Ted Nguyen who works for the Orange County Transportation Authority, but was representing himself, said, “My version of E=MC2 is ‘Everybody is a media company times 2.” Photos by Ryan Griffin-Stegink.
The Metropolitan Planning Council hosted a roundtable presentation and discussion on technology’s role in community planning. You can watch the video recording below. The speakers represented a diverse range of occupations:
- Frank Hebbert, director of Civic Works at OpenPlans, a technology urban planning non-profit based in New York City
- Ted Nguyen, manager of public communications at Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA)
- Ben Fried, editor in chief of Streetsblog, which is part of OpenPlans
- Thomas Coleman, mobile app developer for Parsons Brinckerhoff, Chicago office
John recorded some key quotes from the speakers:
Frank: “It’s tempting to say that [online] tools make it easier to do community planning, but they don’t make it trivial. They make it easier to add your voice and become more deeply engaged.” Continue reading Community planning meets technology and the web at Metropolitan Planning Council discussion