On Maps and Data

Data and statistics can be useful when trying to figure out just how bad, good, or neutral a problem is — or where the problems are located, circumstances and conditions…  It’s one thing to discuss an issue (like crime or blight) — another thing entirely to see it as a visual. I created this map […]

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Reading PA’s “Wall of Shame”

Bravo to Reading, Pennsylvania’s mayor Tom McMahon for his slumlord Wall of Shame!  Pictures of blighted homes, with owner info and status updates.  (Note to Mayor McMahon, you might want to upgrade your Photobucket account now or switch to Flickr for your photo hosting.) The best of luck to the good citizens of Reading, and […]

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