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The Building and Construction Authority will use the rotating lab to test a variety of innovations for the interior and facades of tropical structures.

July 29, 2016

Mayor Lovely Warren will use funding from Bloomberg Philanthropies to develop innovative strategies that can be applied citywide to reduce poverty, the Democrat & Chronicle reports. 

December 30, 2014

Chicago is applying innovative approaches, such as micro-lending and the appointment of a Chief Small Business Officer, to promote its small business community, Mayor Rahm Emanuel writes on CNN’s website.

December 17, 2014

The new fund will support creative ideas developed by city workers and departments that could save money or make it more efficient, Government Technology reports. 

November 7, 2014
A new outdoor lab near Copenhagen gives lighting vendors a place to showcase their latest designs and cities a place to view them in a real urban setting.
Annemarie Zinck September 11, 2014
Laboratorio para la Ciudad is the latest city innovation lab to hit the global urban scene. It’s created a place to invent and test new ideas but some say it’s not focused enough on the needs of the urban poor.
Ana Arana August 1, 2014
The cities hope being less proscriptive about what they want to buy will let entrepreneurs bring more innovative ideas to everyday urban problems.
Christopher Swope July 17, 2014

Colleges and universities play a critical role as urban labs for American cities, the consumer group U. S. PIRG says in a new study.

February 12, 2014

The Laboratory for the City aims to create new avenues of civic interaction with the municipal government and invent new ways to design public spaces, according to Forbes.

November 26, 2013

Crowdsourced ideas from Mumbai, Berlin, New York

October 13, 2013
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