A community staple and fan favorite, ImprovBoston has a devout following but is always looking to find its next loyal customer. Advertising on Soofa Signs in premier locations across Boston and Cambridge is helping them do just that.
After being selected as an early adopter of the Soofa Sign in 2017, the City of Atlanta has now deployed Soofa Signs in its greatest neighborhoods and uses the robust network to expand the reach of its 311 communications.
The City deployed Soofa Signs to solve the problem of not being able to deliver real-time bus arrival information at every stop along the Downtown Loop. The Signs solve this problem while also providing the City an important new platform to reach and engage locals and visitors alike.
Today is Valentine's Day. In Spain, everyone gives their friends a book. In Germany you would even be lucky if you get a rose, and in the States girls are spoiled with candy, dinners and jewelry - hopefully. At Soofa, we make love posts and where better to start than in our own community at Soofa. We have a Soofa Sign at our office entrance.
Every year, the harsh reality of winter sets in, and over the coming months much of the United States bundles up. With shorter days, plummeting temperatures and cloudy skies many of us have the urge to burrow under a blanket, but inevitably cabin fever sets in and we force ourselves to venture out. The cold has a unique way of bringing people together, there is a twisted sense of solidarity knowing that others are freezing too.
Fresh off the plane from Colorado Springs last Thursday, Soofa organized the latest edition of the Smart City Workshop series hosted by the Georgia Institute of Technology and the City of Atlanta’s SmartATL team.
As a six time winner of the National Recreation and Park Association’s (NRPA) national gold medal for excellence in parks and recreation, Prince George’s County always wants to be at the forefront of the parks and recreation industry by testing new technology and executing on big ideas to improve its parks for its community.
We're engaging our community with beautiful art and unique content. We wanted to share some of our favorite pieces to date.
Last month, we spoke on the Tech Innovations In Parks panel at the City Parks Alliance Greater and Greener Conference in Minneapolis. We were thrilled to share the stage with Los Angeles Recreation and Parks, Denver Parks and Recreation, and the Land Art Generator. The panel was moderated by our good friends at the National Recreation and Park Association, with whom we’ve partnered on events like the Boston Innovation Lab and collaborated on articles examining the role technology plays in parks.
The team from the City of Las Cruces not only wants to know what happens at one location or in one moment in time, but also how certain activities or new developments have a ripple effect across the entire downtown core.
See how we analyzed over 3.6 million rows of data to tell a story about just how busy the 2017 Boston Marathon was.
When faced with a nearly $400,000 capital expenditure to provide free public WiFi to residents and visitors, the City of Las Cruces paused and asked the important question, how many people actually spend time downtown? The City partnered with Soofa to measure pedestrian traffic and analyze the patterns of use. Learn more about how the City is transforming Soofa data into information to help make key strategic decisions.
The NYC Department of Small Business Services recently launched the fifth round of Neighborhood Challenge, a competition designed to invest in community-based development organizations who partner with technology companies to create and implement tools that address neighborhood scale issues and opportunities. Soofa was invited to participate and collaborate.
How does Portage, a small, lively city of just under 50,000 residents in Southwest Michigan improve quality of life, attract visitors, and engage its community - making it a natural place to move? By having the desire to be first to test new technologies and follow through on making sure they are successfully implemented and used by the public.
Written to help cities deploy internet of things technologies in a responsible manner, the City of New York's Internet Of Things Guidelines were published late last year and have been adopted by cities across the globe. Soofa's smart parks deployment with the New York City Parks Department was the first project to follow the guidelines, and helped inform their structure.
Get reliable and accurate baseline data on park use - without counting by hand
Measure the success of events and programming strategies
Make better decisions for capital improvement projects
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The Park District of Oak Park is one of Soofa's first early adopters of the Soofa Pro sensor, which measures pedestrian traffic in outdoor public spaces. This case study shares insights into the project, data visualizations, lessons learned, and next steps to maximize the value of Soofa Pro data to the Park District's operations.
Since launching the Soofa Beta Cities network in May of 2016, we have been developing Soofa Pro, the sensor embedded version of the Soofa Bench and Soofa Core. Our sensor measures pedestrian activity in public spaces and we provide this data in an easy to use monthly report as well as through raw data exports and an API. In this post we detail the analytic tools available and how they are currently being used by our beta partners like NYC Parks, the Park District of Oak Park, IL, and many more.
From the beginning our mission has been to create smarter, more social, and more sustainable cities. As we look back on 2016 and reflect on where we’ve come since this time last year, we wanted to share our successes and challenges, and look ahead to what’s coming in 2017.
Today Soofa announced the launch of the Soofa Sign with the City of Boston and the Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics. Mayor Martin J. Walsh is the first in the country to pilot this new technology which provides a new platform for the Mayor and the City to connect with residents and visitors. The Soofa Sign is the latest product in Soofa's smart urban furniture ecosystem that improves the quality of life for citizens while generating data for city leaders to make more informed decisions.
Free public wifi, the most ambitious downtown development project in the Hudson Valley, 100% renewable energy, cohesive marketing and storytelling; these are just some of the things the City is doing to compete for the future. Check out this exclusive interview with New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson and Luiz Aragon, Commissioner of Development to learn more.