The City of Long Beach Office of Civic Innovation has formed a public-private collaborative between city departments, public agencies, private corporations and citizens to develop a Smart Cities Initiative. The goal of the Smart Cities Initiative is to make Anaheim Street safer for vehicle traffic, pedestrians, and cyclists while making it more appealing for residents, shoppers, and business owners.
The Office of Civic Innovation is hosting the Smart Cities Collider Series over the course of four months.
June 22 – 9:00am to 1:00pm - Session 1: Forming a Use Case
July 27 – 9:00am to 1:00pm - Session 2: Identifying Stakeholders and Resources
August 31 – 9:00am to 1:00pm - Session 3: Identifying Components of a Collaborative
September 28 – 9:00am to 1:00pm - Session 4: Designing a Roadmap to Implementation
This co-created process has evolved into three concepts Mobility, Technology, and Placemaking.
- Previous How Might We (HMW): "How might we make the 710 bridge safe for non-auto traffic?"
- Previous Solution: Modify the existing bridge or build a second, pedestrian and bike-focused bridge with destination-like amenities (e.g., local vendors) for safe transit across the LA River.
- Updated HMW: "How might we create mobility solutions prioritizing the needs of marginalized residents to increase resource access?"
- Previous HMW: "How might we create a more controlled north-south crossing of Anaheim Street?"
- Previous Solution: Provide a free, trolley-like bus service to move residents safely along and across Anaheim Street.
- Updated HMW: "How might we activate high school and college students in Long Beach to redesign Anaheim Street into an inclusive experience?"
- Previous HMW: "How might we provide a more equal distribution of resources along Anaheim Street from East to West?"
- Previous Solution: Create parklets by reclaiming parking spaces to attract residents and commuters into restaurants and businesses along Anaheim Street.
- Updated HMW: "How might we bring nature to all people on Anaheim Street?"