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.
Feb 1, 2012 By
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). Blog Post
Sep 16, 2010 By
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