596 Acres

596acres

The map below shows sites of potential community projects in New York City, collected by the 596 Acres project from several different sources of information about vacant publicly owned land.

596 sees these plots as the public's 'commons' - and they even map a few private lots whose owners have volunteered their land for community use.

For more information see their website, where they offer advice on subjects such as advocacy or turning a lot into a productive space.

Name: 596 Acres
Type: Living
Urban trend: Vacant space, collaborative urban mapping, urban data, data visualization
Status: Active
Created by: Individuals and collectives
Created for: People
Works: Top-down
Accessibility: Moderate