We’re through to the second round of the Knight News Challenge, with a proposal to bring great websites to every planning project. Give us your feedback.
Mark Headd documents some great experiments in procurement going on at the City of Philadelphia, using Github to solicit proposals –
In addition, several of the responses were highly creative – responding firms took advantage of the fact that the submission platform was a GitHub repo and made the most of the opportunity. One firm created a compelling webpage using GitHub pages to tell the story of Philadelphia residents who might use the new mobile app – they didn’t do this in addition to their standard response, this was their response.
Gothamist covers TA’s CrashStories, built with Shareabouts –
Ever witness a car crash and want to do something more than just wait around for investigators to not take your statement? Now you can document what you saw on a website that plans to map as many NYC crashes as possible. Transportation Alternatives launched the “CRASH Stories” map today; the interactive website lets “you report about any crashes or near-misses’ that you witnessed or happened to you, whether just now, recently or in the past.
Planning Hack Night, March 27th
In a series of blog posts over the next two weeks, we’ll discuss how tools we’re building at OpenPlans can help alleviate some of the challenges all Community Boards face.
This week there was a lot of talk about open data. The fulfillment of open data promises, and the many opportunities open data offers to solve myriad problems. Here are some of the open data topics that we were chatting about in the office this week: Author Evgeny Morozov argues that the term ”open” may be have Read more…