Government Technology: At a recent block party in San Diego, streetlights turned out to be the occasion to celebrate.
Some 300 residents turned out for a recent community gathering, curious to learn more about a city program to outfit 3,200 lamps with a buffet of sensors that might ultimately aid in determining where infrastructure resources need to be deployed, or even what makes for the best walk to school.
“I get excited by this type of technology,” remarked David Graham, deputy chief operating officer for the city of San Diego. “But at the core, we’re delivering services better to the public. And it’s about the people, rather than about the technology.