Yep. Just backed this on Kickstarter!
OpenUrban: Mapping the Future of Cities
OpenUrban is the first open source user generated web map and forum for current and proposed urban development. It is a web platform for civic collaboration, a venue for debate, and an outlet and archive for information on projects in planning processes. Understanding that an informed citizenry is a fundamental part of a functional and equitable society, it embraces crowd-sourcing technology as a means to inform and empower. By combining written media with spatial information, OpenUrban creates a powerful tool for people to understand how their cities are changing and supports their active participation in that change.
To those that haven’t been following what I’ve been up to lately, here is a break down:
Edit: Here’s a nice local news piece by the CBS affiliate.
After my friend shared this story on Facebook via Curbed LA, I was enthralled by the concept. I’m proud to say I’m a backer of this project via Kickstarter.