Design, Technology, and Innovation Projects

Design, Technology, and Innovation Projects

Design, Technology, and Innovation projects at the City of Austin. For more information about how we work, check us out on Twitter and Medium at @civiqueso

Current Projects

Digital Services Transformation with Austin Resource Recovery, EMS, and departments across the City

Building living digital services that grow and adapt to resident needs

Updated August 28, 2017

Open Government Commitments Help us make commitments for open government in 2018-2019

The City of Austin is preparing to co-create a set of 3-5 commitments to improve transparency and civic engagement, as part of our membership in the international Open Government Partnership.

Updated May 10, 2018

Becoming odd Templates and other resources for building our Office of Design & Delivery

Collection of resources that we've used for recruiting, hiring, project management, and program management.

Updated June 1, 2018

MyPass Digital Identity Project Exploring how digital identity solutions can improve homelessness services

The Innovation Office, in partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, are creating a blockchain-based digital identify platform to help people experiencing homelessness secure their identities and gain easier access to services.

Updated July 16, 2018

Displacement Mitigation Action Accelerator Creating innovative displacement mitigation action

Join the community in understanding displacement dynamics in Austin, and creating effective strategies to mitigate it.

Updated January 14, 2019

Bloomberg iTeam Resident-focused displacement mitigation

The Austin i-team is working with residents, service providers, and City departments to reduce displacement pressure in gentrifying neighborhoods.

Updated January 14, 2019

Smart City Initiative Using technology to solve real problems for real people

Cities like Austin are booming with interest in how we might use data, algorithms, and increased connectivity to improve services. We’re thinking about how we might use these tools with a lens toward equity, access, and inclusion.

Updated June 4, 2018

Social Innovation Grant Learning together with Austin's social impact community

The Innovation Office is partnering with the Austin Impact Hub Accelerator to explore new solutions to the city's strategic challenges.

Updated January 14, 2019

Equitable Green Jobs Grant program to increase access to green jobs in Austin

The City of Austin Innovation Office, Equity Office, Sustainability Office, and Economic Development Department have joined together to promote climate justice and equitable access to green jobs.

Updated August 22, 2019

Past Projects

SUMMITweek Winter 2018 A week of workshops, guest speakers, and knowledge-sharing

SUMMITweek gathers our design, technology, and innovation teams to get us aligned on projects and practices across our disciplines.

Updated February 20, 2018

Improving Alerts for Flooded Roadways with Watershed Protection Department

We’re working with Austin’s Watershed Protection Department to improve how ATXfloods provides information about the status of roadway closures to the public and emergency services.

Updated August 28, 2017

Bloomberg iTeam Creating a shared understanding of homelessness

The Austin i-team worked with service providers and individuals experiencing homelessness to gain a better understanding of the situation and the people involved. The goal is to achieve functional zero in 10 years.

Updated January 11, 2018

The Mayor's Blockchain Challenge Help us explore blockchain solutions for improving homelessness services

The Mayor's Office, Innovation Office, and Dell Medical School are exploring ways that blockchain technologies can create a secure, permanent ID for those experiencing homelessness. Join us!

Updated July 16, 2018

Homelessness Outreach Street Team with Austin Police Department, Austin-Travis County Integral Care, Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services, and Downtown Austin Alliance

The Homelessness Outreach Street Team (HOST) represents a new collaborative initiative in Austin’s Central Business District to address proactively the needs of people living on the streets.

Updated August 28, 2017

Making Permitting Work for Austin with Development Services Department

We’re working with staff in departments across the City to illustrate the permitting experience from our users’ perspectives and identify how technology can help us meet increasing demands.

Updated August 28, 2017

Project Tracking with Communications and Technology Management

We're seeking to make it easier for people in Austin to have a sense of what projects the City is working on, their state of progress, how they relate to critical goals, and how they are funded.

Updated August 28, 2017

Vision Zero Waste with Austin Resource Recovery

We’re working with Austin Resource Recovery to research behaviors around recycling and composting and prototype new solutions that can help us reach our zero-waste goals.

Updated August 28, 2017