How do some agencies create apps residents like to use? The minds behind some of the highest-rated 311 apps share best practices and recommendations to improve performance and citizen experience.
A section of road in the Motor City is the first in the nation capable of wirelessly charging electric vehicles while in motion. The quarter-mile section of road is near the city’s downtown area.
Experts argue that agencies having staff dedicated to equity and inclusion play an important role for government work, from strategic planning, to operations, to the rise of digital government services.
The Detroit Police Department is pursuing changes to its facial recognition policy in the wake of a woman's federal lawsuit alleging she was arrested at eight months pregnant based on an unreliable hit.
Plus, Detroit’s parks are getting public Wi-Fi; the White House has launched invest.gov; New York continues to up enrollment in broadband program; and more.
The Detroit Parks Coalition, along with the city and Connect 313, announced that they will be installing Wi-Fi at five parks as part of a $265,000 program aimed at closing the digital divide.
The Office of Arts, Culture and Entrepreneurship has launched a new mural map and smartphone app to bring attention to the work of local art and artists. In recent years, the city has focused on replacing graffiti with murals.
The Detroit City Council on Tuesday approved a $7 million expansion of ShotSpotter after months of debate over the controversial gun detection system after a five-hour meeting and split vote among counselors.
A one-mile pilot project in Detroit will explore the technology and use cases for in-road, wireless EV charging. The technology has the potential to change how fleet vehicles and others charge on the go.
Edmonds, who was one of the first digital inclusion directors for a municipal government anywhere in the United States, is taking a position as CEO of DigitalC, a Cleveland-based nonprofit that works on digital equity.