Play 'Name That Neighborhood'

Looking for a stimulating way to waste some time this afternoon? A new game from the inventive software developers at Code for America will test how well you know your city - down to the neighborhood.

If they keep coming up with such "playful takes on urban planning," Code for America may soon draw the ire of employers everywhere.

Click that ‘hood is their newest foray into the not-so-trivial pursuit of urban enlightenment, explains Emily Badger. "The site is a game – or a test, depending on your perspective – that challenges you to identify 20 or more neighborhoods on a map as quickly as possible against a running clock. The project, built with neighborhood boundary data from Zillow and other local sources, began in Louisville but has since expanded to 15 other cities."

If you can code, follow the site's detailed instructions for adding your own city to their growing roster.

"Let the testing begin... as well as, we assume, the quarreling over whether these neighborhood distinctions are right in the first place."

Full Story: This Name That Neighborhood Game Will Distract You All Afternoon

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