How to write about your planning project, part 1

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?

Moving Grand Rapids forward, with help from OpenPlans

Screen Shot 2014-06-13 at 10.00.33 AMThe 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.

GRForward.org uses some new OpenPlans features, including image galleries, easy links to social media feeds, and a Shareabouts map for sharing ideas and observations.

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!