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May 11, 2012

O'Reilly Media founder and CEO, believes that government needs to start acting like a platform and less like a solutions provider.

February 13, 2012

The term geodesign,once hard to define, is becoming part of the vernacular in the design field. That observation opened this year's GeoDesign Summit, a gathering of professionals interested in using geospatial technologies to arrive at the best and most sustainable design solutions.

The term geodesign,once hard to define, is becoming part of the vernacular in the design field. That observation opened this year's GeoDesign Summit, a gathering of professionals interested in using geospatial technologies to arrive at the best and most sustainable design solutions.

December 5, 2011

November 23, 2011

Our everyday lives are increasingly shaped by digital media technologies, from smart cards and intelligent GPS systems to social media and smartphones. How can we use digital media technologies to make our cities more social, rather than just more hi-tech? This international conference brings together key thinkers and doers working in the fields of new media and urbanism.

Our everyday lives are increasingly shaped by digital media technologies, from smart cards and intelligent GPS systems to social media and smartphones. How can we use digital media technologies to make our cities more social, rather than just more hi-tech?

October 28, 2011

Communities use mobile phones to gather data about things that are important to them. The Center for Embedded Network Sensing (NSF) is at the forefront of Participatory Sensing.

October 7, 2011

CityCamp Colorado 2011 will bring together government professionals, private sector specialists, members of academia, the press, and other interested citizens with the goal of creating actionable plans and efforts to make our governments more accessible.

CityCampColorado 2011 brings together people like yourself to share ideas to enhance access to government.

Citizens are becoming more engaged and more frustrated with government.  They are becoming more active and expecting government to respond.

The Internet, social media, smartphones, and many other tools hold the promise of improving government.   Government and citizens alike need to take advantage of these tools to realize that promise.  

October 7, 2011

PARK(ing) Day: User-Generated Urbanism from Brandon Bloch on Vimeo.

This annual event gets citizens from around the globe involved by turn parking spaces into mini-parks for a day to demonstrate the need for more urban green space.

October 5, 2011

American cities are filled with trees. Often referred to as the urban forest, these trees line our streets, improve our air and water quality, and enhance our neighborhoods. Maintaining and caring for the trees is both a crucial and time consuming process. When municipal departments and non-profit or community groups organize management tasks, a current and complete inventory of street trees can be a valuable tool to assist with scheduling planting and tending efforts. Unfortunately, such inventories are resource intensive and can be difficult for organizations to conduct on a regular basis.

September 30, 2011

Mapumental: nice tool from mySociety, providing public transport travel times using dynamic location search technology.

September 9, 2011

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August 10, 2011

Free online workshop on the practical use of social media and web-based tools hosted by the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies (TRB) will feature panel discussions lead by experts and interactive breakout sessions.

Free online workshop on the practical use of social media and web-based tools hosted by the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies (TRB) will feature panel discussions lead by experts, interactive process and policy breakout sessions, case studies and tutorials.

Panel Discussions: 

  • Planning and Strategizing a Social Media Portfolio
  • Engaging your Audience

 

Topics include:

June 30, 2011

Betaville: a new open-source urban planning program now available which could change the way in which architectural projects move from design to reality. The sotware offers local communities a better way to envision proposed changes, and an opportunity to provide input beforethey vote on whether or not to implement the changes.

June 5, 2011

Introduction to Civic Commons (civiccommons.org), a new non-profit initiative that helps governments use shared technology to improve public services, transparency, accountability, citizen participation, and management effectiveness, all while saving money.

June 3, 2011

A one-day bar camp on using local data to build apps for Oakland at Kaiser Center.  Innovate Oakland (InOak),  Oakland Local and Code for America are organizing a day to brainstorm and work on concepts for mobile apps for the Knight/FCC Apps for Communities competition.

Innovate Oakland (InOak),  Oakland Local and Code for America are organizing a day to brainstorm and work on concepts for mobile apps for the Knight/FCC Apps for Communities competition.

June 1, 2011

Games for Change is the leading global advocate for supporting and making games for social impact. Keynote speaker: Vice President Al Gore.

Games for Change is the leading global advocate for supporting and making games for social impact. Keynote speaker: Vice President Al Gore.

All Access passholders and Pre-Festival Summit passholders will automatically receive a complimentary ticket to this keynote when they check in for Monday’s workshop. If you are purchasing a Festival Only Pass (Tues-Wed), you can also purchase a ticket to Al Gore’s keynote by selecting the “Festival Only + Al Gore Keynote” ticket when registering.

June 1, 2011

If you had just 24 hours to impact your city, what would you do? Teams compete over 24 hours to explore intersection of built environment, data, arts, and tech.

If you had just 24 hours to impact your city, what would you do?

As a creative experiment in temporary urbanism and digital innovation, the 24-Hour City Project explores the intersection of data, arts, and technology within the built environment. The project aims to demonstrate how technology, imagination, and innovation can envision our future cities.

Intelligent Cities is hosting the 24 Hour City Project in collaboration with the Intelligent Cities Initiative and the National Building Museum.

May 14, 2011

A short film about #opendata from the Open Knowledge Foundation. For more information, see: opengovernmentdata.org.