*Thorough *Funny *Brilliant *Original: OpenPlans’ Festival of Summer Research

As summer winds down, student interns are wrapping up projects and getting ready to head back to class. To celebrate the spirit of summer research, OpenPlans hosted an informal forum for interns to present — and be non-competitively judged. After each presentation, the crowd voted with signs – including Thorough, Funny, Brilliant, Interesting, Beautiful, Engaging, Original, Read more…

OpenBag: ioby in our backyard.

Erin Barnes and Brandon Whitney stopped by OpenBag on August 3 to introduce OpenPlans to ioby.org. ioby is a platform to connect environmentally-conscious small scale urban projects to donations and support.  Short for “in our backyard”, ioby is a way for local community project organizers to bring these projects to life, by reaching out to find volunteers, garner support Read more…

David Emory and OpenTripPlanner at the White House, Champions of Change

OpenPlans Transportation’s David Emory, Project Lead of OpenTripPlanner, was invited to the White House as part of the administration’s “Champions of Change” series.  Leaders and innovators of their respective fields are invited to speak and share their projects and ideals that will continue America’s out-innovating, out-educating and out-building the rest of the world. David shares his story here: How Open Read more…

OpenBag: OpenRTMS & Michael Doherty

OpenRTMS – Opensource Real Time Mobile Sensor platform – was designed by Michael Doherty, growing out of an interest in compiling and analyzing environmental data.  The project began as his graduate research and development at New York University’s ITP program. OpenRTMS collects data from  sensors hooked to individual’s Android smart-phone to collect one of a variety of data points Read more…

Open & Candid: David Dubovsky

OpenGeo is growing at a fast; an influx of great talented people are coming on board. The freshest of the fresh is David Dubovsky, who joins us from recent stints at the New York MTA, in software marketing and urban planning firms. He joins OpenPlans as OpenGeo’s Marketing Manager. David took some time to tell us Read more…

Jason Eppink Spoke at OpenBag (SA*)

Jason Eppink is a small time instigator, aggregator, maker & doer, and a rabble rouser.  You’ve seen his work before – in blogs, in newspapers and in your friends twitter feeds. His work has taken place on our streets, subways and public places and it makes people laugh, ponder and interact. Jason and his partners have devised and Read more…