Proposed Workshops


The Neighborhood Summit will provide neighborhood association and civic organization leaders an opportunity to network together, learn best practices, interact with neighborhood businesses & organizations, and celebrate local success stories. One session for each time slot can be chosen during registration. Summit attendees can expect 14-16 Breakout sessions covering topics which may include:



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Session 1: 9:45 AM - 11:00 AM


  • Using Vision to Recruit & Retain New Members of Neighborhood Associations

Learn how to clarify your vision and purpose as an organization and determine why you do what you. Will discuss how to understand your diverse community, individual desires and conflicts of real life scheduling to attract and retain energetic new neighborhood association members.

  • Kick Start Your Neighborhood Business District

Explore small ways to strengthen your local commercial district through supporting local businesses, branding, marketing and more. Will also explore how to understand and communicate about development in your neighborhood.

  • Community Design and Smaller, Faster & Affordable Ways to Get There

Hear about how community design, visioning and quick, low-cost, temporary improvements can help to test out community design and infrastructure improvements.

  • Digital Mapping for Neighborhoods & Asset Mapping

An overview of the available digital mapping tools you can access through LOJIC and CFN which will include an asset mapping exercise for your community.

  • Homeowner Association & Condo-owner Association FAQs

Address the questions you have as a Homeowner's Association or Condo Association including developer bonds, collecting fees, bylaws, legal requirements, covenants, enforcement, financial reporting, restarting lapsed HOAs, etc.

  • Tree Canopy, Neighborhood Planting & Its Impact

Begin with a review of the tree canopy study and urban heat island study which are broken down by neighborhoods and cities. Then explore practical how-to's on tree planting, urban gardening/farming and native plantings.

  • Safety & Security in our Community

Learn about dealing with safety and security on all fronts - crime, community organizing, etc. and how to establish or strengthen a block watch in your community.



Session 2: 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM


  • Walkability & Community Safety

This will be a mobile (walking) tour of the Phillips Lane Corridor and review of the Walkability Assessment process & outcomes. Will also look at how you can use the Walkability Assessment in your own community.

  • Metro Codes 101: Land Development & Property Maintenance Codes

Covering both property maintenance codes and the Land Development Code, this workshop will walk you through the nuts and bolts of both.

  • Neighborhood Plans: What They Do & What They Don't Do

An overview of the neighborhood planning process, Metro ordinance, how it relates to the Comprehensive Plan, and why they matter for your neighborhood.

  • Social Media & Communications

Learn about available social media tools to communicate your message as well as communication managment tools for email, newsletters and more. 

  • Working with Elected Officials for Community Improvement

Learn how to work with local, state, and federal government, including Louisville Metro Council, Mayor's Office and suburban cities and how they can work with you to improve your communities quality of life.

  • Gaining Services Outside the Urban Service District 

Learn how one neighborhood has worked to organize services outside the USD (contract options, the process and requirements, rates, etc.) and consider ideas for your community to deal with waste management, common areas maintenance and other needs.

  • Making Health a Priority in Neighborhood Planning

Your zip code influences your health more than your genetic code. Learn about how cities around the country are addressing health issues in neighborhood plans. You’ll have the chance to meet leaders at the public health department who will be conducting health impact assessments around the city. We’ll also announce a new opportunity to inform the neighborhood health planning that will launch this fall.


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