In June, Accela hosted a webinar featuring Civic Insight, a new app that can help agencies make better use of underutilized spaces such as empty storefronts, abandoned homes or vacant lots.
These properties are an unfortunate reality in many cities, but with the right tools and strategies in place, you can harness the energy and creativity of motivated citizens and local organizations to help your agency reclaim the lost value of these underused spaces more quickly and effectively.
And it’s not just about blight and neighborhood revitalization—even agencies experiencing rapid growth can benefit. For example, with Civic Insight, the City of Palo Alto is enabling residents, developers, and city staff throughout Palo Alto to receive real-time notifications regarding the status of individual permits, as well as understand citywide trends in construction and development, all within Civic Insight’s easy-to-use, citizen-friendly interface.
To learn more about what Civic Insight can do for your agency, and to see a demo of Civic Insight in New Orleans, watch the following recorded webinar featuring Alex Pandel, Co-Founder of Civic Insight.
In just 30 minutes, you’ll learn:
- Why local organizations and businesses need access to simple, accurate information about properties in their community, and how existing transparency tools aren’t cutting it.
- How to streamline communication channels with your citizens to lighten the load on your agency staff as well as boost citizen satisfaction.
- How Civic Insight allows you to achieve these outcomes without imposing any change in workflow or additional tasks upon your staff.
- How to integrate Civic Insight with your Accela solution.
Today, Accela powers thousands of services and millions of transactions for more than 500 public agencies worldwide, enabling governments to connect with citizens and streamline processes related to land management, asset management, licensing, and public health & safety