The hackathon focused on generating ideas for how to make Seattle a city that is safe and accessible for populations of all ages, and brought together local council members and policy-makers, data and computer scientists, and NGOs focused on aging populations.
Among the members in their project team was IOE alum Henry Kendall.
Their involvement came following the recent acceptance of their paper “Evaluating urban accessibility: Leveraging open-source data and analytics to overcome existing limitations” in Environment and Planning: Urban Analytics and City Science. They found it a great opportunity to engage with community stakeholders and better understand how their research can be used to improve city planning.
They would like to thank the City of Seattle for funding their trip and organizing a great event.
A blog post is available here: adaptingcities.org/blogs/seattle_hackathon