We help smart cities think for themselves.

Cities thrive on technology. But the benefits of new technologies—and the sacrifices made to accommodate them—aren’t shared fairly.

For more than 20 years, we’ve worked to drive progressive change where cities and technology collide. We help our partners understand and address these challenges by drawing on many toolkits—scenario thinking, urban planning, and engineering ethics.

We measure our success by the appeal of our ideas, the actions they inspire and shape, and the measurable impact on how cities work.

New Work

innovation + strategy

Hunting Unicorns at CityLab DC

Over the last decade, so-called “urbantech” firms have transformed the way people live and work in cities. Are Uber, WeWork, and AirBnB too big to

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