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THE LAUNCH OF CITY TECH'S CONNECT CHICAGO INNOVATION PROGRAM

April 24, 2018

Today, City Tech is pleased to announce the launch of the Connect Chicago Innovation Program along with funders Microsoft, Comcast, Sprint, the Lenovo Foundation, Gogo, Clarity Partners, and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The Connect Chicago Innovation Program will support collaborative,...

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CHICAGO CITY SOLUTIONS

April 23, 2018

The United Nations Uraía Platform has selected the City of Chicago and City Tech to host Chicago City Solutions. The global conference on July 11th and 12th, will bring Chicago’s city solutions to international visibility and foster discussion between other local...

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CHICAGO HEALTH ATLAS DEBUTS ON THE ISLAND

March 14, 2018

Chicago Health Atlas Joins City Tech In January 2018, the Smart Chicago Collaborative and City Digital teams became one to form City Tech Collaborative. The Chicago Health Atlas joins a long list of exciting pilots and projects at City Tech. City Tech...

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CHI HACK NIGHT & CITY TECH WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH SPEAKER SERIES

March 6, 2018

The month of February was an inspiring showcase of incredible black individuals who activate technology and data to increase digital access and tech opportunities, reform the criminal justice system, found businesses, or build social justice movements. City Tech and Chi...

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INTRODUCING THE CHI HACK NIGHT & CITY TECH BLACK HISTORY MONTH SPEAKER SERIES

February 2, 2018

Last March, hundreds of technologists, civic leaders, and community members heard from talented, diverse women who work in civic-driven technology across Chicago. As a collaboration between Smart Chicago Collaborative and Chi Hack Night, the Women in Tech speaker series was...

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MEET THE TEAM: CITY TECH COLLABORATIVE

December 22, 2017

Last week, City Digital, a UI LABS collaboration in urban infrastructure innovation, formally announced their merger with Smart Chicago Collaborative, a civic tech organization devoted to improving lives in Chicago. For years, both organizations worked to improve the lives of...

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HACKING A SOLUTION FOR BETTER STORMWATER MANAGEMENT

June 15, 2017

Data is now streaming on Chicago's Open Data Portal, while free code on GitHub can help other cities relay data from sensors The world’s smartest cities have been fighting to reduce flooded streets and basements by redesigning streetscapes and parkways. Those...

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CLEAN ENERGY: CONNECTING THE DOTS

January 3, 2017

Over the past decade, clean energy innovation has come a long way, delivering sizable efficiency gains and cost reduction across the energy spectrum. What technologies hold the greatest promise to continue the trend of increasing effectiveness while prices go down?...

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MAYORS OF LONDON & CHICAGO TOUR CITY DIGITAL PROJECTS AT UI LABS

September 16, 2016

We had an incredible opportunity today to showcase the technology being developed through City Digital to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and London Mayor Sadiq Khan at the UI LABS Innovation Center. Representatives from City Digital's partner organizations were onsite to show the...

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