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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