2023 - 2024 MetroLab Members

MetroLab is an international peer network of academics and policymakers focused on civic research & innovation. Our members are universities and local governments, partnered to advance research-informed, evidence-based policy and enable data and technology transformation.




Aurora, IL

Boston, MA
Boston University
Carnegie Mellon University
Case Western Reserve University
Georgia Tech
Guilford County

KC Digital Drive

Kirkland, WA
Illinois State University
Lane County, OR

Lawrence, KS
Miami-Dade County

Placer County, CA

Portland, OR

Portland State University

Quincy, MA

Sacramento State University

San Antonio, TX
Seattle, WA
Sierra College
South Bend, IN

Tampa, FL

University of California, San Diego

University of Connecticut 
University of Missouri, Kansas City
University of North Carolina, Greensboro
University of Notre Dame
University of Pennsylvania

University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
University of Washington
William Jessup University


Alexandria, VA

Asheville, NC

Austin, TX

Lewis & Clark College

Metro Government of Nashville & Davidson Co., TN
Normal, IL
Pittsburgh, PA
Syracuse, NY

Tempe, AZ

University of Bristol
University of Georgia

University of Liverpool

Vanderbilt University

2023-2024 Programming

Monthly First Friday Roundtables

Virtual convenings on certain topic areas such data governance,
community engagement, climate change and decarbonization. Each organization will have 4 minutes to talk about what they are doing, and we’ll end with a facilitated Q+A between members.

Student Programming

MetroLab is growing our programming to serve member students directly. This includes a student prize competition, awarding a cash prize to students who are working on projects to better their local community, as well as highlighting and matchmaking opportunities for internships and fellowships.

Policy Taskforce

We are creating a policy task force on key focus areas. The goal is to publish best practices and policy models, reviewed by local government and academia at a national level. MetroLab will staff this effort, hosting quarterly meetings.


MetroLab is available to match and connect local government and universities/colleges across the country to collaborate on research needs with specific expertise.

Member Dial-Ins

MetroLab leadership will meet with you 1×1, twice a year. This will help us better support you and amplify your accomplishments..

Strategic Partnerships

MetroLab has a number of member and affiliate exclusive strategic opportunities. 

Our 1st member-only opportunity with INRIX is now closed. Stay tuned for updates on that effort and future partneships.