Won’t You Be My Neighborland?

So yesterday, on my way way west to take my Quantitative Analysis class, I was trying to quantify a value for effectiveness around town. I mean, we do our thing with the bikes and the building better communities and the veggie potlucks and the civic engagement and such, but how do you place a value on the work that’s done and gauge whether or not it was wanted in the first place.

Then National Party Radio’s “All Things Considered” came on with a special on something ridiculously and cosmically coincidentally awesome!

Miamians- I want you to meet Neighborland, a happening out of New Orleans that took the water swept aftermath of historic catastrophe and made an experiment in opportunity democracy. A beautiful meshing of “Hello: My Name Is” and Madlibs, Neighborland set up its beloved community with a device for voicing their expectations, desires, and ambitions for a thriving and creative community.

Let’s get this clear: Neighborland has developed a conduit for a city on the path to recovery with a blank template full of opportunities to develop, improve, and declare its creative capabilities.

Maybe I am being a little presumptuous speaking on your behalf, South Florida, BUT THESE GUYS GOT WHAT MIAMI NEEDS!

With Build a Better Block Miami coming up in October, our city is welcoming vocal locals with a forum to express what they want from their town.

Currently centered around New Orleans, but dashing into cities across the country, Neighborland is helped residents envision the city they want. And we’ve asked them to put Miami on their map. Our town is a growing sensation built upon ongoing experiences and experiments in engagement and emergent behavior. Picture having the chance to declare your vision on a wonderfully creative and interactive network for community-building. Make your dreams heard. Bring them to life.

We will update more, as we continue to reach out to Neighborland and make Miami a part of its neighborhood.

-Adam

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