2012 City Partner: New Orleans[BETA]
More than five years after the storm, neighborhood stakeholders in New Orleans have demonstrated an incredible capacity to contribute to the resilience of their neighborhoods. Citizens keep close tabs on the properties in their area, and use their neighborhood information systems to deploy their limited, mostly volunteer, resources where they will make the most difference. They keep close watch for neighborhood properties coming up for public hearings, so neighbors can participate, and monitor neighborhood problems to make sure they do not fall through the cracks.
The City of New Orleans wants to partner with Code for America to support and further legitimize the invaluable role neighborhood stakeholders continue to play in community revitalization. By developing a light-weight application to allow community stakeholders to submit bulk information to the city about their neighborhood, view existing relevant city data, and receive status for each of the on-going issues in their neighborhood, they will be better able to advocate and support their neighborhoods.
New Orleans has been selected as a partner for the 2012 Code for America Fellowship, so starting in January 2012, a team of CfA Fellows will come on board to take on this challenge. To do so, they’ll rely on community involvement and support; share your ideas below.