Standing beside the residents of Petersburg's historic Battersea neighborhood, StudioAmmons worked with LISC and Pathways to create the Battersea Rising initiative - a community planning process leading to the creation of a new Quality of Life plan for the neighborhood. A key focus of any good public planning process is the FOOD!. From a fish fry to picnics in the neighborhood park, over 300 residents regularly attended planning meetings and workshops where their ideas and priorities were recognized, collected and organized for inclusion in the plan. We held a competition for local school children to design the logo and took neighborhood walks with the city councilman from the Ward to introduce folks to the process and just to start meeting with them on their porches. A list of their top ten project priorities were established and documented and work plans developed for future improvements to the neighborhood.