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1911 New York City didn’t have traffic congestion. There were electric trollies, a few cars and lots of horses. At this time, Ford had produced a little more than 10,000 cars. Soon, Ford would be producing 10,000 cars per day.

The built environment looked more familiar. There were no skyscrapers, but there were familiar smoke plumes from heating systems. It’s not just the landmarks like the Brooklyn Bridge and the Flatiron building that were early landmarks. Sidewalks already separated pedestrians from vehicles.

Watch scenes from NYC in 1911.


#startup_intros


HAAS Alert
makes roads safer by broadcasting incident locations to drivers, cars & devices.   

RoadBotics monitors roads to optimize maintenance and extend their useful life.


#goodreading_cities


Alphabet Inks Deal for Avis to Manage Self-Driving Car Fleet

What Self Driving Cars See H/T Miriam Roure

Why don’t green buildings live up to the hype on energy efficiency?

Open Source list of Public Agencies Procurement Thresholds H/T Alan Mond

Google Bets on Modular Homes to Fill Housing Demand H/T Scott Blew

The Brainiest Professor in Real Estate on Proptech H/T Dror Poleg & David Friedlander

How Branded Office is Replacing Direct Leasing [Video] H/T Ronen Olshansky

Michelin Movin’ On Event Notes H/T Arnaud Sahuguet

The Real Threat of Artificial Intelligence

Future of Planning – Developers in the Age of Big Data and AI [Video] H/T Reyhaneh Vahidian


#goodreading_startups


Getting Funded: How Long Does It Actually Take?

Doing The Heavy Lifting

City-based Visualization of VC Funding Flows

Private Companies – Not as Private as They Think

How Much To Compensate SaaS Sales Teams For New Sales, Renewals And Expansions

Dear bad boys in tech: The gig is up H/T Joanne Wilson

How should startups work with city governments?

All Models Are Wrong


#opportunities


Enhancing Detroit’s Transit Center Challenge

Autonomy Paris

Michael R. Bloomberg Announces $200 million American Cities Initiative


#urban_us


Bowery Farming raises $20m for it’s post organic warehouse farm

BIG, J. Mayer H., WORKac and More Invest in Architizer's Source Marketplace

The Best Smart Sprinkler Controller

The Big Business of Police Tech

42 Jobs from 9 Portfolio Companies

Join us with URBAN-X in Barcelona, Paris, London, Berlin, Moscow and Munich


Finally, and most importantly, please join us in welcoming Liz Sisson, the newest member of the Urban Us team.  Liz will be based in New York, at the URBAN-X facility, where she will provide her leadership, intellect and network to our new partnership with BMW/MINI.  

Liz was recently a Managing Director of the network at the Roosevelt Institute where she primarily led local and statewide economic and social policy initiatives and programs. She has also consulted on government programs related to alternative transportation, with a focus on reducing congestion and greenhouse gas emissions.

- Best
Mark, Liz, Anthony, Stonly & Shaun

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