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Table of Contents Introduction ........................................................................................................................... 1 About the Authors ........................................................................................................... 2-3 Autodesk 360 ......................................................................................................................... 4 City Maps 2Go .........................................................................................................................5 ColorSnap ................................................................................................................................ 6 Community PlanIt ................................................................................................................ 7 Demographica ....................................................................................................................... 8 Dropbox ................................................................................................................................... 9 Environmental Impact Calculator ................................................................................ 10 ESRI ArcGIS Online ............................................................................................................ 11 ESRI Business Analyst Online ......................................................................................... 12 ESRI My Place History ........................................................................................................ 13 Gephi ...................................................................................................................................... 14 GPS by TeleNav ................................................................................................................... 15 U.S. Green Infrastructure Reporter .............................................................................. 16 Facebook ............................................................................................................................... 17 Food Access Research Atlas ........................................................................................... 18 History Channel .................................................................................................................. 19


Table of Contents Housing and Urban Development (HUD) ................................................................. 20 IGeoTrans Lite – Datum Transformations Field Mapping .................................... 21 Instagram .............................................................................................................................. 22 Integrated Planning: Land Use and Economic Development ........................... 23 Modelur ................................................................................................................................. 24 National Register of Historic Places Program .......................................................... 25 Outline ................................................................................................................................... 26 Planetizen Courses ............................................................................................................ 27 REgis Void .............................................................................................................................. 28 Sitegeist ................................................................................................................................. 29 SketchUp Make ................................................................................................................... 30 Skype ...................................................................................................................................... 31 Smart Budget ....................................................................................................................... 32 StreetSeen ............................................................................................................................ 33 Traffic Duco .......................................................................................................................... 34 Textizen ................................................................................................................................. 35 UMI at MIT ............................................................................................................................. 36 Walk Score ............................................................................................................................ 37 Acknowledgements .......................................................................................................... 38


Introduction Planning Apps 1.0 is an initiative of the summer 2013 Special Topics in Urban Planning course in the School of Planning, College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP) at the University of Cincinnati. It is the product for practice. This is not an exhaustive list of apps because new apps are being developed daily, but this list will help The research began with participation in a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) called TechniCity. TechniCity was a further by exploring apps that apply to specializations of urban planning, but found that there were multiple apps that could be used for multiple purposes. “App� is short for application. Traditionally, this was a generic term for any standalone bit of software that runs on top of a computer’s operating system. In information technology, an application is the use of a technology, system, or product designed to streamline efficiency. There are different kinds of apps. there are applications for desktop computers, called desktop applications, and those for mobile devices, called mobile apps. There are also web applications requiring the use of the Internet. Apps are becoming more widely used on mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones, which are changing how people interact with cities. that an app can help you do that, whether you are a Planner or not. Planning Apps 1.0 is intended for anyone interested in exploring and learning about places. A few examples of what you might learn about include economic development, demographics, real estate, community engagement and related topics. This resource is intended to broad swath of current apps and their potential uses. DISCLAIMER: Within this e-book, you will find live links to free web and mobile apps with additional information and downloading options. Such links are not endorsements of any information, products, or services available from or promoted by these sites, and no information offered by external sites has been endorsed or approved by the University of Cincinnati. To the extent permitted by law, the University of Cincinnati makes no representations or warranties as to the accuracy, reliability, completeness, or currency of the information within this book, and the use of the web sites, apps, or any other information contained within is at your own risk.

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About the Authors Janasia Christian

Janasia is a fourth year Bachelor of Urban Studies major, with a minor in Urban Planning and Sociology at the University of Cincinnati. She has a special interest in fair housing, public health, and building vibrant communities with equal opportunity and resources for all. Janasia plans on attending law school, or specializing in the legal side of urban planning. LinkedIn Profile: www.linkedin.com/pub/janasia-christian-christj8/67/bb1/5a7

Emily Johnson

Emily is a fifth year Bachelor of Urban Planning (BUP) student in the School of Planning (Class of 2014). Emily has expertise in master planned resort communities, Geographic Information Systems (ArcGIS), and has international co-op experience (China). Emily plans on pursuing her graduate degree with a focus on real estate with a specialization in adaptive reuse. LinkedIn Profile: www.linkedin.com/pub/emily-johnson/64/4b6/536/

