Join Frank Hebbert and other civic tech experts for a discussion on how online tools can expand the reach of public engagement.
Transportation planners using Shareabouts to collect input on local road conditions, bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure, and transit.
We’re seeing some great project websites being created on OpenPlans.org. Starting this week, we share tips and tricks to getting the most out of your page. Drop us a line anytime with questions, or head over to our community pages to share ideas and projects with other OpenPlans users.
Getting an OpenPlans page up and running is as simple as going to OpenPlans.org, and creating an account. You’ll be walked through some questions, then presented with an editable view of your project page. From there, you’re one click away from publishing and sharing your page.
So, publishing is easy, but what should you be thinking about when crafting a project description?
Learn how to set up your own Shareabouts map in this workshop with CTO Aaron Ogle.
Are you interested in applying to be a Code for America fellow? Some past and present fellows will be at OpenPlans Tuesday evening, June 24th, to answer your questions and get you excited to fill out that application before the deadline on July 15th. Join Aaron, Mjumbe and others for drinks, snacks, and a beautiful view. RSVP here.
NYC DOT is using Shareabouts and Street View to gather comments about dangerous intersections throughout NYC.
The City of Grand Rapids, Michigan is using OpenPlans to inform and involve everyone in thinking about the future of Downtown Grand Rapids and the Grand River corridor.
Everyone else will see these new features live on OpenPlans.org soon. If your city is doing a project and wants to use OpenPlans, talk to us!
Create Memphis is using Shareabouts to solicit ideas from Memphis residents on the best ways to strengthen their neighborhoods.