You're What's Next

Last week over 5,000 planners, citizens and officials attended the American Planning Association's National Planning Conference in Boston. The conference featured a variety of workshops and presentations, including one featuring SeeClickFix and our CEO Ben Berkowitz.

The SeeClickFix Facebook app is an example of new technologies that connect citizens with urban planners to shape and improve communities.

"What's Next in Urban Planning Technology" was a collaborative presentation between SeeClickFix, Crystal Wilson from PlaceVision and Chris Haller from Urban Interactive Studio and EngagingCities. Attendees learned how new technologies, such as mobile polling and Facebook apps, are being used to promote citizen engagement, empowerment and communication. The presentation showcased how innovations in technology can be used not only to engage citizens and make urban planning easier, but how they can make planning fun!

The presentation was enlightening and informative to both attendees and presenters! Ben tweeted some of what he learned while presenting shortly after the session wrapped.

Thank you to Crystal, Chris, and all who attended #APA2011!