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Transit App for iOS 6 and Beyond by OpenPlans With the announcement of iOS version 6, Apple has dropped Google Maps and with it, previously built-in support for travel directions via public transit. With your support, OpenTripPlanner Mobile, an open source application developed by OpenPlans will put transit back on the iPhone. Initially, we will offer coverage for almost all transit systems in North America (see coverage details below). The app will also add new features that Google Maps didn’t have, allowing users to combine walking, bikes, bike-share and transit together, finding the fastest and most efficient trips regardless of mode of transportation. The more funds we raise the more features and data coverage we'll be able to add. Your donation is tax-deductible and supports our work building software that makes cities better. The way we get around is changing. We’ve spent the last three years creating a trip planning engine, OpenTripPlanner, in partnership with transit agencies and software developers around the globe. Yes!

Open Government Innovation Background Materials - 6th Urban Research and Knowledge Symposium- Rethinking Cities: Framing the Future Open Government - Resolution of Canada’s Access to Information and Privacy Commissioners, September 1, 2010, Whitehorse, Yukon Resolution of Canada’s Access to Information and Privacy Commissioners September 1, 2010, Whitehorse, Yukon Calls for greater openness and transparency are exerting increasing pressure on governments to transform their traditional, reactive information dissemination methods into a mode that facilitates proactive disclosure. Furthermore, governments around the world are recognizing the value of sharing information with the public in accessible, open formats. They understand that collaborating with citizens, businesses and non-government organizations to enrich their information resources improves communication channels, promotes citizen engagement, instils trust in government, fosters economic opportunities and ultimately results in more open and responsive democratic government. Technology now affords public institutions the opportunity to directly engage citizens, to proactively disclose information and to support the renewal of the social contract between government and citizens. 1. 2.

The Connected States of America | Visuals Visuals 1 2 3 This page provides our visualizations of the communities based on the anonymized, aggregated call and SMS connections. Please let us know what you think in the comment section below. The Connected States of America Through communication people across the United States (in fact around the world) are more connected with each other than ever. Open Government Initiative Open Data Policy Guidance to better manage Federal information as an asset to make it more open, accessible, and usable by the public. Executive Order on Making Open and Machine Readable the New Default for Government Information The President’s Executive Order on making Federal Government information more open and accessible to promote economic growth and government efficiency. National Action Plan for the United States of America These Open Government efforts are now entering a new phase, as we collaborate with other countries in the global Open Government Partnership. Informing Consumers through Smart Disclosure Memorandum: The purpose of this Memorandum is to set out guidance for agencies to inform and facilitate the use of disclosure, specifically "smart disclosure." Commitment to Open Government Status Report The President’s Memorandum on Transparency and Open Government Open Innovation Memo The Open Government Directive PRA Primer Social Media and the PRA Data.Gov Concept of Operations

Sensing Place. Mediatizing the Urban Landscape | Haus für elektronische Künste Back to overview 31. August 2012 - 11. November 2012 Sensing Place engages with urban developments, new digital infrastructure and municipal space concepts. Transformed perceptions of urban space due to our data-oriented society is a significant aspect of the exhibition. The exhibition attempts to follow this reorganization and modification of the public space with artistic interventions and media-based devices. {*style:<b> Artists </b>*}Timo Arnall, Jørn Knutsen and Einar Sneve Martinussen (N), Ursula Damm (D), fabric|ch (CH), Ulrich Fischer (CH), Luca Forcucci (CH, Konzert/Performance), Yolande Harris (GB/NL), Christina Kubisch (D), Francisco Meirino (CH, Konzert/Performance), Christian Nold (GB), Gordan Savičić (SRB/D) , SENSEable City Lab (Carlo Ratti, Assaf Biderman, Dietmar Offenhuber, Eugenio Morello, Musstanser Tinauli, Kristian Kloeckl vom MIT Media Lab) (USA), Mark Shepard (USA), Corinne Studer (CH) Curated by Sabine Himmelsbach. Supported by:

The central platform for crowdsourcing US Government challenges, contests, competitions and open innovation prizes | Clarity We shouldn't be surprised that people are often confused by It is new, and represents something complicated. When the current budget cuts were revealed to include cuts to the e-government fund that supports, everyone starting questioning's value. Comments have tried to defend, or sometimes to cast doubt on,'s value, through a few partcular lines of question. Sunlight hasn't been shy about criticizing this administration, and we've certainly been critical of in the past. I hear arguments that someone needs to define the primary audience, that's primary purpose must be established, and that there hasn't been enough study on transparency's value. There is sufficient confusion around each of these questions that further discussion would be useful.'s goals -- audience, users, goals, value -- are as broad as the challenge is intended to address: data access for all public federal data. We take that for granted.

Write or Call the White House President Obama is committed to creating the most open and accessible administration in American history. That begins with taking comments and questions from you, the public, through our website. Call the President Phone Numbers Comments: 202-456-1111 Switchboard: 202-456-1414 Comments: 202-456-6213 Visitor's Office: 202-456-2121 Write a letter to the President Here are a few simple things you can do to make sure your message gets to the White House as quickly as possible. 1. 2. 3. 4. The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500

Presses universitaires de Rennes - Chapitre 4. La logique sécuritaire 1L’insécurité, en participant à la construction de l’argumentaire légitimant l’autoenfermement résidentiel, est à l’origine d’une rhétorique qui interroge les diverses finalités sécuritaires de l’enclosure dans le domaine de l’habitat. Dans un premier temps, cette logique va être confrontée au discours relatif à la fragmentation sociospatiale des villes, pour être mise en perspective ensuite à la lumière du contexte français. Toutefois, même si le propos est fondé pour l’essentiel sur l’analyse du cas hexagonal, celui-ci bénéficiera de quelques éclairages complémentaires en provenance d’autres situations géographiques. 2La plupart des chercheurs travaillant sur la fragmentation sociospatiale des villes évoquent de façon très explicite l’existence d’une articulation entre d’une part la montée de l’insécurité (réelle ou perçue) et des discours sur l’insécurité et, d’autre part, la mise en œuvre de stratégies résidentielles d’autoenfermement. 5À Los Angeles, M. 10En Europe, R.

Data Visualization Platform, Weave, Now Open Source | Civic Commons With more and more civic data becoming available and accessible, the challenge grows for policy makers and citizens to leverage that data for better decision-making. It is often difficult to understand context and perform analysis. “Weave”, however, helps. A web-based data visualization tool, Weave enables users to explore, analyze, visualize and disseminate data online from any location at any time. We saw tremendous potential in the platform and have been helping open-source the software, advising on community engagement strategy and licensing. This week, we were excited to see the soft launch of the Weave 1.0 Beta, which went open-source on Wednesday, June 15. Weave is the result of a broad partnership: it was developed by the Institute for Visualization and Perception Research at the University of Massachussetts Lowell, with support from the Open Indicators Consortium, which is made up of over ten municipal, regional, and state member organizations. About Karl Fogel