Projects

Seattle, WA released a mobile app that allows residents to give to the homeless

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Seattle, WA
Seattle partnered with a company to release an app that helps the homeless. When a user walks by a homeless person, they will receive a notification. They can read the homeless person's story and give money. The homeless user can then go to certain stores to buy what they need. 
Mobile App+2
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Raleigh, NC launched a successful bike-share subscription program

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Raleigh, NC
Raleigh launched a bike-share program where residents can purchase a subscription service to ride as much as they please. Most of the bikes are equipped with an electric-assist motor that gives riders an extra boost when needed.
Citizen Servicess+1
Project Succeeded
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Seminole County, FL provides addiction treatment for inmates

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Seminole County, FL
Seminole County has a separate area in their jail for inmates with addiction problems, allowing inmates to receive proper care. The county also ensures that inmates will be sent to a long-term rehabilitation center before they are released.
Health & Human Services+2
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Portland, OR launched a mobile hygiene station to clean up homeless camps

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Portland, OR
Portland launched mobile hygiene stations to clean up homeless camps. The station has two portable toilets, a garbage can, lockers, and hand-washing stations. Sanitation services will improve the health of homeless people at these camps.
Citizen Servicess+2
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Alpharetta, GA releases a guided tour app to encourage tourism

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Alpharetta, GA
The Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau released an app that guides users through a tour. The app takes users through six self-guided tours throughout the city. Users are taken to landmarks and receive a description as well as links to learn more about the landmark.
Mobile App+2
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Alpharetta, GA developed a massive city center featuring local businesses

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Alpharetta, GA
Alpharetta, GA recently finished a massive development project downtown to revitalize the area. The city center is a 26-acre walkable, mixed-use development. The city center features only locally owned retail and restaurants.
Economic Development+1
Project Succeeded
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Austin, TX is using violet-colored trash bags to encourage homeless to collect and dispose of litter

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Austin, TX
The City of Austin launched a pilot program to reduce the amount of trash and litter build-up in certain parts of the city. Homeless residents are given violet trash bags and encouraged to use the bags to collect garbage and drop them off at designated locations.
Waste Management+3
Project Succeeded
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Austin, TX is using robots to sort trash too dangerous for humans

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Austin, TX
Austin's Watershed Protection Department needed a way to become carbon neutral in its operations by 2020. They are currently using a trash sorting robot to sort through mixture of wood, trash, human and dog waste, and sediment as they are too dangerous for human sorting.
Waste Management+2
Project Succeeded
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Irving, TX creates 'Share Tank' to boost local development and citizen crowdfunding

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Irving, TX
Irving, Texas, in partnership with specific branches of government, created Share Tank to provide a platform for Irving nonprofits to pitch project ideas benefiting the community to local business leaders who are interested in giving back.
Economic Development+2
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Leon County, FL updating EMS procedure for cardiac arrest victims

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Leon County, FL
Leon County EMS is looking at changing a procedure when treating a patient whose heart has stopped. They participated in a study and the data showed that IV injection of medicine had a 41% success rate, while bone injection only had a success rate of 22%.
Emergency Services+1
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Contra Costa County, CA residents can now request ballots via text message

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Contra Costa County, CA
As part of its effort to get more people to vote by mail, the Contra Costa County Elections Office will now allow residents to sign up for ballots by simply texting the elections office.
Voting Systems+1
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Pittsburgh, PA expands ShotSpotter coverage following successful testing

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Pittsburgh, PA
Pittsburgh is expanding their ShotSpotter coverage by 15 square miles after successful testing. This gunshot monitoring system has quadrupled the number of gunfire notifications in local neighborhoods and improved police response times.
Public Safety+1
Project Succeeded
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Grand Forks, ND creates initiative to revitalize downtown

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Grand Forks, ND
Grand Forks created a vibrancy initiative to better engage the community, support local arts and events, and improve its relationship with UND. Through proactive engagement and committee planning, the vibrancy initiative increased downtown development and revitalized the area.
Policy+1
Project Succeeded
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Marana, AZ developed an app to improve their parks and recreation experiences

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Marana, AZ
Marana released a mobile app to provide residents and citizens with a comprehensive experience of the town's parks and recreations. Users can see park closures, trail conditions, programming events, park amenities, and sign up for activities.
Parks and Recreation+1
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Durham County, NC deploys award-winning social services mobile app

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Durham County, NC
The Durham County Department of Social Services released a mobile app. The app allows residents to submit information about their Food & Nutrition services, Medicaid, or Work First benefits. The department hopes the app will also allow them to offer more services in the future.
Mobile App+1
Project Succeeded
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Union County, NC offers direct primary care to county employees

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Union County, NC
Union County offers their employees direct primary care. Employees pay a membership fee, between $50-$80 per month, and are free to see doctors as they wish. Patients can text, Skype, email, and call their doctor whenever they want.
Health & Human Services+2
Project Succeeded
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San Juan County, NM implements award-winning improvements to their GIS department

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San Juan County, NM
San Juan County set out to provide maps and data to county residents and employees as efficiently and effectively as possible. The GIS department implemented open data, web portal, new servers, web adapters, story maps, and a web builder.
GIS Mapping+2
Project Succeeded
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San Juan County, WA tracks excessive jet airplane noise

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San Juan County, WA
San Juan County is tracking excessive jet airplane noise from the Navy's Growler airplanes. Citizens can report the excessive jet engine noise through an online form. The long-term goal is to track enough data to convince the Navy to practice their jet flights somewhere else.
Data+1
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Chicago, IL partners with MxD to accelerate innovations

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Chicago, IL
In 2014, MxD, formerly UI Labs, opened its doors on Chicago's Goose Island and partnered with the city to develop innovative new technologies in infrastructure and manufacturing. These projects include sustainability features related to energy, waste, water, transportation, etc.
Smart City+1
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Calcasieu Parish, LA launches online portal for zoning and development

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Calcasieu County, LA
Calcasieu County launched an online portal where citizens and businesses can submit zoning and development requests. The service currently allows for electrical, plumbing and construction permits. County officials will be able to track the effectiveness of the portal over time.
Permitting & Licensing+1
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Washoe County, NV now has 24/7 registered nurse health line

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Washoe County, NV
Washoe County, NV utilizes a health line where residents can ask medical questions and receive answers from registered nurses. The service is available to all residents in Washoe County.
Emergency Services+2
Project Succeeded
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Green Bike Box Pilot: Protecting Cyclists

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South Burlington, VT
The intersection of Farrell Street and Swift Street features green boxes clearly marking road space for cyclists. Cars and trucks are not allowed to enter these boxes and cyclists are prohibited from entering pedestrian spaces.
Transportation+2
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Community Relations Unit

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Clarksville, TN
This new unit creates stronger relationships between officers and residents with events like "Coffee with a Cop" and the "Citizen Police Academy". CRU officers also provide technical and design recommendations that protect homes and businesses from property crimes.
Public Safety+3
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Roselle, IL launches C.A.R.E.S. video-sharing partnership between police and the public

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Roselle, IL
The Roselle Police Department has launched C.A.R.E.S., a community accessible recorded evidence partnership. This partnership allows business and property owners to voluntarily register their video camera systems that record public areas with the police department.
Public Safety+1
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