Local Code Project
Look how far technology is taking us: the Local Code project is the effort to use digital mapping tools and open data to address neglected and vacant areas within the urban cores. Landscape and Urbanism blog posted a great brief video yesterday about the concept. The project wishes to examine the impacts that neglected areas have on other parts of a city (often negative impacts), and possibly come to solutions for redevelopment.
Because municipalities’ financial situations are forcing cuts within many departments, this project might become a great (and possibly affordable?) tool in planning. Design New Haven examines the Local Code project as it might apply to New Haven, as well as explains some of the features.
Check it out, and post your thoughts below.