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Open
Vancouver
creating a
city
that thinks
like the web
david eaves
    citizen
    blogger
     fellow
tim wilson
citizen
GIS guru
father
our point:
1. openess and
participation created
a better internet.
our point:
1. openess and
participation created
a better internet.
They can also create a
better city.
our point:
2. where did this come
from?
our point:
3. what the open city
motion could mean for
vancouver
our point:
4. what’s next
<1>
openess and participation
created a better internet
  they can also create a
        better city
1998
1998
philip owen is mayor
WTO protests in seattle
exxon buys mobil
microsoft goes to court
france wins the world cup
1998
philip owen is mayor
WTO protests in seattle
exxon buys mobil
microsoft goes to court
france wins the world cup

and
...
1998

the web is in danger
the mozilla project
is born
1998
The Mozilla project is a global community
of people who believe that openness,
innovation, and opportunity are key to...
public benefit
The Mozilla project is a global community
of people who believe that openness,
innovation, and opportunity ...
open source
together we
rebuilt the platform,
                        open source
rebuilt the browser,
improved the web,
got things mo...
together we
rebuilt the platform,
                        open source
rebuilt the browser,
improved the web,
got things mo...
together we
rebuilt the platform,
                        open source
rebuilt the browser,
improved the web,
got things mo...
together we
rebuilt the platform,
                        open source
rebuilt the browser,
improved the web,
got things mo...
together we
rebuilt the platform,
                        open source
rebuilt the browser,
improved the web,
got things mo...
Mike Beltzner, developer
1
Mike Beltzner, Developer
1


                                Firefox development team



                          120
Mike Beltzner, developer


                           firefox development team
                 120

                     ...
Mike Beltzner, developer
                     firefox development team
               120
                                ...
Mike Beltzner, Developer

                   firefox development team
                                     daily contribut...
Mike Beltzner, Developer

                    firefox development team
                                       daily contri...
mozilla encourages people to

participate
mozilla encourages people to

participate
mozilla encourages people to

participate
mozilla encourages people to

           participate

$200,000
mozilla encourages people to

participate


this is the logic of the web
we encouraged people to

participate


this is how the web thinks
mozilla encourages people to

participate


this is how the web thinks
it makes the web better
can we ask people to

participate
online




 … to create a better city?
yes!
the long tail
of public policy
city of vancouver’s
 knowledge/capacity
everybody else
an academic
you
              your     your
      me      mom    neighbour
city of vancouver
   already does
   open source
program delivery
911
police/ambulance/fire
police/ambulance/fire




       citizens
<2>
where did this come
       from?
Toronto



            Washington, DC

Vancouver
<3>
what the open city
 motion means for
     vancouver
• Open and Accessible Data - the City of
  Vancouver will freely share with citizens,
  businesses and other jurisdictions...
• Open and Accessible Data - the City of
  Vancouver will freely share with citizens,
  businesses and other jurisdictions...
• Open and Accessible Data - the City of
  Vancouver will freely share with citizens,
  businesses and other jurisdictions...
• Open and Accessible Data - the City of
  Vancouver will freely share with citizens,
  businesses and other jurisdictions...
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT in pursuit of open
data the City of Vancouver will:
Identify immediate opportunities to distri...
<4>
what’s next
“Identify immediate
opportunities to distribute
     more of its data”
Open Sourcing
the Open Motion
“Identify immediate
opportunities to distribute
     more of its data”
catalogue data
      open API (311!)
311 twitter integration (SF)
        central index
example:
example:
www.seeclickfix.com
example:
www.fixmystreet.ca
www.fixmystreet.com
www.fixmystreet.ca
www.fixmystreet.ca
very low cost
citizen run
useful
www.fixmystreet.ca
very low cost
citizen run
useful
participatory and
open
example:
www.appsfordemocracy.org
dc.everyblock.com/
“The first edition of Apps for
democracy yielded 47 web, iPhone and
     Facebook apps in 30 days - a
  $2,300,000 value t...
you are not alone
Shari Wallace
1
Shari Wallace
1
                          City of Vancouver IT team



                    100
Shari Wallace
                      City of Vancouver IT team

                100                               data geek...
Shari Wallace
                      City of Vancouver IT team
                120
                                        ...
Mike Beltzner, Developer

                   firefox development team
                                     data geeks
    ...
Shari Wallace

