03 Apr '12, 6pm

Facebook for cities: A social network for building better neighborhoods

Facebook for cities: A social network for building better neighborhoods

One New Orleans resident wants better streets. What would you do if you had a million bucks to make your neighborhood better? Turn the vacant building up the street into a healthy corner store with cross-cultural appeal? Fund 24-hour bus service? Paint giant flowers on the asphalt in every intersection? What if there was a tool that made it easy for you share your idea with neighbors, community groups, city planners — people who could pitch in to make it a reality? That’s the idea behind Neighborland , a sort of collective online urban planning platform that grew from a project started by artist Candy Chang in 2010. Chang slapped nametag-style stickers reading “I WISH THIS WAS ___” on abandoned buildings around New Orleans. People answered by filling in the blanks with all sorts of things they’d like to see in their neighborhoods: a grocery store, a row of trees, a bakery ...

Full article: http://grist.org/cities/facebook-for-cities-a-social-netw...

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