Streetfilms & Streetsblog Happy Hour

  You’re all invited to the Streetsblog & Streetfilms Happy Hour! Join the Streetsblog and Streetfilms team at Red Lantern, Brooklyn’s premiere cafe bike shop, for an evening of fun and films. Celebrate the growing livable streets movement and meet the stars of the My NYC Biking Story Streetfilms. Drink specials courtesy of Red Lantern. Wednesday, May Read more…

Donate to Streetsblog & Streetfilms: Help Us Raise $30,000 by June 1

Streetsblog and Streetfilms have launched their spring pledge drive with a goal is to raise $30,000 by June 1.  Give to Streetsblog, give to Streefilms, or give to ‘em both.  Your giving ensures that your online voice for livable, safe and complete streets stays heard within the public conversation. Thanks to previous support from readers: Streetsblog has produced Read more…

Choosing Open Source?…Be Not Afraid, says OpenGeo’s Paul Ramsey

Why is the shift towards open source smart, cost-effective and just plain evolutionary correct? OpenGeo’s Paul Ramsey points out why open source software is the better choice over proprietary software in his presentation “Be Not Afraid .. A Manager’s Guide to Open Source Software.”   It covers the who’s, the how’s, and the why’s of the GIS Read more…

Opening access to scenario planning tools

Can open source tools and approaches change how we do scenario planning? The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and the Sonoran Institute today launched a new report, Opening Access to Scenario Planning Tools. The report emerges from a series of workshops and conversations convened by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and the Sonoran Institute in 2010 and 2011. Read more…

Why Open Source?

via The Linux Foundation Just what is open source software and how does the open source development process work?  This video explains why the development approach for Linux is better, faster and produces a more stable kernel and operating system.  There are some pretty eye-opening statistics for the sheer amount of code that is written for Read more…

OpenBag: I Heart M15

O, the bus.  The poor beleaguered bus.  Ridership is down, routes are being cut and perceptions are low.  Sure, sometimes its slow, it’ll leave you waiting, and sometimes, especially when you’re really late, it just doesn’t show up. But for the large number of people who rely on the bus for at least some of their commute, Read more…