NCPC will expand its use of social media technologies and platforms where appropriate (e.g. Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr), and work to integrate these channels with its website. This will be an important way to connect with existing communities of Internet users and link them with NCPC and its work.
Currently information about past NCPC Commission actions are available in PDF documents organized by meeting data. To improve the ease of access and usability of this information, NCPC will develop an online searchable database of all Commission Actions for its public website. This database will allow visitors to the website to search through all available records of past commission actions using keywords, dates, file ...more »
Maintain an archive of the videos from Commission meetings and make it accessible via the Web site.
NCPC staff reviews draft plans prepared by cities, counties, and regional entities within the National Capital Region. The agency also reviews capital improvements plans from local jurisdictions. To ensure that these activities are transparent to the public, NCPC will create a web page that provides a record of all plans submitted for review and the official correspondence transmitted by NCPC to the local jurisdiction ...more »
NCPC will broadcast a live video and audio stream of Commission meetings accompanied by a live chat feed to allow members of the public who cannot attend meetings in person to participate in the proceedings. Video streams also will be archived on the NCPC website for later viewing. Where possible, NCPC will work to stream video in a similar manner from other NCPC events.
NCPC maintains records on all projects that are reviewed by the Commission. While information about these projects is available in the current online archives of past Commission actions, it is not easily searchable. To provide better access to this information, NCPC will publish a machine readable dataset of projects submitted to the commission for review after 2003.
NCPC will develop an enhanced online submission system that will allow applicants to submit a project for review on the NCPC website. This system also will allow applicants to upload supporting documents, and confirm the status of their project application.
To engage both a larger audience and involve members of the public more deeply in the planning process, NCPC plans to develop an online platform that allows the public to directly suggest changes to the text of the agency’s plans in draft form. This collaborative platform will be modeled on other successful examples of online collaborative planning from around the world, including Melbourne, Australia’s Future Melbourne ...more »
NCPC will develop a user-friendly map-enabled database application on its website that will allow visitors to browse and explore the information contained in its Commemorative Works Catalog. The application also will allow the submission of photos and comments by the public regarding the region’s commemorative works. The application framework developed for this purpose also will be extendable to other future NCPC datasets, ...more »
NCPC will implement an online commenting system that will allow the public to submit comments regarding the planning initiatives of the NCPC. Comments received will be published on the website, along with responses from NCPC staff. This will help provide a more visible record of the public participation process around the agency’s activities.
As part of the agency’s annual inventory of records, NCPC will publish a public list of the types of records it maintains. In addition, it will identify any high-value information not currently available online, and establish a timeline for its publication on the website.
NCPC will post additional years of data associated with previous years’ preparation of the FCIP and subsequent years as they become available. Posting multiple years will allow the public to perform longitudinal analyses such as forecasting and time-series regression. NCPC also will add information to these datasets, including global positioning system (GPS) coordinates, the year the capital proposal was first submitted ...more »