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Opening up local data and organisations: 3 practical examples

Open Knowledge Forum on Civic Information 2006

Richard Pope

Introduction

  1. Lambeth planning alerts - Scraping Lambeth's planning database
  2. ElectionMemory.com - Blogyfy-ing local election manifestos in Lambeth
  3. Love Music Hate Racism - building local groups with pledgebank

All built using existing tools and with zero budget

1) Lambeth Planning Alerts

1) Lambeth Planning Alerts

What does it do?

1) Lambeth Planning Alerts

Why do it? - Arthur Dent Syndrome

1) Lambeth Planning Alerts

Queen pub in Brixton - what happens when no one's looking

Photos from Urban75

1) Lambeth Planning Alerts

Queen pub in Brixton - what happens when no one's looking

2) ElectionMemory.com

2) ElectionMemory.com

What does it do? - Online manifesto hustings

2) ElectionMemory.com

2) ElectionMemory.com

2) ElectionMemory.com

Why do it?

3) LoveMusichateRacism.com + Pledgebank

3) LoveMusichateRacism.com + Pledgebank

Love Music Hate Racism?

Pledgebank?

3) LoveMusichateRacism.com + Pledgebank

What does it do?

3) LoveMusichateRacism.com + Pledgebank

So, who are Love Music Hate Racism Exeter? "We are a collective of local volunteers who love music and use it to celebrate diversity and promote racial harmony", says Danu, whose pledge at www.pledgebank.com earlier this year prompted musicians, promoters and venues alike to come together to organise events.

Other ways the site supports our volunteers

3) LoveMusichateRacism.com + Pledgebank

Why do it?

Thanks

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