On Friday the thirteenth, a group of planners, transportation experts, sociologists, and techies joined together for an intimate dialogue hosted by The Open Planning Project (TOPP) and the Regional Planning Association (RPA). Perched on top of 148 Lafayette, we gathered to discuss “New Technology for Participatory Planning”. A series of “lightning talks” revolved around the potential of evolving technologies to simultaneously address planning challenges and open communication barriers.
The Open Planning Project acts as an advocate and resource for those who wish to understand the planning of cities around them. TOPP is about to launch a new community-based planning tool using open-source software, where those interested in planning can converge online.