The East End Plan is an experiment is to discover the affects civic planning, commercial development and re-uses of the East End’s urban landscape have on its residents. Templates are given for local residents to draw with crayons. Color is associated with the participants "feeling" and “choices” toward the places, they feel safe, congregate, share, fear, wish to visit, find mysterious and to areas they cannot and do not wish to visit.
It is emotional map making and creates a "gestalt of place" that identifies the internal perception of the resident's living in Houston's East End with their neighborhood and its geographic features. “What are the effects on the individual perception towards open, common or private spaces that do not consider or consult with the local population?”