For community organizations serving the Chinese and Chinese American neighborhoods in American cities, we are an initiative leveraging the power of digital tools and spatial data analytics to help them document place identity, visualize housing challenges and opportunities, and incubate a sense of local belonging.
"the G Suite for community organizations"
Under the pandemic of COVID-19, we are distanced from the places we love and we go to normally. WOW Chinatown, a mini-program embedded in WeChat, allows people to input the places in Boston Chinatown they would love to go after the pandemic. This would help us better understand the social meanings of the places.
Take a look at our prototype!
Supported by a big data company, we identify and protect popular local businesses in Chinatown by capturing the spatial-temporal patterns of mobile phone data.
Where We Visit
We are a group of passionate researchers and designers from MIT and Harvard University.
We work with local community partners, such as Chinatown Progressive Association and the Community Land Trust, and build tools to engage lower-income and aging communities in the urban planning process using digital platforms, which better collects inputs from local residents and visualize challenges and opportunities.