Here’s the beginning of a shared toolset that is on the right path, I think. DIYcity invites people to join from wherever they live, and develop Web-based tools and widgets that can be shared to help people in each place take care of business at their locally-connected-grassroots level.

DIYcity is a site where people from all over the world think about, talk about, and ultimately build tools for making their cities work better with web technologies.

The idea is to improve city living, so it’s not (yet) all about sustainability or adaptation. But the distributed, networked structure is similar to my original thinking about AdaptLocal. The site is only 5 months old and it’s still pretty thin on content, but there are about 400 members representing about 40 group locations. Their Project Pool at this time containg: