Part of AdaptNY’s aim is to foster a conversation based around primary source documents. We’re continuously collecting and presenting documentation on how New York will adapt to climate change.
As part of our initial experimentation, we’re asking a handful of knowledgeable stakeholders to weigh in on one particular document, Mayor Bloomberg’s climate resiliency report. This behind-the-scenes discussion will help give us a better sense of how document-based discussions may unfold.
Then, in the coming weeks once we’re fully underway, everyone will have a chance to join the discussion around our document library. You’ll be able to not only read any of this documentation, but also to comment on it publicly and to read others comments.
We hope this approach – developed with our technology partner DocumentCloud – will lead to a more informed, constructive discussion, one that will be useful to stakeholders, citizens and policymakers alike.
Let us know what you think about our approach (via comments below).
And if you’d like to be part of our initial experiment over the coming weeks, sign up via this simple form or email email@example.com.
UPDATE: We’ve improved our document annotation tool so that all you need to do is to just go to the Bloomberg resiliency report, log in using one of your usual social networks and have at it!