Frank Hebbert at the Metropolitan Planning Council discussion in Chicago

Frank Hebbert and Streetsblogs' Ben Fried spoke at the Metropolitian Planning Council roundtable discussion on technology's role in community planning and citizen engagement. At question was how new technologies will enrich the planning process, make it more transparent and improve participation, both in number of citizens involved and the quality of interaction. Frank sums it up: “It’s Read more…

Say hello to our new co-habitators: David Moore and Noel Hidalgo

The OpenPlans office is one magical place, filled with designers, developers, map-makers, journalists, advocates and transportation nerds who have a strong leaning towards open data, livable cities, accountable government and healthy appreciation for maps. We open our doors and offer desk space to similarly minded folk to work from our office. 148 Lafayette St is the civic tech hotspot of NYC, Read more…

Open & Candid: Stephen Miller

Stephen Miller joins Streetsblog NY as a reporter. He'll be covering the transportation beat in New York City, bringing you the word from the livable streets. He's currently studying at Pratt Institute's City and Regional Planning program and has worked to engage the community on Metropolitan Branch Trail in Washington D.C. Stephen sat down to talk about Read more…

Open & Candid: Steven Shyu

In June, Steven Shyu joined OpenPlans as a UX developer at OpeGeo. He’s passionate about creating applications that are functional and enjoyable to use. Steven comes to us from Bloomberg News and will work from OpenGeo’sWashington DC office. Let’s jump right in, what will you be working on here at OpenPlans? I'll be part of Read more…