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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.

Smarter Sorting - turn chemical waste into salable products.
Voyhoy - multimodal travel for Latin America.

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

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

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

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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