PolicyMap is thrilled to report that CultureBlocks has been recognized as a bright idea by the Ash Center at Harvard University. CultureBlocks is a free mapping tool that supports the arts and cultural community in Philadelphia and supports people making decisions about place and creativity. The site is powered by PolicyMap and we worked with […]
Exploring Our Town, NEA’s new showcase of best practices, profiles CultureBlocks – a free arts and culture mapping tool powered by PolicyMap.
Culture Blocks Written by Anya Saretzky Before the launch of CultureBlocks this year, there was no effective way to access all cultural data in Philadelphia. Additionally, these data were not easily contextualized within the geography of Philadelphia. While some cultural data were technically available to the public, they were scattered in various databases housed at […]
With the successful launch of CultureBlocks and the great reviews from users, reporters, and academics, we wanted to make sure everyone has the chance to learn how to use this fantastic tool. If you are in the Philadelphia area, the best way to become acquainted with CultureBlocks is to attend one of our upcoming information […]
Check out the press conference for the release of CultureBlocks. Mayor Michael Nutter definitely understands the need to give people access to such a rich database. “CultureBlocks symbolizes the extraordinary role the creative community has played in our City’s economic recovery and neighborhood development,” said Mayor Nutter. “This web-based tool is the first of its […]