Nicole DuPuis, Principal Associate for Urban Innovation, and Elias Stahl, Research Assistant at the City Solutions and Applied Research Center at the National League of Cities have joined the ITS Blog on ITSdigest.
Stahl's research portfolio includes urban innovation, technology, and infrastructure, focusing on the challenges and opportunities that emerging economic, technological, and regulatory trends represent for cities. He has worked on past reports such as Cities and Drones, The Future of Work in Cities, and the AV Municipal Policy Guide.
DuPuis' areas of expertise include infrastructure, transportation, technology, telecommunications and urban innovation. Throughout her career in urban policy she has published several articles and contributed to numerous research reports on these topics. She is also a regular contributor to NLC’s blog, CitiesSpeak, on a variety of infrastructure and urban innovation topics.
The National League of Cities (NLC) is the nation’s leading advocacy organization devoted to strengthening and promoting cities as centers of opportunity, leadership and governance. Through its membership and partnerships with state municipal leagues, NLC serves as a resource and advocate for more than 19,000 cities and towns and more than 218 million Americans. NLC’s Center for City Solutions and Applied Research provides research and analysis on key topics and trends important to cities, creative solutions to improve the quality of life in communities, inspiration and ideas for local officials to use in tackling tough issues, and opportunities for city leaders to connect with peers, share experiences and learn about innovative approaches in cities.