How can we easily share and build on ideas for our communities? This is the question that drove Dan Parham, Tee Parham, and Candy to create Neighborland. It took I Wish This Was a few steps further to connect residents with likeminded people, organizations, knowledge, and resources. You can say what you want in your community and see what other people want and click “me too”. Each idea has a dedicated page to help you connect with other people and organizations who want the same thing and stay updated on the issues you care about. You can ask questions to gather feedback about particular places and pair the online page with signs in public space. Thanks to support from the Urban Innovation Fellowship by Tulane University and the Rockefeller Foundation, they launched a basic site in New Orleans in the summer of 2011 and recently made it available and free to use everywhere in the U.S. This experiment is now run by CEO Dan Parham and Chief Engineer Tee Parham. To a constructive time collaborating with passionate people so the future of our communities better reflects our desires today. Follow along on Twitter and Facebook. For inquiries, please contact Dan Parham.
“I see Neighborland as a kind of Internet version of stoop-sitting. And New Orleans has always been a stoop-sitting kind of place, where people gather to chat on porches or front steps or across a wrought-iron fence. By all means, join the conversation. I am. My dog Lucy and I are so on board with that thread about pet-friendly restaurants in the Garden District.” – Times Picayune