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MetroLab annual summit


  • Boulder, Colorado (map)

Annual Summit of MetroLab Network - a group of more than 35 city-university partnerships focused on bringing data, analytics and innovation to city government.

  • Smart City PDX Manager Kevin Martin presents on Thursday, September 19 at 1:30 p.m. on "Mobility Data and the Open Mobility Foundation"

    This session will examine a domain in rapid transition: it will explore the proliferation of new mobility technologies, their impact, and the policy and data frameworks being developed to integrate these tools into cities’ mobility and transportation strategies. The session will highlight the recently launched Open Mobility Foundation, whose founding cities have committed to a specific data standard.

  • Smart City PDX Coordinator Christine Kendrick presents on Thursday, September 19 at 1:30 p.m. on "Using Data to Understand the Environment"
    This session will focus on how local governments and their university partners are using data to better understand and manage their built and natural environment.

  • Kevin and Christine will also participate in the Future of Privacy Forum: Civic Data Privacy Roundtable on Friday, September 20 at 9:15 a.m.
    This roundtable is connected to of the Future of Privacy Forum’s Civic Data Privacy Leaders Network, an NSF-supported peer network of municipal privacy officials. MetroLab is a partner on that NSF award.


MetroLab Network is a collaborative of 45 cities, 6 counties, and 61 universities focused on civic innovation.

Data and technology are poised to transform cities. We believe that partnerships between local governments and universities are critical to effectuate that transformation. We believe that national and international collaboration will streamline civic innovation.

MetroLab was launched as part of the White House Smart Cities Initiative in 2015.