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Community Investment Index: use this web app to visualize community investment in the region

A regional planning organization launched a web app to visualize where government and nonprofit dollars are going in Philly and its suburbs, Next American City reports. Use the web app here. Here’s Next American City on the map’s complexities: On the surface, the map can seem deceptively simplistic. Darker colors, with shading to indicate higher […]

A regional planning organization launched a web app to visualize where government and nonprofit dollars are going in Philly and its suburbs, Next American City reports.

Use the web app here.

Here’s Next American City on the map’s complexities:

On the surface, the map can seem deceptively simplistic. Darker colors, with shading to indicate higher investment levels, are unsurprisingly clustered around denser areas like the city of Philadelphia and the region’s town centers. However, clicking on one of those concentrations opens up a secondary mapping program that reveals every single dollar or planning resource used in a specific area, as well as what it was used for and by whom. [more]

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Juliana Reyes

Juliana Reyes began as lead reporter at Technically Philly in July 2012. Previously, she was a city services beat reporter for the Philadelphia Daily News, as part of a project called β€œIt’s Our Money.” She is learning to drive, learning to bike (in the city) but is an expert at taking SEPTA. She grew up in North Jersey and Manila, Philippines but she left the tropics for Bryn Mawr College, where she majored in linguistics. She now lives in West Philly.

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