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Thunderbird at ASU to Power Downtown Phoenix Virtual Reality Experiencehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/mayors-office/2653Mayor's Office2/9/2023 3:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2653/News from the Office of.jpgThunderbird at ASU to Power Downtown Phoenix Virtual Reality Experience<div class="ExternalClass01DA774010044F2391B9EBB6BA121A2B"><html> <p>​​Thunderbird School of Global Management (Thunderbird) at Arizona State University (ASU), in collaboration with the City of Phoenix, presents an unparalleled augmented reality scavenger hunt experience, 'Phoenix: The Global City of the Future,' from Thursday, Feb. 9 through Saturday, Feb. 11.<br><br>The greater Phoenix community are invited to visit <a href="https://www.google.com/maps/place/Thunderbird+School+of+Global+Management/%4033.4526153%2c-112.0717441%2c15z/data=%214m2%213m1%211s0x0:0xd32691babcf75096?sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiTpv6Pwuj8AhVxPkQIHUaDAdgQ_BJ6BAh0EAg" target="_blank">Thunderbird Global Headquarters</a> to explore a variety of unique, virtual reality attractions, including the state-of-the-art Innovation Center. Once inside, attendees can interact with others, play games on one of three global collaboration tables, and experience guided tours in a 4D immersive Positron chair.<br><br>Join Thunderbird, and the city of Phoenix with a first-of-its-kind attraction, a city-wide virtual reality scavenger hunt. Created to display not only historical locations but also future-forward locations such as Thunderbird Global Headquarters.<br><br>“Phoenix is leading in innovative technologies, including immersive experiences that advance learning at all ages," said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. “Powered by Thunderbird at ASU, the AR activation looks at Phoenix sites past, present, and future. This demonstration of technology offers engaging interactions which are the future of marketing, business, and workforce development. Experience the future in Phoenix."<br><br>Participants can explore downtown Phoenix as it was and where it's going. This will be an unrivaled digital experience right up to the door of the biggest sporting event in the nation. Get started by stopping by any of the <a href="https://thunderbird.asu.edu/fan-experience" target="_blank">locations</a> and scan the QR code to begin. This special experience offers attendees an opportunity to engage in augmented reality as they discover historical sites across downtown Phoenix.<br><br>"Discover the future of education and technology at Thunderbird Global Headquarters, the most technologically-advanced building of any leadership and management school in the world," said Dr. Sanjeev Khagram, Director General and Dean of Thunderbird. "Civic engagement is an integral part of the Thunderbird experience, and we are thrilled to partner with the City of Phoenix to bring this augmented reality experience to our communities while highlighting Phoenix as a global city of the future."<br><br>Attendees will also be able to view the solar system in the Haas Digital Global Forum and witness live data projected onto a touchless, controlled custom LED sphere. Thunderbird's Metaverse lab will also be open; here, volumetric capture technology will take a 3D rendering of participants, creating a digital twin of themselves that can be used in virtual reality experiences.<br><br>The official kick-off event will take place Friday, Feb. 10, from 4 to 5 p.m. inside Thunderbird's Haas Digital Global Forum. Enjoy international-themed food trucks, live music from Thunderbird students, dancing, and songs from around the world.