This week’s infographic comes from the great folks at People for Urban Progress, right from our own backyard.
The latest output from this innovative outfit provides a roadmap for you, the Indianapolis resident, to take an idea through local government.
According to PUP, “The information presented here should be useful for the 839,489 people that live in the nation’s 12th largest city. Our goal would be that these 839,489 people have access to this infographic. See below on how YOU can help.”
Contact PUP if you’d like to order a printed poster or want to help distribute this.
If you don’t know about People for Urban Progress, you should. Rather than a lot of folks around town who talk, discuss, pontificate, or kvetch, this organization does.
Co-Founder Michael Bricker is a true Renaissance man: filmmaker, designer, entrepreneur, college professor. He created a think tank in action, answering questions before they’re asked. “What should we do with all that material covering the Hoosier Dome rather than just putting it in a landfill?” Answer: Use that material to produce wallets, clutches, business card cases, notebooks, messenger bags, and iPad covers. This effort led to the bestowing of the inaugural Indiana Innovation Award to the nonprofit for repurposing 13 of 15 acres of this material.
In addition to finding these items and local-themed t-shirts, posters, and postcards at their HQ on the second floor of the Murphy Building in Fountain Square, shop for PUP merch at Outpost, Homespun, and IndySwank or online.
They’ve salvaged the seats from venerable Bush Stadium that you’ll find at bus stops, they and repurposed more than 5 miles of Super Bowl signage into wallets and beach bags.
And they’re just getting started. Put PUP on your radar, or sport one of their I Have an Idea shirts. They make being community involved really cool.