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User centered process design, GIS data merging
LISC Chicago
April 2014

We worked with the City of Chicago and neighborhood groups to improve and scale up a program for selling land to residents.

Read more about the Launch of LargeLots.org and Large Lots 2.0.

When Technology and Policy Work Together: Large Lots in Chicago

Demond Drummer and Derek Eder shared their experience combining community organizing and civic tech with LISC Chicago to make LargeLots.org at the 2014 Code for America Summit.

In the talk, Demond tells the history of the Englewood neighborhood, the community meetings that led to the Green Healthy Neighborhoods Land Use Plan and the creation of the Large Lots Pilot. Derek then describes the maturing civic tech community in Chicago and how we were able to put together a multidisciplinary team with LISC, the City of Chicago, Teamwork Englewood and DataMade to enable the policy to succeed.

You can watch the whole thing here: