[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Today’s cities and communities are rapidly transforming, thanks to always-on data flows and the proliferation of innovative technologies. MetroLab has always believed that collaboration between local governments, universities, and other stakeholders is necessary to ensure that this transformation...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]Quick Actions lead to Long Term Change Apply by April 17 for grants focused on Smart Cities, transportation, housing or public spacess by Jean Setzfand, Senior Vice President for Programs, AARP Communities are learning laboratories where local leaders are working...

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 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 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...

I had the pleasure of visiting Boston and participating in the Boston Area Research Initiative’s (BARI) recent conference Data-Driven Research, Policy, & Practice: Lessons from Boston, for Boston. It’s no secret that Boston’s terrific universities have been a major factor in driving economic growth in...

  Today's mayors understand that getting things done and making progress requires a "common platform" -- a map that allows citizens, city employees, and the mayor see whether what we are doing together is working or not. I recently had the privilege of visiting Houston and Rice...