The Anthony Northside Neighborhood Action Plan (ANNAP) was a project developed by Ball State University undergraduate urban planning students. The basis of this project was to create a neighborhood action plan for the Anthony Northside Neighborhood in Muncie, Indiana.
This project was comprehensive in that it could be considered an extension of the recently established Muncie Action Plan (MAP). Specifically this project relates to the MAP Initiative 4 Action 14, which calls for the creation of development plans for each neighborhood. By utilizing this plan as a tool, the neighborhood can now self-organize to complete both goals for itself and goals for Muncie as a whole. The empowerment of the people is one of the key aspects of community planning.
Over the course of this project, the students were innovative in refining the skills learned from their previous experiences along with developing new skills. During the project students engaged and lead neighborhood public meetings as well as created and developed initiatives for specific goal groups through public participation.
Faculty Mentor: Lisa Dunaway
Department: Urban Planning
Community Partners: Anthony-Northside Neighborhood Association, PathStone Corporation, & Kennedy Library
Students: Mary Banning, Mallory Thatch, Nick Vojvodich, Josh Sims, Trevor Preddy, Catherine Kazmierczak, Anas Almassrahy, Daniel Blondet, Alex Varney