Zach

Sunderland

Zach is a fifth year Bachelor of Urban Planning (BUP) student in the School of Planning (Class of 2014) with a minor in Hospitality Management. He is also concurrently enrolled in the Master of Community Planning program with an anticipated graduation of 2015. Zach’s specialties include Geographic Information Systems (ArcGIS), economic development, transportation planning, park planning/services, and historic preservation. Zach hopes to find a position with a small jurisdiction in their planning and/or zoning department. LinkedIn Profile: www.linkedin.com/pub/zachary-sunderland/57/35/a09/

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About the Authors Paige is finishing her last year at the University of Cincinnati in the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning. She is pursuing a Bachelor’s of Urban Planning along with a Certificate in Historic Preservation. Most of her experience has been in the public sector. Paige is interested in organizational theory, but also specializes in technical/grant writing, new policy development, and municipal procedures.

Paige Vaughn

LinkedIn Profile: www.linkedin.com/pub/paige-vaughn/21/16b/319/

Beth Nagy holds a Bachelor of Urban Planning (BUP) degree, Master of Community Planning (MCP) degree, and doctorate in Urban Educational Leadership (Ed.D.) from the University of Cincinnati (UC). Her research interests are geodesign, urbanization science, technology & innovation, entrepreneurship, community engagement, community-based non-profits, community development, design thinking, school district planning, and campus-community partnerships. She is currently annual adjunct faculty in the School of Planning, College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP) at UC and Community Planning Consultant in the Cincinnati area. Beth lives and is active in the Uptown Cincinnati community.

Beth Nagy

LinkedIn Profile: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/beth-nagy-ed-d/9/27/a15 Alani is pursuing a Master of Community Planning degree at the University of Cincinnati, having received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Historic Preservation at the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2005. Her professional focus has been on capacity building for non-profit organizations and small, locally-owned businesses. Included in her interests are: environmental education, traditional building, community development, and the preservation and sustainability of the historic urban environment.

Alani Messa Editor

LinkedIn Profile: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/alani-messa/72/2b9/b00 3


AutoDesk 360 Store and work on your DWG, DWF, Revit, and Navisworks files in the cloud with AutoDesk 360 and take them anywhere you go with AutoDesk 360 Mobile. A digital workspace for design and collaboration, these apps allow you to view, share, and annotate drawings and data on the go. Planners, architects, engineers, contractors, and other project teams frequently use and share models created in AutoCAD, Revit, and Navisworks. These apps serve as virtual work environments that reduce the need to carry around over-sized paper drawings and provide an all-digital review workflow. Unilateral access to these files heightens overall efficiency through mobility and seamless connectivity.

Price - Free Type - Mobile and web app Compatibility - iOS and Android. Add on - Yes, part of Auto CAD Web Link - http://usa. autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/pc/index?siteID=1231 12&id=18173595

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City Maps 2Go Price- Free Type- Mobile Compatibility- iOS and Android Add-ons- None

Description- City Maps 2Go is an offline mapping app that allows users to download a city’s map and then pull it up at any time, with or without internet access. Overall there are 6,700 interactive maps that can be used to explore cities and their amenities worldwide. You can add your own pins to your maps and create lists of your favorite places. In addition to city maps, this app offers: 1) In depth travel guides where users can read content and see images 2) Millions of points of interests such

Web Link- http:// www.Ulmon.com

as restaurants, hotels and shops 3) Local tips in which users can share and receive recommendations. The free version of this app provides five map downloads, with the option of adding a Wikipedia travel guide for one map. In the full version of this app, you are able to download an unlimited number of maps and access Wikipedia travel guides for all of them.

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ColorSnap Using this app is as easy as snapping a photo. Just select any color from within a picture and you can match it to a Sherwin-Williams paint color, get coordinating colors, or create custom palettes. Search, browse, adjust, save, and even share colors. Planners and Preservationists can use this app in the field to record property details and find comparable or coordinating colors available from SherwinWilliams.

Price - Free Type - Mobile app Compatibility - iOS, Android, and Blackberry Add-ons - None Web link- http:// www.sherwinwilliams.com/ homeowners/color/tryon-colors/colorsnap-foriphone-android-andblackberry/

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CommunityPlanIt Price- Free Type- Web CompatibilityWeb browsers Add-ons- None Web link- https:// communityplanit.org/

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Description- Community PlanIt is a project of the Engagement Game Lab at Emerson College. It is a local engagement game designed to make community planning fun, while providing a context for learning and action. It is also part of an ongoing design research project on games and civic engagement. Is your city or metro area not listed? Do you have an idea for a Community PlanIt game in your community? Let us know! Provide your name, your role in your community, your email address and your idea for a Community PlanIt game.


