Dun Laoghaire / Rathdown, IE turns resident ideas into pilots through dlrBETA platform
Residents submit small-scale pilot ideas through a basic form on dlrBETA. This form asks for a one-line idea and a brief explanation of what problem is solved by the proposal. Council officials consider each proposal for a pilot of up to six months with ongoing evaluations for long-term feasability. The initial cohort of council-run trials included public bins for pizza boxes and a parklet in Sallynoggin.
Dun Laoghaire / Rathdown, IE
Welling City Council, NZ uses digital twin to engage residents and coordinate climate change policy
The City of Wellington has developed a "digital twin" that combines land, financial, community, and infrastructure data in a virtual map of the city. The Council will scale this digital twin and use it as a tool to engage residents in climate policy and coordinate community action to adapt to climate change. Wellington is one of 50 Champion Cities selected as a finalist in the 2021 Global Mayors Challenge which identifies the most ambitious ideas developed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Wellington City Council, NZ
Sun Prairie, WI is celebrating Parks and Recreation month with the "Fun Prairie" marketing campaign
The City of Sun Prairie is celebrating Parks and Recreation month in July with the "Fun Prairie" marketing campaign. The Sun Prairie Parks, Recreation and Forestry department is collaborating with local businesses to promote special events and activities. The city is developing a a digital map-based guide, webpage, and mobile tool to highlight the events. The community is invited to participate in a free month-long game of BINGO where activities can be redeemed for prizes.
Sun Prairie, WI
Apeldoorn, GE refines the city center dashboard with virtual community feedback sessions
Apeldoorn installed sensors on lightposts throughout the city center in 2019. These devices send air quality and climate data to a publicly accessible dashboard. Local residents and business owners offer their ideas on how to improve the dashboard through virtual sessions. The first session asked participants what information they found valuable and how they consumed smart sensor data. Follow-up sessions will shape draft versions of the interface into a more appealing dashboard.
Loimaa, FI invites resident proposals for new projects during participatory budgeting pilot
The city accepted ideas for public events, programs, and purchases during a one-month proposal period. Department heads, the mayor, and council members narrowed these suggestions to finalists voted on by the public. The review process determined if each project could be completed in 2021 within the pilot's budget of 10,000 euros. Loimaa residents aged 12 years or older voted in city libraries or online with top vote recipients splitting the budget.
Penrith, NSW crafts Green Grid and Employment Lands strategies with community feedback
Penrith's Employment Lands Strategy defines how industrial and commercial lands are developed through 2036. The draft Green Grid Strategy connects residents throughout the city to trails, waterways, and tree-covered spaces. Council staffers are holding drop-in events at public locations through July 2021 to discuss the placemaking plans. Online surveys ask respondents for their thoughts on economic development and sustinability along with new ideas.
Idaho Falls, ID Parks and Recreation Department launched a weekly digital newsletter
The Idaho Falls Parks and Recreation Department launched a weekly digital newsletter. The newsletter includes information on upcoming community activities at the Idaho Falls Zoo, the Wes Deist Aquatic Center, Idaho Falls Golf, various sports leagues, etc. The newsletter also explains how children and adults can get involved. The Idaho Falls Parks and Recreation Newsletter currently has 17,000 subscribers.
Idaho Falls, ID
Dearborn, MI unleashes the community's creativity during COVID-19 with Mask Up contest on TikTok
City officials leveraged the popularity of TikTok for personal appeals to wear masks during COVID-19. Participants tagged the city's account with their videos and entered the contest through an online form. Dearborn residents could vote up to three times per day for as many as five of their favorite videos. Three winning entrants received $100 Amazon gift cards and recognition by the city.
The City of Edinburgh Council, GB creates 20-Minute Neighbourhoods with resident input
A 20-Minute Neighbourhood combines most of the resources needed by residents within a 20-minute round trip. This planning feat is possible through service centers co-hosted with community organizations, self-service kiosks, and pop-up hubs. Council officials selected 19 areas for potential implementation of this concept. Residents of targeted areas will shape their 20-Minute Neighbourhoods through ongoing workshops and surveys.
The City of Edinburgh Council, GB
Joondalup, WA drives City Centre Place Activation Plan with resident and business engagement
Joondalup started conversations about the plan with a drop-in ideas hub and collaborative public events. Residents were invited to pin location-specific suggestions and comments to an interactive map. City officials sent online surveys to households and businesses asking for their visions of a better city centre. This initial foray into community-driven activation planning acts as a template for future campaigns throughout Joondalup.
Kauhava, FI develops a strategy for increasing walking/cycling based on feedback from residents
The City of Kauhava is developing a strategy for increasing walking and cycling based on feedback from residents. The city launched a Maptionnaire survey so residents could share their experiences and opinions on moving in the area. Residents were asked to indicate their level of satisfaction with current conditions and the importance of various development sites. The city raffled off t-shirts to participants and is using the survey data to measure the city's walkability.
East Hartford, CT streamlines FEMA reimbursements
In 2020 East Hartford, CT was struck by tropical storm Isaias; they were able to work with their contractor to easily document the required data points within QAlert CRM to submit for hundreds of thousands of dollars in FEMA reimbursement.
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East Hartford, CT