10 February 2011

Cities, Code, and Civics ~ Urban Innovations...

MIT Center for Future Civic Media kicks off their Civic Media Sessions tonight with Cities, Code, and Civics featuring three experts in using information technologies and new media to help connect us in our cities, all moderated by Chris Csikszentmihályi. Very interesting concert of ideas...
  • Nick Grossman with OpenPlans, a NYCity civic media tech organization helping cities work better. Very involved in transit, standardizing info-services like 311, giving access to underlying data sets;
  • Nigel Jacob from New Urban Mechanics, a Boston City Mayor's Office endeavor to deliver useful urban innovations including CitizenConnect;
  • Max Ogden with Code for America, public service for geeks, who has created the PDXAPI to allow developers to have at Portland's urban data. One example is Find Some Nature!
Coming up are Civic Media sessions on IP & Public Good, Global Flows, Civic Media for Vulnerable Populations, and Civic Disobedience.

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