Architecture, Urban Design, Public Policy, Civic Hacking all rolled up into a burrito.

Omar Ureta is a design technologist revealing the complexities of land use planning and development. As an urban design consultant, he advocates for architecture in support of the public realm by improving on public outreach and public process. As a civic hacker, Omar experiments with new ways to interactively communicate land-use issues through the use of open source tools and open data. He is part of an emerging community of civic hackers and leads maptimeLA, a volunteer group open to anyone interested in collaborative learning, exploration and map creation.

His recent work, built:LA, visualizing the age of LA’s buildings, has appeared on Wired, Gizmodo and CityLab.

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