SmartChoices has a new home! Visit the website behind Designing Effective Google Maps for Social Change now at www.SmartChoicesHartford.org.
Click the link below to read the 2006 article about the Trinity class that sparked many influential Google Map projects at Trinity and elsewhere: Gordon, J. (2006, May 3). Mapping the Invisible City Outside Their Walls. The New York Times , p. 10.
This webpage showcases the original bunch of Google maps created by my classmates as freshmen in the Invisible Cities class.
My classmate, Nora Becker, and I created this Google mashup, Single Parent Resources in the Hartford Area, in order to help single parents in Hartford more easily locate helpful, local services and other resources available to them.
Jack Dougherty, Associate Professor of Educational Studies at Trinity College, designed the Cities, Suburbs, and Schools Project to explore with his students the ways in which public schools and the housing market have shaped the city of Hartford (and other urban areas). Using maps, graphs, and other means of visual and verbal presentation, Dougherty and his students have had an impact on many aspects of Hartford and its school system, including the creation and development of the SmartChoices website.