2022 - 2023 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 University
Bloomington, IL
Carnegie Mellon University
Cary, NC
Carlsbad, CA
Case Western Reserve University
Cornell Tech
Eastern Tennessee State University
Georgia Tech
Guilford County
Hennepin County, MN
Illinois State University
Illinois Wesleyan University
Kirkland, WA
Lane County, OR
Lawrence, KS
Lincoln, NE
Louisville Metro, KY
Miami-Dade County
Normal, IL

Northeastern University
Pearland, TX
Placer County, CA
Portland State University
Portland, OR
Purdue University
Sacramento State University
Seattle, WA
Sierra College
South Bend, IN
Tampa, FL
University of Chicago
University of Massachusetts, Lowell
University of Missouri, Kansas City
University of North Carolina, Greensboro
University of Notre Dame
University of Pennsylvania
University of Washington
William Jessup University


Amherst, MA

Asheville, NC
Burlington, WA
Desert Research Institute
Glasgow City Council
Independence, MO
Jefferson County, CO
Marquette University

Metro Government of Nashville & Davidson Co., TN
Middle Tennessee State University
Normal, IL
Oakland, CA
Parkville, MO
Pittsburgh, PA
Syracuse University
Texas Research Alliance

University of Bristol
University of Georgia
University of Oregon

Vanderbilt University
Wichita State University

2023 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.