This video presents today's version of historic preservation- how it goes beyond the velvet ropes and irate blue-haired ladies stereotype to deliver community-building results that are good for our heritage, planet and yes, people. Rhonda Sincavage, National Trust for Historic Preservation, may just be my new hero!
Those pesky potholes in Columbus, Ohio may get fixed faster thanks to some bright engineering students at Ohio State. Residents of the city will soon have a new tool at their disposal thanks in part to students of The Ohio State University computer science and engineering program.
Software engineering students were tasked with establishing a proof of concept and fundamental development of the app in conjunction with the City of Columbus Department of Technology.
The “My Columbus” app suite features four sections:
• 311, which allows residents to report issues like graffiti and potholes, with the capability of uploading a photo;
• My Neighborhood, which provides quick information about government services, private sector services, entertainment and local shops;
• GreenSpot, which offers tips on how to be more environmentally friendly; and
• GetActive, which gives locations of local parks and recreation centers, walking and biking paths, exercise tips and health advice."