CREATE A BETTER WORLD, PERSON BY PERSON, AND NEIGHBORHOOD BY NEIGHBORHOOD
I-Develop provides a framework for thinking about neighborhoods and creating the capacity for small and large improvements. We do this through structured conversations and small scale development workshops that help participants strengthen social networks and identify projects that have personal meaning. The Ferguson Library is hosting our first I-Develop Conversation in 2021.
SMALL SCALE DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP MODULES
FIND YOUR WHY & BRING IT TO THE TABLE
Small scale development is about your personal growth, just as much as it is about our community. The process satisfies our need to be healthy, safe, loved, capable and spiritually evolved.
DO GOOD AND MAKE A PROFIT
Sustainable projects require profitability, whether it’s a block party, a double dutch competition, or a building renovation, the value of your work and outcomes for stakeholders should be effectively monetized.
WHAT IS SMALL SCALE DEVELOPMENT?
Small scale development is not just about new buildings. It is about developing the places, people, and policies that enable cities to thrive. These development activities can be small and low-cost and large with high investor returns. What they have in common is that they are designed by our neighbors and implemented with sustainable measures of success.
An approach to planning, constructing and maintaining our beautiful public spaces. Placemaking capitalizes on the resources, creativity, and opportunities of a surrounding community, with the vision of making public areas that foster the safety, enjoyment, and well- being of individuals.
Giving a space a personality or identity that welcomes everyone to enjoy and be satisfied. The goal here is to allow people to use areas organically, naturally, and sustainably to meet their needs and create community. This type of activity includes beautification and art projects, and a variety of community activities, celebrations, and events.
Building communities takes strong and confident leaders. Leaders who connect and understand the strengths of the people working alongside them. An enabling leader encourages others to passionately work and take on an abundance mind-set. This means there is enough for everyone if we create conditions for all to thrive.
Every day comes with a new way. Technology is a part of the future and communities and businesses need to evolve as technology evolves. Technology enables transparency, trust, creativity and sound decision-making.
Mentoring is essential for community development. Activities require on-the-job training since they are unique to every project, business and neighborhood. Mentors also allow for important information and wisdom to be passed on from generation to generation.
Improving land or buildings to enhance the community. Learning to envision, fund and implement better and inclusive uses for buildings and public spaces.
Learning to lead a team that can develop skills, communicate effectively, stay on track and achieve sustainable and measureable goals. Effective project management is essential for the success of any development project, large or small.
The only true limit on what you can achieve is your imagination. Let your creativity soar and record the community stories that prevent brain-drain and compel others to dream. Stories move the world.
SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
With the right management and training, small businesses become the foundation of great communities and cities. Starting smaller sooner allows businesses to develop organically with maximum neighborhood support.
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