Macon-Bibb County’s IT Department is looking for feedback from people to help plan its Smart Neighborhoods MBC project. People will be able to see what types of kiosks are being used in other cities and what people have access to through them. As part of the survey, people will be asked where they think the kiosks should go in Macon-Bibb County to best serve people and what type of information and resources they believe should be included.
This two-year project is designed to put information and resource sharing kiosks in neighborhoods to better serve the public, and it is being funded by a grant from the Georgia Institute of Technology. The survey will be available for through at least the end of February to give people plenty of opportunities to give their opinion.
“This is a chance to bring government directly to people and make sure they have the information and resources to best meet their needs,” says GIS Manager Joe Nabhan. “We, as a government, need to reach people where they are, not expect them to come to us, and this will be a great way to make that happen.”
About Smart Neighborhoods MBC
Smart Neighborhoods MBC was one of four Georgia community projects to win the 2019 Georgia Tech Georgia Smart Challenge, a competitive program that helps local governments implement Smart City idea. The initiative was first announced in June 2019, and you can watch a video of the announcement by clicking here.
It is funded with a $50,000 grant from the Georgia Institute of Technology for a researcher, expert advice, interns, and professional collaboration. By partnering with Georgia Tech, Macon-Bibb County’s consolidated government is building a key partnership that will build a stronger, thriving, and more engaged community.