planning + development

The Planning and Development module compares different types of communities, how planning happens (broadly and in the Rio Grande Valley), tools to shape the communities residents’ want to see, and strategies for engaging in planning and development processes. This module prepares organizers to understand, navigate, and advocate for inclusive and equitable development in their communities. After completing this module, residents will be able to classify and identify components of their built environment, understand how planning happens, and identify methods for influencing current planning and development.