The city of Bristol, Connecticut, population 61,000, in partnership with real estate developer Renaissance Downtowns is crowdsourcing its entire downtown with the help of Cooltown Beta Communities.
This isn’t a photo of what’s in the neighborhood of Broadmoor, New Orleans, but it represents the kind of place people do want. The Broadmoor neighborhood in central New Orleans was hit hard by Hurricane Katrina, but it inspired NOLA YURP (New Orleans LA, Young Urban Rebuilding Professionals) to do something about it.
Utilizing a custom-made crowdsourcing application called Bubbly App, Cooltown Beta Communities is able to build enthusiastic communities around a common vision. In the industrial age, we’ve been subjected to an economy and culture dependent on mass-produced ‘hits’. Why? Because catering to everyone else wasn’t cost effective. Thus, the economy grew around companies like Wal-Mart, Blockbuster […]
Third places, where people gather away from home and work, are the lifeblood of communities, especially in natural cultural districts; downtowns and neighborhoods that have an authentic, organic vibe. We developed an enthusiastic community of 500 future customers for such a third place restaurant-to-be in Washington DC.
We helped establish a community of creatives in Washington DC that not only has grown to 600 members in less than a year, but consisting of people taking it upon themselves to crowdsource their own projects to enhance the culture and economy in DC.