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NJ Future Redevelopment Forum 2017 Platt

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NJ Future Redevelopment Forum 2017 Platt

  1. 1. Technology and Data in Jersey City Brian Platt Chief Innovation Officer, Jersey City NJ BPlatt@jcnj.org @BrianDavidPlatt @briandavidplatt
  2. 2. 2 The key critical question that framed our approach How does Jersey City use data to improve quality of life for residents and visitors?
  3. 3. 3 Leveraging technology to improve quality of life in Jersey City has been a priority but not always easy Transitioning to a data and technology driven administration Marginal use of technology to improve workflow Demonstrate value of tech through smaller projects Minimal use of data to inform decision making Created new reporting structures Many legacy paper-based processes Built basic “data portal”
  4. 4. 4 Early efforts resulted in simple but powerful tools First iteration of data analysis tools
  5. 5. 5 Police dispatch data provided interesting opportunities for analysis and providing important and relevant information Police dispatch data overview 10-20k rows of data monthly Real time data updates Rich, comprehensive event details Minimal ETLs/data cleaning required
  6. 6. 6 Our data portal is improving and expanding, as is our understanding and usage of data http://data.jerseycitynj.gov Police calls for service map Shooting Incidents (2015) Affordable Housing Navigator Tax abatements (raw data)
  7. 7. 7 Public Safety Alerts Tool partnership overview Partnership formed with Google, OpenJC, and Jersey City to create an automated alerts tool to inform the public of safety issues Jersey City to provide data and administrative support Local civic tech community group to build the product Google Ideas (now Jigsaw) to provide $250,000 grant plus additional guidance
  8. 8. 8 Jersey City is partnering with Google/Waze to improve traffic and navigation systems “Is this the best use of this data?” Automatic uploads to map Transition to google form Paper based permit process Street Closure MapStreet Closure Permit Process Improvements
  9. 9. SOURCES: www.waze.com/livemap; waze navigation 9 waze Integration Street closure data now fully integrates with waze navigation systems Street closure map JSON feed waze integration Closure permitGoogle form While waze already allows users to report closures, Jersey City is now proactively adding all known closures before users hit the streets
  10. 10. 10 Other Jersey City Technology Inclusive Projects Other ongoing technology products improve quality of life in different ways Project Smart Cities Plan Mobile Devices for Inspectors Body Worn Cameras CRM app (SeeClickFix) Category Data and Information Workflow Improvement Public Safety Communication Status Early stages In progress Final stages First version launched

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