What’s New in Shareabouts

We’ve been giving Shareabouts a lot of attention lately and have published quite a few releases. The CSS has been completely rewritten to improve the mobile experience and simplified to make customization easier. And some lingering layout bugs were squashed too. Here’s a summary of what we’ve been up to… UI Refresh + Streamlined Workflow Read more…


Civic Relationships: Hackers + Planners + Citizens

I recently sat down with a group of passionate planners, hackers, and citizens at the APA Intelligent Cities Unconference morning session to discuss “Online Public Participation.” We all agreed that meaningful citizen input is often hindered by citizens not having all the facts or not being able to examine the data.
But this is a difficult challenge, as planners generally have insufficient resources to help citizens understand the issues, especially online.


Planning Hack Night


Planning Hack Night, March 27th

Aaron, Mjumbe, and Andrew (of Vizzuality.com) at Planning Hack Night

Andrew of Vizzuality with Aaron and Mjumbe at Planning Hack Night (Photo by Javier de la Torre)

The New NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide

Today, OpenPlans launched a redesign of the National Association of City Transportation Officials website, along with the new Urban Bikeway Design Guide developed with Alta Planning. The guide is a collection of 21 innovative bikeway treatments designed to provide “state-of-the-practice” solutions that practitioners can reference to make their streets more livable, and help promote safe Read more…