We bring together the private, public, and academic sectors to innovate and create solutions to urban problems.
Collaboration, Co-Creation, Open Innovation
We work to break down silos that often exist between different levels of government. To do this, we recruit experts and policy makers into two different networks:
On-demand network of 100 experts
Our experts are drawn from academia and also from within the Federal government, through our partnership with the GSA, home to the Technology Transformation Service and the digital consultancy 18F.
100 inclusive metros
Policy leaders from city, state, and regional government.
Capacity Building with Metros*
We enable established companies and startups to come together on an equal footing, to learn from each other and from multiple policy leaders at the city, state, or regional level at a time.
Programs are organized as sprints, focused on solving a single urban problem. The outcome of each sprint is tangible, it can take the form of a set of experiments, a pilot test, or a playbook that identifies policy and other issues that need to be addressed.
*City, State, Regional government
Each cohort is made up of at least 5 policy leaders from city, state, or regional government