Austin City Up Definition of Smart Cities:
Smart Cities = using data & analytics to improve ’decisions:’
• 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.
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
GitHub pages Hosting
Java Script + Open Data portal
How do we increase cost-effective mobility options & economic opportunities, provide affordable housing?
Call volume and calls requiring multiple sequences to resolve increase each year. Officers are able to average 8 minutes per call.
Slowest response times are at edges
of jurisdiction. Avg response time is 227 minutes (Goal: 145 minutes)
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