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Hoboken, NJ digitizes its streetscape to improve curbside management

Hoboken, NJ, is embarking on a project to redesign its curbs to better manage parking and transportation needs. The initiative aims to enhance mobility and safety by reallocating curb space for various uses such as pickup/drop-off zones and bike lanes. By reimagining curbside management, Hoboken seeks to create a more efficient and sustainable urban environment.

Parking Solutions+2
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Hoboken, NJ

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Paterson, NJ combats city’s opioid problem with RealFix program

Paterson, NJ, has implemented a program to deliver Suboxone, a medication used to treat opioid addiction, within 90 minutes to those who need it. This initiative aims to reduce barriers to treatment by providing faster access to medication-assisted therapy for opioid use disorder. By leveraging technology and partnerships with local pharmacies, Paterson seeks to improve health outcomes and support individuals in their recovery journey.

Health & Human Services+2
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Paterson, NJ

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Honolulu, HI launches Vision Zero plan to eliminate traffic fatalities

Oahu has launched a Vision Zero plan with the ambitious goal of eliminating traffic fatalities and serious injuries on the island's roads. The initiative includes measures like lower speed limits, improved infrastructure for pedestrians and cyclists, and enhanced public education on road safety. By focusing on comprehensive changes to transportation policies and infrastructure, Oahu aims to create safer streets and reduce the human toll of traffic accidents.

Transportation+1
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Honolulu, HI

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New York, NY teams up with Google to launch open data toilet map

New York City and Google have collaborated to release a new toilet map aimed at improving access to public restrooms across the city. The map, accessible through Google Maps and Google Search, highlights nearly 3,000 public restroom locations, including those in parks, libraries, and other public facilities. This initiative addresses a longstanding urban challenge by providing residents and visitors with essential information for navigating the city more comfortably.

Citizen Services+2
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New York, NY

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San Francisco, CA deploys license plate readers to address organized theft

The ALPR cameras aim to record and ultimately deter theft, including carjacking, and sexual assault. The project includes installation at approximately 100 intersections across the city in a city-wide effort to reduce crime and promote public safety.

Public Safety
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San Francisco, CA

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Manchester City Council, GB launches People’s Panel for AI

Manchester has launched a People's Panel for AI to involve residents in shaping AI initiatives and address digital exclusion. Led by Manchester Metropolitan University and the City Council, the panel will provide education and training, allowing residents to influence AI deployment in public services. This initiative is part of Manchester’s broader Digital Strategy aimed at increasing access to digital services and empowering marginalized communities to participate in technological advancements.

Artificial Intelligence (AI)+2
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Manchester City Council, GB

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Kingston upon Hull City Council, GB alleviates traffic congestion with AI

Hull City Council has implemented AI technology to manage traffic congestion, resulting in significant improvements on Anlaby Road. This initiative, funded by the Department for Transport, aims to enhance urban mobility and is expected to expand citywide, reflecting the council's commitment to innovation and sustainable development.

Artificial Intelligence (AI)+3
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Kingston upon Hull City Council, GB

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La Mesa, CA police department improves communication with community

The La Mesa Police Department has enhanced its communication with the community through Versaterm’s SPIDR Tech, an automated customer service solution. This technology sends updates and surveys via text and email to 911 callers and crime victims, improving transparency and service efficiency. It also reduces informational callbacks, updates crime victims and gathers community feedback.

Public Safety+1
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La Mesa, CA

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Tempe, AZ pilots GPS traffic signal priority system

The City of Tempe, AZ, is piloting a GPS-based traffic signal priority system to improve emergency vehicle response times. Partnering with LYT, the city will install the technology at 12 intersections, allowing emergency vehicles to receive green lights as they approach. This one-year trial will compare the new GPS-based system with the existing optical system, evaluating its real-world effectiveness and potential for broader implementation​

Road & Traffic Management+1
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Tempe, AZ

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Phoenix, AZ launches substance use and overdose dashboard

Phoenix has launched a new Substance Use and Overdose Dashboard to tackle the city's rising drug overdose crisis. The dashboard provides real-time data on suspected and fatal overdoses, including demographic information such as age, gender, and location, which helps in identifying high-risk areas and trends. This initiative, funded by opioid settlement dollars, aims to enhance public awareness, support targeted interventions, and ultimately reduce overdose deaths in the community​

Health & Human Services+3
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Phoenix, AZ

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Seattle, WA aims to hasten demolition of derelict buildings

The Seattle City Council has unanimously passed emergency legislation enabling the Seattle Fire Department to order the demolition or remediation of unsafe vacant buildings posing public safety risks. This move follows a significant increase in fires at derelict buildings, which have become hazardous and have led to several fatalities. The law mandates that property owners cover the costs of making these sites safe, with the city authorized to conduct necessary abatement work and place liens.

