Responsive City Services

Oakland - Submitted by ebmlabs on Jan 25 2014

City buildings incorporate sensors to determine most efficient & comfortable use of utilities. City forms are fillable online and accept electronic documentation & payment for expedited processing with all relevant departments. Police scanners track and respond to crime in new, timely and effective ways. Libraries are meccas of digital awesome.

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Stakeholders( 3 )
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Captain Maker
Jan 27 2014
7:21 PM
dig the idea of Responsive Oakland—how do you think these changes can come from makers/grassroots, not just govt or business?
Furniture
Jan 28 2014
12:01 AM
This idea concerns me. Homeland security is currently working to build one of these: https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2013/08/oaklands-creepy-new-surveillance-program-just-got-approved Even if it is built by makers/grassroot efforts, Its important to figure out exactly how it will stay open and transparent. Or maybe the discussion could be about whether its worth trading efficiency for privacy.
PlacemakerEU
Jan 29 2014
7:31 PM
Captain, makers can create their own alternatives (digi forms, libraries) and make them awesome. Won't need city
Logistics( 1 )
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Air Maker
Jan 29 2014
7:33 PM
example of Bidgely.com for how sensors in buildings can become cost effective. but let's get makers to create their own energy & resource sensors, open hardware
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PlacemakerEU
Jan 29 2014
7:31 PM
Money to make this happen is a roadblock. Need an alternative way to fund
Air Maker
Jan 29 2014
7:34 PM
Furniture, your idea is important. let's think, how can police use data to predict crime in a way that is more visible? what if police share crime data with citizen groups for alternative algorithms to process?