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Abhijeet Chavan is co-founder and co-editor-in-chief of Planetizen.
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Abhijeet Chavan is the co-founder and co-editor-in-chief of Planetizen and the executive producer of Planetizen Courses. He is also the chief technology officer of Urban Insight, Inc., the technology consulting firm that operates Planetizen. Abhijeet Chavan has over 20 years of technology consulting experience working with government, higher education, legal services, and non-profit clients. Abhijeet is the founder of OpenAdvocate and the creator of DLAW web platform, WriteClearly plain-language authoring tool and ReadClearly legal web glossaries. Abhijeet was named to the Fastcase 50 list of global legal innovators in 2017.

Abhijeet previously coordinated geographic information (GIS), software development, and data projects for the Imaging Systems Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He also served as the information technology coordinator for the East St. Louis Action Research Project, a cross-disciplinary initiative of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign working with residents and community groups in severely distressed urban areas.Abhijeet received his Master of Architecture (M. Arch) and Master of Landscape Architecture (M.L.A) degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Recent Posts

November 5, 2013, 11am PST
A collection of satellite photos reveals the planet's beauty and vulnerability from threats such as desertification, sprawl, and pollution.
September 7, 2013, 1pm PDT
Project to map corporate shuttle routes of Silicon Valley giants such as Apple, Google, & Facebook, outlines the forces behind gentrification in San Francisco and reveals a startling pattern of reverse sprawl.
September 7, 2013, 11am PDT
A report by NOAA & UK's Met Office says climate change may have contributed some of the extreme weather events in 2012.
The Guardian
September 6, 2013, 1pm PDT
Portland launches first U.S. mobile ticketing apps to enable mass transit riders to buy tickets with their iPhone and Android smartphones.
September 6, 2013, 10am PDT
Carmakers are developing technologies to alert drivers and pedestrians if they are about to collide.
The Car Connection
September 6, 2013, 9am PDT
New maglev train in Japan reached 310 mph on a test track. With construction about to begin, some worry that declining population would make the project unsustainable.
September 6, 2013, 8am PDT
Researchers find that among the largest 100 metro regions in the U.S. , those with a larger middle class, provide higher economic mobility.
The Atlantic Cities
September 5, 2013, 2pm PDT
Artist spends decades creating an always-growing hand-drawn paper map of an imaginary place. Development is determined by drawing a random card from a custom deck of cards.
Visual News
September 5, 2013, 11am PDT
Android app enables users with smartphones to take panoramic photos of remote places to share on Google Photo Sphere.
Los Angeles Times
August 30, 2013, 1pm PDT
Non-profit group works to improve efficiency of local governments with technology hacks.
Los Angeles Times