How BetaNYC builds the tools community boards need for the 21st century.
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.
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.
Erratic time lines, gaps in outdated information and incompatible forms often frustrate the process of locating and accessing data from city agencies.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...
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.
Steven Romalewski, one of the forces behind the development of the Open Accessible Space Information System, takes us on a tour of the online mapping resource's version 2.0.