What do the residents of Jonestown think?
Tough Challenges and Resilient communities...
This week for the theme of Cohesive Communities I made two different maps. The first I focused on the multiple facets of what a community is and is supposed to provide. The most glaring is the crime that is highlighted by a survey of crimes in 2016 and the homicides in the beginning parts of 2017. The other notable thing on this front is the lack of CCTV that is ubiquitous in some of the other neighborhoods in the area. CCTV is a double edged sword that implies some level of danger in the area, but also instills a modicum of extra protections since there is surveillance in the area. The other things on this map are the municipal buildings and the city bikes. The former needs to help build the community because of the people that work in the community and the latter is a symbol of tourism and the ability for tourists to expand their view of the city.
Jonestown's Cultural Landmarks
The second map is a one that highlights cultural resources, the notation of the cultural and historical landmarks. These are important, because as a historic city, we can use the narrative of history to build a neighborhood that is a destination for tourism. We see it with the Jewish museum, and the Flag House; there is a story to be told about the neighborhood. The other notable part is the green area at the top which is the zone that is noted as an Incentive zone for enterprise. As we have seen in other parts of Baltimore, like Remmington and Tide Point; investment can change the look and feel of a community as well as its ability to be resilient.