Community Mobilization and Planning

Data produced by AMP reflect the everyday experience and perceptions of neighborhoods by youth down to the sub-block scale. AMP Camps are designed to motivate action based on these data.

Drawing on AMP data, neighborhood action projects are identified, conceptualized, and planned throughout the City of Tacoma at an annual series of summer AMP Camps. Neighborhood action projects are expected to result in small improvements to the neighborhood that reflect the priorities and experience of local youth (e.g. improvements to parks, streetscapes, public spaces, lighting, walkability, etc.)

Participants in AMP Camp include local youth, neighborhood residents, professional placemakers, architects, engineers, construction firms, and key agencies and stakeholders.

The AMP Camp process is collaborative, participatory, and action-oriented. Through a series of three public meetings neighborhood residents are engaged by placemakers to participate in the conceptualization of an improvement project, collaborate on the design of the project, and to work together to enact the project plan.

Project plans completed at AMP Camp are expected to be fully functional permit drawings complete with project cost and budget. In cases where possible, AMP and project partners endeavor to provide funding to complete projects designed at AMP Camp.

The 2019 AMP Camp is currently seeking support from agencies, placemakers, and professionals interested to participate in planning and design meetings for South and/or East Tacoma in summer 2019. For more information, please contact Dr. Matt Kelley.

Contact Us

Contact Dr. Matt Kelley, Principal Investigator