Tuesday, July 29, 2008 - By Ben Berkowitz - No comments
Wednesday, July 23, 2008 - By Ben Berkowitz - No comments
From THE WEEK section of this week's New Haven Advocate,:
"New Haven's SeeClickFix.com is part of a wave of localized civic pride on the World Wide Web. The site helps communities identify and fix problems, remove eyesores or just begin a neighborhood dialog. SeeClickFix--founded by Yale system administrator Jeff Blasius, New Haven-touting t-shirt designer Ben Berkowitz and web-savvy brothers Kam and Mile Lasater-has been getting some national press. Spokeman for the site are the special guests at today's monthly Development Roundtable, 9 a.m. at the New Haven Free Public Library (133 Elm St., New Haven; 203-946-8130, cityofnewhaven.com/library)"
Read it here
You can also register(no charge) at: www.guidezilla.com/nhfpl
Monday, July 21, 2008 - By Ben Berkowitz - 1 comment
The Downtown Bozeman Association in Bozeman Montana received the fixie award for Most Engaged Community by receiving the most issues clicked in one watch area this week.
The Downtown Bozeman Partnership is a great example of how other organizations aside from government agencies can be agents for fixing in their communities.
Chris Naumann, Executive Director of the Bozeman Partenership says, "I initiated a graffiti removal program in Bozeman's historic downtown in April of 2008. I inventoried the tags 'by hand' and began systematic removal with the help of our employed maintenance staff.
I also serve as a member of the City of Bozeman Graffiti Task Force. We are devising a city-wide system for locating, identifying, and removing graffiti.
One of the aspects we have been struggling is how to have 'eyes' throughout our 35,000 person town and how to gather the necessary information to proceed with clean-up.
The SeeClickFix website solves both of these problems and presents our efforts with more technology than we could have ever developed ourselves."
To Learn More about the Downtown Bozeman Partnership:http://www.downtownbozeman.org/
Now Chris just has to clean up all those issues that were reported in his area and Bozeman could be awarded with this weeks acknowledgment for Most Responsive Fixer.
That competition starts tomorrow, so start fixing.
Sunday, July 20, 2008 - By Ben Berkowitz - No comments
We're starting to have new sideclicks pop-up all over the country and we're really excited.
Our newest SideClick in Pittsburgh just added a seeclickfix page to their website.
If you're in Pittsburgh help get those first couple of clicks on the map by going to:
http://15211.org/15211-seeclickfix/ or zooming to PGH on our map.
You too can add this page to your site/blog/facebook page by going to http://www.seeclickfix.com/widget.
Friday, July 18, 2008 - By Ben Berkowitz - No comments
This week a few seeclickfix reports of Graffiti were reported on AT&T's New U-verse boxes. While we at seeclickfix are excited for faster Internet for everyone, we were equally excited to see that AT&T responded to the issues so quickly. It's great to see utility co's engaging in the seeclickfix community and broadening the realm of fixers.
The clip below is from A New Haven Independent Article posted today:
Smuts “strongly encouraged” New Haveners to report any taggings through SeeClickFix.com, an independent watchdog website mapping quality of life complaints across the city and tracking how quickly they’re addressed. The tagging at the top of this story was reported here on SeeClickFix on Sunday evening and fixed Thursday by noon. Graffiti seen on the V-rad boxes can be reported at the website, with the tag word “v-rad.”
To read more click here
Wednesday, July 16, 2008 - By Miles - No comments
From Ben to our SeeFixers:
Get your neighborhood/watch area to report the most issues this week on seeclickfix.com and we will honor you with good blog press and national recognition for your organization/department. (We're a start-up so we can't offer a trip to the pothole fixing convention in the Bahamas...sorry. Maybe next month.)
All issues must be reported by next Monday 7.21.08. The award: Most Engaged Community
The following week we will host a similar competition where orgs/departments will be recognized for most items fixed in an area in one week.
For all you busy folks who don't have time to compose an email, here's a sample message that you can deliver to potential Clickers in your watch area if you'd like:
Help improve our neighborhood/area while gaining some national attention. Go to SeeClickFix.com and report a non-emergency public issue such as a pothole, graffiti, litter or a blighted property. The area with the most issues will receive national recognition via the SeeClickFix blog with the honor of Most Engaged Community.
We're excited that so many of you have taken responsibility for you neighborhoods so quickly as See Click Fix is only in its infancy.
We depend on you guys for user feedback, so please don't hesitate to give it.
Power To The Community
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 - By Ben Berkowitz - No comments
Gary Hogan, director of LCI in New Haven is proving that SeeClickFix can be a powerful tool when used to its fullest capabilities.
His department is fighting an uphill battle against rising urban blight such as graffiti, but they're getting the job done more efficiently today than they would have been able to months ago do to active citizen reporting and easy tracking of issues on seeclickfix.
To read more about Gary and the praise he recently received from the New Haven board of Alderman click here
Thursday, July 10, 2008 - By Ben Berkowitz - No comments
See Click Fix obtained some regional press today in the New Haven Register.
Read the story here.
As SeeClickFix helps the New Haven community maintain their public space we hope that other members of cities in the region will pick up on all the benfefits and start amping up the clicking.
Wednesday, July 9, 2008 - By Miles - No comments
Thanks goes to Keep America Beautiful for including SeeClickFix in their email newsletter:
Track Graffiti with SeeClickFix
SeeClickFix is a map-based website that allows citizens, government agencies, and nonprofits to set up a non-emergency reporting system for issues such as graffiti vandalism. This tool can help educate and empower residents to improve their neighborhoods, as well as track and report graffiti tags for quick and efficient response. Read more...
Thursday, July 3, 2008 - By Miles - 1 comment
Earlier tonight, Kam and I were talking with Ben about how many different groups can benefit from SeeClickFix. It's one thing to know this intellectually. It's another thing to see this in action over the past few days. For example we've recently had discussions with:
- Citizens - like Abby in Pittsburgh who will be spreading the word to her friends and Murat in San Francisco who will post a note about SeeClickFix to a bunch of listservs. Citizens are remarking on the feeling of power to change their neighborhood and to be involved.
- City Governments - like the New Haven department head who raves about how the reports from SeeClickFix help him do his job better and wants more features.
- State Government - like the Connecticut State economic development official who sees the power to have an impact on a state-wide level.
- Non-Profits - like the multi-chapter group Keep America Beautiful who is going to be sharing the new tool with their teams.
- Special Services/Business Improvement Districts - like the business improvement district in Mobile, AL or Greensboro, NC who just set-up SeeFix watch areas.
- Utilities - like the northeast electric company CEO and VP of Customer Service who are exploring how they can use the power of SeeClickFix.
- School Districts - like the school board official in Texas who wants to embed SeeClickFix inside their parent web portal to keep on top of maintenance issues around schools.
- By Miles - No comments
Congratulations to Ben Berkowitz. Ben, who is one of the SeeClickFix founders, won a the Town Green's Collaborator of the Year Award during thier 10th anniversary gala. He was recognized for his efforts creating the famous pro-New Haven t-shirts, a neighborhood merchant association and SeeClickFix. In the words of the Executive Director Scott Healy will "soon be sweeping the nation." I can't wait.
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