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A new website provides an interesting tool for gathering community support for neighborhood improvement

A website called, a social media tool for sharing ideas to make your neighborhood better, is part of a new genre of websites and apps designed to democratize what shows up in our communities. The project is currently active in several U.S. cities, including Houston, Chicago, Las Vegas, and New York.

The site provides a new way to share your ideas, support your neighbors’ insights and ideas, and connect with people who share your issues. No issue is too big or too small to bring up on Neighborland. If it matters to you, then it matters.

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There are already several hundred ideas in the Houston section, with the Washington Ave area a center of a tremendous amount of activity.

The site is very simple to use.  After signing in to Neighborland, you can find your neighborhood and post your idea. The posts all start with “I want,” and you fill in the rest.  Describe your idea, add pictures or video, suggest a location, and share it. What would make your block better? What businesses do you think could thrive in your neighborhood? What issue do you care about?

For more information, and to get started go to