Like many of our peers, we’ve been spending the last few days reading and commenting on entries to the Knight News Challenge, an amazing selection of civic technology projects. Here are a few of our “staff picks”. Enjoy.
Jordan Hare will attend at the Open Tech NYC Conference 2013.
Aaron Ogle will give a talk about Leaflet at the philly.js meetup.
Bring your projects and ideas for projects. Work alongside others interested in the intersection of planning and technology. All are welcome!
What if public meetings were easier to find? How might your civic participation change if you could discover, track and attend meetings that mattered to you?
We have a hunch that better info about meetings will be very powerful. So we’re putting some ideas forward in a proposal for the Knight News Challenge.
At OpenPlans, we’re always on the lookout for innovative thinkers to join our Fellows Program and to help us develop next generation tools for urban planning.
The Three Essential Rules for Building Better Civic Tech: The emphasis on co-design and co-creation in the Living Cities Field Scan is a step in the right direction, though we feel the scan would have benefited from following this practice itself. Based on our experience, following we provide concrete advice for outreach and harmonization with the Read more…
Mjumbe is working on to make legislative data open and useful, by raising awareness within the developer and legislator communities. Many governments datasets are inaccessible or unusable and he’s bringing this to the attention of people who may be able to change that.
The last two weeks have provided simulated views of real cities, simulated views of simulated cities, and new views on old words and old designs. Here’s some of the things we were chatting about in the office this week.
The Atlantic Cities calls us out for being the open-data-loving geeks that we knew we are in “A Mad Lib for Urban Dreamers“. @ifweknew_