Jennifer Jones Austin & Carl WeisbrodCo-Chairs Mayor-Elect de Blasio Transition Committee December 18, 2013 Dear Co-Chairs Austin and Weisbrod: We write today to draw your attention to the historic opportunity the de Blasio administration has to harness the explosion in everyday Internet and mobile technology. This new technology can help the average New Yorker get […]
“I thank the Mayor and Council’s leadership for making New York City the best city for the 21st Century. For a democratic government to truly embrace openness and participation – in-person and online – open meetings are a necessity. Today, all New Yorkers and passionate advocates gain one more tool toward that ideal. I look […]
the redesign process started with a hackathon in the summer of 2011 that asked companies re-imagine NYC.gov. NYC.gov Overhaul Fuses High-Tech and Helvetica
A group of us, have formed #OpenCouncil, a small working working group around transforming @NYCcouncil to be more open. We hope to pressure the Council to be more open, transparent, and digitally savvy. Join us.
This could be the most detailed open-data map of urban gerontology in existence; the Portland project used about half of the number of property records. It’s not a flawless diamond, though. Some of the dates are approximate or inaccurate. The Ages of 1 Million New York Buildings, Mapped in Explosive Color – John Metcalfe – […]
[Op-Ed] The Future of Open Government in New York City | TechPresident Thanks to TechPresident, I was able to take my original blog post and turn it into an opinion piece. I’ve added a new section on the importance on WHY you should be paying attention and the history of NYC’s open government leadership.
Since 2008, we have seen several Chief Executives elected who have favorable opinions toward innovation in Government. What if that was not the case? What if you had a thriving Open Government / Civic Tech community and somehow a Chief Executive or Legislative body did not want to continue its investment? In 2011, Washington DC’s […]
Notes from the field: BetaNYC’s PLUTO Hacknights | Code for America Looking for NYC’s civic hackers PLUTO tools, check out this recap of our month to PLUTO.
We did a talk for a group of fellows and staff at Code for America, chatting afterwards about how we might be able to support each others’ projects a little more. Some of Code for America’s work in cities in the US overlaps with what we’re working on, and it was particularly interesting to think […]
Announcing the Open Data Policy Guidelines, Version 2.0 – Sunlight Foundation Blog things to note.