AI/ML, AV/AR, Data Analytics, Data Collection, Data Privacy, Public Safety, User Research
October 6, 2020
November 2, 2020
October 6, 2020 - October 19, 2020
Pre-COVID pandemic, The City of Austin has been home to large-scale events such as South by Southwest, Austin City Limits Music Festival, etc. Public safety and government staff have found organizing and managing events of large sizes to be confusing and chaotic.
Recent public demonstrations around the country and in Austin about policing have further magnified the need to help our public safety organizations improve engagement with the public during large public events. The City of Austin has embarked on a 're-imagining public safety' initiative. As part of that effort, we would like to explore how to better train public safety to respond safely and effectively with our residents and guests.
There are three types of large events to consider: (1) Structured (2) Unstructured (3) Hybrid. Each of those events requires different considerations and plans from city staff.
The issues that large events can create:
The City of Austin seeks to better understand:
The academic team would have access to Austin's:
The City of Austin is collaborating with the City of West Sacramento on this effort so academic teams will have an opportunity to work with both cities and to work with West Sacramento's academic team.
The city of Austin would like to achieve the following outcomes:
In the short term:
In the long term: