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Upcoming Event: Online Engagement for Sustainable Urban Mobility
What online tools exist in the D.C. area to make transportation more efficient, user-friendly and sustainable? Photo by Dsade

What online tools exist in the D.C. area to make transportation more efficient, user-friendly and sustainable? Photo by Dsade

EMBARQ, the producer of this blog, is hosting an event on June 15 about “Online Engagement for Sustainable Urban Mobility“:

EMBARQ – The World Resources Institute Center for Sustainable Transport invites D.C. city officials, planners, transport practitioners, technologists, social media mavens and urban advocates to join us for a discussion about online engagement for sustainable urban mobility in Washington, D.C.

This event is scheduled as part of the city’s first Digital Capital Week, a 10-day festival focused on technology, innovation and all things digital in our nation’s capital.

RSVP required. Register here: http://dcweekembarq.eventbrite.com

What are we going to talk about?

How urban transportation can be made more sustainable through:

  • Open Data
  • Blogging and Citizen Journalism
  • Government Transparency and Civic Engagement
  • Citizen Collaboration

This is a forum to share best practices, lessons learned, failure stories and ideas of how to put theory into practice, as it relates to the following over-arching questions: What online tools exist in the D.C. area to make transportation more efficient, user-friendly and sustainable? What are some examples of Web-based innovation and collaboration in the D.C. transport sector? How can government, technology and civil society work together to improve the way we move around – by foot, by car, by bike, and by transit – in the nation’s capital?

Who’s coming?

Moderator: Christian Madera (Columnist, Next American City)
Host: Erica Schlaikjer (Online Engagement Coordinator, EMBARQ)

Panelists:

  • Bryan Sivak (Chief Technology Officer, District of Columbia)
  • Lance Schine (Chief Information Officer, Department of Transportation)
  • David Alpert (Blogger, Greater Greater Washington)
  • Ben Berkowitz (Co-Founder, SeeClickFix)
  • Nick Grossman (Director of Civic Works, OpenPlans)

Roundtable Discussion Leaders:

  • Eric Gundersen (Development Seed)
  • Harriet Tregoning (Office of Planning)
  • Nat Bottigheimer (WMATA)
  • Dan Silverman (Prince of Petworth)
  • Zvi Band (FixMyCity DC)
  • Philip Ashlock (OpenPlans)

When: June 15, 2010 // 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Where: EMBARQ @ the World Resources Institute // 10 G St NE // Suite 800 // Washington, D.C. // 20002

Limited Capacity: Max. 90 attendees

About EMBARQ:

The EMBARQ global network catalyzes environmentally and financially sustainable transport solutions to improve quality of life in cities.

www.embarq.org

About the World Resources Institute:

WRI is an environmental think tank that goes beyond research to find practical ways to protect the earth and improve people’s lives.

www.wri.org

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  • Rob, sorry it doesn’t work with your schedule! We’ll try to write about it as much as possible, so you can stay in the loop. – Erica

  • Rob

    Sounds like a great even! Wish it were after work though… I probably won’t be able to make it.