DisponibleEnCordoba is a visualisation of vacant public buildings in Cordoba city. This project uses custom designed online maps based on OpenStreetMap data with a slim and cost effective backend. All the data is published under a ODCODbL Open Data licence and have been used by local NGOs and public administration for urban planning strategies

In 2009, dosymedio’s collective began a research about abandoned publicly owned spaces called Looking for creative spaces. After that, we extended this work from Colaborativa.eu for the Independent Creative Space’s project. Since then, many people have showed great interest on that research and asked us to publish it so that’s why we are realizing “#DisponibleEnCordoba”.

Public data = open data

Córdoba, like many other Spanish cities, has dozens of abandoned publicly owned buildings in good state of conservation all around. Meanwhile, numerous associations, collectives and organizations lack adequate spaces for meeting and working.

While working to transform one of these publicly owned buildings into the Creative Independence Space of Cordoba we were able to verify the great chaotic situation regarding the management of public real state. Frequently, even the managers themselves did not know about the building’s ownership or the feasibility of the new use widely announced by the local press. We believe that this information should be published, updated and easily accessible by all the citizens.

Visualizing abandoned publicly owned buildings

“#DisponibleEnCordoba” collects many of the publicly owned buildings that are partially or totally abandoned in our city. Beside locating the buildings on a map, we have collected additional and precise information about the buildings themselves (pictures, address and property code) and related news, often contradictory information, which are spread out all over the Web.

Additionally to publishing the web, we have released the data (in JSON and CSV format) so anybody can access them and generate derivative works with no restrictions. Our aim is to maintain the list as detailed and up-to-date as possible so any citizen, organization or association could use the compiled information. If you like to help us to complete the list and keep it up-to-date then send us a tweet to @colaborativaeu using the hashtag #DisponibleEnCordoba or an email to info@colaborativa.eu with the building location and status, and press links or official information.