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DESIGN

Through Design Challenge and focused Design Workshops, the design stage involves discovering unmet needs of urban stakeholders and conceiving possible solutions and necessary resources to implement them.


DEVELOP

We host hackathons and mappathons to prototype, test, and visualize the novel ideas for civic urban start-ups while receiving valuable feedback from a broad spectrum of community stakeholders.


INCUBATE

We curate promising urban civic start-up projects to further advance business models, refine of software systems, and crowd-fund them.


TRAINING

We engage in the development of citizen entrepreneurship to reduce the “digital creativity gap” in next generation urban leaders through year-round immersive education and mentoring programs.

Latest Projects

Latest Projects

Listen to Your Heart

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Listen to Your Heart

PhilaData

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PhilaData

GOTCHA

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GOTCHA

Environmental Access Board Game

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Environmental Access Board Game

YC2- Youth Community Connections

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YC2- Youth Community Connections

Faces: Philadelphia

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Faces: Philadelphia

App Ambassadors

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App Ambassadors

Fantasy-Ed

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Fantasy-Ed

URX

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URX

Latest news from Apps & Maps

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Summer report from the Engineering Group

As part of the summer 2014 Urban Apps and Maps BITS Engineering Group, five talented students from various high schools got the chance to work together as ...

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Media coverage of the 2014 summer program

Last week marked the end of our six week summer program, and the high school interns accomplished a lot in a short period time. Of all the projects, this ...

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Kicking off Summer 2014 with a Design Challenge

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Kicking off Summer 2014 with a Design Challenge

    July 2, 2014 Location:  Alter Hall 7th Floor Event Space, Fox School of Business at Temple University Time: 10:00AM-3:00PM Event: Apps and ...

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Apps and Maps BITs 2014 Summer Program

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Apps and Maps BITs 2014 Summer Program

Over the last three years, Temple University’s Urban Apps & Maps Studios has been running Apps & Maps BITs Summer Program. This year, 95 ...

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Urban Apps + Maps Studio Philly Tech Week Access Day event April 10th

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Urban Apps + Maps Studio Philly Tech Week Access Day event April 10th

Urban Apps and Maps Studio, in partner with Knight Foundation, is organizing a panel discussion during Philly Tech Week 2014 at Temple University this ...

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Summer BITS program – 3 months away

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Summer BITS program – 3 months away

We are three month away from the start of the Summer BITS program 2014 and it has been an amazing journey! With the collaboration of community organization ...

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CD+i Design Challenge 2014

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CD+i Design Challenge 2014

Thank you to everyone who supported and came to the 2014 Design Challenge at the Kimmel Center. The inspiring space served as the perfect backdrop for this ...

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Another Great Semester

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Another Great Semester

Another great semester with Apps + Maps! Our students worked hard on diverse projects and accomplished a lot through teamwork and creative thinking.   Our ...

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Summer 2013 Apps & Maps Community Fellows Program

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Summer 2013 Apps & Maps Community Fellows Program

From July 1, 119 Philadelphia area youth (13 – 19 year old, 69 of them are girls!) are learning various digital literacy skills through projects, ...

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Community Development and Youth Perception

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Community Development and Youth Perception

On a recent excursion with our servicelearning students up to the Village of Arts and Humanities, I had the opportunity to have great conversations about ...

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