As I build out calendar hubs for various cities, I’ve begun to develop a scorecard that shows which civic institutions do, or don’t, offer iCalendar feeds that make their public calendars available to their city’s hub. Here’s the scorecard for the current set of featured hubs. It illustrates what I’ve been saying about how the future of community information management is unevenly distributed. If you’re curious about how your city would stack up, it’s easy to find out. Just visit the websites of the institutions shown in the top row, look for the Calendar or Events link, and then look for an iCal link. If you find one for most categories then your city is (at least with respect to public calendars) thinking like the web.

newspaper/
media
city
govt
public
library
universities public
schools
ymca
Ann Arbor, MI ✔ Univ of Michigan1
✘ Washtenaw Community College
2
Berkeley, CA ✔ UC Berkeley
Boston, MA ✔ Berklee
✔ BU
✘ Harvard
✔ Mass Art
✘ MIT
✔ Northeastern
3
Falls Church, VA n/a n/a
Houston, TX ✘ Rice
✔ Texas Southern
✘ Univ of Houston
Keene, NH ✘ Antioch
✘ Keene State College
4
Manchester, NH ✔ Manchester Community College
✘ NH Institute of Art
✘ St. Anselm
Menlo Park, CA ✔ Stanford n/a
Providence, RI ✔ Brown
✘ Rhode Island College
✘ RISD
Seattle, WA ✔ Univ of Washington
✔ North Seattle Community College

1 Feeds not easily discoverable, and not valid, but can be made to work.
2 Ann Arbor’s public schools are exemplary.
3 Only the Dorchester facility.
4 Missing most activities.