[Geowanking] GAFFTA Urban Innovation Weekend July 22~24 SFO
anselm at gmail.com
Wed Jul 20 19:39:30 PDT 2011
Y'all may be interested in this event coming up in SF this week - part
of a series - and it's been quite cool so far:
On behalf of the Gray Area Foundation for the Arts (GAFFTA) we would
like to invite you and your friends to Summer of Smart's second Urban
Innovation Weekend on Sustainability, Transportation, and Energy.
More than a single hack-a-thon, San Francisco's Summer of Smart
(www.summerofsmart.org) is a new model for how citizens and government
can work directly together to address urban issues in new ways.
Developers, designers, city officials, urbanists, journalists,
community members, and more are building rapid innovation prototypes
and presenting them directly to government and the public. It's our
vision for Democracy 3.0.
During the weekend we'll address questions such as:
How can visualizing transit data help provide more effective and
How can citizens use technology to engage directly with government on
environmental and transportation issues?
How can buildings data be leveraged to promote sustainability?
How can citizens draft web and mobile applications, policy papers, or
legislation which help government promote more sustainable cities?
Our first weekend on Community Development and Public Art was a huge
success, and we would like to invite you to our second Urban
Innovation Weekend, July 22-24, that will focus on Sustainability,
Transportation, and Energy. Register now for free:
The weekend includes:
- Keynote speakers and lightning talks (Waze, MIT's SENSEable City
Lab, Rebar Group, The Wigg Party, San Francisco city officials, and
more), a meet & greet session, and team formation (Friday evening)
- 48 hours to work with members of your community to hack, prototype
application ideas, visualize data, or create community projects,
policy papers, blog posts and other solutions that will improve San
Francisco (Saturday & Sunday);
- A presentation session where your ideas and solutions will be
showcased (Sunday afternoon); and
- A mixer event with drinks and music (Sunday evening).
Lastly, the most promising projects will be presented directly to San
Francisco's mayoral candidates at our public forum in October, and
will have an opportunity to pursue a research residency at GAFFTA.
So come join us as we endeavor to build even more transparent,
livable, and sustainable city life in San Francisco and beyond.
Overview highlight video on Summer of Smart: Democracy in the Digital Age
Support for the Summer of Smart comes from The San Francisco
Foundation, The Adobe Foundation, CraigConnects, Tropo, Exygy, and
others. Serious Energy and Waze are special supporters of the second
Urban Innovation Weekend. Summer of Smart is a project of Gray Area
Foundation for the Arts (@GAFFTA), in partnership with San Francisco
Department of Technology and many more.
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