City Planning, Civic Engagement & The Internet: Exploring the web’s potential to create better urban places

A three day summit exploring the potential of the web to engage citizens in planning issues and create better urban places. From April 30-May 2, 2009. Free and open to the public.

With most of the world’s population now living in cities and concern mounting about the economic, social and environmental challenges the face, interest in the field of urban planning has risen tremendously.

To meet some of these challenges, planners, policymakers, technology specialists, and citizen advocates are working to leverage the immense potential of the Internet to rethink how people can participate in decisions about the shape and direction of their community.

* Learn best practices for increasing public participation using the Internet.
* Find out how governments, non-profit organizations, and neighborhood groups are gathering and providing data online.
* See some of the latest web tools designed to help residents find out about trends and changes in their neighborhood.

Attendance is free, however space is limited and registration is required.

See the full schedule and sign-up now to attend:

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