Global Green USA, NYC Office
Global Green is seeking help from a 1-2 GIS and/or mapping (design) volunteers to create urban neighborhood assessment maps for the Lower Ninth Ward in New Orleans. This is a national resiliency project of 4 urban neighborhoods, starting with the Lower 9nth Ward in New Orleans.
Volunteers will review existing resources and then make (one) map in the areas of their choosing from the list below:
1) Pre & post Katrina maps of the Lower Nine that compare the built environment and demographic data. 2) Drainage system in the Lower Nine including pump stations. 3) Brown fields - old industrial and service real estate i.e. gas station, oil/gas processing & stockage facilities - pre & post Katrina.
This resource mapping is an important stage in building toward sustainability planning / education, measurement and implementation for the community. For more background on Global Green and the organization's efforts with communities and partner organizations to build climate resilience, please see this overview:
This project is potentially complex so we're also seeking input from the volunteer on the project scope and feasibility within a limited time frame and volunteer contribution of 5-20 hours. The maps can be either literal and to scale and/or more creative and illustrative. We're seeking to use these in community meetings in March and then publish later in a final report that will be used with the goal of building some of the identified projects that are selected by the communities.
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