EVENT: 5/4/2013 OpenUrban Map-a-thon

What: OpenUrban is hosting an urban development map-a-thon as part of the New Museum’s Ideas City Festival

When: Saturday, May 4th, 2013 at 10:30 a.m.

Where: The New School, 66 W. 12th Street (Orozco Room, 7th Floor), New York, NY

For Whom: This should be of interest to urban planners, urban designers, architects, community mapping enthusiasts, activists, or anyone else in NYC who might be interested

From the registration website:

What’s happening in your neighborhood?
A citizen map-a-thon of development projects in New York City

OpenUrban is holding a map-a-thon as part of the New Museum’s Ideas City Festival. The event is being hosted by The New School in Lower Manhattan. We will be mapping and gathering information on urban development projects that affect you – the citizens of New York. We will focus on:

  • Hurricane Planning
  • New Open Spaces

However, you are free to post ideas on the Facebook Page before the event as well as propose ideas during the event (un-conference style). This is in keeping with the spirit of OpenUrban – that people’s concerns and interests should be emergent rather than dictated.

Event Schedule
10:30am – Intro: What is OpenUrban?
10:45am – Demo: How Does OpenUrban work?
11:30am – Discuss Themes
12:00pm – Lunch (provided)
1:00pm – Map-a-thon!
5:00pm – End
* Please join us after the map-a-thon in the Bowery’s fine drinking establishments!
** If you can’t attend the Map-a-thon stop by our booth at the Street Festival in the Bowery.

Don’t forget your laptop!


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