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Code for Livability - Washington, DC
Sunday, January 22, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (EST)
Do you have what it takes to help communities be more sustainable and livable? Join the Partnership for Sustainable Communities for Code-A-Thon and develop Code for Livability. Featured speakers will include Chris Vein, U.S. Deputy Chief Technology Officer, Government Innovation.
What is Code for Livabiliy?
Code for Livability is an event that will bring together web developers, the technology community and a broad range of stakeholders representing housing, transportation, and environmental concerns to work on solutions that bring sustainability to the forefront of peoples’ everyday lives. If you are passionate about advancing our livability principles, then Code for Livability is for you!
What issues will we focus on?
We have some ideas to get started. Check out the problem statements at the Code for Livability page for more detail:
Finding Sustainable Communities: About 40,000,000 Americans move every year, according to the Census . About 60% of those Americans will stay within the same county, another 20% will stay within the same state, and the remainder will move to another state . We have an opportunity to provide these Americans with information that can help them make a more sustainable choice about where they want to live.
Making Mobility Choices: About 25% of the trips Americans take are less than one mile – and, yet, very little walking takes place . There are many potential reasons for this – physical barriers, unsafe conditions, or a lack of knowledge about conditions along a given route. We have an opportunity to help Americans get around their communities in a more sustainable way, and we have an opportunity to crowdsource walkability data.
These are just starter problem statements. We'd like to hear about your ideas for the event, too! Join our Google Group and start a discussion! If you talk about Code for Livability on Twitter, you can use the hashtag #c4livability
What is a code-a-thon?
When & Where
Partnership for Sustainable Communities
On June 16, 2009, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) joined together to help communities nationwide improve access to affordable housing, increase transportation options, and lower transportation costs while protecting the environment.
The Partnership for Sustainable Communities works to coordinate federal housing, transportation, water, and other infrastructure investments to make neighborhoods more prosperous, allow people to live closer to jobs, save households time and money, and reduce pollution. The partnership agencies incorporate six principles of livability into federal funding programs, policies, and future legislative proposals.
The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) is the leading force in advancing public transportation. To strengthen and improve public transportation, APTA serves and leads its diverse membership through advocacy, innovation and information sharing. APTA and its members and staff work to ensure that public transportation is available and accessible for all Americans in communities across the country.