Step by Step: Engaging a Community to Fight Blight

Volunteers from the Neighborhood Walk community outreach event.
The UG’s SOAR dashboard allows residents to stay updated on the City’s progress and goals.
A map of the Park Drive neighborhood, in Kansas City, Kansas.
Volunteers knock on a door during the Neighborhood Walk. Teams comprised an English-speaker, a Spanish-speaker, and a person devoted to gathering the data.
Volunteers distributed bilingual pamphlets (above) to residents, help them visualize different strategies for blight prevention.

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