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Oxford City Council, GB creates electric vehicle dynamic purchasing system

Oxford City Council has created the electric vehicle dynamic purchasing system (EV DPS) to provide a reliable, efficient and quick procurement solution to address the key complexities of procuring in this market for all UK public sector organizations to use for free.

Electric Vehicle+1
OC

Oxford City Council, GB

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United Kingdom

Modesto, CA to launch AI-powered chatbot

The city is moving forward with its first chatbot, which will make it easier for residents to get answers to their questions and to request services in 71 languages. Per GovTech.com, officials have approved a three-year contract with South Carolina-based Citibot. Modesto expects to go live with its chatbot, as well as redesigns to its website and GoModesto app, between March and June 2024.

Artificial Intelligence (AI)+2
MC

Modesto, CA

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United States

Atlanta, GA converts shipping containers into affordable housing

In light of a growing homeless population in Atlanta, city officials are converting shipping containers into affordable housing units that are accessible for those with disabilities and also include a bathroom, a bed and a refrigerator.. With 40 housing units now in use, the city has plans to add another 20,000 units by 2030.

Homelessness+4
AG

Atlanta, GA

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United States

Announcing £7m Generative AI Transformation Project with Derby City Council and ICS.AI

Announcing a £7m AI project with Derby City Council to transform public services. Our digital assistants, Darcie and Ali, have already improved efficiency by handling over 500k queries. Next, we're expanding AI to more areas, aiming for £12.25m annual savings. This marks a step towards sustainable, inclusive governance. 🚀

Artificial Intelligence (AI)
IA
ICS AI Ltd
DC

Derby City Council, GB

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United Kingdom

New York, NY using digital twin technology to improve emergency response times

The NYC Fire Department is experimenting with digital twin technology in order to speed up emergency responses in traffic-congested areas. The yearlong project will create a digital twin of an FDNY district in West Harlem, and will allow researchers to assess why emergency response delays happen and simulate potential solutions before taking them onto actual streets. Ultimately the project hopes to provide real-time routing guidance to FDNY vehicles responding to medical emergencies.

Emergency Services+2
NY

New York, NY

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United States

Syracuse, NY improve snow removal with software

To better respond to residents and provide transparency about snow removal, the city is now using a three-pronged software approach which includes ESRI’s ArcGIS Velocity product paired with Samsara’s cloud-based location technology, which updates the Snow Operations Map with a plow’s location every few seconds. The third vendor is Rubicon, which offers a platform Syracuse uses year-round for management and routing of snow and waste removal vehicle fleets.

Transportation+2
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Syracuse, NY

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United States

Dublin City Council, IE accelerates the potential of drones across Ireland

Dublin City Council launched a multi-pronged effort to identify how local government can utilize drones in areas such as civil defense, emergency response, public safety and environmental monitoring. Led by DCC’s Smart Dublin team, it is establishing a network across multiple government agencies at local and national level to inform policymakers on potential opportunities and best practices emerging around the world.

Transportation+1
DC

Dublin City Council, IE

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Ireland

Glendale, AZ uses vehicle telematics technology to streamline garbage collection

The City of Glendale employed telematics software to optimize the day-to-day collection of waste. This technology sped up and streamlined solid waste operations and kept vehicles on the road for only the minimum amount of time possible, which reduces wear and tear, emissions and saves money for the city. In the past, the department issued paper maps to every truck operator. Staffers sometimes drove routes themselves to ensure that drivers didn’t miss any part of their routes.

Waste Management+1
GA

Glendale, AZ

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United States

Fort Lauderdale, FL maintains a smart vehicle fleet with telematics

The City of Fort Lauderdale's Fleet Services department used telematics technology in hundreds of police cars, firetrucks and other city vehicles to significantly reduce fleet downtime, reduce idle time and decrease overall fuel consumption. Rather than relying on drivers to report potential vehicle problems, real-time diagnostic data from their telematics system allowed the city to see engine fault codes and to quickly diagnose maintenance issues.

Transportation+1
FL

Fort Lauderdale, FL

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United States

Washington, DC uses automated cameras for bus lane enforcement

WMATA buses in the District of Columbia are now using automated cameras to enforce bus-only lanes and bus stop zones. The new initiative, called Clear Lanes, is modeled after similar programs, including San Francisco and New York City, and will be the first to use automated camera technology to enforce bus stop zones in addition to bus-only lanes.

Artificial Intelligence (AI)+2
WD

Washington, DC

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United States

Irvine, CA plans innovation lab for startups

The Innovation Lab will be owned by the city, but Irvine will lease the space to the Innovation Council. The council, founded in late 2021, aims to attract, retain and support high-growth technology businesses to “help position Irvine as a regional hub for innovation and technology,” city officials said at the time of its launch.

