Can Web Development Redevelop Neighborhoods?

June 4th, 2012

As City of Detroit officials consider options to improve targeted neighborhoods under the Detroit Works Project, private citizens are considering new ways of using technology to help residents activate redevelopment on their block.

WDET’s Rob St. Mary spoke to Jerry Paffendorf of Loveland Technologies – a Detroit based internet firm – about his latest concepts in mapping and information sharing around vacant properties for sale.

Paffendorf says his eyes were opened to what new technology could do for the city during the creation of his 2009 art/game concept of selling one-inch pieces of a vacant lot on Detroit’s east side.

(click the audio link above to hear the interview)

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