Livable Neighborhoods Program: Community Visioning

Guests Livable Neighborhoods Program Workshop

MAS has a long history of working with local partners to facilitate community participation in the development of a variety of community-based plans and visions.

Imagine New York (2002-2003)

  • Created shortly after 9/11 to provide people in the New York metropolitan area an opportunity to express their visions for the World Trade Center site
  • These visioning sessions resulted in the Tribute in Light, an annual art installation commemorating 9/11

Imagine Flatbush 2030 (2008)

  • Discussed meaning of neighborhood sustainability, PlaNYC 2030, and why neighborhoods need to create their own agendas to work in tandem with this plan
  • Blog post: Imagine Flatbush 2030

Imagine Coney (2009)

NYC Special Initiative for Rebuilding and Resiliency (SIRR) (2013)

  • Following Superstorm Sandy, Mayor Bloomberg created SIRR to “address how to create a more resilient New York City in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, with a long-term focus on preparing for and protecting against the impacts of climate change”
  • Blog Post: Special Initiative on Rebuilding and Resiliency (SIRR)

Brownsville Hope Summits (2013-2014)

  • In partnership with The Brownsville Partnership (an initiative of Community Solutions), the Hope Summits brought the local community together to create a vision statement from community consensus
  • Blog Post: Brownsville Partnership and MAS Host First Annual HOPE Summit

MAS Community Resilience Convenings (2015)

  • In the spring of 2015 MAS worked with local partners in four boroughs (the Staten Island Interfaith and Community Long Term Recovery Organization, Urban Upbound in Queens, Public Service Action in the Bronx and the Kings Bay Y in Brooklyn) to bring together members of community-based organizations and local business, nonprofit and faith communities to discuss successes since Sandy, identify persistent challenges and develop a shared framework for support of community-based resilience work city-wide

NYC’s National Disaster Resilience Competition Application (2015)

Betsy Head Park Community Discussion (2016)