On Tuesday, August 5, 2014, Linda Zabors of Honorary Chicago talked about her experience mapping out Chicago’s brown honorary street signs with Honorary Chicago. Smart Chicago’s Christopher Whitaker captured the entire presentation– see it after the jump or on our YouTube channel.
Honorary Street Sign for The Cool Gent, Photo by Flickr user Jessi
The ubiquitous brown street signs are placed to honor Chicago residents and require passage by the Chicago City Council.
Below the fold, Zabors talks about the work she’s done mapping out the streets signs and researching their biographies of who these honorees are.
On July 15th, the Mayor’s Innovation Delivery Team presented their work. The Mayor’s Innovation Delivery Team is a program funded by the Bloomberg Foundation and is working to improve the delivery of social services in Chicago.
At the OpenGov Hack Night on June 17th, Charlie Catlett from The University of Chicago and Doug Pancoast from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago will talked about a new partnership with the City of Chicago to prototype a network of urban sensing and embedded information systems “nodes.”
In our next meetup, we will be focused on Chicago’s vast civic innovation movement, the role of your centers play in that movement, and how we can embed civic tech into our programs (and even our own website!).
The National Day of Civic Hacking is on the weekend right after our meetup (Saturday and Sunday, May 31 and June 1). There are a ton of events– sign up and get involved!
We’ll be live streaming and live tweeting the event starting on Friday at 11:00am! Video stream below the fold..