The second cohort of The Opportunity Project for Cities partnered local governments and community organizations with pro bono support from technologists at Google.org to co-design new tools, powered by local data.
They’ll share what they learned over a 22-week design sprint working with their communities to understand, design, and launch a product that meets residents’ needs.
Demo Day presentations will include:
- Detroit, MI: A platform that crowdsources and reports data on internet outages, enabling residents to make more informed decisions about internet service providers and advocate for equitable internet service.
- Long Beach, CA: An interactive open tree map/tool that will identify vulnerable trees needing care and maintenance. This tool will be paired with the concept of neighborhood stewards tasked with data management and community engagement.
- Macon-Bibb County, GA: A transparent digital application that shows the public where blighted properties are and the status of current actions for each property. The tool will enable residents to report blight in their communities through the self-reporting platform.
- Miami-Dade County, FL: A user-friendly platform that provides residents personalized information to understand the steps, licenses, and approvals needed to start and operate businesses.
The Beeck Center for Social Impact + Innovation at Georgetown University and the Centre for Public Impact, with support from the Knight Foundation and pro bono technical support from Google.org, are thrilled to present these digital products and the teams that developed them.