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  • Making Cities Work Better OpenPlans informs and engages communities through journalism and open source software. Journalism covering Open Govt / Open Cities Open Source urban policy applications & strategy Software Development Since 1999
  • Our Clients & Partners
  • Core Interests • Civic Engagement • Livable Cities & Sustainable Transportation • Open Source Software & Open Technologies • Community Building (real-world and virtual)
  • Open Approach = Leverage
  • Open Approach = Leverage
  • 1 2 3 Online Civic Journalism
  • Civic Journalism: Streetsblog
  • Civic Journalism: Streetfilms
  • Civic Journalism: GothamSchools
  • Civic Journalism: Impacts “Streetfilms’ Ciclovia video was critical in our efforts to engage city leaders to start our own Sunday Streets program. Showing the video to our Mayor was the next best thing to flying him to Bogota to witness the joys of Ciclovia firsthand. The success of San Francisco’s Sunday Streets owes a great debt to Streetfilms’ pioneering work.” — Leah Shahum Executive Director, San Francisco Bicycle Coalition
  • 1 2 3 Open Government Strategy & Technology
  • Open Government: OpenMuni
  • Open Government: NYC Transit Data
  • Open Government: NYC Transit Data
  • Open Government: NYC Transit Data
  • Open Government: NYC Transit Data “Your consistent support and advice throughout the process of opening up has been invaluable” -- Sarah Kaufman Open Data / Developer Program Lead Metropolitan Transportation Authority
  • Open Government: Open311
  • Open Government: Open311
  • Open Government: Open311
  • Open Government: Open311
  • Open Government: Participatory Planning NEW PROJECT: Transportation Feedback Portals + 6 Pilot Projects in 2010-2011 Transparency - Participation - Data - Community Building
  • 1 2 3 Open Source Software Development
  • Open Source: The OpenGeo Suite
  • Open Source: GeoNode THE WORLD BANK
  • Open Source: OpenTripPlanner OpenTripPlanner World’s Largest Open Source Transit Project In just six months, we have received bug reports and code contributions from Spain, Poland, Hungary, Uruguay, and the Netherlands, as well as half a dozen states in the US.
  • Open Source: OneBusAway (real-time bus tracking) NEW PROJECT: NYC Real-Time Bus Tracking + One Pilot Line in 2010 Using existing open source software for 80% of the solution
  • Open Source: OpenBlock NEW PROJECT: OpenBlock A.K.A. “EveryBlock Open Source”
  • Thanks! OpenPlans: Nick Grossman: @nickgrossman