Feb 9, 2011
We're hosting our first conference on Data Visualization and Cities, to explore both the current state and the near horizons of this up-surging field in a convergence of practitioners in the field, government data and stakeholders, innovators and visionaries. More about the gathering and the Knight Foundation (who's paying for all of this) at http://citytracking.org/
We're mixing formats:
- Stamen designers and developers demonstrating what we're doing and where we see things going
- Government cadre and data vis practitioners sharing their recent wins, goals, and barriers to success
- Panel discussions with people eager and able to identify issues and debate their solutions
- Workshops comprised of different groups striving for common solutions
This is an exciting time for cities working with data, as the literacy level for visualization appears to be rising by the day, driving growing demand and opportunity for new and interesting ways for people to interact with their digital civic infrastructure. And as the field grows, we're also experiencing challenges and real questions on the role that cities take in providing the base layer of services and truths that residents and workers can rely on. We're looking forward to examining these phenomena in a setting where the mutual goal is to make a difference now and build the pathways to more digitally efficient services throughout urban America.