Technology for Good – San Diego as a Smart City

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The City of San Diego invites you to learn about data being generated by our new streetlight sensors. The City is holding several community forums to discuss what the streetlights can and can’t do and how your privacy will be protected.  We will also collect feedback from residents and businesses on how to improve the program.

The smart streetlight program is a pilot program through the City’s Sustainability Department. It initially began as a cost-saving effort for the City to replace high-energy streetlights with more efficient light-emitting diodes (LEDs).

Sensors are installed on streetlights that can capture metadata (or processed, anonymized data) on pedestrian movement, vehicle movement, parked cars and other mobility information. The City is now building an application that will use the metadata to help improve city planning.

We are listing below the community forums to be held in July and August.

Below is the listing for all the upcoming community forums:

Three community forums will be held in July at the following dates, times and locations:

Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 5:30-6:45 p.m.

South Clairemont Recreation Center auditorium

3605 Clairemont Drive, San Diego, CA 92117

Tuesday, July 30, 2019, 5-7 p.m.

Allied Gardens/Benjamin Library

5188 Zion Ave., San Diego, CA 92120

Five community forums will be held in August at the following dates, times and locations:

Thursday, August 1, 2019, 5-7 p.m.

Central Library – Neil Morgan Auditorium

Family culture essay

330 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101

Tuesday, August 6, 2019, 5-7 p.m.

College-Rolando Library

6600 Montezuma Road, San Diego, CA 92115

Wednesday, August 7, 2019, 5-7 p.m.

Linda Vista Library

2160 Ulric St, San Diego, CA 92111

Wednesday, August 21, 2019, 5-7 p.m.

Lopez Ridge Recreation Center (Mira Mesa)

7245 Calle Cristobal, San Diego, CA 92126

Tuesday, August 27, 2019, 5-7 p.m.

Logan Heights Branch Library Cultural Center – community room

567 S. 28th St., San Diego, CA 92113

Several more community forums will be held across the city throughout the summer. For more information, please visit:

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