Demographica Description: This app allows you to collect, record, and export the demographics, including the race, gender, and age group, of the people at a meeting or event. Upon opening the app, you can set up a meeting and easily slide through and tally the demographics of the people in attendance. This is useful to planners and officials holding public meetings when assessing the diversity of public and community engagement analysis. For ease of analysis, all of the data is exported as a .csv file, which can be opened by programs like Microsoft Excel or imported into a Geographic Information System.

Cost - Free Type - Mobile App Compatibility - with iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. Add on - Not an add on Web Link - http:// apps.nmsu.edu/ demographica/

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Dropbox Price- Free

Description- Dropbox lets you take your photos, docs, and videos anywhere and share them easily.

Type- Mobile, Web

Features: • Access all of your photos, docs and videos from any device.

Compatibility- iOS, Android, and Blackberry

• 2 GB of space when you sign up -- free!

Add ons- Download to your computer

• Automatically save photos and videos to Dropbox and earn up to 3 GB additional free space.

Web link- https:// www.dropbox.com/

• Share a link to even your biggest files— no more attachments! • Add files o your “Favorites” for fast, offline viewing. This app can be used for any area of planning that requires the sharing of files.

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Environmental Impact Calculator Description- This tool allows you to estimate your building’s baseline carbon footprint from purchased electricity, natural gas, and heating oil. In addition, you can measure the impact of energy efficiency improvements on an annual basis or throughout the length of a project term. This app can be used in sustainable or green practices, as well as in economic development research.

Price- Free Type- Mobile, Web Compatibility- iOS and Android Add ons- None Web link- http:// siemens. greentouchscreen.com/ CO2eCalculator/

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ESRI ArcGIS Online

Price- Free Type- Mobile Compatibility- iOS, Android, and Windows Add-ons- None Web Link- http:// www.esri.com/software/ arcgis/smartphones/ arcgis-app

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Description- Take your ArcGIS files on the road with free downloadable apps for smartphones and tablets. With ArcGIS Online, you can find content, collect and report data, and perform GIS analysis anywhere, anytime. Discover and share content by browsing map galleries from ArcGIS Online or leverage services from your existing enterprise GIS. You can query the map, search and find interesting information, measure distances, and areas of interest.

The app also includes a developerfocused Runtime SDK that you can leverage to build your own custom mobile applications.


ESRI Business Analyst Online (BAO) Description- The BAO app helps you answer four key questions: What types of people live there? Get a quick demographic and market snapshot including location, age, income, education, and consumer spending. How do they differ from the people in another location? Compare the demographic and market data for two locations or one location vs. the entire U.S. What other businesses are in the area? Scope out the competition or locations of businesses that complement yours. Is this a good location based on your needs? Set your desired criteria and find out how your location matches up.

Price- Free Type- Mobile Compatibility- iOS and Android Add-ons- Possible add on with the purchase of BAO online software. Web link- http:// www.esri.com/software/ bao-for-smartphonestablets

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ESRI My Place History Price- Free Type- Mobile Compatibility- iOS Add-ons- None Web Linkwww.esri.com/industries/ health/geomedicine

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Description- My Place History is a way to link public health information with personal environmental experience. Using geomedicine- a more modern framework for bringing everyday information into the physician/patient relationship- ESRI allows you to achieve a greater understanding of how local environments affect health. As more and more Americans move each year, the need for detailed information about our personal environments grows. My Place History is a new tool that links your personal place history to several governmental databases, including the Toxic Release Inventory of the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the National Institute of Health’s known chemical database. Using U.S. street addresses to create and maintain a personal place history, My Place History allows you to gather general information about the distance to specific events, hazards, or exposures, and unlock a wealth of geographically relevant health information. Future versions of My Place History will include additional databases, like water quality, school performance, crime, lead contamination, cancer, mortality, and poverty. At the moment this app is only available for Apple products and only has data for the United States. This app provides information on how healthy (or unhealthy) a particular environment is.


