Housed in the Department of Architecture, Urban Planning and Design (AUPD) – The Center for Neighborhoods at UMKC provides leadership training, organizational development, applied urban planning research, and technical assistance to neighborhood organizations and their leaders.
-We assist neighborhood organizations through partnerships using an asset-based community development model.
-We conduct collaborative outreach and research to address community-identified priorities for Kansas City neighborhoods.
-We work with partner organizations to build the capacity of local neighborhood organizations and homeowner associations.
-We cooperate with other existing centers, programs, faculty and students with a specific interest in the health and welfare of neighborhood organizations in our region.
-We recognize the importance of a multi-disciplinary approach to address the issues faced by neighborhoods in our region.