Civic Tech

Projects in action

Air Quality Sensors

KC Digital Drive, working with a group of community partners, is putting up an array of sensors across Kansas City that will be used to measure air quality microclimates and detect pollution sources.  Through a partnership with US Ignite and funded by a National Science Foundation grant, KC Digital Drive received 50 air quality sensors that measure temperature, humidity, and particles (PM 2.5).  As a citizen science project, residents in the targeted area will be able to participate by having a sensor on their property. A visualization map of the data received from the sensors will be available to the public.  

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Connected Roads and Vehicles: A Next Generation Mobility Workshop

This workshop is intended to identify project opportunities that connect leading edge academic research with the immediate problems facing local and state government, private industry, and entrepreneurs working in transportation and mobility infrastructure and solutions. It is the second in a series designed to meet future mobility challenges and opportunities, sponsored by the National Science Foundation. The inaugural workshop in Fall 2019 included a multi-disciplinary discussion of societal trends and needs.

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Local Government Reporter

Code for KC is supporting the design and development of a website that puts links to city council meetings and other local government business in one place, creating an easy resource designed for reporters and local media outlets who cover local government, in order to make their jobs easier and keep the public better informed.

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Digital Contact Tracing

Contact tracing is critical to containing the spread of coronavirus. Manual contact tracing is a high-touch process managed by public health officials. As the number of confirmed cases in a community rise and sick patients requires more attention, preventative efforts like contact tracing become deprioritized in favor of direct treatment.

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Tagging Tracker

The CRT Graffiti Abatement Pilot Project is a proactive approach to removing graffiti along the Prospect Avenue corridor of Kansas City. The Tagging Tracker Tool will provide the infrastructure to track the occurrence of graffiti and its abatement.

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MetroLab Network

The MetroLab Network is a consortium of city-university partnerships across the US that fosters collaboration between local governments and academic researchers and practitioners. Faculty and students get access to real-life laboratories to test advanced approaches aimed at addressing city priorities and challenges.

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News

Announcing Augmented Reality / Virtual Reality Developer Challenge

Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality Developer Challenge The Year-Long Series Kicks Off with the Discovery and Design Workshop March 30, 2021 KANSAS CITY – Press Release February 1, 2021 KC Digital Drive’s Solutions Lab, in collaboration with T-Mobile and US Ignite, is announcing an Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality (AR/VR) Heartland Developer Challenge. This year-long […]

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Further Reading

Announcing Augmented Reality / Virtual Reality Developer Challenge

Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality Developer Challenge The Year-Long Series Kicks Off with the Discovery and Design Workshop March 30, 2021 KANSAS CITY – Press Release February 1, 2021 KC Digital Drive’s Solutions Lab, in collaboration with T-Mobile and US Ignite, is announcing an Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality (AR/VR) Heartland Developer Challenge. This year-long […]

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