ND Energy | September 16, 2015
Announced at White House Smart Cities Forum on Monday (Sept. 14), the University of Notre Dame is joining in a partnership with the City of South Bend to bring together University researchers with city officials to address critical community needs. The Notre Dame and South Bend partnership is one of more than 20 such alliances around the country.
The agreement, called the MetroLab Network, is a national consortium of university-city partnerships committed to developing ways to improve infrastructure, city services and other public sector priorities using technology and analytically based solutions. MetroLab Network is a part of the Smart Cities Initiative, the White House administration’s focus to create smarter cities through science, technology and civic participation. The announcement was part of a gathering of university and city leaders from around the country held Monday in Washington, D.C.
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