March 18, 2019 by PolicyMap Team
Cities are full of institutions and resources, governmental and private, that serve communities. Schools, hospitals, grocery stores, libraries, job training centers, swimming pools, housing projects, and transit centers, just to name a few. By knowing where these assets are, governments can identify underserved neighborhoods, and encourage development where appropriate resources exist.
Of course, cities have most of the information they need to site projects already. But different departments often work in their own silos, duplicating work and not taking advantage of ways they can work together. There’s tremendous value in having a single resource where anyone from any department can look up this sort of information.
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