce. What is the relationship between this authority and the
existing service agencies -- Federal, state, local, public
d. Should this program be part of an already existing agency?
Process of decision-making
a. What are the attitudes of the traditional agencies to this
b. Are there any institutional mechanisms for consulting other
_agenciés and pressure groups (trade unions, churches, business
organizations, political parties)? What are the mechanisms?