Cities

Code for America and Oakland: How technology accelerates resilient cities

In the new, resilient city, the role of technology is everywhere, from traffic sensors and smart lighting systems to apps providing access to city services to the broad populace. 

Jen Pahlka, founder and executive director of Code for America, and Kiran Jain, chief resilience officer of the city of Oakland, discussed what it takes to deploy technology and harness data in a way that enhances city services and serves all residents at VERGE 16

"If government were a Fitbit, what kind of data would you be collecting on it?" asked Jain.