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This article focuses on information specific to New York City community action. Please see our Resources USA page for a national overview, CASwiki resources page for a global overview.

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Citizens data initiative[edit | edit source]

NYC Open Data

Maps[edit | edit source]

596 acres, showing sites of potential community projects, Living Lots NYC

DEP Green Infrastructure Program Map

Vacant NYC, crowd-sourcing information about vacant buildings

Farming Concrete, Harvest Map

Garden Geography: NYC community gardens in 2009/2010

NYC Street Trees by Species

Privately owned public spaces, Mapping New York's hidden gems, how crowdsourcing is taking the city back, guardian.co.uk, Nov 2011

SolidarityNYC's map

Research[edit | edit source]

Farming Concrete is an open, community-based research project started by gardeners to measure how much food is grown in New York City's community gardens. Third and final NYC Harvest Report released in March 2013.

The American Community Garden Association defines a community garden as "any piece of land gardened by a group of people." These spaces - peaceful enclaves where one can reconnect with their soil, food, and fellow gardeners - are meaningful across age groups and cultures, and serve as valuable assets for community identity. Healthy food production in community gardens is especially relevant today, when the number of New York City residents who rely on emergency food and lack access to affordable fresh produce in grocery stores is increasing. In the context of a dysfunctional food system, urban agriculture is becoming evermore indispensable.
No one knows just how much food NYC community gardeners are growing. That is what this project seeks to measure.
"In the tradition of all open source projects, our hope is that communities will be able to build upon what we've created–both software and methodology–to achieve their own goals."

Past events[edit | edit source]


May 11 -14 6th National Cultivating Community Composting Forum!

Mar 4 - 10 Circular City Week


Repair the World NYC x Good for Nothing NYC
Authors: Good for Nothing NYC, December 25, 2015


May 4 TD Five Boro Bike Tour

September 20 - 21 People's Climate March

September 22 - 28 Climate Week NYC


August 25 Ecofest

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