The People’s Data Warehouse is a project to ensure community control of their local narrative and the data that shapes it, to strengthen self-determination, increase civic engagement and improve planning outcomes.

The pilot project, led by local community leaders, focuses on the Two Bridges neighborhood in Lower Manhattan, with the goal of developing a toolkit and strategy for community led planning that is replicable, publicly available, and user-friendly. It will include a community engagement bill of rights and a neighborhood dashboard of quantitative and qualitative data that catalogues the goals, strategies and lessons learned in local planning efforts, and beyond and provides a feedback loop between a local neighborhood and city planning.

The big picture project is led by a technical advisory committee of planners, organizers, and government workers who aim to radically reimagine how planning is conducted. It will ultimately result in a manifesto and call to action for planners, data scientists, policymakers, and all citizens.