Urban tech
Some case studies: Apps in city planning
January 3, 2019

This article contains four brief examples of apps relevant to city planning. I wrote this article at the time of working on the OpenPlanning app prototype in Liverpool. Bürger baut Stadt Bürger baut Stadt (‘Citizens built city’) is a project based out of Berlin. In 2012, the project won funding at the “Stadt Land <code>” (“City Country <code>”) […]

In a recent talk at Newcastle University, Mark Smith, the new Service Innovation Lead at Gateshead Council (link here) gave a refreshing perspective on service redesign in local authorities. The talk called for sensitive and nuanced use of service levels standards.  Standards do not equate to quality First of all, Mark Smith provided helpful context […]