Monday, November 10, 2008
Bloggers Take the World on Virtual Tours of Real-life Neighborhoods
Using cutting-edge technology to revitalize Rust Belt cities
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The problems of post-industrial cities seem so complex, intertwined, and
entrenched, it’s hard to imagine how to start restoring these places to their
But a group of bloggers says that getting started can be as simple as taking a walk.
The Neighborhood Walk is a chance for individuals throughout the Rust Belt of the U.S. and Canada to recognize the place they live, work, or call home — and to introduce it to the world. The project is the inspiration of a social network called Rust Belt Bloggers.
On November 11, 2008 (11/11/2008), bloggers, podcasters, bloggers, photobloggers and others throughout the Rust Belt region will each take a walk around their neighborhood, make media about it — a blog post, photo gallery, video, or whatever you prefer — and post it on the web.
More info here:
Visit Rust Belt Bloggers
I took a stroll through my neighborhood the other day. The neighborhood is located around Wick Park on Youngstown's north side. One of the reasons I love my neighborhood is because it is so richly diverse in its architecture and landscape. It is also rich in religious tradition. The Unitarians, the Methodists, the Jewish Temple,and a Pentacostal church all co-exist along Elm Street. The population is diverse as well, although it was a bit brisk outside while I was walking, so there weren't many people out and about. Nevertheless, it was a great day in the neighborhood. Enjoy!
Posted by Debra Weaver at 5:16 PM