As part of Noel Hidalgo’s fellowship at Data & Society Research Institution, he hosted the co-chair of the NYC Transparency Working Group and the Executive Director of Reinvent Albany, John Kaehny. If you ever wonder why NYC has a great ecosystem around cycling advocacy, civic technology, & open data advocacy, you must know John Kaehny’s history.
As the former Executive Director of Transportation Alternatives, he pioneered the use of data liberation AND mapping to engage in a conversation around pedestrian and cycling street crashes. You can see this descendant in Transportation Alternative’s CrashStat map and the City’s current initiative around Vision Zero.
Now, John Kaehny is once again spearheading open data advocacy. This video outline NYC’s #opendata law’s past, present, & future. This is a very important video to watch.
Watch this video via YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KR9JRIvbv6M