Web 2.0

Is your city looking to engage residents online? The latest generation of tools just might be your savior. Or your demise.
Mar 25, 2012   PlaceShakers
Sarah Lai Stirland reports on the new bill, that was to be voted on by the City Council on Wednesday, which would codify many of the principles articulated by open government advocates in recent years.
Mar 1, 2012   Tech President
Lately as I've been trying to help students find information for papers and classes, I've stumbled across a few new examples of faculty using the web to give others access to visual data from their research. Opinion
Feb 1, 2012   By Ann Forsyth
A recent Pew Research study revealed that 58% of 25-34 year old Americans own smartphones, and communicate with each other, and their city governments in new ways.
Oct 14, 2011   American City and Country
More tech workers are choosing the city over the suburbs. Now companies themselves are beginning to follow suit, reports Jon Swartz.
Dec 9, 2010   USA Today
Washington's panoply of hyperlocal news media is filling the holes left by tradition outlets as web 2.0 expands. Since many of the local newspapers have folded, bloggers and other digital media have grown to cover matters at the local level.
Dec 4, 2010   Next American City
One of my first posts back in 2007 dealt with planning faculty blogs (see http://www.planetizen.com/node/24748).  Opinion
Sep 16, 2010   By Ann Forsyth
Urban Omnibus talks with Jennifer Pahlka of Code for America, a group looking to get the youth involved in developing computer programs and applications that help improve urban areas.
Aug 12, 2010   Urban Omnibus
Melissa Lafsky asks if citizen initiative facilities like '311' and 'fixmystreet' should be expanded into an "operating system" for cities.
Jul 9, 2010   The Infrastructurist
Eric Fischer uses Flickr geodata to visualize where photos are taken in cities, and by whom. The result is a colorful divide between tourists and locals in a variety of cities around the world.
Jun 19, 2010   The Map Room
Why build your own? There are several free web applications out there that help cities interface with their citizens. Christian Madera picks the best.
Apr 17, 2010   Next American City