September 30, 2011 •
People in New Orleans can send their ideas to the wisdom of the crowd.
Neighborland is a New Orleans project of Civic Center that was founded by Candy Chang, Tee Parham, and Dan Parham. It harnesses the power of crowdsourcing in order to improve and reinvent their neighborhoods.
The site says: “We love New Orleans. We want Neighborland to be a fun and effective way to make our city a better place.”
Here is how it works:
- Citizens of New Orleans can go to the Neighborland website and fill in the statement – “I want ____ in my neighborhood.” The idea is to offer something that would make your neighborhood a better place.
- Then they can start a discussion online and campaign for support and votes.
- Hopefully they get enough support to keep the discussion going and figure out how to make their dream a reality.
Ideas include requesting more bicycle parking in the French Quarter, more transit options to get to the airport, and the opportunity to recycle glass.
Luke Fretwell from Govfresh interviews Co-founder Dan Parham in the article “Here Comes the Neighborland” from July 26.
Cities everywhere, take note!
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