Auburn’s neighborhoods are quite distinct from each other. Residents may or may not associate themselves as from Auburn or as part of their neighborhood. This project will have students assess how communities see themselves, using mapping and a community survey to look across the whole city. This will allow for future connection to other LCY projects, and will include strategies for the city to increase local sense of place and Auburn-wide community identity.
Our project centers around how to create a sense of place
and connection to place, both within sub-communities,
and the larger City of Auburn. Our work first focuses on
gaining an understanding for the reasons behind residents’
feelings throughout Auburn and more specifically those in
neighborhoods that do not feel as connected.
Livable City Year Contact Info
Teri Thomson Randall
University Faculty Contact
Community and Environmental Planning
Local Government / Community Contact
Manager of the Office of Economic Development