Public Space

Full speed ahead on Streetmix

Posted on by Lou Huang in 2013 Fellow, CfA Labs, Civic Hacking, News, Public Space

Our humble beginnings (photo by Ezra Spier)

Six months ago, the Fellows came together for its first hackathon, and there, we created the initial prototype for Streetmix. Since then, we’ve received so many encouraging responses from users around the world, such as transportation planners in Raleigh, N.C. …

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Lean Startups and the Rise of Iterative Placemaking

Posted on by Lou Huang in 2013 Fellow, Commentary, Public Space

View from M@dison rooftop.

Sometimes, when people hear “Code for America” they might assume that we fellows are all computer programmers, but quite a few of us have backgrounds in architecture, urban design, city planning, community organizing, transportation, and housing policy. And we are …

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A Love Letter to Cities

Posted on by Elizabeth Hunt in 2012 fellows, Public Space

My love affair with cities, San Francisco in particular, started early. Though my parents moved from San Francisco to the suburbs before I turned one, we visited the city often. One of my earliest memories of the City: In the …