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...

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...

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...

MetroLab Network is pleased to welcome two new partnerships to our network: Chattanooga, with the University of Tennessee Chattanooga and Nashville, with Vanderbilt University.  MetroLab now includes 41 cities, 4 counties and 55 universities.   Both Chattanooga and Nashville have long standing partnerships with their universities...

NOTE:  This article was authored by Ben Hecht, President and CEO of Living Cities. You can find the original piece here. 279 mayors across the United States have committed their cities to meeting climate change goals set out in the Paris Agreement, despite the Trump administration’s decision to...

Earlier this week, I participated in the Triangle Smart Cities Summit, where we welcomed North Carolina State University and the City of Raleigh to MetroLab Network. The event, hosted by NC State, gathered leaders from the Research Triangle Region interested in urban technology and innovation....

The City of Bellevue, in partnership with Microsoft, the University of Washington (UW) and a number of cities, private sector companies, research universities and nonprofit organizations,  is launching a new partnership- Video Analytics Towards Vision Zero- which aims to use footage from traffic cameras across...

Last week, we welcomed Cleveland State University to MetroLab, which joined an existing partnership between Cuyahoga County and Case Western Reserve University. The strengthened partnership came together as part of a effort in Cleveland to drive research, educational opportunities, and economic growth in internet-of-things technologies. These...

MetroLab Network is excited to be partnering with Amazon Web Services (AWS) for the 2017 Annual Summit. Amazon’s commitment to civic technology aligns with our mission to cultivate partnerships that drive innovation and help solve challenges facing urban areas. The AWS cloud allows civic-minded organizations...

Note: This article originally appeared as a MetroLab Network guest post in Data-Smart Cities Solutions. You can find the original posting and more information about the Data-Smart Cities Solutions here. We are in the early days of smart cities which fuse the physical and the digital realms,...