OpenPlans action cards

Not your usual OpenPlans toolkit

You already know about our online tools for urban planning and citizen engagement. Today we present an offline tool to help you follow your neighborhood planning aspirations. It's still in beta, so tell us what you think. What are the cards? There are many ways to create change on your street. Our action cards can help Read more…

Get ready for TransportationCamp DC ’13

TransportationCamp is returning to DC! On January 12 2013, meet thinkers and doers at the intersection of transportation and technology. Get ready to talk and learn about improving mobility, information design methods, bike share systems, and more… It's an unconference – it's up to you. Registration is open! Sign up here. The event will be Read more…

Shareabouts in action: finding urban social spaces in Cambridge, MA

Kendall Innovation, a group of urban planners, architects and researchers is studying where people connect in cities and how cities might foster social connections, and potentially collaboration and innovation. Using Shareabouts, the group is mapping meetings of three or more people in the Kendall Square area in Cambridge. Been to a meeting in Kendall Square Read more…

Shareabouts in action: finding unsafe intersections in Brooklyn, NY

Make Lafayette Avenue Safer is expanding its successful Fort Greene campaign to other parts of Brooklyn. Their Shareabouts map will document intersections that make your walking and biking trip better or worse. All comments gathered on the map will be coordinated for Community Boards, local elected officials, and police precincts, to make positive changes and to make Read more…

Shareabouts in action: mapping historic assets in Louisville, KY

The University of Louisville's Urban Design Studio and the non-profit City Collaborative are mapping buildings, places, and heritage resources in Louisville that the community values as historic and worth saving, to initiate a public discussion about preservation. Add your favorite Louisville historic site to the map at historiclouisville.shareabouts.org. Check out this great tutorial from the Urban Design Studio: On Shareabouts Read more…

Shareabouts in action: surveying biking to transit, Philadelphia, PA

The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, SEPTA, NJ Transit, PATCO, and DVRPC are collaborating to determine how transit stations can better accommodate bicyclists. Using Shareabouts, the Coalition is finding out where demand for better bicycle facilities is greatest. If you’re a Philly biker, have your say here: biketotransit.shareabouts.org Check out this blog post from the Bicycle Coalition to read more about Read more…