                City of Vancouver IT team
                                   fata geeks
                   ...
the bargain
the city:

        listen
        engage
     ask for help
Make data available as
  quickly as possible
the community:

       participate
       be patient
           help
make the data come alive
 for you and citizens as
   ...
open process
open process
blog what you are doing
open process
blog what you are doing
      ask for help
open process
 blog what you are doing
       ask for help
get feedback before acting
  leverage the community
if we keep the bargain
we can be heroes…
…if just for one day
thinkliketheweb.org
   www.eaves.ca

   Re-mixes & Attributions
   Mark Surman – A City that
   thinks like the web



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Creating a City That Thinks like the Web (Vancouver Remix)

Presentation made to city of Vancouver employees on the meaning of the Open Motion passed by city council on May 21st, 2009.

Creating a City That Thinks like the Web (Vancouver Remix)

  1. 1. Open Vancouver
  2. 2. creating a city that thinks like the web
  3. 3. david eaves citizen blogger fellow
  4. 4. tim wilson citizen GIS guru father
  5. 5. our point: 1. openess and participation created a better internet.
  6. 6. our point: 1. openess and participation created a better internet. They can also create a better city.
  7. 7. our point: 2. where did this come from?
  8. 8. our point: 3. what the open city motion could mean for vancouver
  9. 9. our point: 4. what’s next
  10. 10. <1> openess and participation created a better internet they can also create a better city
  11. 11. 1998
  12. 12. 1998 philip owen is mayor WTO protests in seattle exxon buys mobil microsoft goes to court france wins the world cup
  13. 13. 1998 philip owen is mayor WTO protests in seattle exxon buys mobil microsoft goes to court france wins the world cup and the web is in danger
  14. 14. 1998 the web is in danger the mozilla project is born
  15. 15. 1998 The Mozilla project is a global community of people who believe that openness, innovation, and opportunity are key to the continued health of the Internet. the web is in danger the mozilla project is born
  16. 16. public benefit The Mozilla project is a global community of people who believe that openness, innovation, and opportunity are key to the continued health of the Internet.
  17. 17. open source
  18. 18. together we rebuilt the platform, open source rebuilt the browser, improved the web, got things moving
  19. 19. together we rebuilt the platform, open source rebuilt the browser, improved the web, got things moving
  20. 20. together we rebuilt the platform, open source rebuilt the browser, improved the web, got things moving
  21. 21. together we rebuilt the platform, open source rebuilt the browser, improved the web, got things moving
  22. 22. together we rebuilt the platform, open source rebuilt the browser, improved the web, got things moving using openness and participation
  23. 23. Mike Beltzner, developer 1
  24. 24. Mike Beltzner, Developer 1 Firefox development team 120
  25. 25. Mike Beltzner, developer firefox development team 120 daily contributors 100s
  26. 26. Mike Beltzner, developer firefox development team 120 daily contributors weekly contributors 100s 1000s
  27. 27. Mike Beltzner, Developer firefox development team daily contributors 100s weekly contributors 1000s beta testers 500,000
  28. 28. Mike Beltzner, Developer firefox development team daily contributors weekly contributors beta testers 500,000 daily users 120 million
  29. 29. mozilla encourages people to participate
  30. 30. mozilla encourages people to participate
  31. 31. mozilla encourages people to participate
  32. 32. mozilla encourages people to participate $200,000
  33. 33. mozilla encourages people to participate this is the logic of the web
  34. 34. we encouraged people to participate this is how the web thinks
  35. 35. mozilla encourages people to participate this is how the web thinks it makes the web better
  36. 36. can we ask people to participate online … to create a better city?
  37. 37. yes!
  38. 38. the long tail of public policy
  39. 39. city of vancouver’s knowledge/capacity
  40. 40. everybody else
  41. 41. an academic you your your me mom neighbour
  42. 42. city of vancouver already does open source program delivery
  43. 43. 911
  44. 44. police/ambulance/fire
  45. 45. police/ambulance/fire citizens
  46. 46. <2> where did this come from?
  47. 47. Toronto Washington, DC Vancouver
  48. 48. <3> what the open city motion means for vancouver
  49. 49. • Open and Accessible Data - the City of Vancouver will freely share with citizens, businesses and other jurisdictions the greatest amount of data possible while respecting privacy and security concerns; • Open Standards - the City of Vancouver will move as quickly as possible to adopt prevailing open standards for data, documents, maps, and other formats of media; • Open Source Software - the City of Vancouver, when replacing existing software or considering new applications, will place open source software on an equal footing with commercial systems during procurement cycles; and
