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“Enlightened beneficence is not going to solve the problem of climate change. Only when self-interest acts are also climate-friendly acts will success be possible.”
- Climate of Hope: How Cities, Businesses and Citizens can save the planet.

Mayor Bloomberg’s work in NYC pointed to the urbantech opportunity that led us to start Urban Us. His latest book explains how cities, citizens and markets will solve climate change.

#startup_candidates

• Smarter Sorting - turn chemical waste into salable products.

• Voyhoy - multimodal travel for Latin America.


#goodreading

• How Online Shopping Makes Suckers of Us All

• Steve Ballmer’s new project sheds light on U.S. government spending H/T Jonathon Ende

• 2011 10K for USA Inc by Mary Meaker (for comparison with above) H/T Mike Rosengarten

• Here’s Why Juicero’s Press is So Expensive

• More Americans now work full-time from home than walk and bike to office jobs

• How not to create traffic jams, pollution and urban sprawl H/T Riley Rodgers

• Oslo: The Journey to Car-free H/T Lance Legel

• The Rise of the Smart City H/T Adnan Mahmud

• Curated links from The Foundry @ Cornell Tech H/T Arnaud Sahuguet


#opportunities

• Smart Cities NYC is May 3rd to May 6th (use the discount code URBANUS for 10% off)

• URBAN-X Demo Day is May 4th

• Resilient Melbourne Citymart Challenge

• NYC BigApps Deadline is April 30th

• Microsoft & mySociety: What We’ve Learned About Civic Tech in Cities

• The 2017 J.M.K. Innovation Prize deadline is tomorrow


#urban_us

• Founders of Mark43 on Launching, Long-Term Vision

• Starcity is now live in San Francisco

• Rachio leads smart home industry as first to earn B Corp certification

• Ecomo sold out within a week in Brookstone China

• Flair is Growing


#asks
Let us know what you think of our Urbantech Hub Guide 2017 - New York
We’re still looking for feedback on SF Bay Area edition too.

See you in NYC for Smart Cities NYC, URBAN-X demo day and TechCrunch Disrupt.

- Shaun, Stonly, Mark and Anthony

Thanks for working with us to make the Urbantech ecosystem better.

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