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…
[Philadelphia's] three-year-old cross-departmental effort PhillyRising program works inside 15 high-crime neighborhoods in hopes of empowering and organizing communities, but director John Farrell said the most common refrain he hears is, “I didn’t know about this,” whether it’s about a community meeting or a neighborhood computer lab or an afterschool program. That’s why the city launched myPhillyRising, a web app tailored to each of the 15 PhillyRising neighborhoods. It’ll act as a virtual bulletin board that lists events, resources, and facilities like computer labs and farmers markets.
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Last week, the City of Philadelphia announced the launch of myPhillyRising.com, to support the great work of the PhillyRising collaborative. The app gives residents quick access to details of local events, information about community resources, recent success stories, and a useful list of nearby facilities like libraries.
We built the app, working with the PhillyRising team and Philly’s tech staff. It’s open source, and we’re working to make it easy for others to get started as contributors. This was an exciting project for us, because PhillyRising is all about building long-term capacity within neighborhoods and giving communities the tools they need to be more empowered.
Shareabouts is putting communities in charge of spending money on their streets and neighborhoods. We’re working with NYC’s Participatory Budgeting program, using Shareabouts maps for people to share and discuss proposals.
The Code for America Summit is always a special occasion for me. It’s not only a time to meet with great hackers and thinkers in the civic technology community, but as 2011 fellow, it’s wonderful to reconnect with the CfA family. This was my third Summit, and it did not disappoint. Here are my highlights.