For some Minneapolitans the forthcoming Neighborhoods, USA conference, scheduled to meet in the Mill City May 22-25 offers a grand opportunity to parade the city’s robust mix of healthy neighborhoods, lakes, parks, commercial areas, shopping opportunities and more. For others, the harmonic convergence of NUSA with the Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial North America (FOSS4G) makes a unique opportunity to heard on the complementary energies of attendees who just happen to be in Minneapolis at the same time.
The response: Visualizing Neighborhoods: a Hackathon for Good, sponsored by the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) and Open Twin Cities. It’s a day-long event designed to gather neighborhood leaders, technologists, data visualizers, designers, artists, scientists, civil servants, and others interested in resources and techniques for using data to create vital neighborhoods. Focus is on data for research, analysis, mapping, outreach, engagement and communication.
The day-long (9:00-5:30) event is at the Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall. Registration required – no registration fee. Lunch will be available for registered attendees.
To register or to keep abreast of information and ideas as they develop, click on the event site: http://visualizingneighborhoods.eventbrite.com. The roster of attendees is lengthy, but planners advise those who may be interested to keep checking.