From the watercooler… 7/29

Check out a few of the stories, news clips, images, maps and vids bouncing around the OpenPlans office, where the windows won’t open, but our office chatter is Patents and the patent trolls who abuse them. This American Life explores how intellectual property and patent law is stifling invents and being abused. When Patents Attack! Read more…

Who Decides Where the Subways Go?

The Center for Urban Pedagogy and students in the College Now Program at New Design High School in the Lower East Side of New York City ask, “Who decides where the subways go?” The 7 line extension to the Javits Center and the Hudson Yards development is New York City’s first new subway station in 2 decades. As Read more…

From the watercooler…

Check out a few of the stories, news clips, images, maps and vids rocking the OpenPlansisphere this week: We’re going to Arcade next week! “an interactive evening of games selected by Kill Screen and inspired by the exhibition Talk to Me. Guests can play games in a variety of spaces throughout the Museum and the Read more…

Open & Candid: David Emory

OpenPlans excitedly welcomes David Emory to the Open Plans Transportation team. David’s been enthusiastic about transit since the inaugural MARTA train wound through Atlanta and put him to sleep (he was 3 months old).  While that inaugural ride bought transit to new riders, David’s career has lead him to other firsts in making transit accessible to new Read more…

Streetfilms, Moving Beyond English

Streetfilms has had an amazing impact communicating smart urban planning and transportation design through fun-to-watch and high quality short videos. Thanks to Universal Subtitles, which uses crowd sourcing to allow viewers to translate and subtitle videos in most any language, as well as improve upon existing translations, has allowed Streetfilms to be translated into other languages. The Read more…

OpenTripPlanner Powers BusInfo in Tel Aviv, Israel

July 1, 2011 marked a milestone date for the transit riders of Tel Aviv, Israel – citywide transit bus re-routings and new bus lines took effect and thousands of transit users across the 1800 sq km metropolitan area were affected. An exciting change, but also a daunting challenge, as Israel’s only communication of the new Read more…