People are drawn to cities because of the wide array of opportunities they offer, from employment to education to culture. The vast majority of Americans, approximately 84%, already live in urban areas and, before COVID-19, that percentage was expected to stretch to 89% by 2050. But with the pressure points [...]
Young people who have asthma will test a phone app to help them manage their condition during wildfire season in a Washington State University College of Nursing-led study that’s getting under way. The study is currently recruiting participants ages 18-26 in the Pacific Northwest, said Julie Postma, principal investigator and [...]
Change in U.S. Cities Critical in National Dialogue on Race Why has change in American cities been so elusive? Justin M. Bibb, Chief Strategy Officer at Urbanova, joins this Gallup podcast to discuss how events in U.S. cities are critical to the national discussion on race. Bibb also shares about [...]
At Itron Utility Week in Houston, Texas, Engerati interviewed numerous leaders in the utility industry including Heather Rosentrater, vice president of energy delivery for Avista. During the interview, Rosentrater highlighted Urbanova's success in modeling smart city solutions. See the interview here.
In a Company Spotlight on Itron in Smart Cities World, Urbanova was highlighted as an example of smart cities in action. The article features a detailed case study of the success of Urbanova as a living lab. Recognizing the smart and connected streetlight project, the case study identified Urbanova’s current [...]
Recently, Urbanova was mentioned in Greater Spokane Incorporated’s (GSI) Advantage Spokane Magazine. As Spokane’s premier business magazine, the publication highlights innovators, community advocates and industry leaders in Spokane. The magazine featured Heather Rosentrater, vice president of energy delivery at Avista and treasurer for Urbanova, in a “Spokane Voices” profile. In [...]
As smart infrastructure and smart cities progress it’s not just about deploying new technologies but forming new partnerships and collaborations as well. In a world that blurs the lines between traditional utility-owned, community-owned and customer-owned assets, who owns what? And how do we create the right partnerships to fuel the [...]
In an exclusive interview at energati.com, Russ Vanos, vice president of sales and marketing for global software, services and smart cities at Itron (one of Urbanova’s founding partners), says that energy and water are foundational to smart city development. Read full article >