A nonprofit organization has built a heat map that visualizes the growing civic innovation networks across the United States.
Dubbed Networks and American Renewal, this map is the work of New America, which is a non-partisan think tank based in Washington, D.C., that focuses on public policy. The map is essentially a visualization of 25 innovation networks currently working to help communities solve social challenges in more than 270 locales nationwide. The map includes groups ranging from What Works Cities to Data-Driven Justice to the MetroLab Network.
Visitors to the map can use it to zoom in on communities to see which innovation networks are connected to certain areas. It can also be used to identify cities that have become hotbeds for such networks, as well as to find places potentially in need of more civic innovation work.