Alkmaar, NH collaborates with local organizations on the "Every Child a Bicycle" initiative
The Municipality of Alkmaar is collaborating with the Share2Day Foundation and RataPlan on the local "Every Child a Bicycle" initiative. The current phase of the project will donate 60 bicycles to children from families that cannot afford to purchase one themselves. The municipality collects the donated bicycles, Rata Plan refurbishes the bicycles, and the Share2Day Foundation covers the costs.
Münster, NW uses the Luca mobile app to quickly track COVID-19 infection chains
The City of Münster is partnering with the providers of the Luca app to enable a digital solution for COVID-19 contact tracing that can quickly track infection chains. The free Luca mobile app will allow shops, restaurants, cultural events, and private meetings to conduct digital check-ins and check-outs. In the event of a coronavirus infection, the Luca app will guarantee a secure and encrypted reporting chain to the health authorities.
Alphen aan den Rijn, ZH partnered with Meld Misdaad Anoniem for anonymous crime reporting
The Municipality of Alphen aan den Rijn partnered with Meld Misdaad Anoniem (MMA) to increase public safety with anonymous reporting. Residents can use the MMA online platform to anonymously report information on crime, corruption, and fraud. The partnership allows the municipality to receive the same direct signals about crime and fraud provided to the police and judiciary.
Alphen aan den Rijn, ZH
Portland, OR hired the OIR Group consulting firm to investigate potential biases among local police
The City of Portland hired the OIR Group, a California-based consulting firm, to conduct an independent investigation into potential racial and political biases within the Portland Police Bureau. The scope of the $150,000 investigation will probe the extent of the bias, the amount of resistance to change, and potential solutions to address the problem. The final written report will be completed by the end of the year.
Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, GB provides ShopAppy online marketplace service during COVID
Kingston Council partnered with the ShopAppy online marketplace to support local businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Residents can use ShopAppy to browse local goods and services, purchase from multiple businesses, and arrange kerbside pickups all with one transaction. The Council funded one-year memberships available to all borough-based businesses.
Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, GB
Essex County Council, GB partnered with Spin to launch electric scooter trials in six local boroughs
Essex County Council partnered with Spin to launch electric scooter trials in six local boroughs as part of the Safer Greener Healthier campaign. The trials are designed to provide a socially-distanced and safe travel alterative to reduce the number of short car journeys.
Essex County Council, GB
Dordrecht, ZH partnered with the Regional Energy Desk to launch group solar panel purchase campaign
The City of Dordrecht partnered with the Regional Energy Desk to promote sustainable energy by selling solar panels to the community. The partnership organized a group purchasing campaign which aggregate demand and scale deployment to make buying, renting, and installing solar panels cheaper and easier for residents and businesses. The partnership also hosted virtual information meetings to educate the public on the subsidies and loans available for solar panels.
Belo Horizonte, MG launched a training workshop to improve direct service to migrants and refugees
The City of Belo Horizonte partnered with the UN Refugee Agency, International Organization for Migration, and the Ministry of Citizenship to launch the "Introduction to Assistance to Refugees and Migrants" virtual workshop. The workshop provided training to over 200 municipal employees to support them in serving the migrant and refugee population. The workshop was designed to improve direct service in strategic sectors linked to social assistance, food security, and citizenship.
Belo Horizonte, MG
Meaford, ON partnered with Meaford Recycling to offer an electronic waste drop-off service
The Municipality of Meaford partnered with Meaford Recycling to offer an electronic waste drop-off service to residents. The municipality published a list of acceptable (printer cartridges, mobile devices, computer equipment, etc.) and unacceptable (smoke detectors, dehumidifiers, water coolers, etc.) electronic waste on its website. Residents can drop-off acceptable electronics into designated bins six days a week for free to help divert eWaste from going to the local landfill.
Philadelphia, PA partnered with Bennet Compost to process food scraps from Parks & Recreation sites
The City of Philadelphia partnered with Bennett Compost to launch an initiative to process food scraps from up to 156 Philadelphia Parks & Recreation (PPR) centers. Approximately 25% of the resulting compost will be used by the FarmPhilly youth education program and the Department of Parks and Recreation. By contracting Bennett Compost to service local businesses the city will save costs on collection and disposal. The initiative is designed to capture about 150 tons of food waste annually.
Birmingham City Council, GB partnered with Motorpoint to offer mobility credits for old cars
Birmingham City Council partnered with the Motorpoint dealership to deliver the Clean Air Zone's Scrappage and Mobility scheme. The dealership will offer residents a chance to scrap their old car and receive £2,000 credit which can be used on public transport or to purchase a compliant vehicle. Eligibility is limited to residents living in the city's Clear Air Zone, who work at least 18 hours a week, earn less than £30,000 a year, and have owned the vehicle since September 2018.
Birmingham City Council, GB
Nürnberg, BY is going to use the Luca mobile app for COVID-19 contact tracing
The City of Nürnberg is partnering with the providers of the Luca app to enable a digital solution for contact tracing when the COVID-19 restrictions are removed. The free Luca mobile app will allow shops, restaurants, cultural events, and private meetings to conduct digital check-ins and check-outs. In the event of a coronavirus infection, the Luca app will guarantee a secure and encrypted reporting chain to the health department.