Hey, Urban Geeks, Planners, Civic Hackers, and Community Organizers! Get ready for…
An unconference exploring urban planning, technology, and social change.
If this is your first unconference, congratulations! An unconference is a conference where sessions are programmed and led by the attendees. Unconferences are popular in the tech world because they reflect the culture of the industry – hands-on, flexible, a little casual but very hard working. All the sessions are open for attendees to define, describe, and lead. You'll find the format to be energizing and entertaining.
PlanningCamp is coming to Philadelphia on February 1st. Be there if you're working at the intersection of technology and the hard effort of making better cities -- on the technology side, or the planning side, or a bit of both. Spend a day in sessions led by your peers, exploring new and old challenges. Whether you're thinking about the role technology in public involvement, increasing equity, modeling, analysis, community organizing, at local to regional scales, PlanningCamp will be an opportunity to go deep into conversations and form new connections.
Unconferences work best with a diversity of attendees. We're working hard to invite a crowd that reflects the variety of people working on urban issues. Please help us spread the word among your smartest planning and technology friends.
Not sure how to create your PlanningCamp session? Check out this how-to guide for proposing, formatting, and leading sessions.
For the second PlanningCamp, we went west on October 12th to Oakland, CA. We spent the day at Laney College with 100 planners, technologists and activists discussing and brainstorming on a variety of topics including how to erase the stigma of riding public transportation, tech transparency for engagement, city branding, and how to make civic data more available to communities. Check out the blog for a recap and photos.
The first PlanningCamp was on September 21st, at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. 100 planners, technologists and activists spent a sunny day in engaging discussions on a variety of topics: 4sq data, engaging immigrant communities, empowerment tech for public housing residents, new tools for open data, resiliency and mapping, and many more. Look out for a recap and photos here soon.
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