To promote the participatory process of civic engagement and build social capital for workforce development and entrepreneurship in civil society's urban center communities through the use of technology, urban planning process, and critical thinking.
We envision sustainable and resilient urban centers in which community, business, and government success are connected.
Most of our planning is made by experts, good professionals but outsiders. As outsiders, the knowledge they have about a community proceeds from “cold sources” that could be objective and neutral…or not. Thus, current planning is constrained by information, opinion, and ways of doing which are external to the community.
As we seek to balance this situation, the diverse legislations have imposed different ways of “civic participation”. With regards to civic participation many traditional vices have appeared again:
o The use of quantitative surveys is severely limiting data collection
o Few people are giving opinions or even information
o Participation process is hardly seen as a formality.
o Many planners do not consider the need to bring input from a large part of residents; giving rise to non-acceptance of what is forthcoming and disenfranchisement often leading to vandalism, crime, and non-functioning infrastructure as intended by planners and designers.
o Using qualitative open surveys
o Involving local people as interviewers
o Creating local maps by locating mental images on real places. We have gathered this concept from the theories of Giusseppe Dematteis, an influent Italian planner that developed the “implicit project” concept, or how to improve planning by deeply knowing a territory.
o Heritage is a good ally in the process.
Where we provide workshops for urban center residents to bring about peace, love, and harmony through cultural activities as well as dispel myths about civil society and learn the bases for 21st Century social capital needed for success in living wage employment and vocation in community.
Gain exposure to entrepreneurship for ages 7-18 whereas youth can learn about the work ethic and dynamics needed for success.
Workshops providing a foundation for understanding the new paradigm of work ethic and moving forward in civil society.
Newsletter about heritage and culture in urban centers.
Provide opportunity for youth and adult engagement with the culture of food.
Sustainability workshops for the family on the issue of culture, health: plants, paint, art and furniture for the interior of the home. Interior design options and the support of items with low vocs to impact health and environment.
Learning labs located on thoroughfares where community vocation leadership and legacy can develop while assisting with building community, cultural planning and civic engagement.
Every speaker and audience member that came out and supported our 1st Annual Jornada., Thank you!
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Talbiyah Inc has grown because of the commitment of Detroit LISC.
We need community support! Coming soon we will have video support to demonstrate the need for Talbiyah Inc in urban center communities.
Together we can achieve!
An international urban planning & heritage association Founded by Dr. Antonio Lista
Connectivity is important. Talbiyah Inc and Urbs et Ager work closely to bring best outcomes for urban centers.
Cultural & Heritage planning organization ensuring local is connected to global and urban planning brings about an image beyond self visioning.
Michelle Abd'Elaziz- President, Urban Planner, Organizational Developer, ABA Therapist
Mark Allen- Vice Chair, Certified Public Accountant, Real Estate Investor
A. Walker- Life Coach, Real Estate Investor
Devan Miller- Secretary, Digital Marketer, Entrepreneur
Jennifer Young-Project Management at Michigan Interfaith & Light
Audie Hayes- Creative Artist, Entrepreneur
Sampson Cunningham- Videographer
We love our community and will respond to your inquiry as soon as possible.
1001 Brush St, Suite E Detroit, Michigan 48226, United States
Monday - Friday: By appointment
Saturday: By appointment
Sunday: By appointment