Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

"A community’s physical form, rather than its land uses, is its most intrinsic and enduring characteristic." [Katz, EPA] This blog focuses on place and placemaking and all that makes it work--historic preservation, urban design, transportation, asset-based community development, arts & cultural development, commercial district revitalization, tourism & destination development, and quality of life advocacy--along with doses of civic engagement and good governance watchdogging.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Countdown to Civic Data Challenge Deadline

The Civic Data Challenge, a project of NCoC (the National Conference on Citizenship), in partnership with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and others, is designed to help turn the raw data of civic health into useful community tools. The deadline for submission is July 29th.  Cash prizes will be given to various winners who will be selected from each category — health, economy, safety, and education.
Participants in the Challenge will turn the raw data of “civic health" into beautiful, useful applications and visualizations, enabling communities to be better understood and made to thrive. NCoC is providing its civic health data, as well as other data on the important topics of health, safety, education, and the economy.
You’re invited to collaborate with others, analyze the data, and create something amazing to showcase what you find. Designers, data scientists, researchers, and app developers are especially encouraged to join the challenge.

-- Join the Google Group for participants in the Challenge
Winners will be announced at the 67th Annual National Conference on Citizenship on September 14 in Philadelphia.

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