Fort Worth,Texas Oct.21, 2017 Food truck at the trendy area of South side also called the Magnolia area in Forth Worth,Texas.

Fort Worth Plans Big Moves to Rebrand Near Southside

Fort Worth business owners plan to promote the Near Southside area as a hub for artists and entrepreneurs.

October 16, 2020 - Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Smart City Apps and Intelligent Lighting Controls from Current by GE

New Opportunities for Big Data in Pandemic-Era Urban Planning

Big data startups and corporations are collecting information that can help planners make informed decisions about how to facilitate social distancing. Will planners center data-driven decisions in other planning processes?

July 6, 2020 - Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

Home Sold Sign

How One Startup Approaches Rent-To-Own

Founded two years ago, Divvy buys homes for cash and then leases them to tenants who apply part of their rent toward a down payment.

November 25, 2019 - Tampa Bay Times

Lakeland, Florida

Co-Working Spaces Fill Opportunity Zone Developments

Developers are working to attract tenants to co-working spaces, in a relationship that they say benefits companies as well as surrounding communities.

August 21, 2019 - The New York Times

Geodesic Dome

Zappos Partnering on a Geodesic Dome Village in Las Vegas

Zappos, a shoe company, is working with Geoship, a geodesic dome company, to build a village of the domes in Las Vegas.

August 14, 2019 - FastCompany

Commuter Train

Study: Good Access to Transit Attracts Startups

Startups are increasingly abandoning the suburban office park to try their luck in denser urban cores. According to this study, good transit is one factor behind that trend. But it's not the only one.

August 8, 2019 - CityLab

Accessory Dwelling Unit

This Company Will Build a Home in Your Backyard

Rent the Backyard plans to help homeowners build and rent a coach houses in their backyards and split the rent with them.

August 6, 2019 - TechCrunch

Washington, D.C. Street

Next on the List for Data Startups: Managing Curb Space

The humble curb is getting crowded: not only with new modes of transportation, but also with a slew of new data tools aiming to keep track of it all.

April 13, 2019 - CityLab


Cities Positioning for an Expanding Venture Capital Market

Cities outside of the big coastal tech hubs have characteristics well suited for the high-tech sector.

November 15, 2018 - TechCrunch

Pokémon Go

The Gig Economy for Mapping

A new startup wants to use blockchain and the Uber model to create free, open-source maps.

September 26, 2018 - CityLab

$29 Million in Series C Funding for an Urban Agricultural Company

Looking for signs of the growth of urban agricultural as a viable industry?

June 22, 2018 - Fortune

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Start Up Will Buy Your House and Let You Live There for the Rest of Your Life

A new service targeted at seniors buys homes, but lets the previous owner stay.

June 3, 2018 - Slate

Female Cab Driber

Women-Only Ride-Hailing: A Safety Solution?

In Mexico, one popular app illustrates the feasibility and efficacy of women-only transportation models.

January 2, 2018 - CityLab

Bridj Van

Bridj Comes to a Halt

Bridj's bet that it could, well, bridge ride-hailing and public transit didn't pay off. Lacking new investment, the company is shutting down.

May 5, 2017 - CityLab

Oakland skyline and San Francisco Bay

Oakland Startup Trades Homes 'Like Stock'

Roofstock is an online marketplace where investors can buy, sell, and trade homes that tenants are living in.

December 15, 2016 - BizJournals

Car Production Line

In Brooklyn's Navy Yard, a New Manufacturing Incubator

New Lab repurposes a gritty shipbuilding warehouse, giving manufacturing startups the support that software firms get from your typical incubator.

September 27, 2016 - Curbed


The Days of 'Uber-for-X' May Be Over

On-demand laundry service Washio is only the most recent "Uber-for-X" startup to shut down.

September 22, 2016 - Quartz

After Brexit, London's Fintech Future Foggy at Best

Over half of Europe’s financial technology "unicorns" are in the London area. The decision to quit the EU is already threatening the ecosystem that allows London to trade within the EU, as well as its status as hub for fintech jobs and technology

July 1, 2016 - Cities of the Future


The eBay for Apartments Is Here

A San Francisco startup will allow landlords to auction long-term rental leases to competing bidders online.

May 17, 2016 - SF Gate

The United States of Startup Accelerators

The Brookings Institution mapped the proliferation of startup accelerators—an increasingly popular tool for economic growth.

February 24, 2016 - Brookings

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