Enabling Data & Tech Transformation + Driving Evidence-Based, Research-Informed Policy

By Redefining the City-University Partnership, and Supporting

The Civic Research & Innovation Ecosystem + MetroLab Members’ Projects, Partnerships, and Students

30+ Cities

30+ Universities

100+ Projects

That’s a Wrap: The 2020 Virtual Summit

This year, our summit focused on fragility in the wake of a global pandemic. We explored how civic leaders build resilience in their communities amid crises like COVID-19 and public health, severe weather events, economic distress, and racial injustice. Learn more about the 2020 Summit and check out the recordings from our events.

The Civic Innovation Challenge is Underway

The National Science Foundation, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Department of Homeland Security, has launched the Civic Innovation Challenge, a $9 million research and action competition focused on mobility and resilience priorities. MetroLab contributed to the design of “CIVIC” and is supporting the effort through a cooperative agreement with NSF.

We Highlight Transformative Projects

We showcase impactful tech, data, and innovation projects underway between cities, counties, and universities through our Innovation of the Month series.


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