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Boulder, CO tracks traffic incidents throughout the city with its Crash Data Dashboard

The interactive dashboard maps every traffic crash reported to local police since 2017. Users find current-year data on total crashes and fatalities when first opening the dashboard. Visualizations of historical crash severity and types present trends in traffic safety. Pinpoints on the Crash Data Dashboard map open to details including location, weather conditions, and time of day. Boulder will use the dashboard for future safety improvements to its Core Arterial Network.

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BC

Boulder, CO

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United States

Helsinki, FI collaborates with Geo Mobility and xyzt.ai on smart mobility analytics platform

A pilot version of Helsinki's new analytics tool feeds Geo Mobility's traffic data sets into the xyzt.ai platform. This combination creates multiple levels of traffic and mobility insights based on historical data. Municipal officials learn more about issues like vehicle near-misses with pedestrians at intersections and neighborhoods with high concentrations of tailpipe emissions. Project leaders will evaluate data limits and possibilities for a mobility-focused digital twin during the pilot.

Data+4
HF

Helsinki, FI

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Finland

Angus Council, GB integrates Cadcorp cloud-based GIS tools for high-quality customer service

The council's 2022 to 2025 plan sets a goal of improved customer service through technology. Cadcorp's SIS WebMap app integration with the existing Report It tool supports map-based reports of issues like missing bins and excessive noise. This cloud-based tool replaces web-based GIS mapping for 300 council employees. The Spatial Database Service and SIS Desktop provide easy-to-use maintenance methods for data used in council interactions with residents.

Data Governance / Data Management+4
AC

Angus Council, GB

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United Kingdom

Westminster City Council, GB studies air quality near primary schools with Earthsense Zephyr sensors

Project partners FM Conway and WSP installed 20 sensors above the streets surrounding four schools. Sensor data on nitrogen dioxide and fine particulate matter are sent to a public dashboard. There is a daily update for each school based on the Air Quality Index along with advice for reducing exposure to pollutants. City officials will compare data from the one-year pilot to the previous year in evaluating local traffic's impacts on community health.

Data+3
WC

Westminster City Council, GB

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United Kingdom

Denver, CO supports evidence-based responses to emerging issues with Snowflake data platform

Denver undertook a multi-year process to improve services by removing data siloes between departments. Implementation of Snowflake's data hub was combined with new data standards from the Technology Services team for maximum impact. This central resource was first used for Denver's responses to opioid abuse and impact estimates for changes in solid-waste services. Future plans for artificial intelligence integration will increase the hub's role in municipal decision-making.

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DC

Denver, CO

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United States

eThekwini, KZN produces Durban Business Confidence Index for understanding of economic conditions

eThekwini, the Durban Chamber of Commerce, and the University of KwaZulu-Natal surveyed city businesses in Q3 2022. This survey asked about daily operational concerns and confidence about the economy in the next quarter. Survey responses resulted in a score of 35.47 on a scale from 0 for lack of confidence to 100 for extreme confidence. Quarterly updates to the DBCI will inform economic policies and support programs from the project partners.

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eK

eThekwini, KZN

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South Africa

eThekwini, KZN tracks progress toward livability goals for all residents with Strategic Hub

Municipal officials spent three years designing what they refer to as their single source of truth. The Strategic Hub houses dashboards on topics like road crashes, social sentiments, and property trends. A Livability Index scores each suburb's livability based on metrics in nine categories like education and transportation. The Greenbook Metro View supports comparisons of eThekwini's multi-dimensional vulnerabilities to 212 other local governments in South Africa.

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eK

eThekwini, KZN

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South Africa

Toronto, ON approves Digital Infrastructure Strategic Framework for guidance on future technology

Toronto developed a document governing city projects ranging from IoT devices to data collection. The 108-page framework establishes strategic priorities for six principles of responsible technology use including privacy, transparency, and equity. Each strategic priority includes emerging issues and considerations for implementation. City officials consult the framework when determining if infrastructure proposals are necessary, compliant, and aligned with values.

Data Governance / Data Management+5
TO

Toronto, ON

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Canada

Long Beach, CA Equitable Data Collection Toolkit guides city survey design and distribution

The 16-page document sets five principles for equitable collection including anonymization, flexibility, and proportional representation. Survey designers learn about biases and reasons for data collection as they review sample demographic questions. The Toolkit offers tips for equitable survey distribution and publication along with an electronic survey template. Long Beach developed this resource following its 2020 declaration of racism as a public health crisis.

Data Governance / Data Management+3
LB

Long Beach, CA

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United States

Lake Country, BC CityViz dashboard explains trends found in the 2021 Census of Population

The portal's Overview section displays quick facts on population changes, major industries, and household incomes. An Economic Indicators dashboard visualizes multi-year trends in unemployment rates and employment insurance beneficiaries. Community Profile pages for population, labor force, and housing provide glimpses into life in Lake Country. CityViz users can subscribe for notifications when the district adds or updates data.

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LC

Lake Country, BC

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Canada

Moreton Bay, QLD supplies small businesses with target demographic data using the Ask Morty chat bot

Project partner TechConnect IT Solutions designed the bot using the state's population estimates and 2021 national census data. Small business owners type "hello" in the Ask Morty box on any council webpage to get started. Ask Morty asks questions about the respondent's present or future target markets including age, income, and homeownership rates. The bot recommends the three suburbs with the highest concentrations of target consumers in 2026, 2031, and 2036.

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MB

Moreton Bay, QLD

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Australia

Herning, DK Climate-Friendly Display takes aim at carbon emissions produced by website visits

Visitors to any municipal webpage find the Climate-Friendly Display button in the top-right corner. This first-in-Denmark feature switches page contents from color to gray and hides data-heavy content like maps when activated. The Climate-Friendly Display also uses a common font from the most popular browsers to prevent unnecessary data downloads. Municipal officials anticipate up to 70% in emission reductions for each visit through reduced energy consumption.

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HD

Herning, DK

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Denmark

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