b-roll: Chris is improving our tools for online community engagement

PlanningPress is our web platform for engagement in urban planning projects. We’re working on it in partnership with the NYC Department of Transportation. PlanningPress powers DOT’s Transportation Feedback Portals.  Each portal presents a project and helps the public to be part of the planning process. Take a look at the Jackson Heights portal. The website introduces the changes Read more…

Block Party NYC Site Launched

Who knew there are over 3000 block parties in New York City each summer?  Well, we’ve just launched BlockPartyNYC.org to be the go-to site for everything block party.  The site both contains information to assist you in throwing a block party, and allows you to promote your block party on our interactive map.  You can Read more…

Map Your Comments

We’ve just released a plugin for WordPress that allows comments to be located on a map.  We saw that some of the issues we are exploring on Streetsblog and GothamSchools have an important geographic aspect to them and that the discussions that were taking place around these issues would be enhanced if each comment could Read more…