Annotated Site Map
- HOT. Areas of primary interest to Information Renaissance.
- Rulemaking. Public involvement in the process by which federal agencies implement the laws passed by Congress.
- Capacity Building. Helping organizations develop the ability to use networking technology with their own resources.
- Dialogues. Online discussions of public policy issues.
- Broadband. High-capacity networks, particularly those based upon new technologies and managed for the public good.
- WHAT. What Information Renaissance does.
- Rulemaking. Public participation in the mechanism by which federal agencies implement the laws passed by Congress.
- Dialogues. Interactive discussions related to issues of public policy.
- Technology. Technology for the community.
- Networks. Public network infrastructure.
- WHY. Why Information Renaissance exists and what people it seeks to serve.
- Goals. Access, empowerment and inclusion.
- Principles. Three basic tenets that underlie our work: scalability, sustainability and democracy.
- Audiences. Clients for Information Renaissance services and groups targeted by Information Renaissance projects.
- History. Activities that preceded the incorporation of Information Renaissance.
- HOW. How we work to accomplish our objectives.
- Networks. The computer networks we help to build and utilize.
- Resources. Supporting materials for Information Renaissance projects.
- Site Map. A summary of all the materials on this Web site.
- WHO. The people and organizations who work with Information Renaissance.
- Network Democracy. Archive of previous online dialogues hosted by Information Renaissance.
- Presentations. Presentations by Information Renaissance at conferences and workshops.
- Online Rulemaking: A Step Toward E-Governance. Presentation to the GSA's Collaboration Expedition Workshop. Washington, DC. March 4, 2003.
- Internet-Enabled Citizenship. Presentation to the American Society of Access Professionals. Washington, DC. December 11, 2001.
- Public Involvement in EPA Decisions. Presentation to the EPA. Washington, DC. August 6, 2001.
- Public Involvement in EPA Decisions. Presentation to the Sixth Biennial Conference on Communication and Environment. Cincinnati, OH. July 30, 2001.
- The Pittsburgh I-Net. Presentation to the National Association of Telecommunication Operating Agencies Conference. Seattle, WA. April 6, 2001.
- Using the Internet to Build Capacity in Local Stakeholders. Presentation to EPA's WebWorld 2000 Conference. Washington, DC. July 20, 2000.
- Projects. Documentation of Information Renaissance projects.
- Publications and Reports.
- Community Networks
- East Liberty Neighborhood Network
- Pittsburgh I-Net
- Online Rulemaking
- Public Comments
- Draft EIS for the Mon-Fayette Expressway. Information Renaissance comments to the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Mon-Fayette Expressway. September 9, 2002.
- FCC CC Docket 02-6. Schools and libraries universal service support mechanism. April 5, 2002.
- FCC CC Docket 98-146. The deployment of advanced telecommunication capability to all americans ... pursuant to Section 706 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996. September 14, 1998.
- PA PUC: Local Competition and Advanced Services. Presentation to the MFS III Technical Conference of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission on the Status of Local Competition and the Provision of Advanced Telecommunications Services. March 30, 1998.
- Smart Building
- Sketch (pdf). Original project outline, expanded from a suggestion at the ceremony where Paul O'Neil (then the Chairman of Alcoa) transfered ownership of the Regional Enterprise Tower to the Southwest Pennsylvania Commission.
- Business Plan (pdf). Cost model for operation and support of the Smart Building network.
- Proposal (pdf). Proposal to the Southwest Pennsylvania Commission to develop a computer network with shared low-cost, high-speed Internet access for tenants of the Regional Enterprise Tower.
- Technology for the Community
- Wireless Neighborhoods