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“Almost no buildings adapt well. They’re designed not to adapt; also budgeted and financed not to, constructed not to, maintained not to, regulated and taxed not to, even remodeled not to. But all buildings (except monuments) adapt anyway, however poorly, because the usages in and around them are changing constantly”
- How Buildings Learn, Stewart Brand, 1994

#startup_candidates

RealAtom - Get CRE Loans on your terms.
Housing Supply - in which we explore new approaches to home construction.

#goodreading

The Twin Insurgency H/T Anthony Townsend
It will be 25 years before self-driving cars take off in America, says early Uber investor Bill Gurley
13 Industries Disrupted Driverless Cars
Reinventing construction through a productivity revolution
America’s Retailers Are Closing Stores Faster Than Ever
Want to Fight Climate Change? Move to a City
Why has everyone stopped going green? H/T Graham Hill
After Years of Challenges, Foursquare Has Found its Purpose -- and Profits
Taser Is Giving Body Cameras to Any Cops Who Want Them
Jeff Bezos 2016 Letter to Shareholders

#opportunities

Apply to URBAN-X Cohort 3
Lee Kuan Yew Smart City Global Business Plan Competition
2017 Startup In Residence 20 Civic Challenges in the SF Bay Area
The Driverless Future Challenge
Resilient Melbourne Citymart Challenge
PropTech Pre-Accelerator from MetaProp & Columbia University
GOVSTART - Startup growth programme in London

#urban_us

We’re hiring!
Welcome DriverMiles
KIWI wins real estate manager award in Germany
Radiator Labs wins the Smart Home category in Architizer A+ Awards
Bowery Farming Leads the Way with Indoor Agriculture [Video]
• Product roles at Drivermiles, Architizer, Revivn and Mark43
Govtech.com included Urban Us in their list of Top 25 Doers, Dreamers & Drivers

#asks

• Please help us complete our first Urbantech Hub Guide 2017 for the Bay Area
How do journalists use data in their stories? Livestories wants to know.
Have old electronics hardware? Let Revivn give it a new purpose

Whew - lot’s going on!

Thanks,
Shaun, Stonly, Anthony & Mark
Thanks for working with us to make the Urbantech ecosystem better.
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