“Knowledge is a public good and increases in value as the number of people possessing it increases.”
—John Wilbanks. Vice president of science at Creative Commons.
How do I use this website?
Using the above map, double-click to zoom to where you live, work, or play.
Click on a neighborhood’s shape to reveal its name and the link to its dedicated page.
You can also find your neighborhood’s page via the list found in the right-hand column.
At each neighborhood’s page, you’ll find an enlarged map and links to join their mailing list. Alternatively, you might find the moderator’s email if you’d just like to relay information to the group without joining.
What do the colors signify?
Each color, with the exception of red, signifies which Partners Against Crime district a neighborhood falls within.
Blue: PAC-1 neighborhoods.
Green: PAC-2 neighborhoods.
Yellow: PAC-3 neighborhoods.
Purple: PAC-4 neighborhoods.
Gray: PAC-5 neighborhoods.
The color red signifies that there is currently no electronic mailing list associated with this neighborhood. Maybe you should create one!
Why doesn’t every neighborhood have membership numbers on the Neighborhoods page?
The vast majority of this membership information is updated real-time by an application that dynamically “scrapes” membership information from each group’s homepage.
Sometimes, this information just isn’t available, so some neighborhoods’ membership sections are left blank. Feel free to contact me with accurate membership numbers for your neighborhood.
Who created this map?
This map is a collaboration between Phil Bost and countless other Durham citizens. While I drew the maps and built this website, I rely on people like you to help me refine borders, communicate accurate information, and provide valuable feedback.
Running this website costs $94 per year. Currently five donations have been made to help with this cost and 70 out of 94 dollars have been raised.
Thank you Laurie, Hassan, Jennifer, Joanna, and Brandon for your support!
To keep this website free of ads, help a neighbor by making a small donation!
Can I make something like this for my city?
I made this using Google Maps (free) and WordPress (free) with almost no prior experience. Contact me for advice (free).