Tag Archives: open data

City of Vancouver’s Data Site goes beta

I’m currently writing from the Vancouver open data Hackathon tonight! It was a lot more hopping a couple hours ago but me and a few other hardcores are chewing the fat at the City Archives. I’d like to take this rare blogging opportunity to bring your attention to a couple of items: Happy news! Yesterday, […]

What Open Data Changes: Sustainability and Knowledge Creation

In May, I spoke to Vancouver City Council in support of the motion on open data. One of my beliefs that I stated at that presentation, and which I still believe, is that open data creates the possibility of citizens being able to have conversations based on fact. With the challenges of peak oil and […]

Blogathon 2009 – Open Source Planning Meets Open Source Community Management

he future of urban planning is open source,” declares Erick Villagomez, founding editor of re:place magazine, in the title of a April 30th article in that same publication.

Thinking about Master’s Research while in Toronto

I’m only now starting to remember that great ideas go to e-mail to die, so for once I’m going to blog what started off as an e-mail. I’m in Toronto until Tuesday evening, and it only occurred to me now, after some great conversations with the ever-awesome Sacha, that there are some excellent folks in […]

Attending (and recording at) Open Web Vancouver on June 11th and 12th

Unexpectedly but delightfully, I’ll be attending Open Web Vancouver at the brand new Vancouver Convention Centre tomorrow, Thursday and Friday. Open Web Vancouver are gracious sponsors of ChangeCamp, and though it is a big last minute, I am stoked to be able to learn more about the tech behind realizing the dream of the open […]

(More) On Open Data, Open Standards and Vancouver City Staff

Last week, I met with Jackie Wong from the West Ender to talk a bit about my thinking on open data, open standards and City Staff. We touched on a wide variety of topics — the impact of the motion and technology in general on non-profits, my thoughts on how well City Staff would glom […]