This July, the Partnership for Sustainable Communities and PlaceMatters will be hosting a civic hackfest in Denver to build and improve the latest apps that bring sustainability into the forefront of everyone’s lives. These apps could help people and organizations answer questions like:
- How do I get around the region quickly and affordably using any mix of transportation choices?
- What is the true cost of my housing choice, including rent/mortgage and transportation?
- Where are all the vacant lots and what’s the process of purchasing and developing these?
- What does my neighborhood look like in terms of diversity and equity and how can I connect with my neighbors?
The event will bring together non-profits, government agencies, data providers, programmers, civic hackers, designers and anyone with an idea or stake in the future of our communities. Over the weekend of July 27th, we’ll code and hack away at apps, data and visualizations that will improve the lives of people living, working and playing in the Denver region. Bring your talents, ideas and creativity. We’ll provide the data, expertise and nourishment. Looking forward to seeing you this summer!
Go to http://codeforcommunities.org for more information.
When & Where
PlaceMatters is a non-profit organization that works with our partners to create and maintain sustainable and vibrant communities by improving decision-making processes. We work across the United States—currently our projects range from Hawaii to Albany, NY—to bring more people to decision processes, and ensure that their decisions are based upon robust local information and models.