  50. 50. • Open and Accessible Data - the City of Vancouver will freely share with citizens, businesses and other jurisdictions the greatest amount of data possible while respecting privacy and security concerns; • Open Standards - the City of Vancouver will move as quickly as possible to adopt prevailing open standards for data, documents, maps, and other formats of media; • Open Source Software - the City of Vancouver, when replacing existing software or considering new applications, will place open source software on an equal footing with commercial systems during procurement cycles; and
  51. 51. • Open and Accessible Data - the City of Vancouver will freely share with citizens, businesses and other jurisdictions the greatest amount of data possible while respecting privacy and security concerns; • Open Standards - the City of Vancouver will move as quickly as possible to adopt prevailing open standards for data, documents, maps, and other formats of media; • Open Source Software - the City of Vancouver, when replacing existing software or considering new applications, will place open source software on an equal footing with commercial systems during procurement cycles; and
  52. 52. • Open and Accessible Data - the City of Vancouver will freely share with citizens, businesses and other jurisdictions the greatest amount of data possible while respecting privacy and security concerns; • Open Standards - the City of Vancouver will move as quickly as possible to adopt prevailing open standards for data, documents, maps, and other formats of media; • Open Source Software - the City of Vancouver, when replacing existing software or considering new applications, will place open source software on an equal footing with commercial systems during procurement cycles; and
  53. 53. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT in pursuit of open data the City of Vancouver will: Identify immediate opportunities to distribute more of its data; Index, publish and syndicate its data to the internet using prevailing open standards, interfaces and formats; Develop a plan to digitize and freely distribute suitable archival data to the public; Ensure that data supplied to the City by third parties (developers, contractors, consultants) are unlicensed, in a prevailing open standard format, and not copyrighted except if otherwise prevented by legal considerations; License any software applications developed by the City of Vancouver such that they may be used by other municipalities, businesses, and the public without restriction.
  54. 54. <4> what’s next
  55. 55. “Identify immediate opportunities to distribute more of its data”
  56. 56. Open Sourcing the Open Motion
  57. 57. “Identify immediate opportunities to distribute more of its data”
  58. 58. catalogue data open API (311!) 311 twitter integration (SF) central index
  59. 59. example:
  60. 60. example: www.seeclickfix.com
  61. 61. example: www.fixmystreet.ca
  62. 62. www.fixmystreet.com
  63. 63. www.fixmystreet.ca
  64. 64. www.fixmystreet.ca very low cost citizen run useful
  65. 65. www.fixmystreet.ca very low cost citizen run useful participatory and open
  66. 66. example:
  67. 67. www.appsfordemocracy.org
  68. 68. dc.everyblock.com/
  69. 69. “The first edition of Apps for democracy yielded 47 web, iPhone and Facebook apps in 30 days - a $2,300,000 value to the city at a cost of $50,000” - Apps for democracy homepage
  70. 70. you are not alone
  71. 71. Shari Wallace 1
  72. 72. Shari Wallace 1 City of Vancouver IT team 100
  73. 73. Shari Wallace City of Vancouver IT team 100 data geeks 100s
  74. 74. Shari Wallace City of Vancouver IT team 120 data geeks app coders 100s 1000s
  75. 75. Mike Beltzner, Developer firefox development team data geeks 100s app coders 1000s citizen users 700,000
  76. 76. Shari Wallace City of Vancouver IT team fata geeks app developers citizen users 500,000 visitors, businesses, researchers and others 10s million
  77. 77. the bargain
  78. 78. the city: listen engage ask for help Make data available as quickly as possible
  79. 79. the community: participate be patient help make the data come alive for you and citizens as quickly as possible
  80. 80. open process
  81. 81. open process blog what you are doing
  82. 82. open process blog what you are doing ask for help
  83. 83. open process blog what you are doing ask for help get feedback before acting leverage the community
  84. 84. if we keep the bargain
  85. 85. we can be heroes…
  86. 86. …if just for one day
  87. 87. thinkliketheweb.org www.eaves.ca Re-mixes & Attributions Mark Surman – A City that thinks like the web This work is copyrighted using Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Please re-mix for your city

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