Gephi Description- Gephi is an application that helps you analyze your facebook relationships, groups, and networks. Gephi is a world class open source software and a leader in the visualization and analysis of large networks in real-time. Like Photoshop but for data, Gephi helps data analysts to intuitively reveal patterns and trends, highlight outliers, and tell stories with their data.

Price- Free Type- Web Compatibility- Internet Add-ons- None Web Linkhttps://gephi.org/ features/

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GPS by TeleNav Price- Free




Type- Mobile Compatibility- iOS and Android

* Navigate: Get turn-by-turn directions

Add ons- Possible in app add-ons for purchase.

* Find: Search millions of locations, including the cheapest gas prices nearby, with integrated search

Web link- http:// www.telenav.com/ products/tn/

* Maps: Always have updated maps for free * Traffic: See daily traffic on a map to save time.

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US Green Infrastructure Reporter Description- This app allows for the sharing and reporting of sustainable ideas that have come to life. Grassroots projects can be located on a map, pictured, described, and then shared with a wider community. It is linked with all forms of social media including YouTube, Facebook, Pinterest, Flickr, and Mindmixer to name a few. This is a useful tool when a planner wants to share creative ideas and solutions with others and get people involved. It is also a great place to learn more about how to integrate green practices into your own community and designs for a healthier, cleaner place.

Price - Free Type - Mobile app Compatibility - iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad Add on - None Web Link - http:// www.unl. edu/vgilab/ US_Green_Infrastructure_Portal.html

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Facebook Price- Free Type- Mobile, Web Compatibility- iOS, Android, and Blackberry Add ons-Possible advertising add-ons. Web link- http:// www.facebook.com/

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Description- Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected. Facebook is primarily known as a social network tool, however it can also be used as a community engagement tool within the planning profession. Recently more and more bodies of government are forming Facebook pages to get their word out to its users. Even some planning departments have started to create Facebook pages to get the word out about projects and meetings.


Food Access Research Atlas Description- The Food Access Research Atlas presents a spatial overview of food access indicators for low-income and other census tracts using different measures of supermarket accessibility, provides food access data for populations within census tracts, and offers census-tract-level data on food access that can be downloaded for community planning or research services.

Price- Free Type- Web CompatibilityWeb browsers Add ons- None Web link- http:// www.ers. usda.gov/dataproducts/food-accessresearch-atlas/go-to-theatlas.aspx#.UgFYB20ueZt

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History Channel Price- Free Type- Mobile Compatibility- iOS and Android Add-ons- None Web Link- www.history. com/history-channel-app

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Description- Use this app for more information about global locations. Learn the history and culture of international communities, examine the natural and built environment, and access historical policies.


U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity Description- This app allows you to submit a claim of housing discrimination for review by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity. Your fair housing rights are protected under Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 (Fair Housing Act). If those rights have been violated, you can use this app to file a claim of housing discrimination with HUD.

Price-Free Type- Mobile Compatibility- iOS Add ons-None Web Linkhttps:// portalapps.hud.gov/ AdaptivePages/HUD/ welcome.htm

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iGeoTrans Lite - Datum Transformations Field Mapping Price - Free Type - Mobile App Compatibility - with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Add on - None, but works with AutoCAD Web Link - http://www. humg.edu.vn/~chuyentt/ igeotrans-support/1-igeotrans-user-guide

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Description- This app can be used in place of a more expensive handheld GPS device. It allows you to mark waypoints when you are out surveying a site and save them directly onto a map. Then you are able to calculate direction, distance, and area. All of these locations can be saved and exported as a .DXF file (used in AutoCAD) for further analysis and work. The data that you collect can also be transformed to any coordinate system for use in a Geographic Information System (GIS).


Instagram Description- Instagram is a fast, beautiful, and fun way to share your life with friends, family, collueagues, or the public at large. It’s a new way to see the world.

Price- Free Type- Mobile and Desktop CompatibilityiOS, Android

1) Take a picture or video 2) Choose a filter to transform its look and feel 3) Post to Instagram- it’s easy

Add On- None Web Link- http:// www.instagram.com/

You can even share your Instagram photos on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, etc. Instagram can be used as a community engagement tool within cities. 22


Integrated Planning: Land Use and Economic Development Price- Free Type- Mobile Compatibility- iOS, Android, Blackberry, and Windows Add ons-None Web link- http:// www.gocanvas.com/ mobile-formsapps/4258-IntegratedPlanning-Land-Use-andEconomic-Development

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Description- The focus of this app is to integrate urban and statewide Long Range Transportation Plans with local and/or regional land use plans and economic development forecasts and goals. This app aims to encourage and facilitate sustainable development through the coordination of transportation, land use, and economic development planning.


