Use this page to find out more information on data and documents used to help form the new Durham Comprehensive Plan

Comprehensive Plan Resources

Meeting Resources 

Outreach Team Meetings 

This is a group of resident volunteers who are collaborating with staff in forming the engagement process and encouraging residents to participate . The Outreach Team, overseen by planning staff, has several working groups that are focused on helping staff make this process more accessible to Durham residents. 

Staff Technical Team Meetings 

The Staff Technical Team is comprised of staff from various City and County departments. The goal of  this group is to understand how each City and County department operates and how the Comprehensive Plan can better serve their needs. Planning staff have also been meeting with individual departments to promote interdepartmental collaboration, learn about unique department operations, and collaborate on process improvements that can be worked on now or incorporated into the Comprehensive Plan. 

Boards, Commissions and Committees Meetings 

This group is comprised of representatives from Durham City and County boards, commissions and committees. Representatives are responsible for participating in quarterly meetings, sharing meeting information back with their group, engaging and encouraging group members to engage with the Comprehensive Plan efforts, gathering insight and expertise from respective board/commission/committee, and reporting insight gathered back with Comprehensive Planning staff. Members of this group have also joined the Outreach Team working groups focused on improving accessibility to residents in the process. 

Other Helpful Resources

Here you can find documents, reports, and other resources that were created by others, but that inform the comprehensive plan or provide context.  

  • Durham Today Demographic Profile – Learn more about Durham’s demographic profile 
  • Durham Race and EthnicityExplore which populations live where in Durham 
  • Bull City 150: Uneven Ground Exhibitvisit this virtual exhibit to learn about Durham’s history along with future hopes and challenges of housing and land equity in Durham’s modern era. 
  • Durham Racial Equity Task Force Recommendations report – At the request of Mayor Pro Tempore Jillian Johnson, the city of Durham formed its first racial equity task force in October 2018, and appointed 17 volunteer members from across the city of Durham. This work concluded with a detailed report, which was presented to the Durham City Council on July 22, 2020. This report seeks to address, develop, and implement policies and actions to ensure a more equitable Durham community
  • Community Health Assessment Reports – The 2019 Community Health Assessment door-to-door survey was the first step in the 2020 Community Health Assessment process. Volunteers, Durham County Department of Public Health and Duke University/Duke Health staff spoke with more than 600 Durham County residents on topics ranging from access to healthcare, food access, housing, discrimination and more. View results of the Countywide and Hispanic or Latino Neighborhood samples.