A Geographic Information System (GIS) software program for mapping, measuring, and analyzing the storm water, summer energy savings, carbon storage and sequestration, air quality, and wildlife of urban ecosystems.
Flickr is a popular online image and video hosting website that allows users to upload and share media. The site is also popular with bloggers as a way to host images that they embed in blogs and social media.
Visioning is a community engagement process that helps people to articulate or define the future they want for their communities. Visioning is often completed in conjunction with a master planning initiative and often looks decades ahead.
GIS software allows viewers to access complex geographical data about their community online including maps and satellite images. GIS systems also analyze and display data such as proposed development plans and statistics, and survey data.
Sacred Site Mapping is a process pioneered by Randolph Hester in Manteo, NC. This process identifies the "sacred spaces" of a community through mapping, inquiry and validation, combining observation techniques with information gathered from citizens.
Electronic Town Meetings are community meetings that allow people to participate via digital technology. Whether virtual meetings with remote participants, or in-person meetings aided by technology, these meetings offer new ways of engaging people.
Story Interviews, typically recorded conversations between two or more people, are a way to collect and share memories, personal experiences, and connections to a place. They can celebrate a town, spark discussion, and influence future plans.