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.
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.
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.
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.
Abby Eccher, Performance and Innovation Project Manager at the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas joined Code for KC for a Learn Night on July 15, 2019. Abby discussed the process she uses to procure and implement software solutions and how she is modernizing it. Eccher began by explaining her approach to […]
Representatives of the Kansas City Area Transit Authority (KCATA) spoke at Code for KC’s Learn Night on August 20, 2018. They spoke about the problems KCATA has faced in the past, the progress it’s made, and where it will be in the next few years. This discussion was centered on RideKC. Through RideKC, the KCATA […]