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Group project.weeks.blake.johnson

  1. 1. Margo Blake JoEtta Johnson LaTonya M. Weeks November 30, 2010 PADM 6221-Issues in Urban Administration   Group Project Information Technology
  2. 2. Urban Administration Information Technology in Las Vegas Miami Philadelphia
  3. 3. LAS VEGAS
  4. 4. MIAMI
  5. 5. PHILADELPHIA
  6. 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. 7. Miami City Snapshot • Population: 362, 470 • Economic Condition: Stable • Government Style: Mayor – Commissioner
  8. 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. 9. Philadelphia City Snapshot • Population: 1,517,550 • Economic Condition: Stable • Government Style: Mayor – Council
  10. 10. Current Technology Trends in Philadelphia • Partnership with Google • Department o f Technology • Digital Philadelphia
  11. 11. City Snapshot of Las Vegas • Population: 567, 641 • Economic Condition: Unstable • Government Style: Council-Manager
  12. 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. 13. Challenges • Security and privacy for users • Maintenance and management of the system and individual hardware • Financial sustainability
  14. 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. 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. 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.

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