Economic Development+1
IC

Irvine, CA

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United States

Surprise, AZ pilots 3D printing technology to reduce and reuse plastic waste

QBE North America has announced that the city of Surprise, Arizona, has been selected as the pilot site for an initiative aimed at helping cities and other sites reduce plastic waste. The initiative, developed by United Kingdom-based company Automedi, was the winner of the 2022 QBE AcceliCITY Resilience Challenge, hosted by Boston-based Leading Cities in partnership with QBE North America.

Recycling+1
SA

Surprise, AZ

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United States

Wagga Wagga, NSW trials plastic mesh reinforcement technology during road rehabilitation process

The Wagga Wagga City Council has approved the use of Geogrid reinforcement technology in the rehabilitation of several roads as part of its program of major civil works currently underway. The Council has been looking for innovative construction options to improve the road rehabilitation process, and the goal of the Geogrid is to minimize cracking in the wearing course due to environmental factors such as seasonal temperature fluctuations and the stabilization of the gravel in the pavement.

Road & Traffic Management+1
WW

Wagga Wagga, NSW

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Australia

Marathon, FL to replace shallow sewage wells to improve water quality

The Marathon City Council will end the use of shallow sewage wells, a move that will reduce the pervasive pharmaceutical contamination in local fish populations uncovered by FIU scientists. City leaders outlined a timeline to replace the shallow sewage wells with a new deep well sited at least 3,000 feet deep and into the boulder zone.

Wastewater+2
MF

Marathon, FL

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United States

Bridgeport, CT tests video-based citizen engagement system

The city is testing a new video-based system, Rep'd, that will allow its council representatives to to field questions from the public and share information. The six-month pilot will cost $12,000.

Video Streaming+2
BC

Bridgeport, CT

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United States

Fairhope, AL enhances water resiliency with innovative utility interconnection

The City of Fairhope is partnering with neighboring Daphne Utilities to increase Fairhope Utility's capacity by 500,000 gallons of water in the event of an emergency. By interconnecting water systems, Fairhope ensures a reliable supply of water during emergencies.

Water & Wastewater+2
FA

Fairhope, AL

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United States

Milton Keynes Council, GB launches MK Tech Fund for start-ups

Milton Keynes City Council partnered with the Milton Keynes Investors Group to create the MK Tech Fund, a new funding scheme designed to provide financial support to tech-based start-ups based in Milton Keynes who have fewer than ten employees and who have been trading for less than three years. By ‘tech’ the city council means the business is either developing new technology or using existing technology in an innovative way. Funding comes from the city council’s £3.5m Economic Recovery Plan.

Economic Development+1
MK

Milton Keynes Council, GB

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United Kingdom

Hamburg, HH pilots large language model named LLMoin

The German city is trialing a large language model (LLM), which is a type of generative artificial intelligence focused on text-based content. The pilot aims to show how LLMs could be used within Hamburg’s public administration. The city also wants to understand the technical and organizational requirements that are necessary to make the technology available to a large number of employees in the future.

Artificial Intelligence (AI)
HH

Hamburg, HH

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Germany

New York, NY releases Responsible Artificial Intelligence Action Plan

The city has released an Artificial Intelligence Action Plan, thought to be the first of its kind for a major US city. The document sets out how the city will develop a framework for agencies to evaluate AI tools and risks, help city government employees build AI knowledge and skills, and support the implementation of these technologies.

Artificial Intelligence (AI)+1
NY

New York, NY

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United States

Hamburg, HH eases awarding of contracts for innovative products and services

An experimental clause introduced in early 2024 for contracts worth up to EUR 100,000 allows the City of Hamburg to invite only one company to submit a tender. The city's GovTecHH unit must be involved and the contract must include the use of new technologies to update and digitalise local government and to test new technologies faster.

Finance+2
HH

Hamburg, HH

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Germany

Wollongong, NSW works toward its long-term emissions goals with a pilot of kerbside EV chargers

Wollongong's Climate Change Mitigation Plan 2023-2030 calls for net-zero emissions by 2050. A one-year pilot with Endeavour Energy and EVX Australia tests the impacts of kerbside vehicle charging on carbon emissions. Five locations throughout the council were selected based on grid and local attraction proximity. Each location features a pole-mounted charger and two dedicated parking spots. EV owners can recharge their batteries for AU$0.50 per kilowatt hour.

Energy Solutions+3
WN

Wollongong, NSW

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Australia

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