DIYcity is a site where people from all over the world think about, talk about, and ultimately build tools for making their cities work better with web technologies.
The site launched in October 2008 and has since spawned local groups in more than 100 cities around the world. Web developers, urban planners, sustainability designers, students, government workers and more contribute to the discussions to help discover new ways of applying free and open technology to problems facing our urban areas today. In doing so, their aim is to reinvent their cities as places that are more efficient, more cost-effective, more sustainable, and simply more livable places to be.
This collective desire to improve city living is channeled into three areas on DIYcity: 1) discussions, where people exchange thoughts and come up with ideas for products, 2) design, where people boil these discussions down into actual products, and 3) development, where teams of programmers build and launch DIYcity products.
The result is a suite of tools that residents of any city, anywhere, can plug into and use to make their area better. This toolset, as it grows, becomes an initial version of a city/resident interface. This interface is the ultimate product, and the ultimate goal, of DIYcity.
DIYcity is over 1,000 people and growing. Some of the people who you might see most often are:
Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or comments. Or sign up, join the discussions group and say hi.