When building your neighborhood, you want to develop community sooner rather than later. Some effective strategies for developing neighborhoods are having proper signage, adding more greenery, and creating community with your neighbors. To build your area, further consider the changes you can make for your community in casual conversation.
Add More Greenery
One way to add more greenery to your neighborhood is by creating a community garden. Adding greenery will create a common place for everyone to meet and bond while also creating a more self-reliant and sustainable community. Gardening benefits your neighborhood because it allows everyone to demonstrate their strengths and passion for gardening. If you put seating in the garden, it can also be a great place for the community to gather for campfires, storytimes, photos, contests, and other events.
An effective strategy for developing a neighborhood is ensuring that it’s accessible, from the sidewalks to the playgrounds to the community’s entryways and doorways. You want everyone to feel welcome and be able to use the neighborhood. Although, as your area grows, the accommodations may, too—the closer-knit your community, the easier it is to make changes together.
Put Safety First
By putting safety first in your neighborhood, you’re ensuring that no one is speeding, loitering, or disturbing the peace. The city should provide all the proper signage to display throughout the community. These can range from more stop signs to speed humps to “yield” and “children at play” signs. If you want to take it a step further, you can create a neighborhood watch and greeting program to ensure you’re keeping the neighborhood safe and welcoming everyone.
Build a Playground
There are great accessible playgrounds all around the world. Learning how to build a sustainable playground can change the blueprint of your neighborhood in its beginning development phases. Ensure that the playground is safe, accessible, and green!
Don’t overthink it when trying to develop your neighborhood. Simple changes are better than none and ensure that the community gathers and converses about all the things going on. The gatherings will help you learn how to develop your community further.