June 14 2011

Urban Planning Departments To Follow on Twitter

With more and more city residents becoming engaged in social media, municipal planning departments are taking notice. Across the country, many cities are responding to the trend by embedding themselves within social media networks and reaching out to constituents like never before. The cities are putting themselves out there on Twitter and allowing anyone to “follow” their every move, planning departments are breaking down barriers and increasing transparency.

Cities all across North America like Portland, San Francisco, and Ottawa are signing up for their own accounts. Not all Twitter accounts are straight facts about community information and zoning adjustments. Here are a few of the more interesting city planning departments that you should be following on Twitter:

These are just some of the many urban planning agencies and commissions in North America that are actively reaching out to engaged constituents and residents on Twitter.

Are there any that we’ve missed that you’ve found to be particularly engaging and interesting?

Barrett Lane

Barrett Lane is a graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania where he is pursuing a Master of City Planning with a concentration in Urban Design. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Urban and Regional Studies from Cornell University. Prior to joining The Grid, Barrett was the Director of Creative Content at Yipit, and most recently interned with the New York City Department of City Planning. He currently lives in Philadelphia, PA.

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