Dam Night

Creating a Smart, Resilient Water Future

Today, cities are confronted with a unique challenge: they face budget constraints and aging infrastructure, yet increasing customer expectations. In addition, cities must often deal with the impacts of urbanization, climate change, and an aging workforce. To meet future water needs, cities will need to become more efficient and resilient by investing in “smart,” data-driven technologies. Forming industry partnerships is …

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Innovator Of The Week

Urban Innovator of the Week: Isis Ferguson

Isis Ferguson, Associate Director of City + Community Strategy for Place Lab, admits with a laugh it can be difficult …

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Chicago Skyline Dusk

Smart Cities Development: What is the Role of Insurance?

As a first-of-its kind innovation accelerator, UI LABS works on the front-lines with universities, national laboratories, and industry representatives to …

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NYC Delivery Truck

Interview with Richard Barone: Strategies for Moving Goods in Metropolitan Areas

This interview series is made possible by the Volvo Research and Educational Foundations. Each month we feature a leading thinker …

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SOM Net Zero School

Zero-Net-Energy Schools

In the Marx Brothers comedy classic Duck Soup, Groucho as a nation’s president said, “Why a four-year-old child could understand …

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Dato Maimunah Mohd Sharif

How Seberang Perai’s first female mayor is reducing waste and boosting citizen engagement

By Christopher Swope You’ve heard of the “Three Rs” — reduce, reuse and recycle. And there’s “PPPs” — public-private partnerships. …

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Innovator Of The Week

Urban Innovator of the Week: Pashon Murray

This profile was originally published by Urban Innovation Exchange in partnership with Meeting of the Minds and Kresge Foundation. For …

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Car On Road

Driverless car revolution is coming

This is the second in a series entitled The Future of Mobility, a joint project of CommonWealth and Meeting of …

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Climate Change Bridge

Climate Change: Creating an Abundance of Private Sector Opportunities

The effects of climate change present daunting challenges for government at all levels. And, it’s only going to get worse. …

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