POP at the DHL Boot Camp!

Two weeks ago, as part of our year long POP Neighborhood Map engagement process, [bc] participated in the annual Dallas Homeowners League (DHL) Boot Camp. This years DHL gathering, titled "Return of the City", brought together neighborhood leaders from across Dallas for a day of discussions and best-practice sharing. Neighborhood issues such as smart water usage and navigating the procedures of Dallas City Hall were covered in break-out sessions throughout the day. [bc] shared information about its numerous POP neighborhood tools, including Neighborhood Stories and Little Free Libraries, as well as publicly presented “Know Your Neighborhood” and “Draw Your Neighborhood” for the first time. We spoke with a lot of folks about the project and the history of the map - we even got to map a neighborhood, Bruton Terrace, that we’d never mapped before! Over the next 12 months we’ll be out at all kinds of neighborhood events, talking to people about their neighborhood and asking them to draw their boundaries - if you see us, come say "Hi"! And if you’re organizing a neighborhood event, let us know, we’d love to bring our map out and do some drawing with you.

 Folks participating in the 2015 Dallas Homeowners League Boot Camp at Dallas City Hall. Image courtesy of Dallas Homeowners League.

Folks participating in the 2015 Dallas Homeowners League Boot Camp at Dallas City Hall. Image courtesy of Dallas Homeowners League.