Department of Neighborhoods
Neighborhood Based Innovation
The City of Houston is over 650 square miles and our residents speak over 90 different languages. In order to respond to the different needs of our neighborhoods, we are committed to developing creative strategies that are collaborative and neighborhood-based. As we work with communities to develop this approach to innovation, we seek ways to use technology to deepen the relationship between residents and government through improved outreach, collective impact, and greater efficiency.
Our Innovation Projects
One of the tools we developed as part of a partnership with the Rice Center for Engineering Leadership (RCEL) is a map of neighborhood resources to provide key information about City services, health, education, arts and recreation, public safety, and transportation options.
Their recommendations focused on ways we can engage the community through streamlined internal processes, communication strategies, and the development of resident-based portals. Many of their findings have already been implemented and continue to guide our work.
This app is being developed by entirely by volunteers in Houston, for Houston and is available to download for free on the iTunes and the Google Play app stores.
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We continue to work on projects with residents and partners that improve quality of life and support stronger communities. If you’re interested in volunteering or partnering with us, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to share your ideas and learn about available opportunities.
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