Many schools, local governments, and organizations are interested in collecting community resource information for theaters and entertainment establishments, dining and healthy food choices, parks and recreation areas, gardens and outdoor commons, boat launches and water access, and libraries and free internet access points. Simply by pointing and clicking, a map of the best coffee shops, bakeries, dry cleaners, and other services can be built by the people who know them best–the local customers. Web-based interactive asset mapping allows students or community members to sign-up and add their own thoughts and pictures, creating an online community involvement project!
Livable neighborhoods are created by neighbors helping neighbors. Check out how these public participation projects made their neighborhoods more livable.
- Woodbridge Walkability Audit
- Philadelphia’s Healthy Lifestyles Community Map
- Garfield’s Streets, Walkability Guide
- Garfield’s Healthy Community Assets
- Garfield’s Food Choices
- Bernard School Districts: Making a Difference
Educational opportunities – Teachers, you can register your students to map locations in your school’s neighborhood, allowing them find important about theiur communities and to share their thoughts about these sites. Great for building geographic awareness and engaging community involvement programs!