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Incredible Interactive Map of Affordable Housing Statistics in NYC

"Envisioning Development: What is Affordable Housing?" is an interactive Flash-based map of housing and income statistics on a neighborhood-by-neighborhood basis throughout the New York City area.  Although I've seen similar statistical/analytical interactive maps with similar data plenty of times, the aesthetic design and information visualization "impact" of this map is almost breathtaking.  This map is part of an online resource toolkit for urban planning and land use education based around NYC, offered by the Center for Urban Pedagogy.

screenshot of envisioning-development map application

 

MoveSmart.org - A Web App That Helps Build Strong Neighborhoods!

Movesmart.org logoMoveSmart.org recently launched their Neighborhood Finder, an online web application for people seeking to move to a new neighborhood in Chicago - and coming soon, other cities around the US!

Movesmart.org Helping To Build Strong Neighborhoods

screenshot of movesmart.org websiteMovesmart.org is a new website and nonprofit organization dedicated to helping housing seekers find neighborhoods that meet their needs while at the same time promoting diverse, healthy, and vibrant communities.  The organization's core offering is an interactive mapping application called Neighborhood Finder (launching late summer 2009), which provides a geographic interface to many different types of data about neighborhoods.  Other resources include a series of informative guides about relevant housing and neighborhood topics and a blog about fair housing and other similar issues.

You can learn more about Movesmart.org, as well as watch a short video about the organization and the website, by visiting http://movesmart.org/about (new window).