Spokane, Urbanova Selected for Sustainable Infrastructure Smart Cities Award

“This is tremendous recognition for Spokane and Urbanova as a leader in leveraging partnerships to achieve sustainable infrastructure solutions,” Spokane Mayor David Condon said. 

Urbanova, located in the University District, harnesses data to gain insights, empower people and solve urban challenges in new ways. Outcomes are measured by healthier citizens, safer neighborhoods, smarter infrastructure, a more sustainable environment and a stronger economy.

Among Urbanova’s initial projects are a Smart and Connected Streetlights Pilot Project, Shared Energy Economy Model Pilot and Gallup People-Centered Analysis Research Project. Founding partners are Avista, Itron, McKinstry, University District, Washington State University and the City of Spokane.

“We are intentionally leveraging the advantages of a mid-sized city to identify solutions that are scalable, sustainable and replicable in other communities,” Kim Zentz, Urbanova CEO. “Urbanova innovates through the strength of its unique partnerships.”

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