Well, no news for 1 month. So, what happened? – Of course we haven’t been hanging out lazy in our academic chairs, but have been working on a couple of things; mainly in the past 2 months:

  • We started our community engagement with the Glamorgan Community in Calgary. We held a first workshop and several focus group meetings to explore what community residents like and dislike about their community. Coral is the one who does most of the work here.
  • We improved our platform prototype on www.planyourplace.ca/elgg/. In particular we made a second version of the “commenting tool” that should allow to post location-based comments on things people like and dislike about their community. New are the integration with the platform design and the workflow to add and view map comments. I hope we can add a function soon that allows trying out commenting, and of course Facebook style “like-ing” ;), with an “anonymous” login. Also, we had to prepare city data for the new map prototype and the engagement work with Glamorgan.
  • The literature review on participatory planning and transportation modelling that we provided to GEOIDE last year was edited by a professional editor, hired by the NEPTIS Foundation. Meanwhile the report undergoes a second round of editing and improvements and we hope to distribute it very soon to all interested parties.

Stay tuned!

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