"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.

Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has"

Margaret Mead, Anthropologist
(used with permission)

"If you don't like the news .... go out and make some of your own !!"

Wes "Scoop" Nisker, Newscaster


Government is a slow and tedious process. While it often includes citizen and neighborhood involvement, non-governmental, private organizations have created movements and interesting groups which can create positive change in our cities and towns.

I am fascinated by the way groups are created and how they influence public decision making. This blog merely recognizes them and forwards the description of these groups from their own websites.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Walk Score

Location: Nationwide

Website: www.walkscore.com

Walk Score's mission is to promote walkable neighborhoods. Walkable neighborhoods are one of the simplest and best solutions for the environment, our health, and our economy.

Our vision is for every property listing to read: Beds: 3 Baths: 2 Walk Score: 84.

We want to make it easy for people to evaluate walkability and transportation when choosing where to live.

Walk Score Professional, which makes it easy to integrate Walk Score into other websites. We also provide Walk Score data to researchers.

We have multiple patents pending on our scoring and search technologies. We show over 10 million scores every day and over 20,000 sites use Walk Score services. Walk Score has been featured in hundreds of newspaper articles and TV segments.

The Walk Score advisory board includes urban planning, environmental and technical experts from institutions such as the Sightline Institute and the Brookings Institution.

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