Modelur 2.0 Description- Modelur is a revolutionary 3D application for parametric urban design that enables: rapid design of built environment, quick response to changed conditions of planned site, automatic change of built environment, quick creation of different variants of urban design solution, and continuous supervision of achieved urban control values. Modelur automatically detects if your plan is in conflict with urban parameters or given restrictions. It will let you know, for example, if two buildings are too close or if a built area is overused and FSI is too high. The intuitive user interface offers easy training, especially if you are already familiar with SketchUp.

Price- Free Type- Web App CompatibilityWindows & Mac Add On- Additional tools available through SketchUp 3D Warehouse Weblink- http:// modelur.com/about

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National Register of Historic Places Price-Free Type-Web CompatibilityWindows and Mac Add ons-None Web link- http:// nrhp.focus.nps.gov/ natreghome.do? searchtype=natreghome

Description- The National Register of Historic Places is an official list of districts, sites, buildings, and structures in the U.S. that have been evaluated and deemed to be historically signifcant by the National Park Service. Authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Register of Historic Places helps coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect America's historic and archaeological resources. What They Do - Review nominations submitted by states, tribes, and other federal agencies and list eligible properties in the National Register - Offer guidance on evaluating, documenting, and listing different types of historic places through the National Register Bulletin series and other publications - Help qualified historic properties receive preservation benefits and incentives - Manage the National Historic Lighthouse Preservation Program that transfers historic federal light stations to new owners - Sponsor the Cultural Resources Diversity Program to diversify historic preservation and cultural resource management This app can be used for historic preservation research.

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Outline Description- Outline is on a mission to improve the way citizens interact with governments, and this starts with transparency. Outline is a "what-if" tool for public policy that helps citizens and government measure the impact of public policy scenarios.

Price- Free Type- Web CompatibilityWindows and Mac Add ons- None Web link- http:// www.outline.com/

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Planetizen Courses Price- Free Type- Mobile Compatibility- iOS Add-ons- Full courses can be viewed in the app when you subscribe to the Planetizen Courses website. Web Linkhttp://courses.planetizen. com/mobile

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Description- The Planetizen Courses app provides online video courses related to the field of urban planning. You can learn tools like mapping, Sketch Up, Twitter, and Facebook or about pedestrian planning, planning ethics, and more. The app enables you to view sample chapters of urban planning courses available on Planetizen Courses. Full courses can be viewed in the app when you subscribe on the Planetizen Courses website at: http://courses.planetizen.com/


REgis Void Description- With this app, commercial real estate professionals can quickly identify retailers who are likely to benefit from opening a new location in a particular area. Simply set the location and radius, then REgis Void™ will check for retailers in that study area. The system will cross reference the retailers in the Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) with those in the study area. A retailer with locations in the metro market but not the study area is considered a “Void.” When a void is identified, the application provides the available retailer’s contact information, store count,s and other related real estate data.

Price- Free Type- Mobile, Web Compatibility- iOS Add ons- None Web link- http:// www2.sitesusa.com/ REgisVoid/

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Sitegeist Price- Free Type- Mobile Compatibility- iOS and Android Add-ons- None Web Link- http:// sitegeist.sunlightfounda tion.com/

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Description- Sitegeist is an app that helps you learn more about your surroundings. Using census data, the app presents solid demographic data in a simple at-a-glance format to help you tap into the pulse of your location anywhere in the United States. Beyond demographic data, the app offers insights on housing, popular spots through Yelp, and even local weather. The project presents localized information with straightforward infographics so you can get back to enjoying your neighborhood. The app was created by the Sunlight Foundation with input from IDEO and support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. This is a great app if you are curious the social makeup of a location that is new to you, or even just the area around your home. This app can be used to find a plethora of information regarding the location you are currently at.


SketchUp Description- SketchUp Make is the new name for the basic version of SketchUp, which lets you create 3D designs and models for free. It has added on apps such as 3D Vega, but is not licensed for commercial use.

