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Tag Archives: City of Austin Innovation Office

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 by Chad Swiatecki

Road map, conference point to Austin’s future as a smart city

With dozens of projects underway in departments throughout city government, Austin now has an initial road map for how to better use data and technology to become a so-called “smart city.”The Smart City Strategic Roadmap is the first draft of…

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 by Chad Swiatecki

Innovation Office touts permitting, recycling progress with tight budget looming

The city’s Innovation Office continues to appeal both to Austin’s tech community and departments throughout local government as it moves forward with work to improve service for the city’s much-maligned permitting process for residents and business people.A July rollout of…

Thursday, March 30, 2017 by Chad Swiatecki

Can Austin innovate itself out of long meetings?

Given the recent tilt toward performance art at City Council meetings – those poor eggs! – and running times that are the longest among major cities in Texas, it seems like the last thing Austin needs is more citizen participation…

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