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Ben Levine: MetroLab Welcomes Cleveland State!

Last week, we welcomed Cleveland State University to MetroLab, which joined an existing partnership between Cuyahoga County and Case Western Reserve University. The strengthened partnership came together as part of a effort in Cleveland to drive research, educational opportunities, and economic growth in internet-of-things technologies. These...

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AWS City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge!

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...

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Purposeful, Responsible, and Open Smart Cities

Note: This article originally appeared as a MetroLab Network guest post in Data-Smart Cities Solutions. You can find the original posting and more information about the Data-Smart Cities Solutions here. We are in the early days of smart cities which fuse the physical and the digital realms,...

Ben giving keynote remarks at BARI's event. Photo credit: @BARIboston
Ben Levine: A City-University Partnership Upon a Hill

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...

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Martin O’Malley: Houston Leads the Way with its Urban Data Platform

  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...