<br><br>Other key events include:<br></p> <ul> <li> <p>Pub Night on <strong>Thursday, Feb. 9</strong> at Thunderbird's rooftop pub on the fifth floor. Light appetizers will be provided at 8 p.m. MST.</p> </li> <li> <p>On <strong>Friday, Feb. 10</strong>, from 12 to 1 p.m. MST, join Dean Khagram for a special event with David Knower, chairman of the advisory board of the European League of Football and a 1985 graduate of Thunderbird. During​ the event, Knower will speak specifically on the globalization of the NFL. Due to limited capacity, please <a href="https://specialevents.asu.edu/t-birdfutureisphoenix" target="_blank">RSVP to attend</a>.</p> </li> </ul> <p>​Events will take place at Thunderbird's technologically-advanced Global Headquarters building on the ASU Downtown Phoenix campus, located <a href="https://www.google.com/maps/place/Thunderbird+School+of+Global+Management/%4033.4526153%2c-112.0717441%2c15z/data=%214m2%213m1%211s0x0:0xd32691babcf75096?sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjjwfS2k_X8AhXBSjABHfurBT4Q_BJ6BAheEAg" target="_blank">401 N. 1st St., Phoenix, AZ 85004</a>. The experiences will take place Thursday, Feb. 9: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Friday, Feb. 10: 2 p.m. –  10 p.m.; and Saturday, Feb. 11: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.<br><br>Please note: to experience the augmented reality content directly, individuals must first download the VueXR app, and then can begin scanning the QR codes located throughout Thunderbird Global Headquarters and downtown Phoenix.<br><br>For more information, including the entertainment schedule and complete details, visit our <a href="https://thunderbird.asu.edu/fan-experience" target="_blank">website</a>.<br><br><strong>For Journalists: Media are invited to attend for the Official Kick-Off on Friday, Feb. 10, from 4 to 5 p.m. Please RSVP to Dasi Danzig, Sr. Media Relations Officer, by email: </strong><a href="mailto:dasi@asu.edu" target="_blank"><strong>dasi@asu.edu</strong></a><strong> or call/text: 480-268-6766.</strong><br><br>###<br><br><strong>About Arizona State University</strong><br>Arizona State University has developed a new model for the American Research University, creating an institution that is committed to access, excellence and impact. ASU measures itself by those it includes, not by those it excludes. As the prototype for a New American University, ASU pursues research that contributes to the public good, and ASU assumes major responsibility for the economic, social and cultural vitality of the communities that surround it. To learn more, please visit <a href="http://asu.edu/" target="_blank">ASU.edu</a>. <br><br><strong>About Thunderbird School of Global Management</strong><br>Thunderbird School of Global Management is a unit of the Arizona State University Enterprise. For more than 75 years, Thunderbird has been the vanguard of global management and leadership education, creating inclusive and sustainable prosperity worldwide by educating global leaders capable of tackling the world's greatest challenges. Thunderbird's Master of Global Management was ranked No. 1 in the world for 2019 by the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education. To learn more, visit <a href="https://thunderbird.asu.edu/" target="_blank">thunderbird.asu.edu</a>.<br></p> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/mayorNewsmayors-officeMayorMayor's OfficeStephanie Barnes602-316-0958 stephanie.barnes@phoenix.govhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/42/Stephanie_Barnes.jpgMayorGallego

