Tag Archives: planning

StratML: sketching a start for Official Community Plans in XML

This post is a messy summary of where my thinking is at for using StratML for official community plans. Firstly, the StratML standard is largely still being defined (their progress can be messily tracked at XML.gov). Part 1 of the standard is available as a schema and covers 7 core elements of strategic plans, and […]

Musings and reading on collaborative rationality in urban planning and civic projects

This is an extremely long post mashing together Beth Simone Noveck’s chapter on collaborative democracy with Judith Innes and David Booher’s recent book on collaborative rationality in planning called “Planning with Complexity,” mixed liberally with my own thoughts on community management in open source software. A lot of hand-waving, block quotes, and thinking out-loud.

My Northern Voice 2010 Itinerary

Northern Voice is just about upon us! As usual, the schedule is absolutely packed with unbelievable sessions…too many to choose from, even! I’m also interested to see how the dynamic changes as a result of there being no MooseCamp day and the fact that the Atrium will be programmed with the Social Media Buffet. It’s […]

What is a Planner? A: Managing outcomes and processes

Those of you who’ve read through my posts for the last few months can tell, I think about what it means to be a planner a lot. I’m afforded the luxury of spending time on this, as a student, and I’m going to start keeping track of this stuff as I read it, because there […]

Farewell 2009; Salut 2010

2009 has gone and 2010 has come. Good time to collect my reflections on the high and low points, for travel, career, health, projects, skills, all setting the stage for what’s on the horizon for 2010.

TransportCamp: rapid-fire impressions

Not being at the opening circle is a HUGE set-back when it’s a new crowd. I clearly need to polish up on my how to have the “what is social media?” conversation; but under the circumstances, especially with such a thoughtful bunch, I think the group facilitated itself quite well. A couple of weeks ago […]

Blogathon 2009 – TransLinked, the other white meat

In which I discuss some of the goals and aims of my tumblelog, TransLinked.

Blogathon 2009 – Marpole Grows: Communicating Development Scenarios

Guest post from Farzine MacRae about the use of video in participatory design, with specific reference to a project done at SCARP in 2008 for the neighbourhood of Marpole.