Knowledge Center New and Emerging Technology and Data
The Technology Division strives to connect planners with up-to-date
information on new and emerging technologies, trends and use of data, technology relevant events, as
well as industry vendors.
Check out our GitHub repository below for a curated list of different urban and regional planning data and technology resources. Those interested in the built environment are invited to review and contribute to this repository.
Curious to know more about different technologies and digital tools that
help support the planning profession? Tune into one of our hosted
webinars that incorporate cross-cutting issues relevant to planners.
Github for Planners
The importance of software and data in planning have taken a new meaning
as cities look to do everything from leveraging AI to managing their
curbs. Find out how GitHub can help.
Climate Data Power Hour
Climate data & technology vendor panel to introduce urban planners to data and tools to help communities reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and respond to climate impacts
Building a National Zoning Atlas: Scaling Transparency & Consistency
Understand the National Zoning Atlas, led by Cornell University’s Legal Constructs Lab, a database that helps planners better understand these sometimes-opaque but incredibly influential codes by depicting their key attributes in an online, user-friendly map spanning multiple jurisdictions.
Zoning Rules as Code
Planners have an important role to play to ensure that coded rules match intended planning outcomes and that transparency and human accountability is maintained in the implementation of any automated assessment processes. Learn about the topic of drafting planning rules as computer code, using international case studies to explore real-life projects undertaken in New Zealand, Australia and the UK.
Digital Public Participation
Learn about the success story from a neighborhood in Bogota, Columbia and the planners that leveraged the open-source tool, Streetmix, for public engagement and participation with over 7,000 people.
Digitial Planning in a Digital World
This webcast features planning stories where cities have worked to make their backend (permitting, plan review) and frontend (comprehensive plans, maps) more accessible, engaging, and transparent through digitalization.
Understanding Rural Broadband Technology Options
Access to Smart City technologies and applications that high-speed broadband enables has become one of the most critical factors for our communities, urban and rural.
Social Media for Planners
Understand more about what open government and social media means for urban planners in this on-demand Webinar presented at the 2011 Divisions Council Business Meeting in Washington DC.