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Neighborhoods are important in Portland. We identify strongly with the neighborhoods we choose.

A neighborhood portal would allow residents and guests to access information and services organized by neighborhood, as well as provide some community features for communication.

Many of the civic apps datasets could be accessed via the portal or used to provide information about the neighborhood. For instance, an analysis of the nnumber of libraries, churches or heritage trees could be used to provide an indicator of the neighborhoods flavor.

Discussion
Sue Gemmell :: May 11, 2010 - 6:09pm

I like the direction of this idea - can you provide a bit more detail? Thanks!

rnixon :: May 12, 2010 - 11:09am

The Mayor's "20-minute neighborhood" program is consistent with this idea. See http://www.theatlantic.com/special-report/the-future-of-the-city/archive/2010/05/the-people-in-your-neighborhood/56527/ for more information.

Iknuth :: May 27, 2010 - 1:48am

Thanks for the feedback on the idea. I'm looking forward to the meeting tomorrow. I've got an app at http://portlandismyhomeland.com that is an attempt at executing this idea. It uses the gps on a mobie device to look up the user's current neighborhood and display some information about it. It's mostly just a little local search and a transit tracker clone. Things that I find useful and I think represent Portland's flavor. I'm hoping to add more to it in the near futre.

rnixon :: June 1, 2010 - 5:29pm

Similar input from the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability: Locate/identify Portland businesses that have won BEST Awards, earned the Climate Champions designation, or other credible third-party sustainability certification (e.g., Green Seal, LEED, Salmon Safe)