CoA high speed public safety wireless system earns international recognition

An international organization of government IT workers recognized the City of Asheville June 15 for an innovative and cost effective point-to-point network connecting the city’s emergency response network. The system, implemented with the assistance of IT Services, the Asheville Fire Department, and Building Safety, and with a partnership with the locally-based Skyrunner, grew out of a [...]

Download an audio tour guide of Asheville’s Urban Trail

It has never been easier to take a tour of downtown Asheville’s Urban Trail, thanks to a free downloadable audio guide made available through the City of Asheville’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department. The tour, funded with a grant from the Janirve Foundation, is designed for mp3 players, and walks participants through the 1.7-mile, 2-hour [...]

On the streets and behind the scenes with the City of Asheville snow crews

Despite two weekend winter storms and persistent sub-freezing temperatures, most streets in Asheville were open at the beginning of this week thanks to the constant attention of a roving fleet of snowplows and salt trucks. On Tuesday, City of Asheville Public Works employees continued round-the-clock routes spreading a sand and salt mixture over approximately 500 miles [...]

City of Asheville seeking citizen ideas for IBM Smarter Cities tech grant

The City of Asheville’s Information Technology Services Department is collecting ideas from the public for technological opportunities as part of a proposed application for an IBM Corporation Smarter Cities grant. IBM is currently taking applications for up to $400,000 for technology improvements that provide enhanced and efficient interactions between citizens and municipal organizations. Asheville City Council [...]

City of Asheville’s technology roll out increases efficiency across departments

In an organization of more than 1,000 people, speedy and accurate information flow means not only increased efficiency but also real dollars. That’s an underlying theme that emerges when City of Asheville employees talk about the recently launched technology upgrade that provides not only swifter access to data but also easier communication between city departments [...]

New Oakley Police Resource Center opens in East Asheville

The Asheville Police Department’s recently opened Oakley Resource Center is the result of a series of partnerships and collaborations, all of which, says APD Chief William Hogan, were critical to the project’s success. The 2,500 square-foot facility provides a satellite station for the APD’s Baker District, which serves north and east Asheville, and officially opened with [...]

mapAsheville recognized by GIS industry leader

A quarterly newsletter published by geographic informations systems (GIS) industry leaders Esri spotlights the City of Asheville’s mapAsheville system, and especially the “Priority Places” economic development feature. The newsletter “Government Matters: GIS for State and Local Government,” leads its Summer edition with the article “GIS Fosters Economic Development in Asheville.” MapAsheville was developed in 2006 as a tool [...]

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