A living city is always in Beta. Let’s Play. Carl Skelton discusses how an open source, multi-player environment for cities can expand the participatory toolset of engaged urban citizens.
Susan Piedmont-Palladino and Scott Kratz talk about a National Building Museum initiative to explore how we live in cities today and how to make better decisions for our future.
New City Reader
Kazys Varnelis discusses the temporary "newspaper of public space" he created with Joseph Grima for the New Museum exhibition "The Last Newspaper."
David Mahfouda and Alex Pasternack discuss a mobile app that could make NYC’s fleet of 13,000 taxis a more efficient, affordable, and social mode of transit.
Code for America
Jennifer Pahlka, founder of a non-profit that links city governments and web 2.0 talent, envisions a future in which city governments act more like the citizens they serve.
Frameworks for Citizen Responsiveness: Towards a Read/Write Urbanism
Adam Greenfield ponders the ways citizens call out trouble spots in the urban landscape and asks how we might redesign the performance of that landscape itself.
Open Data Standards for City Agencies
Erratic time lines, gaps in outdated information and incompatible forms often frustrate the process of locating and accessing data from city agencies. Even learning what data exists – let alone its availability – may require some serious mining. Besides, once researchers and tech developers get their hands on data, the city may have its own ideas about...
Efficiency and Effectiveness: Inside the Regional Assembly
Samir Shah recaps “Innovation and the American Metropolis” and calls for a broad and values-based vision to guide design and planning's use of technology.
Innovation and the American Metropolis
In advance of a major policy event on technology's impact on regional planning, Tom Wright and Rob Lane discuss the meaning and uses of innovation in the New York metro-region.
Letting Off Some Steam
Jeff Maki explains Manhattan's District Steam Service as a case study in how citizens can engage in the maintenance of infrastructure.