Urban.Systems connects vibrant communities using technology to facilitate civic engagement, deliver services and share resources. Urban’s business model is that of providing “City as a Service” in these following areas (but not limited to):
- Scalable, Open, Distributed, Secure, Transaction Platform
- Branded Community To Guarantee Interoperability Promise
- “Citizen Oriented Identity” To Facilitate Secure Data Transactions
Urban.Systems’s leadership consists of experienced former executives from Intel, IBM, Daimler Chrysler and a previous White House Fellow to address the growing complexity in our cities and communities. Over the past five years, Urban has increased its local and national footprint through agreements and alliances that span the globe. The CEO, Dr. Wilfred Pinfold helped author the Portland’s response to the US Department of Transportation(USDOT) Smart City Challenge and Co-Chairs transportation activities for the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) Global City Teams Challenge (GCTC). Dr. Pinfold is also on the Portland Mayor’s Innovation and Technology Council and continues to advise on key developments across Smart Cities and Mobility in the United States, along with other members of the Urban team.
Urban.Systems has increased its engagements with large scale land developers, architects and capital investors in a number of urban city development projects requiring demand of “Mobility as a Service” in bidding for public transit and multi-model fleets. Urban recently joined forces with a leading Portland Oregon developer, a strong architectural firm, and master planners on a major 18-acre development along Willamette River in the city of Portland. The bid went out nationally and was awarded to Urban and the team. Urban’s role is to provide the horizontal infrastructure knowledge, including connectivity, data collection and analyses and transportation solutions. This progressive development will provide a blueprint for many cities and the developments in the future.