About OpenPlans


Publication: 2013-06-25



Name:Owen Ambur




OpenPlans is a 501(c)3. In addition to our transportation and planning work, we incubated and launched OpenGeo, Streetfilms, Streetsblog, and GothamSchools.


  • CitiesOpenPlans works with cities and community organizations. Our tools for urban planning projects help create more rewarding and inclusive public input, leading to better decision making.

  • Community Organizations

  • OpenPlans TeamOur Team -- OpenPlans is a group of passionate people working to create better tools for transportation and planning.

  • OpenPlans StaffOur staff are based in Philadelphia and New York City.

  • Frank HebbertDirector -- Frank is interested in creating radically better planning outcomes through the intersection of planning, technology and public participation.

  • Ellen McDermottDirector of Operations -- Ellen is responsible for all the financial, administrative and operations aspects of the organization.

  • Andy CochranCreative Director -- Andy leads visual design and interface work on OpenPlans' projects.

  • Anthony DenaroOperations Associate -- Anthony keeps everything running smoothly at OpenPlans.

  • Claudia HassbachController -- Claudia manages OpenPlans' financial operations.

  • Aaron OgleSoftware Developer -- Aaron believes that software can be used to build for a better world.

  • Mjumbe PoeSoftware Developer -- Mjumbe enjoys projects that empower others to understand and affect their environments.

  • OpenPlans Board of Directors

  • Mark GortonFounder and President

  • Andrew HoppinNew Amsterdam Ideas

  • Joseph LipmanHospital for Special Surgery

  • Christopher TuckerYale House Ventures

  • Jennifer WalkerJoseph Brooke LLC