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Each week, we share top news items and messages from the Urban.Us network. Many of the updates are public so you can share this e-mail. If you have trouble accessing private updates, please let us know. 

MuniRent enables municipalities to save money by changing how they access equipment. We've had a good conversation so far. If you have any experience with equipment leasing, the sharing economy or procurement, we'd love to hear what you think. 

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How can you impact 100 cities within 5 years? This is a central question we ask from the first time we meet startups. This is an inside look at how Uber has done it. 

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The water savings chart appeared in my dashboard recently. Last I checked, Rachio users had saved a combined 12,000,000 glasses of water :) There is also the periodic mention of defending veggies from squirrels, but this isn't in reports yet.

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In the coming weeks, we're going to add additional ways to navigate our people directory. What use cases would you like to see?

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Kyle shares his story that led him to create a single wheel, self-balancing skateboard. Or what happens when you combine computer science, electrical engineering, biology, mechanical engineering and meet an inspiring Sicilian machinist. 

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