Community Manager at SeeClickFix.com, a web and mobile web platform based here in New Haven. SeeClickFix allows citizens anywhere in the world to report and monitor non-emergency community issues ranging from potholes and planted trees to garbage and graffiti. Launched in 2008, it empowers citizens, community groups, media organizations, and governments to work together and improve their neighborhoods.
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The Open Streets Project is now accepting proposals for case studies, workshops, panel discussions, and hands-on sessions for the 2016 International Open Streets Summit. This year’s summit, in Portland, Oregon, will offer three days of Open Street learning opportunities, culminating in a fun-filled Sunday Parkways event. Click here to download a PDF version of the Call [...]
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