Price- Free

SketchUp Viewer is also available for free and allows you to view and print models created in SketchUp, even if you don't have the SketchUp software.

Compatibility- Web

Type- Web

browsers Add ons- Pro version is available for a fee. Web link- http:// www.sketchup.com/ products/sketchupmake

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Skype Price - Free Type - Mobile and web Compatibility - OS X, Windows, Linux, Android, Blackberry, Kindle Fire HD, and more Add-ons - Premium and business accounts with additional features are available for a fee Web Link - http:// www.skype.com/en/ download-skype/ 31

Description- Connect with anyone, anywhere in the world on Skype for free. With Skype, you can share a story, learn a language, hold a meeting, work with colleagues – just about anything you need to do together every day. Big presentation? You can send files of any size to multiple contacts during a voice, video, or group call and in an instant message. Skype is available on smartphones, tablets, PCs, Macs, and even TVs. Skype is being used with increasing frequency among teachers and schools interested in global education projects. Teachers are using Skype in unique ways to fulfill educational goals. The video conferencing aspect of the app is valuable in that it provides a way to connect students who speak different languages, hold virtual field trips, and reach out to experts in varying fields of study.


Smart Budget Price- Free Type- Mobile Compatibility- iOS Add-ons- None Web Linkhttp:// smartbudgetapp.com/ index_en.html

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Description- Smart Budget is a great app for keeping your finances organized. It sports features like multiple currency options, the ability to use several accounts, schedule planned transactions, and cloud synchronization for multiple devices. This app can be used to track project budgets, event costs, or analyze financial policies.


StreetSeen Price- Free Description- StreetSeen is a project of The Ohio State University which extends Google Street View in order to allow people to experiment with evaluating cities. This is an easy to use tool that lets anyone construct their own visual preference surveys and begin to understand what people think about places in cities.

Type- Web Compatibility- Web browsers Add ons- None Web Link- http:// streetseen.osu.edu/about

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Traffic Duco Description- This app facilitates traffic data collection. It collects the number of turning movements, trip generations, parking, vehicle classification, and pedestrian and bicycle counts. It is collaborative, so multiple surveyors can access the same information and add to it. This kind of accounting and recording tool would be easy to use during a transportation planner's traffic study and numbers collected can be saved for comparison in later projects.

Price - Requires subscription, two year Type - Mobile and web app Compatibility - iOS and Android. Add on - Yes Web Link - http:// www.trafficduco.com/ how-it-works/

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Textizen

Price- Free Type- Web Compatibility- web browsers Add ons- None Web link- https:// www.textizen.com/

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Description- Open civic dialogue to new participants with a powerful mix of offline outreach and online engagement. It's citizen feedback for the digital age. Text message surveys empower communities to reach residents where they are. Now anyone with an opinion and a minute can join the civic dialogue.


UMI at MIT Description- Umi is a new, Rhino-based design environment for architects and urban planners interested in modeling the environmental performance of neighborhoods and cities regarding operational energy use, walkability and daylighting potential. Umi is being developed by the Sustainable Design Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with support from the National Science Foundation and the MIT Energy Initiative.

Price- Free Type- Web Compatibility- Web browsers Add ons- None Web link- http:// www.urbanmodeling.net/

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Walk Score Price- Free Type- Mobile, Web Compatibility- iOS, Android Add-ons- None Web Link- http:// www.walkscore.com/

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Description- Walk Score gives a score based on an area’s walkability. Walk Score has a scoring system algorithm based on factors such as distance to amenities like schools, restaurants, parks, etc. The other part of Walk Score shows available apartments for rent and the associated score. Walk Score’s mission is to promote walkable neighborhoods to improve our environment, our health, and our economy. They believe that walkable places make you happier and healthier.


Acknowledgements • TechniCity and its creators Dr. Jennifer Evans-Cowley and Thomas W. Sanchez

• Coursera • The Apple iTunes store • The Google Play Store • The University of Cincinnati AppLab and Asif Riaz • Code for America • Contentious.com • IT Business Edge • Tech Target • APPNEWSER • App Storm • The Atlantic CITIES Place Matters • Auckland Council • Govloop • Thrdplace • The Economist • The New York Times • Freshome • Urban360 • Soapbox Media

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Planning Apps 1.0  

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