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  • Austin City Up Definition of Smart Cities:

    Smart Cities = using data & analytics to improve ’decisions:’

  • Themes

  • Technical Capabilities

  • Challenges

  • • Automating traffic signals to improve traffic flow and safety
    • Monitoring public spaces, alerting experts and public as needed
    • Tracking energy usage and implementing policies for sustainability
    • Understanding development scenarios to make informed decisions re: housing, jobs, tax income, safety, etc.

  • Affordability

  • Mobility

  • Data Doesn’t Exist

    • Paper
    • Share Point
    • Excel
    • Access
  • Open Data Performance Hub

    transportation.austintexas.io

    GitHub pages Hosting
    HTML Template
    Java Script + Open Data portal

  • Challenge:

    How do we increase cost-effective mobility options & economic opportunities, provide affordable housing?

  • Animal Services

  • Code Department

  • Austin CityUp members have started projects to help find affordable housing in
    real-time via an app

  • Austin CityUp members have started projects to convey mobility option information to
    people via smart kiosks

  • Lessons

    • Start Small
    • Follow a data standard
    • Focus on usability
    • Be open by default
  • Service Challenges

  • Efforts Underway

  • Success Looks Like

  • Population Growth - Call Volume

    Call volume and calls requiring multiple sequences to resolve increase each year. Officers are able to average 8 minutes per call.

  • Response Times

    Slowest response times are at edges
    of jurisdiction. Avg response time is 227 minutes (Goal: 145 minutes)

  • Staffing levels

    On average, 3-5 officers are in the field at a given time. Animal services needs are disproportionately distributed across 900 square miles of Travis County.

  • More than 2,000 emergency medical cases and specialty surgeries performed

  • Limited housing options for medium and large dogs

  • Request for additional animal protection officers

  • Equip animal protection officers with mobile devices

  • Expand community-based programs to keep pets in their homes

  • Construction of new kennels to expand capacity for medium and large dogs

  • Post data on lost and found dogs in the city open data portal

  • Reduced response times to under 150 minutes

  • More pets staying in their homes and fewer animals coming to the shelter

  • More and faster re-claim of lost animals

  • More visits to the Open Data Portal

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