OpenPlans’ Projects and Staff Featured on NYC 2.0

OpenPlans was on TV! WNYC’s “NYC 2.0: The Travelers” took a glimpse at the projects and initiatives that are being developed here at OpenPlans, and the philosophy and guiding light behind it all. Fast forward to 11:00 to see Jeff Maki explain our involvement with MTA’s Bus Time, followed by interviews with our founder and Chairman, Read more…

GovFresh Awards 2011 – Nominate the best and brightest in civic technology

The 2011 GovFresh Awards will honor the most innovative citizen and city and local government technology projects of the year. GovFresh will showcase all of the city and local leadership and great civic technology work that’s been developed throughout the year. Even if projects or people don’t win, it’s an opportunity for the community to Read more…

Civic Commons: Intelligent Cities Interview with Nick Grossman

At the Intelligent Cities Forum, Peter Corbett of iStrategyLabs spoke with Nick Grossman about how OpenPlans, Civic Commons, and Code for America are improving civic technology through transparent and open data and formats.  The end goal? Improving cities.   Check out the video of the interview after the jump:

Civic Commons Takes Off

A few weeks ago, we wrote about several of OpenPlans initiatives graduating from the internal new project incubator that is our “Civic Works” group.  OpenPlans is fertile ground for new civic technology and media projects — from urban policy media outlets like Streetsblog, Streetfilms and GothamSchools, to public technology projects like Open311, all the way Read more…

Introducing Civic Commons

Today at the Gov 2.0 Summit, we had the pleasure of announcing an exciting new initiative: Civic Commons. Civic Commons’ mission is to help governments share technology more effectively. Governments spend an enormous amount of time and effort producing and procuring technology, and while sharing investment and expertise is completely logical, many barriers stand in Read more…