Below are ideas that came up during the Sustainable Neighborhood Academy.  

Sign up for Inspiration Lab and add your project to the list!  

  • Neighborhood clean up
  • Develop a traffic calming program
  • Neighborhood internet access for all
  • Convert a parking lot into green space
  • Host diversity conversations
  • Create a neighborhood plan
  • Restore a local landmark
  • Design a public art project
  • Start a social club 

This activity is financed in part through an allocation of Community Development Block Grant funds from the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the City of St. Louis Community Development Administration.


St. Louis Association of Community Organizations

Spring 2017 Seminars

SLACO's Inspiration Lab will provide you with the tools to take that great idea and turn it into a reality.

For more information about SLACO’s Sustainable Neighborhood programs contact us by email: or phone: 314-361-9406

Inspiration Lab is the Part II of SLACO's Sustainable Neighborhoods Program.  The Lab offers workshops to exchange ideas and create a plan of action for a sustainable project for your neighborhood.

Workshop topics include developing an action plan, identifying local assets, organization and leadership, promotion and social media and fundraising.  Participation is free and open to the public.

SLACO Sustainable Neighborhoods 

  • Plant milkweeds for monarchs
  • Heritage corridor walking tour
  • Create a rain garden
  • Neighborhood design guidelines
  • Start a neighborhood safety program
  • Create a literacy program
  • Start a community garden
  • Community improvement district
  • Fresh food co-op
​​Sustainable Neighborhoods Program
​Have a great idea to better your neighborhood? ​

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step" (Chinese proverb)

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