Our urban environment is experiencing a paradigm effect at a time when transport use is changing at a faster rate than that of infrastructure, notably through the impact of information and communication technology.
Check out the The american gov2.0radio interview of Uinfoshare and APCI which
co-organized the govjamparis here
"Free acces to data, real time information provided by the users : these two combined can revolution the transport organisation"...
If the designer can sometime be called to act on the city in formal ways, he also contributes to solve problem or crisis (...) To ease inhabitant relationships and public bodies or smoothing neighborhoods relationships are one of the new challenges that designers are adressing.
"Utilisacteur, a community of public transport users and drivers built around mutual information sharing on traffic conditions, public transport quality with complementary carpooling solutions"(...)
"Utilisacteur/ Uinfoshare is an app based on a simple and efficient principle. All the community members share where they found a park in the city and when they think they will leave it (they can update the info on the run) ! From the iphone, you only need to geobase the information and share your time info or look for the next spot to be free in a given neighborhood.
"To find out which parking places will soon be available in the vicinity, a community of motorists has been formed by the service Uinfopark, a subset of the iPhone application "Utilisacteur".