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City News Podcast: What is Neighborland? And how about those food trucks?

Monday, November 19

What is Neighborland, and why should you care about it? Listen to the podcast to find out.


On this week's podcast, we go in-depth on Spartanburg's latest civic engagement tool, Neighborland. What is Neighborland, you ask? Well, you could just follow this link to find out, but we don't mind spoon-feeding you a little verbiage. In their own words, Neighborland is an online social network that provides "residents, neighborhood organizations, economic development groups, and municipalities with a powerfully simple platform to connect and make good things happen."

Using Neighborland, Spartanburg residents can share the ideas they have for improving our city, while also supporting and expanding on the ideas others have suggested. The catch? Tools like Neighborland only work if civic-minded folks like you get involved, so click on one of those links above, sign up, make some suggestions for how you'd like to improve our city, and join in on the conversation.

In addition to giving you the lowdown on Neighborland in this episode, we also wonk out (as is our style) on one of the more popular suggestions so far on on the site, a food truck lot in Downtown. Is such a lot feasible for downtown? What are the competing interests on the issue? How many questions can I ask in a row before you get annoyed? Listen to the podcast, and you may get satisfactory answers to at least two of those questions, and as always, feel free to leave a comment below after you've listened to let us know what you think.

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