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This poll is finished and we are sharing the results below. Smart North Florida is using your input to plan future hackathons, with the first to be held in late May. Stay tuned for details.

EDUCATION
Select your top three favorite ideas to create an educated/trained community.
Begin teaching financial literacy in an engaging manner to Northeast Florida children in elementary and middle school, and extend into high school. Learning and using these skills when young, creates independent, critical-thinking, and logical-minded adults. Partner with banks, credit unions and non-profit agencies to build, fund and execute. Programs can be offered through school electives; school clubs; or after-school programs. Obtain donated / recycled tablets. Potential to use the aging population as part-time instructors.
64%
Initiate COJ lead intern program for high school students with local businesses leading to job for those not college bound. Similar to program offered in Germany.
56%
Establishing workforce bootcamps to develop or retrain a smarter workforce
41%
Provide job training during incarceration and guaranteed jobs for non-violent offenders upon release.
35%
Expand opportunities for students with disabilities in HS to work within the community to prepare for transition from high school to the workforce.
25%
Offer technical advancement technology for individuals without internet access.
24%
Closed to responses | 106 Responses
ENERGY/CLIMATE
Select your top three favorite ideas in the energy/climate category.
100% Renewable energy by 2050! JEA and the city should be setting energy targets.
41%
Living green walls (vertical gardens). The gardens would be watered with recycled stormwater, planting panels from recycled plastic, and employment to maintain the system. It could be paid through sponsorships. Similar project is in Mexico City (Via Verde).
34%
Jacksonville and NE Florida would gain tremendous benefits from a world class aquarium. Aquariums provide educational opportunities for local students and have been an economic engine to local communities for decades. Aquariums are a place where energy, climate change, conservation, research and other key community issues can be studied and discussed. Care of marine life and research in conjunction with other organizations can be conducted . Jacksonville is surrounded by water. An aquarium is a natural fit to address many items mentioned for Ideafest. And the icing on the cake is it is family friendly.
34%
A smarter electrical grid for maximizing residential solar energy adoption.
32%
Create a planning dashboard for EV charger placement. This dashboard will use vehicle origin, destination, and trip length to find optimal locations for EV chargers in the future.
26%
Hemp is the perfect plant for biofuel and biomass because of its high cellulose content. It takes less water and fertilizer than most plants. We are about to be growing it in Florida. We should make fuel for cars and trucks ( no engine modification necessary) and biomass to replace coal in power plants. Biodegradable plastic and building materials as well. We need investment in processing plants to use this new old crop!!
25%
Detecting refrigerant leaks and component degradation in cooling systems in real time will decrease carbon emissions and save energy consumption. Using computer generated data analytics, machine learning and AI, real time diagnostics can reduce millions of tons of ozone depleting gases, reducing the amount of waste entering the land fills each year. The current Reactive state leads to excessive energy consumption by as much as 46% monthly, 2-3x greater repair costs, reduces the life of equipment by 30% and accounts for an average of 207 Million Tons of perishable food losses each year.
20%
Have people rent installed solar panels and sell the energy to the grid.
19%
Some companies have successfully executed a green culture; Champions is a good example. But green must be green both ways to encourage companies to increase their trajectory toward this goal. Augment the Smart Florida IDE with financial models and user stories that have demonstrated green both ways outcomes (without divulging competitive or proprietary data and trade secrets).
12%
Milkwaukee, WI, has a bright idea. You can buy a lightbulb on a iconic bridge, via the Light the Hoan site. You get to leave a rather lengthy dedication in honor of (or in memory of) someone. And, the Milkwaukee County Parks have a program where you can have a tree planted in almost any park in the county (you get a choice of type of tree, and to some degree, exact location in the park you choose. You also get to leave a permanent dedication on the tree.
7%
Closed to responses | 105 Responses
OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL
Select your top three favorite ideas to create opportunity for all community members.
Child care and transportation are two of the biggest hurdles to fulltime work and financial independence for single parents. Incentivize business to subsidize daycare or provide it onsite, including transportation to and from school; to provide clean, safe dorms onsite and by subsidizing local family housing (think business-owned/leased apartment buildings, with facilities subject to routine independent inspection to keep incentives). A co-op system would enable small businesses to offer competitive benefits.
52%
What about a holistic approach to solving the homeless problem. Dozens of organizations in the region each doing their own thing, yet homelessness continues to increase. How about aggregating the data from all of them and getting true picture of the problem and interventions that work. Establish clear performance metrics and leverage each organizations greatest assets to address the issues. Each organization seems to try to be all things to everyone. Imagine if they actually worked together, finding their lane and be great at that.
50%
Use high schools in economically challenged neighborhoods as community centers, so residents can find out what resources and opportunities could be available.
34%
Make mobile hygiene stations available in conjunction with job fairs so that homeless people have an opportunity to make themselves presentable and participate.
31%
Community fiber (5G?) . Citywide wifi. See the city of Philadelphia .
28%
Consider co-op model for neighborhoods where residents contribute through labor/staffing; use as an opportunity to build employment history and job skills.
20%
We need more options for the homeless and low income. I am a disabled single mother and I can't even get a loan or a car. We also need dental and healthcare for people that can't afford to pay!
17%
Show nearest transit routes and commute times for job postings .
16%
Closed to responses | 90 Responses
HEALTH
Select your favorite idea for creating a healthy community.
There is a significant upswing in 60+ age population, and especially the segment with deteriorating mental acumen, e.g. dementia, Alzheimers, etc. This is driving increasing strain on the caregiver population, including individuals, agencies and facilities. Enhance both the SMART North Florida Projects and IDE with information required by north Florida caregivers (family members, home health aides, SNFs, others) including medical and non-emergent transportation, options for financial assistance, in-home and facility-based support options along with ratings (e.g. Medicare 5 Star), and so on. Would likely have to begin with structured data to begin with what is available today, but ultimately expand to include unstructured data.
