We’ll be at the APA National Conference 2013 in Chicago

We’ll be at the American Planning Association’s 2013 National Conference in Chicago! Follow us @OpenPlans to keep tabs on the sessions we’re headed to and where we’ll be hanging out.

You’ll find us on the following panels –

Social Media and Mobile Apps for Civic Engagement  It’s becoming more and more crucial for planners to keep up with technology as the public-involvement toolbox grows to include an increasing number of online tools. Learn about a new mobile app planners can use to include more community members in the planning process. Sunday, April 14, 9:45AM – 11:00AM

Conceptualizing the Digital City Used well, digital media can narrow the divide between city planners and city dwellers. Explore how urban planners can effectively tell a city’s story using digital media already at their disposal. Sunday, April 141:00PM – 2:15PM

Civic Hacking and You What exactly is civic hacking? This panel session will explore the emerging movement of “civic hackers”—programmers and coders eager to find solutions to complex community problems. Date: Sunday, April 14 2:30PM – 3:45PM

Using Big Data in Planning Practice. This “intelligent cities” session will highlight the “data layers” of particular projects, including the CAF Digital Model, as well as initiatives in New York. Hear what happens when large data sets are employed in particular planning initiatives. Date: Tuesday, April 16, 2:30PM – 3:45PM

On Wednesday, we’ll be at the APA Conference’s Intelligent Cities UnConference.

And of course, the Planning + Civic Tech Happy Hour on Monday night.