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Public infrastructure has commonly been identified as a catalyst in spurring economic development. As access to a neighborhood and surrounding business centers is improved, quality of life and increased employment opportunities for residents should follow.
As part of the execution of the 2007 Southeast Side Strategic Plan, SEND requested graduate students in a Public Affairs capstone course in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) to work with the Department of Public Works (DPW) to create a tool for assessing the streets, curbs and sidewalks, and alleys in the area. This tool can also be used by other neighborhoods to conduct their own assessments. The following tools are available for download:
- Assessment for Neighborhood Leaders [PDF]
- Assessment for Workers [PDF]
- Street Assessment Survey [XLS]
- Sidewalk Assessment Survey [XLS]
- Street and Alley Survey Map [DOC]
- Curb and Sidewalk Survey Map [DOC]
Using the infrastructure assessment, SEND worked with neighborhood groups, local businesses, and local organizations to conduct a systematic evaluation of the streets, curbs, sidewalks, and alleys in the SEND catchment area using the Indianapolis Department of Public Works (DPW) methodologies. Special thanks to Eli Lilly & Company for their support, both with finances and resources. The following results are available for download:
- Full Neighborhood Street Assessment Map [PDF]
- Completed Street Assessment (XLS)
- Completed Curb and Sidewalk Assessment (XLS)
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