A good thread is growing on the Rust Belt Bloggers ning site.
While the press release is being worked on, the basic context is this:
In two weeks on November 11th, everyone with a blog in the rust belt region is encouraged to dedicate a post that day to physically describing (with photos or video) your neighborhood or a preferred place in your metro.
Then we all link to each other, even through a central site, to explore each other's favorite places in their community.
people from Buffalo visualizing Butler.
people from Ohio City visualizing Oakland.
people from Milwaukee visualizing Mill Creek Park.