SOUP is a powerful tool to start conversations, practice democracy and fund new projects/people/ideas in our neighborhood, community or city. There are many models on how to do it and Detroit SOUP has been able to create its own unique model for the redevelopment, reorganization, re-imagining of our city. Many cities around the world have started SOUPs based on our model! Click here for a list of active SOUPs.
For step-by-step information about starting a neighborhood-based SOUP, right-click and “save as” to download this document. Please feel free to reach out to Amy Kaherl at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and start a conversation about starting your own! This document is based off of our time working with resident leaders to start and sustain neighborhood SOUPs in Detroit.
Downloading this information is totally free and we would love to volunteer our time to talk to you about running SOUP. However, all donations are gratefully appreciated!