Understanding the Tech Equity Gap in Long Beach 1/30/2024
The Technology and Innovation Department in partnership with the UCLA Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies created a research report, to develop a deeper understanding of the aerospace and technology workforce environment in Long Beach.
City of Long Beach releases Citywide Generative AI Interim Guidance 1/8/2024
The City recognized the opportunity for a responsible approach to using Generative AI by balancing the benefits and mitigating risks like AI bias, privacy, and cybersecurity. Our Guidance aims to address, promote, and enhance the safe and responsible use of Generative AI in Long Beach.
How Long Beach turns data privacy commitments into action 8/30/2023
Ahead of the Cities Today Institute City Leadership Forum in Long Beach next week, Sarah Wray talks to Lea Eriksen, the city’s technology lead. One of the guiding principles of Long Beach’s Smart City Initiative is to earn public trust in how data and technology are used.
Smart City Initiative 2023 Annual Report - Community Briefs! 8/10/2023
The 2023 Annual Report Community Briefs are short, simple updates on the 2023 Smart City Initiative's efforts produced in a community-friendly and language-accessible format. Share them with community partners or the public.
As US cities seek more data in public, can they win trust in tech? 6/25/2023
"Can transparency make citizens more comfortable with data-gathering in public spaces? A pilot in U.S. cities seeks to find out."
In Long Beach Smart City Initiative, Residents Can Guide Tech Work 6/8/2023
The Long Beach Collaboratory has been created to provide a new form of citizen engagement where residents can be chosen to join collaborative teams to identify technology pilot projects for their neighborhoods.
Smart City Initiative 2023 Annual Report 6/1/2023
In Long Beach, we've developed a community-centered suite of programs and projects that places people at the heart of the Smart City Initiative.
Press Release: City Seeks Partners to Support Long Beach Collaboratory Smart City Initiative Program 5/31/2023
The City of Long Beach is seeking to partner with qualified organizations to support the new Smart City Initiative program, the Long Beach Collaboratory (LB Co-Lab), to provide technology solutions that address neighborhood challenges sourced by community participants from four Long Beach neighborhoods.
City and CSULB Awarded NSF Grant to Protect Resident Privacy 3/20/2023
LB Co-Lab Recognized as Finalist for IDC Smart Cities North America Award 3/19/2023
The Long Beach Collaboratory (LB Co-Lab) technology training program was recognized as a finalist for the IDC Smart Cities North America Awards in the 'Civic Engagement' category. The awards recognize how Long Beach uses tech and innovation to meet the needs of our community. Visit http://bit.ly/3JKtpvn to vote for the LB Co-Lab by March 31!
City Auto Program Teaches Youth About Safety Innovations & Career Paths 3/1/2023
Press Release: City of Long Beach Launches 2023 Smart City Challenge 1/13/2023
The City of Long Beach has launched the 2023 Smart City Challenge. Now in its fourth year, the Challenge seeks to create collaboration between City Departments and the private sector to improve City service delivery through piloting creative solutions addressing key civic issues and needs.
Press Release: City Launches Long Beach Collaboratory Smart City Initiative Program 11/7/2022
The City of Long Beach is launching its new Smart City Initiative program, the Long Beach Collaboratory (LB Co-Lab) to engage residents with civic technology design and equip them with technology skills to thrive in our "smart" economy.
Long Beach Data Walks – Register for a Data Walk Today! 9/20/2022
The Long Beach Data Culture 8/30/2022
Long Beach Partners with US Ignite to Equitably Deploy Broadband 6/28/2022
Tech Startups! Apply Now to the Long Beach Accelerator's 5th Cohort 6/27/2022
+Learn more and apply here.
Long Beach AR Challenge Receives AR Challenge Receives the IDC Smart Cities Award 4/7/2022
Community Engagement in Smart City Development 3/14/2022
Long Beach Launches Equitable Data Collection Toolkit 2/3/2022
The City of Long Beach recently rolled out the Equitable Data Collection Toolkit, a guide for Long Beach City staff to equitably design and distribute surveys.
Data Takes Center Stage in Long Beach’s Pandemic Push to Help Small Businesses 12/20/2021
Long Beach is one of 33 cities to achieve 2021 What Works Cities Certification, the national standard of excellence for well-managed, data-driven local government.
Press Release: City of Long Beach Recognized by Bloomberg Philanthropies for Using Data and Evidence to Improve Residents’ Lives 12/15/2021
Long Beach is One of the First 50 U.S. Cities to Achieve What Works Cities Certification.
Traffic signal pilot program uses artificial intelligence to ease pollution, congestion in Long Beach 9/30/2021
Trust and Collaboration Kept Cities Afloat During the Pandemic 8/20/2021
How data-driven cities maintained momentum, delivered results, and achieved the What Works Cities Certification.
Long Beach AR Challenge Winners Announced 8/9/2021
Congratulations to the winners of the FIRST ever Long Beach AR Challenge!
How Long Beach is changing the conversation on ‘smart cities’ 7/26/2021
Update on 2021 Smart City Challenge 7/16/2021
Long Beach’s first ever AR Exhibition 7/14/2021
You're Invited: Long Beach Augmented Reality (AR) Exhibition 7/8/2021
Please join us for the first ever Long Beach Augmented Reality (AR) Exhibition in Downtown Long Beach from Sunday, August 8 to Sunday, August 22.
Survey Depicts Residents’ Perceptions on Smart Cities and Data Privacy 6/8/2021
Press Release: City of Long Beach Opens Augmented Reality Challenge for Submissions 3/22/2021
Developer community invited to develop AR applications that will help re-activate Downtown Long Beach
City Council Approves Smart City Initiative and Data Privacy Guidelines 3/10/2021
US Ignite Selects Three Cities for Augmented Reality Challenge 2/26/2021
US Ignite, Facebook Reality Labs Announce Long Beach as an AR Developer Challenge Community 1/27/2021
Community Engagement During COVID-19 9/29/2020
How Data is Guiding Cities' Digital Census Strategies 6/9/2020
Update on Smart City Initiative 4/15/2020
Staff from the Technology and Innovation Department (TID) are currently developing the Smart City Strategic Initiative in collaboration with key stakeholders in other City Departments.
Smart City Lessons from 4 Southern California CIOs 2/13/2020
Mayor: Downtown building boom will continue as Long Beach looks toward new decade 1/14/2020
What Long Beach Will Look Like In 2030 1/2/2020
Smart Cities: Civic Evolution Or Tech Dystopia? 11/4/2019
Mayor and Council Request Smart City Initiative 10/23/2019
STiR Organizers Announce New Tech Sector Challenges 10/15/2019
Municipal needs this time around include calls from one Southern California city for solutions in the areas of housing, city hiring and communication.
Electric Scooters Roll Into Long Beach 8/17/2018