USDN Innovation Products on Technology

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Innovation Lab - Concept Developing and Prototyping: Learning resources to understand the topic.

Innovation Lab - Refinement: Tools and guides to inform developing programs.

Adoption Accelerator - Standards Emerging and Scaling: Implementation examples to show how it is being done.


Innovation Lab - Concept Developing and Prototyping:

Learning resources to understand the topic.

Smart Cities for Sustainability - A Sector by Sector Review: Building on the creation of the Getting Smart About Smart Cities Resource Guide and the Collective Voice of Cities (USDN Innovation Fund, 2014), this toolkit and framework is intended specifically for use by sustainability directors to delve more deeply into specific smart city approaches, technologies, and uses of data to advance their local sustainability goals. (USDN Innovation Fund, 2016).
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Municipal Workplace and Neighborhood Challenge: A sophisticated online template to allow USDN members to efficiently launch turnkey neighborhood and workplace sustainability challenges, including web-based applications with customizable homepages and bank-end functionalities for each participating community, as well as an implementation manual with strategies for other municipalities. (USDN Innovation Fund, 2016). 
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A Civic Technology Scan: A scan evaluating civic technologies relevant to sustainability efforts. (USDN Innovation Fund, 2015). 
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Smart Cities Strategies: A sector scan and summit that developed recommendations for ways cities can engage in the smart city marketplace. (USDN Innovation Fund, 2015). 
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Social Networking Tools Guidebook and Case Studies: A guide to using web-based social networking tools for interactive community engagement. (USDN Innovation Fund, 2012). 
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Innovation Lab - Refinement: Tools and guides to inform developing programs.

A Smart City Technology Vendor Engagement Framework (Focused on the Buildings & Energy Sector): This Vendor Engagement Framework helps communities take the next step toward implementing technology solutions by describing best practices for engaging smart technology vendors. DNV GL Sustainable Buildings and Communities team conducted Buildings and Energy technology research and city/vendor interviews to create in-depth case studies, and ultimately to develop this framework. (USDN Innovation Fund, 2016).
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Green Rental Housing App (became Rent Rocket): Feasibility analysis of an online tool to promote sustainable rental housing. (USDN Innovation Fund, 2014). 
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Adoption Accelerator - Standards Emerging and Scaling: Implementation examples to show how it is being done.

GIS Tool to Integrate Environmental, Social, and Health Data in New Orleans LA: A project to create a GIS tool that collects environmental, social, and health outcome data to better inform the City and developers on how, where, and when to incorporate "green". (Partners for Places, 2015).
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