Commit Resources


We will work with the local team to create a budget based on community needs. A typical project may include the following:

  • Coordination support from TTC staff
  • Student and faculty site visits
  • 5-7 community projects
  • A number of public involvement workshops
  • Compilation, printing, and electronic copies of final reports
  • Publicity and hosting of events
  • Student-created materials for display 
  • Funds for project implementation
  • Hiring a TTC program manager (qualified graduate assistant)

Costs will vary based on the number of community projects, number of academic courses involved, and the level of student activity in each course.



The partner community must also identify a primary project manager to serve as a liaison between the partner and TTC. The project manager should champion community goals by effectively directing and motivating stakeholders to participate in the partnership.

The project manager will:

  • Prepare background materials
  • Accompany students on site visits
  • Participate in reviews and presentations of student work
  • Meeting logistics
  • Ensure participants stay up to date
  • Follow up on group decisions

The partner should provide TTC with:

  • Prior concept plans
  • Vision documents
  • Architectural renderings
  • Computer-aided drawings
  • GIS maps and layers
  • Community datasets
  • Aerial photographs

Community Checklist

1. Form a taskforce
2. Identify projects
3. Commit resources
4. Apply