Friday’s roundtable on Social Networks and Transport at SPUR in San Francisco was quite productive. Attendees included application developers, agency planners, consultants and “normal” people. I’m still processing all the thoughts, but a couple points included:

  • need to provide incentives for people to participate;
  • how to get government to embrace new applications? maybe we need to focus on changing administrational or institutional processes rather than focusing on developing neat applications?

More of these ideas later …

The presentation also gave me a chance to see the great show at SPUR on 10 Diagrams that Changed City Planning, highly recommended.