City Innovate has exciting developments planned for 2017. Please enjoy our latest newsletter to read about our latest accomplishments, new announcements, and upcoming events.

WHAT WE HAVE BEEN UP TO

$11 MILLION INNOVATIVE TRANSPORTATION GRANT ANNOUNCEMENT

January 6, 2017, San Francisco

In early January at Superpublic, The US Transportation Department awarded San Francisco $11 million to develop innovative transportation technology aimed at reducing traffic congestion in the city. At the announcement, the US Secretary of Transportation, the Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx, Mayor of San Francisco Edwin M. Lee, and Kamran Saddique, Executive Director at City Innovate Foundation were present.

You can read about the announcement here.

USCMCREATION OF “NETWORK OF CITIES” TO SCALE SOLUTIONS TO URBAN PROBLEMS

January 19, 2017, Washington D.C.

During the 2017 U.S. Conference of Mayors Winter Meeting, Mayor of San Francisco Edwin M. Lee, and Kamran Saddique, Executive Director at City Innovate Foundation announced the “Network of Cities” that will participate in the upcoming phase of City Innovate’s “Scale X program” to enhance public transit by adapting its Urban Mobility playbook for each city. The participating cities include Oakland, Chattanooga, Miami-Dade County and Los Angeles. The program starts in early March and will be hosted in Miami and San Francisco.

You can read more about the announcement here: http://cityinnovate.org/topic/press/

RELEASE OF URBAN MOBILITY PLAYBOOK 

Coming March 2017

In the coming weeks, City Innovate will be releasing its inaugural Urban Mobility Playbook, which will be focused on Open Backend Integration. This playbook was built by City Innovate, in partnership with Microsoft, Cubic, Siemens, Lyft, Zipcar, and Neighborland. It contains 15 use cases, each of which contribute to at least one of three strategic objectives and improve urban mobility for at least one of five key stakeholders. Additional examples of playbook contents include solution approaches, empirical data analysis, community feedback from residents of Miami-Dade County, technical information such as system architecture, interfaces, and application programming interfaces, and policy and technology principles.

In March, this playbook will be scaled to our Network of Cities, who will then be able to apply these technical details, methodologies, and principles to their own cities to accelerate their work to improve urban mobility.

VOICE AMERICA: CITY INNOVATE’S COO ON THE RADIO ON “KEYS TO A SMART CITY”

Graham-show-descriptionJanuary 31, 2017

City Innovate’s Gert Christen joined other smart city experts for a panel on Voice America. Hosted by Bonnie D. Graham, the talk show focused on how public-private sector partnerships can help accelerate smarty city initiatives. Gert drew from his experiences helping lead City Innovate and Superpublic to discuss how important mutually beneficial partnerships are, and how it is critical to strategically combine skills and resources from both sectors to develop win-win outcomes. You can hear the segment online here on Voice America.

UPCOMING EVENTS

BRIDGE 2017

May 31st and 1st June, 2017

City Innovate is pleased to announce the 2017 date for the annual summit of BRIDGE. For tickets, speaking and 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 and drones, Sustainability and Resiliency with emphasis on energy and water and finally Digital Divide with an emphasis on affordable access.