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  • 1. Margo Blake JoEtta Johnson LaTonya M. Weeks November 30, 2010 PADM 6221-Issues in Urban Administration   Group Project Information Technology
  • 2. Urban Administration Information Technology in Las Vegas Miami Philadelphia
  • 3. LAS VEGAS
  • 4. MIAMI
  • 6. As in any huge city, Information Technology is usually the driving force. It offers innovative and a variety of opportunities for citizens and government to interact and receive useful information that not only impacts the residents, but the City as a whole.
  • 7. Miami City Snapshot • Population: 362, 470 • Economic Condition: Stable • Government Style: Mayor – Commissioner
  • 8. Current Technology Trends in Miami • ePark Computer Labs – gives all residents access to computers • Kiosks – providing access to online city services and internet • An updated Fire-Rescue Computer aid dispatch
  • 9. Philadelphia City Snapshot • Population: 1,517,550 • Economic Condition: Stable • Government Style: Mayor – Council
  • 10. Current Technology Trends in Philadelphia • Partnership with Google • Department o f Technology • Digital Philadelphia
  • 11. City Snapshot of Las Vegas • Population: 567, 641 • Economic Condition: Unstable • Government Style: Council-Manager
  • 12. Current Technology Trends in Las Vegas • Mobile Applications are being devised to promote information technology • Various cost-reducing methods • McCarran airport implementation of scanning devices
  • 13. Challenges • Security and privacy for users • Maintenance and management of the system and individual hardware • Financial sustainability
  • 14. Key Findings • Information Technology is imperative to the growth of any growing city in government • Use of Information Technology aids citizens in their use of government and educational resources • Information Technology simplifies and improves transactions
  • 15. Analysis of the Issue • Information Technology is growing field that is ever evolving • Cities must utilize all resources available in order to stay competitive • Information Technology is a broad scope and can be applied to various areas of government
  • 16. Research Methods • Data and information were drawn from local government websites, news articles, and the Managing Urban America textbook. • A cumulative analysis was conducted as the cities share similar attributes.