Exploring Denver’s Beautiful Streets

Beautiful Streets is launching in Denver, hosted by Place Matters: Over the next couple of months we will be asking the city to answer the basic question: which street is more beautiful?  We hope to generate a large database of crowdsourced data on preferences for streets throughout the city.  The choices have been randomly generated Read more…

OpenBag: Chelsea Mauldin from The Public Policy Lab

Chelsea Mauldin presented how the work of Public Policy Lab tries to answer these kinds of questions at a recent OpenBag talk. The Public Policy Lab is a non-profit that works with policymakers and city agencies to help them innovate citizen-serving services: “We engage the public and policy makers in the design process and especially people Read more…

Watercooler: Bike Share and Beyond

Here’s some of the chatter that bubbled up around our office water cooler over the last few weeks: + “Unfortunately for car companies,” Jordan Weissmann noted at theatlantic.com a couple weeks back, “today’s teens and twenty-somethings don’t seem all that interested in buying a set of wheels. They’re not even particularly keen on driving.” But why?…. Read more…

Open & Candid: Aaron Sutula

Aaron Sutula has previously worked at the National Weather Service, working on an agency-first project to deliver weather info directly to consumer’s mobile devices. At OpenPlans he’ll be working to make Bus Time faster, more responsive and just plain better.  Aaron sat down to talk about where he’s been, what he’s been doing and where he Read more…