Stomping Ground poses a question to children, asking if they feel safe or unsafe walking around in their neighborhood, for example on their walk to school.
If we have dozens or hundreds of crowdsourced maps, how do we explore the results? We can take the data collected from every individual map and generate heat maps to see which locations are getting a lot of attention.
That’s the question on our minds as we prepare to start work with Louisville, KY. We’re partnering with Living Cities to investigate how tech can broaden engagement.
FROM THE WHITEBOARDS: The Institutions Mapper helps any public process where you need to document nearby organizations.
Over the next few months, we’re going to share more of our internal processes, especially ideas we’re exploring for new tools. Wxpect to see posts here with sticky notes and other takeaways from our lunchtime chats and whiteboard sessions.
Join us at OpenPlans HQ for drinks and chat about planning and tech. Some of us are on the #planningtech Google Group, but it’s been quiet recent. Let’s meet up and share what’s been happening and what we’re all, ahem, planning on doing.
The Knight News Challenge is asking the important question, “How might we improve the way citizens and governments interact?” We’re seeing some great ideas in the mix, and we just added a few of our own…
Keith Williams stopped by to give a rundown of his rundown of Brooklyn’s neighborhoods, The Weekly Nabe.
Tune in Friday to hear him talking about tech in planning, with a focus on crowdsourcing tools like Shareabouts. Registration details and more below.
Future of Civic Technology: A Talk with Jeff Maki. I sat down with Jeff Maki to take a different look at what the future of our industry might be…Building on the report’s suggestions to “share success and failure” and work toward a comprehensive “ecosystem” to support our line of work, we dove into the “how.” via Code Read more…