How can sharing pictures change the world?
In almost every American city and town there's a significant disconnect between the rules that govern development and the kinds of places people love.
The rules say that building any new places like this is ILLEGAL:
Instead, the rules REQUIRE new development to look like this:
Most people aren't very aware of the development regulations in their community, or the effects of those regulations. For that matter, most people don't spend a lot of time contemplating what kinds of places they like, and if you asked them they would have a hard time describing what makes a great place. So when cities make new development rules or revise their old ones they typically don't get a lot of public interest or critical feedback, and the pattern of mediocre outcomes continues. Without awareness there is little public will for change.
Placeology is an attempt to do something about this. There are three ways we think we can help:
I hope you’ll join us in building this community-powered resource together. After all, the most important element in any place, including this one, is the people.
Founder and Developer