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Smart Cities Initiative Annual Report 4/22/2022

Wondering what the tech our Smart City program is up to? Wait no further and read the newly released Smart Cities Annual Report here

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Long Beach AR Challenge Receives AR Challenge Receives the IDC Smart Cities Award 4/7/2022 IDC Government Insights named finalists this week in the fifth annual Smart Cities North America Awards (SCNAA) and the Long Beach 2021 AR Challenge was nominated under the Economic Development category. 
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Community Engagement in Smart City Development 3/14/2022 The idea of a “smart city” often feels abstract, with a definition that morphs and stretches depending on who you ask. Our Smart City Initiative featured in a blog post on how to conduct equitable smart city community engagement.
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City Launches Pitch Long Beach! 2/28/2022

The City of Long Beach has launched Pitch Long Beach! – a new program that allows companies to submit project ideas to help improve City services. 

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Long Beach Launches Equitable Data Collection Toolkit 2/3/2022

The City of Long Beach recently rolled out the Equitable Data Collection Toolkit, a guide for Long Beach City staff to equitably design and distribute surveys. 

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Data Takes Center Stage in Long Beach’s Pandemic Push to Help Small Businesses 12/20/2021

Long Beach is one of 33 cities to achieve 2021 What Works Cities Certification, the national standard of excellence for well-managed, data-driven local government.

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Press Release: City of Long Beach Recognized by Bloomberg Philanthropies for Using Data and Evidence to Improve Residents’ Lives 12/15/2021
Long Beach is One of the First 50 U.S. Cities to Achieve What Works Cities Certification.
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City Launches NEW Open Data Portal! 12/3/2021 The City of Long Beach just launched a NEW open data portal, data.longbeach.gov! Head over to check out the latest data trends and findings!
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Traffic signal pilot program uses artificial intelligence to ease pollution, congestion in Long Beach 9/30/2021 City of Long Beach Partners with Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America and Xtelligent to Revolutionize Urban Mobility through Connected Vehicle Data (Press Release). 
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Trust and Collaboration Kept Cities Afloat During the Pandemic 8/20/2021

How data-driven cities maintained momentum, delivered results, and achieved the What Works Cities Certification.

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Long Beach AR Challenge Winners Announced 8/9/2021

Congratulations to the winners of the FIRST ever Long Beach AR Challenge!

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How Long Beach is changing the conversation on ‘smart cities’ 7/26/2021 “Our goal is to shift the power dynamic in the smart cities conversation away from technology companies dictating the smart cities vision, to communities and stakeholders dictating that vision to cities and vendors.”
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Update on 2021 Smart City Challenge 7/16/2021 The ongoing Smart City Challenge aims to advance solutions to civic challenges by engaging the community, City staff, and the private sector to explore and implement emerging technology.
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Long Beach’s first ever AR Exhibition 7/14/2021 Imagine an art exhibition but instead of walking through a curated collection of art pieces, you walk through the City of Long Beach and your phone is the key to unlocking the exhibits. 
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You're Invited: Long Beach Augmented Reality (AR) Exhibition 7/8/2021

Please join us for the first ever Long Beach Augmented Reality (AR) Exhibition in Downtown Long Beach from Sunday, August 8 to Sunday, August 22. 

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Survey Depicts Residents’ Perceptions on Smart Cities and Data Privacy 6/8/2021 To inform the development of the Smart City Initiative, the City conducted an online and paper-based multi-lingual community survey from November 2019 to July 2020.
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Press Release: City of Long Beach Opens Augmented Reality Challenge for Submissions 3/22/2021

Developer community invited to develop AR applications that will help re-activate Downtown Long Beach

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City Council Approves Smart City Initiative and Data Privacy Guidelines 3/10/2021 On Tuesday March 9, the Long Beach City Council voted to approve the City’s Smart City Initiative Strategy and Data Privacy Guidelines.
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US Ignite Selects Three Cities for Augmented Reality Challenge 2/26/2021 Three cities, including Long Beach, have been awarded $20,000 each by US Ignite to develop augmented reality projects that use AR technology to address city concerns like transportation, education or health care.
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US Ignite, Facebook Reality Labs Announce Long Beach as an AR Developer Challenge Community 1/27/2021 US Ignite, in partnership with Facebook Reality Labs, announces Long Beach as an awardee of $20,000 to host an Augmented Reality (AR) Developer Challenge competition beginning Spring of 2021.
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Community Engagement During COVID-19 9/29/2020 Community engagement can be challenging at the best of times; when communities are reeling from a pandemic, protesting racism, and facing economic uncertainty, engagement and communication are even more crucial — yet even more challenging.
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How Data is Guiding Cities' Digital Census Strategies 6/9/2020 Because of restrictions on in-person outreach due to the COVID-19 virus, the City of Long Beach pivoted to digital-first outreach strategies for the 2020 Census promotion.
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Update on Smart City Initiative 4/15/2020

Staff from the Technology and Innovation Department (TID) are currently developing the Smart City Strategic Initiative in collaboration with key stakeholders in other City Departments.

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Smart City Lessons from 4 Southern California CIOs 2/13/2020 Chief information officers from four Southern California communities offered their experiences rolling out smart city efforts. While some offered an optimistic view, others tempered their comments with caution.
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Mayor: Downtown building boom will continue as Long Beach looks toward new decade 1/14/2020 Mayor Robert Garcia painted a picture of a Long Beach that had grown tremendously during the past decade but still faced challenges as it marches into the new decade.
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What Long Beach Will Look Like In 2030 1/2/2020 At the beginning of a new decade, it seemed fitting to ask Long Beach leaders to stretch their powers of prognostication. So we asked what Long Beach would be like when we enter 2030.
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Smart Cities: Civic Evolution Or Tech Dystopia? 11/4/2019 As the world of smart devices continues to grow, local governments and private companies alike have begun to wonder: how can our cities become “smarter?”
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Mayor and Council Request Smart City Initiative 10/23/2019 Long Beach Mayor and City Council direct City staff to develop a Smart City Initiative.
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STiR Organizers Announce New Tech Sector Challenges 10/15/2019

Municipal needs this time around include calls from one Southern California city for solutions in the areas of housing, city hiring and communication.

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Start-ups reveal 43 tech solutions for government 6/6/2019 A new digital map that shows development in a more open and transparent way for residents, and an automated process for permit applications, are two of the 43 solutions to come out of the fifth Start-up in Residence cohort.
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Electric Scooters Roll Into Long Beach 8/17/2018 The City of Long Beach has announced the launch of an electric scooter (e-scooter) pilot program, providing the City’s residents and visitors with even more shared mobility options.