8 May - NPC17 DataJam with NYC’s Department of City Planning and BetaNYC

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Do you want to improve NYC’s capital planning process?
Can to use your data science and GIS skills to improve NYC capital planning process?


Then, join us on Monday, 8 May, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 pm to improve NYC’s Department of City Planning (DCP) Facilities Explorer, a pioneering urban planning open source and open data platform!

For the day, NYC DCP, the American Planning Association, and BetaNYC are joining forces to explore three challenges that will improve government service delivery and decision making! Join American Planning Association conference attendees and Department of City Planning staff to address three vexing data issues:

  • How can this process improve data quality?
  • How can we improve data standards and management?
  • How can we best visualize and analyze this data?

We need 40 civic hackers with skills in geographic information systems (GIS), spatial analysis, javascript, SQL and database development in PostgreSQL, and/or experience in Machine learning.

Apply by Friday, 5 May, at 5:00 pm and ensure a spot on a team that will improve New York City and its services for all.

Event Schedule:

  • 9:00 - 10:00 - Kick off conversation with NYC DCP and APA
  • 10:00 - 10:30 - Challenge facilitation w/ NYC DCP staff
  • 10:30 - 1:30 - Jamming!
  • 1:30 - 2:30 - Collective insights
  • 2:30 - 3:00 - Selected projects will present on APA’s TechZone main stage

Event Partners:

  • American Planning Association
  • NYC’s Department of City Planning
  • BetaNYC

Introduction to Facilities Explorer:

The NYC Facilities Explorer (beta) provides the ability to easily explore the most comprehensive dataset of public and private facilities and program sites that that shape the quality of NYC’s neighborhoods and are owned, operated, funded, or licensed by a government agency. Mapping this footprint of facilities and programs within NYC is essential for planners to understand the distribution of public services, strategically site new facilities, and inform capital investment decisions. Furthermore, the interactive web map enables all New Yorkers to learn about the breadth of government resources in their neighborhoods. Over time, DCP will add new and improved data and functionalities to help foster more efficient, coordinated, and strategic planning across New York City.

American Planning Association’s National Planning Conference
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
655 W. 34th St., New York, NY 10001

Apply for a ticket at : https://npc17-datajam.eventbrite.com