Frank to speak at Big Open Data workshop at TRB

Heading to TRB this year? Catch Frank at the “Big Data and Open Data for Transportation Services and Public Engagement” workshop on Sunday, January 12th from 1:30 to 4:30pm. The workshop will discuss how Open Big Data can facilitate transportation services and engagement through self-organization, cooperation and activism. Topics to be covered include volunteered geographic information, Open Read more…

PlanningCamp NYC recap

The inaugural PlanningCamp held at Pratt Institute last Saturday was great fun. Thank you to all who attended, volunteered, proposed and led sessions, and helped OpenPlans think about how to develop better planning tools for everyone. The level of enthusiasm and commitment to planning, technology, and public participation and decision making was energizing. If you Read more…

Catch Ellen at the Walking Summit!

Ellen will be presenting at the 2013 Walking Summit, as part of the Community Share Fair, on Wednesday, October 2nd, at 1:40pm. Stop by to see and test out OpenPlans’ latest tools for engaging the public in planning safer streets. Every Body Walk! 2013 Walking Summit Washington, D.C. October 1 – 3

Engaging Millennials in Planning

I was recently on a panel at the Mobilize.org reGenerate summit in Philadelphia. The summit was organized around the question of “how can Millennials play a more active role in shaping the city’s economic and civic life?” It was wonderful to see so many young people passionate about making their places better. I was especially pleased Read more…

Planning for Camp

Have you signed up for PlanningCamp NYC yet? What are you waiting for? There are still spots left for the 9/21 event, which will be at Higgins Hall at Pratt Institute. And we’ll be in the Bay Area on October 12th. For OpenPlans, the PlanningCamp series is an opportunity to hear from planners about what Read more…