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…

May 6th in SF: The Power of Open APIs for Government

Open data and Open APIs are increasingly powerful vectors for what Tim O’Reilly has called ‘government as a platform.’

That’s why we’re excited about the upcoming Open APIs for Government event being held at San Francisco’s City Hall on May 6 at 6:30pm. We hope to see many of you there for lively discussion of the importance of open government in the era of open data and open source. Read on..

Update: Phil Ashlock on Brian Lehrer Live

On Wednesday, Phil Ashlock of TOPP Labs appeared on Brian Lehrer Live. Along with Chris Schoenfeld of, Phil spoke about transit applications, Open 311 and opportunity for open government initiatives to "unleash an unlimited number of ways that data can be used." The video is available here, and Chris and Phil appear starting at Read more…