Authors: Coleman Shepard*,
Topics: Geography and Urban Health, Urban Geography, Resources
Keywords: Infrastructure, Smart City, Minnesota, GIS, Society, Urban, Urban Health, Web Application
Session Type: Poster
Start / End Time: 5:20 PM / 7:00 PM
Room: Napoleon Foyer/Common St. Corridor, Sheraton, 3rd Floor
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Infrastructure is a vital component to society's well-being, but a vast amount of it is aging in the United States. There is a major need for visibility of the states infrastructure condition so the extent of degradation may be addressed socially and politically. Through the Minnesota Smart City Infrastructure Application, people have the ability to easily view, understand, and generate reports of the condition of the infrastructure in the 853 cities in Minnesota. Our hope is to bring attention to this important subject as well as connect citizens, infrastructure professionals, and elective officials from each city in an effort to promote collaboration. Drinking water, waste water, and asset management have been the initial focus of the application, but more information may be added in the future. This project is a collaboration of a number of organizations including the University of Minnesota, Office of the State Auditor, the League of Minnesota Cities, MN2050, Minnesota Department of Health, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, and the Minnesota Public Authority.