Plan 2020: The Bicentennial Plan for Indianapolis


CityCorps is the young professional engagement program for Plan 2020, the Bicentennial Plan for Indianapolis-Marion County. CityCorps participants apply their talents and critical thinking to the challenges and opportunities faced by Indiana’s capital city.

CityCorps Interns

The Internship program provides eleven of the best and brightest from Indiana universities the opportunity for a long-term internship program that supports five of the technical city plans that are part of Plan 2020.  Selected through a competition process, the paid interns are provided community leadership development training by Leadership Indianapolis and also are required to volunteer for a Marion County-based non-profit organization, helping build professional and personal commitment to the city.

The 2014-15 CityCorps Interns

  • Cheria Caldwell, Ball State Urban Design
  • Kelli Cantrell, IUPUI Anthropology
  • Lourenzo Giple, Ball State Architecture
  • Daniel Greenfield, Ball State Urban Design
  • Erik Hanson, IU Economics
  • Marleny Iraheta, Ball State Urban Planning
  • Zachary Lutz, Ball State Urban Design
  • Kevin Martin, Ball State Urban Design
  • Joel Petersen, IU SPEA
  • Charles Russell, Ball State Urban Design
  • Shown Zhang, IUPUI Public Administration

CityCorps Fellows

The Bicentennial Fellowship program engages talented professionals from the Indianapolis area and across the country to infuse new research and cutting-edge ideas into all aspects of Plan 2020.  Selected through a request for proposals (RFP) process, the paid fellows work on developing an idea that responds to a specific problem statement developed in response to a need or goal identified by Plan 2020.

The 2014 CityCorps Bicentennial Fellows

  • Sara VanSlambrook, Indianapolis
    Blueprint for an Authentic and Vibrant Urban Village
  • Justin Garrett Moore, New York City
    Cross Roads: A City of Neighborhoods at the Intersection of Access and Opportunity
  • Daniel Remington, Indianapolis
    Gap Analysis of the Greenway and On Street Network – Bike Infrastructure Planning
  • Ron Taylor, FASLA, RLA, Indianapolis
    Program Development for Broader Engagement with Indy Greenways
  • Lauren Day, Indianapolis
    Mapping the Third Places
  • Camryn Walton, Indianapolis
    People of Indy
  • Efrem Bycer, San Diego
    Engaging a City, Growing a Community
  • Una Osili, PhD, Indianapolis
    Evidence Based Engagement: Benchmarks and Best Practices in Urban Service
  • Ashton Chaffee, Indianapolis
    Innovate Indy
  • Denver Hutt, Indianapolis
    Growing the Indy Economy Through Targeted Small Business and Entrepreneurial Support
Explore the Fellows' Work

CityCorps Street Team

Help Indianapolis become a better city. Join the Plan 2020 CityCorps Street Team and engage the Indianapolis community in discussions about the future of the Circle City. The CityCorps street team is composed of volunteers who are invested in making Indianapolis a better place to live, work and visit. The street teams are deployed to areas of Indianapolis where historically under represented people reside, work or visit. The street team’s primary goals are to:

  1. Raise awareness about Plan 2020’s overarching goals
  2. Solicit feedback on what the community values
Learn More and Join a Street Team

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