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Downtown Smart Kiosks

GN
Greensboro, NC
Greensboro is installing a handful of smart kiosks throughout downtown. The kiosks will showcase city and transit services, nearby attractions, parks, and events. They will pay for themselves as local businesses can pay for advertisements on the kiosks.
Citizen Services+1
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Bus Tracking App

GN
Greensboro, NC
The Greensboro Transportation Authority bus riders can track their bus route via an app or internet browser. The app gives up to date times for the next bus at almost 1100 different bus stops. The GTA hopes the ease of the app will encourage more citizens to use the bus system.
Transportation+1
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Dahlia Affordable Housing Portal

SF
San Francisco, CA
This project fromt the Mayor's Office of Housing and Community Development provides an online location for listings and applications for all affordable rental opportunities funded or overseen by the city. This program replaces the previous system of affordable rental lotteries.
Facilities & Infrastructure+1
Project Succeeded
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Traffic Light Technology for Fire Trucks

GN
Greensboro, NC
The Greensboro Fire Department is installing red light technology on their fire trucks. The technology allows firetrucks to communicate directly with the stoplight without a sensor. The department wants to ensure a four minute response time as population increases.
Emergency Preparedness+1
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Digital Evidence for Arson Unit

CN
Charlotte, NC
The Charlotte Fire Department Arson Unit is implementing a digital evidence solution for fires. It will allow the department to manage, review, and share digital evidence. The evidence can be shared among law enforcement, medical, EMTs, and security to find the truth.
Emergency Preparedness+2
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Intervention System for Police Officers

CN
Charlotte, NC
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg police department has implemented an Early Intervention System to flag police officers. The system tracks more than 1100 factors to identify officers who could cause a problem. The system recommends training, counseling, or programs for officers.
Analytics+1
Project Succeeded
2
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VR Training for Active Shooters

WS
Winston-Salem, NC
The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Office of Emergency Management conducted VR training for responding to active shooter situations. More than 100 first responders were trained. The training noted important stats such as how many victims were hit and how long it took to respond.
Emergency Preparedness+2
Project Succeeded
3
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Topeka Captial Projects Dashboard

TK
Topeka, KS
This dashboard is designed to offer insight into the associated costs and timelines for the city’s active Capital Improvement Projects. This project includes an interactive map which is updated daily and allows users to filter data and check individual projects in the city.
Transparency+2
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High Tech Cameras for Deterrence

BN
Belmont, NC
The Belmont Police Department is looking into a camera solution to prevent car break-ins. The technology takes high resolution pictures instead of video. The software can read license plates and counts how many times a vehicle has passed a certain camera.
Public Safety+1
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VR Training for Fire Recruits

RN
Raleigh, NC
The Raleigh Fire Department is utilizing virtual reality to train recruits. The setup allows recruits to practice in a real-life immersive environment. The department only spent $2,000 on their VR setup compared to $30,000-$50,000 for conventional training equipment.
Emergency Preparedness+2
Project Succeeded
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Alerting Drivers with an App

CN
Charlotte, NC
The Charlotte Fire Department is currently using an app to alert drivers to emergency vehicle location. The technology can also change traffic lights from red to green. Emergency vehicles will be able to move through traffic faster and safer with this technology.
Emergency Preparedness+1
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Gun Spotting Technology

DN
Durham, NC
Durham City Council members are looking into implementing gunshot detection technology. The technology allows police to respond faster, more accurately, and respond to incidents that are not reported. Reporting a shooting takes less than a minute with this technology.
Emergency Preparedness+2
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Safe and Clean Neighborhoods Promise

SF
San Francisco, CA
The mayor launched this comprehensive approach to improving quality of life by delivering city services better and faster to neighborhoods. These improvements include budget investments in accelerated police hiring plan, enhanced street cleaning, and more public toilets.
Citizen Services+1
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Participatory Budgeting in New York City (PBNYC)

NY
New York, NY
Each year this program gives residents (over 11 years old), living within the 32 participating Council districts, a chance to decide how to spend millions of dollars on public projects around the city. This is the largest and fast-growing program of its kind in the United States.
Budgeting+3
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Your Voice, Your Choice: Participatory Budgeting

SW
Seattle, WA
This program managed by the Department of Neighborhoods allows Seattle residents (ages 11 and older) to participate in the budgeting process. Participants democratically determine how to spend $2 million of the city's budget on small-scale park and street improvements.
Budgeting+3
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Youth Lead the Change: Participatory Budgeting

BM
Boston, MA
This program managed by the Department of Youth Engagement and Employment gives the city's youth (age 12 to 25) the opportunity to participate in the budgeting process. Participants propose capital projects for a vote and determine how $1 million is spent to improve the city.
Voting Systems+3
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Voting Solutions for All People

LA
Los Angeles County, CA
The county has contracted Smartmatic to overhaul their elections with a transparent and data-driven process. This program is conducting extensive research and prioritizing needs of voters to become more equitable, accessible, and responsive for all citizens in the 2020 elections.
Transparency+1
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Live Video Chat for 911 Calls

PC
Pennington County, MN
The Pennington County Sheriff's Office is installing video chat technology, Carbyne, to enable callers to live steam video with 911 dispatchers. This project will help 911 dispatchers make more effective decisions and prepare first responders for specific emergencies.
Emergency Preparedness+1
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Opportunity Zones: Free Public Wi-Fi

EP
Erie, PA
The city council has designated eight areas as federal "Opportunity Zones" and approved a contract with Quantela Inc. to supply them with public wireless internet service. This project is designed to attract investments to these areas and improve local economic development.
Economic Development+1
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License Plate Reading to Identify Stolen Vehicles

AO
Ardmore, OK
The Ardmore Police Department is implementing an electronic license plate reading device on a single patrol car. This device will be used only in the middle of the night to scan for stolen vehicles in hotel parking lots and link vehicle data with the criminal records database.
Mobile Data+1
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Centralized Traffic Light Control System

SO
Strongsville, OH
The city plans to buy a $5.7 million adaptive traffic system to upgrade their existing system which is over 20 years old. This project wil provide a new central control for all major intersections instead of a series of individual non-adaptive closed systems.
Road & Traffic Management+2
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Drone Initiative to Reduce Criminal Activity

SC
Shawnee County, KS
The Shawnee County Sheriff's Office is planning to fly drones over unincorporated areas that have seen recent increases in burglaries and thefts. This drone program will reduce criminal activity by surveilling the area during peak times of crime according to police statistics.
Public Safety+1
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Traffic Signal Emergency Vehicle Detection Upgrades

NO
Norman, OK
Midstate Traffic Control and The Oklahoma Department of Transportation have started phase one of the Traffic Signal Emergency Vehicle Detection System by upgrading 39 of their 153 traffic signals. This project will allow emergency vehicles to pre-empt traffic signals using GPS.
Road & Traffic Management+1
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Marijuana Site Evaluation Map

AM
Auburn, ME
The city is using an interactive graphic information system (GIS) map to quickly identify whether a any particular location is suitable for a new recreational marijuana business. The map identifies 750-foot buffer zones around schools and 1,000-foot buffer zones between stores.
GIS Mapping+2
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