35%
Develop community health clinics at high schools in medically needy neighborhoods.
26%
I heard of another city with a public orchard. It served as a public gathering place . It offered opportunity for revenue(rentals for events), learning about native plants species , cultivation, cooking, event planning and community building. For such a big city, Jax lacks in parks where one can enjoy green spaces, which are essential for health. There's is a public housing site off Southside that has lots of green spaces, with mostly grass. There is so much space for vegetable gardens. A child that grows their own vegetables or picks their own fruit will never forget it. It informs your choices for the rest of your life.
25%
Make an app where we can notify out the nearest emergency vehicle your location and inform your situation with just a click of button.
14%
Closed to responses | 95 Responses
SAFETY
Select your favorite idea for creating a safe community.
Time to think out of the box and get creative addressing pedestrian fatalities. Jacksonville ranks top 5 nationally every year. PSAs and educational campaigns telling people to cross at intersection don't work. Our roads are too expansive with intersections far apart in many cases. Let's get innovative.
42%
Use the SNF data to determine the highest risk locations for pedestrians and cyclists then use license plate readers and facial recognition to identify habitual offenders and the people doing it safely. If the city isn't onboard to issue tickets for this then we could still use an automated process to send offenders the evidence of what they did, stats on how many incidents occurred there, and the impact the incidents have had on people's lives to try to persuade them into being more attentive and careful at the location in the future. Also partner with local businesses passionate about mobility and safety to send rewards at random to people who did it right. Use the video for social posts and news stories about the successes and failures with blurred identities for those not wanting to be shown. We have a few great smart city industry leaders we work with that we think we could convince into helping to pilot a solution like this to see the potential impact.
20%
Allow business and property owners to voluntarily register their video camera systems that record public areas with law enforcement.
17%
Modernize community policing model by connecting with localized JSO representatives (not just PIO) via social media.
12%
Make traffic crash data from https://s4.geoplan.ufl.edu/ publically available like JSO provides crime data at https://www.crimemapping.com/map/fl/jacksonville.
10%
Closed to responses | 103 Responses
MOBILITY
Select your top three favorite ideas to create a mobile community.
We need more dedicated bike and pedestrian roads that are car free and not those lanes next to existing traffic.
52%
Lets create an expedited process to incentivize and change land use on projects designed for walkability and sustainability.
51%
I think there is a need for two similar but distinct systems which connect. One which is focused more on service in the urban core (which can facilitate a denser population base and more walking and biking trips) and another with a regional focus moving people across the county. The FCF is a good start for the regional system but it needs to be upgraded to real BRT level standards. The expanded U2C is a good concept but the AVs turn what could be a really useful system into just chasing the latest shiny object. Mainly because A. AVs are still very far away from being able to travel in mixed traffic reliably and safely and B. the capacity of these cars are like 12 people max, which is practically useless and defeats the purpose of mass transit.
38%
Create a rideshare hub program downtown to encourage a vibrant nightlife downtown. The hub could feature public restrooms, enhanced lighting, security, and food trucks.
34%
Use sensors that connect to a unified database/ security center that can show higher than usual water levels, full wastebins, heavy foot, vehicle, or bike traffic, intelligent lighting, air quality, security cameras, parking spot sensors, and access control to parking lots for reserved visitors. Having these systems linked and integrated together allows for a true feel of what the landscape is. Some of this info could be displayed to the public using digital signage. The signage can be funded by advertisements.
29%
How about showing those of us in wheelchairs a bit of kindness and trimming back the bushes that extend across the sidewalks. Suckers rising up from the roots of tree are getting top heavy and bending down rendering the sidewalks impassable without being slapped by these nuisance shoots. It's at its worst right after a rain as we are guaranteed to end up wet.
20%
Micro mobility such as scooters that self drive for on demand use, self locating to charging stations and self reposition to optimal locations for demand management.
13%
Closed to responses | 86 Responses
GLOBAL
Select your favorite idea that cuts across all categories.
Create a new gamified community program that rewards for community improvement actions/research by partnering with event leaders, city agencies, and local businesses. Local businesses, city amenities, and events would get more usage/participation while the community would be educated on what they can do to improve the community while earning rewards for doing so. Challenge Example: If you go to porchfest and post a photo of you and your friends properly using recycling/compositing waste options with specific hashtags then you unlock a $5 off coupon for a restaurant like Strings sports bar in your account. The event gets exposure from the challenge and posts, the event gets greener for the city, and a local business gets promoted/sales. Challenge Example: A beach/street clean up challenge where people from one area of town could be provided a free JTA Flyer bus to shuttle to the beach/street to do clean up. Participants would unlock a discount or free product from a company like Bold Bean Coffee. JTA gets exposure, the city gets cleaner, a local business gets promoted/sales. Challenge Example: Walk or bike to work downtown on specified paths. Specified paths would have built in video analytics for tracking path usage to better understand where potential risks could be and how to better enhance the route to increase use. Doing the challenge would unlock a discount for a local bike shop or healthy food option. The city gets more use out of its amenity and data on how to ensure it remains safe and can be improved in the future. A local business is gets promoted/sales.
53%
Northeast Florida has a vision for its future (First Coast Vision) that is largely not being implemented. No one knows about First Coast Vision, although it does reflect goals for the region that have the support of the Northeast Florida Regional Council. The solution is a real-time Quality of Life Indicator for the region, that reflects the goals of First Coast Vision, the metrics that indicate success and the partners that own each goal.
47%
Closed to responses | 79 Responses
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