Next For Me: Better Cities Through Public Service

I have two long-held beliefs: that cities are the key to solving some of society’s most difficult challenges, and that one’s vocation is often the most effective mechanism by which a person can build for a better world. I have been most fortunate to integrate these beliefs through my work with many forward-thinking, outward-looking organizations Read more…

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User Testing Civic Design

Last month, OpenPlans and Code for America convened a testing and user research workshop, with the goal of getting as many public sector participants as possible. While not necessarily part of their official job description, all the participants understood that as city agencies put more information and services online, thinking about the end users of that information and services is an important part of service delivery.

We’re looking for Planning Fellows

Are you interested in using data to create better communities? Or enabling more people to know what’s going on with their local planning projects? Come be a Planning Fellow at OpenPlans! We’re looking for fellows to work alongside us on two fascinating challenges this spring and summer: turning community input from Shareabouts into valuable information, Read more…

Meet our new CTO

2014 is going to be a busy year for OpenPlans, as we turn Plan In A Box from a good idea into a great tool. To keep us producing high-quality software, we’re taking the important step of making someone responsible for thinking through our tech choices and improving how we do projects. I’m delighted to announce that Aaron is stepping up to become OpenPlans’ CTO.

TransportationCamp Chat with Chris Pangilinan

OpenPlans and friends are convening the third annual TransportationCamp DC on January 11, 2014, at George Mason University’s Arlington campus. If you haven’t already signed up, you are very welcome.  We’re reaching out to leaders and thinkers in the transportation and technology field, and asking them about what is interesting and important in the field right now. I spoke with Read more…

TransportationCamp Chat with Tom Fairchild

OpenPlans and friends are convening the third annual TransportationCamp DC on January 11, 2014, at George Mason University’s Arlington campus. If you haven’t already signed up, you are very welcome. We’re reaching out to leaders and thinkers in the transportation and technology field, and asking them about what is interesting and important in the field right now. I spoke Read more…

Aaron Ogle at State of the Map US

Aaron on stage last week at State of the Map US talking about OSM data tiles.