Demographics and other statistical information are among the most difficult data to harness when you're trying to learn more about where you live. And what about researching the history of your part of the city? This workshop will introduce participants to resources and techniques both online and off to help you get a handle on your neighborhood.
Participants will be able to conduct basic demographic research.
Participants will know how to find a variety of neighborhood statistics.
Participants will be able to find information about Brooklyn and local issues using websites and resources both online and off.
Hi, I am looking for a contact at the Boston Public Library that can help me with a project that I am working on with SPROUT in Somerville. Michael Nagle and I recently received a grant through the Barr Foundation to develop a project that visually represents current energy use for the city of Boston through it's neighborhood fire call boxes. This is an unusual and exciting project, and we would like to work with the main library and the library branches to disseminate info about what the visual info on the call boxes is representing. Anyway, longer story and specific description is available, but I am looking for the right person to contact at the BPL that might work on public programs/art projects?
Many thanks, Deb Todd Wheeler (Boston area artist)
Creating maps by population, income distribution, etc are great for organizing strategy and political education/leadership development. I am familiar with the online tool "Simply Map", which I can use through my local library. Sometimes, it's not enough. What similar (free/trial/paid) tools are out there?