Help the City of Philadelphia apply a Smart Cities mentality to neighborhood challenges - Generocity Philly

Purpose

May 25, 2018 12:19 pm

Help the City of Philadelphia apply a Smart Cities mentality to neighborhood challenges

At the first Tech in the Commons project night this Wednesday, May 30, examine the application of technology in solving hyperlocal problems — think noise complaints, litter, public health.

Ellen Hwang speaking at Tech in the Commons in May 2018.

(Photo by Chris Wink)

Local government staffers can only know what citizens need if those citizens are engaged in the design and planning of their services.

For the past four weeks, Generocity has been bringing nonprofit leaders together to hear from local experts on the latest digital engagement strategies.

That’s included digital and data storytelling, augmented and virtual reality, social media for action and Smart Cities — aka local governments using new technologies to improve city services. It’s all part of the second installment of Tech in the CommonsGenerocity’s free tech bootcamp series presented by Knight Foundation and Comcast NBCUniversal.

But what good are lessons if they’re not actionable?

To help nonprofit pros make real moves with these strategies, we’re hosting two project nights based on two bootcamp topics: Smart Cities, happening this Wednesday, May 30, and digital and data storytelling, happening next Tuesday, June 5.

Register here

(Not that both will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. at the City of Philadelphia’s Innovation Lab in the Municipal Services Building, not 1776.)

The Smart Cities project night will be led by Ellen Hwang, assistant director of strategic initiatives in the Office of Innovation Management. Participants will be led through an urban planning exercise examining the application of technology to solve hyperlocal problems — think noise complaints, litter and public health, but also language access and mobility.

From our Partners

Consider it a crash course in what Smart Cities means to the City of Philadelphia and how citizens can participate in the process of planning city services.

The event will be discussion-based (with the help of whiteboards) — no laptops required. For instance, attendees might answer the question, “What does quality of life look like in a Smart City, and how can technology help?”

Hwang said the feedback given at this session will inform future community engagement sessions.

Register here -30-
LEAVE A COMMENT

From our Partners

Testing a new Generocity

Scribe explores oral history in ‘Power Politics’ series, funds emerging media makers

6 things we know about you

SPONSORED

Generocity Philly

Meet Kim Andrews, new executive director for The Fund for Women and Girls

3645 Lancaster Ave

Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture

Multimedia and Operations Coordinator

Apply Now
Philadelphia, PA

Youth Sentencing & Reentry Project (YSRP)

Policy Coordinator

Apply Now
Philadelphia

ImpactPHL

Director of Brand & Narrative

Apply Now

How to create a CSR initiative built to last

cinéSPEAK and the future of cinema in West Philly

Power moves: John Fisher-Klein becomes The Attic’s new executive director

SPONSORED

Generocity Philly

Be the leader to bring a 26-year mission into the future in Chester County

Philadelphia, PA

The Lenfest Institute for Journalism

Advancement Associate

Apply Now
Wayne, PA

The Main Line Chamber of Commerce

Manager, Communications and Events

Apply Now
Philadelphia, PA

Fairmount Park Conservancy

Chief Communications & Community Affairs Officer

Apply Now

Sign-up for daily news updates from Generocity