> What is needed right now is a new type of city: a city that is like the > Internet in its openness, participation, distributed nature and rapid, > organic evolution - a city that is not centrally operated, but that is > created, operated and improved upon by all - a DIY City. > > This is the DIYcity Challenge: *can we, working together, define and build > a version 1.0 of the Do-It-Yourself City*, a city that operates on open > data flowing through decentralized, open source tools, that actively engages > residents not only as users but as participants and owners of the system? > > *Can we build this not only for our own individual cities, but for cities > everywhere?* Can we build an open toolset that any city, anywhere in the > world, can access, modify to suit their needs, and deploy on their own > terms? >
Some of the proposed projects are things like:
Cooperative Bike Share
Distributed Smart Phone Bus Tracker
Bar Code Bus Tracker
Open Source Post Office
Open Source Ridesharing App
*Looks like some interesting ways to utilize your IxD skillset for systems,
services, or even digital applications.
Even IxDA local groups could tap into this.
I would love to hear if anyone has been participating.