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.