As you might have heard, the Office of the Managing Director in Philadelphia recently launched myPhillyRising.com, which we built. Here’s some more info about tech behind the the app, and what we’re doing to create an engaged community of developers around it.
Here’s Aaron presenting at the Geo Open Source Conference
Make Brooklyn Safer is using Shareabouts to collect information on dangerous streets, covered today by DNAinfo –
“We’re just fed up,” local parent and meeting organizer Hilda Cohen said. “This is an opportunity to get people in the community together who want to make change.”
The first goal of the group is to get more than 300 people to attend the march that will begin on the corner where Lucian died — DeKalb and Clermont avenues — and end at the 88th Precinct Community Council meeting, which will take place at 209 Clermont Ave.
The group — newly named Make Brooklyn Safer— is set to present their demands for better traffic enforcement to local police along with a newly created online interactive map that documents “unsafe street conditions and unsafe behavior in Fort Greene and surrounding neighborhoods.”
The map allows users to tag a spot where they witness a traffic violation and add pictures and comments in that place. Locals have already tagged more than 30 spots they have deemed “troubled locations.”
Make Brooklyn Safer also plans to lobby the city Department of Transportation and local politicians for more stop signs, stop lights and speed bumps in the area.
Read more – Locals to March on Police Meeting in Wake of 9-Year-Old Pedestrian’s Death. See the map at map.makebrooklynsafer.org.
This Saturday, November 16th, TransportationCamp West is at UC Berkeley to bring together the west coast’s leading thinkers about transportation and technology. Brought to you in collaboration with Young Professionals in Transportation and UC Berkeley, TransportationCamp West features plenty of unconferencing, plus keynotes from Ed Reiskin, Kevin Novak, and Michael Mugurski. Visit the event page Read more…
Heading to the Open Planning Tools Symposium in Sacramento this year? We’ll be there for a hands-on work-sessions with scenario planning tool developers, researchers, and high-level users, including the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, Sonoran Institute, Place Matters, and many others. This year’s event is hosted by the Sacramento Area Council of Governments, November 20-21. Read more…
Are you attending the Geo Open Source Conference today? If so, be sure to catch Aaron’s talk — Walkshed.js: Measuring Walkability with Client-side Raster Processing. 3:50pm on the dot. The Geo Open Source Conference is from 1-9pm at the Arch Street Meeting House, hosted by the GeoPhilly meetup and LocationTech. Click here for tickets.
This Thursday Frank will be speaking at Open City from 7-8:30pm in the Kellen Auditorium at 66th Fifth Ave. and 13th St., hosted by The New School’s Urban Colloquium. He will be joined by John Kaehny of Reinvent Albany and Michael Freedman-Schnap of the Office of Councilmember Brad Lander. Stop by to hear the latest Read more…