The City of Novi Michigan has added the iCube Makerspace to its library, designed for creativity and exploration. This do-it-yourself Makerspace enables up to 13 users at once to expand their previously conceived technological capacities with the Makerspace's innovative equipment. The equipment includes 3D printers, laser engraving equipment, a woodcutter, photo editing and scanning equipment and conversion equipment.
The City of Novi Parks Recreation & Cultural Services is calling on all gamers in the area to show off their skills in a competitive eSports league during COVID-19. To sign up for any of the eSports Leagues being offered, resident gamers just need to download the Mission Control GG mobile app and select the Novi Parks Recreation & Cultural Services category. Participants pay $10 per league in order to join a vast community of local gamers from the safety of home.
The City of Novi created an Online Inspection Portal which allows homeowners and contractors to schedule inspections of all types at the click of a button. Inspection requests such as building, electrical, plumbing, and heating can be made through the portal. This tool is especially useful for contractors as it gives them the ability to track all of their projects at once.
Thirty intersections in Greater Manchester feature Cycle Optimised Protected Signals (CYCLOPS). Each intersection marks dedicated cycling and pedestrian spaces with green lanes. Traffic signals are timed to allow right turns by bikes without creating conflicts with motor vehicles. CYCLOPS is part of the authority's Bee Network, a 2,400-intersection infrastructure project that encourages alternatives to vehicle use across the region.
The City of Coquitlam launched the Community Information Hub at its City Centre as a tool for residents and visitors. The Community Information Hub consists of interactive touchscreens which showcase community information and promote local activities, businesses, and events. The city is considering installing additional Community Information Hubs across Coquitlam depending on the success of this pilot project.