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Across the network cities and universities are making strides to develop new tools and technologies to improve our urban centers. The MetroLab blog highlights these stories and accomplishments.  It features articles written by advisory board members, MetroLab staff, and network members. Our blog is also published on Medium, so be sure to follow us there to stay up to date on our postings!

MetroLab Welcomes George Mason University and Fairfax County

We're pleased to announce the latest members to join the MetroLab fold: George Mason University and Fairfax County. With the addition of this new partnership, MetroLab now includes 44 cities, 6 counties and 60 universities. Fairfax County and George Mason University are joining the network with...

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...

Announcing New MetroLab Network Member Cities

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...

Bright Spots in a Darkened Landscape

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...

AWS Announces Winners from City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge

Today, AWS announced the winners of the 2017 AWS City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge at the AWS Public Sector Summit in Washington, DC. They recognized 19 winners across the three award categories of the competition – Best Practices, Dream Big, and Partners in Innovation. The competition was designed...

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