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Smart City Case Studies

Case studies on smart city trends and initiatives to balance privacy, security and public safety.


Gender-based Violence in the U.S. affects 1 out of 3 women in their lifetime.

Domestic Terrorism

Hate crimes and misogynistic violence are not limited to mass violence events.

A City's Journey to Smart Solutions

A deep dive into the City of Oakland provides many teachable moments for other cities looking to balance privacy, security and public safety in the future smart city.

in Oakland, California

Formation of the
Privacy Advisory Commission

From Defund to Refund in 6 months

A Public Safety Crisis
in the City of Oakland

Racially/Ethnically Motivated Violent Extremism

Impacts of Asian Hate
on Oakland Chinatown

As Featured on Homeland Security Today

Smart News

A City's Journey to Smart Solutions: The Oakland Series

Center of Public Safety for Women (CPSW)

CPSW Issues.

Gender-based Violence (GBV) is a critical challenge worldwide and affects 1 in 3 women in the U.S.

Campus Safety

1 in 4 females experience sexual assault while in college

Safe Space

1 in 3 women have experienced stalking at some point in their lives

Gun control

Loopholes in gun laws leave survivors of domestic abuse and stalking vulnerable to future gun violence


Immigration reforms are needed for protections for survivors to feel safe coming forward in any case involving GBV


GBV is pervasive in the United States.

What is GBV?

GBV encompasses verbal and physical actions, sexual harassment and assault, rape and other forms of abusive behavior.

Data on GBV is Challenging

Many do not report sexual assault and data is widely considered to be underreported.

Women ages 18-24

in college are 3 times more likely than women in general to experience GBV.

Impacts of GBV

Rape survivors are the largest group of persons with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Every 68 seconds

someone in the United States is sexually assaulted


report experiencing sexual harassment and/or assault in their lifetime

Population Economic Burden

in medical costs, lost work productivity, criminal justice costs and other.


of rape and sexual assault each year in the U.S.

As Defined by the FBI

Domestic Terrorism

The US Government divides Domestic Terrorism (DT) threats into several threat categories.

Two of these categories include:

Racially or Ethnically Motivated Violent Extremism: This threat encompasses the potentially unlawful use or threat of force or violence in furtherance of ideological agendas derived from bias, often related to race or ethnicity, held by the actor against others or a given population group. Racially or Ethnically Motivated Violent Extremists purport to use both political and religious justifications to support their racially- or ethnically-based ideological objectives and criminal activities.

All Other Domestic Terrorism Threats: This category encompasses threats involving the potentially unlawful use or threat of force or violence in furtherance of ideological agendas which are not otherwise defined under or primarily motivated by one of the other Domestic Terrorism threat categories. Such agendas could flow from, but are not limited to, a combination of personal grievances and beliefs, including those described in the other Domestic Terrorism threat categories. Some actors in this category may also carry bias related to religion, gender, or sexual orientation.

Gender-Based Violence


Racially/Ethnically Motivated Violent Extremism