New Report: Transforming Community Development with Land Information Systems
Posted by on May 4, 2009
Transforming Community Development with Land Information Systems
The vast democratization of information is making the tough work of reinvigorating cities a lot easier. This new era of data democracy is enabling tremendous improvements in land information systems and opening up a wealth of opportunities for the practice of community development and the management of community resources.
Geographic information systems (GIS) and web services have dramatically expanded the ability to access, analyze, disseminate, and display vast quantities of data. These powerful technologies make it possible for cities, counties, and even regions to integrate their administrative databases and make parcel-level information available to the public via the Internet.
Transforming Community Development with Land Information Systems describes how pioneering organizations and partnerships are turning robust, integrated parcel data systems into powerful tools for guiding community change. It demonstrates how land information systems can be used to address a wide range of community development challenges, including monitoring and preserving affordable housing and planning commercial district revitalization.
Transforming Community Development with Land Information Systems is a joint report with the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.
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