MetroLab Partners with Future of Privacy Forum to Advance Civic Data Privacy

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Welcome to MetroLab: City of San Antonio & University of Texas San Antonio

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Guest Post: Quick Actions lead to Long Term Change

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MetroLab Welcomes George Mason University and Fairfax County

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Guest Post: Georgia Tech Initiative Aims to Lift Communities with Smart Technology

Georgia Tech Initiative Aims to Lift Communities with Smart Technology: Inaugural Grant Winners Selected for the Georgia Smart Communities Challenge By Kristi Kirkland, Smart Cities and Inclusive Innovation, Georgia Institute of Technology   [caption id="attachment_4225" align="alignright" width="541"] Georgia Smart Communities Challenge announcement in Albany, GA[/caption] The Georgia Smart Communities...

MetroLab Network Welcomes Four New Partnerships

MetroLab is excited to welcome new members to the network: Gainesville, Florida, joining University of Florida (already a MetroLab member) Guilford County, North Carolina and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro Wilmington, Delaware and the University of Delaware and Delaware State University ...

Upcoming Report: Technology for Civic Data Integration

MetroLab Network is partnering with the the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership (NNIP) and Actionable Intelligence for Social Policy (AISP) to co-develop a new report on Understanding the Information Architecture for Civic Innovation, Research, and Evaluation. The aim is to better equip states and local governments...

MetroLab Crosses the Pond

Earlier this month, we joined a delegation of midwest city and university officials from MetroLab member cities, the UK Science and Innovation Network and the British Consulate-General, Chicago Prosperity Office for a trip to London, Bristol, and Glasgow.  We set out to learn more about...

Bill Fulton: How a University can serve a City

As part of the Houston community, Rice University is committed to helping the city address its most pressing issues. That’s why Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research has partnered with the city to develop the Houston Solutions Lab.  The Lab has a single mission: to...