Code Enforcement+2
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Seattle, WA

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Nashville, TN uses LiDAR to capture near-miss traffic data

The City of Nashville has started installing LiDAR devices to capture near-miss traffic data to enhance safety for drivers and pedestrians. Unlike cameras, these devices map objects three-dimensionally without capturing personal images, allowing for anonymous data collection. This initiative, funded by a $2 million SMART grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation, aims to identify potential hazards and implement real-time safety measures.

Transportation+2
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Nashville, TN

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Cincinnati, OH to repurpose vacant downtown office buildings into residential units

Cincinnati City Council is proposing a plan to repurpose vacant downtown office buildings into residential units, aiming to address the city's housing shortage and revitalize the urban core. The initiative seeks to incentivize developers to convert unused office space into apartments or condos, potentially bringing new life to underutilized areas of the city.

Affordable Housing+2
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Cincinnati, OH

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Los Angeles, CA neighborhood mitigates heat with new "cool" pavement

Pacoima, CA, a neighborhood located Los Angeles, CA, is undertaking a pavement project aimed at combating extreme heat. The project involves installing "cool pavement," which reflects sunlight and reduces the absorption of heat, thereby lowering surface temperatures. By implementing this innovative approach, the city aims to create more comfortable and heat-resilient streets for its residents.

Transportation+2
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Los Angeles, CA

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Cambridgeshire County Council, GB to use machine learning to monitor and improve transport

Alchera Data Technologies (Cambridge, UK) won funding from the Net Zero Innovation program run by Innovate UK to run a £250k pilot project with the Greater Cambridge Partnership and Oxfordshire County Council. Cambridgeshire and Oxfordshire roads will be used to trial an artificial intelligence-driven solution to automate decision-making in traffic control rooms.

Artificial Intelligence (AI)+2
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Cambridgeshire County Council, GB

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Cleveland, OH launches open data portal

The City of Cleveland has unveiled its long-awaited open data portal, offering access to a variety of datasets aimed at promoting transparency and innovation. The platform allows users to explore data on topics such as housing, transportation, and public safety, fostering collaboration between government agencies, researchers, and the public. The initiative aims to empower citizens with valuable information while promoting accountability and data-driven decision-making within the city.

Open Data+3
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Cleveland, OH

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Washington, DC launches AI-powered 'DC Compass"

Washington DC's Office of the Chief Technology Officer and Esri recently launched a public beta version of the ‘DC Compass’ which uses generative artificial intelligence to answer data-oriented civic questions and create maps from thousands of open data sets. Per Cities Today, "the launch follows a 6-month private beta which allowed DC to work with Esri to improve the software to provide intuitive answers to requests."

Open Data+4
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Washington, DC

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Virginia Beach, VA to transform municipal golf course into stormwater mitigation hub

The City of Virginia Beach has developed a plan that explores using the approximately 121-acre, City-owned Bow Creek Golf Course for flood mitigation. The vision for the project is to convert the land use from a golf course to a multi-faceted facility that will provide significant stormwater storage to mitigate flooding and restore natural systems while still providing active and passive recreational opportunities.

Floodplain Management+3
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Virginia Beach, VA

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Alexandria, VA to retrofit hundreds of manhole covers to slow stormwater runoff flows

The City of Alexandria is directing $750,000 toward a project that involves placing stainless steel inserts on 870 manhole covers to slow the rate at which stormwater overflows into the city's sanitation system during periods of heavy rainfall. The city has separate systems for stormwater and sanitation, but the latter serves as an overflow for excess precipitation and the setup can cause untreated wastewater to back up in residents' homes.

Water & Wastewater+1
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Alexandria, VA

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Leicester City Council, GB makes bus services more accessible for passengers with sight loss

Leicester City Council and Vista are installing text-to-talk real-time information totems at 21 bus stops to help make bus services more accessible for passengers with sight loss. The new Vix Technology totem displays use long-life batteries, meaning they can be installed anywhere and do not rely on mains or solar power. The displays also provide real-time passenger information for everyone. Funding is made available through the UK Department for Transport's Tackling Loneliness Fund.

Accessibility+1
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Leicester City Council, GB

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Boston, MA adds urban tree data to open data hub

As part of its ongoing efforts to enhance public access to urban tree data, the city’s Parks and Recreation Department and Urban Forestry Division will now give the public access to data collected from the street tree inventory conducted in 2021 and data from ongoing efforts to inventory trees in parks on Analyze Boston. This integration into Analyze Boston consolidates valuable urban forestry information alongside other city datasets for research or analytic purposes.

Open Data+1
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Boston, MA

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