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