San Antonio looks to eliminate bias within ‘smart city’ planning

StateScoop: San Antonio will aim to ensure that its “smart city” plans reflect the needs of all of its 1.5 million residents by studying biases in data collected about public health and broadband coverage through the city’s community surveys, city officials told StateScoop.

A coalition of municipal agencies, including the Office of Innovation, Metropolitan Health District, Office of Equity and CivTechSA, a public-private organization, will produce an internal report next month with recommendations for the city to eliminate biases and barriers in its annual surveys that, officials said, prevent underserved communities from giving their input on city services.

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