City Innovate had a busy month with the kick-off of the first Scale X project with 4 cities and getting ready for more. Please enjoy our latest newsletter to read about accomplishments, new announcements, and upcoming events.

WHAT WE HAVE BEEN UP TO

LOS ANGELES, OAKLAND, VICTORIA B.C. AND CHATTANOOGA ADAPTING THE URBAN MOBILITY PLAYBOOK FOR THEIR OWN NEEDS

April 3-4, 2017, San Francisco + Oakland, CA

ScaleXTransportation executives from these four cities met for “Scale X” with their counterparts from Miami-Dade County for two days in the first session of City Innovate’s project. Following City Innovate’s Collider methodology the two days were spent on intense exchanges and to learn from the Miami-Dade transportation improvement initiative. Each city defined their own objectives in urban mobility and selected which use cases it will use to localize and create a playbook for their own city. The meeting included a visit to Oakland, where the transportation policy director shared insights into Oakland’s mobility plans (picture). The group will meet for the next session on 31st of May, the eve of the BRIDGE 2017 summit.

“KEEPING AMERICA’S INNOVATIVE EDGE” REPORT BY THE ATLANTIC COUNCIL PUBLISHED

April 4, Washington DC

Last October, a delegation from the Atlantic Council visited City Innovate at Superpublic, San Francisco as part of their research to understand the future of tech innovation and entrepreneurship. Their exhaustive efforts culminated in a report, released on April 4th, entitled “Keeping America’s Innovative Edge.” The report offers a strategic framework for how the United States can retain its edge as the world’s leading innovator. Broadly, through increased research and development, retooling our workforce for a 21st century economy, and protecting ideas and intellectual property, the Atlantic Council believes that American technological innovation can continue to drive economic prosperity and global preeminence for the foreseeable future. More specifically, they encourage state and local governments to take proactive steps to foster rich tech hubs through attracting top talent and providing better access to capital.
We congratulate the Atlantic Council on this phenomenal and important contribution to American innovation, and look forward to continuing to build meaningful partnerships between our organizations in the future!

ANNOUNCEMENTS

BRIDGE 2017 SUMMIT MOUNTAIN VIEW AND SAN FRANCISCO

May 31 and 1st June, 2017

We are excited to open up the limited tickets sale for the annual Bridge 2017 summit in Mountain View and our headquarters in San Francisco. Most of the tickets have been pre-sold to cities, members of City Innovate and partners for this years summit. We have only 50 tickets left for a very focused summit this year on autonomous vehicles, making payments work for cities, connecting our cities in an equitable manner and much more. Please take a look at the full program here and get those tickets before we run out of tickets as there is limited capacity at our headquarters in San Francisco.
There are no more speaking slots but for sponsorship opportunities please get in touch with us at community@cityinnovate.org.
The three themes this year include: Mobility and Transportation with emphasis on autonomous vehicles, Sustainability and Resiliency with emphasis on how design and technology accelerate resilient cities, and Connected Cities with a focus on Vehicle to Everything connectivity.

SMART CITIES CONFERENCE “SMART TEXAS REVOLUTION”

April 20-21, 2017, Dallas, TX

TexasCity Innovate will moderate the best practices & lessons learned panel at the first smart cities conference in Dallas, TX, on April 20-21.

The Smart Texas Revolution conference is designed “by cities, for cities” and aims to lay the foundation for a smart cities strategy for Texan cities. The goals of the conference include to provide education on smart cities and how cities across Texas can prepare for the future, to create a program that speaks to questions and issues currently under discussion, and to provide a forum for collaboration at the regional and state level. The conference is organized by the Dallas Innovation Alliance. To register please click here.