CityCamp Oakland

OpenOakland, the City of Oakland, Urban Strategies Council and a few other key, local organizations will be holding a CityCamp at City Hall on December 1st. We are expecting 100-150 people to attend and hope you will join us. A CityCamp is an unstructured conference where municipal employees, department heads, technology folks, developers (of software), [...]

By |2015-09-10T11:20:56-07:00November 1st, 2012|Categories: Data, Urban Strategies News|

Code for Oakland Awards Night! See Oakland’s own Tech Genius

This is your invitation to join us for the inaugural Code for Oakland Awards Night where we will see the final (or close to final) applications and web tools built by Oaklanders for Oaklanders. This event is free to the public and anyone interested, we require registration ahead of time so please sign up now! [...]

By |2015-09-10T11:20:56-07:00September 25th, 2012|Categories: Data|

ESRI User Conference 2012 Presentation

This year some of our research staff attended the enormous ESRI Users Conference in San Diego, along with 15,000 other spatial analysts, mappers, programmers and data geeks. We got to tell the story of how and why we built InfoAlamedaCounty and what it means for our community. Take a look at our presentation below and [...]

By |2015-09-10T11:21:13-07:00September 5th, 2012|Categories: Data, Presentations|

Alameda County Launches Beta OpenData Site

Alameda County has released it’s new OpenData platform in beta version in advance for our CodeforOakland hackathon on the 21st! For us it's great to see our education and advocacy efforts finaly yielding results! We've been supporting the county to move to an open public data platform for some time and now we have the [...]

By |2015-09-10T11:20:56-07:00July 13th, 2012|Categories: Data|

OpenData plans for Oakland Move Forward!

Advocacy alert- if you have any interest in opening public records, supporting open government, transparency and civic innovation then please attend the City of Oakland Finance & Management Committee in support of the city's report on making OpenData a reality in Oakland. Committee meeting details here: http://oakland.legistar.com/MeetingDetail.aspx?ID=199088&GUID=6E548CD1-A1D4-44EB-B936-C7AC88062A0C&Options=info|&Search= July 10th at 10:30am Staff Report attached.

By |2015-09-10T11:20:56-07:00July 5th, 2012|Categories: Data, Urban Strategies News|

Who Owns Your Neighborhood? The Role of Investors in Post-Foreclosure Oakland

Since 2007, there have been over 10,000 completed foreclosures in the City of Oakland.  With the much needed attention given to foreclosure prevention, there has been very little focus on what has happened to properties after foreclosure. This report seeks to fill this gap. The point of departure for our analysis is the precise moment [...]

By |2015-09-10T11:21:30-07:00June 28th, 2012|Categories: Data, Housing, Issue Areas, Reports|Tags: |

Our take on Oakland’s 100 Blocks Plan

In order to deploy resources such as police presence most effectively, it behooves a city to know where criminal activity is most prevalent. Because of the impact on the City and its residents, of most concern are areas where shootings and homicides occur most frequently. This reasoning appears to be a driving factor in the [...]

By |2017-01-04T15:45:28-08:00June 5th, 2012|Categories: Data, Issue Areas, Reports, Violence Prevention|
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