The Center for Community and Economic Development can work directly with communities to provide a variety of customized services. Please reach out to us to learn more about the list of services below or visit our training opportunities page to see more of our work.


Community Branding

In partnership with Thrive, one community or county will undergo a branding development process. Included in this service will be a branding workshop, tagline, logo, brand standards guide, one-page summary document, and other supplemental materials. The community will have to provide passionate community members to lead this process, venues for meetings, and potential refreshments for meetings.


Walk Audit

Our partners at Crafton Tull will conduct an interactive walk audit with community leaders of the selected community to develop place-making concepts and solutions for circulation (vehicular, pedestrian and bike), parking, universal access, low impact development concepts, way-finding, beautification and community character improvement. The walk audit will include one full day of one-on-one interaction and assessment of a 3×3 block area of the community’s downtown. Experts at Crafton Tull will also share a presentation with the community that will focus on accessibility in the built environment to the walk audit attendees. The presentation will discuss best practice site planning methods with respect to complete streets, accessible parking, crosswalks, sidewalks, trails, and other circulation facilities. The session will leave time for questions and answers on specific design considerations in the walk audit location. Finally, Crafton Tull will generate a brief summary and share it with community leaders.


Student Service Projects

Looking for a group of volunteers to energize your efforts and provide fresh ideas? CCED staff can work with UCA to conduct a service or project for the betterment of your community. The Center for Community & Economic Development offers a fellowship program for UCA graduates and current students. Learn more here!