 

 

City of Phoenix Hosts Its Largest Neighborhood Tree Planting Event of the Seasonhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/environmental-programs/3039Environment & Sustainability3/1/2024 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3039/image000001.JPGCity of Phoenix Hosts Its Largest Neighborhood Tree Planting Event of the Season<div class="ExternalClassCAA0A79D70654191B18E50FFF6932A6A"><html> <p>​<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">​The </span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">City of Phoenix is planting approximately 200</span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> 24" box trees for grant recipients living in a Westwood neighborhood on Saturday, March 2, marking it as the biggest City-sponsored neighborhood tree planting event of the season.</span></p> <p>“Planting trees across Phoenix not only enhances the beauty of our neighborhoods but also puts in motion our strategic vision for urban forestry. These trees represent our commitment to shade equity and climate resilience, ensuring that every resident enjoys the benefits of a greener, cooler, and more inviting environment," said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego.</p> <p>Last fall, the Office of Heat Response and Mitigation launched its Community Canopy grant program which offers free trees and tree planting support for residents and neighborhoods in <a href="https://www.huduser.gov/portal/sadda/sadda_qct.html" target="_blank">Qualified Census Tracts (QCTs)</a>. </p> <p>"I am incredibly proud to represent such a vibrant and engaged community," Councilwoman Laura Pastor said. “It brings me great joy to see so many of my constituents taking advantage of the Community Canopy grant program, as it not only beautifies our neighborhoods but also has numerous environmental benefits."</p> <p>Trees for the tree planting are being supplied by <a href="https://www.treeland.com/" target="_blank">Treeland Nurseries</a> and contractor <a href="https://westcoastarborists.com/" target="_blank">West Coast Arborists</a> will plant trees for grant recipients. In addition, each resident will receive a supply bag equipped with an irrigation timer, a moisture meter, a 100-foot hose, two t-shirts as well as information on their trees and how to care for them. </p> <p>“The goal of these tree plantings is to provide more shade to homes in Phoenix neighborhoods as well as bring communities together. A lot of these residents are meeting their neighbors for the first time," says Urban Tree Project Manager Lora Martens. “These tree plantings in front line communities, are truly improving the tree equity gap in our city." </p> <p>The grant program is funded through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and <a href="https://phoenix-gov.formstack.com/forms/community_canopy_grant_application" target="_blank">applications</a> for the Community Canopy grant program are still being accepted. Residents interested in getting trees planted in their neighborhood can submit their application online at <a href="/heat" target="_blank">Phoenix.gov/heat</a>. All projects must be completed by Dec. 31. <br><br></p> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/oepNews
E-scooter Program to Expand to 24/7 Schedule on March 1https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/street-transportation/3038Street Transportation2/29/2024 8:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3038/Micromobility Program_3032_Newsroom.jpgE-scooter Program to Expand to 24/7 Schedule on March 1<div class="ExternalClassCC10D341742347EABCEF5329D9797C5C"><html> <p>​The Phoenix Street Transportation Department will expand operation of its Shared Micromobility Program to 24 hours a day, seven days a week effective at midnight on Friday, March 1. The program currently operates daily from 5 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. The 24/7 schedule of operation will be done as a six-month pilot program, during which usage data and other metrics will be reviewed.<br></p> <p>Launched permanently in January 2023 with vendors Lime and Spin, the program includes the shared rental use of e-scooters, e-bikes, traditional pedal bikes and adaptive bikes. The program currently operates in the city's downtown core, as well as areas to the south, west and east of downtown.​ </p> <p> <a href="/newssite/_layouts/15/Catalog.aspx?Url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Ephoenix%2Egov%2Fstreetssite%2FMediaAssets%2FPhoenix%5FMicromobility%5FProgram%5FBoundary%5FMap%2Epng" target="_blank">View the Shared Micromobility Program boundary map</a> </p> <p>During the 24/7 pilot program, customers using the vehicles between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. will be required to take a late-night rider reaction test available through each respective vendor's app. </p> <p>Various vendors have operated e-scooters in downtown Phoenix since September 2019 as part of a city-managed pilot program. In December 2022, City Council authorized the Street Transportation Department to finalize an agreement with Lime and Spin to be the official vendors when the pilot program ended. The permanent program began in January 2023.</p> <p>Additional information about the Shared Micromobility​ Program is available at <a href="/streets/scooters" target="_blank">Phoenix.gov/Scooters</a>.<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/streetsNews
Pool Fence Safety Program Funding Availablehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/fire/3037Fire2/28/2024 4:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/p0Q4z6wI2ssPool Fence Safety Program Funding Available<div class="ExternalClassDCF62A084C614DA080FA4F7147242843"><html> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">The Phoenix Fire Department prides itself in prioritizing water safety and working to prevent drownings. In 2022, the Phoenix Fire Department rebranded its water safety campaign as “DrowningZero.” The goal to accomplish zero drownings with zero access to unsafe bodies of water. But we know we can’t do this alone. </span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559685":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":240}"> <br> </span> </p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">The Phoenix Fire Department has a longstanding tradition of working alongside community partners including the United Phoenix Firefighters Local 493.</span></p><p> </p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">In collaboration with Child Crisis Arizona, SRP and the 493 Firefighter Foundation, the group is proud to bring back the Pool Fence Safety Program to enhance water safety in our community. This initiative aims to provide free pool fences to eligible families with children aged six or younger living in owner-occupied homes within Maricopa County. By addressing water safety concerns, we strive to prevent accidents and promote child safety around pools.</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559685":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":240}"> </span></p><p> </p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">To qualify for the program, families must meet specific eligibility criteria, including income qualification and residency within Maricopa County. Applications must be submitted by March 24, 2024, and include bids from licensed pool fence contractors. Funding awarded through the program is directed to pool vendors, ensuring families receive the necessary safety measures.</span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> </span></p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">We encourage eligible families to apply for this vital safety measure, prioritizing water safety in their homes and safeguarding their children from potential hazards.</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559685":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":240}"> </span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> </span></p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">To apply for the Pool Fence Safety Program, visit: </span> <a rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" href="https://childcrisisaz.org/pool-fence-safety-program/"> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">https://childcrisisaz.org/pool-fence-safety-program/</span> </span></a></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/fireVideo

 

 

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