Creative ways to stop people from littering. (Josephine Bennett)
Redevelopment or Undevelopment. How can we shrink the developed footprint of our city to match our population? (Adam Ragusea)
Methods of bringing low-tech residents into data-driven conversation’s (like blexting). What other data on city services or gaps can be monitored or derived from blight mapping efforts at little extra cost? Blight mapping education and schools: Role for tech in mitigating educational fallouts from changing neighborhood. (Anna Levy)
Ferguson, what is the relationship between law enforcement, housing migration patterns, and can data be used to track likelihood and prevent likelihood of blight (Karen from Sunlight)
How to include all residents without being offensive to some.
What is the role of students in removing blight from a neighborhood? (Joey Wozniak)
Lowering the barriers to engagement. Talking to the whole community.
Mechanisms control over land use decisions (Paula Segal)
Local blight mapping (Nadia Osman)
Getting community buy-in for tech solutions (Lauren from Loveland)
Tech Tools Voltron or there’s a lot of overlap in what we’re doing – what are the opportunities for collaboration instead of duplication and competition given scarce resources. (Tamara Manik-Perlman)
Appropriate technology for community engagement (Tamara Manik-Perlman)
Creative ways to combat blight with smaller funding, less than $10,000. (Alex Leahy)
Topic – Opportunities other than demolition/Funding (Charlotte Woody)
Small steps to solving blight, $$ vs. $$$$ (Christina Garmendia)
Using scientific, social theory and knowledge and research for decision-making and redevelopment projects in Macon. What does research show about the social/health benefits of putting certain types of buildings, and facilities in specific areas to community wellbeing and health? How can we get more facilities like YMCA’s into blighted areas? Environmentally sustainable revitalization – incorporating recycling and energy saving into building plans and un-blight efforts.
Other places with large blight problems see blight problems in the urban core as well as unincorporated county regions. The people are spread out.
Shutting down services to extraneous neighborhoods to save money via services in the long run.
Sins of the past; road projects that physically split neighborhoods apart. i.e. East Macon's Jeffersonville Hwy, and Pleasant Hill's I-75/I-16 creation.
East Macon (Shirley Hills/ N. Highlands) is using an app called Next Door
email@example.comHave we identified all the neighborhood watch organizations (Judy Gordon with the sheriff's office is the person to get in touch with on this. She deals with Citizens on Patrol and Neighborhood Watch groups).
Lots of questions about Andrew/Groundsource engaging with the community to help map locally.
Can people be fined for littering? Yes, you can take a warrant out if you witness it. It's unlikely to be something focused on by the BSO since we have much more significant crimes they are more focused on.