Neighborland started in New Orleans in June 2011 with a simple question: “What if residents could easily share their ideas for improving their neighborhoods?” Could these ideas help community leaders, entrepreneurs, and developers better meet the needs their communities? Can presenting this data in a transparent and friendly way help shape the development of a neighborhood?
Using the Neighborland site, we’re looking for ideas that are creative, feasible, and supported by our neighbors. Take a look around the site and you’ll see neighbors sharing ideas and answering questions about their communities. We believe sketching an idea that might benefit your neighborhood is a meaningful civic action, and with Neighborland you don’t need to go to a city council meeting or be friends with a developer to do it. We’re working hard to make sure your ideas are seen by the right people and incorporated into the Washington Avenue Livable Center Plan.
The Goal of Neighborland is to help the community shape the development of their neighborhoods. We hope that Neighborland will create meaningful connections between neighbors, community leaders, property owners, developers, and our local government.